Jun 24, 2011

Friday Hops

This blogger hop was created by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.

Here are the rules:
1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List below (be sure to include how long you've been blogging and what genres you review!). If you post about the Hop on your blog, please link directly to your Hop post (don't forget to answer this week's question - see below!).
2. Visit other blogs in the Linky List! Make new friends! Follow new book bloggers! Talk about books! Rave about authors! (Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs - it's just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)
3. Post about the Hop on your blog! Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier!
4. In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!):

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

MY ANSWER: Probably around the time I was 13. I always liked reading as a kid, but I think it was when I was 12-13 that I remember really reading more and more. Always asking for Borders giftcards for Bdays and Holidays. Still do! It was also at 13 that I knew I wanted to write books as well. I wanted to read a book that had a character who would react to things in the way I would. Do things I would, while still being action packed with vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, etc! 

Reading has always been my fave pastime/hobby. It just really kicked into gear when I was 13. As a kid I had to wear a leg brace for a good long time due to medical problems and couldn't play sports and do all the running. So I turned to reading. Totally loved it! Loved the escape! I would always carry a book in my purse. Even have some big ones still that would hold the oversized hardbacks!

I love reading! I always want to be reading something if I'm not writing my own!

This is a weekly blog meme created by Parajunkee's View.
Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
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3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
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8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!


This week's question is: 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 ANSWER: Ooh I'm all about fairy tales! The Brothers Grimm especially!! Have the complete collection in a really nice book too! I have too many faves! Love the original Cinderella and Snow White! Come on! The stepsisters cut off pieces of their foot to fit it in the shoe! The Queen tried to kill Snow White with a poisoned comb and a corset to crush her ribs before she did the apple!

I also enjoyed the The Princess in Disguise and The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes. Loved them! And tons of others!

Current bookwise I adore Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey Chronicles! OMG! Totally love that series and really never thought I would enjoy it this much!

27 comments:

  1. The Grimm Fairytales are great and so is the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa! Great choices! :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Old FOllower. I like the old stories. I think they have traced Cinderella all the way to ancient China. Or maybe that was the 12 dancing shoes....
    Snow White gave Step Moms a bad rap!
    Seriously, when you hear Step mother don't you think Snow White?
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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  3. Grims Fairy tales..I didnt even think to use anything from my child hood..lol have a great weekend.
    Jennifer

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  4. I've seen so many posts regarding The Iron Fey series! I haven't read it yet but now I really, really want to! Great blog, by the way! I'm now following you!! Happy Friday!! :D Here's my post: http://tiny.cc/7nma0

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  5. There are many posts about the iron fey but I haven't read the books yet. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend!

    Bookgirl @ My Book Addiction

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  6. Hopping by from the Hop!
    Love your answer to this week's question! I think it's awesome to be able to read where someone picked up their love for books or what sparked it all.

    My hop is here:
    http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

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  7. I also read constantly as a child and would request bookstore gift cards for holidays. My grandmother still takes me to the bookstore to buy me a book everytime I visit.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! I'm guessing we might have the same Grimm's collection. :D Oh, and don't forget the wicked queen's fate at the end of Snow White! Happy Friday!

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  9. Reading picked up for me at around the age of 11. I sort of got into a funk in the last years of elementary and stopped reading as much. That wasn't too long ago...:)

    Yay! The Iron Fey series!

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  10. I love how sinister the original fairy tales are!I agree that snow white is a great one.

    Thanks for stopping by =]

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  11. hi,

    Thnk you so much for stopping by my blog today!

    have a wonderfull weekend

    Kyanara

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  12. I will read this Iron King book/series soon, I swear. Everyone is saying I should read it :o)

    Thanks for stopping by the blog!
    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  13. Hiya! Love carrying around something to read in my bag too, but now it is all replaced by my Kindle :)

    It's a little hard to read the dark on dark font - is that intentional?

    Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

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  14. I totally wish I was into reading since I was 13. It's one of those things I wish I discovered earlier so badly. But when I was a kid/teen, I always thought of reading only as the boring books they would make us read in school. I didn't think that there could be FUN books out there. Kind of a crazy thought now that I think back on it. Oh well...better late than never!

    I wasn't that much of a fan of the first Iron Fey book, which I read just a little while ago. I didn't hate it, just didn't really like it as much as everyone else. I should probably keep trying them though. Maybe it was my mood? Everyone seems to like them though, so I should probably give them another go. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my friday hops as well!

    ♥ Sarah

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  15. Love the Grimm tales as well, but some of them...they are really far out there! Guess that's why they are the lesser known ones! New follower here.

    Our hop post is here.

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  16. I read a lot at 12 and 13 as well!!

    Here's mine if your interested:
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2011/06/book-blogger-hop-june-10th-2011.html

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  17. Sorry wrong hop!! lol
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2011/06/book-blogger-hop-june-24th-2011.html

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  18. I also started reading quite young Jessica! It has been an addiction since childhood lol!

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

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  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: http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  20. Thanks for hopping by. Old follower saying hey :) I love the original fairy tales too! I consume them like candy. Have a great vacation!

    ♥ Trish Just a YA Girl

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  21. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

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  22. Yay!! The Iron Fey series Rocks! It's been Forever since I've read anything by The Brothers Grimm. I should do a reread soon! :)

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  23. 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!

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  24. Stopping by via the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  25. Hopping through. It's wonderful to have books to turn to when other options aren't there. I can't imagine life without books.
    My Hop

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