Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Blog Hops!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee, and this week's question is:

Q: In light of the Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

My favorite fairy tale would probably be Cinderella, because...doesn't everyone love that story? I haven't read many stories about fairies, but two series that I want to read that involve them are: The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. They both look like good series and I really want to get them soon, so I can read them!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books.

Q: When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?

This is a really good question, but it's hard to have an answer. I've always loved reading, since I was in Kindergarten, and I always have to have a book that I am currently reading. But, I guess I didn't truly start feeling like reading was my passion until I started reading young adult books and I realized how much I loved reading them. Probably when I was around twelve years old, I knew that reading was an important part in my life.

TGIF at Greads! is hosted by Greads! and this weeks question was:

Q: Where is your ideal place to take a summer vacation & get lost in a book?

My ideal place to get lost in a book would definitely be at the beach: the sun, the sand, and the waves. But, I'm not always able to get to the beach, so the next best thing would be: to sit by my pool, with my feet in the water, and read a good book. Hopefully, I'll be able to do one of these things soon, if the rain goes away!


  1. You must read both series! They are both excellent. Cinderella seems to be a really popular choice, I personally love it and now feel a need to rush out and watch it again.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following you.

    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out

  2. @Amanda Yes, I really want to read both of those series. I love Cinderella, now I feel like watching it too!! Your welcome and thank you for stopping by my blog!

  3. Hi!

    Stopping by for the book hop (and now a new follower) I agree w you about ideal place to get lost in a book! I'm hoping this weekend will be warm enough to make it poolside w my book.

  4. @Trish Hi! I'll go check out your blog now! I really wish it was warm, it's been too rainy here!

  5. Thanks for visiting FF

    Following back

    I love Cinderella too. Just a sucker for a happy ending I guess.

    I love the Iron Fey series but didn't enjoy Wickedly Lovely as much.

  6. @StuckInBooks Your welcome and thanks for checking out my blog!

  7. The Iron Fey series is great. Highly recommend it. I tried the Wicked Lovely series but it didn't really do much for me.

  8. I know what you mean, it's all about finding a genre you really love. For me, it's Paranormal Romance, but I've also been reading a lot of YA lately too!

    Jamie @ Bookerella

  9. Hi Kristen! Thanks so much for stopping by! You should definitely check out Julie's Iron Fey series -- it's one of my favourites! :) Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series is adorable too!

    Following you back :)

    I love Cinderella (and all it's variations) but I think I like The Beauty and the Beast a little bit more ;)

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  10. @The Fable Fairy I really want to read The Iron Fey series, I just have to get a copy of the first one!

    @Mimi Valentine Your welcome and thank YOU for stopping by my blog! I really want to read both of those series; they look very good! The Beauty and the Beast is great too!

  11. Hiya! Thanks for stopping by <3 I'm following as well. I wouldn't have honestly thought of Cinderella as a fairy story, but that's an awesome choice.

  12. @Kaye M. Your welcome and thanks for following!

  13. Hey, really great answers. I think everyone loves Cinders.

    Here's my Friday

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

  14. @Amy Thanks! I know, Cinderella is a really lovable character!

  15. @Nikki Thank you! I think I already followed you!

  16. I'm not a beachy person at all. My ideal vacation reading location is an air-conditioned hotel or cottage.

    Grace @ Books Like Breathing

  17. Stopping by the hop to say hi! I'm new to your blog:D
    Here's mine, if your interested:

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I want to read the Julia Kagawa series too, looks amazing.
    Wicked Lovely book 1 is great and definitely worth a read.

    Have a great weekend. :D

  19. When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

    The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

    Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

    Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  20. @Grace Air-conditioned hotels and cottages are always good too!

    @Natasha I will definitely go check out your blog right now!

    @barmybex Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those are both series that I really need to read soon. Hope you have a good weekend also!

  21. I think I'd have to say my ideal summer vacation is a house on a lake that has a hammock and a tire swing. And, of course, a large pile of books. I wish I were there already!

    The Iron Fey series was fabulous, Wicked Lovely didn't really do so much for me. But I'll still probably read the next book just to see what happens if I see it.

  22. hi! thanks for following my blog! i highly recommend you read the Iron Fey Series.

    following your blog too! ^^

  23. @kaye (paper reader) That sounds good also! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    @Gabby Your welcome, and thanks for following my blog! I really want to read the Iron Fey series, looking forward to it!

  24. Such a good question for the Book Blogger hop, really deep and personal and it always great to get to really know the blogger. It isn't a blog hop I participate in but reading as a passion is so amazing and I am so excited that I think it is about to change my life :)


  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for being an old follower. I'm following you back now! I remember it took forever to get the first 100 followers :) Keep pluggin' away! You really should read it Iron King; it is so good :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  26. @Leila Yeah, it's a really good question!

    @Crystal Your welcome, and thanks for stopping by and following mine! I'm trying! I really want to read Iron King, it sounds very good!

  27. *sighs* A pool would be lovely! Too bad I don't have one. There's probably a hammock somewhere in the house, though! ;)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  28. Thanks for stopping by today! I love Cinderella, too! You definitely need to check out Ash---it's my favorite Cinderella retelling!

  29. Hey there, I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

    If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!

  30. @Lisa Your welcome and thanks for stopping by my blog also!

    @Little Miss Becky : ) Your welcome, and I will definitely need to check out Ash!

    @Teen Fiction Centre Thank you and I definitely will!

  31. Hopping through. I love sitting on a warm beach under an umbrella with a book, listening to the waves.
    My Hop

  32. Haha, I loved the mice in Cinderella. "Gus, Gus, Gus..." lol. Too cute, for sure. Though, I think I totally tend to lean towards Snow White and Belle, because they're two of the few who are actually brunette's. ;)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  33. @Alison Thanks for stopping by!

    @soulunsung I know, I love those mice! I also really like Snow White and Belle!


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