Thursday, August 4, 2011

Follow Friday (38) Blog Hop (37)


What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?
I would have to say Bloodlines for sure. I know it comes out this month, but I'm dying to read it now. If I had to choose one that would be awhile though probably Wings of the wicked (the second book in the angelfire series) by Courtney Allison Moulton. I'm reading Angelfire now, and enjoying it very much.

Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).
I can't think of one book that has changed my life or influenced in any way. I do know that some of the first books I picked up, and decided I would try and read were Mary Higgins Clark. I read Daddy's little girl, Where are the children, and a few others that she wrote. Then my friend told me I should read The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn (I may have spelt her first name wrong) Mitchard. It's about a little boy who was kidnapped, and returned to his family after 9 years I think. It was really heartfelt, and to see the struggles that the family went through. It was definitely a good book (very thick too).It was also made into a movie.
What got me into YA though is Twilight. That's one thing I can't deny is Twilight opened my eyes to others. I read Harry Potter before, but it's not what got me into it. Although I'm not totally obsessed with Twilight, and there are better books. I don't hate it.


  1. i read HP first before Twilight, but i didn't know then that it was YA. Hopping through!

    Old follower!
    my FF:

  2. Isn't it hard to pick just one book that changed your life? I like to think that every book I read changes me in some small way. I chose Vampire Academy. Kicks butt over Twilight any way :)

  3. Hi Ashley, thanks for visiting myblog! I'm now following you back. :D

    I adore Twilight too! I think that was the first series I read every book of.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi,
    Just dropping by via the blog hop.
    I would love to read Bloodlines too, it looks great!

    Check out my FF @

    I’m hosting a Mega Aussie Author GIVEAWAY which is international so please stop by and check it out!
    The Australian Bookshelf

  5. I can see why Twilight got you into YA! =) Loved the romance in it when I first read it. And Bloodlines is AWESOME! =D

    New follower. =)

  6. Just hopping by, Happy Friday!

  7. Great answer! I think Twilight really put YA on the map for a lot of people! You can see my answer over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    Have a good weekend!
    *new follower

  8. Hi Ashley! Thanks for hopping by. Following back now. Lol. I loved that Twilight changed your reading habits, but that you can admit there are truly better books. I'm right there with you!

  9. Hopping through. I am obsessed with Twilight but I like that it's been a key book even for people who aren't super into it.
    My Hop

  10. I am really looking forward to reading Bloodlines as well! I love Richelle Mead. :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm dying for Wings of the Wicked as well.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Hi, and thanks for commenting on my FF Hop! I'm so glad you don't hate "Twilight"!! I can't understand why some people do, but I'm sure glad you're not one of them! (Although I do whish you loved the books, but hey, it's good that you don't actively dislike them.)

    Have a GREAT weekend!!! : )

  13. I haven't heard of Bloodlines. One month and one day from today's hop, the book I'm highlighting comes out. Come see which book I'm talking about.

  14. Hopping by from Book Bloggers Hop. Following you on GFC. Stop by and see what ARC book I want to get my hands on.
    Have a great weekend!

  15. I've never tried any Mary Higgins Clark. I should put her on my list of well-known-authors-I-need-to-get-to, though. :-)

  16. I still need to read Twilight. Can you believe that!?! Friday Post!


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