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 -
Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Fruits Basket vol. 17 by Natsuki Takaya
Questions of the Week:
Blog Hop: If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?
I often like buying books that I've already read and loved. Since books are so expensive, I don't like to buy them if I might not enjoy them. A book that I really love is worth keeping on my shelf to re-read.
Some books that I've already read and I'd buy if I had $80: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (already own Shiver), the hardcover of New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (only have the paperback), Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, all of the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace
A few books I'd buy that I haven't already read: Books about England during WWII and biographies of King George VI and the Queen Mum (on an English history kick after seeing The King's Speech), Where She Went by Gayle Forman (when it comes out), Jennifer Donnelly's other novels, and lots of cookbooks.
Follow Friday: Who are You the Girl, instead of You the Blogger?
Who am I? Let's see:
College Major: Economics
Resides: I am from Arizona, but I have lived in Minnesota for the past 8 years. I'm moving to California this summer (I love Minnesota and I'm very sad to leave). This weekend, I'm going to be busy packing and cleaning up my house to get ready to put it on the market in a few weeks. If anyone wants to buy a house in the Twin Cities, let me know.
Hobbies: Reading, obviously. I exercise a lot - running is my favorite activity. I love to cook - especially Asian food. I have other hobbies, but blogging and reading has really taken over my life and I've neglected a lot of other things. I don't mind spending so much time blogging as long as I'm having fun.
I am a huge music fan and thankfully have time to listen to a lot of CDs when I can't read or blog. My fav groups are The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Iron & Wine, Cloud Cult, Neko Case, Paramore, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, The National, and more...