Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday/Update

Hi ya to all those hopping by this weekend! Thanks for stopping by! This week... Well, not too much went on this week. Just the basic stuff-- work, attempting to write, failing to find a plot, a visit to the hospital for a medical thing my Grandpa was dealing with (he seems okay now!)...  But overall, not too much.


The blog was a little dry this week, too. My apologies! I welcomed another author to my humble webspace this week, which rocked! The regular review and SOS post will be up next week. :-)


This Week on the Blog:
Valentine's Day Post
Heads Up! Borders Files Bankruptcy!
Truth or Dare Meme
Author Interview with Lou Aronica
Review and Contest posts were posted today and should be directly under this post!


Time for the hops!










The Question of the Week is:
If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?


Answer: I love sci-fi titles aimed at the juvi and teen market, though a few adult titles have caught my eye. One of my guilty pleasures is reading Star Wars novels. I was much more into it before they killed off most of the Solo children, but 'The Thrawn Trilogy , 'Courtship of Princess Leia', and the 'Young Jedi Knights series' will always be favorites of mine! (If you want to read Star Wars novels and haven't yet, start with the 90's releases. They have a good level of Star Wars fun mixed with new stories!!)


A few other reads--


'Enders Game' and 'Enders Shadow' by Orson Scott Card-- Two of the few adult sci-fi title I like. They have a good story that isn't too overrun with technical stuff! It helps that the main characters are kids, too.
'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer-- I just adore this book!!!!
'Aliens Ate My Homework' series by Bruce Coville-- This was a favorite of mine as a kid and I still occasionally re-read this series about Rod Allbright, grade schooler who may just be half alien and ends up on a crazy quest!


Book Blogger Hop
The Question of the Week is: 
What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?


Answer: So many answers!  'The Grey King', the 'Young Jedi Knights' series, 'The Host', 'Knightley Academy', (a remake of 'Twilight' with a decent Bella would be nice), 'The Grimm Legacy' (though I'd like to WRITE this script)...  The list goes on and on!


Thanks for hopping by!  See you next week!

13 comments:

bookdout said...

Hi
Just following through - I don't really read science fiction but I'm a sucker for SciFi TV shows like the Star Trek spin-offs

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
www.bookdout.wordpress.com

BLHmistress said...

My fave movie was Star Wars if I remember when I was younger I read the books but thats been years ago. I just remembered that lol.
My FF and Blog Hops

Aimee said...

I've read some star wars books... but I'm not much of a sci-fi fan. Does the Host count as sci-fi?! Well, if it does, I'm in on that one! :) new follower from the hop. Happy Friday!

Aimee
http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-book-blog-follow-friday_18.html

Tasha said...

Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is my fave Sci-fi book series. Don't forget to join in the current Read My Review which has a Love/Romance theme (see the link at the top of my blog). Hope you have a great weekend!
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

E Kelly said...

Newest follower here via the Friday hop. I am also a new contemporary romance writer and reader of almost everything.(except SCI FI. Sorry) Hope you stop by and check out my blog. Happy hopping!

Beth said...

I like The Host...though Aliens Ate My Homework sounds interesting and much more creative than my dog ate it!
I'm your newest follower.
bethfred.com

Alison said...

Hopping through. I loved Ender's Game. I haven't read other Enders books, but I love the companion Bean novels. My fav characters in the series are Valentine and Peter.
I also loved The Host.
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ME said...

I've been meaning to read Enders Game for some time now. Guess I should make the effort to read it before it ends up a movie!

Here's my Book Blogger Hop post!

Hannah (Paperback Treasures) said...

Hopping through! - I'm a new follower!

I don't normally read SciFi, but I agree the Host was great. I'd like to see that turned into a movie, too.

Check out my posts for Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop at http://www.paperbacktreasures.blogspot.com

Hannah (Paperback Treasures)

pussreboots said...

I want to see The Marble Faun made into a film. Come see why. Happy Blog Hop!

Elizabeth said...

I love the blog hop. Stop by for my answer and for a Book Blog Giveaway.

...28 blogs participating blogs.

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Paranormal Opinion said...

Just hoppin' through - I am now a follower :)
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