Saturday, 8 October 2011

Follow Friday

It's that time again! Make sure you head over to Parajunkie's View and check out the humungoid list of fellow book bloggers!

This weeks Featured blogger is the lovely Kati and her spanking blog the: Jagged Edge. Be sure to head over and check her out.

So (drumroll) this weeks question is:

Q. If you could pick one character in a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?

Had a good think about this while staring at my bookshelves. Firstly thought about Deryn from the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfield, cos lets face it, she's serving on a giant flying whale airship in an alternative WWI against humungous German robots! But she's a lot younger then me so I reckon that would be a bit weird (going through puberty once is more than enough for me!)
So I finally settled on the industrious and sharp witted Veronica Hobbs from the Newbury and Hobbs series by George Mann. I currently have a serious addiction for all things steampunk and Victorian and Mr Mann's series is the perfect antidote. She gets to battle clockwork zombies, foil insane geniuses, look after her clairvoyant sister and whip Sir Maurice Newbury into shape when he's feeling sorry for himself.   A pretty perfect heroine.


Trish said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't heard of either books but I agree with your answer - going thru puberty once is enough!

trish @ tales from ... 

Anne Bennett said... [Reply to comment]

The steampunk characters that you mentioned sound really intriguing. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

My Head is Full of Books

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Steampunk character sounds awesome. I haven't read Newbury and Hobbs series. It sounds interesting though. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Aimee said... [Reply to comment]

I just won the Scott Westerfield books. Hopefully I'll be getting to reading them soon!

Christin said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm following you now as well. I haven't heard of this series, but I'll have to look into it! Sounds like a great world!

Ishita aka Fishy said... [Reply to comment]

thanks for following my blog ! following back :D

The Romanceaholic said... [Reply to comment]

I've never read those but I LOVE good Steampunk so I may have to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by! Following back :)

The Romanceaholic

Grace Fonseca said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for following me. Now I'm following back. Great Answer. I didn't even think of this series. Good answers. Very original answer indeed. I like your blog title very much.

HollyG said... [Reply to comment]

Hi guys, Thanks for stopping by!

Trish - Totally, there's only so many acne breakouts and hormone overloads I can deal with in a lifetime!

Anne & Sagacity - You guys should definitely check the Newbury & Hobbs books out, even if it's just for beautiful covers (the UK editions especially, they're shiny!)

Aimee - You just won them? You are so lucky! I had to wait a year between books cos I had the misfortune of falling in love with Leviathan when it was first published!

Christin - The world building in Newbury & Hobbs is excellent, all foggy London Streets and seedy underworld criminals. Top Stuff.

Ishita - Thanks for the follow back!

Romanceaholic - If you love steampunk then it doesn't get any better then these, trust me!

Grace - Yeah I was staring at my books for a while trying to think of something different, thanks for the follow back!

iamjen said... [Reply to comment]

havent read those ;) my answer is rose hathaway since i really would love to have dimitri belikov....

im your newest follower and happy weekend!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Both of these are new to me. Guess I'll have to check them out. Thanks for stopping by Fictitious Musings.
New follower. :)

Bethany (youngbooklove) said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't heard of these characters - but I'd agree that puberty should only be suffered once! :P
New follower!
Bethany (youngbooklove)

Niina said... [Reply to comment]

You know that book sounds really good! I might look for it in the library. :)

~Niina from For The Love of Reading

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Great pick! I am so beginning to love steampunk! Thanks for stopping by :)

Bethany (youngbooklove) said... [Reply to comment]

OOh I just read your comment on my FF, eeps! I finished Blood Red Road an hour ago and I feel a bit disappointed! I think my expectations were too high. It was GOOD, but I didn't LOVE love it. :P Ah well. Can't LOVE love them all, right?! :)

HollyG said... [Reply to comment]

@Bethany (youngbooklove)Oh Bethany you are so right! I've had my share of disappointing books (Sweethearts for instance) but they just make the good ones all the much better!

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the follow. I'm now following you back :)