Friday Blog Hops #8

Follow my book blog Friday is hosted by Paranjunkee’s View & Alison Can Read.

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? And, why? 

Err.. I don’t know if I would. I hate messing with an author’s ideas, its their story. No, okay, I lie. I would love to change Breaking Dawn completely. And I am going to go all Breaking Dawn spoilers here so look away if you haven’t read/seen it yet and don’t want to know.

No more womb biting, or in fact, stupid vampire-human pregnancy, or silly baby. No more predictable romance ending. And no more frickin’ stupid final showdown with the dumb vampire council.. thing. And Bella would not become a vampire. Sorry Twilight fans, but Breaking Dawn bugged be beyond belief. If it was upto me, Jacob would get with.. whatsername. The angry wolf lady. Bella would decide, “You know what? This whole thing is ridiculous. I’m going back to live with my mum and meet a nice college guy who doesn’t treat me like a possession.” And Edward would go berserk and stop being a “vegetarian”.

End of spoiler-rant.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books.

Q. What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)

I’m in Britain so it’s Autumn for me. I love Autumn. I love the colours and falling of the leaves, and the gradually cooling weather, and the need for scarves, and Halloween (or Samhain, I was a Wiccan in my teens). I love all of the Halloween special episodes of everything I used to watch. It’s all just.. hmm.. cosy. Autumn makes me think of the colour orange, and warm drinks, and fires.

If we’re thinking more literally though, while all of that is a yearly thing, we’re really hoping to move this Autumn. Get a new start. That will be nice if it goes through. And of course, Alloy of Law is released in November and I’m utterly dying to read it. I can’t wait to see what Mr. Sanderson has done with Mistborn!

TGIF is hosted by GReads!

Q. Making a Difference:
Which book(s) would you put in the hands of today’s teenagers in hopes of making a difference in their lives?

Anything that teaches about the value of family and friendship, and the hardships of being a human – mental health, abuse, financial troubles. I don’t understand why parents don’t want their teenagers to read books about these subjects because they seriously help to prepare them for the real world. A couple of the best examples I can think of are the Harry Potter series. Yes, seriously. So okay, they won’t be heading off to Hogwarts to have magical adventures but those books teach a lot about love and acceptance and hardships, whilst having a bit of magical fun. Also, Jacqueline Wilson. She is the Goddess of hardship teen fiction and I can’t recommend her more for that age group. I loved her when I was a young teen and I’d still recommend her now. Her books will always be relevant.

Hi to new followers from the various hops! I kindly ask you to please not post comments with more than one link. Your blog url should be linked up to your comment name anyway and I do do my best to stop by everybody’s blogs and comment/follow back. If you post 2 or more links in your comments, you’ll be picked up by my spam filter and it’s a pain for me so please please bear this in mind.

And while you’re here, if you like fantasy, take a look at my epic fantasy giveaway! It’s international and ends on the 10th of this month so there isn’t much longer to enter. If you can help me spread the word, even better!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂