Friday, March 25, 2011

Blog Hop: Everybody Loves a Mystery

Book Blogger Hop

The writing prompt from this week's Book Blogger Hop:
"If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…
which one would it be and why?"

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
I love the main character,
Mma Precious Ramotswe.
The series takes place in Botswana in Africa.
Mma Ramotswe decides to become her country's first lady detective.
Mma Ramotswe treats everyone she meets with respect.
She treats herself with respect;
she is a large woman, but she thinks of herself as
"a woman of traditional build."

I'd love to live in Botswana
and solve mysteries with Mma Ramotswe.

Here's a little audio clip from the latest book in the series,
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies.

How about you? What series or book
would you like to be a part of?


  1. I would love to be a character in a Marian Keyes novel!!!!

    Hop past the blog to say hi!

  2. thanks for stopping by my blog. love yours.

  3. Interesting sounding choice! I'll have to check out the series.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now a follower. :)


  4. Sounds fun, I have not read this yet so will add it to my TBR pile. It is getting bigger and bigger. Old follower just wanted to stop by and say hi. It is kind of fun to picture the bloggers in the roles they choose for themselves. Stop by to see who I picked.

  5. I'd love to read this series!

    Your newest follower :)

  6. Apologies in advance for my answer this week as it will not immediately resonate with the book blogger population which happens to be 99.5% female.

    My choice is a book series geared towards guys which won’t enthrall the vast majority of my fellow book bloggers (who are almost entirely female) with the extensive discussion of powerful weapons and sexy milspec gear, beautiful women, eye-popping action sequences (with occasionally obscene violence), and the like.

    But there IS something in my answer that just about everyone of the female persuasion can benefit from my decidedly “books for guys” post. Hop on over to to find out what it is.

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  7. Happy Friday! I'd love to be in the Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve:) Old follower dropping by!

    Have a great weekend!
    Kristin@ My Bookish Ways

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your choice :-) I am now a new follower :-) Have a fabulous weekend!


  9. I definitely agree about this series. Mma Ramotswe is such an inspirational character.
    Thanks for hopping by The Turn of the Page!

  10. this sounds like a very interesting series!

    and hi! thanks for the follow. i'm following you now, too. :)

  11. Hey! I havent heard of this series so I will put it on my list!!! Thanks for following!!! I look forward to talking about books with you!!!

  12. Just hopping by. Sounds like a good choice, and it is different from many of the others I've seen.

    Here is my hop:

  13. Oh, that's a good answer! I enjoy the audio version of this series. I'd love to visit Mma Ramotswe and her friends.

  14. Sounds like an interesting series. I'll have to look it up.

  15. Ya know, I've never read any in this series! I'll check them out someday! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

  16. Old follower returning the visit:)I've never heard of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, but it surely sounds interesting. i'll have to check it out.

    Have a nice weekend!

  17. Hey Deb: Thanks for hopping over to my blog. You soooo should check on Fern Michael's Sisterhood Series. You will really get a big kick out of it. Start with Weekend Warriors then go from there.

  18. I love a good mystery book! Have quite a few faves that weave the paranormal into the stories so they're really good!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    New Follower

  19. Hi! Just popping through :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog!

    Have a great weekend!

    Knit Purl Stitch Read & Cook

  20. One of my best friends loves this series. I'll have to pick them up one day. Smith's Akimbo series for children are quite fun! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!!!

  21. I loved the Cazelet Chronicles and I have always wanted to live in England, so I guess I'ld pick that one.

  22. Who doesn't love a good mystery? So many answers I've seen have Harry Potter in them.

  23. Hi, and thanks for stopping by Starting the Next Chapter and for becoming a follower. I have added you, as well. :)

    You know, I think I've heard of that series before, but I can't remember where or when. It just seems so familiar. Interesting pick!

  24. Sounds like a great adventure! Very interesting choice. I would probably have problem pronouncing the name, tho! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm your new follower, would be great if you could follow back!

  25. Terrific choice, Ms. Nance! Made me recall the novels all over again, and I agree that Botswana would be a fascinating place to visit. A spot of red bush tea with Mma. Ramotswe sounds lovely on this rainy, cold morning!

  26. Thanks for hopping by Sinnful Books! I've become a new follower ^_^

    Honestly, that would be an interesting book/series to be part of. I couldn't get into the first book, but I really liked the concept. Cool pick!

  27. I haven't read the books but heard so much about them and it would be interesting to visit.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Natalie :0)

  28. I tried reading the first book in that series, and just couldn't get into it! I know others have really enjoyed it, however. I'll have to try again at some point!

    I'm your newest follower--

    GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog

  29. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    I'm now following!

  30. I've heard a lot of good things about Ladies Detective Agency. I'll have to check it out sometime.
    Thanks for hopping by my blog. I'm following you now too. :)

  31. The No. 1 Detective Agency sounds great when you describe it. I read a short story collection by Smith and didn't really like it, so I haven't given his series a chance. After your wish to be a part of it, I might change my mind.

  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I am a new follower!

  33. Glad you stopped by! That sounds like a great series; I will definitely check it out.

    Have fun on your first Sherlock. I'm sure you will love it.

  34. i've heard such good things about this series, I'm gooing to have to check it out.

  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog The Eclectic Reader! Great blog!

  36. Thanks for visiting my blog.Precious Ramotswe is an amazing character. I'd love to drink tea with her!

  37. HI! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower. Please stop back by and follow me! Have a great week!

  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Already a follower :)

  39. I loved that series and the TV show they did on the series.

    I was just hopping by and put you on follow.. please hop back and follow me.. i'm new at all this.



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