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  • Thursday, June 09, 2011

Thought this might be fun! Any way to get in touch with more book bloggers out there is always a good thing. Thanks for hosting this one Parajunkee

Let's go blog hopping! 
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I forgot that I needed to answer this week's question:

Q. THE MAGIC BOOK FAIRY POPS OUT OF YOUR CEREAL BOX AND SAYS "YOU AND YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER (FROM A BOOK OF COURSE) CAN SWITCH PLACES!" WHO ARE YOU GOING TO SWITCH WITH?

A: This is an easy one! I'd like to be Thursday Next (well, the younger version). If you don't know who she is, go and crawl under a rock (haha!) ... because you can't possibly be a book aficionado without ever dreaming that there must be an alternate literary world out there, somewhere.

Here's why I listed Jasper Fforde, author of the Thursday Next series, as one of my favourite authors of 2009:


Jasper Fforde. Thanks to my Bookmooch friends, I got wind of this author and have not turned back since! I have enjoyed the Thursday Next series so much! I've read: The Eyre AffairLost in a Good BookThe Well of Lost Plots and Something Rotten so far. To complete series, I need to read Thursday Next: First Among Sequels and a still untitled book 6. The whole premise of this series is innovative and imaginative, being based on a parallel yet futuristic universe which revolves around books and words. There is a very thin line between what constitutes reality and literature, as the characters tromp in and out at will, but not without consequences, of course. A true book lover's delight, there are many  references and witticisms to many other books and characters, many of them classics (which strengthened my resolve to get some classics into my reading list).

3 comments

  1. I have been meaning to read the Thursday Next series, I have heard other people say how good they are. Love your blog- I am a new follower.

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  2. I've never read Thursday Next, but it sounds interesting!

    Thanks for the hop!!

    Hikari @ Imaginary Reads

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  3. @Anne - thanks for visiting! enjoy thursday next!

    @Hikablack - thanks for hopping over :)

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