Friday, October 21, 2011

TGIF and Follow Friday!

Friday's meme day in the blogosphere, and I love getting to visit with new and old people every week to see their answers to the questions posed.

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Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read to feature a different blogger every week and let all of us stop by to say hi!   




This week featuring The Bursting Bookshelf!

Q.What superhero is your alter-ego?

The problem here is that I'm a total comics geek so the choices, they are so broad!

But if I have to choose, I'll choose Gertrude York from Marvel's The Runaways.  The comic's about a group of teenagers who discover their parents are supervillains.  So they, yes, runaway and decide to try to defeat their parents and save the world.  



Above are the Runaways in their original formation, and that's Gert at the back with the purple hair.  She's the only one of the group without any actual superpowers, but she's totally smart, incredibly sarcastic, and all around awesome.  Also she ends up with a pet dinosaur (to the left there) called Old Lace.  I freaking love her for being incredibly awesome and holding her own in the face of all these crazy mutant powers.

If you haven't checked out The Runaways, do so!  The first few runs are really, really good.  It falls off a little after Joss (yep, Joss Whedon wrote some) left, but the Brian K Vaughn and Joss issues are amazing.

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Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books that allows us to connect with and support other book bloggers who love books just as much as we do!
“What is your favorite type of candy?”

You mean other than just all chocolate ever?  Around Halloween, I start really loving those little boxes of Junior Mints and Dots that people give out.  The size is just perfect, and they're wonderful.  Other than that, I totally love any type of gummy candy - gummi bears, gummi sharks, gummi worms, sour patch kids, Swedish fish, those little gummi coke bottles?  Yum.  Definitely my favourite.

Happy Weekend to all of you!  Definitely link me to your answers so I can check them out and say hello!

And also if you haven't entered my 100 Follower Giveaway yet, go do so!  You could win a signed copy of Lisa McMann's The Unwanteds!

30 comments:

  1. I've never heard of the Runaways before but Gertrude sounds pretty cool - who wouldn't want a pet dinosaur!!!

    I'm a new follower :)

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  2. What a great story line for the Run Aways. I have to check it out.
    New follower,
    Read Phoenix
    http://readphoenix.blogspot.com/

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  3. DOTS! I love them! And any kind of gummy candy ... sugared or soured. Mmm. :-)

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  4. I love DOTS, but none of the other "gummy" candies. Yuck. :)

    NEW FOLLOWER....lovely blog.

    Stopping by from the YUMMY blog hop this weekend.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  5. Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish are both favorites of mine :)

    Amanda's Writings

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  6. Thank you! Gertrude really is totally cool - and she has purple hair! I'm all over that.

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  7. I hope you like it if you do. The art is a lot of fun too - and when the Runaways interact with the normal Marvel superheroes. It's just a great comic book!

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  8. So Mmmmm. I almost stopped at the store on the way home because I'd talked myself into needing gummy candy. But I didn't. I feel vaguely proud :D

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  9. Can I have all your gummy candies then? Please? :D And thank you so much!

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  10. Tasty tasty goodness. YUM. Thank you for stopping by!

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  11. Thanks for stopping back and following me.

    My header is in Portree, Scotland. Not my home town. Just where I vacationed. BEAUTIFUL place.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  12. I totally wrote that comment then saw that you were from Pittsburgh and was all "...oh yeah, I'm glad I put in that part about being stupid!" :D Seriously, so, so pretty! That must have been an amazing vacation.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by! hope you have a great weekend!

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  14. Jenna @ Fans of FictionOctober 21, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Oh my goodness, Swedish fish are so yummy! I haven't heard of The Runaways, but I'll look for them now!
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  15. That's one Marvel group I've never heard of. I better go do my homework and read up!

    Thanks for stopping in for a visit! New follower!

    Cheers,
    Ems

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  16. Colleen @ Les LivresOctober 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    I've never heard of the Runaways! The art is cute, I'll have to look them up. :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/jaimelire/status/127553259580825600

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  17. Just hopping through!

    I'm a new follower!
    Happy Friday!

    - Sarah
    Sarah's Shelf

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  18. OH MY GOSH YOU PICKED GERT!!! You rock SO hard!!! I LOVE the Runaways!!! Like, own most of the individual issues and pet them. Yay for comic girls!!!

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  19. Awesome choice!

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  20. It's a fantastic comic! And totally accessible for someone who hasn't followed Marvel for years and years since it's in its own little corner of the universe. I hope you like it!

    And now I want Swedish fish.

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  21. Thank you! Runaways is so much fun! I hope you enjoy it.

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  22. It's art that isn't OVERWHELMING MEN IN POUCHES comic book art! I love it!

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  23. THAT IS SO FANTASTIC! I'm so geeked that you love them too! I was seriously deciding between Gert and Molly but Gert is just SO DAMN COOL AND SNARKY AND AWESOME. Runaways is such a good way to get people into comics too - because it's AWESOME.

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  24. Hopping through. I've never heard of The Runaways. That sounds like a really cool comic.

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  25. hi :) new follower. loved your post with all the pics...

    http://bookshelfstories.blogspot.com

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  26. Hopping around, it seems as though us readers really like our sweets! I have never heard of that comic but it looks good (and suitably quirky) so I'll have to find time and look into it. It's a strange concept so I'm kind of stumped as to how it would read/look on paper.

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  27. I love gummies too!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  28. I can't say I've ever heard of the Runaways
    New follower, here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/

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  29. I've never heard of The Runaways before, but I'm definitely fascinated.

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