Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog 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 ten months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

I may be a little slow to comment this weekend, because I'm in Chicago and will likely only check the Internet at night

On the blog this week -


Matched by Ally Condie
Then I Met My Sister by Christine Hurley Deriso

Guest Post

Barbara Casey of The Cadence of Gypsies

Manga Mondays

Fruits Basket vol. 20 by Natsuki Takaya

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?

I really can't think of any. There were childish things I did at home when I was a kid, like sticking the silverware in the freezer, but nothing major.

I am not a big fan of pranks. I was the victim of one too many not-so-nice pranks in middle school and am very sensitive to them. Since I know that I overreact to pranks, I figure that it's only fair that I don't participate in pranks against other people.

Follow Friday: What book are you ashamed to admit loving?

As with the previous answer, I can't think of any. I don't feel ashamed of any of the books that I love. For example, I openly and vocally love Twilight. I am not at all shamed about that. I understand that a lot of people don't love it and can also understand why. But just because a book doesn't work for one person, doesn't mean that it's an inherently bad book. If it brings other people happiness and entertainment, then it's accomplished its purpose. That being said, i don't flaunt around my YA books at work. I don't really hide them, but whether I admit to reading mostly YA depends upon the person to whom I am talking.


  1. AH, I have no stories to share for the festive April Fools Day. However, it is not so proper for a lady to be apart of such nonsense. LOL!!

    Please do stop by for a crumpet, find out about a new MeMe & to check out my newest giveaway :)

    Mad Scientist
    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
    Forbidden Steam  Adult- even the Mad Scientist gets naughty!

  2. I'm not a big fan of pranks either. lol I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Did you know I'm originally from Chicago? Say hi to the Windy City for me!!

  3. I'm not a fan of them either for the same reason.

    Have a good weekend and happy reading!

  4. Hi Alison,
    I'm not too fond of pranks either!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Have fun in Chicago! It's a great city!

  6. I think April Fool day can be fun as long as someone didn't get hurt mentally or physically. Wanna know what happened to me? Check outMy Answer for this weeks Blogger Hop.

  7. Happy Friday Alison! I'm not a big fan of pranks mostly because I know I don't react well to them:) That's one area where my sense of humor is sadly lacking! There have been some good ones I've read on the hop this weekend though - ones that were generally funny and would have made me laugh if they'd been pulled on me:)

  8. Thanks to you, I feel the same way about Twilight now. I don't feel ashamed anymore. :)

  9. I don't know if I would call it overreacting. Some pranks (and by that I mean most) are not funny and are just plain mean. I completely understand how you feel.

  10. I couldn't agree more with your follow friday answer. I love twilight and am not ashamed of that, whether other people agree or not. As well I am not vocal about my intense love of YA, my friends know I love to read, but they don't know every detail of my obsession with books!

  11. That had to be awful to be a victim in middle school. Those are sensitive years.

    I am stopping by from the blog hop.

    Hope you have a fun blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

  12. The best prank I was involved in involved fooling the student body that we all had to wear uniforms for the rest of high school ;)

    Happy Friday, Alison!

  13. At first I wasn't going to participate in this week's Book Blogger Hop. I'm not even sure why.

    But here I am. And I'm glad! To dispel any false impressions people may have had about me being a old, stodgy fuddy-duddy I'm happy to share some of my very best pranks with you.

    Highlights include - low-grade explosives, eggs and salt shakers. Get all the side-splitting details over on my blog -

    They date back to my younger years as a Brooklyn boy which brings about some introspection.

    I'm going to go pull some pranks today. Look out world! I'm coming out of prankster retirement!
    Howard Sherman

  14. I hope that you are having fun in Chicago! I agree with you about pranks. I'm not a fan either.

    Karen from Release Notes


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