Jun 15, 2012

Friday Hops

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

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1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
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This week's question is: Happy Father’s Day! Who is your favorite dad character in a book and why?

MY ANSWER: Uh oh! This is hard! There aren't usually too many parents in my books!

But naturally one dad that is standing out to me, who was actually a pretty good character and parent was none other than Jessie's dad in the 13 to Life series!

He just seemed to be a very considerate parent and was actually there in the series more than most YA parents.

TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.

This week's question is:  Most Valuable Book: From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you - is it signed by the author? or maybe it's your favorite story of all time? Share it with us.

MY ANSWER: Oh wow. Surprisingly, this is a REALLY hard one!!

First off, I treasure all my books! I hold all my signed copies dear to my heart too!

But in lieu of answering the question I'd say that would probably be the ARC copy of Spy Glass by Maria V. Sndyer!

I fell in looooove with her books when I happened to pick up Poison Study. And I picked that up because at the time Amazon recommended Magic Study to me before it released so I had to do the reverse research to find Poison Study and be reassured that it was book 1 (I started Kim Harrison's series by starting the second book by mistake before I realized it and backtracked to get book 1!).

So I became an author stalker of sorts! I enter Maria's contest she always has for her current book and since the release of Magic Study I have been the first person to submit the answers! 

And after Sea Glass--I believe--I got an extra special gift and that was an ARC of Spy Glass! It was a good thing I was home alone that day because I was shouting for joy!!

Maria is without a doubt my favorite fantasy author! Her books are just so incredible! They're fantasy, but not the LOTR high fantasy type, there's really nothing overly confusing about the worlds she creates! They're just freaking incredible!

Since that was the first time I managed to get an ARC from her, that is probably one of the most treasured copies I own!

And there are lots more that I treasure and can tell stories about, but this post ran long enough I think!!


  1. I don't know the book "13 to life" ... but I'll be sure to look it up on goodreads.

    As for the second question, this is gonna sound really cheesy, but my most treasured book in my personal collection is an old, old, old book of the Cinderella story ~ the art work is beautiful, shows Cinderella each night of the ball with her fancy dress and undo hair. My Mum used to read it to me; I loved it so much I had every word memorized. Yep, that book was da bomb. Still is.

    Here's my FFF post.

  2. Agree! I completely forgot about 13 to Life! Her dad was awesome!
    New follower :)

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  3. I've been meaning to pick up 13 to life for a while now and it just keeps getting pushed further back in the TBR List. I'll get to it one day I'm sure ;)
    My FF!
    Happy Friday!

  4. Great choice this week!! I still haven't read this book but hopefully this summer I can pick it up :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  5. Wow, I haven't read any of these books. Guess I need to look them up because they sound pretty good.

    Happy FF.

  6. Yes I still need to read 13 to Life! Cool that so many books you have read feature great dads. I was having trouble thinking of any. Usually the parents are absent. I haven't read anything by Maria V. Sndyer yet but I have Touch of Power on my kindle and heard amazing things about the Poison Studies series. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. They were quite hard this week lol. I dont tend to read fantasy books so I havent read any of your authors books yet, but I am well impressed with just the cover alone x

  8. Two tough questions this week!! I haven't heard of either of these books. Congrats on your win!

    Old follwer :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF & TGIF

  9. I haven't read this book but I'll check it out.Old follower :)

  10. The only book I've read from her is Touch of Power (from her newest series), and based on what everyone says, I really need to give her older series a read. They sound SO good.

  11. I don't seem to remember the 13 to Life characters at all... It was about those Russian dudes, no? Hmm..

    Thanks for stopping by my Friday Follow post.

  12. Great to know why you love this book!

    Here is my post!

  13. I haven't read the 13 to Life series, sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Haven't read 13 to Life, but he sounds like a nice choice :)


  15. I haven't read those books so I don't have a comment on your choice. I'm actually an old follower from the My Book Addiction blog but I transfered to another site so now I'm a new follower haha. Have a great weekend!

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  16. 13 To Life looks fab, I haven't actually read it but I think I may :)
    Here is my FF
    Lauren from Northern Plunder

  17. It is a happy feeling to find an author you adore.

  18. too difficult to choose a good father and I confess I haven't read this book so I couldn't say.

  19. Great choices!!
    It feels like I am always agreeing with all your answers!!

    Old follower-

  20. I STILL need to read these books! But I always think of you when I see them since I know you're such a big fan!
    Thanks for stopping by! You know I'm already an old follower. :)

  21. I tried to read Storm Glass(?) and couldn't get into, I'll have to try again someday. Don't hate me but I still haven't read 13 to Life >.<
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

  22. I haven't read that series yet but I want to. I will have to wait and see. Great choice. Thanks for visiting my FF. =]

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  23. I really want to read 13 to Life but I haven't gotten to it yet. Hopefully I'll read it soon. :)

    New follower
    Here's my FF: http://yabookseasons.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-friday-is-meme-hosted-by.html

  24. I understand becoming an author stalker. I love Ann Rice so much I bought all her books and read her blog and just got my first signed book. (Waited inline forever) LOL!

  25. Still have not read this series, but I really, really have too. Great answer! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  26. I haven't read any of these books ^^' But Poison Study is in my TBR list, it sounds really good from the summary!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)


  27. Great answer! I find that YA parents are often famous for being absent, it's nice to see ones that aren't!


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