Thursday, February 23, 2012

Booking Through Thursday: Blogs


Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb. Click the picture above to visit the Booking Through Thursday site.


A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.Yvonne asks:
What do you look for when reading a book blog? Does the blogger have to read the same genre? Do you like reviews? Personal posts? Memes? Giveaways? What attracts you to a book blog?
And–what are your favorite book blogs?


When reading a book blog, I normally look for a combination of things. If I stumble across a blog, either by way of a meme or another blog, I will normally look first to see if the blogger reads the same kind of books I read. Sometimes I'll look for specific books/ series and other times I'll look for similar genres. I'll also look to see how the blogger reviews. That's normally it.
 
My favorite blogs... Well, I love The YA Sisterhood, Fiktshun, and Brooke Reports, to name a few, but you can pretty much guarantee I love every blog over in the side bar.

What about you? What do you look for in a blog?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Booking Through Thursday: Fan Fiction


Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb. Click the picture above to visit the Booking Through Thursday site.

A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Pepca asks


Have you every written any fan-fiction? If yes, why and for which book(s)? If no, would you like to and for which books(s)?

For that matter, do you ever READ fan-fiction??

Why, yes, I have written fan-fiction. I only wrote one story, though. It was for the Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong. Now most of my writing is my own ideas.
Do I ever read fan-fiction? Yes, mostly between books in a series or after the last book in one. That's when I'm missing the characters and the world the most.
What about you? Do you write fan-fiction? Read it?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WWW Wednesday (February 15)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

My Answers:
What are you currently reading? I am currently reading The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. I've got to say it might take me a while to finish this one. I'm savoring every bit of it. ;)
 
 
 
 
 
What did you recently finish reading? The last book I finished reading was Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa. It is the novella that occurs after The Iron Queen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
What do you think you'll read next? Next I will be reading Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick.
 
 

 
I'd love it if you shared you WWW Wednesday post with me, too!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (February 14)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



This week's teaser in honor of Valentine's Day:
"She trailed her fingers over my bare chest, and I shivered, almost frightened by how much I loved this girl."

~pg. 288, "The Iron Knight" by Julie Kagawa


What's your teaser?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Booking Through Thursday On Friday


Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb. Click the picture above to visit the Booking Through Thursday site.

A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.

shelovestoread asks:
If you had to pick only 5 books to read ever again, what would they be and why?’
(Such a cruel question!)

Well, first I'd like to point out that I probably wouldn't survive on only five books for the rest of my life. Is it cheating to use a whole series as one book? Let's pretend it's not...









What about you? What books... or series... would you read?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (February 7)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teasers:

 
"Stairs. [...] I swear there must be like some secret code. All mysterious ancient temples must have a minimum of at least seven thousand steps to the front door."
~pg. 187, "The Iron Knight" by Julie Kagawa


What's your teaser?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cover Crazy: City of Lost Souls

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms.

Here is how Cover Crazy works:
  1. Cover Crazy will be posted on Mondays.
  2. Each week I will show a cover that I am completely crazy about.
  3. The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, but I will also provide a synopsis along with the title, author, and of course cover picture and what I like about it.
  4. In the comments section below, please feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, inspirations, etc. about the cover (but be respectful about it).
  5. If you decide to start your own Cover Crazy, please give credit to The Book Worms.

My cover this week is:

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

While this cover is a break in consistency, I can't say I'm really complaining. I don't mind seeing their faces. This cover is very romantic, yet at the same time, dark and dangerous. I love the way the sky looks. I think it really adds to the atmosphere of the book. Also, I kind of love their runes.

SYNOPSIS VIA BARNES & NOBLE

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge.

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the
arrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.



What are your thoughts on this cover?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WWW Wednesday (February 1)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

My Answers:

What are you currently reading? I am currently reading The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa. I am pretty close to being finished!
What did you recently finish reading? The last book I finished reading was The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa. I love this series!
What do you think you'll read next? Next I will be reading The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. I am very excited for Ash and Meghan to get their happy ending!

I'd love it if you shared you WWW Wednesday post with me, too!