Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway

It's time for another Follow Friday
This weeks question: 
What makes up your non-human family?
Two cats:
William the Bloody and
Domo: "Oh Hai!"
Will: "WTF is this thing?"

 The Salacious Crumb
Crumb: "I like to read a good novel... so what?"
Crumb: "Ooooh, Zombies are interesting..."

And Book Blogger Hop!
This week's question:
"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"
I mainly read fantasy because I read to escape.

I do read non-fantasy all the time... but I like fantasy best. There are usually epic journeys involved... and while I have found stories of women living in Walmart very interesting... it just didn't hold the same appeal to me that fantasy did.

Now, I'm not saying that if it's well done, I'll still poo-poo it... that's not the case at all. If it's well written and holds my interest, I'll love it... but generally, I find real life is sad enough, I don't need to read some fictional character's epic struggle with real world sadness to add onto that.

Also, Don't forget my current giveaway, 
part of a giveaway hop with lots of awesome prizes!

Click the picture above to be taken to the giveaway!


  1. Oh my goodness your cats are so adorable! Aww!
    Have a great weekend Heather!

  2. Your cats are adorable! I have four myself, and one of them looks just like your William :)I love Crumb's colouring!

  3. Your cats are CRAZY cute!! I have two myself that I actually posted pics of today and I can never get enough kitty pics :)

  4. I LOVE your pictures!!!! Your cats are so cute. :)

  5. The expressions cat's make crack me up so much. Those are the best pictures!

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  6. I have a black cat too! love yours' expression :-)

  7. LOL, those pics cracked me up :D How did you get Will to look right at you?!? That's tough to do with pets. I've never been really taken with fantasy but some books in that genre are really good in their own right. Old follower hopping by :) Here's my post.

  8. already a follower... just stopping by to AWWWW at the pics! :)

  9. Cut pictures!!!!

    You call your cats your non-human family, but I'm pretty sure my cat THINKS he's human. =)

  10. Cute kitties!

    It's interesting your take on fantasy books. I like to read some of them on occasion, not a whole lot. I prefer the urban fantasy, to give me a world that I can believe exists right next door in familiar settings.

    My Hop and Friday Follow

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  11. Two fish and a dog. I read many genres, but the type I read the most are Manga as my daughter loves them too.

  12. LOL. Cute cats!!! Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower!

    Emma Michaels
    The Thirteenth Chime

  13. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman

  14. Hello,
    Happy Friday I'm just stopping by for Follow Friday and the hop. I can't believe its Friday already but I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get lots of reading done.

    Romance Book Junkies

  15. Hahah! How DID you come up with those adorable names?

    I found you through the hop and I'm your newest follower. ;)

  16. Stopping by to wish you a good weekend and a happy hop!

  17. Such cute cats! We've got 1 dog, 4 ferrets, 4 cats, and 3 kids, so a full house! Old follower stopping by! I'm giving away Rot & Ruin and Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry! Have a great day!

    Kristin@ MyBookishWays

  18. I love the pictures of your cats. Especially William and Domo. That is too funny.

    Yes, I totally agree with you on the fantasy genre -- I hate reading books that are depressing realistic fiction... really takes you down. It's much more fun to "get away from it all" with a good book, preferably with some wizards, unicorns, vampires, or the like.