Friday, September 02, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #27, Follow Friday #2

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. It is a great way of discovering new blogs and meeting fellow book bloggers, talking about books and authors, and sharing our love for literature.

 Book Blogger Hop

This week’s question is: “What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”
MY ANSWER:

Definitely cooler temperatures. I am not a summer person and this August was extremely hot, so I am really looking forward to lower temperatures. And autumn colours.


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Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.


 

Today’s question is: If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? And, why?

MY ANSWER:

The first one that comes to my mind is Caroline trilogy by Sandra Paretti. I cannot remember any book ending in a bigger disappointment as this one. The series is historical fiction mixing a love story and adventure. If you have not read it, skip the spoilers (and do read it if you come across it, it is a wonderful read, despite the ending).

SPOILERS:

The ending is devastating and tragic - just as everything seems to end up well, all it takes is a minute of carelessness and a lot of bad luck, let me jut say, I cried. A lot.

If I could change it, I would like the main heroine to go get her horse before the storm and not be hit by  lightning, and she would live happily ever after with her baby, and her husband, because they would deserve it after all the suffering they had been through.


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16 comments:

  1. Oh man. You didn't like the way some of the authors ended their series. New follower. Like the title of your blog. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

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  2. I like hot better than cold, but even I have to agree that this summer has been too hot. I've got a little time off coming this Fall and I hope the weather is cooler!

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  3. I haven't read Caroline so I skipped the spoilers. :) I hope you have a wonderful autumn.

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  4. I haven't read Caroline but, I'm definitely read for cool weather!

    My Follow Friday

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  5. This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.

    I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.

    Why?

    For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn. But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at http://www.howardsherman.net to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  6. I haven't read the Caroline trilogy, now I won't. My books need happy endings!

    I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hopping through. I'm excited for cooler temps too. I like heat, but this summer has been so hot.
    My Hop

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  8. I am an old follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."


    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

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    Emma Michaels
    http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com/
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  9. Lower temps sound good to me, too. I hate the humidity.

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  10. I'm also not a summer person, so I've been enduring August just to get to September and move towards October. :)

    Happy Hopping!!

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  11. The ending to that series sounds so awful! That is such a disappointment /: Thanks for stopping by, I love your background! :D It is soo pretty.
    Happy Reading!
    Magic is in Words

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  12. Thanks, everyone! By the way, I absolutely loved the trilogy, it's just that I wanted so badly to end happily and I totally cried my heart out when it didn't.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by! Old follower here.

    I haven't heard of that series, but I have a tough time with depressing endings. I don't think I'll put that one on my to-read list.

    Have a great weekend!
    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  14. Thank you for visiting and following my blog! I'm now following you back. :)

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