Friday, 20 January 2012

Friday the 20th!

Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and the Qst is:
What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?

This is not exactly crazy, but for the fifth Harry Potter I went to one of those all night events. There would be Harry Potter activities, drinks would be served from a big cauldron, there were magic beans and the muffins had a magic surprise. And then at 12 'o clock they would read from the 5th book. 

The craziest thing I ever did was pay £70 for a book I really wanted. It is a sort of vocabulary/dictionary for Egyptian Hieroglyphs, translated into Latin and German. I had been passing this book for over a year and no one else had bought it in that time, so I figured it was destiny. 

 TGIF is hosted by GReads and this week's Qst. is:
Recommend It: Which book from the last 10 you've read would you recommend to a friend?
There are soo many books I would like to recommend to people. But here are the 3 that immediately came to mind:

  1. All the 'Harry Potter' books, because they are simply great stories.
  2. 'The Lord of the Rings' is simply a brilliant epic story that anyone interested in literature should now. 
  3. 'The Shadow of the Wind' and 'The Angel's Game' are brilliant books and anyone who loves intricate, slightly Gothic stories should now these.

A friend recently gave me a book called 'The Patchwork Planet'  by Anne Tyler and I thought I'd use it for Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. 
Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages

Book Beginnings: 
'I am a man you can trust, is how my customers view me. Or at least, I'm guessing it is. Why else would they hand me their house keys before they leave for vacation?'

Friday 56:
'Or Mr. Shank, a lonesome and pathetic type, who took advantage of  our no-task-too-small, no-hour-too-late policy to phone us in the middle of the night and ask for someone to come right away for some trifling, trumped-up job like securing a bedroom shutter that was flapping in the wild.'
Happy Friday!!!!

And this is what I did last week: Poe-Week, with reviews of 'The Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'The Cask of Amontillado', 'The Raven' and 'The Mask of Red Death'. 

So how about your answers? And what have you been up to this week?


  1. The Harry Potter party sounds fun! I'd be a bit scared to try the muffins with a "surprise" though...after JK's every flavor beans I don't trust mystery flavors! lol

    Thanks for stopping by my blog =)

  2. I love Anne Tyler's books...I don't think I've read this one...and you know what that means. I'll be hopping over to Amazon to order it!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST and here’s

  3. yes yes yes to HP and LOTR! :)
    I also went to the late night event waiting to buy HP7 as soon as it came out. lol
    wizard hats, and tshirts with puffy paint, glasses and wands were involved.
    Happy Friday!

  4. Really great and descriptive 56!

  5. O.M.G.!! I want that book too now, just hearing about it made my fingers itch, lol. Yummm!! It's not crazy, it's totally appropriate :D

    Following you back, thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

  6. you are right Harry Potter is the best reason to do something silly or crazy. I would have loved to have gone to a HP book release party, following back =o)

  7. Haha that is pretty awesome though!!! Not crazy really:p

    Great post, old follower:)


  8. Very interesting 56! I've never heard of this book but will be looking it up now. Thanks!

  9. Great recommendations. I've never read LOTR, and know I totally should

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  10. I would love the book of Egyptian Hieroglyphs, that has to be so cool to look at. I also went to the Harry Potter all night parties, it something that was a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by, following back :)

  11. Intriguing 56! Have a great weekend!

  12. LOL :) Great Friday 56! Have never heard of that going to look it up! Here's my Friday 56: