Feb 24, 2012

Friday Hops

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

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This week's question is: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most…




MY ANSWER: Not time for picture taking right now. But basically I read in my room on my bed! Which isn't anything super special. I just prop myself up on my pillows and chillax as I read!


TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.


This week's question is: Required Reading: Which book from your school days do you remember reading & enjoying? Is there a book published now that you'd like to see in today's curriculum for kids?




MY ANSWER: Ooh I like this one! It took 12 years before I finally read a book I was forced to that I really enjoyed and that was Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. It really took me by surprise that I enjoyed this so much since there wasn't anything paranormal in it--by that time I was immersed in paranormal books and that was all I wanted to read! 

I want to say that maybe it was the whole revenge theme. The way he did it. I just thought it was very smart and cunning! What's not to like!

I guess in a way I think that Syrie James' Nocturne is a pretty good book. Although I honestly can't see a way to work it into the curriculum. But because it is a vampire book that has a different kind of ending I think it's a good book for vampire obsessed teens to read. Although I feel bad for anyone not in that category having to read it.
I think I didn't enjoy the books I had to read in school because I had to read them. I didn't come across them on my own or anything. It was just forced on me. Which is also why I don't really care for classics and also why I am having a hard time answering the second part of this question! 

***Just thought of a good one! The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava! There's history and vampire-ness!!


22 comments:

  1. exactly the way I love to read too!

    It's funny I haven't read the cound of Monte Cristo at school but I've read a lot of other books.

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  2. Seems to be a popular place to read! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I read just about anywhere too - I don't think I even have a favorite place - although it might be any place that I'm alone and not being bothered so that I can really enjoy my fictional world :-)

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  4. Oooh, I love the Count of Monte Cristo. What a classic book. I too read on my bed sometimes but my comfy chair is where I mainly read. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. Haha, my bed is my second favorite spot to read. :) It's comfy!!

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  6. Hey thanks for commenting on my blog on Hereafter. (BTW I recommend it but be with a small warning that if you want really dark you won't get it)
    Re: books in school: I always remember reading Romeo and Juliet in High School. I had a very odd English teacher who insisted that Romeo and Juliet was a comedy and taught it as such. I think it ended up warping all of Shakespeare for me (I always notice the jokes first).
    Have a great weekend

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  7. I tend to fall asleep when I read in the bed.

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  8. My bed is also one of my favorite places to read!

    New Linky follower :)

    -The Muggle

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  9. I am a bed reader too! Something about being in bed with the covers, pillows and a good book...Arrghh!! I'm at work and can't be there right now.. *sigh* My happy place! LOL!! :)

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  10. Ha, I get it as you know from popping over to my FF - but the bed is always comfy. The only problem is, sometimes you fall asleep!
    Old Follower!

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  11. Old follower, I read anywhere too!

    Nereyda @Mostyly YA Book Obsessed

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  12. Thanks for stopping by! A big bed with some huge pillows and cozy blanket would feel really good about now. We are getting snow today and it would feel wonderful to curl up with a book there. Have a great weekend!

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  13. The bed is so relaxing!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

    Old follower :)

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  14. Reading in bed is always relaxing. Great answer. Thanks for visiting my FF. =]
    Old Follower. =]
    -Michael
    My Follow Friday

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  15. I haven't read The Count of Monte Cristo yet, but it sure does sound interesting! I'm always trying to read a classic every so often - maybe this can be my next one!

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  16. Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I never had to read the Count of Monte Cristo in school, and still haven't gotten around to reading it. I think I need to catch up on my classics!

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo
    Pedantic Phooka

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  17. Pillows are KEY to relaxing on your bed! haha

    thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Old follower :)

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  18. While the bed is awesome, I totally need my own cozy chair! *saves some coins* LOL.

    Hope you're weekend's been great so far:)

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  19. Awesome post!! I always need a comfy place to read :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. I should totally spend more time reading on my bed, I just never seem to go in there except to sleep. lol!

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