Friday, June 24, 2011

Blog Hop & Follow Friday 45

 Books Reviewed This Week:  
Stolen Dreams (The Lingering Spirit #1) - Stacey Kennedy
The Fallen Star (The Fallen Star #1) - Jessica Sorensen

Waiting on Wednesday: Hunting Lila - Sarah Alderson

Thank You Everyone who is stopping by for the Blog Hop and thank you to crazy-for-books for hosting the hop!

Book Blogger Hop


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

I am not really sure that I remember when I realized that reading was a passion, but I do remember the book that got me started. I remember when my fourth grade teacher read us Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone during study hall. I instantly fell in love. I seriously doubt I would have ever jumped on the Harry Potter train by myself, so I am glad I had it forced upon me. That book is what got me checking out books from the school library and begging for trips to Barnes and Noble. I think this is why I get so upset when people try to keep Harry Potter out of schools, because those books are what really got me reading. I know they got tons of people excited about reading. It's a shame that others can't see that.

  I also participate in Follow Friday, so those of you who popped by from that, thank you - and thank you parajunkee for hosting it!     

This Week's Follow Friday Question is..

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?

 Honestly, I am not that big on faeries. I don't know why, I just have a hard time getting into them I guess. That being said, I do have a favorite. It would have to be Blood Faerie by India Drummond {My Review}.


Keegan Shayne said...

Hi new follower. Great blog! Hopping through, enjoy your follow Friday!
Follow me please?
Keegan Shayne

_yay_ said...

Happy Follow Friday! New follower here! Awesome job with the blog :-)

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I've read very few books about faeries so I'm not sure I have a preference one way or the other.

Natasha said...

Stopping by the hop to say hi!!
I'm new to your blog:)

Here's mine, if your interested:

Howard Sherman said...

When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

Howard Sherman, Implementor

Under the Covers said...

I agree with you Harry Potter is a great series of books that have got loads of people reading, they should be praised!

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Suzanne @ Under the Covers

Cathy @ Abnormally Paranormal Reviews said...

I'm glad a children's book series managed to get kids interested in reading in THIS day & age. HP is a miracle! If only there was something like that when I was a kid...

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J.J. Bonds said...

Hi Sarah! Old follower hopping by from FF. I have to tell you I'm a little jealous! I never had a teacher give me anything as cool as Harry Potter to read!

Silsbee said...

Hi, there! Here from the Hop. :)

As a 40-year-old Potter fan, I can't imaging how cool it must have been to have grown up with those books. You are so lucky! You also remind me of afternoons listening to our school librarian reading to us during story hour. Good times. ;)

~ Silsbee

Teen Fiction Centre said...

Hey there, I found 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!

Alison said...

Hopping through. I read the first Harry Potter book in 2000 when I was in college (I'm much older than you apparently :-) ). I got really into fantasy because of it.
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Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Harry Potter seems to be something a lot of people fell in love with...
Enjoy life! New follower
Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Kyanara_night said...


stopping by from the blog hop.

Have a wonderfull weekend
Laced Little Muffin's Reading Corner

KTJ said...

Hi, new follower here!

I got into Harry Potter and books, in the exact same way!

YAY finally someone who's not that into fae!


The Book Angel said...

Hopping by from the Hop!

Here's My IMM

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by from the blog hop

Howard Sherman said...

I’m seeing a pattern of book acquisition here. After all, there are just so many places to get books and so many different ways to read them.

It’s hard to beat the library for price and selection but it’s even harder to beat the convenience of browsing BN or Amazon from a Nook or Kindle, hitting a button and reading the book you picked in about sixty seconds.

As usual, my answer to this week’s Book Blogger Hop question is all over the map. Hop on over and read my multipart answer –

Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

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