Crazy For Books' Book Blogger Hop
Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.
I'm Alison. I've been blogging for seven months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.
2010 Book Lists:
For the end of the year, I put together an extensive list of the books I've read in 2010 separated into categories. Check out the posts:
Part 1: Contemporary Fiction
Part 2: Best Writing, Twilight Lovers; Edgy Fiction; Foodie Fiction
Part 3: Boy POV; Middle Grade; Something Different; Kick-Butt Girls
Part 4: Paranormal Day
Part 5: Cross-Over Adult; High Fantasy; Makes You Think; Historical Fiction
Part 6: Gossipy; Romance; POC; Sobbing; Fluff
Part 7: Top Tens: Books, Cover, Albums, Songs
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Manga Mondays: Vampire Knight vol. 2 by Matsuri Hino
Questions of the Week:
Blog Hop: What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?
I don't know that any book has changed my life, but I can think of several that have influenced it. I think of them as Gateway Books:
Babysitters-Club - These books got me into reading all those years back
Ann Rinaldi's books - Really developed a love for historical fiction
Harry Potter - The first fantasy books I ever loved
Twilight - Introduced me to the world of paranormal romance
Follow Friday: What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone's book blog?
What books haven't I discovered from a blog? Let's see...in the last few months I learned about the following books from blogging: Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires; Morganville Vampires; Anna and the French Kiss; Hush by Eishes Chayil (just finished); the Iron Fey series; Girl, Stolen by April Henry; Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moutlon; Unearthly by Cynthia Hand...and many, many more.