Thursday, June 2, 2011

Weekend Hops

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....


My blogoversary is June 4!

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

On the blog:


Hunger by Jackie Kessler
Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Shine by Lauren Myracle

Manga Mondays

Vampire Knight vol. 10 by Matsuri Hino

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: Share your favorite post from the last month and tell us why it’s close to your heart!

I have three favorites:

1. Blogger Advice: How to Gain Followers
2. Armchair BEA: How to Write a Review
3. Die For Me by Amy Plum

Follow Friday: What are you doing to prepare for an upcoming zombie apocalypse and/or the return of Mel Gibson to the silver screen? (Both of which could be terrifying.)

Zombies...If they're anything like the Revenants of Die For Me (zombie-like creatures), I'll welcome them with open arms. If they're like the zombies in Warm Bodies, I'll run for my life and pray that they're as civilized as R.

Mel...I'll do what I normally do. Don't go to the movie theater. Who wants to pay $10 for a movie (unless it's Harry Potter or Twilight, of course)


  1. You're right: Die for Me-type zombies I could definitely get on board with. Yes, please!

  2. New follower!!!

    Hmmm, Die for Me zombies are different? I shall have to check that out.


  3. I haven't paid to see a movie in the theater that wasn't a kids movie since before my daughter was born. I'd rather watch at home.

  4. Hey, thanks for visiting me! I always go to those matinee shows! :)

  5. Congratulations on your one year! I've been following your blog since last week, but never commented. So Hi, I'm Trish, I like books, and I freaking love your Manga Mondays idea. I might do the same thing later on down the road. (If you're cool with it that is :)

    ~Trish Just a YA Girl

  6. Happy Blogiversary!! :) Thanks for joining the Book Blogger Hop! :) Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I almost never go to the movies, either! Well, I will go this July for the final volume of the final Harry Potter movie. :)

  8. Yeah, one year? Way to go! As for the zombies... I am unprepared and a little concerned about it!


  9. Ohhh, I didn't think about if they were Revenants! Totally welcome them! lol! ;) I usually don't bother with movies or TV either... Unless it's Johnny Depp as Captain Jack, then I just can't resist!

  10. Well I would definitely get a gun and learn how to shoot, that way I could defend myself.

  11. I'd hop on board with the Reverberant too!

    ps. To answer your question on my hop: I love all cupcakes..especially ones with pink frosting. My favorite would be chocolate...mmm. My ultimate weakness!


    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

  12. Thanks for the great advice in two of your fav posts! I also now really want to read Die For Me, especially since it is set in Paris!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  13. I forgot how much I love your layout!!! I usually read your posts through Google Reader :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

  14. CONGRATULATIONS on a year! I haven't read Die for Me yet, or Warm Bodies. I actually haven't read any zombie books really. They kind of creep me out.

  15. Happy Blogoversary! That is so exciting. I loved your example/favorite posts, the advice columns were so informative and had great ideas.

    $10 for a movie is pretty ridiculous (its almost as bad as gas) so Netflix curbs my movie addiction. Although, I always break down for Oscar season -- its my super bowl.

    Great blog, I'm now following.

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I am still to read Die for me or Warm Bodies but they are both on my TBR list.

  17. Haha, love your blinky! Happy Blogoversary!

  18. well first Happy Friday and 2nd Happy blogoversary,,and I might have to check out that book about the zombies,,Ive got acouple of zombie books sent to me by a fellow blogger just never have read anything like that before,,
    anyways thanks for sharing

  19. Happy Blogversary! Also thanks for the book recommendation! I'll have to check it out!


  20. Congrats on one year!
    Thanks for the follow!
    I'm a follower now too :)

  21. Hi & Happy Friday!

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary..

    I am a new follower :)

    My FF is here,

    Have a nice weekend.

  22. Congratulations on your first year blogging. I loved your favorite posts. I'm an old follower.


  23. Follow back!! Congrats on the blogoversary!!

  24. Congratulations on your aniversary. I'm a new follower to.

  25. Happy Blogoversary!! And I love your answer! Can't wait to read Die For Me to find out what Revenants are like. Stopping by from FF. Have a great weekend. :D

    Teen Readers' Diary

  26. Armchair BEA was fun and a lot of work. I chose xxxHolic volume 1 by CLAMP as my favorite post for May 2011. Come see why.

  27. Happy Blogversary! That's so awesome, congrats! xx

  28. Hi
    Hopping by and following through! Happy Blogaversary!


  29. I know in a zombie apocalypse everyone is occupied but hey, if it was THAT "Revenants" case promise me that you'll find a moment to give me a call to inform me that they are there so I can help you! Maybe with Jules, ok!? ;P

    Happy Blogoversary!!!! :D

  30. Hiya, hopping through!
    Great answers! I just got Die For Me, and I can't wait to see what everyone means when they talk about Revenants...
    Have a great weekend! :)
    Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl

  31. Woohoo. congrats!
    I can't wait for the last HP movie, I'm going nuts!!

    Have a great weekend!

  32. Happy Blogaversary! One year is quite an accomplishment. Here' hoping you hve many more! And I think you covered all the essentials on your How To Get More Followers post. Good advice. New follower.

  33. Congrats on the Blogaversary! Love the layout of your blog. It is so light and 'spacey' - of that makes sense lol.

    New follower!


  34. hi,

    thanx for hopping by my blog today!!
    Have a great weekend!

  35. Happy Blogoversary! I'm not much of a Mel fan either!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

  36. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TOMORROW ALISON! We're almost blog birthday twins, mines in just a couple weeks:) You've done such an amazing job with your blog, it's one of my favorite stops every day, so I can't wait to see what you have in store this year!

  37. Congrats on your Blogaversary!!! You rock!!!

    Also glad to know you can tell the good zombies from the bad! lol

    Have a great weekend!


  38. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Thanks for commenting on my Book Blogger Hop post!!

    Kris @Imaginary Reads

  39. Happy Blogversary -- I don't think I spelled that right!
    Hopping through and as usual! Amazed at your site!

  40. Good answers & Happy Blog Anniversary, darling! I haven't read "Die For Me" yet but I've heard a lot about it, so I'll most definitely have to check it out now. I'm a new follower, by the way. Here's my post:

  41. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! That is really exciting! And my favorite Jelly beans would have to be the cherry, watermelon, grass, and buttered popcorn! Lol. I have to agree with you on the Die for Me zombies. I'd welcome them with open arms any day! Thanks for stopping by;)

    My FF

  42. I loved all three of your posts. Thanks for stopping by:) and have a great weekend!

  43. Hi New follower, would appreciate it if you followed my blog back. Hopping through. Happy Follow Friday!

    Keegan Shayne

  44. There are zombies you like? Hmmm... I must read this book.

  45. Die for Me is at the top of my TBR list, if only I had a copy! You're review has made me want to read it even more.


    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  46. Congrats on the one yer of blogging! That is awesome. Here's to another successful year!

  47. WTG on the blogoversary! I'm off to read some of your fave posts! (and I'm with you on the going to the movies thing; I usually only go once every couple of months, and the movie HAS to be something I'm dying to see!)

  48. Happy Blogoversary tomorrow. Whoo Hoo!!!! Enjoy!!

    Mine is coming up, and this has been such fun for me this past year.

    I like this week's question.

    Enjoy the hop.


  49. Hopping through from FF. Tomorrow's the big day!
    Happy Early Blogoversary!!!

    ~ Monique

  50. Congrats on your blogoversary! I'm an old-time follower and wishing you a happy weekend.

    The Scarf Princess

  51. Happy Blogoversary!!! Thank you for stopping by! I LOVE your blog button. New RSS feed follower.

    Stephanie @ OUAC

  52. Happy Blogoversary! I just had one too. Isn't this fun? Have a great weekend.

  53. Happy blogoversary, Alison! So exciting! You've been such a wonderful blog friend, and I'm so glad to see your site going strong - it's such a great place to find new reads :)

  54. Happy Blogoversary to you...and many more! Have a great weekend.

    Diana @ Book of Secrets

  55. Congrats on your blogoversary!!
    I think you have such a pretty blog :)

    Have a great weekend :)
    Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

  56. Happy Blogoversary!
    I agree with you about the ridiculous prices of a cinema ticket.
    Have a great weekend.

  57. Happy Blogoversary, Alison.

    As many people know, YOU ARE AWESOME!

  58. Super cute blog and Happy Birthday to your bloggy here!!

    New follower btw:)

    Just stopping by. Have a great weekend!!
    Hop on by Paranormal Wastelands and while your there enter for your chance to win some free book here!

  59. I'm a new follower and so excited to have found your blog. Congrats on the anniversary.

    I'll be stopping by again. =)
    -Miss GOP

  60. Thanks so much for stopping by my FF post! Love your blog, and I already commented on your armchair BEA post.
    I agree, movies are just way overpriced nowadays, who really wants to spend $10+ when you can wait a few months and redbox it for $1??
    Book Savvy Babe

  61. Thank you for visiting! And belated happy blogoversary! :) I know the feeling. I recently celebrated mine last february!

    I'm following you now!


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