Crazy For Books' Book Blogger Hop
Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.
I'm Alison. I've been blogging for nine months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.
On the blog this week -
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
No Going Back by Jonathan Langford
Fruits Basket vol. 19 by Natsuki Takaya
Questions of the Week:
Blog Hop: If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?
1. Twilight - But only if I could be a Cullen.
2. Harry Potter - Isn't this one rather obvious?
3. Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt - I just finished this one. I'd love to be a substitute Princess.
4. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace - One of my all-time favorite book series. It's semi-autobiographical and set in Mankato, Minnesota (called Deep Valley in the books) between 1900 and 1910. I love reading about Betsy's high school friends hanging out at her house, eating fudge and onion sandwiches (not together) and singing to the tune of a piano. It sounds so idyllic.
Follow Friday: Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100FACTSABOUTME, GIVE US FIVE BOOK RELATED SILLY FACTS ABOUT YOU.
1. One of my favorite things to do is read cookbooks. I got The Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser for Christmas. Even though I probably won't make many of the recipes, I love flipping through the pages and reading the stories about the recipes.
2. When I was a kid, I loved picture books that had an accompanying cassette tape. Since my mother got carsick, she couldn't read to me when we were on car trips. I loved listening along to my books. My favorite was The Fox and the Hound (also one of my favorite Disney movies).
3. I will use virtually anything for bookmarks. Actual bookmarks are one of the least frequent things I'll use. I often use the hold receipt from the library. Money seems to be a specialty of mine - cash, checks, receipts.
4. These days, I read mostly YA novels, but for years the majority of my reading was history and biographies. My favorite time period is the Revolutionary War and early American history. I wish I'd majored in history in college.
5. I'm an enabler. When we met, my husband hardly ever read anything other than medical textbooks. He'd loved reading as a kid, but got away from it in college and graduate school. I reignited the addiction. We don't read the same books (although I did get him hooked on White Cat and Red Glove by Holly Black), but we read together all the time.