Jul 26, 2012

Friday Hops

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This week's question is: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

MY ANSWER: Heh heh! You might have heard me say this before, but the ONLY book I ever really enjoyed reading in my school years was The Count of Monte Cristo. And to this day I still don't know why. It might have been the whole revenge thing! I really liked how the "Count" did it all!

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: Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?

MY ANSWER: Oooh this sounds familiar! But this poses many more questions...how many books am I allowed Santa? Can they be any book? Including ones not yet published? Oh Santa, why must you pose such an open-ended act of kindness?!

Okay, I'll just go with books that are out now. For if I were to start listing ones that were coming out within the next few weeks or so, the list would go on and on!
My list as of this moment, with books that are out there right now and oh hell, this coming Tuesday since this is Santa and he can do anything ;) , is:

*click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page*

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson--again, I just want to have the final copy!
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
Two Weeks Notice by Rachel Caine
The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
Blood Fever by Veronica Wolff


  1. YES! The Count of Monte Cristo is my all time favorite. Bar none, ever. I'm actually in the e middle of rereading it (for the billionth time) this week. And you got to read it in school? That is no fair! Seriously, I'm jealous.

    Old follower! :D
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  2. Hey Jessica! I have to say I've never read that! And for your TGIF post, oh my goodness. BITING COLD!!! ETHAN!! D: I need. now. Seriously, the anticipation is killing me. Dying here, dying!
    old follower ~~ & thanks for stopping by my blog ! (:

  3. We read pieces of The Count of Monte Cristo in French class in high school, but I think struggling to read it in a foreign language may have ruined the story for me. Thanks for stopping by! My FF

  4. I've never read The Count of Monte Cristo. Hmmm....

    Have a great weekend!

    My FF

  5. I haven't read the Count of Monte Cristo. Sounds like an awesome read. Will have to check it out. Old Follower. Thanks for sharing and visiting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  6. I've never read it. I think I saw the movie. I cheated, lol. Anyways, I think most don't like required readings just because of the fact that they are required... at school of all places! Lol. So no worries about what it says about you being an English major!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

  7. LOL, that could be it. Great Choice and Have a great weekend!

    My FF

  8. I've never read The Count of Monte Cristo but I love revenge! lol I don't remember too many books from high school. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Jessssssss!!!! The Count is my choice tooo!!!! I LOVED that book! And I've re-read it a couple of times since high school :)))

    Happy Friday!

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  10. I haven't even heard of The Count of Monte Cristo! How bad am I?!

    New follower via GFC and Linky. Awesome blog, Jessica.(:

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  11. I even haven't read "le comte de montecristo" it's strange as it's a really classic books.

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  12. I have never read The Count of Monte Christo but it sounds like a memorable read.

    Love your Christmas in July list!!

    Sharon @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

  13. The Count of Monte Crisco was a good one! The movie version was good too featuring a very young Henry Cavill (one of my many movie star crushes lol).
    Old follower!

  14. I haven't read The Count of Monte Crisco. I also want Tiger Lily! I have an ebook copy of Cinder if you would like it, I can email it to you. It is a great book!

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Old follower

  15. OMG, I forgot about the Count of Monte Cristo. That is one of my favs too.

    I actaully am getting Biting Cold to review for the blog tour. I am soooo excited.

  16. I really want to read Cinder and Tiger Lily, I hear they're both really good. Awesome list!

  17. I didn't particulary enjoy any of the books I had to read in school either. I have a copy of Tiger Lily but I have not read it yet. I love Cinder!

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    My FF

  18. FF: I haven't read that one,so I will be checking into it
    TGIF: Good choice of books! I have yet to read Tiger lily and Cinder but I REALLY want too

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  19. I've heard really great things about Tiger Lily! And I feel like the only person who hasn't read Cinder yet (guess you haven't either hehe).

    Please update your TGIF image to the one I use on my blog, thank you!

  20. I've always wanted to read Count of Monte Cristo. Thanks for dropping by. Old follower

    Kinx's Book Nook

  21. I haven't gotten the chance to read The Count of Monte Cristo yet but I've heard nothing but good things about it.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF! :)

  22. You are the first I have seen to say this today!
    I LOVED the Count of Monte Cristo! It was teh first book I bought for my Kindle after I got it!
    I didnt have to read it in school though!!!

    Old follower
    My FF

  23. I STILL haven't read The Count. It's been on my bookshelf for ages! I loved Les Miserables in school- it's still one of my all time favorite books. New Follower- drop by and visit at http://fortheloveofliterature.com/ and follow if you like :)

  24. oh. my. god. I wish that we were required to read this! I read this outside of school!

    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower.

    Ensconced in YA

  25. I have yet to read The Count of Monte Cristo... I'm probably the last person on earth. lol
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  26. The Count of Monte Cristo is a good one! I didn't read it school. I read it while I was in college.

  27. A great book, have a good Friday!


  28. I loved The Count of Monte Cristo! In fact, it's still my favorite book :)
    Best revenge book ever!

    (Old follower)

  29. The Count of Monte Cristo has been on my reading list forever..hopefully I will get to it one day soon!!
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my Follow Friday! Have an awesome weekend :)

  30. Haven't heard of that one. Sounds interesting though =D

    Thanks for hopping by mine!
    Old Follower
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  31. Thanks for stopping by, I have never read the Count of Monte Cristo, but seen the movie..lol.

  32. I haven't read Monte Cristo. I really want to read Tiger Lily! Hope you can get Cinder soon :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

  33. Great Choice!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  34. I haven't read that one. I even have the unabridged version of it too. When my friends saw me getting that one they were like "we don't know u" but really, it's hard to get into just because it's soo long!!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  35. Some great choices for your christmas list. Old follower. Have a great Friday!

  36. I haven't read the Count, but I do remember really enjoying the film adaption!
    Another great choice!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF!

  37. I haven't read the Count of Monte Cristo (or watched the movie...) but fabulous TGIF picks! I really want Tiger Lily and Cinder too! :)

  38. Ahh I haven't heard of Count of Monte Cristo.. might have to go look it up now though :) Thanks for stopping by my follow! Old follower :)

    Ana♥ Beach Bum Reads

  39. Ah! The Count of Monte Cristo is a great choice. It would have totally made my list if I'd read it in high school.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

    Old follower. :)

  40. YOU HAVEN'T READ CINDER YET?!? :O! And yes, totally agree with Biting Cold!

  41. Never heard of the Count of Monte Cristo but love you July list :) Great picks! Thanks for sharing :D
    Old Follower!
    xoxo, Mariam @Book-A-Holic

  42. The Count of Monte Cristo is awesome! Love that book :)

  43. Hi,

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  44. Seeing Tiger Lily & Cinder as your first two picks makes me SO HAPPY! I really want to read Tiger Lily, and I just read Cinder which is AMAZING.


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