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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Follow Me Friday (13) AND Library Crush Week!!

So this week I am honored to be a guest blogger at the lovely Trish's blog Just A YA Girl!! I am super-excited to be over there during Library Crush Week, talking about what it was like to be a library school student and what I love about my local libraries. Be sure to click on the image above to stop on over and check out my post, along with Trish's beautiful bookish blog!

Follow Me Friday is a fun book meme hosted by the fabulous Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View AND Allison over at Allison Can Read. Have a book blog? You can play with us too! Just visit Parajunkee's site by clicking on LC's Follow Friday icon-- be sure you are a follower of her blog and the blog she is featuring for the week, put your name in the Linky, create your own FF post on your blog, and then start commenting and following whomever you wish!
This week's Follow Friday question:
If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play?

Hmmm... it's one of those "thinking questions" this week... OK, so I HAD to come up with another answer to this one because apparently EVERYONE is choosing Lizzie Bennett from P&P and I didn't want to be the like 300th person with the same answer-- so SECOND answer is this: I would write myself as some super-hott and classy Victorian Cyber Steampunk Chick-- out to save the world through science, technology and sophisticated English manners! I'd have a wardrobe full of tight leather corsets, flouncy skirts, top hats and-- of course-- goggles for when I'm driving and flying around in my steam contraptions!! HA!! There-- no one is copying that answer lol ;)

<------- Aaaaaand... here is me (not really, but I DO have red hair!) in full-on Steampunk get-up! Woohoo, check out those googles, hott right?!? Yeah, you know you're jealous ;)


The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme for all of us awesome book bloggers, where we get to chat about all things "Bookish" over the weekend! It's hosted by the lovely Jennifer over at Crazy for Books. Feel free to click on LC's Book Blogger Hop icon to join in this week's Hop!     ------->

~This Weeks Question~

What is the LONGEST book you have ever read?

When I was in high school, I was A LOT more ambitious when it came to reading-- I think the longest book I've ever read is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (how's THAT for a name??) Apparently, in order to become a famous Russian author, you need to write books nearly as long as the Bible, because that's exactly what this one was-- not quite as long as War And Peace, but the paperback copy comes in at a whooping 1072 pages!! And it was pretty heavy reading too, as I recall. Now I stick more to my YA fiction which reads a lot faster!



Are you looking for a great networking opportunity? 
Want to get your name out in the blogosphere? 
Interested in participating in a Book Blogger Event?!

Well then look no further!! The lovely Tiffany from For Those About to Read... and Lea from LC's Adventures in Libraryland will be hosting an AWESOME Giveaway Hop in celebration of Anna Godbersen's latest book release: Beautiful Days!! Come join in the fun by hosting your own giveaway-- sign-ups start TOMORROW so stay tuned! We're looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces there! :)



  1. awww. Thanks for the great comment! Your blog is so beautiful too. Thanks for spreading the library love!

    ♥ Trish

  2. I think the English moors always sound like such an enchanting place! What a great locale to be a character.

    -Jenna @ the book element

    P.S. I'm hosting my very FIRST giveaway if you'd like to stop by :)

  3. Wow, i am amazed at how many people want to be in Pride and Prejudice! lol I think it would be torture for me, I don't like to get dressed up or wear fancy clothes, or be all formal. It would be neat to live in England though, those beautiful settings, and handsome men. Although pretty sure there are handsome men in every era. Least one would hope so! :)

    Lovely blog!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  4. I would love to be Elizabeth just to have Mr. Darcy BUT Im not much into the XIX century, no plumbing or much hygene. I WOULD DIE!

    my follow friday

    :) old follower hopping by

  5. Hopping through. I'd love to be Elizabeth - nice to be wealthy in that Era and with Mr. Darcy.
    My Hop

  6. I've noticed a lot of people have people P & P and a few others.

    Have a good weekend.

  7. Dude...a TON of people wanna be Elizabeth...Me, I'd want to be her quirky cousin Wilhelmina who hunts down wickham and gets even :P lol

  8. OK everyone-- I CHANGED my FF answer for this week haha, because I didn't want to be the 300th person to have Elizabeth Bennett or some other 18th century romance chick as my character... even though they are still awesome :)

  9. Hi & Happy Friday!

    A great answer :)

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  10. Happy Friday!
    I love your blog. And a creative answer,as well.
    Hot steampunk chick, not bad at all.

    I’m a new follower
    My Hop

  11. Great answer! Loving the picture too, ha :p

    I do love P&P but I didn't even think about using a classic for my answer this week, although it seems a lot of people did lol.

    My FF:

    Hope you have very lovely weekend! :)


  12. Good answer! Steampunk gals rock. I swear they have the best wardrobes and some very intense adventures.

    I am just loving your blog! New here returning the follow love.

  13. LOVE steampunk! Have you read the Leviathan books?
    Thanks for following me, I'm now a new follower =D

  14. Great answer! I'd love to be in a steampunk outfit and explore that world too!

    Thanks for stopping by mine :) Have a great weekend

  15. This blog is so CUTE! I love how it looks!

    If you were looking for the GFC box to follow me, wordpress doen'st support that! BUT you can follow using networked blogs (facebook)!

    I'm now following you on twitter =D

  16. I totally forgot about steampunk! Grr. Yep, with the rocking fashion and the cool contraptions, you'd have it made. :-)

  17. Hey there! Old follower. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am loving your blog layout more and more!
    Happy Reading.

  18. Thanks for stopping by! I'm an old follower as well. :) Love your answer! I would love to be a steampunk chick.

    Have a good Friday!

  19. Hey Lea:)I love that you changed your answer, I choose Elizabeth's friend but the blogger that said kick ass cousing, lol, made me laugh out loud. I love it.

    Old Follower (well not too old)

    And YES to anything steampunk, just imagine the killer clothing and gadgets OH MY!

    I am interested in your Bright Young, Luxe giveaway hop. Can the giveaway be anything book related?

    Check out my FF (not as fun as your answer, haha) HERE

  20. Once again, another genre I need to start reading. I love your answer.

    I'm now following you, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    P.S. L.J. Smith is a she. :)

  21. Oh my...1,072 must have been quite good....I love the blog hop to find new titles. :)

    Stop by my blog to see my comment.

    Stop by my blog on August 27 and 28...two giveaways will be going on.

    See this link for details:


  22. Great post! I love that steampunk photo! So pretty. Steampunk has felt like it's on the verge of becoming the "next big thing" for ages now, but I'm secretly glad that it still feels kind of underground.

  23. Wow, so first of all, your blog is insanely gorgeous! I'm drooling over all your beautiful graphics.
    I knew that a gazillion people would pick Harry Potter, so it wasn't very original, but I just couldn't help myself. I LOVE your answer though, definitely original, and makes me want to bump all the steampunk books on my list up to the top. New follower - have a great weekend! :-)

  24. Hey LC, thanks for stopping by my blog!! Great answer, I really need to start reading more steampunk!!! New follower!

  25. Oh my gosh, that would be so awesome! I'm a huge fan of steampunk too -- and even though people talk about corsets like they're the end of the world, I can't help but think that they look gorgeous. Also, I love wearing dresses so that would be a plus! We could roam Victorian London together, Lea! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm an old follower who just adores your blog!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  26. I love the steampunk look! lol Steampunks chicks are awesome.

    I'm curious, since you have red hair, are the girls in the Follow Me Friday button and other buttons you use on your site you? They are all so pretty.

  27. That Steampunk look is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog. ^_^ Happy FF!

  28. Wow. Thats certainly a wordy answer. Everytime I come to your blog. You always have wonderful new things, like buttons. Am amazed by your creativity. Thanks for visiting earlier. Old follower.

  29. Love your answer. I think it would be really interesting to be in a steampunk book. Thanks for stopping by. Old follower.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  30. A steampunk novel would be awesome to be wrote into! That's such a great pick! :) Thanks for hopping by!

  31. Oh, I love the full Steampunk gear! I'm a big fan of steampunk, so that's a great choice!
    Thanks for stopping by! Somehow I wasn't yet following you, so I am now! Your blog is awesome!

  32. That is awesome steampunk gear! I think it would be cool to be a Victorian character regardless of whether I got to wear cool steampunk gear, though. I love the Victorian era.

    Here's PiF's. new follower!

  33. Love this answer! Have you read The Girl in the Steel Corset yet? You might just fix right into that book!

    Thanks for stopping by

  34. Oh! Definitely sounds like a great choice! I actually haven't read a steampunk novel yet. *hides* I know, I know, I should! And I do have two waiting for me on my shelf. I just need the time. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm an old follower. :)

    Kindle Fever

  35. i'd love to be my own sort of Katniss character. I recently dyed my blonde hair brown, and now I feel all katniss-y lol! (I WISH!)

    Followin you! Hope you'll come by my blog and tell me what your fav book of 2011 has been so far!

  36. W00T W00T!!! I am totally loving your steampunk persona!

  37. creative blog
    New Follower - come visit -

  38. Great answer! Steampunk would be really fun!

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower :)

    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog


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