Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Friday, April 22, 2011

Follow Friday Book Blog Hop and The Book Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog-please look around a bit if you have time

I will happily return all follows-if you follow me from the hop please leave a comment to be sure I follow you back-if you just hop by leave a comment so I can return the visit.
If you already follow me and I have not followed you back please leave a comment so I can fix my oversight.

To those new to my blog mostly I post on short stories, Asian literature (I am in the Philippines) and classic fiction.    I recently hosted Irish Short Story Week and I am very open to events of all sorts.   I love reading and exchanging reading ideas.    I love to discover new to me writers.   

This week the host of the hop, Parajunkee, gives us a question-this week it is  -

What Literary Character would you like to date and which one would you like to be?-As my wife is out of town for a few days, I will answer the first part  

Option one, when feeling in need of some danger in my relationship  it might be Mitsuko from Quicksand.

(Forget the leading ladies in "Melrose Place", "Desperate Housewives", or the female villains in the latest Korean soap opera.   None of them are half as devious, manipulative, seductive, or beautiful as Mitsuko in Quicksand.   (It should be noted that those  are Mitsuko's good qualities.)-This is from my post on Junichiro Tanizaki's  Quicksand.)

Or in an English frame of mind, maybe Rebecca from the book of the same name  

Or maybe from Wild Sargasso Sea, Antoinette.

If I was seeking a serious relationship, then one of the Makioka sisters or one of the unattached bookish ladies from Cranford

Jennifer at Crazy for Books also hosts  a weekly hop.  Here is her question-

Which book blogger would you most like to meet in real life?-Too many great people out there to pick even a top ten list-

"Hi-I hope you will follow us"-Ruprecht

Mel u


Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Have a great weekend!
My Hop

Bonnie said...

Hi I'm an old follower stopping by! Seriously? No playlist? ; )

Here is my hop post:

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

Thanks for the follow - following back!

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm a new follower.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for visiting and following me at Hands and Home - I'm already a follower! ; )

Audio books absolutely count as a playlist!

Unknown said...

Hello, thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm following you back. Have a great weekend!

Bookgirl ( My Book addiction )

WildIrishRose33 said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and following!
What kind of short stories??

Tena said...

I am your newest follower, hope you have an amazing weekend!

Crazy Book Slut

Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following through. I tend to get a bit obsessed when I find an author I like
As for my playlist - well I'm a 80's tragic!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Soon Hana said...

Hi, I'm a new follower from Follow Friday. Thanks for commenting on my post.

I'm from Malaysia so it's really great to see someone so near to me :)

So many books, so little time said...

This is my 3rd FF too, :D happy days. Hope you have a great weekend and a nice Easter if your doing anything for it


p.s I am your newest follower

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Despite having an ipod I listen to CDs in my car more. I used my ipod back in school when I was in "study hall", but haven't really used it recently.

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower
Jessica@a GREAT read

Mystica said...

Coming through on the blog hop. Most of us seem to agree that if there is a book we particularly like, we tend to look out for books by the same author.

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Hi, old follower hopping by! I have some audiobooks on my playlist as well. I hope you enjoy listening to your short stories! Thanks for stopping by!

Truly Bookish said...

Thank you for stopping by, I am returning the follow. Have a great Easter weekend!
Truly Bookish

Al said...

thanks for the follow! <3
Al @ Magnet4Books

Sarah said...

Hi, I'm a new follower!
:(...You don't listen to music?

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower!

The Scarf Princess said...

Old Time follower stopping in to say howdy. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting me.

The Scarf Princess

Suko said...

Hi, Mel, just hopping by to wish you and your family a happy Easter. Thanks for all the short story links--I'm a little behind in adding them to my post, but I hope to catch up soon.

Lisa Jo said...

Hey there! I'm an old follower!

Happy Blog Hop!

P.S. Last day for our five HUGE giveaways!!!

Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

Unknown said...

Returning the visit! I already follow,. Love the Charles and Yoda picture!

Steph from said...

Okay, what is a zambale? It looks like a mango, maybe? New Follower, hope you will Follow back. Your header offers a lot of food for thought! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

Kristin said...

Old follower stopping by! Charles and Yoda are so cute:)

Have a great weekend!

Kristin@ My Bookish Ways

KarenSi said...

That was my answer too! I love Haruki Murakami. Have been waiting too long for this book.

Mystica said...

You are the second blogger on this hop who has mentioned this book! now to see what the excitement is about.

Anonymous said...

I too am looking forward to the new Murakami, although I can wait as I am far from reading all his books

It's a Book Thing said...

Fabulous blog!

Hopping by for the Hop... Pop by the ole blog to say ola

mpartyka said...

Great list of 10!

I have just one book that I can't wait to read this summer for the hop.

have a great weekend!

Addicted to Paleo said...

Great list, I am surprised how diverse the answers have been today!

If you have a chance to hop by my blog, that would be wonderful! Maybe even check out our giveaway!


Unknown said...

I was also looking forward to the Murakami book, but I recently read The Windup Bird Chronicles, and hated it, so I don't know. We'll see.

Here's mine:

Nightly Cafe said...

Stoppin in on FF :). New follower.

Have a great weekend,

Unknown said...

Hello, new follower here over from Follow Friday! I haven't heard of Quicksand before but that snippet has forced me to add it to my TBR pile, sounds interesting!

Obsession with Books said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

I am your newest follower :)

Have a great weekend.

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