Friday, January 20, 2012

Follow Friday (14)



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Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel of Parajunkie.com and Alison of Alison Can Read  If you want to join in the fun just head over the blogs mentioned above and start checking out the various answer for today's question: 


Q: What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?



Hmm, when Harry Potter series came out, I didn't buy the books at all then when the movies came tumbling out, months before the world wide release of "Prisoner of Azkahban" I bought the previous books just so I can get up to speed. I also blew all my SMS credits every month (usually I can make it last for three months) since I was texting my friend as we did our read-a-thons. Lolz. There were a lot of late nights and I was going to work the next day, dazed. hahaha.  






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The same thing happened when Lord of the Rings came out. All the Ringers  I've met recommended me to get a copy of the Silmarillon which would help me with the background of the Elves, Morgorth and other characters plus the succeeding tales such as the Book of Lost Tales 1 and 2, Children of Hurin    Tolkien mentioned so many place names in his books and for me to get those names stick in my head, I bought the Atlas of Middle-Earth. With the help of the atlas, I was understanding the routes and visualizing a bit clearly the passages I was reading. That was the second time, I realized how massive Prof Tolkien's imagination was and it just gave me goosebumps. 









30 comments:

  1. Awesome answer. HP is awesome and I waited in lines til midnight for a couple of them and I can't wait to read J.R.R. Tolkien's work. =] New Follower. =]
    Here is My Follow Friday

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    1. Midnight lines are not known here or maybe it's just the city I'm in. Followed back and hope you like J.R.R Tolkien's books too.

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  2. I haven't read The Silmarillion but I've always wanted to. My craziest thing is my evil eye when I don't get the books I want! :) New follower, check me out at:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-me-friday-7.html

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    1. I've enjoyed Silma even if it had tons of info about the Elves and their history. It was hard for me to get a copy of that book here, I thought the store ran out of stock.

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  3. Doing a read-a-thon with your friends sounds like a blast! That's great :)

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    1. It was! We both maxed out credits. hahaha

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  4. I've made my Mom drive for three hours to get to the midnight release of a Harry Potter book once! That's about as crazy as I am, when it comes to getting the books I want.

    I'm a new follower.
    Follow me back?
    I Heart Reading

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    1. Followed back. That's so great of your mom to help you. :D I bet a lot of mother-daughter bonding time went with it for the next month or maybe help around in the kitchen. They're the best. :D

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  5. Harry Potter is everywhere today! :) Awesome.
    Old follower, hopping through.

    Here's our #FF post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

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    1. I know. The series stormed the book world. :D Thanks for the link. Can't wait to read your post. :D

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  6. I love HP and Tolkien is amazing! Great answer:)

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  7. Great FF post! Happy Friday! :)

    Old follower,
    Sarah @ Smitten over Books
    Here's my FF post.

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    1. Thanks! Hopping to your post, curious to what it is.

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  8. I got HP7 a lot later after it was released, mainly because they kept on saying it sold out ><

    Old follower stopping by:)

    Natasha @ My FF

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    1. When that installment came, I had mine reserved too. It kept selling out. Woah. :D Hopping to your post too. Thanks for leaving your link.

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  9. Sometimes I wish I did crazy stuff to get books! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Maybe there will be somewhere down the line. :D No worries about it. I never thought I'd be immune. It'll just come out of the blue. :D

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  10. Good list! I think nearly everyone went crazy or spent too much when it came to Harry Potter. :)

    New follower. Happy Friday!

    My hop: http://wordsoftheworlds.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-012012.html

    Alexandra~

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    1. Haha, yeah. Unbelievable. I tried hard not feel guilty about that kind of spending. I'm hoping not to go into that mode again.

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  11. It seems as though HP is a popular answer today!

    New Follower :-)

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    1. Yep, Unbelievable for a book to storm its way through. :D followed back.

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  12. Ooh, HP is so worth it! <3

    - New follower

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  13. I love the Lord of the Rings books . new follower here is my blog http://totallybookedsolid.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday_20.html

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    1. Yep me too, very much! Thanks for the link. Heading to your blog. Followed back.

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  14. There are a lot of stories for the love of HP. I hope we get another book sometime soon that will generate the same level of interest.
    Thanks for stopping by. Already following.

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  15. Books are just worth it! You're not the only one when it comes to spending to the limit! :)
    Happy friday! My FF

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    1. It just makes me dizzy so I try not to think about the things I did for the love of a book. :D hopping to your link.

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