Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Updates

Welcome to the blog, folks! I can't believe it's time for another Book Blogger Hop!!!  (I'm still catching up with comments from last week!)

First, a bit of housekeeping! Want to win an Amazon giftcard?! Enter my contest! The rule are simple and listed on the post. This contest runs through the 17th!

This Weeks Updates:

Contest Info!!!
Review: The Iron Queen
SOS Book of the Week
Award: The Stylish Blogger

Now onto the Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

The Question Is:

Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?

My Answer:
I've always been drawn to fantasy, supernatural and sci-fi titles. I'm not sure why. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my mother used to read them out-loud quite a bit when I was young or that delving into a new exciting fantasy world has always been more interesting to me than normal life? I'm an imaginative person who is usually pretty happy most of the time. I tend to not let negatives come in the way of things and try to never stop believing in something just because others say it can't happen or doesn't exist. Fantasy, supernatural, and sci-fi tales tend to have some elements similar to how I look at life. Then again, I'm not sure why exactly I like these titles. They've just always spoken to me. :-)

And a extra for you this week-- Follow Friday:

The Question Is: 
What makes up your non-human family?

My Answer: 
My non human family consists of two dogs.  They're both at least half black lab and adorable.  The fantastic thing about them is that they get along well, even though they are so different (in how they act, not their color or look!).  Each was saved-- one from a shelter and the other from someone who couldn't handle themselves, let alone a dog.  Before them, we had a Golden Retriever (the best dog ever, btw) and a few birds.

See you all next week and don't forget to check out my contest post!!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm a huge YA fan but I love reading books with fantasy or supernatural themes or ideas!

Unknown said...

Give me a book and I'll most likely read it no matter what genre.

I have 2 fiddler crabs, tons of fish, and 4 cats that I call master. LOL!

Today I posted a review of a grand Steampunkery Book!  Please do check it out, I highly recommend Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar if you want Steampunkery and a mix of many genres.  A new favorite... indeed a huggable book!

Mad Scientist
Steampunkery & Book Reviews
Forbidden Steam
Where the Mad Scientist can be found behind the bed chamber doors!

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

Stopping by from the follow.
have a good weekend!

Sarah said...

I also like fantasy - it's nice to imagine a more magical world, isn't it?

Happy Blog Hop!

Juli Rahel said...

My favourite genre is definitly fantasy and Sci-Fi as well!!! I love Star wars books!! XD
Hop over to my blog to enter in an amazing giveaway!! I'm a new follower!!!

flanpnhfpnanfnFN said...

Hopping by! I'm your newest follower. ^-^

Please stop by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance:

Mary Grace said...

Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

Howard Sherman said...

Here I am hopping on by...

I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at and see for yourself.

Howard A. Sherman

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower!

Emma Michaels
The Thirteenth Chime

Jeremy said...

Happy Friday I'm just stopping by for Follow Friday and the hop. I can't believe its Friday already but I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get lots of reading done.

Romance Book Junkies

Manga Maniac said...

I am hopping in for the blog hop.

I love fantasy books, too!

My dog is a rescue, too. He's such a good boy! I can't believe somebody didn't want him - I'm so happy he found us.

Thanks for dropping in at Manga Maniac Cafe

pussreboots said...

I read more than one genre. But there are a few genres I don't read. Come see what I do and don't read.

Phaedra said...

How is your Friday going? I'm a new follower. Check me out at

Kristin said...

New follower! Stop by and say hi if you get a chance!

Laura (All of Everything) said...

I definitely agree with you, love fantasy, sci fi, supernatural. I'd like to think I have a vivid imagination and books like that are just amazing to imagine about!
I'm a new follower, have a great weekend :]

danya said...

Yay for fantasy! I read a lot of different genres but YA fantasy novels make up a large majority of my favorites :)

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I love black labs. I have a dog who is half Basset Hound and half yellow lab.
My Hop

danya said...

Thanks for the recommendations for my "Read Outside Your Comfort Zone" Challenge, Brooke! I've heard a lot of good things about Knightley Academy - it's a middle grade and it has a male protagonist, so it looks like an excellent choice :) And Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall sounds like a fun read - and if it's the only novel in verse you like then I may like it too!

I know, when I thought about it I was surprised with how many categories I could come up with of books that I normally would pass by. Not sure just how many I'll get to this year but hopefully I'll be able to broaden my limits at least a little!