Friday, August 30, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday

It's time for Feature & Follow Friday!
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This week's question:
If you could only have ONE – one book – for the rest of your life, don’t cheat…what would it be?

Hrrrrm.... this is a tough one.
Really... reallyreallyreally tough.
My first instinct is to name a Harry Potter book,
namely, The Prisoner of Azkaban...
but if I really, really, really thought about it,
I think I'd want something with more to it... something that was a complete story, so that I didn't find myself longing for the other books in the series...

So my choice has to be:

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke

 It's filled with elements I love,
it's long and beautifully written,
it's complicated and layered
and it's a complete story...
 Something I feel I could read over and over if it were the only thing
I could ever read again.


  1. I nearly picked The Prisoner of Azkaban too! But then I chose The Fault in Our Stars, as it is my favourite stand-alone read!

    Happy Friday!
    My FF
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  2. I DID pick HP, but I'm not sorry!

    But then again, this FF made my brain hurt and I had to pick quickly or else go MAD! I like your choice, picking a self contained book is smart because you get a beginning and resolution to your story.

    New GFC follower

    Kat @ Books Are Bread

  3. Ooh nice! Never read this one but have seen it a lot!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I have actually never heard of this book. I'll have to look into it. Thanks!
    My FF

    New follower via GFC

  5. Never heard of it! But it's a good opportunity to check it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great choice!! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm a new Bloglovin follower!


  7. It's nice to see reads I haven't heard of! It looks fascinating though :) I love complex stories that are beautifully written.

    New Bloglovin' Follower!

    My FF HERE.
    -Seirra @ Dear, Restless Reader

  8. I really like that book, and I love your squids(especially the belly-up one) Thanks for stopping by my FF. Followed via Bloglovin.

    Kimber Leigh @ Once Upon a YA Book

  9. Thanks for stopping by my FF. Haven't heard of this one, will have to look into it. New bloglovin' follower

  10. Hello, Heather! I haven't heard about this book but I hope it will keep you contented for life. :D

    Sneaking isn't allowed. Nyahahahaha

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Following you on bloglovin!

    Thoughts and Pens

  11. I haven't heard of this book before, but I'll be sure to check it out!!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Twitter Follower :) (Old follower elsewhere)

  12. Hey thanks for stopping by my F&F!:)
    I haven't heard of this book but
    I'll check it out haha!:)
    I love your rating system! The squids
    are adorable especially the dead one haha!
    New Follower!

    -Marii @The Words Written

  13. Excellent choice! Love the logic, too. New follower on Bloglovin'! My FF

  14. Oh wow ... I LOVE Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell ... that is a great choice :)

  15. I haven't heard that book, though it looks nice ;)

    New GFC follower and thanks for stopping my blog Home Of A Book Lover

  16. I've never heard of this book, but I like your reasoning. I had similar reasoning for the book that I chose. I think it would make sense to have a long book with a lot of meat to it. Thanks for stopping by my FF! I'm following you back via Bloglovin'!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  17. Haven't read that one yet, but you give some great reasons for picking it! I'm an old follower, thanks for stopping by my FF as well.

  18. Ha! Harry Potter crossed my mind too, but I agree I need the WHOLE series! I haven't read your choice, but I'll check it out. New bloglovin follower! Thanks for stopping by my FF.


  19. I know what you mean. It's impossible to choose only one of the Harry Potters without craving the others. Thanks for stopping by. Following you back.

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  21. I have this sitting on my shelf. I haven't heard too much about it review-wise so it hasn't floated to the top of my TBR...yet. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. Following you back via BlogLovin'.

    -Maria @ Reading the Alphabet

  22. Thanks for stopping by my FF! :) I haven't heard of this one, but I can tell you absolutely loved it.

    I've followed back via Bloglovin'.

    Happy week ahead for you!

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

  23. You are the second blogger to recommend this. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR.

    Thanks for stopping by the Harem. I'm following back.

  24. If you only have one book you definitely want one with layers - like an ogre :) following you back via bloglovin'.

  25. I haven't read this book yet but there has been someone else who chose it so it must be good! I'll have to check it out! :)
    Followed on Bloglovin'!

    Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

  26. I've never heard of this title before so it's something totally new for me.

    It sure seems interesting.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  27. I've never heard of this book before but will for sure checking out it.
    Thanks for stopping by and I follow back via bloglovin.
    Happy reading.

  28. It's great to see a book I haven't heard of before! I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Returning the follow via Bloglovin' :)

    - Allie @ Little Birdie Books

  29. Never heard of this book!I was thinking about picking up a book from a series too but...I agree with you.Thanks for stopping by my FF.New follower via bloglovin.

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

  30. Thanks for stopping by my ​Feature & Follow! Your blog is so cute and I love your rating system - except for the DNF one. Poor squid! :(

    ​~​​Andrea @ ​Beauty but a Funny Girl
    New follower via Bloglovin :)

  31. Hello Heather! Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    I've heard about this book and but haven't read it. Interesting choice!

    Johanna @ ChallengingReads

  32. Haha great minds thinks alike. I co-sign your choice ;). Prisoner of Azkaban is also great, my favorite Harry Potter.

    Thanks for visiting, following via Bloglovin'

  33. I tried to read this a long time ago. And, I guess because of the elements you said (long, detailed) I didn't finish. Your choice makes me want to reconsider, though. Thanks for stopping by!

  34. Thanks for stopping by our FF we haven't read it but we will check it!!!


  35. I've never heard of this one. I thought about picking a HP book too. I think a lot of people did!

  36. Thanks for stopping by my F&F. I keep meaning to finish Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. I was slowly making my way through this one before I had to stop for exams one year and somehow I never went back. One day...

  37. I haven't heard of that one. Old follower too :-)

  38. I haven't read this one yet but it sounds good. Great pick! Old follower :-)

  39. 2nd most popular HP choice I've run across :-) Great choice though! That one is up there with my favorite of the HP.

    New BL follower,
    The Book Cove

  40. I've never heard of this book. But agree that you couldn't have just one Harry Potter, you'd need the rest of the series.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D

  41. Haven't heard of this one. Thanks for stopping by my FF. Following back on Bloglovin'

    Linsey @

  42. I haven't heard of this book at all. It looks really good though! Thanks for visiting my FF. Old follower.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  43. I have never heard about this book, but if it is filled with things you love, you should do OK.

    Have a great week.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  44. I was exactly the same as you! I was going to pick an HP book & POA is my favourite, but then I would just be torchered with wanting the rest in the series!!

    New twitter & Bloglovin follower :)

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

  45. I have not heard of this one before. I heard a lot of Harry Potter responses but I liked your reasoning for not picking that one. I agree definitely hard to pick on in a series and not die for more after you read it. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    Old follower!

  46. It is definitely a good choice if you would read it again and again :)

    Following you back :)
    Julie @ Chapter Break

  47. Someone else picked this book as well! I haven't heard of it. Thanks for stopping by my page earlier! New follower on BlogLovin!

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings