Thursday, March 22, 2012

Friday Hops 3/23

Follow Friday! #50

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

Q: What is the longest book you’ve read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?

A. To be honest, I have only read a few really, really long books. The two that stuck with me the most were Outlander, and The Woman in White. Both books are over 600 pages, and I hope to re-read them in the future!

TGIF at GReads #18

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

Bookish Trends: What are some bookish trends you are noticing in the literature world today? Is there a particular trend you'd like to see more of?

Funny you should ask that! Kathy @AGlassOfWine and I were recently talking about how Fairy Tale Retellings seem to be the new trends lately. That works for me, because I am really enjoying all the retells of my favorite fairy tales. :)

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  1. I've never read Outlander, but I've heard good things about it.

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  2. I had forgotten about The Woman in White! Great choice. I've never read Outlander, I've heard so many mixed reactions to it.

    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out - My FF

  3. *bangs head on desk* Duh! How did I not think of retellings! They seem to be everywhere lately!

    I also feel silly for not thinking of Outlander! I love that book. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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  4. Another trend I've noticed is the present tense in almost all YA books.

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  5. I haven't read Outlander or Woman in White. I'm like you and didn't have a lot of really long books to choose from. The ones that stood out for me were Harry Potter.

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  6. I haven't read either of those, I tend to shy away from super long books as well!

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  7. Hopping through. Fairy tale retellings is definitely a trend. Also Greek mythology.
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  8. Hi,
    New follower and new to the FF Hop. Nice to meet you!! I have not read many 600+ page books either. I love your site!!
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  9. Hi there :) just hopping through...I haven't read these books, nice choices!

    I'm an old follower :)

    Here is my choice...

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  10. OMG! I loooove fairy tale retellings!! A few years back I was reading the Once Upon a Time series in YA. A lot of authors wrote fairy tales retellings and they were really good!! Still love em but haven't seen too many of them! Gregory Maguire is another who does that!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  11. I love the fairy tale retellings! Grimm's and Perrault's fairy tales, a bit more gruesome than the Disney-fied versions today, were always among my fave bedtime stories when I was a kid (yes, twisted, that's me).

  12. The Woman in White is a great long book. The way it's broken up, it never seems like it's that long of a book.

    Have a great weekend!
    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  13. Just hopping by, have a happy Friday!

  14. I'd been seeing Outlander a lot. Perhaps I should get myself one copy, agree?

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  15. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
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    The Muggle

  16. Love The Reader Bee! New follower!

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    Jessica x

  17. Oh I have outlander to read the the whole series, I really need to get into it. nice choice!

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  18. I'm thinking about reading Outlander! But it's kinda scary not because it's big but because it looks exactly like a dictionary! Well, the one I have does. It's tiny, and the pages aren't white, they're like gray-ish tan (am i making sense?) yeah... but i want to!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  19. If you consider the fact that the version of The Lord of The Rings I read was the one that’s one book with the 3 parts inside (1202 pages in the brazilian version), that would be the longest book I’ve ever read. But if you consider series to favorite 600+ page reads, hands down, Harry Potter. Not so much for the story, but for the feeling it brings me every time I think about it.

    I'm a new follower, btw! Loved your layout, it's sooo cute!

    Murphy's Library

  20. Late FF hopper.

    I've never read Outlander, but have friends who've read it

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  21. Never read the woman in white but am reading the outlander.


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