Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Favorites + FF#2

FF is a weekly meme that is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The basic rules are:

1. Follow thte hosts' blogs and create a post answering the question.
2. Follow other people's blogs.
3. Link them to this post so they can follow you.
This week's question:
Happy Father's Day! Who is your favorite dad character in a book and why?

1. Mo from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. He's such a laughing, book-loving, nomad father. He loves and protects Meggie through the whole series.
2. Uncle Garrow from Eragon by Christopher Paolini - you got to give him credit for raising Eragon like his own child. And I thought his death was so tragic, because his nephew couldn't save the only father figure he ever had (except for Brom, of course!).

3. Bob from the Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix; he raised both Arthur and the other children, even though not all of them were his. Quite a few were adopted or his stepchildren, but he loved them all the same, thouhg clueless about Arthur sometimes.

4. Gaia's dad from Birthmarked by Caragh O'brien, who actually died, but I think he deserves a mention. Gaia remembers her dad throughout the book; he was a fun, laughing kind of dad who loved his daughter and his wife very much.

Those are my answers. And my favorites this week:

I read A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain this week, which took most of the week. I found the large sections of Ye Olde Speak hard to follow. Overall though, it was entertaining up until (but not including) the end.

As for quotes, I found a few wonderfully simple ones:
"Everything you can imagine is real."
~Pablo Picasso
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
~Dr. Seuss
"A library is infinity under a roof."
~Gail Carson Levine

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
~Ernest Hemingway

And the last is a couple pictures from tumblr. (Or possibly deviantart or photobucket. But mainly tumblr.)

That's it for this Friday. Don't forget to follow and comment! Have a blessed weekend! <3


  1. Mo from Inkheart is a great pick! I didn't think of him, but I guess he's just a great dad :)
    If you want to see my answer for this week you can find it here:

  2. I chose Mo too! I thought he was really awesome.

    New Follower
    Here's my FF:

  3. I haven't read any of these, but they sound like great choices. Love those quotes and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your book this week. :(

    Thanks for coming by my TT!

    New GFC follower.

    1. Just passing through, making sure I didn't miss anyone...

      That should so be FF and not TT. Obviously, Friday's are not my day. ;)

  4. Thanks for stopping by - new GFC follower.

    Can't saw I've read any of your choices, but they all sound like good ones.

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  5. Just stopping by, new follower :) If you'd like to follow back
    my FF is Here
    Chrystina @Bookliaison

  6. Hopping through. I love the JK Rowling quote you have in your post here. Very true. New follower!
    My Hop

  7. Glad to see another blogger with Mo as a pick! Loved him so much. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm following back. I also love the J.K. Rowling quote picture.

  8. Thanks for stopping by the blog and for the follow! I agree that Sirius' death was tragic. :( I cried.
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend and I am a new follower, following you back.
    I hope you enjoy the glass castle! you should let me know what you think of it, I'd be interested to hear your opinion. Feel free to check out my review of it on my blog as well!