Friday, July 30, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: July 30-August 2!!!

Book Blogger Hop

Go join this week's blog hop at Crazy For Books!! As we all know, the hop lasts from Friday to Monday and it's goal is to introduce new blogs and let them all interact with each other. This weeks question: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE NEW-TO-YOU AUTHOR?

AH! This is a hard one....I'm gonna cheat a little here. My favorite debut author is Chevy Stevens! I was able to read her book Still Missing and loved it (my review). I also created a quiz on Goodreads for her book and she amazingly took it! Then she messaged me on Goodreads and we had a little mini-conversation. It was so totally awesome. She seems like a really cool perosn and is a great author! I can't wait for whatever she writes next!

My favorite new-to-me author would have to be Amanda Hocking. There is defintely more awesome authors but she's the first perosn I thought of and I loved her book Switched (my review). I cannot wait to read her My Blood Approves Series and the rest of her Trylle Series!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

GLBT Literature

I was at the library one day and picked up a book called Annie on My Mind. I wasn't until I was a few pages in that I realized what it was about. I am 110% supportive of gay rights and not prejudicial at all. I have family members and friends that are gay or bi- which I know doesn't mean much, because I hate it when people say that and it's suposed to mean something- but I do understand as much as a straight person can.

Back to books now! It took me a while but I got used to GLBT literature. Now I enjoy it very much. I always wondered how glbt readers feel reading non-glbt books. If you know anyone who is, can you send them to my blog just to answer?? I'm really interested what it's like for them.

Now....Naughty Book Kitties is having an amazing contest for people who enjoy GLBT literature!
They're giving away SIGNED books! How awesome is that???!!???
Here are the books up for grabs:



Sunday, July 25, 2010

Top 5 Sundays

Larissa at Larissa's Bookish Life is hosting a new weekly feauture called Top 5 Sundays. Every Sunday she'll post a TOP 5 list on her blog. It can be about anything and every week she'll have a new theme. You can then add you link to the Mr. Linky with your list for the theme.


1. Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme chosen for the week.
2. Mention Larissa's Blog on the post and link back to it.
3. Fell free to use the Feature's image for your post.
4. After you've finished your post, add your link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.

Childhood & Early Teenage Years Books:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Ray Cruz

I loved these books as a kid! I thought they were hilarious and Alexander was my favorite character.

The Warrior Series by Erin Hunter

I started readn this series in 5th grade, when I joined the Reading Olympic Team. I really liked the story and read them all quickly. i asked for the newest one for Christmas one year, and I still feel guilty that  haven't read it. By that time, I was donw with adventure and the hormones had kicked it.

Magic Tree House #9- Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne

Probably my favorite series as a kid! I read this book in the series in 2 hours. It was one the books that got me into reading. I wouldn't enjoy them now, but I would definetely recommend them to anyone's kids!

Undine (Undine #1) by Penni Russon

At this time in my early teen years, I was a library shopper. That's how I learned of books. So I was captured by the beautiful covers of these books. I loved the first book in the series, but now that I look back on it, I think it was just one of the books I read that wasn't a "kiddie" book. Therefore, I just loved it so much. By the time I got around to the 2nd book in the series, Breathe, I was a little more educated in my reading taste.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry/ Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

These are 2 books that I read in 6th grade with my class. It was required reading but I loved them! 6th grade was the year I became interested in history and a lot of it was because of Number the Stars. Both of these books made me cry, but that's why I loved them more.