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(Courtesy of Parajunkee): The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy.
FF prompt of the week: If you could only have ONE – one book – for the rest of your life. Don’t cheat…what would it be?
This is hard for me because I'm not someone who typically re-reads books. Matter of fact, I can only think of a series that I've re-read (The Gardella Vampire Chronicles) but that's not necessarily something that I would choose to be my only book (and because it's a series so choosing one book defeats the likeability). I'm also not someone who has read a lot of the "classics", so it's hard for me to think of one of those that really sticks out in my mind.
I'm a romance junkie and love the lighter pre-Victorian setting in Jane Austen's books. My two favorite are Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice and if I had to choose, I'd have to go with Pride and Prejudice. This is a book that I'm sure is popping up a lot on the this FF, but I have no fear of not being "original" when it comes to good reads ;-) Pride and Prejudice is just one of those books that offers so much to 19th century fans. As with all of Austen's books, it has got the strong opinionated female and steadfast male characters that have you either laughing or your heart breaking on every page. And I particularly love the dialog and interactions in Pride and Prejudice compared with Austen's other works, which is why I'm choosing that particular book. I think that it is one of the stronger written books that makes you feel for the secondary characters just as much as the main characters.
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So how about you? What's the one and only book you could read for the rest of your life? And if you're a Jane Austen fan, what is your favorite book of hers and why?