Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blog Hops

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GIVEAWAY: Win a copy of Walk The Wild Road by Nigel Hinton

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

On the blog this week:


Walk The Wild Road by Nigel Hinton

Discussion Post:

The Case For Mind Candy


Exposure by Therese Fowler
Walk The Wild Road by Nigel Hinton

Manga Mondays

Chibi Vampire vol. 2 by Yuna Kagesaki

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?

Books have been an important part of my life since I was in second grade, but in middle and high school it was just an enjoyment, not a passion. I didn't really get back into the reading obsession until I was in college. It's just grown from there. Every year, it seems like I read more books and get more excited about them.

Follow Friday: In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

Probably my favorite is Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series. I also really enjoyed Lament by Maggie Stiefvater. I'm almost done with the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and that's lots of fun too. Oh, I also really like the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike - irritated that Miley Cyrus is signed for the movie version.


  1. I haven't read the Iron Fae series yet, but I've heard great things about it. I have to check it out. I've got Wings but haven't read it yet. I think I'm scared to read it because I've heard mixed things about it.

  2. Hi & Happy Friday.

    The Iron Fey series is popular this week; I have had it on my TBR pile for a while now. The Fever series is my all time favorite.

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend :)

  3. Old follower! I hadn't even realized there was going to be a movie version of Wings! I'll be interested to see how Miley does with it.

  4. I am generally irritated any time Miley Cyrus gets a movie role...but for a book I like, that's unforgivable. She ruined The Last Song for me.

    I have the Iron Fey and Fever series on my TBR. I just finished Lament and loved it.

    I'm an old follower.

  5. I read all of Maggie Stiefvater's books except for Lament...wonder if it's as good as Shiver!

    Old follower stopping by.

    My FF

    Felicia @ A Novel Paradise

  6. hi,

    I still need to read that series. it's on my TBr list
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Yup! Iron Fey is very popular this week! It was my choice too! Actually only chose 1!

    Although I have like 4 classic fairy tale faves!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :D

  8. All of these series are on my TBR list but I haven't had a chance to read them yet. I have Wings downloaded on my Kobo and again, I am just waitig for an opportunity to read it. I am very excited though! Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!

    My answer:

  9. The Iron Fey is such a great series. I really love it to. Happy weekend.

  10. Hey Allison, Happy Friday! Have a great weekend :)

  11. BARRONS!!!! Sorry, whenever I see the Fever series mentioned it results in my typing Barrons's name in all caps with excessive exclamation points. I can't help it:) A big yay for the Iron Fey series too, love those books:)

  12. Hi! I'm a new follower here from Follow Friday. I hope you'll get a chance to check out my blog!

    Nikki @ for the love of books

  13. Old follower, just stopping by. :) I really liked Wings, too. I didn't know they were making a movie of it, though. Miley Cyrus seems like a weird choice. But cute books, anyway.
    Happy Friday!
    kathy from Read This Instead

  14. Thanks for all the recommendations. I haven't read any of those yet. I need more time. Heck, an eighth day would be nice so I could devote it to reading and nothing else.

  15. Hi, Alison! It's me again, just dropping by as an old follower in the spirit of Follow Friday :)

    Julie's Iron Fey series is definitely one of my faves! I love the way Julie makes her characters her own, and how everything your read off the page plays exactly like you'd see in a movie. Her writing style is gorgeous!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  16. I haven't read the Iron Fae series. It seems immensely popular.

  17. Hopping through :)

    I am reading The Iron King right now and it is fabulous :)


  18. Just stopping by and saying hello. Good choices for fae series by the way. been busy myself as well.

  19. happy friday -- old follower! I've never heard of the Iron Fey series. I think I will look it up!

  20. I really must read the Iron Fey series. :)

  21. Thanks for stopping by Reading Lark! Returning the favor. I need to read the Iron Fey series. It's been on my list for quite some time. And I love Maggie S! I have Lament. I need to read it!

  22. Thanks for stopping by Teen Fiction Centre, I'm your newest follower!

  23. I've always loved reading, too. Have a great weekend!

  24. Hi Alison - thanks for stopping by :)

    The Fever series seems popular, but I've never heard of it..will be going on my to read pile now though!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  25. thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm following yours now :)

    richie @ bound & determined...

  26. Ugghh Miley Cyrus always ruins things! I felt like I would have loved The Last Song if she weren't in it because I fell in love with the book! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower now :)

  27. Thanks for the visit
    (old follower)

  28. Thanks for stopping by Tales Between the Pages! I'm your newest follower. :)



  29. Thanks for stopping by, I havent read The Iron Fey series yet but I hear good things.

  30. Nooo, Miley Cyrus is signed for the movie version of Wings??? I guess it'll have to remain one of those books where I don't see the movie because I'm afraid that would ruin the books for me. I love the Iron Fey series, and have read the first book in KMM's Fever series, but need to read the rest.

  31. Seen Iron Fey a lot as an answer. I going to check it out. Following you through Follow Friday.

    Cheers & Happy Writing,

  32. Would you believe it, I've got a cop of both The Iron King and Lament on my bookshelf, but not read either, yet. I've really got to give them both a try.

  33. Stopping by from the hop, old follower. Have you read Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater, it's good too. I have the Iron Fey & Wings series but have not read them yet. Have a great weekend!

  34. Hi :)

    Thanks for dropping by to check out my post, I really loved Lament and the Wings series too! I've gotta start reading the Fever series, I keep hearing its good :)

    I'm also not fond of Miley Cyrus being signed for the movie version, I'm just not a fan of hers.

    ~Taylor <3

  35. Thanks for the follow (bookthatthing)! Following your blog now too :-)
    "I only know Snow White through the Disney movie"
    --> Snow White (German version / Brothers Grimm)

  36. Haven't read the Iron series, but it is one I think looks good. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I actually have read Entwined, it only reinforced my liking of the 12 Dancing Princesses Fairy Tale.

  37. thanks for following! I'm following you too. the wild swan is a fairy tale from Hans Christian Andersen, it's about a princess who has 10 brothers who is cursed to be swans by day and princes at night. :))

  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Maggie Stiefvater, but haven't read Lament yet. I should put that on my TBR list...Actually I haven't read any of those books. :/

  39. Hadn't heard about the Miley Cirus thing -- haven't read those books, but it makes me wonder! LOL! Happy reading!

  40. Hi-thanks for hopping by my blog-your fairy tale selections sound interesting

  41. I have one of Maggie's books on faeries, though which one escapes my mind at the moment. It's buried on my bookshelf and I am too lazy to dig through the books. But, I do have the Iron Fey trilogy sitting there too screaming at me to pick them up and read them and I've got to finish the Wicked Lovely series at some point. lol. Too much to read and too little time. I'm about to start reading The Faerie Ring, for which I'm excited about. :)

  42. Hey thanks for visiting FF

    We have similar taste.

    New follower

  43. Thanks for stopping by! Sadly there were no pictures of me reading, but we do still have the tapes! My grandparents were very into recording us telling stories, doing "interviews", and things like that...some seriously cute things were said on those!

    And ek! The Iron Fey. I get all happy and fan-girly whenever I see it listed.

  44. I hope you enjoy the last of the Fever series as much as I did! Thanks for Hopping by. Have a great Sunday:)

  45. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm following you too :)

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  46. Thanks for hopping by mine, returning the favor, but i havent read any of these books!! lol, but they sound good so ill have to check em out.

    Happy Sunday,

  47. Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Don't let me fool you into thinking I'm Team Puck. No, no. I like Ash. I just think Puck would be the perfect best friend.

  48. I did not know anything about fairy books. from the hops it seems that fever and iron fey are favorites.

  49. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog :D
    I have heard about the Fever series but I haven't read abou it yet... maube I should do it soon, hehe.
    And the Wing series is also in my TBR now,hahaha. But I didn't know Miley Cyrus had signed for the movie version... hum... ¬¬

    Anyhay, hope you have a lovelly Sunday! Following you now.

    Alaiel (

  50. Hey Alison, eeeeeewww Miley Cyrus in Wings. Please tell me it's a secondary character and NOT laurel?? Never read the Iron Fey, I know I'm the only one. Hope you had a great weekend!

  51. I'm just about the start the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I didn't realize it was Fae! I'm not a big Fae fan, but hopefully I still like it since it seems like practically everyone does! lol

    Thanks for stopping by my follow friday also. Sorry I didn't get back to you until now! :)

    ♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

  52. I'm seriously considering adding Moning's Fever series to my TBR even though its in the first person.
    Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

  53. I love the Wings series and I didn't know about Miley until now. Ugh, gag...that makes me so sad! New follower!

  54. I still haven't read the Iron Fey series or Lament, they are both on my shelves. :D
    Wings rocks, and I have to admit I quite like Miley, so am looking forward to the film. Any news on when that's out???

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :D

  55. Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! College gave me true life back in reading. I think it was rebellion in a way. I started reading what I wanted to read and not was I was being told to read! LOL

    Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  56. Hi Alison! Thanks for stopping by my post :) I've just started reading Wings! But now that you've told me of the Miley Cyrus connection..hmmmm

  57. Still have that one to read! Have the first book waiting.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  58. Ooooh!--I hadn't heard about Miley being signed on for Wings. I have hope for Miley, she was pretty decent in that Nicholas Sparks movie. *crosses fingers* I guess we'll see!

  59. Hey, thanks for stopping by! Sorry I took so long to get back to you. You have a LOVELY blog, now following :)

  60. Thanks for stopping by last Friday! We're new followers, too.

    I just started Shadowfever by KMM today and have loved the series thus far. I have Wings on my TBR, but haven't read it yet.

    --monica at Heart Bound


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