Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books and is an awesome way to for book bloggers to interact and find each other. Such a wonderful idea! There's a new question every week that all the participating blogs have to answer.
This week's question is:
“Who is the ONE author that you are DYING to meet?
My Answer: There are so many authors I want to meet, but at the moment, I think it would be.... ooh I can't decide. OK, erm Maggie Stiefvater author of Shiver, Linger & Forever, That would be amazing!
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This week's question comes from Nicki J Markus
Q. The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?
My Answer: Oooh so many options available, but I think I would pick Cat Royal from Julia Golding's Diamond of Drury Lane books. She is a young fiesty girl and has so many great adventures. I would love to see the Drury Lane theatre and climb around the crows nest, then sail on a ship and dance on stage. Yes she gets into trouble but she has great friends by her side and her life is exciting.
Although would like to come home eventually, it would be fun for a while but I would miss my real life too much. I don't think there is any character I would swap with permanently. :D
This is a new meme hosted by GReads!
This Friday's Question:
YA Saves: How do you feel about the "dark" books
filling the YA shelves today?
My Answer: I don't have a problem with the books on the shelves. Yes some of them contain 'dark' themes, but they also contain some moral messages and show the world in a realistic light. The real world isn't light and fluffy and if people can learn lessons about that through reading and not by going out and getting hurt, then all the better.
There is plenty of variety in books, if you don't want the dark stuff, there is plenty of other options. I think in the case of teenagers, they have a right to read what they want, but it's the parents responsibility to keep an eye on them and be willing to discuss anything they want to talk about.
Reading books about Demons, Death, Vampires, Murder, Rape, Fighting etc is not going to turn us into demonic creatures that go around killing people. It just opens our eyes to the fact that these things happen and that we have to be careful.
Reading is a way of learning, but is more fun. whatever the content, they all have a purpose.