Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday Following & Hopping (#21)

Happy Friday! Hello to everyone stopping by my blog via Follow Friday (hosted by paranormal queen Parajunkee).  I'd also like to welcome any of my old followers just dropping in to say hi. :)  Thanks so much for visiting-- leave me your blog links and I'll be sure to hop on over to your blogs and follow you back later.  Be sure to check out my Half-a-Blogoversary Giveaway HERE-- I'm giving away a dozen YA books of the winnners' choice to celebrate six months of blogging!

This week's featured blogger over at FF is:
 Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter.

And the question is:

Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on parajunkee.com, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?


My answer:  Awesome question-- I really have to think about this one!  I really think I'd have to go with:

-- The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien (Of course!  Every time I read them I realize or pick up on at least one thing I never noticed before.)

-- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman (This is pretty much the most hilarious book I've ever read-- you'd need a good laugh every now and then, sitting in a bomb shelter and awaiting the aftermath of the end of the apocalypse!)

-- American Gods by Neil Gaiman

-- Gone by Micheal Grant (it's post-apocalyptic, so this book would be an awesome guidebook as well as entertainment)

-- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

-- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (This might be my favorite book of all time.)

I was tempted to pick all the Harry Potter books, but that's no fun.  If I really was stocking a bomb shelter, I wouldn't mind giving up space for less important things like, say, canned food and a good water supply, in order to pack in more books. ;)  Can't wait to read all you guys' answers!  I wish you all happy blog hopping and an awesome weekend!

19 comments:

S.J. Wright said...

New follower here via Parajunkee! Looking forward to reading more of your reviews!

Thursday Knight said...

I put The Hunger Games on my list too!

Here's my Follow Friday.

nymfaux said...

Hi!--New follower via Parajunkee!!!

Your picks are all on my tbr list!!!

As for me, I feel safer with my nook, but if we loose electricity in the apocalypse, I might be screwed--I had a hard time narrowing down my top ten, but my top two are always Jane Eyre and The Thorn Birds

Hoppy Friday!!!

(\__/)nymfaux

nymfaux said...

p.s. congrats on your half-blogiversary!!! :D

bex said...

LOL, yeah, food's not too important. ;) And you can always make room for a few more! I could definitely bring all HP books, but I only chose one now. I had to have a little bit of HP love. Only read one Neil Gaiman, but adored it. Have another one waiting!

My list can be found here!

Rebecca @ kindle fever

bookaddict102 said...

Hello! New Follower!
The Hunger Games are a definite favorite!
Love the header by the way!
~Happy Blogging!~
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Tristan said...

Hey Kat, good book picks,The Hunger Games seem to be a popular choice. New follower Happy FF!!
http://readswithwrecklessabandon.blogspot.com

Cristina said...

Hunger Games for sure, one of my favorites ever.
Stopping by the blog hop :)

Amanda said...

The Mists of Avalon was my favorite book when I was younger. I should probably dig it out of the basement and give it another read..its been a while. Here's my list http://lacafetiere.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday.html

inga said...

Hi!
New follower here!
You can find my list of 10 books here: http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/2011/04/friday-blog-hopping-3.html

inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com

ereader89 said...

Lord of the Rings is a great idea! There so much info I think you can always find new info in them.

Thanks for the follow, I'm following you now!

Elaina @ New Reading Mania

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

That is great list!! I have to read both of those Neil Gaiman books soon. And I'm looking into Mists of Avalon now...

Thanks for the follow! I am now following. :)

Izzy G. said...

Hi! I'm just hopping on by. I also picked the Hunger Games trilogy, and for the rest of my picks, I tried to balance out between dark books and light ones. By the way, I'm also a high school blogger - it's always so neat to find other teen bloggers out there. :) Anyway, I read some of your reviews and they're very well-written! I'm a new follower.

Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

You have a great list. Is the Mists of Avalon a trilogy? I'm thinking I either have it or I've heard about it. Either way looks like I need to get on it. I'm a new follower :)

Holly Castor said...

New Follower :)

Woah,not every day you come across another Lord of the Rings fan :D. Not read most of the books on your list but I'm definitely going to read 'Hunger Games' at some point in my life :).

Holly Castor said...

To see my choices in-interest

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

Thanks for stopping by! I haven't yet read Mists of Avalon, but I've read many of the prequels by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana L. Paxson. Very good series! New follower. :)

Liz said...

Haha, Ava, Lexi and I have a plan if the nuclear reactor goes nuts like in GONE--grab the nonperishables and RUN LIKE HECK!*to the nearest gas station.* (while taking the GONE books, of course. Like you said, they would be useful guidebooks!)

Kat said...

@Liz-- Ha ha, well a gas station would be great because of the easy access to junk food (if it's the end of the world, I'm going out eating chocolate pretzels!) and public bathrooms. But I don't like to think of all that gasoline waiting to explode. Maybe if it was an underground, completely gas-less gas station. :)

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