Follow Friday, Book Blogger Hop, and Book Blogger Tag Along (3/18/11)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and united bloggers with magical linky widgets and questions like:
How did you come up with your blog name?
Answer: Well, as many of you know, this blog is the original creation of Gina, but I joined the party a few months after she started it. Though I can partake in sharing how The Bucket List got its name: our  bucket lists are not for life changing events, but for life changing books. I would prefer to spend my last moments surrounded by the books that helped me survive than fulfilling a dream that could possibly let you down. The books have never disappointed, so why deny them what they've rightfully earned?

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. Her weekly questions is:
Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?
Answer: Somehow, though I can hardly remember where I put my sunglasses and headphones, I can keep up to eighteen books straight in my mind [the day I discovered that little trivia fact was quite life-changing actually!] so I'm a multi-book kind of girl. Currently, I am reading Queen of Dragons by Shana Abe (book), Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble (e-book), Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Audio CD), The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (book), and Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (book). So far, they're all staying separate stories!

The 18 & Over Book Blogger Tag Along is hosted by Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance.Her inquiry this week is:
What was your favorite book you read last month?
Answer: The best book I read last month? There are so many great ones to choose from! However, if I had to choose, I would say that my favorite book I've read this month would have to be an older favorite, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Set in the time of the Holocaust, the narrator, Death, takes the reader on an adventure of sorts following the life of Liesel, a foster girl living in Munich, Germany. Desperate for knowledge, Liesel turns to stealing books from the more fortunate people of the town and fueling her desire to read. Though neither Liesel nor her foster parents are Jewish, Max, a Jewish friend of her foster father, is hiding in her basement. To the soundtrack of falling bombs, Liesel learns how to read, but also how to share a love of life, and how to stand up for what is right. [Also, she learns how to run really fast, because she's not too good at stealing books in the beginning, and runs for her life a few times.] It is really a great read, and the narrations by Death give the reader a completely new take on the event.

Hope you have a great weekend!

* Also, Gina and I are going to do a book discussion read along, but we want you to pick the book! In the upper left corner of our blog there is a poll. Please vote for your favorite choice! Thanks! *

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  1. Hopping through. I love the story behind The Bucket List.
    My Hop

  2. Hi,

    18 books!? Impressive!

    Your blog design is gorgeous - love it :) I'm most definitely a new follower & am looking so forward to reading through your posts.

    Take care & happy reading,
    Ms C

  3. Holy cow, you're a book multireading goddess! I can't even begin to imagine how you discovered that ability.

  4. Hope you have a great weekend! I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by and following. :)

    Lacey in the Sky with Books

  5. I can't manage more than one at a time without getting the stories and characters jumbled.

  6. Just hopping by to say hi! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  7. My blog name is a combination of the beginning of my email and what my blog contains.

    One-book-at-a-time lady here....

    ....I don't know how folks do it....I am amazed at how many people read more than one book at at time. :)

    Stop by my blog for a giveaway of LINEN QUEEN courtesy of Sarah from Hachette Books and to see my answer to this week's Blog Hop question.