Hop In And Follow Me Friday #5

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books.

This week's question:

Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?

For the longest time, I have wanted to own a time machine. I often joke about it--how I have all the pieces in the basement but have no idea how to put it together. I guess this is why I love to read historic fiction. I can pick up a book and slip into the Civil War, breathe the life of heroes in WWII, or understand the adventure and horrors of trying to make this once rough and tumble country what it is today. But more exciting than reading it, is writing my own stories--going wherever I want with whatever characters I create. It is the best job/pastime in the world. :)

Follow My Blog Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee.

This Week's Question:

What makes up your non-human family??

What? You mean, besides the cast of characters than run rampant in my head? ;) Nothing but a lousy beta fish. I don't even like fish. I'm quite scared of them, to be honest. When I was young, I went fishing with my father. I caught a fish and was so excited, but I soon realized that everyone else at that fishing hole had caught the same fish. I reeled it in, as did everyone else, but the fish was being pulled apart from countless hooks. It was disgusting. I was repulsed--horrified. It was a nightmare that I can remember so clearly to this day.

PS: The fish's name is Nemo. My kids love him. Mostly.



  1. OK, so it's after midnight and I just jumped, hooted adn scared poor guinea pig. I've never been to your site before Miss Gia. Its all over now, LOL You're on my favorites list now, baby!

  2. I know what you mean about historicals. I love love Flyboys. It is a wonderful amazing book. But I read pretty much anything.

    As for pets, I am the slave to 4 cats, a ton of fish and 2 fiddler crabs.

    Today I posted a review of a grand Steampunkery Book!  Please do check it out, I highly recommend Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar if you want Steampunkery and a mix of many genres.  A new favorite... indeed a huggable book!

    Mad Scientist
    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
    Forbidden Steam
    Adult: behind the bed chamber doors!

  3. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through. I read a eclectic mix of genres though I do have favourites. Historical fiction isn't generally one of them though
    I posted a pic of our pet - come and see!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Stopping by from the Blog Hop. I love your blog. I am a mommy, wife and writer, as well. I often feel an attachment to the characters in my head - but have no pets. My kids want a dog. Badly but I am so not ready to clean up after one. :) I am a new follower. Have a great weekend.

  5. Hi Gia, Stopping by from over at the hop to say hello, nice to meet you, I've enjoyed my visit.

  6. New Follower here! Love your layout. Happy Follow Friday!

  7. Good Heavens! That has to be the most traumatic fishing story I've ever heard! I wouldn't be a fish fan after that either!

    Oh and when you get your time machine, can I have a ride?? Austen era please :)

  8. Laura, of course you can have a ride...especially since you want to come somewhere that was never on my list! :)

    Julie, why thank you! :)

  9. Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

    Btw, I am your newest follower.

  10. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman

  11. Hello,
    Happy Friday I'm just stopping by for Follow Friday and the hop. I can't believe its Friday already but I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get lots of reading done.

    Romance Book Junkies

  12. How is your Friday going? I'm a new follower. Check me out at www.phaedrashowandtell.blogspot.com

  13. I read more than one genre. But there are a few genres I don't read. Come see what I do and don't read.

  14. Old follower, wanted to say hi! Drop by if you get a chance!


  15. Omg, that is a bad fish situation to be in as a kid! (or even as an adult for that matter..)
    I can get the love for the past and classics - i sometimes wish I had a time machine too :D But then I realize the Internets be awesome!

    -Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

  16. Hopping through. That would make for fish trauma.
    I had a beta in college named Atticus Fish.
    My Hop

  17. Stopping by via Follow Friday!

    Sorry to hear about the unfortunate fish encounter!

    I'm a new follower now, so be sure to take a minute and swing by my blog. I'm currently throwing my first giveaway right now so feel free to check that out as well!

  18. hey thanks for stopping by my blog and im an old follower!