Friday, July 29, 2011

Follow Friday & The Blog Hop (2): T-Shirt Slogans & Excited to Read


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee.
This week's question is:
Q. Let's step away from books for a second and get personal. What T-Shirt slogan best describes you?

I went on Cafépress (idea stolen from Alison Can Read, because I don’t pay attention to shirts that describe me).  Anyway, I immediately found a bunch that describe me, first I looked for ones about reading because I read a lot, but then I took a step back and looked at the question again and decided to just look for random life quotes that might describe me… here’s what I came up with:

- This is me on a good day, my attention span is absolutely zero.

- My mom actually saw this shirt at the boardwalk and told me I should get it because it’s totally true of the two of us.

 - I am always confused, my friends tell me I'm blonde at heart.

  - I definitely know I’ve said something like this to friends before.

- This one fits with the theme of the blog, every night my mom tells me to go to bed early & I still end up late reading.
 - I thought this one was funny, apparently I'm worth knowing because I have no more room for the books in my room.
- This one is actually a clock and I feel like I need to buy it right now to hang in my college house =).
- Of course there’s no such thing.              

- Because I'm addicted to reading

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books.
On to the blog hop… This week's question is:
Q. Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!

 Earlier this week I bought Abandon by Meg Cabot.  I got it from the Borders sale for my birthday.  I had planned to read Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue and Messenger next, but now I think I might read Abandon first because the cover and synopsis look amazing.  I was looking at the books I’ve read and realized I haven’t read anything by Meg Cabot, even though I have a lot of her books in my TBR pile and even a couple others on my shelf.  Abandon just seems like it’s going to be a good book and a big change from Matched, I don’t like to read similar books one after another.  I love mythology stories and the story of Persephone is one of my favorites.  I loved Aimee Carter’s take on the story of Persephone, so I’m excited to read another take on the legend.


  1. Oh, Abandon looks and sounds awesome! I LOVE the t-shirts!!!!!

  2. Hi! Hopping through and following you now. Cute blog! And I love your tshirt pics. Some of those apply to me as well.

    Here's my can't wait book:

  3. LOL We're a lot alike, love these!

    New follower!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  4. absolutely love the first 4 :) im a new follower
    * tiffany @

  5. Hi, there! Thanks for commening on my Book Blogger Hop, and becoming a follower!! Now I'm returning the favor!

    I LOVE your blog! The designs in the margins are soooo beautiful! And your content is great, too~!!

    The T-shirts are just perfect for book lovers. Several of them describe me, too. Lol.

    I bought Meg Cabot's "Abandon" at a book presentation last week. Meg signed it and everything!! I really should have featured that book instead of "Dark Awakening". You know what? I might just revise my post!

    Thanks for sharing!! : )

    Here's the link for the post about YA authors presenting/signing their books:

  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by & following me!

    @Maria, I'm very jealous that you got to have it signed! I love author signing events, it's so great to meet the geniuses behind our favorite books, and I definitely think Abandon will become one of my favorites.

    - Jess

  7. I love the tshirt slogans you chose. LOL They are pretty awesome.

  8. Thanks for the visit and the follow. I love your T-shirt quotes, particularly "Naturally you're out of book space...."! Love that one!

    I haven't read any Meg Cabot either. The covers certainly are enticing!

    Shirley @ My Bookshelf
    I am a new follower

  9. Thanks for stopping by my hop. I LOVE your shirts. Especially the clock one. I just might have to put that on my wall. LOL

    Thanks for the follow. Following back :)

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

  10. Hopping though :)

    Love the t-shirt slogans!! They are awesome!

    Have a great weekend!

    Aislynn @ Stitch Read Cook
    I'm a new follower as well!

  11. Hi, again, Jessica!

    Yeah, I know I was VERY lucky to have this book signed!! I'm also very lucky that this bookstore is so close to my house (10 minutes away!), and that they hold these events every single day of the year!!!! YAY!!!!

    I sure hope you get to go to a great event where you can get a book signed! If you don't have any bookstores hosting these events near you, go to the Books and Books website. I think they'll ship a signed book out to you. They do that for people who can't attend their events -- for local people for sure. They might do it for those who are not in the area, too. Just send them an e-mail.

    Here's their link:

    BTW, I switched the book in my Book Blogger Hop post. Guess which book I switched to! 'Natch!!

    Enjoy your weekend!! : )

  12. Hoping through. Love the squirrel t-shirt. I think my attention span has gotten shorter as I've gotten older.
    My Hop

  13. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    I used cafepress as well!! You're right! There's no such thing as too many books! Oh no... Another blonde joke...

    New Follower!!

    ~Happy Reading!~

  14. LOL! I love all of your shirts! Each and every single one is pure awesomeness. I find it awesome that your mom told you that you should get the Mother B shirt! x)

    Hope you're having an awesome weekend! :)

  15. New follower! LOL I love the t-shirts you picked! Especially the one about your mother. I think my mom would like that one too LOL

    Amanda Welling
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  16. Just hopping through. I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop.

  17. Hey :) just hopped in, your blog is really cute and I love those shirts :)

  18. I loved this week’s question! I’ve made so many friends in the book blog world and am really impressed with so many blogs it was hard to hunker down and make a choice.

    But I did it! I’m shining the spotlight on a Jersey girl! Hop on over to my blog at to find out who she is and discover her amazing book blog.

    Howard Sherman, Implementor


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