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Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Events (September 2nd)

Question: Does anyone know if there is a group of New York Book Bloggers yet? I was thinking of starting one.

Cupcakes: White Chocolate Raspberry and Neapolitan

Reviews posted this week:

  1. Catriona by Jeanette Baker
  2. In My Dreams by Cameo Renae
  3. Q: A Novel by Evan Mandery
  4. Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant
  5. The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase
  6. Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz
  7. The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge...


This week's question is:

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

I think it’s a tie between Breaking Dawn and Harry Potter.

Breaking Dawn because the hybrid human/vampire spawn with a stupid amalgam of a name was the biggest piece of cow-pie I have ever read. There should not have been any reproduction in that series unless it was Jacob and his COMPLETELY HUMAN imprint. Again, I must ask, really? Was a baby necessary?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- First of all, Snape should have gone out like a hero. Not like a lovesick wuss bag. He should have done all of those brave things because he was a BIG DAMN HERO not because he was chasing Lily Evans’ tail. Also, in my pretty little world, Hermione does not marry the intellectual peon that is Ronald Weasley. She grows up, matures and meets her presumed dead, former professor in a cafĂ© and they fall madly in love. Yes, I am a Hermione/Snape shipper. I just can’t see her being satisfied with that moron. It’s like Lizzy marrying Collins and being happy with it. I would even settle for Draco (who also was dealt crap at the end. Balding…really?)

Book Blogger Hop

This Week’s Hop

“What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”

Three things:

1. The release of Silence.

2. Pumpkin Spice flavored goodness everywhere. I schedule my fall merriment around when the pumpkin spice ice cream and coffee drinks come out.

3. The end of my summer allergies. Once those trees start dying, I start breathing. It’s lovely.


Not posted yet.


  1. I agree about the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    I am an old follower.

    My Head is Full of Books

  2. Everyone dislikes the ending of both of these! New follower hopping though!

    My Follow Friday

  3. Another Breaking Dawn, ;) I get how come people pick it though. I was expecting a fight at the end and was frustrated with the peaceful solution. How evil of me. ;)

    New follower. :) My Friday and YA Giveaway

  4. Loved the ending of Harry Potter, lol!

    Everyone seems to have a problem with the way Breaking Dawn ended. I only read the first book and enjoyed it but couldn't get into New Moon.
    Here's my HOP for this week.

  5. Breaking Dawn and Harry Potter seem to be popular answers to this week's Follow Friday Question. I thought BD was a bit of a letdown and HP well... I just wished that the series would never end!

    I'm a new follower.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads / Twitter

  6. Cool blog! Lots of people seem unhappy with Breaking Dawn and Harry Potter. I guess so many people had very set expectations. :)

    I'm a new follower! Have a great weekend.

  7. I am an old follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."

    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Emma Michaels

  8. This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.

    I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.


    For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn. But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  9. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity –

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  10. Hopping through. It would have been nice if Snape had died like a hero. Or not died at all.
    My Hop

  11. I thought Snape's death showed the kind of hero he was. Not a big-actions-that-grab-attention but the quiet kind of hero that works behind the scenes that actually does exist in the world.

    I'm a new follower (Happy FF!)

    Tania @ Wandering Hues

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I disagree with your Breaking Dawn thoughts, as I've said to just about everyone else who picked that, but I do understand where people are coming from on their dislike of that. I love your comment about Draco though. I was rooting for him at the end of Harry Potter, hate that they made him bald in the future. :-)
    Also, didn't realize that you were in New York. My younger sister just moved there, and after this school year, if I don't get a school library job where I live now, I may consider moving to NY to live with her and find either a library job, or maybe an entry level job in publishing. She loves it there so far! I get to visit her in November for my first time ever in NY and can't wait till then!



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