Thursday, December 8, 2011

Friday Memes #6

 Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.

This week's question:


Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?


Well, my first answer would obviously be the Harry Potter series. I'm always going to recommend these books to everyone because they're purely magical and simply amazing (no pun intended? haha). I grew up with these books, and I still continue to re-read them every year.

Another book that I would recommend to everyone is Looking for Alaska by John Green. This book is amazing. John Green's writing has such great meaning, and he captures the teenage voice perfectly. His books are always hard-hitting and astounding. Every time I read Looking for Alaska, I love it more and more. And I know I'm gushing about this book, but it's just so good!

What books would you share with everyone you know?

70 comments:

  1. Harry Potter is a great choice. Congrats on the feature. Old follower hopping through.

    My Follow Friday

    ~Kristin

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  2. Harry Potter for sure! Only problem for saying that one on my post is that everyone I know has already read it! LOL!

    new follower! YOu can find me at the Howling Turtle:

    http://howlingturtle-pdx.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday_08.html

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  3. Oh, DEFINITELY! How could I forget HP? EVERYONE should read these. They're even better than everyone says. Pure magic, distilled into literary form. PERFECT pick

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  4. I really need to pick up the Harry Potter books. I've had them on my TBR pile for awhile now.

    Congrats on being featured!

    New follower
    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

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  5. Totally agree with the books that you would give! Harry Potter is a must read for everyone :)

    Happy reading and stop by my follow Friday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-9.html

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  6. True, John Green's writing is amazing! Great pick! I would give Harry Potter to my family and friends, but most of them have read it.

    New Follower!
    Em
    My Follow Friday Post.
    A Beautiful Madness

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  7. I loved Harry Potter! Everyone must read all the books :D
    New follower :)
    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter
    @chapterxchapter

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  8. I still haven't read the HPs....*sheepish look*

    New follower! Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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  9. Congrats on being the feature!

    I totally agree with your Harry Potter choice (and even wrote about that as being what I'd send too). Those books are a literary staple.

    old follower
    My Follow Friday

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  10. Great choices. New follower. Happy Follow Friday. My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-6.html

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  11. Hopping through. I cannot believe I didn't think of Harry Potter. Slap self on head.
    My Hop

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  12. I am one of those rare people who have not read Harry Potter. I have tried a few times, but never got into it. I have promised a friend that I would try the series again this winter.
    Congrats on the feature. New follower.
    My Follow Friday

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  13. Stopping by from the hop...new follower!

    I haven't read any John Green, but I've heard that his work is amazing. I'll have to put him on my list.

    Here's My Hop

    Cheers,
    Ems

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  14. Love the Harry Potter books. Great choices! New follower. Here's my FF: Mom Reads My Books

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  15. Congrats on being the feature this week! I still need to read the harry potter books, haven't gotten to them yet, I know, I'm weird... I went with some classic books for my picks this week... Anyhow, I am a new follower! Book Savvy Babe’s FF

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  16. Harry Potter...love it :) Good timing too, because I reread them every Christmas!

    New follower! Check out my FF!

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  17. Harry Potter was my first choice too. :-P

    New Follower!

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  18. Congrats on getting featured! :D

    I have never read the potter books and I think I missed the train with that, I'm too old now. ;)

    Niina @ http://niinas-reading-and-reviewing.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-follow-gift-choosing-edition.html

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  19. New follower from FF. Congrats on the feature!

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  20. Congratulations on being featured this week. I loved the Harry Potter books too. You're never too old to read them.

    I'm a new follower.
    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hey there Pepa!
    I chose Harry Potter as well. I mean, how could I not? If I had just one choice, I'd choose that book every time. It's the one that started and kept me reading :)
    Hope you're having a great one,
    Ninja Girl

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  22. Just Blog Hopped over to follow you and saw that your answer is the same as mine! Definitely Harry Potter, so snap! :)

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  23. Congrats on being the feature!
    I loved reading Harry Potter! I must have read the Sorcerer's Stone over fifteen times.
    Have a great weekend!

    Kristy
    http://rantsofaucg.blogspot.com/

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  24. Well, since I have the Harry Potter series, I will have to look into the other book. Happy Holidays! New follower!

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  25. New follower. I love the Harry Potter series! Are you on Pottermore? Looking forward to your reviews!

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  26. I'm a new follower. Congrats on the feature!

    Harry is a great choice, of course. I have walked by Looking For Alaska so many times, but have never read it. Maybe now I will give it a try...

    Alexandra~
    http://www.wordsoftheworlds.blogspot.com

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  27. The Harry Potter series is a really great choice! I don't know about the other one.

    New follower

    here is mine

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  28. Congrats on being this weeks feature. I'm a new follower.

    Good choices too. Here is mine if you get chance to stop by.

    www.clairesbookcorner.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi Pepa - congratulations on being one of this week's FF features!

    Harry Potter is an excellent choice - the series has gotten so many people reading again that it seems the stories themselves have a little magic of their own. :)

    Shelagh (New Follower)
    The Word Fiend

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  30. Hi Pepa. New follower here. I've yet to meet someone who doesn't like the Harry Potter series. There must be some out there somewhere! If you'd like to pay me a visit I'm over at:
    http:\\elizabethbaxter.blogspot.com

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  31. We match sort of...with HARRY POTTER OBVIOUSLY....

    New Follower
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex
    CHECK MY FF POST HERE

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  32. I completely agree about The Harry Potter series. Pretty much everyone in my house has read it by now. Everyone who can read, at least!

    I really like this blog a lot.
    Maja
    http://thenocturnallibrary.blogspot.com

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  33. Okay, I'll admit it here... I've never read Harry Potter. YIKES!!! But I will b/c I am a new YA fan AND I have a 5 yr old reader who could be starting them in a few years!

    Congrats on being the feature today!!!

    Kristin @myparahangover

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  34. Congrats on the feature!!

    I've watched all the movies but never tried to read the book. I have issues with HP - you know I loved LOTR so much that I always compare it to HP. Maybe someday I will. ;)

    Happy friday!! New follower here!!

    iamjenai
    http://bookinglyyours.blogspot.com/

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  35. Love HP! Congratulations on being this weeks feature. New follower:)

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  36. Huge HP fan so completely agree with that. I just got Looking for Alaska to read for my YA literature class. I'm super excited to read it now! Great choices! New follower.

    Here's mine: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-8.html

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  37. I haven't read Looking for Alaska yet, but it's most definitely on my list (someday I'll get to it, I swear). HP is always a great one! I feel like there just aren't too many people left who haven't read them yet. Happy #FF and happy reading!
    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  38. Great choices! I also loved Looking for Alaska. It's funny, it seems like a polarizing book. Either you think it's genius, or you hate it. I'm glad I'm on the former side of the debate. =)

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  39. Congrats on being the feature!
    Looking for Alaska is on my TBR pile since ages and I love the vlogbrother vidoes.

    Happy Friday! My FF post

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  40. I loved Looking for Alaska. I think John Green is a literary genius. Great pick.

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

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  41. Harry potter was also my choice! Nice one and congrats on the feature! Hope you have a great weekend and hop on over if you have the time:
    http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2011/12/fridays-blog-exploration.html
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  42. New follower (and YA author) from Follow Friday!

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  43. Another dedicated HP fan! I'm all for #Team Hermoine LOL. Congrats on being the feature and welcome to blogging and our vast expansive community.

    New Follower: Poison Rose
    Stop by if you get a chance. :-)
    Poison's FF #3

    ~Poison Rose

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  44. Well , I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books but I have seen the movies . I know the movie takes away from the story and I plan on reading the books in the 2012 Harry Potter challenge . I also read a terrific review about them and I hope to draw the same conclusion.

    I'm off to follow your blog now.......

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  45. new follower :)

    I have to agree! Everyone should read Harry Potter :)

    Happy Friday and check out my follow Friday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-9.html

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  46. Harry Potter is most definitely an excellent choice, I've been pretty successful pushing it on to all my friends and family! I haven't hard about Looking for Alaska but I'll have to check it out and see what it is. :)

    Rywn

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  47. lol. Harry Potter is definitely one of those musts. good choice. Haven't read Looking for Alaska, but I've heard a lot of praise for it. Perhaps I should add it to my tbr already.

    Congrats on the feature! New follower. Here's PiF's.

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  48. I'll have to check out Looking for Alaska!! :-) Thx for sharing! Congrats on being featured!! I'm a new GFC. My FF is here... www.burgandyice.blogspot.com

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  49. Loveeeeee Harry Potter. And it sounds like I seriously need to add Looking for Alaska to my reading list.

    New follower :)

    here's my FF: http://thefeatherandtherose.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-4.html

    (also, good luck getting through all these comments :P)

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  50. Awesome choices. I haven't read anything by John Green and I know I need to. And of course HP is a must read for everyone. =]
    Here is My FF

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  51. congrats on the feature!! new follower and have a great weekend!!!

    http://kcs-books.blogspot.com

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  52. I think everyone HAS to read Harry Potter! I have heard that Looking For Alaska is good! Congrats on being featured! New follower!

    Visit My FF Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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  53. I promised a couple of fellow book bloggers I wouldn’t “machine gun” my Follow Friday posts on the blogs I visit but this week’s Follow Friday has inspired me to make an important exception.

    The book I think everyone should read is a work of non-fiction called The Four Hour Workweek. The thing is, the book is very well written and entertaining so it reads like a work of fiction. What the book can do to enhance your life and change the way you live day by day seems unbelievable on its face which might mark it a legitimate work of fiction for the skeptics out there.

    If you read this work of non-fiction and really follow the advice it gives and apply the insights you’ll gain, your life will read like a modern tale fairytale.

    I encourage, implore and even insist you follow me back to my book blog so you can find out why I think EVERYONE should read The Four Hour Workweek – http://www.howardsherman.net

    TGIFF!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  54. Great choice! Damn! I was meant to feature Looking for Alaska but I forgot... I did Harry Potter though! Check out my FF post here

    New follower. Thanks!

    Molly
    Reading is my cup of tea

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  55. New follower! I love Harry Potter, too, and I still have to read Looking for Alaska!

    http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-6.html

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  56. New Follower C: Looking For Alaska is my favorite John Green book of mine so far. In my FF post I did a John Green book that you might wanna check out!

    Shortskie's Friday Hops

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  57. I know it's terrible, but I've never read a John Green book before... :O I've heard they're all amazing :)

    new follower!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  58. New follower! I also think everyone should read the Harry Potter books. I wasn't really a fan of "fantasy" and magic type books before I read them, but they are so much more than that!

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  59. I'm going to try not to answer Harry Potter in my post! I really liked Looking for Alaska too. I may or may not have cried.

    New follower!

    Stephanie @ The Night Bookmobile

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  60. I really liked Harry Potter, but there are so many great books, it is hard to narrow down the choices!

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

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  61. Hi! CONGRATS on being one of the featured blogs!! Hope you get loads of new followers!!

    I LOVE the Harry Potter series!!!!! J.K. Rowling has such a fertile imagination, and she has delighted lots of us readers, whether kids or adults, with all of the wonderful adventures Harry and his friends have!! GREAT pick!!

    As for the other book, "Looking For Alaska", I'll have to check it out, because I've never heard of it. The title does sound very interesting, though! : )

    Here's my FF post:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-my-book-blog-friday-hop-14.html

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  62. Of course, Harry Potter always dominates! I have heard so many great things about Looking For Alaska! Thanks for sharing! :)
    My FF!
    -Roxy

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  63. I love the Harry Potter series. It amazes me that there are still people out there who haven't read them! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

    New follower :)

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  64. Congrats on the feature, I love Harry Potter and I think everybody should read it, new follower, here's mine
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oWFoI4glL.jpg

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  65. Sent the wrong link here's the proper one.
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/12/feature-and-follow-friday-8.html

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