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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Follow Me Friday (23)

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:
What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?

Hmm... I'm not sure I have ever done anything particularly crazy to get my hands on a book! I mean, I was definitely one of those crazy HP fans who ran to the store at midnight to get the latest one but I wouldn't really consider that crazy because... Harry Potter is awesome, duh!

I will confess though-- when I was in 4th grade I read this book that I absolutely fell in love with, called Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman, and... I sort of on purpose never returned it to my classroom. AND I still have it and it has the name of my 4th grade teacher on the spine! Sorry Mrs. Barnhardt! I won't ever be this horrible to get a book again haha...

And what about you? Leave me a link below, I would love to hear what your answer is!!



  1. Bahaha Too funny! I really liked this book in school too. Here is my FF:
    Happy Friday and Sophie is adorable :D

  2. Haha great story! I did the same crazy loyal HP fans!! And I have to admit, I have taken a few library books and never returned them. Oops right?!
    You can check out my Follow Friday here.

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  3. I was one of those HP fans too!

    Haha, I love how you still have that book!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  4. LOL, nice story :))

    By the way, I love your blog!!! HAD to follow!!!

    My #FF hop is here

  5. LOL! There a few library books I didn't want to return but *sigh* I returned them anyway.

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    Jez's Bookcase

  6. Hahahah I've done that a couple times, but more on accident than anything else!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  7. Hopping through. I've never purposely kept a book but out of laziness, I've failed to return several things I've borrowed from friends. I've been better about it lately.
    My Hop

  8. lol Great story! I don't think I've ever done something..

    old follower

    Here is mine

  9. Haha, I don't consider queuing for Harry Potter craziness at all. :P I think I have been guilty of 'forgetting' to return borrowed books, too. :D

    Old follower.

    My FF post

  10. Enjoyed your story, happy Friday!

  11. Hhahaha at least it has a good home now! I feel like if you left it, it would be treated badly by the other fourth graders, so I'd say it's okay :) Thanks so much for stopping by my FF! I'm an old follower and I completely adore your blog :)

  12. Thank you for stalking me on twitter and goodreads. I LOVE to be stalked. I am stalking you back also, just so you don't freak out when you see me... ;]

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  13. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    Following through NetworkedBlogs :)

    The Muggle

  14. I love that story! :) When I was in third grade, I was in a group of five students who read more advanced books than the rest of the grade. We read 'Sign of the Beaver' and everyone else was reading 'Phantom Tolbooth.' I remember being so mad because I wanted to read it too! :) I've still never read it and this is 14 years later...Thanks for following, I'm following back!

  15. lol, I'm happy to hear that you still have the book!
    I've kept several books from the library for close to a year, and then I returned them, having to pay the max fees and, because I felt guilty, I also donated a few of my own, lol!
    Thanks for the follow, I'm following back :)
    ~ margie

  16. That's an excellent book! Well worth stealing, in my opinion.

  17. At least you still have it. Too funny.
    My Feature and Follow...

  18. Following! You have the best header! Looking forward to your reviews.

  19. Awesome story and great post :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading!!

  20. Hahaha, "accidentally forgetting" to return it. Almost like I "borrowed" the library books!
    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

  21. Haha! That's so funny! On the bright side, she's probably forgotten all about it. Hopefully.

    Thanks for following me, I'm following back!

  22. Old follower just stopping by! :) Great story! Thanks for stopping by and following me! I was all excited! :D

  23. I love that you still have the book! Thanks for stopping by my FF.
    Following back!

  24. I could have sworn I was following your blog already, but apparently I wasn't! I am now, so I can keep up with your posts now! :) I haven't been to a midnight release before, but I really want to try to go to one, eventually! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. Hi! New follower. That's a great story, I've never done that before but have heard of quite a few people not returning library books and instead just paying the fee. :)

    Check out my FF

  26. Hi, it’s Nereyda from Book Obsessed. I would like to award you the Versatile Blog Award for the wonderful contributions you make to the blogging world. Check out my blog at for more details.

    I’m SO jealous of your blog theme!

  27. I know this is old- but I read that book in 4th grade too (although not part of class) and I loved it! I remember there is at least one book I borrowed from the class library (in 5th grade there was a shelf we had in our classroom itself that we could check out like a library system, besides the actual library) and I took it home, read it , and just forgot to bring it in. Mine too still has the name of the teacher inside - Mrs. Wizneski LOL I can't remember what the book was called though.. something about a castle.. like Capture the Castle or something.. ( just spent half an hour or so googling Castle books because it was driving me nuts LOL) it was The Castle in the Attic! :D (I also found some other books that looked good and ended up adding them to my wish list.. 0_0 ) LOL ok now I've left this long rambling comment on an old post.. :D

    Have a great week! I'll probably end up stopping by again this weekend if you have a FF post LOL

    April @ My Shelf Confessions


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