Friday, April 29, 2011

Book Blogger Hop, TGIF & Follow Friday

Happy Happy Friday! I am participating in three different blog "hops" this week - so welcome :)

TGIF is hosted by GReads! Her question this week is:

Standalone v. Series: What's Your Stance?

This is a difficult question for me simply because most of the books I have read are standalones. I just haven't picked up many series, however, after entering the blogging world for a little while, I realize that series books seem to be all the rage. I have ordered a few and plan on tackling them this summer. I would have to say I enjoy standalone books more, but I am not sure if that is just because I have not enjoyed enough series - YET!

Next there is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by, another great book blog to check out...her question this week is:

Summer is coming quickly...what 2011 summer release are you most looking forward to?

I am looking more forward to Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I haven't read Linger or Shiver yet, but am getting ready to just in time for Forever's release on July 12th. This looks like an amazing series and I am excited to start and finish it.

Read all about Forever here.

Friday's are also Follow Friday over at and while I am not that into paranormal young adult lit, her blog is awesome :) This week's question is:

Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, if you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

Oh geez...only ten? That would be a painful decision! Here is what I am packing:

1. The BFG - Roald Dahl
2. Moon Over Manifest - Clare Vanderpoole
3. Deadly - Julie Chibbaro
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
6. Classics from E.B. White - I know, technically more than one book
7. Wolves of Mercy Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater (haven't read yet)
8. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (haven't read yet)
That way, I have some already read, some classics I love, and some new ones :)


  1. Interesting selection - I still haven't thought of what I would take with me yet, may a big set of encyclopaedia's :)

    Great Summer choice :)

    I'm already a follower! :D


  2. Oooh, the BFG! I used to love Dahl as a kid although my favorites were 'The Twits' and 'The Witches'. Now following.

  3. I really love the Wolves of Mercy Falls series!!! One of my all-time favorites! Maggie's writing is just so beautiful.

    New follower :)

  4. Good selection! My list would be pretty different I think if I was allowed to choose some releases that come out til the end of the year. But I made my list as if I had to pack NOW.

    But again, I know how to cram books delicately into duffels and backpacks and I so can get more than 10 in there. I mean really, what else do I need to survive, besides food and water?
    ; )

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

  5. Great choices! This really was a tough one! Check out mine too :)

    - New Follower, Cory from Anti-Drug Reads

  6. Sounds like some very good choices! Haven't read them though. Probably should! Gosh, there's so much out there I feel like I'm missing. Plus, this question was REAL hard. :o

    My list can be found here!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  7. Nice list! Although a lot of people might be upset with Huckleberry Finn. Of course, those people don't know too much :P

    Here's my list, and don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!

    New follower!

    sinn @ sinnful books

  8. Adorable the colors and the flowers.


    I am finding so many books that I haven't heard of.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer and to enter my giveaway of DANCE LESSONS.


  9. The truth of the matter is I don't really keep a list of release dates. But there are a few authors with new books coming out that I'm excited about. Come see who they are.

  10. I was trying to comment earlier, but for some reason all blogger comments were giving me errors. Anyways, thanks for dropping by my blog. I haven't seen anyone mention Island of the Blue Dolphins since I was a kid. What a blast from the past!

    PS - I love your blog it's so cute.

  11. Let me just say, the Wolves of Mercy Falls is one of my favorite series! I can't wait for that book to release either! I've never participated in TGIF but next week I'm going to! To see my answers and follow me back, go to

  12. You need some OLD Classics to savor - then contrast that writing against the new; The Yearlng would be a great choice to add, and perhaps Last of the Mohicans!Add something of substance for both you and the boys

  13. New follower here :)
    I'm really enjoying your blog design, where did you pick it up from?
    Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

  14. Hi, Lindsay! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Returning the love. <3

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy