Friday, 16 December 2011

This Friday...



... will be my last in the UK, for this year! I'm leaving for the Netherlands to celebrate Christmas and New Year! What are your plans?
Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read. This week's Follow Feature is Once Upon A Time.

When you've read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it..?)


Eeerm, depends on what kind of book it is. I always keep books that were sent to me to review, because often the books aren't published yet and the author doesn't want it to be given to others. Books I personally buy I usually keep , unless I try to get my sister or my friends to read them. 

Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages.  
This week I chose 'Only You Can Save Mankind' by Terry Pratchett. If you have not read anything by him you really should, because he really has a great writing style with a lot of wit.

'Johnny bit his lip, and concentrated.
Right. Come in quick, let a missile target itself - beep beep beebeebeebeeb - on the first fighter, fire the missile -thwump - empty the guns at the fighter - fplat fplat fplat fplat - hit fighter No. 2 and take out its shields with the laser - bwizzle - while the missile - pwwosh - takes out fighter No. 1, dive, switch guns, rake fighter No. 3 as it turns fplat fplat fplat fplat - pick up fighter No. 2 in the sights again up the upcurve, let go a missile - thwump - and rake it with - '
Well, this will definitely take some time to get used to. Although the fight sounds are slightly over to top they do make sense if you say the out loud! (Don't try this at work, you will look silly!)

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice
'He switched off the screen and turned his ship away from the fleet. He half expected the Captain to send some fighters after him, but she did not. She didn't so anything.'
So, what do you think? Don't hesitate to leave a link in the comments!
And a happy weekend everyone!!

19 comments:

  1. Old follower stopping by. I keep most of mine as well.
    Have a safe trip and Happy Holidays!

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  2. I don't buy books much anymore - I get most of mine from the library.

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  3. I've never read a Terry Pratchett, but I've heard good things. Have a great reading weekend

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  4. I agree! It depends on the book. New follower:)

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  5. I've never read this author, but this does sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  6. I love your blog, new follower! :)

    Kristen
    http://www.one-chapter-ahead.blogspot.com

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  7. I just started reading some of Terry Pratchett's books and love them You are right about the humor. It is great.



    Jo @ Mixed Book Bag

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  8. New follower.

    ARCs are so fun. I have yet to get one, but excited for when I do. I'm with you though, that if I actually buckle down and buy the thing it's something I want to keep.

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  9. Hi Juli,

    I have to admit that I have never read Terry Pratchett.

    Until recently fantasy books would not even have been on my radar.

    That changed when a new YA fantasy author contacted me to request a review. I was in two minds about accepting, but decided to give it a try and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I am still convinced however, that it is not going to become one of my favourite genres, so I could probably live without adding this book to my list ..... sorry!

    Have a lovely time over Christmas and New Year and talk to you again in 2012!

    Yvonne

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  10. Have a great time in the Netherlands!

    Here is my Follow Friday post

    New follower =)

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  11. I'm pretty much the same way as you with books. The ones I get from publishers I keep. I rarely buy books anymore because of the amount of ARC's I get.

    That is an interesting beginning, I'm might be put off by the noises but I would give it a try.

    Enjoy your holiday!

    The Road to Here

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  12. new follower :)

    Great post! Have an amazing time on your trip!

    Happy Friday and Check out my follow Friday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-10.html

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  13. I usually keep all the books I buy as well considering I only buy hardcover copies of ebooks I've already read and loved. When it comes to sharing with family, I'm afraid I'm stingy with my books lol. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed you back as well :0)

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  14. I also keep all my books even the ones I don't like but I love looking at them on my bookshelves, here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/12/feature-and-follow-friday-9.html

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  15. I keep the books I buy too. I actually usually keep all of them unless I have duplicates. :P

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  16. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Intriguing 'Friday 56'. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. that scene sounds like so much fun! :)

    http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-56s-one-good-turn.html

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  18. Firstly, I've been wanting to go to the UK for quite some time now. I really wish I was there too!

    I, too, generally keep all of my books. I think I've sold or given away a few, but novels I keep.
    Thanks for stopping by my page! have a good weekend, Juli, and enjoy your holidays in the Netherlands!

    Aspen

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