Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Hops

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee.
This week's question: 
Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you into an average to avid readers, did it help you deal with a very difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?)

First, I want to give the Twilight saga the credit for introducing me to the YA world. If I wasn't momentarily addicted to that series, I wouldn't have known that there are books that would influence who I am and my life. It was truly just after that series that I began reading and searching for good YA books. Another book that affected me greatly was The Book Thief by Mark Zusak. For some reason I thought about it for weeks and it even made me read several articles on the internet about the Holocaust. It was also because of The Book Thief that I started to appreciate Historical fiction books. I can't really choose a book or two and there's just so many books that influenced me, so I'll throw in The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Mortal Instruments series too. Those are all-time faves that have affected my obsession with YA books. :) 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Book ThiefCity of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word and to connect with other bookworms, make new friends, support each other, share our love of books! 
This week's question:
What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I'm dying to read it the moment I found out about this book! 

TGIF is a weekly feature for Fridays hosted by Ginger at GReads! to re-cap the week’s posts and that has a different question each week.
This week's question:
Which books have affected you on a personal level and lingered on your mind long after you closed the pages?

Besides The Hunger Games trilogy, The Mortal Instruments, and The Book Thief I mentioned above, here's my list:
  • On The Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta. Enough said before I turn into a full-mode Marchetta fangirl again  which is everytime when I or someone talks about her. SHE'S AMAZING  .
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Don't forget to enter our giveaway here if you haven't! And check out my review of Vanish by Sophie Jordan. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I keep hearing so many great things about Melina Marchetta! I've read Saving Francesca and really need to pick up Jellicoe Road and her other books. I remember loving Saving Francesca in high school but didn't know she had other books out until like a year ago (yeah, I'm dumb).

    Love your choices! :)


  2. Hey! Hoppin' through :D

    Yeah Hunger Games! I love all the books that you've chosen, but I have to admit that a majority of them I have not read yet. But I'd love to read them soon.
    I'm a new follower by the way :)

    Happy Friday! Check out my post here: Ezine of a Random Girl

  3. New Follower, hopping by for Follow Friday!

    Check out my FF here:

  4. Hi,
    Just dropping by via the blog hop. Twilight certainly got me back into YA too! I also really enjoyed The Hunger Games.

    Check out my FF @
    I’m hosting a Mega Aussie Author GIVEAWAY which is international so please stop by and check it out!
    The Australian Bookshelf

  5. I have yet to give The Hunger Games a try. Seems like I'd enjoy them.
    New FF follower!

  6. Twilight primed my reading pump & Mortal Instraments started the engine. I haven't slowed down since. Ok--going to have to get Jellicoe Road. If you get a chance stop by
    Amy @

  7. Hi just hopping through from the TGIF and follow friday!

  8. MARA DYER is awesome and I really hope you love it when you get the chance to read it. Happy weekend.

  9. I keep hearing a lot of people talking about The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I guess I need to put it on my to read list!

    Check out my Book Blogger Hop:

  10. Love your pick for the Hop! I can't wait to read that one!

    Here is my FF/Hop: Pawing Through Books

  11. looove Jellicoe Road! hopping through! new follower


  12. Mara Dyer sounds amazing! I'll just have to wait for September, though! New Follower!

    Katie's Amazing Book Reviews

  13. THE UNBECOMING ... has been mentioned a lot lately. I think I need to read it, too!

    Glad to have found you via the Hop.

  14. post all of the following including the signature to each and every blog at
    the Book Blogger hop:

    As with just about everything else, most people will be startled to learn which
    ARC I’m looking forward to the most.

    Shocked, possibly.

    So what’s the next ARC I’m looking forward to the most? The one I can’t stop thinking about?
    The one that gives me sweaty palms?

    Hop on over to my blog now and find out –

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  15. I love The Hunger Games and Mortal Instruments!!!! I can see why they made you read so much more YA :) Great picks!!

    Here's my FF!

  16. I'm a new twitter follower!

    The Arc I can't wait to get is Bloodlines by Richelle Mead =D

  17. Hopping through. Yay for Jellicoe Road. One of the finest examples of YA literature.
    My Hop

  18. Hi there, new follower here!

    First of all, I really like your blog design-- mine used to be all dark before I did a re-design, but yeah, yours looks pretty sweet :)

    I also cannot wait for The Unbecoming or Mara Dyer, I see it all over the blogosphere all the time, and I'm pretty excited for it!

    Would love if you stopped by to see me and my blog sometime, have a great weekend :D

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  19. One month and one day from today's hop, the book I'm highlighting comes out. Come see which book I'm talking about.

  20. Hopping from Book Bloggers Hop. Following you on GFC. Stop by and see what ARC I can't wait to get my hands on.
    Have a great weekend!

  21. I am half way through City of Bones!! The Book Thief was SOO GOOD, so sad, but really well written. Makes you think. Great choices! We seriously have the same taste in books! Friday Post!


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