Friday, July 9, 2010

Book Blogger HOP and Follow Me Friday (and why we love JK Rowling)

it's Friday again...

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Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books, and if you'd like to add your own HOP post to the Mr. Linky @ Crazy for Books, click HERE!

Just like last week, Crazy for Books has put another question up for us bloggers to answer. This weeks question is:

Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!

Both Rica and I are overly obsessed with J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and one of the only people that I would do almost anything to merely say hello to. She created the most beautifully crafted realm of magic, source of comfort, outlet of entertainment ...all from her own head. Ever since first grade, the HP books have been an exciting refuge from my boring real life. Ms. Rowling wrote about a wonderful, elaborate wizarding world. I almost cried after my eleventh birthday passed, when I received no letter from Hogwarts, and even though I knew that fantasy was impossible, the empty letterbox was a cruel confirmation: Never would I experience the magic that Harry and his friends experienced. Now, however, I realize that statement is not at all true. I've experienced the magic alright, during the hours I've spent rereading the books, right along side Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and during the many fantasies about Hogwarts that continue to plague me at night. J.K. Rowling is beyond a fantastic author; she is a dream maker, for constructing a place children and adults alike can dream about, for creating an imaginary place so real to the point where it's not imaginary anymore. 

Follow Me Friday

Now, on to Follow Me Friday hosted at Parajunkee's! 
This is our first time doing this...this meme is newly discovered to us!

Have a happy Friday and a swell Saturday and a super Sunday!


  1. Hello! It was my first time doing the Blog Hop today as well...and only my second day posting. I'm a new blogger, and I just wanted to check out your site (love the owl design, your site is great).



  2. Hi,cute blog! I enjoy JK Rowling as well and love the world of Harry Potter that she created.

    Have a great weekend, Bonnie

  3. Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

    I'm a follower.

    I'll be hanging around awhile. I LOVE HP!

    VampAngel's Reviews: To Read or Not To Read It? That is The Question

  4. Just hopping thru! I love, love, love J.K. Rowling as well. Harry Potter is definitely a classic.

    I'm already a follower. :)

    Musings of a Reader Happy

  5. Hopping on by but your YA contest thing is closed :(

    i love the owls they are cute:)

    Personal Book Blog
    Group Book Blog

  6. Hey I'm an older follower and just stopping by to say hello.

  7. Hi! I found your blog through the Hop and I'm a new follower so I'll be back soon.
    Have a great weekend,
    Carly x

  8. Hoppin' in from the book blog! I absolutely love your site, the owls are so adorable cute. I mean really, it's fabulous! I'll be following so I can stare at them and of course to see what you post next!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  9. Hey! Found you through the hop! I absolutely love what you said about JK Rowling- so true!
    If you have time, stop by my blog too.

  10. I am already a follower. I stopped by from the hop to say hi. Have a great weekend.

  11. I'm a new follower from FF! Feel free to visit me sometime.

    I'm starting a new meme on my blog, When I'm Not Reading

    Hope you can participate sometime!
    The Unread Reader