Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July Follow Friday

Welcome to another awesome Follow Friday! Make sure you check out the current contest while you are here. If you are here, then you are wonderful! What are your reading plans this holiday weekend? Leave me a comment and tell all...


Q. ACK! 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.

The Hunger Games is totally hot right now with the movie on the horizon and the books flying off the shelf. I would love to meet Katniss, Peeta and Gale. Not sure what I would say exactly, but more than likely, an idiotic grin would be in there somewhere.

Book Blogger 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?


The voice of the book has to grab me within the first few pages. The point of view, dialogue, and characters have to be there. The other thing that drives me crazy is when a book is marketed for a certain genre or age group and it doesn't fit within that category. Especially if a middle grade book is being marketed for a teen audience. That just does not work and that is the fastest way to find a book flying back onto the shelf.


  1. Yeah, it also seems to me like a lot of YA is actually just Adult fiction with teenagers, lol. There has to be that teen voice there to make it believable.

    Here's my BBH:

  2. Hopping through. I think I'd rather meet Peeta than Katniss and Gale. Although Katniss would be interesting.
    My Hop

  3. I love the Hunger games! It would be awesome to be able to meet the cast! Nice choice :) Here's my FF!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  4. I always wonder about YA that has a lot of adult followers. I know there are some that can cross the age divide. I just wonder if it is the reader or if the book doesn't really hit its target audience (either in content or reading level, etc.)

    I did the Crazy for Books Blog Hop for the first time this week.

    Girl Who Reads

  5. I don't know why I keep reading a book. It's not the story. It's not the characters. I really don't know!

    I'm hopping by to tell you that I've got a wonderful giveaway going on at my blog, Readerbuzz. It's international! During the Readerbuzz July Giveaway I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! I'd love to have you stop in and throw your name in the hat to win!

  6. It can be irritating when you are all set to read a certain genre and you find out that the book doesn't fit!

  7. Hi,

    I love your blog. I'm a new follower just hopping by to say hello.

    My FF: From The Shadows I Review
    Char =)

  8. Just hopping by, have a good week-end.

  9. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  10. I like your blog...nice colors.


    I give a book at least 50-100 pages before I stop reading it, but I usually keep on unless it is really uninteresting.

    I have a giveaway for NIGHT TRAIN on my blog.



  11. I freely admit that I would probably be too intimidated to talk to Katniss if I ever "met" her.

    I also wanted to personally invite you to the 2011 Declare Your Independence Indie Author Giveaway Carnival at my blog, What Book is That?. A different indie author will be featured every day in July and new giveaways are going live almost daily- today's giveaway is for a $25 Amazon gift card!

    Happy Friday!

  12. Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower - please check out my blog! Steph @

  13. Hey! New follower! Honestly, if I saw Katniss or Peeta step into the room, I'd really be worried because that would probably be the start of a shootout or something equally bad and devastating. ><

  14. That trailer is AMAZING! I haven't seen it before. Wow.
    I can't believe that was put together by fans! It looks like a movie I'd pay to go see in theatres tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing.

  15. A book has to be pretty bad to make me close it. Hi! Happy Friday. I am following via Follow Friday. Love the blog. Hope to see you soon on my blog. Donna

    Giveaway for Fifty Shades of Grey when you get there.

  16. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

    Emma Michaels

  17. Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following your blog.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka


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