Friday, November 7, 2014
Friday Linkups: Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography
It's Friday! Time to link up with Coffee Addicted Writer for the Book Blogger Hop, Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.
This week's Question:
Should Book Blogger do more to support bookshops rather than just give links to Amazon or Barnes and; Noble as a place to buy the printed version of books they read?
To be honest, I'm not really sure how I could. I guess I could put a tagline that says *Support your local bookstore? I kind of think that as readers we know if we have a local bookstore in our community and if we love it we'll support it over the allure of saving a dollar here or there at Amazon. If you're looking for book reviews I think for the most part your decision of where you're getting the book is already made and me putting an Amazon link in or not isn't going to change that. If you have a local bookstore go buy your books there! Otherwise you'll be like me and not have one at all!
This week's book is Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris. When I saw this on Blogging for Books a few weeks ago I couldn't press request fast enough. I love Neil Patrick Harris - I loved how he played Barney on How I Met Your Mother making him as much of a scumbag as possible but still being able to put a dash of good guy in there periodically. Every interview I've seen of him he just seems like a nice guy. Plus he was a judge on Iron Chef America which is just awesome!
From the Beginning:
"You, Neil Patrick Harris, are born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973, at what you're pretty sure is St. Joseph's Hospital, although it's hard to be certain as the whole experience leaves you a little blurry."
From page 56 which is actually written by producer Steven Bochco -
"Doogie was, and will always remain, one of my favorite shows. It was sweet, it was funny, it was on occasion melancholy, but it was always true to itself. It was always about something. It never, as they say, jumped the shark. And as you go on to enjoy the full measure of success you've earned as an actor, a host, a musical performer, and - ultimately, I am sure - a director, I hope you remain as fond of Doogie and the values his character promulgated as I am."