14 April 2011

Follow Friday (5) and Book Blogger Hop (6)

Follow Friday is a really fun way to network your blog and meet some other really cool bloggers in the process! This weekly event is hosted at Parajunkee's View! The featured bloggers is Romance Around the Corner!

Q: Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL (in real life)? Tell us about him/her.

A: I did not have anyone to talk to about books for years which is why I started my blog. But then one Christmas my mom actually asked for the Twilight series and I bought it for her. Ever since then, she'll ask me for book, we totally girl talk about the Vampire Academy series and gush over Vampire Diaries every week! Not only did my mom jump on board the YA ship but my sister (very reluctantly) picked up Twilight after my mom had read it and now she is a reading machine! If she had the time she would read more than me. I love that my mom and my sister now read as much as I do. We have way too much fun with books!

The Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love for the written word. This incredibly awesome weekly event is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books!

Q: Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her.

A: I'm currently reading the 3rd book in the My Blood Approves series, which is kind of cheesy but I'm really addicted. The book is called Flutter and it's by Amanda Hocking. One of the characters I really like is Peter. He's been a vampire for a really long time, at least a couple hundred years, and he was turned into a vampire by one of the other characters named Ezra. This series kind of has a Twilight feel to it but it's a lot different and I really like it. Peter originally bonded with another vampire many, many years ago but she died and they weren't together for very long. So, naturally, he is very tortured and broods a lot. In the present day, he has bonded with the series main character named Alice but since the first book, their bond had been broken and he has run away from his life. He is described as tall, dark and handsome with glowing green eyes. He pretty much sounds really hot but he's kind of mean and I think he needs a better personality. So far, he's one of my favorite characters in the series.


Nina said...

How fun is that! I wish my mom would read YA books, it would be so fun to discuss them with her. And hey, way cheaper for me. lol.
Happy weekend.

Aimee said...

I love when you recommend a book to someone and they love it. It's the best. I'm a new follower from the hop. Happy Friday!


Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

Hopping on through, old follower.

That's so great that you can discuss things with your Mom and sister! My mom and I always read similar books, but I read much faster than she does (and I have more free time than her to do it), so we rarely were on the same page with books. But I recently started giving her Young Adult books, and she can get through them much quicker, so we've started chatting books more often, it's a nice bonding experience.

Hope you have a great weekend!

KW said...

I was looking at this series recently! Sounds intriguing!

Anywho, have a great weekend!


Coreena McBurnie said...

I'm new here, great blog, am now following. I talk to my mom about books sometimes, but often we are reading different things.

Tasha said...

Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love. Hope you have a great weekend!
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

kathy said...

Just hopping by (and following you now). How cool that you got your mom and sister into reading. My family is full of readers but only my husband likes YA as much as I do. :)
Happy Friday!
kathy from Read This Instead

Michelle Greathouse said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog - I followed you back to yours. :)

Have a great weekend.


Bookish Brunette said...

That's so cute that your mom asked for Twilight! I love it!

Justine said...

Wow! Mother, sister, and sister reading YA! Now that sounds like a LOT of fun! :D I'd love to gush about Vampire Academy and Twilight too! Haha. I watch Vampire Diaries with my entire family and it's so crazy sometimes, lol!

I'm following back! I like your taste in books! :D Megan McCafferty is awesome! :O :)

Nina B. said...

It's great that you were able to convert your non-reader mother and sister! Congratulations!

And thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm returning the follow - I think your blog is awesome! Happy Friday!

Brush Up On Your Reading

Annette said...

It's pretty much why I started my blog too. New follower. Thanks for visiting my blog!

bex said...

Aw, that's so nice! :D I wish I could get my mom and sister to read more, especially books I do. But nope. Impossible, lol. My poor boyfriend will take most of my ramblings, but he doesn't understand too much! Haha.

New follower!

My FF can be found here!

Karen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Release Notes! I think it's great that your mother and sister enjoy books with you! Happy Friday!

Talina Perkins said...

How fabulous you have your mom and sister to book talk with! That must make for some interesting table talk.:-)

Thanks for stopping by the blog and for the follow. you have a great blog and I will be passing by often!


Alison said...

Hopping through. My parents both read Twilight before me. Even my dad has read all 4 books. But they're not obsessed fans like me.
My Hop
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Anonymous said...

How totally cool to turn your mom and sister into YA/reading people. Good job. I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

ladystorm said...

Glad you have someone to talk books with.

I have thought about the My Blood approves series but haven't picked it up..I might have to do that..lol

Lisa (BaffledBooks.com) said...

I keep meaning to read that series! Peter sounds like the perfect vampire. Thanks for stopping by earlier! Happy reading!

The Critic said...

I've tried countless times to get my sister to read YA but she really can't stand them.
anyway, have a good weekend and btw I'm following you back!

Molli said...

I so wish my mother read, because I have a lot of books I'd love to share with her. I think it's VERY cool that your mom is into some of the books you like.

I'm a brand new follower from the blog hop. We have several authors in common, and it looks like you're reading several more that I'm interested in.

Please check out my FF and blog post if you get a sec. I love new followers. :)


Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

You're so lucky you can talk to your mom and sister! I wish I had that kind of relationship.

I love Amanda Hocking! She's so funny and such a great writer.

Happy Reading! :)
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

April said...

Hopping by to say hello and wish you a wonderful weekend!


Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I love to hear stories like this! For all of the critiques concerning Twilight, it really did start a lot of people reading.

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from the hop! (I know I'm late, but better late than never, right?) Enjoyed looking over your blog and am now following. Cheers!

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