Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hopping for the Weekend

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:


Blogger Advice: Part 2


Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

Manga Mondays

Vampire Knight vol. 11 by Matsuri Hino

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop:

Follow Friday: The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?

I sound like a broken record in all of these types of questions. I'm going to go with Twilight yet again. I would switch places with Alice. Especially if I could be psychic, but mostly because I am in love with Jasper.

The second one is also a broken record. Harry Potter. I would switch places with Hermione. She's in the center of the action, but not in quite as much danger as Harry. I don't know if I'd want to marry Ron though.


  1. Old follower hopping through! Hope you have a great weekend. :)

  2. Haha girl, if you're a broken record, then so am I! I would love to trade places with Luna Lovegood. Happy Friday, Alison :)

  3. Great answer, I wouldn't mind changing places with either of those character.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

    My FF:

  4. I've always been more of a Jacob Black fan but can totally understand the Jasper appeal. Maybe its the aloof and disturbed characteristic. Have a great weekend!

  5. I completely forgot about Alice & Jasper! Awesome choice! :)

    Find Out Who I'd Switch

  6. Did you know that it's been forever since I've taken part in FF o_0 Are you moved out to California yet?

    Lol, yeah I'm not sure about the marrying Ron. I mean he's nice and all... but he comes off as kind of dull at times sadly. You could follow the Cassandra Clare version and go with Draco instead ^.~

  7. I'm not really a Twilight person, but I did like Alice!
    View my FF at

  8. Great choices!

    My FF

    Have a nice weekend :)

  9. Those are two great choices!

    I'm a new follower. Here's my FF

  10. Interesting choice! I'm more of an Edward fan myself ;)

  11. HI,

    Hopping through for the follow friday!
    ou have an wonderfull choise, I love Alice1

    wishing you a wonderfull weekend!

    Kyanara of The life of a BookAholic

  12. Jasper? Really? ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. I would like to switch places with either, especially Alice, but I'm more of an Edward fan.

  14. Whoa! Didn't think anyone would go against Bella! And another Hermione! That's the 3rd one I've seen this morning!!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

  15. Oh great answer! Alice would be an awesome character to switch places with. Have a great weekend!

  16. Alice and Hermoine are both awesome choices. Jasper is one of my favourites in Twilight as well.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend.

  17. Hi, new follower here. Great choices and I love your blog!

    Here is mine:


  18. I would switch places with Hermione in an instant! Who wouldn't want to live in the Harry Potter world for a little while? Have a great weekend Alison!

  19. Just hopping through :) I absolutely adore Alice, she is ultimately my favorite in the series and as a collector of Barbie Dolls since a young age, I would love to have her doll to match the Edward one that I have.

    I'm not so sure I would want to be Hermione though she is incredibly intelligent and has a love of reading she doesn't really have any charm about her to me, I would rather be Ginny :)

    Long time Follower

  20. Strangely, I have never read a book, where I wanted to traded places with the character. Or atleast I can't think of one off the top of my head. I would love to visit Hogwarts, that would be interesting.

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  21. Well, as I can't fathom a reason for not wanting to be born or marry into thee Weasley clan, I'm not sitting here wondering which Weasley it is that you love, as it's obviously not Ron!

    Alice and Jasper were my favourite parts of the Twilight Saga - love you for choosing Alice!

    Take a look at my Follow Friday?

  22. I chose Hermione as one of my choices. And, Bella as one too. But, if I couldn't have Edward, I'd want to be Alice so I could have Jasper. :)

  23. I adore Alice. She's so cute and petite yet one of the most vicious vamps in the series! Old follower. Happy Friday!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads
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  24. Happy Friday nice pics,,,I like Twilight quite alot but I would go for the obvious if I was to choose and it would Be Bella hot vampire and werewolf crazy over me,,yep yep yep...but to check out who I really would want to trade with ,,come see it at


  25. Thanks for visiting, Alison! Just an old follower stopping by...

    Jen at Red Hot Books

  26. Hopping through to follow you:)
    Hope you can follow too!

  27. Thanks for the visit & the follow! && O: I also considered Twilight for my FF ; but instead of Alice, I would choose Bella :] I love Jasper also! He seems like the type of guy you would never get bored of ♥

  28. I never thought of Hermione!!I'd switch with her too-

  29. Hey Alison! It WOULD be really fun to be Alice...especially because of Jasper! haha I <3 Jackson Rathbone

  30. Thanks for stopping by Alison! Hermione is pretty cool!

    Francesca @ Under The Covers

  31. I wouldn't mind having MR Hale myself.
    Happy Friday,

  32. haha, great answers! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  33. I know, right? We all have our favorites and they fit nicely into every answer to every question! I think I've used Bet Me many times in the last few weeks.

  34. Love ya, Alison! Yes, Alice has an enviable life, what with the super-cool powers, the super-cool family, and the Jasper. :-)

  35. Yet another Jasper thanks for stopping by during Hop friday.

  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Alice is a good choice!

    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out

  37. Haha I would want to switch with Alice too, shes very spunky and it would be cool to see the future. And I would marry ron anytime LOL he's hilarious!

    Thanks for following me and checking out my ff. Im following you back!:D

    Felicia@A Novel Paradise

  38. Alice isn't a broken record. Bella would be ;o) Good choices!!

    Yes, read Georgina. I haven't read the Vampire Academy series, but I want to :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  39. I never thought of anyone from Twilight, but I agree Alice is a good choice. Hopping thru and following now, have a great weekend!

  40. I wouldn't want to marry Ron (sorry, Ron).

    Thanks for the hop (I'm the one with Lockhart)

    Hikari @ Imaginary Reads

  41. Switching with Hermione would definitely be an interesting experience! And oh, I also love Jasper! He was always one of my favourites.

    Thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend.

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  42. Twilight/Harry Potter - I think I am the only person on the planet to have not read/watched either of those franchises. More often that not I find myself turned away from the popular stuff.

  43. Alice is my favorite character in Twilight. I am so jealous of her hair!

  44. Alice is a good choice! She was a really interesting character, and Jasper was too. Nice choice!

    Ann @Semisweet

  45. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think Alice is an excellent choice and so is Hermione.

  46. Alice is really good choice, she is definitely my favorite character in Twilight, and she actually can take care of herself! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  47. Hopping through on the Friday Follow...have a great weekend! Alice and Hermoine are great choices.

  48. Hopping through! I hope you're having an excellent weekend. Definitely check out the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. They're wonderful.. Bones is wonderful. ;)

    Happy reading!

  49. I think Hermione is a good choice. I don't want anything to do with that vampire stuff, though. I mean, I enjoy reading about it, but wouldn't want to be in those shoes!

  50. I love that you picked Alice - I suppose most people would say Bella so it's nice to see someone pick something different. And I can definitely see why you would!

    Jamie @ Bookerella

  51. Ooooh - good choices. I can definitely see the logic behind both choices. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Shelagh (New Follower)
    The Word Fiend

  52. I've seen quite a few people pick Alice. Hermione would be awesome, but I'd quite like Luna Lovegood, she's so funny and weird.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend.

  53. New follower :) Great blog! Please check mine out at


  54. Hiya,
    Thanks for visiting my blog :) and for your comment.
    New follower here! Great blog.
    You asked what Lost in Austen is? It's a television series we had on over here in the UK where a present day woman who loves Jane Austen ends up changing places and going back to Austen's time.
    Best wishes,

  55. Great answers! Wouldn't it be awesome to be psychic??? Hermione would be neat to switch with as well. :)

  56. Definitely pass on the Ron thing heh.

    Nice choices.


  57. Great answer - i wouldn't mind switching with Alice either. She was definitely my favorite character from the series (so much more so from the book than the movie).

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

  58. I am not a fan of Twilight (I know, I'm sorry!) but I really did enjoy Alice. She seemed like such a laid back girl. I'd hang out with her, as long as she wasn't predicting my doom.

    And I am so with you on Ron.

  59. Two great choices! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  60. Hi Alison,
    Thanks for stopping by.... I came by on Friday...but I still don't see your answer to the author question :(

  61. Hi Alison!
    Great choices and answers! It would be fun to be Alice :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    inga from

  62. I don't care if you are a broken record--Alice and Hermione completely rock!!!--Great choices!!! :)

    Have a great week! :)

  63. haha that is so the reason I had for picking one of the Singh Characters...lust for her boyfriend :D

    I love your site....beautiful colours

    Nic @ Scorchingbook reviews

  64. I like Alice (and a lot Jasper, lol) but I can't say the same thing about Hermione because I've never read/watched Harry Potter... I know, I'm scandalous but I just don't seem to be interested in HP! -.-

  65. Hey, it would be awesome to be Alice, she's one of my favourite characters from the Twilight Saga. Hope you had a great weekend =)

  66. Hi! Thanks for stopping/hopping by my blog.:-D Your blog is too cute.

  67. Alice and Jasper are fabulous choices! Thanks for stopping by!

    Check Out My Answers For This Week’s Hop!

  68. Hahaha! I don't know if I'd want to marry Ron, either. You crack me up.

    I'd switch places with Bella Swan, because I would make WAY better choices than her, including breaking up with the creepy stalker boyfriend, and not letting myself become the undead!

    Actually, I might switch places with Elizabeth Bennet. Then I could have Mr. Darcy all to myself, and get to live at Pemberley, which sounds lovely, doesn't it?

  69. Lol, I don't know if I'd want to marry Ron either. I love him in the films and as an actor but in the books I don't really have a crush on him. But Hermione is such a great choice! ;)


  70. Thanks for the follow and hopping back at you for Follow Friday. :)

  71. Thanks for dropping by and following! I love your choice of Alice. She was my favorite character in all of the novels. Great pick!

  72. Alice is a good choice and I'm definitely with you on Hermione.

  73. I had to think really hard to find someone that wasn't harry potter :)

  74. Hi! thanks for stopping by my blog :)...I said that I would be Jo from Little Women. I totally agree with you, I always wanted her to end up with Laurie haha! I like your choice of Alice...she's a kick butt girl, but she's so sweet too! :)

  75. Switching places with Alice would be fun, but if I were gonna switch places with anyone in Twilight it would be...dun dun duuuuuuun - Rosalie - but then again anyone who knows me would know the answer to that already. Haha, though I went with Rose Hathaway from TVA. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung


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