Thursday, August 4, 2011

Updates/Contest Reminder/Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday

It's another weekly hop already? Wow. This week flew by! Be sure to check out the happening's on the blog this week. Lots of fun stuff happened!  


I'd like to thank Stacey Kade for taking the time to fill out the author interview! Thanks!


This Week on the Blog:
Review: Passion by Lauren Kate
Author Interview: Stacey Kade
Contest Info: Win 'Queen of the Dead' by Stacey Kade


Reminder: Are you a follower of the blog? Enter to win Stacey Kade's 'Queen of the Dead' or a handful of promotional keychains! All the details can be found in the contest post! Enter soon-- the contest ends on the 7th!


And onto the hops...


Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop
The Question of the Week is:
What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?


Answer: I was JUST talking to my mom about a book that I wished I had received! Very timely question! 'Darkness Falls' is my pick. It's by author Cate Tiernan and is the sequel to the wonderful 'Immortal Beloved'. I'm really looking forward to stepping back into that world!  


While this isn't an ARC, I would love to get my hands on 'Immortal War' (final book in 'Vampirates' series) by Justin Somper. It was released by Simon and Schuster UK in June, but we don't get it in the States until January. Do I think I'll make it to January to read this? Not a chance. I'll be placing my order on Amazon.uk soon!!!  It's just so irritating knowing that it can be found on bookstore shelves now, just not in my country!!!


Follow Friday:




The Question of the Week is:
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?).


Answer: While I can't think of a book that really changed my life drastically, I have a few 'comfort' reads. If I'm feeling down, I usually pick up 'Twilight', 'The Host', or 'The Grey King'. They always seem to get me through tough times. It helps that they are some of my favorite reads. 'Twilight' is pure popcorn-- corny in a good way. 'The Host' has the cutest love story. 'The Grey King' has some great settings-- mostly Welsh locations that have some connection to King Arthur. After reading one of these books, I'm usually out of whatever funk I was in!


Thanks for hopping by this week!  See you next time!

13 comments:

Jessica S. said...

New follower from FF! Here's mine for the week: http://thoughtsatoneinthemorning.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-15.html

Keturcullen1340 said...

OMG, I totally loved Immortal Beloved and I hadn't even known the sequel title, thanks for that! Twilight is my book that got me started too and I grudgingly read The Host and was surprised to love that also! Happy Friday!!

bookchilla said...

Yey for The Host! Amazing love story there :) one of my ultimate faves.

new follower!

my FF:
http://bookchilla.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/follow-friday-4/

Sharon said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

Great choices :)

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

Have a nice weekend.

australianbookshelf said...

Hi,
Just dropping by via the blog hop. I haven't heard of Kate Tiernan's titles, so I will have to check those out as they sound great!

Check out my FF @ http://australianbookshelf.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/book-blogger-hop-4-and-feature-follow-friday-2-2/

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

Lisa Mandina said...

New follower from Book Blogger Hop! I completely forgot about the sequel to Immortal Beloved, but I loved that book as well. I also turn to Twilight for comfort. Hope you'll stop by my blog as well: http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2011/08/book-blogger-hop-11-and-follow-friday-8.html

Bailey said...

Twilight seems to be a popular pick that got people reading. =)

AND I received Darkness Falls at ALA! =D YAY! I was soo excited! Loved Immortal Beloved. =D

New follower!! =)

Katie said...

I have yet to read Immortal Beloved, it's still sitting on my bookshelf. xD I think I might wait until the sequel comes out though!

New follower (: Have a blessed weekend!

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Allison said...

New follower- Twilight is one of my comfort books too.

Rumana said...

I haven't heard of either of your BBH picks! Thanks for sharing! Feel free to check out my BBH here. New follower!


Rumana @ Relook the Book

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Twilight is definitely key for me. And I'm still jealous that you got to read it so long ago. I wish I'd gotten into it right away.
My Hop

KristinCanRead said...

One day I am going to read Twilight!! Friday Post!