Friday, December 23, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday (3)

Hello, lovelies! This is our third Follow My Book Blog Friday, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Visiting you guys and checking out your beautiful blogs is more fun than I ever imagined. The rules for participating are actually very simple. Click on the image to learn more.



This week's question:

If you had to spend eternity inside the pages of a book, which book would you choose and why?


I answered a question very similar to this one in one of our Faves of TwentyEleven posts this week, and my answer hasn't changed. It's Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. I love the idea of living among the Italians in Australia. All these people have such an interesting history, and what's more, they have an amazing sense of belonging. Even though the older ones among them complain about being homesick and wanting to return to Italy, they are surrounded by their own people, their language and their culture and quite happy where they are. That sounds a little like heaven to me.





Thank you all for stopping by this Friday and a special thanks to our new GFC followers!
Maja

30 comments:

  1. Yay! I love Melina Marchetta's books and of course, Australia is a very great place to live in, among with the Italians!

    A new follower! :)
    Please check out my Follow Friday!
    http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-3.html

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  2. YAY for Australian YA! I LOVE all of Marchetta's books. Especially Looking for Alibrandi (though I liked Saving Francesca a little more!). Living with Italians in Australia would be very awesome xD

    Thanks for checking out my blog and FF (:

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  3. thank you for stopping by our blog! You're right it sounds like an amazing idea.

    I'm a new follower

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  4. Yay Aussie YA!! Great pick :) I'm a new follower :)

    <a href="http://followingthereader.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-10.html”>here is my FF</a> :)

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  5. New follower as well.Interesting choice as I've never heard of this book. Great selection. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  6. Haven't heard of that one before!

    - New follower

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  7. I've never heard of this book, but I will add it to my TBR list!

    #OldFollower

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  8. Hey Maja. (And Lisa, too, if you are around!) Returning the love! :)

    Can't believe I haven't heard of this book before, especially seeing as though I LOVE Melina Marchetta's work. But I'm glad I know about it know. I'll have to check it out soon! :D

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  9. Haven't heard of that one!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!

    Have a GREAT weekend and Happy Holidays!

    NEW Follower :D

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  10. Interesting answer! Never heard of that book but it does sound good!
    Old Follower
    Visit My Follow Friday

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  11. Thanks for the follow. Following back.
    Love this book. I was forced to read it in high school and watch the film too, definately enjoyed it. I think the reason is was such a hit in Australia was because we all related to it. The majority of Australians have parents from foreign countries and we all have these communities of nationalities. Its a great way to feel part of something :)

    Kris
    A book from Snowy River

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  12. Hopping through. Oh the shame. That is the only Marchetta book I haven't read. I really need to.
    My Hop

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  13. This sounds like a wonderful story. I have not read it ... yet! I am sure the food would be amazing as well!

    Thanks for hopping by my site! Returning the follow favor! Cool site!

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  14. :O I love Marchetta's books, but I had no idea this one existed! So not only do I think your answer is awesome, but you've given me something to add to my TBR list!

    Happy Friday!

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  15. Not familiar with this author will have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by. returning follow.

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  16. Cool answer, I've never heard of that one! Happy Friday! My Follow

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  17. Never heard of this but it sounds wonderful. Thanks for becoming a follower of my site, I'm now following you back.

    The Scarf Princess

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  18. I haven't read anything from this author before, but I've heard good reviews of her books! New follower!

    My Follow Friday!

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  19. I haven't read anything by the author before but I'll be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by, I'm following back!

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  20. Hi Maja, thanks for the follow. Following back! Very interesting answer. I haven't heard of this book before but now I will look into it! Have a great weekend.


    The Overnight Bestseller
    http://michaeljmccannsblog.blogspot.com/

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  21. I never, never, never would have thought someone would pick something so simplistic and family orientated. You know, I worked with an Italian family for three years and they made me an honorary family member. So much love, so much food and always full of stories of the old days. What a wonderful answer.
    Thanks for already checking out my blog. Old follower.

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  22. I've never read this one, but it looks interesting! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

    New follower :)

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  23. I lover your reply to the question. I am a new follower so come follow me at bookreaper.blogspot.com. Happy Holidays!

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  24. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier! :) I'm a new follower!
    Interesting answer. I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds great. I'd love to have such a sense of belonging.

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  25. I haven't even heard of that book. Ill have to check it out. It sounds like it would be a great world to live in though. =D

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  26. I've never ead this...it looks interesting, but maybe not my kind of thing. Running blogs with besties is fun!

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  27. Hi Maja, thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. :) I'm your 200th follower!

    Finding somewhere where you can be part of a community is important and it sounds like Marchetta's world would give you just that.

    Shelagh (Following Back)
    The Word Fiend

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  28. Hey! You just got yourself a new follower! XD

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  29. Good choice! :) I love Looking for Alibrandi but I'll still live forever at Hogwarts if I have the chance. I'm a new follower. Happy Holidays!

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books

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  30. I haven't read Aligrandi yet, but it sounds great.

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow, I am returning it! :)

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