Friday, 16 September 2011

Blog Hop, TGIF and Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

The 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 for the written word. This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect to other book lovers, make new friends, support each other and generally just share our love for books.

This week's question is: As a book blogger, how do you introduce yourself in your profile?

Well to be honest, I haven't really thought about this much. I have a little introduction stating where I am from (Ireland) and how old I am (21). I think it is important to let people know what kind of books I am into reading. But that is mostly covered in my review policy. I guess I'm pretty laid back and casual (or maybe lazy?) when it comes to introductions and rules!

TGIF is hosted by GReads and this week's question is: Book Disappointments: Have you ever come across a book that you were so stoked to read, but it failed miserably in your eyes?

As it happens, the last book I reviewed, The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, did exactly that. Jennifer Donnelly is a wonderful writer, with a huge imagination. She has the ability to make the craziest story lines completely believable. One of my favourite books is The Tea Rose, closely followed by The Winter Rose. But unfortunately The Wild Rose didn't live up to my expectations. I felt it was very rushed and seemed forced some how. Like the author wasn't that into it herself. That is just my take on it! So ya, it was a huge disappointment for me considering I waited 5 years for it's release. You can check out my review HERE

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee

This week's question is: It's that pesky magic book fairy again! She has another wish: What imaginary book world would you like to make a reality? 

I don't want to go down the same old road and pick Harry Potter, but I just can't help myself. I know it is the most unoriginal answer but come on?! Wizards and Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans? You can't get much better than that. Although I do quite like the idea of The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I think I would enjoy having a Daemon by side all the time. I'm needy like that!

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  1. Lmao. I've said it before I'll say it again. You pick whatever feels right. No worries...even if it's a world many others will choose as well.
    Old follower. Happy Friday!
    My FF: Follow Friday

  2. I went with the world of Clive Barker's Abarat, but The Golden Compass is a good one too.

    Sally @ Bibrary Book Lust

  3. I was planning on reading The Wild Rose soon. I liked the other two in the series. I have seen some other reviews that agreed with you.

  4. New follower via Book Blogger Hop hoping you will follow us back at thks in advance x

  5. Hi new follower here! Hopping through! Happy Follow Friday!
    Keegan Shayne

  6. I have never heard of the book you were disappointed in. It's never fun to have an anticipated read fall flat. :\

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    New follower here, btw
    Marissa @ And many to read before I sleep

  7. I went with the boring HP answer because the world never gets boring!!

    I am a new follower!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  8. So many people are saying Harry Potter, so that must mean it's the best world, right? New follower :0)

    My Follow Friday

    Sarah @ The Book Life

  9. Happy to have followed you from the Book Blogger Hop!

    Hope you'll follow me back:

    Tammie Clarke Gibbs, Author
    Kindle Bestseller, ISLAND OF SECRETS

  10. Harry Potter is coming to be the top choice and I completely agree! I would like to have a daemon too though.

    Thanks for stopping by In libris Veritas! New Follower!

  11. I almost picked Harry Potter too. Didn't think about Philip Pullman's world - that would be awesome. What do you think your demon would be? I think mine would be a cat.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend. :D

  12. it doesnt matter that a lot of people are saying harry potter, its a classic! I would never get sick of it. old follower.

    My FF- Book Briefs


  13. I've only paid attention to Jennifer Donnelly's YA books: Revolution and A Northern Light. This series sounds like something taht was designed for adults. Is that right?


  14. I love both Harry Potter and His Dark Materials. I'd like to live in either. I'd love to have my own daemon, but I want to be a witch, lol. Maybe, we can combine the two.