24 June 2011

BOOK BLOGGER HOP #5

This week’s Book Blogger Hop question comes from Elena who blogs at Books and Reviews, hosted by Crazy-for-Books is:

“WHEN DID YOU REALIZE READING WAS YOUR PASSION AND A TRULY IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR LIFE?"

As a child, I used to absolutely love read my parents' old battered copies of Enid Blyton's 'Malorie Towers' and Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'. Even then I knew books were special. I used to read them everywhere...including in the car, which my sister claimed was crazy because reading in the car made her feel sick! Go figure?!


This week’s Follow Friday question, hosted by Parajunkee is:

"IN LIGHT OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE, ALSO KNOWN AS MIDSUMMER...LET'S TALK ABOUT FAIRIES. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FAIRY TALE OR STORY THAT REVOLVES AROUND THE FAE?"

When I was little I loved it when my mum read the Brothers Grimm to me at night. My favourite fairy tale was 'The Worn Out Dancing Shoes' about 12 princesses whose shoes were worn out every morning. The King offered any man who could discover where his daughters were going at night the hand in marriage of any of the princesses. Needless to say, there is a soldier looking to solve the mystery and gain a princesses' hand in marriage, and 12 princesses determined to keep their secret...

If you want to read it, you can find it here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hi, hopping through from FF. I love your answer to this weeks question. I love those memories of being read to as a child. New follower!
Happy Friday
~Rebecca
www.bendingthespine.blogspot.com

kaye (paper reader) said...

If that was your favorite story, have you read Entwined? It was sweet and so well done.

Pedantic Phooka said...

Stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
www.pedanticphooka.com

Lan said...

Hey Hannah! I love this story. I think there are diff versions but my fav is the one where the soldier chooses the eldest daughter rather than the youngest and most beautiful.

New follower.

My FF post: The Write Obsession

Alison said...

Hopping through. I've never heard of The Worn Out Dancing Shoes. I'll have to look it up.
My Hop

Hannah Mariska said...

Kaye - Entwined sounds so so similar to the worn out dancing shoes! I'm going to have to read it now! Thanks for recommending!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I remember being able to read in the car! Fun! Now, however, it does make me sick :( I read and re-read all of the books I had when I was a kid, too!

Tracy Smith said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You have a really nice one here!! I am a new follower on gfc as countrysunset40.

Have a super Saturday!

Teen Fiction Centre said...

Hey I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your newest follower!

If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre, and take a look around!