Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Hop & Follow Friday (1)

Participating in a couple memes to spread the blogging love this wonderful Friday afternoon. Book Blogger Hop is hosted over at Crazy for Books. Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View

Book Blogger Hop

What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?

This one is so easy. Harry Potter, hands down. Harry Potter made me believe in the power the written word can have, how to love characters who aren't even real, and to believe in magic. J.K. Rowling is a veritable saint in my book.

What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone's book blog?

So many! Definitely the two that are sticking out right now are "The Iron Thorn" by Kaitlin Kittredge and "Mercy" by Rebecca Lim.


  1. Harry Potter is a favorite series of mine. My daughter is just getting started on the first book and it is so exciting to watch and listen to her excitement over it!
    Great blog! I am a new follower. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi, I'm just popping by via Follow Friday and I figure we must have some of the same book tastes, as Harry Potter would have been my answer to the most influential book too :).
    So I'm your newest follower.
    I hope you have a happy follow friday!

    If you want to check my blog out, the address is

  3. I love Harry Potter and I think almost my whole family would list it as the book that got them really into reading! Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm a new follower!
    The Delusional Diaries

  4. Hey newest follower :) found you through the hop and must I say I love your header its cute :) did u make it or found it somewhere

  5. Harry Potter also my favorite fantasy series, beside LotR.

    You can find my FF&Blog Hop in here

  6. I love Harry Potter! It was the book that got me loving to read. Happy Friday! I'm a new follower. Check me out at =D

  7. HP is the series that really got me reading children's/YA books with a vengeance. I love, love, love it and always will :)

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  8. Hey Liz! Stopping by via FF! I agree that Harry Potter is one of those books that makes you realize that the written word will never die. Great pick.

    I'm a new follower now! Please take some time and stop by my blog! Follow me back if you like!

  9. This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why –

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  10. I love the font in your titles. How do you get that???? I think HP was/is a tremendously powerful set of books, w\especially the first one. I remember when they came out hearing an NPR program on teachers and other education professionals saying why they didn't want "a" movie made from the series. Mostly because not having a lot of visuals gave flight to children's imaginations.
    Ah well, those were the days.New follower, come on by:
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  11. Are you a new blog? Looks good. I just dropped by on the Hop. I think that Harry Patter changed a lot of kids lives..for the better. I am so happy to know that books can change lives. I know several have changed mine.

  12. Hi, I'm Jenna and a new follower through the hop.

    I really love the concept of your blog and I'm glad I found it! Looking forward to reading more of your reviews. :)


  13. Hopping through. New follower!
    Definitely Harry Potter. It was the first fantasy book I ever loved (or even liked).
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  14. Hiya, Hoppin' by via the hop. I am your newest follower. Great blog you have here! Harry Potter seems to be the main answer to this weeks blog hop question. I have yet to read the series...Can you believe that? I was given the whole set but my TBR pile is so big I haven't gotten to them yet. I can't wait to delve into them though. Feel free to stop by my blog for a visit: hope to see you here!

    Happy Hopping!

  15. wow, thanks everyone! ;D Harry Potter does seem like a popular answer, but it's totally true for me. I literally grew up with these books, and I'm the same age as the trio in the movies, so I have just a huge connection to the whole series. Thanks for all the love, and I'll try and follow back as many as I can! <3

    @Bellamay: Yes, I did make it myself. I took the photograph and did all the work to it. I'm glad you like it. :D

    @Steph: If I could remember the link, I'd give it to you. I've used so many blogger help sites, it's ridiculous. XD However, I think I originally got the link from The Story Siren's blog help posts.

    @Anne Bennett: Brand new, actually. Nothing is even finished yet!

  16. hi, found you thru the hop and im a new follower!

    mine is Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.


  17. I love Harry Potter so much and it makes me beam with happiness to see that as an answer. Honestly, I didn't think to put Harry Potter as my answer when I wrote my Blog Hop until after I was done with it.
    Very interesting answer (I totally agree with what you said about showing the power of the written word).
    Cute blog! I can't wait to read more from you in the future!
    Feel free to stop by any time!


  18. Hi there Liz! Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Now I'm your newest follower. You have a lovely blog here, and I love your header. HP all the way, and GO GRYFFINDOR! I look forward to getting to know you and to reading your reviews!


  19. Your newest follower!

  20. Love your blog! Stop by mine and say hi if you get a chance!

  21. Thank you, again, to everyone! =3 <3

  22. I am very late in hopping back but thank you for stopping by my blog. I love yours - so pretty! I'm following now.