Friday 24 June 2011

Hop Hop Hop Hop Then Fall Over Because You're Bored of Hopping

The great titles just keep coming guys! I know, I know, please save your applause and just send money and/or gifts of high monetary value. As you may or may not have realised it's Friday, which means only one thing here at Devouring Texts- it's time to hop in various ways that you all definitely love. I've only just realised that this title makes it seem like I'm bored of hopping, which, interestingly, I'm actually not. But I am adding an extra hop to this weeks load, so maybe I am feeling the need to spice things up a bit!

First up, as it tends to be is #fridayreads, hosted by The Picky Girl in a nod to the trend on twitter to say what we're reading on a friday. I do this on twitter too, but right here I can go into more detail and just generally ramble because, really, who doesn't love reading that?! Anyway, today I'm going to be reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, something I've been reading and enjoying a little sporadically over the past few weeks, and so I really want to get my teeth into it! Interspersed with that, I'm probably going to be reading The Dead Zone by Stephen King, which I've started this week and have been really enjoying! (The fact that I'm reading these, and 2 other books all at once should give you some indication of why I hardly ever end up posting book reviews these days... I have no focus!) But anyway, I'm going to give these two a really good go today and over the weekend, and hopefully report back next week! Good plan, huh?
Book Blogger Hop
This week, Crazy-For-Books asks: When did you realise that reading was your passion, and a really important part of your life? Amazing question! I guess I can't really remember a time when I wasn't reading, and when I didn't bug my mum to take me to the library on Saturdays so I could get the maximum 9 books out and read them in, I swear, a week. So I guess it's kind of always been there, and was just naturally nurtured by having amazing English teachers throughout school and college, and then choosing to take it at University, so that reading really has become a vitally important part of my life!

And Parajunkee asks: What is your favourite fairy story or story that revolves around fairies? Hmmm... Well, my favourite fairy is probably tinkerbell (don't you love how original I am and all?) because, seriously, that girl's got attitude coming out of her ears! My favourite fairy tale is possibly Hansel and Gretel, even though it's really intrinsically horrible, although, I guess all fairy tales are really. But there is the house made out of sweets in Hansel and Gretel, so yeah, maybe I just like that bit about it!

And: BRAND NEW FEATURE (for me) is TGIF at GReads- I only discovered this last week, and it was extremely exciting (favourite quotes, which I just LOVE) so I figured, why not take part this week? So, this weeks question is: Where is your ideal place to take a summer vacation and get lost in a book? This is a bit of a tricky one for me to answer, since when I go on holiday, I tend to go to cities and basically not stop for a week. AND I barely read, because, you know, I'm in an exciting new place, and I really want to be there, rather than getting lost inside a book. Clearly, I don't do holidays properly. Having said that, I probably can't think of a better place than Central Park in New York City, sitting in the shade under some trees, for reading. Sounds utterly perfect to me!

So, these are some thoughts and things going on with me this Friday! How about you? Also, new hopperinos, welcome! Please have a look around, if you desire, and please feel free to tell me how you adore me (it's a lot, right?)


  1. Hansel and Gretel is pretty brutal, isn't it? But you're right, all of them are harsh.

    New follower :)

  2. I love how horrid fairy tales are :) love hansel and gretelshe builds her dream house and some kids come along and eat it!
    I nearly sicked a bit in my mouth when you said you like Tinkerbell! Just because of all the tacky Tinkerbell shot they sell. Ooh I sound grumpy!

  3. But Tinkerbell is awesome as a character though! All moody and bitchy and waaay better than Wendy (who, let's face it, is a drip!!) So hush grumpy commenter ;) hehe

  4. Hansel & Gretel, pretty dark - even the lighter version of the tale is dark! But oh so good!
    New Follower!

    Our post is here.

  5. Happy Follow Friday! New follower stopping by via Parajunkee.
    Have a great weekend!
    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  6. New follower from Book Blogger Hop :D

  7. I really need to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Have wanted to for a long time.

    As for the perfect vacay... Italy, most definitely Italy. It's so perfect. I've been three times in May, and it's just perfect. (Yes, I know I said that twice.)

  8. I love Tinkerbell. Aww cute choice.

    Here's my Friday

    Also loving your blog, especially the mirror near your follow gadget. Really adorable.

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

  9. Nice memories. :)

    I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

  10. I was also always very intrigued by Hansel and Gretel when growing up.

    In any case... Happy Friday. I'm visiting from Parajunkee

    Following you now!

    morsie reads

  11. Hi! Here from the Hop. :)

    I'm with you: books have just always been there. I can't remember a time without them! I also can't remember I time before cake. *g*

    New follower!
    ~ Silsbee

  12. Hopping through. Reading in Central Park sounds so romantic. I so want to go to NYC some day.
    My Hop