Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weekly Blog Hop

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

On the blog this week -


Library Lust


Swag pack for Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe


The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Manga Mondays

Vampire Knight vol. 5 by Matsuri Hino

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop:

Follow Friday: Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

That's a tough one. Hmmm...

1 & 2. Harry Potter books 3 and 7 (my favs)
3. Eclipse
4. War and Peace (I'll definitely have the time)
5. The Giver by Lois Lowry (old fav)
6. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (can read this again and again)
7. Teach-yourself-Japanese (I'll have the time)
8. Teach-yourself-Russian (I really want to learn this language too)
9. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (old fav)
10. The Scriptures


  1. Hey Allison! Happy Friday! Old Follower, just stopping by to say hello! Have a great weekend :)

  2. Hi there! I’m an old follower coming by.
    Prisoner of Azkaban is also my fav HP book!
    Take care,
    Romance Around the Corner

  3. Old follower!

    I think this is the toughest question yet! How can you pick just 10! I think 3 and 7 are my faves too. :-)

    Check out my FF!

  4. Hi, Alison. Old follower dropping in to check out your list. If I had to, I would sneak Harry Potter in with all the rest. I could read those books over and over for years but couldn't bear to bring just one or two. Hope you have a good Friday.

  5. Hi Alison! :)

    You wanna learn Russian? WOW! I could help a bit, I had to study it in primary school :) I still remember some!
    Here's my FF

  6. I'm yet to see a FF for this week that doesn't have at least one Harry Potter book!

    My Follow Friday.

  7. blog hopping and hopped here. come check out my blog just as your day whine down.

  8. Hi!--Old follower!!!

    Great list!!!--Although I can't choose between my Harry Potter books, so I went with the pretend omnibus edition ;D

    --I can't believe I forgot Where the Red Fern Grows!!!--now I'll have to completely redo my list ;D

    Hoppy Friday!!!


  9. How clever taking language books! I never thought of that, but yes, you should have the time in there!

    My list can be found here!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  10. I really liked Eclipse, I haven't read the others though.Heres mine-

  11. Hello! Stopping by on the blog hop!
    Great choices! I love The Giver by Lois Lowry!
    ~Happy Blogging!~

  12. Seeing a lot of selective HP novels! For me I would want the whole set, but since that's too many books I had to let those go.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

  13. Old follower, hope you have a great weekend :)

  14. Old follower hopping by! I didn't think of language-learning books, but that's a great idea! Why not while away the time learning new languages?-- it would probably keep you entertained longer than even your favorite books. I'd have to go with French and German, because my dream is to live in Europe, but Japanese would be cool as well. Anyway, have an awesome weekend and happy reading! :)

  15. That's amazing that you would try to learn some languages. This was hard as I wanted to keep so many. Happy weekend.

  16. Wow good for you trying to teach yourself those languages! I'm language challenged, I took 4 years of Spanish and can pretty much only say "hi' and "thanks":) I still need to read Jellicoe Road too, I'll get there one day! Have a great weekend Alison:)

  17. I didn't think about only picking two Harry Potter books. I would pick 3 and 7 too. I'm so OCD about reading books in a series in order that I don't think I could just pick two books and that severely limits my choices if I take all seven Harry Potter books, lol.

  18. This is the first blog I've seen who'd take language books with! That's awesome! I didn't think about that - you might as well do something useful too! (Besides reading you can actually learn languages). I'm studying German at the moment (that would be my 7th language).

    Come and take a look of my 10 books:

    inga from

  19. Two of our books are the same. Jellicoe Road (could totally read that over and over, also Harry Potter 7.

    Old Follower. Have a good weekend!

  20. Hey Allison, just stopping by on the follow. You have some great choices, mine are lame-o!
    I'm such a fickle reader that my choice of books changes all the time.
    Come check out my fickle choices!
    Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  21. Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love. Great bomb shelter choices. You picked the same HP books as I did. Come and join Read My Review on my blog which currently has a British theme. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

  22. Hi Alison,
    Stopping by from Follow Friday. I like your header. Great book choices. Where the Red Fern Grows is an oldie but goodie.

    I'm a new follower.

    Please come on over and check out my 10 picks:
    AsianCocoa's Secret Garden

  23. Happy Friday, Alison! Sorry I've been so absent lately...I'm back from Africa though, and I'm ready to stalk your blog again...hope you're well! :)


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