Jan 14, 2011

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

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!):
"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"

I read mostly urban fantasy and I guess what draws me to it, first is the paranormal bits. Like last week when I said I adored Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, it was that book that just really grabbed me into the vampire world and then of course I discovered the wonderful books that contain the other creatures of the night.

What I like is the "urban" and "fantasy" parts, that here we have realistic settings, most of the time, with normal people and then there's the supernaturals who come in and usually spice up the story. I like the strong female characters as well. I like that they can be strong and yet there still some sort of weakness about them that they have to try to overcome and this may take several books--which is fine by me!

This is a weekly blog meme created by Parajunkee's View.

Thought I would give Follow Friday a go around this week and I might continue doing so as well for my blogging time.

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
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - http://annettesbookspot.blogspot.com/
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
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
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: What makes up your non-human family?
In our house we have 2 dogs, big pain in the you know whats! My mom is the dog lover in the house and I guess I'm a dog liker. I like dogs and everything, but ours are a huge pain. One has an attitude problem thinking he's all that! Seriously! The other is a drama queen. During the day he will just all of sudden give out this loud whining howl and it's so darn dramatic!


  1. Haha! Yeah dogs can be pains but it's hard to stay mad at them because they're so cute! I meant to mention that I like UF for the strong female leads as well. There are just too many reasons to list them all. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend Jessica!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads
    Enter my Wolfish Giveaway!

  2. Haha mine have an attitude problem as well. They know who's in charge and it certainly isn't me! If they could sleep just a little more, my life would be so much easier:) Have a great weekend Jessica!

  3. Great to have you at the hop!
    What kind of dogs do you have?
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. I couldn't agree more with you Jessica!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Congratulations! I have given you an award. Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/4ctsgat

  6. UF is wonderful! Having something realistic--the setting--to fall back on when the magic comes into play really helps make the books seem like somthing important is at stake. :-)

  7. Gotta love urban fantasy and strong female characters! I agree, I like books that are mostly "normal" with just that added element!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. New Follower! Dogs are sometimes a pain, but I still really want one!

    Come visit me at katiesamazingbookreviews.blogspot.com

  9. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  10. Hopping through. I agree 100% with why you love UF :)ENjoy your weekend!

    You can find my HOP answer and FEVERfest recap at The Bookish Snob

  11. New follower! Stop by and say hi if you get a chance! Giving away
    Rot & Ruin and Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry!

  12. Stopping by from the blog hop...

    Happy Hopping.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.


  13. Great post! I'm a new follower!
    I'm stopping by the hop to say hi!

    Here's my post, if your interested:


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