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.
Last week, a lot of people listed Twilight as a book that influenced or changed their life. Many of these people were embarrassed to admit this. I was sad to see anyone feel the need to feel ashamed to like Twilight, or any book for that matter. In response, I wrote the following post:
I LOVE Twilight and I Am NOT ASHAMED!
It's gotten a lot of great comments. Check it out and weigh in!
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. Last week, I accidentally posted broken links for all of these. They're fixed this week. 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
Prom And Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Manga Mondays: Emma vol. 10 by Kaoru Mori
Questions of the Week:
Blog Hop: Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?
I read books from nearly every genre, but in the past few years most of my reading has been YA. I love reading about characters at an age when everything is ripe with possibilities. Even characters who have horrible, nightmarish lives have a sense of hopefulness to them - even if the don't realize it - their lives are just beginning. I love how important everything seems, how intense. Your first love is all-consuming. The family dynamics of being a child in a flawed family are often fascinating. Whether paranormal or contemporary fiction, YA always has fascinating characters in interesting situations.
Follow Friday: What makes up your non-human family??
My non-human family is comprised of two creatures:
|My beloved dog Snowbird (he's half basset hound and half labrador)
|My cute, irritable kitty Ahwatukee