Saturday, April 28, 2012

HilyBee is taking over!

Hey Everyone! 
I'm trying to expand your horizons, get you meeting new and exciting people in the world! Today, it is my extreme pleasure to hand the golden key for my little blog to a super cool lady whose blog I absolutely love, Hily Bee of Novel D'Tales! She's pretty great! I have so much fun talking to her and I think you will too! I'll just let her go ahead and take it away...It's all yours HilyBee!

*Takes the golden key to Jason's blog* (music plays)
Hi everyone!  My name is HilyBee and I'm taking over ( just for today)!  Thank you so much for having me, I'm so excited to be here!

Favorite books are somewhat of a mystery.  Not one person likes the exact same novels as the next.  We all find something about novels that we love, hate, can't live without, cherish, etc.  So the questions become...what makes a book your favorite?  What qualifies as a favorite?

My definition of favorite: anything that I can read, use, look at, smell, play with, eat, sniff... without getting bored of it after 2+ times. (I don't eat books, although I do devour them. hahah. haa.  ha.... what? not funny?) SO, what is your favorite won't always be your BFF's favorite even if you share *absolutely everything!*

Noisy Nora original print by Rosemary Wells
Favorites will change as the reader's habits change.  My favorite books from when I was only 16 are good, but definitely not my favorites anymore.  BUT some favorites are timeless such as children's books or books that are passed down.  One of my all-time favorite children's books is Noisy Nora with the original hand-drawn pictures and light yellow hardcover.  I shared a room with my older sister until our youngest sister was born.  I made my older sister read it to me every single night, no matter what, or I'd kick and kick her bed (we had bunk beds, she slept on the top).  "'Hush' said her sister. 'Quiet!' said her mum. 'NORA!' said her sister. 'Why are you so dumb?'

Some of my other favorites are Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1 by Amy Lignor, Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen, The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, The Missing by M.A. Leslie, The Door to December and False Memory by Dean Koontz, and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins to name a few (the list is really long)!

I absolutely love books, and always find a new one that captures my heart in a new way.  Your favorite book should make you feel excited to keep reading them, make you want to tell every single person about it.  Your favorite book should make you want to sing from the hilltops and skip around joyfully OR become one of "those" fans that is so obnoxiously engrossed into the novel the author knows your name! ahem..yeah. So, what are some of your favorite books?  Thank you for letting me take over!  Stop over to my blog - Novel d'Tales sometime.  Happy Favorites Day!


  1. One of my favorite books has always been Watership Down. It's in the category of "classic" in my mind. The main criteria for favorite is "how may time have I re-read it? Another one would be The Hobbit.

    More recently I'm getting a lot out of an author named Nathan Lowell and his book Ravenwood, for much the same reason.

  2. Nice post! Thank you. One of my all time favorites is Oliver Twist. I don't know how many times I've read it, and love it every time. I adore the classics and could name many as my favorites. As for current, I enjoy many by 'well-knowns', but have been getting into the 'up-and-comings' as of late, and I've enjoyed several to the most extreme. One is Alligator Lake by Lynne Bryant. Beautiful southern fiction.

    Again, thanks for the post Hily.

  3. Scott - Watership Down is an outstanding novel! I can see why it's your favorite. :) I haven't read anything from Nathan Lowell, I"ll have to look him up!

    Dee Ann - Thank you too!! :D

  4. Oh my where do I start! :-) Children's books would be "Let Papa Sleep" "Grimms Fairy tale Rapunzel" and "Love You Forever" by Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw In fact I have all three books! Otherwise I love just about everything from Stephen King.

    1. I LOVE the Grimm fairy tales! :D They are so good!