Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friday Hops 8/5

Follow Friday! #25

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

This weeks question is:
Q. 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 situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?

A. I was a big reader as a kid, but got out of the habit of reading the older I got.  There were quite a few books that got me back into reading.

The Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare
Wake Series by Lisa McMann
The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

These are the books that really drew me back into reading, made me become an avid reader, and got me to love the YA genre. I'm so glad to have read these books, and am so glad to be reading again. :)

Book Blogger Hop #23

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by It's a great way to meet new people and friends around the blogworld!

Q. “What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?”

A. Hmmm... That would probably be The Pledge by Kimberly Derting. OMG, I am dying to read that book!

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Please leave a comment with your link so I can follow you back!


  1. My favorite YA has always been Harry Potter, but my fave YA AUTHOR is Meg Cabot =P

    I'm a new follower via twitter, feel free to follow me back and leave a comment!

  2. New follower hoping through!

    I really want to read the Wake series! It sounds pretty good to me but some of my friends say it's not that good ):

    my follow friday

  3. gotta love TMI series and Darkest Power series!!!

    new follower here.

    my FF:

  4. I didn't put the Mortal Instruments as an answer to the Follow Friday question, but they are special to me too because they are the first books I reviewed when I first opened my blog, teehee. Great books.

    (My #FF post if you are interested:

  5. Oh, wow, I'd forgotten to add The Pledge to my TBR list! Thank you for reminding, and it looks like such a great book! Happy reading this weekend! :)

    My Blog Hop

  6. I love the Mortal Instruments series. I may be mad at Jace at the moment but I'm sure that will pass eventualy.... ;)

    Here's mine:

  7. Happy Friday

    Lydia @ Sensual Ride and my FF's at

  8. GFC Follower! I really want to read The Pledge too. It looks like a great book!

    Amanda Welling
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  9. The pledge does look really good. :) I love her body finder books. I do love TMI books as well.

  10. Hopping by & Following (:
    I couldn't get into that series unfortunately. I've tried multiple times, but for some reason I just didn't like it. I'm happy they were so great for you though! Have a great week,
    -Katie @ Magic Is In Words

  11. I actually haven't read any of the books you've mentioned, but some of them are on my list.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  12. I really love your blog! I want to be your blog when I grow up!

    Great answers! Hope you can hop past our blog to say hi!

  13. Hi,
    Just dropping by via the blog hop. The Pledge looks great, i will have to check that out!

    Check out my FF @

    I’m hosting a Mega Aussie Author GIVEAWAY which is international so please stop by and check it out!

    The Australian Bookshelf

  14. The Pledge is definitely one I go back and forth on! I love Kimberly Derting though so I do want to read it!

    I've always loved paranormal books, ever since I was 12-13 or so. And I still remember the book that started it all...sigh.... :)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  15. The Pledge sounds great. I'm really looking forward to that as well.

    Have a great weekend :-)

  16. hey, this is a great list and I've read none so I look forward to them. I'm following from FF, love your blog's name:

  17. Awww, I love the Mortal Insturments. I have made so many people read it, and everyone seems to love it once they do. The Pledge sounds awesome too, hope you get a copy!

  18. New follower
    TMI I love, but Lisa McMann and Kelly Armstrong ones still need to check :D

    Check out my FF too @

  19. The Pledge looks like a great one! It's on my wishlist as well! :)

    Here is my Hop/FF: Pawing Through Books

  20. I would also love to have The Pledge!!! I love Derting's books, more than anything!!

  21. Oooo yes I love the Mortal Instruments series! I devoured those books and just cannot get enough of them:) And I'm really looking forward to The Pledge too, love Kimberly Derting!

  22. Already a follower! =) Woohoo for The Mortal Instruments! And I am so excited for The Pledge, like you!!

  23. The Pledge sounds good, Happy Friday!

  24. I love the Mortal Instruments. They're such great stories. I've tried to get others to read them. I've been successful, but no one seems to like them as much as I do.

  25. I've only read the first in the series but I have the others on my TBR pile.

    One month and one day from today's hop, the book I'm highlighting comes out. Come see which book I'm talking about.

  26. The Pledge looks awesome. I'm absolutely dying to read LEGEND by Marie Lu -- a kick-butt dystopian! Happy Friday!
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  27. Hi, I'm a new follower just hopping by. I loved the Mortal Instruments. Such a great series of books.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  28. Hopping through. Yay for The Mortal Instruments. Such an epic series. One of my favs.
    My Hop

  29. Just dropping by for the blog hop. I haven't heard of that book. Super cute header! Love it. :)

    My hop:

  30. I'm sure every time I stop by I tell you that I'm going to read those books...but really. I am.

  31. You mentioned some of my fave series :)

    I love your blog header/pic so cute!!! New follower btw.

    Danielle, how do you put your link without putting the entire address on the comment?

    Hope you get the chance to visit my #FF

  32. Yes, I agree with you on The Pledge. I wouldn't mind reading Sweet Venom. But the two I'm dying to read are The Night Circus and The Faeire Ring.

  33. Hello! New follower hopping by, the book I would love to get my hands on is currently Timeless by Gail Carriger, just finished Heartless and cannot wait for the next installment!


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