Friday, 3 February 2012

February Friday

Gain New Blog Followers

It's Friday and it's snowing in many parts of Europe, but not here. It is freezing, but the sun is shining.

Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read.

Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

My favourite books are all fiction (I know, big surprise there) and I think most of them are pretty strong on plot and description. Look at a book like 'The Shadow of the Wind'. It is terribly plot-driven, there are always new story lines and everything somehow comes together in the end in a baffling conclusion. I also absolutely fell in love with Carlos Ruiz Zafon's Barcelona and I will most likely be slightly disappointed when I go there this summer. Yes, I forced my friends into going to Barcelona with me so I can run through Barcelona, trying to find a bookstore that looks like 'Sempere & Sons'. 
Today I chose D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' to do Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages. 

'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacle. We've got to live, no matter how many skies fall.'
That sounds really good if you ask me. Slightly tragic and deep, but I like a philosophic beginning.

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.

'Their eyes met. His had a cold, ugly look of dislike and contempt, and indifference to what would happen. Hers were hot with rebuff. But her heart sank, she saw how utterly he disliked her, when she went against him. And she saw him in a sort of desperation. 'Good afternoon!''Afternoon, my Lady!' He saluted and turned abruptly away. She had wakened the sleeping dogs of old voracious anger in him, anger against the self-willed female. And he was powerless, powerless. He knew it!'
Love it. I know I probably quoted way too much, but I love how they have such opposing feelings for each other, even though obviously she interprets him wrong. I actually love this story and if you are a Sean Bean fan, you'll love the movie.

So, how about you? Post your link in the comment section and Ill return the visit :)


  1. Long time since I read that one. I had forgotten how it started.

  2. A strong plot (or several) is always a good thing.
    old follower. Have a Great Weekend!

  3. I haven't read this one in a very long while...the beginning seems totally unfamiliar, but dark and gloomy...which sets the tone for what will follow, I think.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST and here’s

  4. All the things I have heard about this book and never read it. It is going on my bucket list.

  5. What an intense Friday 56! At least it is the way I read that passage in my head. I'll be writing this book title down as well. :) Thanks!

  6. I think fiction is a favorite all over blog land. I'm with you on having a great plot driven book. I hope you find what you are looking for in Barcelona! :)

  7. I love your answer! Can you recommend a few books like that?

    Added you on Google+!

    Happy Friday,


  8. Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    I *adore* Lady Chatterley's Lover...excellent choice.

    New follower :-)

  9. Strong plots are always great in books! Hope you have a great Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

  10. You've gotta quote what you've gotta quote. Whether long or short, you get to decide.

  11. New follower! Strong plots are definitely important in becoming my favorite book! Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back:

  12. It's been a long time since I read this one by Lawrence. But your snippets took me right back into the book. Enjoy!

    Here's my Friday:

  13. Good answer!
    I read Lady Chatterley many years ago. While I have probably forgotten much about the storyline I do remember I loved it. Great choice for this week.

  14. Thanks for visiting my blog...

    Following back...


  15. Hi!!!! I'm a new follower!!! I can't wait to continue to follow your blog!!! :)

    I completely agree; a strong plot is an important element in the books I read! :)

  16. I mostly read fiction too, and I love it when then descriptions are amazing.

    New follower! :)
    My Friday Hops

  17. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!