Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #11 and Follow Friday #8

Wow, the past week has been really busy, haven't had time to blog. I hate that! And, kind of busy today and tomorrow. Today my sister leaves to move to New York. Sad, I'll miss her, but kind of exciting because it's something she's always wanted to do, and I can't wait to go visit her! Then tomorrrow, well, I'm thinking of getting a new puppy. I still have my dachshund that you can see an image of on the top of my blog, but she's getting older, and everyone seems to think a puppy will kind of give her a little bit of life back. I'm just worried about her being jealous or sad. But I think I'm going to try it. But I decided to go ahead and jump into my normal Friday hops to get back in and meet some new people. I'm guessing a new puppy will also take away from blogging time, as well as school starting again in a couple weeks, but I'm dedicated to this blog, so I'll do my best to not let it. Let's get on with Book Blogger Hop.
Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is a place for readers and bloggers to connect over the weekend and chat about books. It is sponsored by Crazy for Books. This week's question is:
What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?
This is hard because there are so many. But I think there are 3 main ones, Fever, the sequel to Wither by Lauren DeStefano; Crossed, the sequel to Matched by Ally Condie; and The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. The first two are books that I read as ARCs in the first place. And so when you do that, (and LOVE them), you have to wait even longer for the sequels to come out because you read them early in the first place. And those two books were so awesome, I just can't wait to read on! The third, well, I love Maureen Johnson, and I've been hearing about this book for so long that I just can't wait to read it either!

And now for Follow Friday.


This is hosted by two blogs, Parajunkee.com and Alisoncanread.com. This week's question is:

Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult sitation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

I choose to talk about Twilight. I had been reading YA books for awhile, few and far between, mostly to read my state's award nominees so I could help promote them to my students. This was suggested to me by my librarian at the time. And when I picked it up, I was sucked in, couldn't put it down. Had to get New Moon the very next day because I'd swept through it so quick. And at the time, New Moon was only available in hardcover, so I gave my copy of the paperback to someone else and bought Twilight in hardcover as well. And that was it. I was sucked back into the world of teen books, in my 30's. I also love these books because I feel that they also really connected me and my sister who I mentioned at the beginning of this blog that is moving to New York. We'd become friends since she'd graduated college and come back home, but even though for her, it took seeing the first movie to really get her reading and sucked in, this series really connected us. We both can read them over and over, and our love of them lead us to both get tattoos based on the books, my first tattoo. And now, it may be the first excuse to get me to save money and go visit her in New York, as I'm planning to go visit her the week Breaking Dawn part 1 comes out, since we have been to all the midnight premieres together, but I'll have to go there, because she probably can't come home that week before Thanksgiving, and then come home again for Thanksgiving.

Those are my answers. Can't wait to hop over to other people's blogs and check our their answers as well.

14 comments:

  1. I am in total agreement with Twilight. It was my choice also. New Follower!

    My Follow Friday and Blog Hop

    Kristin Better Read Than Dead

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  2. New follower! I wish I could get all of those ARCs too!

    Amanda
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  3. I love how much Twilight has come up with this FF. Twilight is a great series and it was my real push into paranormal.

    Here's my FF: http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2011/08/follow-friday-8511.html

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  4. Great choice! There are so many books to choose from; this was quite the difficult question for me. I'd love if you checked out what I picked for this FF :D

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  5. Twilight is such an awesome series! I loved it and I can so understand why it has impacted so many people! Great pick :)

    Here's my FF!

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  6. I still need to read "Matched" great picks!

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  7. Isn't it amazing how much a librarian can make a difference? ;)

    I'm a new follower (and a librarian!).

    Love the blog and the post. Please stop by and visit me at Lari Is Writing.

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  8. post all of the following including the signature to each and every blog at
    the Book Blogger hop:

    As with just about everything else, most people will be startled to learn which
    ARC I’m looking forward to the most.

    Shocked, possibly.

    So what’s the next ARC I’m looking forward to the most? The one I can’t stop thinking about?
    The one that gives me sweaty palms?

    Hop on over to my blog now and find out – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  9. I completely agree with all your choices! Twilight got me reading again as well. That was the month I read 32 books in 30 days...I was OBSESSED!! Thanks for stopping by my page! All of your choices are ARC's I want as well. I cant wait until the books come out!

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  10. I haven't read Twilight. One month and one day from today's hop, the book I'm highlighting comes out. Come see which book I'm talking about.

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  11. I think it's great Twilight managed to get so many people back to reading! I don't care what people say about the series, that's at least true! :)

    I'm a follower! Happy weekend. :D My answer can be found here!

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  12. Hopping by from Book Bloggers Hop. Stop by and see what ARC book I want to get my hands on.
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. Twilight really ramped up my love of paranormal romance, too! Definitely got me more into YA/Paranormal stuff. :D I love hearing about what gets people reading. :)

    I'm a BRAND NEW follower. Please come on over to my blog!

    http://onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-13-book-blogger-hop-11.html

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  14. New Follower
    Good choices in ARCs by the way, and how did you manage to get ARCs of Wither and Matched? Lucky you :)
    Twilight was one of the main books that started my interest in YA Paranormal, and i'm so glad it did!
    Please come say hi if you have any spare time, i love meeting new people!
    Have an awesome week :D

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