Thursday, September 1, 2011

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday (7)

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So visit Crazy-for-Books to grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list there!

This week's question:

"What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation?"

Definitely the cooler weather! Living in Houston, I am desperate for the temperatures to finally leave the 100s! I'm also eager for pumpkin spice lattes to return to Starbucks.

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read. Visit either of their blogs for complete rules of the following fun!

This week's question:

"If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?"

I have to say that I would change the ending of the Harry Potter series. I loved the seventh book, but I felt that the epilogue was a let-down after everything that had happened. I think the book would have been stronger without it.

What are your answers? Please leave a comment or a link to your blog!


  1. Pumpkin spice latte does sound good!

  2. I also said Harry Potter! I felt like it was too sugary sweet and so very forced. I don't know what would have made a better ending, just something else.

  3. Hopping through. I liked the epilogue in HP but I wish instead that there'd been an epilogue book, not just a chapter.
    My Hop

  4. A lot of people want to change the ending to HP! Oh, well we'll gripe together lol.

    My Follow Friday

  5. Haha, I am in Australia and I am actually looking forward to the weather warming up and getting out the 20's (the 70'sF for you maybe??)

    A pumpkin spice latte sounds very interesting too!

  6. The end of the Harry Potter series was a bit anti-climactic. I could have done with a few more chapters, or books. LOL

    I'm a new follower.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  7. Hello Houston, meet Alabama. I can relate. FABR

  8. I'm looking forward to rains and thunderstorms. And I was disappointed when one of the twins died in Harry Potter:( I would definitely save him if I got the chance to change the ending.
    New blog and twitter follower:)

  9. I agree with the weather I'm tired of the 100 plus degree weather.

    I also agree with the hp series. I could have either done without the ending or a little more then just what she gave us.

  10. Hi & Happy Friday!

    My FF & 500 follower giveaway,

    Have a nice weekend :)

  11. Cooler weather seems relatively popular...I suppose if you live in hot countries. England doesnt get that hot, so if the weather cooled down a lot, I think we'd be freezing....
    Following now!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  12. I didn't mind the ending so much as I felt it actually lead to another series that she hasn't written. Imagine Harry and the gang out and fighting wizard crime... could be good.

    I'm a new follower (Happy FF!)

    Tania @ Wandering Hues

  13. Can totally understand about the weather! It's been flippin hot in St. Louis as well. And with our heat comes humidity. It's been bad. Sooo want cool weather!

    I can understand why J.K. had the epilogue, but I did feel it was a little cheesy.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  14. I completely agree with you about Harry Potter. I was hoping for so much more too.

    Im an Old Follower stopping by to say hi :)

    My FF- Book Briefs


  15. 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!

    Emma Michaels

  16. From a fellow Texan (San Antonio area), I agree on the cooler weather and ... on the pumpkin spice lattes too!

  17. 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.


    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 to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  18. I <3 Starbucks pumpkin spice latte! Such a perfect Fall drink...and I'm totally with you about the Harry Potter ending. :D

  19. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity –

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  20. Just hopping through and found your blog. I love it! Really like your design! Look forward to read more from you and has added to you my list :-)

    And I do so agree with you when it comes to the Harry Potter conclusion!

    Just came home to Norway from Houston 2 weeks ago. You sure have a hot and humid climate. Here up north it's just ... er ... humid ;-)

    See you around!


  21. That's a good idea. I liked how she showed the future, though she could have strung that out into another book.

  22. OH my goodness! I'm from Utah but did an internship in Austin and wow that TX weather can get HOT! LOL but yes, it is always the fall time that I crave those big-as-your-face cinnamon rolls, everything pumpkin! love the blog and Happy Friday! am now a follower:)

    The Book Bluff

  23. Hoppin' by to say hi! I've seen pumpkin spice lattes mentioned during the Hop - I'll have to go find one once we get to October. :)

  24. Oh, I could have a pumpkin spice latte right now! Hi, hopping thru your blog. My sister lives in Houston and is having enough of the heat as well. She can't wait for cooler weather.

    Have a great week.


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