Friday, November 25, 2011

Frivolously Follow Me this Friday! (Numero Cuatro)

"Follow Me Friday" is hosted by Parajunkie's View and Alison Can Read. This week's featured blogs and therefore supreme administers of question are The Book Addict and Books and Beyond, both of which are also composed by immensely interesting people indeed. So what question have they inquired of us today?

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

How excellent, considering today is my blogoversary! Anyway, I would say that, above all, Kerrin at My Kugelhopf helped me establish this blog in the first place. Her blog was the first I ever read, and after enough minutes drooling at the beautiful pictures of pies and pastries and cakes and knishes she has taken (please do yourslef a favor and scurry over to see them!), I started paying attention to the concept of what I was reading....your life, on the internet....a main focus...no editorial board to get through. Hey, this thing called a blog was pretty sweet.

Now....books I am thankful for reading? My top two must be:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
This book is why I write. As an eight-year-old, I saw the fantastic world Rowling created and immediately wanted to have that, to have a place where every detail flowed from my pen, where my mind was supreme (I wasn't the most usual eight-year-old...)  My first story was about two abandoned Arctic foxes, quickly followed by an attempt at the Great American Novel. I have been attempting ever since.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
To sum up this book in a few words, "The Catcher in the Rye with a better theme." I was astounded with how well Chbosky recreated the situation of an unconfident teenager in an arrogant world. The medium used-letters to an unnamed "friend"-proved to be absolutely genius. So much did I adore this novel that when I discovered how so many parents discourage their youths from reading it becuase of "offensive content", there was nothing to do but formulate an argument against such censorship-you can see the products of this effort (and comment about what you think!) here.

So why do people have need to give thanks in general, one may inquire? It truly is related to fear. The Pilgrims feared their future, so they decided to dwell on what they possessed at the present moment. My schedule might resort to overload this year, causing me to not read a single world until Finals week. Entire families gather round tables and stuff themselves with American staple-foods because, well, who knows if someone will die or become broke or commit suicide in the coming year? Humans are used to controlling everything. They cannot control the future, but they can  dwell on their present so much so that the future is nonexistent.

19 comments:

  1. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

    New Follower :)

    If you have a moment, please come and vote on your favorite YA Novel's Character:
    Here

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  2. "So why do people have need to give thanks in general, one may inquire?"
    I don't know about others but I like to appresiate the connection between people and events, makes me feel closer to divinity and creating my own life and feeling interconnected with others, reminding me I'm never alone. :)

    New Follower. Come see my Friday, and see if I mentioned You! And have a Great weekend!

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  3. Congratulationd on your blogaversary, I loove Harry Potter one of my all time favourite series, new follower, here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/11/feature-and-follow-friday-6.html

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  4. Yay, I think alot of people are thankful for Harry Potter <3

    - New follower

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  5. Oh, There's so much to be thankful for and the list just goes on and on..

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    April (Books4Juliet)
    My Follow Friday

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  6. Happy blogaversary! :) New follower here.

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  7. I am also not the faster reader either--so when I read books like Gone with the Wind it usually takes me a long time. But it can be so worth it.

    I find using audiobooks for these longer books has worked well for me--more because I can listen while I am doing other things such as going for my walk or driving.

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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  8. Harry Potter is a great series and I'm completely thankful for it!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  9. Just I'd pop over and say thank you for the follow on my blog and that I've happily returned the favour. Have a great #ff!

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  10. Adorable blog! New follower, please follow back, I'm trying to get to 500 followers :) http://www.bethebooks.blogspot.com

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  11. thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I'm a new follower :)

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  12. Happy blogaversary! Regardless of why we give thanks, I like the opportunity to connect with friends and family; I live about 3 1/2 hours away from my parents, so a long weekend off to go visit is always much appreciated!

    New follower :)

    Follow Me Friday @ Radiant Shadows

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  13. Happy birthday to your blog! (-:
    -Kaitlin Marie

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  14. Following back... thanks for visiting my blog.

    JoAnne

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  15. The teens in my library love "Perks of being a Wall Flower" Great post - Thank you for promoting freedom of speech! Woot Woot!

    Happy Follow Friday!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

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  16. I haven't read The Perks of Being a Wallflower but have really wanted to. I am hopping by to say thanks for the follow. I returned it with pleasure.

    Have a great weekend.

    My Follow Friday

    ~Kristin

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  17. Thank you for stoppin by on my big day (Feature FF Blogger) it was a total shock & I did not know it until very late in the week. I was scared no one would stop by & say hi.lolz.
    I was JUST told that I would enjoy The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    I must read it.
    Believe it or not Harry & the gang got me through a very rough time in my life back in 2002/03.
    Seems so long ago..PHEW I am OLD! lolz!
    Have a gr8 weekend & please stop by again soon & lve a comment on one of my witty,wonderful, reviews..
    Maybe not witty AND wonderful..
    Books&Beyond

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  18. Happy blogging birthday! It seems like such a massive milestone, being only 2 months in seriously.

    Hehe, I love that you listed HP and the Sorceror's Stone. It seems appropriate given you're the Teenage Philosopher, and HPatSS is HP and the Philosopher's Stone outside of the US :)

    Happy FF!

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I'll return follows and comments, all of you.
Leave your twitter name and I'll follow that thing too.
But the real reason I want your comments, I'll now confide,
is so I can see you utilizing the first ammendment.With pride.