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
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:
-Leaving the link up for a second week.
The Case For Mind Candy
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
Shadowspell by Jenna Black
Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers
Chibi Vampire vol. 3 by Yuna Kagesaki
Questions of the Week:
Blog Hop: What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?
It depends on the book. Sometimes books have weak starts but I keep with it because the synopsis sounds good or I've heard great reviews (actually, a lot of books have weak beginnings). Other books capture me right away. There's no tangible formula for what makes a great beginning. Sometimes it's writing that flows well. Other times, the book starts like a Viper (think Karen Marie Moning's Fever series) - 0 to 100 mph in 7.6 seconds. Or perhaps the book makes me laugh immediately. So many different ways to start a book well.
Follow Friday: Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.
Okay - I sort of misunderstood this question. I'm re-interpreting it as "Which movie character bets fits with my visual idea of the character? (Although if I answered Rachel's question properly, I'd still be super thrilled if Anne and Gilbert walked in the room)
The first people that pop into mind are the cast of Anne of Green Gables, particularly Megan Follows as Anne and Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe. Jonathan is so handsome! And Megan went from an awkward redhead to an elegant auburn-haired beauty in Anne of Avonlea (not going to mention Anne: The continuing Story - not a fan).