Thursday, June 23, 2011

Follow Friday #9 & Book Blogger Hop #6




Alright! Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and is a way for book bloggers to get to know each other better. Just go to her page and follow the directions, and you'll be making some new friends!


Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?


A: I haven't read too many Fairy Tale/Fairy stories. I really liked Wings by Aprilynne Pike. It was unlike what I even expected, and I'm not really sure what I expected. I can't wait to read the rest of the series... I have Spells on my shelf right now and I want to read it so bad!



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  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - http://imabookshark.blogspot.com/
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. LINKY TOOLS IS BACK! I paid for the subscription - finally so now you can add the links to your own post!!! To add the code to your own post click on GET THE CODE here under the list of names.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
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Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books.

Our question this week:

“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”


Let's see... I've always loved reading. I would read books constantly when I was in 3rd grade through 6th. My favorites were The Baby Sitter's Club series, Sweet Valley Twins series, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's The Grand Escape, Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith (if you never read the book that inspired the movie, you MUST! It is amazing). I lost touch with my love of reading while in junior high/high school and allowed myself to be distracted by other things (like graduating, lol, I was homeschooled and pressed for time because I had a medical situation that held me back by a few months). Then I got back into it again later on (after graduating). I always knew reading was important to me, I just needed to realize that I needed to make more time for it. Now I can't stop reading. I love getting taken to new places in books.


I felt like posting this tonight since I'm still up and hyper off of downing a Mountain Dew can in less than 15 minutes... I need to get to bed for work in the morning though... so goodnight my fellow book lovers!

~Jessica

27 comments:

  1. New follower.

    I loved Wings by Aprilynn Pike. Great pick!

    Have a great weekend,
    Erika@Let's talk about books

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  2. I haven't read Wings, but I have a copy on my shelf. I've heard good things about it!

    Stopped by from Follow Friday!

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  3. Hi & Happy Friday :)

    I haven't read Wings but it sounds great!

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend.

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  4. New follower! Wings was very good. I heard on another blog that there's going to be a movie adaptation. That'll be interesting!

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  5. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

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  6. Old follower stopping by:D

    Wings sounds good, I have it in my TBR pile! Unfortunately I hardly read faerie books so...I'll be starting on Iron Fey series first LOL.

    My FF
    Felicia @ A Novel Paradise

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  7. HI,

    Never heard of that book. Gonna check it out.

    Have a great weekend!

    Kyanara

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  8. Hi Jessica,

    Wings is actually next on my TBR pile. Glad you liked it.

    New follower.

    Lan @ The Write Obsession

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  9. Following everyone back if I wasn't already! I've been hearing a lot about my favorite books being optioned for movies, and this excites me. I really hope that Wings does get made into a movie! The Iron Fey series is coming up for me soon--I just got the first one for my Nook.

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  10. I haven't heard of this one but I am always open to new books about fairies. Thanks for the post. New follower :-)

    http://thefablefairy.blogspot.com/2011/06/follow-friday-3.html

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  11. I loved Wings! Such a fun read! (And Aprilynne is super sweet too!)

    New follower stoppin' by!

    Happy Friday!
    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  12. I haven't read Wings yet, but it sounds awesome.

    I'm a new follower btw and I'd love if you'd follow back.

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  13. I want to read Wings by Aprilynne Pike really soon! New follower here from Follow Friday! Check out my Follow Friday post at my blog!

    Kristen @suchateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi, new follower through Follow Friday. I also haven't read many Fae books, as I talk about in my blog on this question. The Wings series by Aprilynne Pike does sound good though, and since I follow her on Twitter, I probably ought to read one at some time. Hope you stop by and check my blog out if you have time!

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  15. Hi! i'm a new follower here from Follow Friday!
    I hope you'll check out my blog!
    Nikki @ for the love of books

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  16. I just Wings and enjoyed it :o) Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    New follower,
    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  17. Hey there, I find your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

    If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!

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  18. Wow! I go to work and in less than 12 hours I have 10 more followers! <3 Thank you all and I'm following back! ^_^

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  19. I need to read Wings! I have Spells from a signing I went to but I haven't read any of the series yet! New follower from FF! The blog looks awesome! So happy to have found you!

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  20. Never heard of Wings, but now I'm interested to look it up. Found you on Follow Friday and wanted to let you know we are now following you.
    Cheers~

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  21. Hi!--Totally new follower and like your facebook page!!!--*LOVE* your answers!!!--I think I actually have Wings on my tbr list! (so I should really move it up the list!!!)

    I think I read a little more (all) of the Sweet Valley books, than the Baby Sitter's Club--And OMG--have you read the new Sweet Valley Confidential that just came out?--It totally brought me back!!!

    Also an Anne of Green Gables reader--just got a bunch for free for my ereader!!!--And I didn't even know there was a book 101 Dalmations until a few weeks ago!--So excited to find it!!! And so excited to find your blog!!!

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

    (\__/)nymfaux

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  22. Thank you all for following and commenting! Following everyone back! :D

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  23. Hopping through. I loved Wings. I can't wait to read Illusions.
    My Hop

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  24. I havent read that book yet, but ive seen a lot of people reviewing it so it must be good.

    Sorry it took so long =[
    Finally following back!!

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  25. I was obsessed with the Babysitters Club when I was young. My friend and I read every single one! We used to pretend like we were the characters too. :) Have a good weekend!

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