Thursday, December 27, 2012

Follow Friday (#34)

Hello  to everyone hopping by from Follow Friday (hosted as always by Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read)! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas/ other holiday which falls around the winter solstice, and received many fantastic books.

Anyway, for those who don't know, I'm Kat-- reader and reviewer of mostly YA, fantasy, historical, and scifi-esque fiction.  If you'd like to keep with my reviews and general book blabberings, you can subscribe to my blog via GFC, RSS feed, email, or Twitter-- whatever best floats your boat.  I also love new friends on the most awesome bookish website, Goodreads.  Leave a comment with a link to your Follow Friday post, and I'll be sure to visit/follow you back!

This week's FF blogger question is:

Q: What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book?

My answer: This may be the toughest FF question ever!  I will absolutely have to cheat; there's simply no way around it.  I would give the entire world population a stack of books: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (like our featured blogger's pick), To Kill A Mockingbird, maybe Life of Pi because of its bits on religion.  Nothing original here, I'm sure, but I would also like to gift everyone with a copy of Pride and Prejudice in their respective language.  It would be beyond awesome, if everybody went around talking like Jane Austen's characters all the time.  Or like Chaucer from The Canterbury Tales...OK, that would be annoying!  I'll add Pride and Prejudice to the stack and leave Chaucer, but seriously, I think everyone deserves to read the magic that is Harry Potter at least once in their lives.  I'd absolutely love to hear ya'll's answers to this question, since I'm indecisive/stumped on this one.  Happy hopping and be sure to leave your links!


BLHmistress said...

This was a hard question, Harry Potter is a great pick! Happy New year!


Jaclyn Canada said...

HaHaHa! You have some great ones on here. Harry Potter - definitely! I love Pride and Prejudice as well. I haven't read Life of Pi yet though and other than the movie, I actually haven't heard anything about it. I'll have to look into it more. Here is my FF. Old Follower :D

Autum Bredmose said...

Great F&F!

Lol you were having a hard time! I would definitely give everyone the HP books. They will be classics!

New follower! My Feature & Follow

Kassandra L. said...

Those were all great choices. I've actually read most of them except Harry Potter.

New GFC Follower: kassandralopez32

Lexxie Lin said...

I had trouble with this week's question as well.

I'm a new GFC follower :) you can and here's my FF post.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Christy Woods said...

Yes! Harry Potter is magical. An epic read!

New follower via Twitter

Kristin Plausky said...

Very true about HP! I totally forgot about HP. New GFC follower.


Bree Clarkson said...

This week's question was tough! I almost wrote about all my favorite books and the reasons why, but I managed to narrow it down to one, lol!

I'm a new follower (subscribed via RSS), if you'd like to hop back to my blog, you can find it here: Coffee Bean Bookshelf

Tribute Books Mama said...

Harry Potter was my pick too.

Bookworm Brandee said...

All great choices! To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorites of all time!

My FF - Bookworm Brandee

Krystianna said...

Harry Potter is completely amazing. I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird, but I've heard some pretty good things about it. I may have to check it out sometime!

I'm an old follower. :D
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Daphne said...

I agree with you there! It's borderline impossible to choose only one book! I haven't read the Harry Potter series yet. D: But I have watched the Life of Pi movie if that counts for anything. xD New GFC follower! :D

Here's my #FF.

Lily B said...

I agree with the harry potter pick :D and To Kill a Mockingbird, both were excellent. Did not read the third though.
New GFC follower

my F&F

Jessi said...

Yes, yes, yes... the entire blogosphere agrees that Harry Potter wins today! But I am SO glad you said Pride and Prejudice. Everyone should read it, it's bloody amazing.

Thanks for stopping by and following via GFC and Twitter.

Nyx said...

It was a hard questions. Actually read most of those and definitely love Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice.

New GFC Follower.

- Nyx @ Unraveling Words

Anonymous said...

Hi ..
Just stopping by for the feature and follow friday hop..

Following you, feel free to follow me as well at the link below. :-)

BookShelves Of Dreams

Candace said...

Yeah, no way could I answer this question! There are SO many that I would pick... But most of my favorites are definitely not books for EVERYONE. Like Jacqueline Carey's books are my favorite but I wouldn't hand them to a 16 year old or someone who's not super open minded. So yeah, hard one to answer! I would say Harry Potter is a good answer and a pretty safe one too!
Have a great weekend!

Megan Wille said...

So true! Love Pride and Prejudice. Harry Potter was my pick, too, as un-original as it is. He's making his way to the classics list :)

Old follower. Happy reading!

Megan @ Megz Madd Readz

Ginny said...

I also had a tough time with this question. I cheated and picked a series. :) There's nothing unoriginal about Harry Potter. An epic book is an epic book.

New GFC Follower

eunice@Feed On Books said...

LOL. You chose quite a lot of books. I must say that I am kinda reluctant to start Pride and Prejudice. I plan to read it next year.
new follower. :)

Jess said...

I'm a new follower via gfc and goodreads. That's an interesting answer. Imagine everyone in Jane Austen's character mode... including me! Have to read Harry Potter during 2013.


Jess@ Jessy's Bookends

Rinn said...

Oh my gosh this is a hard one! =o

I would say Lord of the Rings, because it is my absolute favourite book ever (I read it every year), but it's really not everyone's cup of tea...

Kat said...

@Rinn-- I reread LOTR every year, too! But I agree, it's far from everyone's cup of tea-- it's a love or hate kind of book series. Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

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