Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop; Follow Friday - June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-for-Books. It is a great way to connect with other book lovers and bloggers! The Hop lasts from Friday till Monday, so there is plenty of time to participate. To join in, post the Hop and weekly question to your blog, add your name to the Linky list, and start HOPPING through it!

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

Well, that's a good question. I don't think there was ever a point where I realized "I love this", because it's always been such a staple in my life. The closest answer to this for me is probably high school. I was so busy and involved in activities that I realized I missed being able to read what I want instead of what I was being told to read. I guess it's so weird that I think that is one of the few reasons I wish I was finished with graduate school already....I know my reading is going to cut back a lot this fall.

Follow Friday is also a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee. It's another way to connect with fellow bloggers! First, blog about Follow Friday and weekly question, then leave your name on the Linky list, and visit as many blogs as you can on the list and tell them "Hi!" in their comments on their FF post. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Q: 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?

There's not a particular fairy tale that I fell in love with as a kid. I loved reading or having them all read to me as much as possible! If I had to pick a particular fairy, it would be Tinkerbell. She's fights for what she believes in and still has a heart of gold.

It wasn't until lately, however, that I actually started reading books about the fae again....And boy, what a welcome I got! I was introduced to the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. The characters and the world Kagawa created fascinates me. The story is written so intricately that I feel like I am involved in the adventures as much as Meghan, Ash, and Puck. Needless to say, I am addicted. I've picked up a couple more books with fae in them, but I am open to suggestions for others!


Jennie said...

Aww, I like Tinkerbell. She's one of my favorite Disney characters. Also, I need to check out The Iron Fey series. I keep hearing great things about it.

New Follower!

My Cute Bookshelf

Linds said...

I would really love to read Julie Kawaga's fae books! They all get such great reviews. However I have such a growing list already adding ANOTHER series to my collection would push me deeper in the book reading hole LOL I must hold off a little longer for this series even if I do love the fae.

New Follower!

The Lovely Getaway said...

New follower here.... Hurray for fellow IRON FEY lovers :) we shared the same answer this week!

Diana @ The Lovely Getaway

Sharon said...

Hi & Happy Friday..

The Iron Fey series is popular this week, I have had them on my TBR pile for a while now.

My FF,

Have a nice weekend :)

Jules said...

The Iron Fey series seems very popular and I have yet to start it! :)

Great answer.

I am another new follower! :D

Mia said...

Ahh...I love Tinkerbell too!! The movie was the best. She is so adorable. Here is mine-
Old follower stopping by.

Darcy said...

Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

Kyanara_night said...


I have the iron fea books on my tbr list
Have a great weekend!

Trish (Just a YA Girl) said...

Hi! Old follower :)

I have a book series suggestion. If you liked Maggie Stiefvater's writing- She wrote a two part fae series Lament and Ballad. There are a ton of books centered around the fae out there. I'm sure you won't have a problem finding any :)

Have a great weekend!
♥ Trish

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Oh man! As a kid I loved reading fairy tales! Bros Grimm especially! Loved them and the Disney kid friendly versions since the Grimm's were really for adults I believe.

Picked the Iron Fey series too! Love that series!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :D

Cary Cheyenne. said...

Great post! I haven't read The Iron Fey series yet but I've heard such good things about it! I absolutely love your blog & I'm now following it! Here's my post:

The Book Angel said...

Hopping by from the Hop!
Love your answer to this week's question! I've been a long time reader. Since I could read, I've been reading haha. I completely stopped reading for a little while but I'm happy to say, I easily fell back into it. I just have to get caught up on all the amazing books I missed! haha.

My Hop is here:

Kristen said...

Hi, old follower stopping by for the blog hops! I haven't yet read the Iron Fey series, but I really want to!!


Victoria said...

Hopping through! Just wanted to say your blog looks gorgeous! New follower here!

Karen said...

I was lucky to have just finished my degree in Youth services. I had to take several classes where I read books I would have read anyway. Good luck!

Anja Kasap said...

Right now work is cutting into my reading, I go through withdrawals! I hope you can find some time during grad school to keep reading for pleasure :)

Anja @ said...

School does have a huge impact on reading time. I can remember how much I missed quiet times with books while I was in college. It was tough! Enjoyed reading your Friday answers!!

Katie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Tinkerbell used to be my favorite too. My whole room was decoradted with her. (: I'm following you back. Thanks!
-Katie @ Magic Is In Words

Bonnie said...

I simply must read the Iron Fey series, it has been on my TBR list for ages but I just haven't found the time to read it. I have heard some fantastic things about it though. Thanks so much for visiting me at Hands and Home. I am now following you back and looking forward to reading more from you in the future!

I am also an office suply hoarder - I love that you put that in your profile!
Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

Bonnie said...

supply... apparently I can't spell either!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just stopping by, great answer, never stop reading.

Mimi Valentine said...

I ADORE Tinkerbell too! She's just so cute and tiny like what people originally thought fairies looked like. But my friend always complains that it was funnier to watch her as the fuming fairy in Peter Pan than the sweetheart in her own movies that talks. I think she's adorable both ways ;)

Julie's books are amazing! I agree with you one-hundred percent when you say that the world & characters she creates are so fascinating. Can't wait until The Iron Knight comes out!

Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

kathy said...

Isn't it sad how school really puts a dent into reading time? :) I didn't become a big reader until I was all done with college.
And yay for Tinkerbell!
kathy from Read This Instead

Tracy Smith said...

Hopping through from the Follow Friday hop. I am a new follower on gfc as countrysunset40.
Come by to visit when you get the chance.

StuckInBooks said...

Old Follower

I love the Iron Fey too.

Truly Bookish said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am following you as well! Love the Iron Fey series too!
Truly Bookish

pussreboots said...

New follower. I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

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

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Another series that's been on my TBR list for awhile. I just haven't been in a YA mood lately. I hope to remedy that soon though.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Old follower.


Jenni Elyse said...

I think I'm going to have to move the Iron Fey series to the top of list (soon) because of how popular it is with today's question.

nikki @ for the love of books said...

Thanks for stopping by, my fellow Nikki lol I returned the follow-favor!

Natasha said...

Stopping by the hop to say hi!!
Here's mine, if your interested:

Amy *Moonspells and Magic* said...

I have not yet read the Iron Fae series but the cover art make me want to. It is on my list to get. Following back. Have a great weekend!

J.J. Bonds said...

Hi Nikki! Old follower stopping by. Lol. I also had a hard time choosing just one fairy tale... There are just too many to choose from!

SJune said...

Howdy! New follower hopping by for the FF hop. I haven't read the Iron Fey series yet, but it is on my list. The number of fae books have increased over the past few years. Having to pick just one, I chose the Need series by Carrie Jones since I can also share it with my students.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Sarah @ Sarah's Books & Life

Nikki said...

Just hopped by...great blog...gotta love Tink! Mine is


Laura Ashlee said...

I LOVE the Iron Fey series! It's on of my favorites. Thanks for following! I'll return the favor.

Rie Conley said...

I couldn't get addicted to the Iron Fey series sadly.

Thanks for stopping by! New follower.

Pedantic Phooka said...

Stopping by via the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower.
Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Alison said...

Hopping through. My reading waned in high school. Both because I was busy with homework and lazy. It became a passion again in college.
My Hop

_yay_ said...

New FF Follower! Loving the blog!

*Monica*Lindsey*Julianne* said...

New followers from Heart Bound Book Bound.

I would suggest the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. A bit dark, but I love the series.

--monica from Heart Bound

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