Friday, 15 April 2011

Follow Friday #5/ Author Hop #1/ Book Blogger Hop #8/ TGIF #1

Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

Yes, luckily I have many literary minded friends and not all of them are restricted to the Internet. My best friend, Emily, and I like to buy each other books for birthdays and Christmas and I recently made friends with another lady, Holly, who is in a book club. We discovered we have very similar tastes in literature, so I look forward to getting to know her better and chatting books some more.

Also, I have my fiance, Corey. Although we tend to read slightly different books, we do overlap sometimes and discuss.

What software and applications help you write your masterpieces?  What do you wish you could afford?  What do you regret buying?  And what ebook reader do you use?

I am a traditionalist, I guess - I type on Word. I have Word 2007 on this laptop at present, which I quite like. In terms of writing the story, I don't think I need anything more, but if I could afford it I'd get Photoshop to do better graphics for my blog and maybe a good video software to make better book trailers. I currently own a Kobo ereader. It was the cheapest at the time and I wasn't sure I'd use it much. I do still prefer paperback books, but I am using the ereader a lot too - more than I expected - so I might try to upgrade in the future.

Book Blogger Hop
Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her.

I recently finished The Restorer by Amanda Stevens. It features Amelia, a graveyard restorer who can see ghosts. She has spent her life hiding this fact from humans and ghosts alike because if a ghost realises he or she can be seen they will latch on to that person and never let them go. Amelia has always stuck to the rules until she meets John Devlin; a man trailed by two ghosts.

If you could visit any fictional setting in a story, where would you go?

 Hmm, I think I would go to Middle Earth. Not highly original I know, but I would like to meet the Elves and spend time with the Rohan and if Middle Earth really does look like New Zealand then I'm doubly in!


  1. OMG!!! my book friend, who is like my bestfriend is called Emily too.. sorry amazed moment there.
    I love real like reading friends, they make reading more enjoyable

    Check out my follow friday:

  2. Hi, Nicki. Thanks for stopping by and for following! I hope you have a great, book-filled weekend!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

  3. Hopping through. I usually buy my family books for holidays. The books we read don't overlap that much though.
    My Hop
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  4. Hi there! New follower hopping through. :)

    You're lucky to have people to share the reading experience with IRL. I would love to have that. Luckily, I do have two people who will to their best to listen to my ramblings, even though they aren't too interested in my books.

    My FF can be found here!

  5. The Restorer sounds a little like Wicked Lovely. Aislynn, in this story, can see the faeries but she doesn't want them to know it.

    You might try Wicked Lovely if you liked the Restorer. The writing was good and I gave it a 5 star rating.

    I'm a new follower.


  6. I have made some good book group friends too, though we all seem really busy and our monthly meeting is a good place to forget about everything else for a while.

    I like the sound of The Restorer.