Thursday, February 10, 2011

Weekly Hops

It's time for the weekly book blogger hops again! A great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old.

Crazy For Books' Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.

I'm Alison. I've been blogging for eight months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

On the blog this week - 


Win a fabulous Goddess Girls' swag pack!


Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Manga Mondays

Fruits Basket vol. 13 by Natsuki Takaya

Discussion Post

How do you comment?

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: Tell us about one of your posts from this week and give us a link so we can read it (review or otherwise)!

I reviewed Nightshade by Andrea Cremer this week. It's a very popular book amongst the blogosphere. At first, I really struggled to get into it. I actually put it down for a few weeks while I read other books. But I went back to it because I knew so many other bloggers loved it - just knowing other people like a book helps me persist - and after a few more chapters, I was in love with the book. I highly recommend you pick it up.

Two other discussion posts I've done recently that have received a lot of wonderful comments:
How Do You Comment

Follow Friday: What is your favorite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?

I go for the emo-sensitive, angsty guys in paranormal. For example, I'm Team Edward, not Team Jacob. And I love Sam in Shiver/Linger. But in contemporary, I like guys to be as close to normal as possible. Like Etienne in Anna and the French Kiss.


  1. Happy Hopping!

  2. hi alison!! i'm 'team jacob' girl :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through, I like a man's man myself but i'm torn between the thilight boys :)

    Shelleyrae @ book'd out

  4. I'm the same with fantasy/paranormal types! The strong, silent ones are delicious! And I love Etienne in Anna & The French Kiss! :D

    Check out my FF this week

  5. Stopping in from Parajunkee's FF. Hope you have a great weekend :). I'm now following you.


  6. Etienne! Adored him:) You're right, he just seemed very real and approachable, and he had a sense of humor and wasn't afraid to tease Anna. *sigh* I need to read that book again! Have a great weekend Alison:)

  7. I ordered Anna and the French Kiss the other day. I can't wait to meet Etienne!

    Have a great weekend! :)

  8. Great answer! I love Sam, too. :)

    I'm a new follower! Love your blog. :) Have a great weekend!

  9. I'm Team Edward too! I base most of my literary crushes on him. I think he's a fantastic character for paranormal fiction and I even love his possessiveness. But, like you said, not for real life. :)

  10. I have links to all my recent posts in the right column. Come see what they are. Happy Blog Hop!

  11. I love Twilight and proud of it too- Team Edward here though there are moments I do love Jacob too.

    I love the dark broody type.

    FFand Blog Hops

  12. The Post Is:

    This week I reviewed a work of suspense fiction that is such a wide departure from the thriller genre that I feel everyone – fans and foes of the genre alike – really should investigate.

    Hop on over to my blog and see for yourself –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  13. Hopping by to wish you a happy weekend :) I really enjoyed your discussion post and reviews this week!

  14. Hopping by!

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now a follower.

  16. Hi!! Hopping by to say hello! I'm an old follower!

    I love Sam and Etienne also. :)

    Hope you get a chance to come by Gone with the Words!!!

  17. Stopping by from the blog hop....I so look forward to it each week.

    I love to visit blogs and see the designs and to get new ideas for books.

    Enjoy the hop...stop over for a visit to my blog:


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