Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Follow Friday

Greetings fellow broom riders! I hope this week found you well and this holiday weekend leaves you even better. Stay safe! We are on a firework ban here, so no fireworks for me. Just enjoying the pics and staying cool indoors with my wonderful airconditioner.

If you are new to the Broomstick, I hope you will like the Facebook fan page, and spend a few moments. It is always great to meet someone who loves witchy fiction as much as I do. So grab a broom and tell me what you are reading this weekend. Happy 4th!

Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.

One of my favorite books of all time has to be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie and Claire are so real, they practically breathe. If I ran into them, I would either:

*hug them obsessively

Book Blogger Hop

What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?


The voice of the book has to grab me within the first few pages. The point of view, dialogue, and characters have to be there. The other thing that drives me crazy is when a book is marketed for a certain genre or age group and it doesn't fit within that category. Especially if a middle grade book is being marketed for a teen audience. That just does not work and that is the fastest way to find a book flying back onto the shelf.

Have a great holiday everyone!


  1. Hi & Happy Friday!

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Hi,

    ztopping by for the follow friday
    have a wonderfull weekend

  3. I love Outlander too! I almost picked Jamie for this question as well. New follower- have a great weekend.

  4. Oh yes I hates it when they market a book wrong!

    Just hoping through, have a great weekend! Come see what we've been up to this week HERE! And while your there don't miss out on a one of a kind GIVEAWAY!!

  5. I don't know why I keep reading a book. It's not the story. It's not the characters. I really don't know!

    I'm hopping by to tell you that I've got a wonderful giveaway going on at my blog, Readerbuzz. It's international! During the Readerbuzz July Giveaway I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! I'd love to have you stop in and throw your name in the hat to win!

  6. Hi,

    I love your blog. I'm a new follower just hopping by to say hello.

    My FF: From The Shadows I Review
    Char =)

  7. Outlander is one of my favorites too! In fact, in this week's blog hop I listed Jamie as the character I'd like to meet. Such a fantastic series!

  8. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  9. I haven't read Outlander yet, but it is on my to-read list.

    Hopping through via Parajunkee's FF. I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend, please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka