September 17, 2010

Book Blog Hop/ Follow Friday #6

Book Blogger Hop
Hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-books.com
In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, let's take time this week to honor our favorite book bloggers and why we love them!

The book blogs I like are:
Reading In Color. I really like this book because it highlights the books with people of color and multicultural fiction for Young Adults. It's really interesting to read the books that never get highlighted or get passed over because they feature main characters of color.

Iggi&Gabi. I stumbled along this find through Merrilee's Creativity Workshop posts and she has a Do It Yourself MFA which is awesome. I've been reading along, but I've been failing at posting my results. It's a good series of posts though which is great. I don't think I'd qualify this as a "book blog" but it's one of the blogs I get excited to read and read immediately.

Steph Su Reads: I like this blog because it has comprehensive reviews. She seems to have the same taste in reading that I do, which is awesome because I can determine whether I like a book or not based on her recommendation which is 9/10 pretty spot on.



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This week's featured follower is Bailey @IB Book Blogging.  So go follow her and read her reviews. They're awesome and she's awesome. This week's question: favorite YA or do you stick to adult reads? I typically read anything if it's interesting and well written. I typically read a lot of YA now because the books seemed to have the immediacy that I'm looking for. And the fact that I can relate more to a 17 year old high school student more than I can to a 40 year adult. I wish they'd have more books about college students and/or people my age(nearly 22).

Week in Review: 

Life: 
Oi. I didn't do much of anything. I really wanted to, but I started watching True Blood with my roommates and it's been incredibly entertaining. I really wish I had HBO so I can keep up with the season. We're on Episode 8 on Season 1 and we have to catch up to Season 3. I have to know what's going to happen. School starts next Thursday, so I have to have some posts written before school gets too hectic. I'm taking 4 creative writing classes and I suspect it'll be fun, but incredibly hectic. (which reminds me I need to get a jump start on the class readings.)

On my Blog:
Blog fest kicked my butt so hard. I keep forgetting how much work goes into hosting a giveaway. Congrats to the winners (your prizes are on the way) and thanks to all the new followers, I hope you find this blog enjoyable.

All I had was Teaser Thursday, which is incredibly sad because I didn't do anything productive this week.

No book reviews. I've been trying to read through The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, but it's really hard. It's not that it's a bad book, but it seems to have lost its focus. Is it about a crush or a chase for a serial killer?  The point of view feels too distancing for me, I never feel like I'm experiencing the book, just reading it. I will finish it though, just for the sake of finishing, I already have a feeling I know how it's going to end, but I'm hoping to be surprised.

Post of the week: 
Iggi & Gabi talk about plot through the DIYMFA series and it really breaks down the plot to the smallest units. (I wasn't planning on doing this feature, but I thought this post was so helpful, I just had to share. I'll have a bigger list next Friday).

4 comments:

JL said...

Stopping by from the Hop! I'm a new follower and look forward to reading your reviews.

JL
An Avid Reader's Musings

Deepali said...

Came by on the Hop, good idea about the week in review!

Cheers, Dee from e-Volving Books

Christine said...

Hi and happy hopping!
I found your blog through parajunkee´s hop!
I´m a follower now and I can´t wait to read more from you!
Have a great weekend!

MissAttitude said...

One Friday I'm going to participate in the Hop, I'm curious about how it works.

Thank you for the mention! Glad you saw my BBAW post :) I wish I had had more time to promote it and participate

I got hooked on True Blood because I started watching it during the summer. Then I had less time to watch it and now I don't really have any interest in catching up. I'm not even halfway done with season 1. haha

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