Thursday, March 3, 2011

TGIF! (5)

BOOK BLOGGER HOP & FOLLOW
 ME FRIDAY!

Book Blogger Hop
This week's question comes from Mia who blogs 
at Girl About Books...

WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE 
BOOK VILLAIN?

This may sound a little odd, but my all-time favorite book villain is Elphaba, the wicked which of the West, from Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maquire. Elphaba wasn't always a villain - she was actually a pretty down to earth, good-hearted, green girl. All of her life, Elphaba was simply misunderstood, and although she almost always attempted to act honorably, the circumstances surrounding her and the events that took place throughout her life caused her to eventually develop into a villain. Maquire has a gift for making you love the villain, and that's just one of the reasons I love his style of writing. If you have not yet read Wicked, I absolutely recommend that you put it on your TBR list. It's an amazing book!

And this week's question is...
WHAT EMBARRASSING THING HAVE YOU DONE ON COLD MEDICINE?
I'm giggling while typing this, lol. Thanks for the laugh!

I just got over a bad cold and was taking some prescription cough medicine (the kind with codeine in it) and have a pretty funny story. When I'm really tired I snore and talk in my sleep, so you can imagine what would happen if I was extremely sleepy as a result of taking prescription cough medicine. My future husband, Mitchell, told me that not only was I talking in my sleep, but I was also rambling on in Spanish. He doesn't speak Spanish, so he obviously had no idea what I was saying. To make a long story short, I was repeatedly yelling ¿Dónde están mis gatos? (Where are my cats?!?). Then I yelled at him and told him to stop making fun of me, all while I was sleeping. Ha ha ha ha. Good times!



Stop by the Weekend Creation Blog Hop hosted by Words in Sync!

34 comments:

Caroline (Bon Bons and Reveries) said...

Hi! Just stopping by on the hop. I'm your newest follower. I didn't finish Wicked. But I saw the musical a couple times. I loved it!
Have a great weekend :)
Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

BookGirl said...

I'm stopping by from the hop, I haven't even thought about Elphaba! I loved that book. Have a great weekend!

the Vintage Bookworm said...

Great pick! Though I haven't read this series yet. :( I've heard it's really good though. So I may consider reading it sometime soon.

Cheree said...

Just hopping by from the blog hop. I haven't read those books, but I have seen Wicked at the theatre. I didn't even think about her, great pick.

ComaCalm said...

Unusual choice, I like it!

Now following... comacalm.blogspot.com

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Nice villain pick! Hop by and see mine if you want ;) http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

Sally Sapphire said...

Hi, hon - happy to be a new follower! I went with Randall Flagg from Stephen King's overlapping universes of horror for my villain. Gotta love the man in black . . .

Sally @ Bibrary Bookslut

shah wharton said...

Original pick. From childhood mine would be Hook and from adulthood - mmm? You know I will have to think about that. ;D

Shah from The Weekend Creation Blog Hop at wordsinsync.blogspot.com

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks for all the comments, and so glad to see new followers! I'm on my way to hopping by all your blogs.

Caroline - I had to force myself to get through the first few chapters of Wicked, but trust me, it gets much much better. Some of the events were so unexpected - I had to reread a few parts just to make sure I wasn't losing my mind, lol.

If you haven't read the book, trust me, you will totally enjoy it! I started to read Son of a Witch just after I finished the first book, but I really didn't have the patience to get through the first few chapters (shame on me). Maguire's books start off slow but hit you when you least expect it. So, I'm sure the other books in the series are just as good as the first.

Happy Reading!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Hopping back by to say thanks for stopping at my site and following! I'm your newest follower!!

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks Julie Anne!

Two Readers Reviews said...

This is a REALLY good one! Nice pick! :)

Liz Velez said...

Hopping on by from the blog hop. New follower here and thanks for stopping by and following my blog, as well. Paranormal is not huge on my read list, unless it's shifter or ghost, so this is a new one for me. Sounds interesting.

кєяo said...

I never talk in my sleep but I wonder what would I say if I talked.
Just hopping through via Follow Friday. I started following you.
My follow friday post is here:
http://kerosbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/follow-friday.html
-
Kero

Talina Perkins said...

Hi! You have such a fabulous blog! The colors are so brilliant and cheerful. I'm here from the hop returning the follow. thank you for stopping in at my blog.

I love your choice of villains-how original! I hope you have a great weekend and happy reading.
:-)
~Talina

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Tribute Books Mama said...

love your villain pick, she is a scary witch,hopp by and see mine.

ParaJunkee said...

LMAO where are the cats! I guess it is better then peeing in a closet which is what my cousin did the last time he was hopped up on cold medicine. He thought it was the toilet.

Sakura Sandra said...

Haha, that was a funny story! I wish I had a similar one to share, but I don't have any cough medicine stories to share, but hopefully that doesn't stop you from following my blog anyway! I am your newest follower. :)

http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com/

All new followers are greatly appreciated since I just started my blog! Thanks! (^_^)

Elizabeth said...

I love this week's question.

...Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

Good answer...she is a good villain.....stop by my blog for my answer and also a book giveaway.

Stop by my blog for a book giveaway:

LITTLE PRINCES BY CONOR GRENNAN

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/

Chelsey Emmelhainz of HARPER COLLINS is graciously providing FIVE copies for five lucky winners.

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks for the comments! I will be hopping by your blogs in just a few.

Jenny said...

I'm just hopping by to say Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower - come visit me! :)

Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

PS: You should join New Books for New Bloggers -- you're just the type of blogger we look for!

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks Jenny - I'll def do that :)

кєяo said...

Thanks Mandy for the useful tip. I have very little knowledge about HTML. I removed many buttons that didn't fit in my sidebar. But, thanks to your help, I'll put them back now. BTW, sure I've room for your button too.
-Kero
http://kerosbookblog.blogspot.com/

Lucia said...

Hahaha, that's so great! I love your blog. It's so cute. :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Lucia
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

MANDY said...

Hi there. I love to hate the villain "Black Jack" from the Outlander series. You have to read this book if you haven't already. I am having a giveaway right now for this great historical tale. I am now your newest follower. Come and visit me at www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Happy FF! New follower:) Love your blog (great colors!!) Hmmmm...fave villain. Probably Sebastian Gault from Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger Series (Patient Zero,etc). There are so many good ones, though!

Drop by and say hi if you get a chance!
Kristin
My Bookish Ways FF

Jennifer said...

Just hopping through and a new follower =) Love the layout btw!
Jennifer @ Just Nooking Around

Cait said...

Great choice! I've been meaning to read this forever. Just hopping by, have a great weekend

Sara said...

Great choice, I love the misunderstood.

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks for all the comments and follows! I'll be hopping by all of your blogs as soon as this killer headache goes away :(

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Wicked! I loved the book so much - the musical is nothing like it, doesn't do it justice, I say!

That's a hilarious cough syrup story. I'm fighting off a horrendous cold right now, and am totally zonked out on decongestants so hopefully an equally embarrassing cough syrup story won't be in my near future.

Mandy Lum said...

so glad to hear that someone else read the book! i can't believe so many people haven't read it yet - it's such a great read!

i'll be crossing my fingers for you. hopefully you won't start speaking another language in your sleep, lol.

thanks for stopping by!

Heather said...

This is the third choice where the villain was the main character and I'm loving it.
New follower here!
Check my pick out here

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