Thursday, April 28, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday/Update

Hi gang! Hope everyone's week went well! This passed week has been both excellent and troublesome. Reading wise, it was a bit dry. I have started a book called 'Silver Smoke'. It's a YA Supernatural novel dealing with angels. So far, so good!

This Week on the Blog:
Review: Anna and the French Kiss
Top Ten Tuesday: Mean Girls
Ebook Giveaway- Ends May 5th! (Low Entries!)

And on to the Hops!
Book Blogger Hop

The Question of the Week is:
Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?

Answer: So many books are coming out this year I want to read. Sticking to the summer months, I am most looking forward to the sequel to 'Knightley Academy' entitled 'The Secret Prince'. 'Immortal War', the next book in the Vampirates series should be coming out soon, too, though the release date on Goodreads has it as earlier this month. 'Tigers Quest', sequel to 'Tigers Curse', comes out in July. Oh, and let's not forget 'Wolfsbane', sequel to 'Nightshade', also due out in July.

The Question of the Week is:
Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

Answer: This is hard b/c most of what I read are series and I can't imagine only bringing one book from a series into my shelter!

1: The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper (five books, bound as one novel paperback)*
2: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer*
3: The Host by Stephenie Meyer*
4: Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
5: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
6: Dramacon: The Mega Edition by Svetlana Chmakova (All three volumes bound as one!)
7: An Atlas or world travel guide (to remember what the world was like before whatever made me enter the shelter)
8: The Skipper Doll reference guide*
9: A Barbie collectors book
10: Shutterfly photo books printed with pictures from my childhood, California, and Italy.
11: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by, well, you know who

And there you have it. My nine choices for what books I would take to sustain me if I were in a shelter, unsure of how long I'd be down there. I'm sure some people think I wasted space with the S. Meyer titles, but 'Twilight' and 'the Host' never get old for me. The Dark is Rising Sequence holds my favorite book in the whole wide world, 'The Grey King'. I'd need the Skipper and Barbie collectors guides to remember what my collection held if, in fact, my collection was gone. 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' and 'Prisoner of Azkaban' are my favorite H.P books. Books with *'s by them are what I would need to bring if I were moving somewhere or if I were flying somewhere and needed a book I knew I would enjoy re-reading.

So there you have it, That's it for the hops this week! See you next week!


Lesley said...

New follower!

I picked a Harry Potter too!

Lesley @ My keeper shelf

Anonymous said...

I never really look out for new books, I take them as they come. But if you read series then I'm sure it's very hard to wait for the next instalment.

Have a good weekend.

Kat said...

New follower from FF! I'd have to bring a few HP books, too. I'll have to check out DramaCon-- love Svetlana Chamkova's Nightschool series!

Kat @ A Myriad of Books

Unknown said...

Great blog! New follower from Blog Hop Friday. Would love a follow back. Donna at

Anonymous said...

Just blogging by, nice blog.

Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

grace said...

Ooh the Barbie Collector's book. That would never get old. I had one but it got lost.

I'm a new follower from the Hop.

Grace @ Books Like Breathing

pussreboots said...

The truth of the matter is I don't really keep a list of release dates. But there are a few authors with new books coming out that I'm excited about. Come see who they are.

Bex said...

Hi! New follower. Really like your picks! :) My list can be found here!

Rebecca @ kindle fever

Jolene said...

Just dropping by for the book blogger hop. I'm sad to say I don't even know what books are coming out this summer. Life has been too busy lately!

My Thoughts:

sinn said...

I like the Shutterfly idea. That was pretty smart! The Dark is Rising sequence would be good to have as well. Nice list!

Here's my list, and don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!

New follower ^_^

sinn @ sinnful books

Cory K said...

Great choices! This really was a tough one! Check out mine too :)

- New Follower, Cory from Anti-Drug Reads

Elizabeth said...

Interesting choices...haven't heard of them.

Hopping by from the blog hop.

I am finding so many books that I haven't heard of.

Stop by my blog if you like so you can see my answer to this week's question.