Friday, 28 January 2011

Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop (28th Jan 2011)

This week's question, courtesy of is:
"What was/is your favourite subject at school?"

The answer to this is English.  From the Narnia books at primary school, to the more challenging Dickens and Shakespeare at secondary school, Thomas Hardy, Chistopher Marlowe and Carol Ann Duffy at Sixth Form, and Angela Carter, Emily Bronte, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Henry James and many more at university.  Reading is my first love, writing my second.  Doubt that's going to change any time soon : )

Book Blogger HopAnd the question from is:
"What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"

I'm not particularly aware of any upcoming releases in 2011, but there are a few books from last year that I am keen to get my hands on:

Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
Solar by Ian McEwan
The Moonlit Earth by Christopher Rice


  1. Hey Phillip!! I liked English too...but they had us read things that weren't so interesting. If we read Narnia in elementary school I would've probably become an English teacher haha.

    Happy Friday! I'm your newest follower!!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  2. I loved the reading part of English too. I however didn't like the writing and the grammar parts so much.

  3. The book I’m most expecting in 2011 is by an author I crossed off my “Favorite author” list.

    He’s back on that list now.

    Who’s the author? Raymond Feist? What’s the book? A Kindgom Besieged.

    Hop on over to my website to read all about it –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  4. Joanne Harris has a new one coming out? How did I not know that? I love her! And yet another book goes on my TBR mountain chain ...

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  5. Solar sounds like a really good book. English was definitely one of my favorite subjects ... though I put it aside to study science when in college (reading is still my main passion though).

  6. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through.
    I just added Started early, took my Dog to my TBR list

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out