Friday, April 15, 2011

Follow Friday -Book Buddies! & Book Blogger Hop -Meet Enzo

It's finally Friday! That means it's time for Parajunkee's Follow Friday. This week's question is:

Q. Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

I am a member of a few book clubs in my area. (See here for my Book Clubbers Anonymous post!) So far, none of them have been the stereotypical book clubs you see on TV that people make fun of. The people are great and we have a lot of fun discussing the books, among other things. 

But there's nothing like discussing a book with a girlfriend whom you relate to in many other ways. Lucky for you, she has an adorable blog called That is all, so you can go check her out! Ashley was the one that got me reading The Hunger Games. Every time I'd reach a certain climactic part in the book(s), I Couldn't wait to tell her about it, as she was ahead of me in the series. We've recommended books to each other, and a lot of the books on my to-read list came from her. I've also convinced her to go to some book club meetings with me where we'll be discussing The Hunger Games and Finny, where the author, Justin Kramon, will be joining us.

I also got my husband, B, to read The Hunger Games. He's a mathematician, so fiction isn't really his cup of tea. Of course, he LOVED it! I had so much fun discussing the series with him. 

Up until very recently, I haven't had anyone to discuss books with because none of my friends read the same books I did. Boy was I missing out! 

Who do you discuss books with?


Book Blogger Hop
Another great thing about Friday is the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Crazy for Books.
This week's topic is:
"Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."

I'm currently reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It is told by Enzo, a sweet, loyal, and loving dog. Yes, dog. I'm loving this book so far. Enzo is one of the most relatable non-human narrators there is. Enzo is loyal to his master and friend, Denny, as well as to Denny's wife and daughter. He goes through their hardships and joys just like a member of the family. Enzo believes he is different from other dogs, having a man's soul and hoping that he will be a man in his next life. To be honest, Enzo is a better person than a lot of human beings out there. I definitely recommend this book to everyone, especially all you animal lovers out there.

Hope you add this to your to-read list! To those of you who have already read The Art of Racing in the Rain, what did you think? No spoilers please! :)

Love and (a book) light,



  1. Hello! :)

    I have a few people that I talk about books with in real life but the blogging community is great because there is just so much variety, I have found so many new books to read!

    I have still to read the hunger games even thou I keep on hearing how great they are.

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy reading
    Jules x

  2. I have never done a book club. Maybe I shuld think about it.
    Here is my answer

  3. I am hopping through and am your newest follower. I might have to get that book - I love dogs!

  4. That is awesome that you have real life book clubs. You girls sound like me and my mom. She'll say "call me when you get to this part!" :)

  5. I'm not a dog person, but I do want to read The Art of Racing in the Rain. It sounds great! I don't think I've ever read a bad review of it. Have a good weekend!

  6. Love your blog and glad to have found it! I'm a new follower now. It so fun to find someone IRL to talk books over with. Belle

  7. Awww...I have friend with a book blog too...We're both incredibly in love with books <3

    New follower here ;)

  8. A friend of mine told me about this book, and he loved it! I have it as a sample on my Kindle but haven't read it yet. Love your review! Hopping on by with the HOP.

    I'm a brand new follower!

  9. It's great when you can recommend a book to someone and they end up loving it! I loved the Hunger Games too. I'm a new follower from the hop. Happy Friday!


  10. Glad you now have some people to discuss books with. The Hunger Games was fantastic!

    New follower!

    Have a great weekend.

  11. eep! Thank you so much for the shout out! I love discussing books with you too. :)

    I'm planning on starting Matched this weekend (I think I told you about it - another Utopian society type book. Clearly I'm seeing a trend in my reading choices lately).

    When we get together next, I need you to help me put together my Summer 2011 Summer Reading List. Last summer I read the HP series.

  12. Hi, I'm Marc (aka BookMarc Blogpants), and I'm just stopping by from the Friday Follow. Enjoyed your site and am now a follower. Feel free to check out my blog at

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower. :]

    Can't say I've read a book narrated by a dog, but it sounds interesting.

  14. Hopping through. New follower!
    I agree that having a girlfriend to talk books with is really the best. I wish I had a good one.
    My Hop
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynne Pike at my blog!

  15. Many apologies for the typo on my blog when I linked to your blog...I have corrected the name - I started following another around the same time with a similar name, no excuses though :)

    Happy reading!

  16. I don't really have anyone to discuss books with at this point in time. That's why I love the blogger community.

  17. Just stopping by via the hop! I am your newest follower :) Nice to meet you!

    And the plot thickens...


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