Thursday, February 23, 2012

Friday Hops 2/24

Follow Friday! #48

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

Q: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most...

A.  Ohhh, I love this question! I'm always so curious about everyone's reading spaces. :)

Well.... I used to read in the den, or wherever I could find a quite spot. Then my hubby decided to get me bookshelves for my birthday, and helped me turn our never used living room into a library! Now I sit in my red recliner, (see photo), and enjoy my library while I'm reading. Oh, and I'm freak for string lights, so I have them all over the room as well. :)

TGIF at GReads #16

TGIF at GReads is a Friday Feature hosted by Ginger at!

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?

The only two books that I read in school that I really enjoyed and that have stuck with me all this time are The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird. Both books totally held me captivated, and I remember reading on ahead of the class because I was so curious as to how they would end.

Having three kids in school, I am sometimes amazed by the books that are on the reading lists. Some of them are downright boring! If they really want to get kids hooked on reading, they should totally include some more attention grabbing books. That's what got me hooked. :)

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  1. Oh, that is awesome. I would love to have a room like that. The lights are a nice touch!

    Have a good weekend!

  2. How Cute! I Love your reading space!

    {old follower}

    Trish - My FF

  3. I love your reading library!:) Gorgeous! I especially love the lights bordering your book cases. :)

    Happy Friday

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  4. Love the Den & the lights :)
    New Follower -- courtesy of FF


  5. Love the lights around your bookshelf! Fantastic blog BTW ;)

    New follower thanks to FF ;)

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  6. Oh wow I love your reading spot! I looks amazing :) Love the lights!

    Old email follower :)

    -The Muggle

  7. That looks like such a comfy spot and the room is beautiful.

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  8. I am insanely, insanely jealous of your living room/library. That picture is total inspiration to me! Someday...

  9. Did I mention I absolutely adore your living room? The bookshelves and the lights are lovely! Someday I want to have a living room like this.

    I haven't read any of those books, but my sister, who is studying to become a translator, has read To Kill a Mockingbird (and recommended it to me) and now she has to read The Great Gatsby. What a coincidence! :)

    Have a nice Friday~
    My FF

  10. OMG! I love your bookcases!! I so wish I had room for one of that size! Your reading domain is beautiful!!

    Seeing a lot of the Great Gatsby, that wasn't really a fave of mine. I didn't like a lot of the books I had to read in school. Took ages til I found one!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Lovely reading room - very calm. I adore The Great Gatsby too - Fitzgerald's prose is sublime.Following from the blog hop.

  12. My dream room! I love it :) New follower. Here's my FF:

  13. You have the neatest bookshelves I have ever seemn! Glad I did not show a pic of mine. (I am a new follower.) I showed a pic of my balcony instead!

  14. I'm so envious of you! My mother would never let me turn our living room into that! I spy The Hunger Games and Divergent and Delirium on your shelf...

    And being a high schooler myself, I agree completely that we need interesting novels to study, not the boring ones we're forced into studying now.

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  15. Oh my gosh look at your pretty bookshelves Christy! I really need to invest in some more shelving, most of my books are on the floor of the guest room at the moment and that just won't do for much longer. That comfy chair is just calling to me...:)

  16. Those bookshelves look divine! And the red recliner looks pretty comfy ^__^
    My FF

  17. A great reading place.

  18. That is one AWESOME library!!! That's my number one need in a house. :)

  19. I would love to have an extra room to turn it into a library! That's awesome! I'm looking forward to reading more from you!

    Andrea (New Follower)
    My FF/TGIF

  20. You have a great "library" :)
    And I love the lights, too.
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  21. Oooh what a wonderful reading space! I'd love to have a nice, tranquil spot like that to curl up with a book. Lucky you. :)

    I'm a new follower via the hop.
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  22. Oh it's a nice place, I love it!

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  23. Nice library. Love the lights around the bookcases.

    New follower!
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  24. I am so completely jealous of your library! That is my dream room! What an awesome place to sit and read!

    Old follower Nikki @Take Me Away...

  25. Love your reading space--and the comfy chair! I totally remember The Great Gatsby from of the few required readings I really enjoyed.

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  27. Love your reading space and Gatsby is one of my faves, too!


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