Friday, February 24, 2012

Frivolously Follow Me this Friday! (Numero Cinco)

"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 Oh! For the Love of Books and Ezine of a Random Girl, both of which are also composed by immensely interesting people indeed. So what question have they inquired of us today?

Activity: Take a picture or describe where you love to read most...

I actually have a tie. In first place, we have:

The bed in my grandma's guest room. This is the place where I sped through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as well as cried when Mr. Potter waved his children goodbye. It is also a place of immense frustration during the school year...thank you so much for that, AP Chemistry. Really, you're just a doll.

Another favorite spot of mine is right in front of my house. One usually sees me there each morning of the summer, watching the neighbors pass on daily strolls. The breeze on pages of a book is a phenomenon that awes me to this day.

Where we read is as important as what we read, because reading is never simply words on a page. Although said words may be the lead actor, who's to say your environment is not the supporting actor (a category which Max von Sydow should win HANDS DOWN at the Academy Awards this Sunday night) ? If I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the sewage drains of New York City, my mind would probably not associate the book with childhood comforts, as it currently does. Same text, different experience. And it is the reader, not the book, that will affect in the larger scheme of Earth.

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  1. Totally agree with you! The place where you read is important. If it's not somewhere comfy, I'll probably associate the book with backaches and noise. Great post! I'm a new follower!

    My FF:

  2. I love reading on my bean bag!

    Old follower! Here's my Follow Friday Post

    Happy weekend!
    -JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd

  3. You're right about the importance of the places where we read! Loved your post :) And followed on GFC.

    Here's my #FF

  4. New follower. I also read in the guest room. Ugh, AP Chem. Definitely one of my least favorite courses. Looking forward to your reviews!

  5. New Follower via GFC and RSS - Love your answer! Great blog here :)

    Here's our FF

    Have a great weekend!


  6. New Follower via GFC!!! Great answers!!! Love the name of your blog, will be coming back to check out your reviews!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Ali @Ali's Bookshelf

  7. Fantastic post! Those sound like wonderful places to read - really comfortable and relaxing.

    New to your blog :)

    My Follow Friday Post|Enter my International Giveaway

  8. Definitely following you! Thanks for stopping by and guess what, I can't see your picture!! I wonder if it's my silly work computer?? Hmm. Well anyway, love the blog and I will be adding you to my sidebar so I can keep up with your updates!!

    La Toya (La Toya, Literally.)

  9. Very much agree! The environment your in totally helps the story! Following.

    Preet @ AWR

  10. Darn, I can't see the picture! But I agree with you that each reader's environment, upbringing and life events will shape how they perceive a book.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for following! I'm now following you back! Have a great weekend!

    Andrea (The Overstuffed Bookcase)

  11. Completely agree! I cant imagine what I would of thought of Harry Potter had I read it at a construction site or at the tip... although I wish I had caught the train to Oxford and Cambridge where the film was made... maybe even read it in the great hall... now that would have been awesome!
    I too cant see your photo for some reason... wierd.

    Anyways, following you back! Always love finding new cool bloggers.
    A book from Snowy River

  12. Some wonderful places to read. I too love reding outside on a brezy summer day. Thanks for hopping by. Following back and looking forward to reading more on your blog. You have a wonderful way with words!

  13. I really like your answer. And I agree about associating books with experiences - I have cheer-up books and so on. :)

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower too. ^_^

  14. I remember fondly the couch I curled up to read Harry Potter books 1, 2, 3, and 4 (all in the same week).

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I followed ya back.

  15. You're so right! Where we read is definitely a big part of it. :-D You're also right about Max von Sydow! YES!

  16. The picture won't show...but then again, if you complain about that too much, you sound like creepy stalkers who want to know where he sleeps....

  17. I'm sorry about the picture, everyone...Blogger must be temperamental this week. Oh, and I'm sorry about the delay as well-return comments and follows will be finished by the end of this week!

  18. When I was a teenager, I used to sit on the front porch railing reading and watching the neighbors walk by on nice days. Where you read can definitely have an effect on your feelings for a book.

    Thanks for visiting Working for the Mandroid! New RSS follower. :)


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