Friday, 5 August 2011

Follow Friday and Blog Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books and is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTis an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!

This weeks question is: “What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?”

Well technically this book has just been published but I dreamt about getting an ARC copy of it. The book I'm referring to is The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. I was so excited about its release and rushed out to the book shop to buy it the other day, only to be told it has only been published in America?? WTF? It was like a slap in the face. I have been waiting for this book for 5 YEARS! Why is it not published in Ireland?! *sigh* Anyway, I've ordered it off Amazon but I'm feeling pretty bitter over here. Cannot wait to read it! 

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee

This weeks question is: Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?)

Wow this is a tough question! The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom definitely made me look at the relationships and things I do in my life. It is a beautiful story about an 83 year old man and his last day on earth.  With out getting too much into it, it is essentially a story with the message that everything happens for a reason. Even the most trivial occurrence, the most fleeting relationships can effect our lives in a major way, without us  knowing it.  It is such a moving and inspirational read and a book that you would want to read again and again. 


  1. I haven't read that book, but it sounds really good! That'd be crazy reading a book about a man's last day. Great pick!

    Here's my FF!

  2. I am planning on starting The Tea Rose in a few days- I have heard so many good things about these books. I am a new follower.

  3. I haven't read any of Jennifer Donnelly's book, but they're all on my to-read list. Same with The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I know that book has to be very inspirational and moving!

    New follower :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    My Friday Hops

  4. I haven't read "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" but I've heard wonderful things about it and cannot wait to do so!

    New follower :)

    Here's my post:

    Also, here's my most recent giveaway:

  5. 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

  6. New follower here. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog hop! I'd love it if you'd follow back at one or all of my blogs :)

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Hopping through. I've only read Revolution but I loved it. I want to read all of Jennifer's books now.
    My Hop

  9. I have several favorite authors who are Australian, and it's SO frustrating, how long it takes to get their books in paperback here in the US. So I feel your pain somewhat!

    Please feel free to swing by my blog - I'm a new follower.

  10. I've heard a lot of good reviews about Five People You Meet In Heaven. I have a copy but I've yet to read it. :)

    Here's My First Follow Friday

    New follower,
    April @Books4Juliet

  11. I love the cover of that book. The Wild Rose looks like an excellent read.

  12. just hopping back from Pretty in Fiction. you've been followed.