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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.
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On the blog this week:
Are You A Book Cheater?
Switched by Amanda Hocking
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
Vampire Knight vol. 12 by Matsuri Hino
Questions of the Week:
Blog Hop: Find another blogger who is having a giveaway and promote their giveaway for them!
I know just who to promote. One of my favorite blogs: Jenni Elyse!
She is giving away a signed copy of Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter in honor of her fourth blogoversary. Check out her GIVEAWAY!
Follow Friday: Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?
I want to be careful about answering this one. There are a few books I've read recently (especially of the self-published variety) that would fit this question well, but I don't want to hurt any feelings. Luckily, the answer Alexis posted at Reflections of a Bookaholic inspired me. This author can't be insulted, because he's been dead a long time.
Waverly by Sir Walter Scott
The summer after my sophomore year in college, I spent the summer studying in the UK. We spent 3 weeks in London, 10 days in Edinburgh, and 2 weeks in Dublin. In each location, we read quintessential authors, playwrights, and philosophers from their respective countries. Edinburgh was the great Sir Walter Scott. We were assigned Waverly.
Ten years later, I don't remember exactly why I hated Waverly. I think it was because it was long, flowery, and the hero was rather wimpy. But I do remember the Sir Walter Scott Monument in downtown Edinburgh. Our class unanimously voted to stack all our copies of Waverly at the base of the monument and shout "Take it back, Walter!" (I wish we'd actually done it. It would have been hilarious.