Friday, January 28, 2011

Book Hop & Follow Friday (4)

Happy Friday! This week I'm participating in a few memes. 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 are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011? Why are you anticipating that book?

Easy peasy. ;D Hands down, the top books I'm waiting for this year are City of Fallen Angels and Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I actually owe a lot to this series. While I had been occasionally delving into the YA section, the Mortal Instruments series really catapulted me into the genre. I hadn't had such an obsessive read since Harry Potter. I also owe the Infernal Devices series for getting me back into reading. I won a writing contest revolving around the release of Clockwork Angel, and it's gotten me to start writing more often. I had lost my spark, and Ms. Clare gave it back.  

What is/was your favorite subject in school?

Just one? While I was never really school's biggest fan, I enjoyed a lot of classes in high school. English, obviously, being my favorite, closely followed by History, Art, and Theater. Journalism and Psychology were also really, really fun.

I grew up in a small area, though, so I'm totally jealous of some the classes students in bigger cities get to take today. Don't we all wish we could go back to high school?


  1. Hoping on through! I really can't wait for Clockwork Prince - Great choice. I though however really don't wish to go back to high school; it just wansn't my cup of tea - but college was. I find myself always wanting to go back to college.

    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity
    P.S. New Follower :) Looking forward to reading your blog!

  2. Me too on the Cassandra Clare books! CAN'T WAIT! I'm so glad we get two from her this year, that's very exciting. And I'm ready for more Jace:) Have a great weekend!

  3. @Patricia: I think I just miss the simplicity of high school. No bills is a blessing you never realize while you're a teen. XD Thanks for stopping by! <3

    @Jenny: UGH I KNOW. I have them marked on my calendar. XD I definitely need more Jace, and more Will. Happy weekend! ;D

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  5. Clockwork Prince is definitely up there on my list as well. I'm more of a Jem girl than Will's, though. :P Either way, I'm excited to jump back into that world!

    Have a good weekend!

    P.S. Sorry for the double comment. It's way too early for me to be coherent, lol.

  6. Cute blog! One sequel I'm looking forward to is Demonglass. Fun subjects! I'm a new follower :)

  7. Hi there! I'm a new follower! Check out my blog when you get the chance? :)

  8. I'm really excited for City of Fallen Angels too!!! I can't wait for it.

    I enjoyed English class too. I loved the books we got to read because they were normally ones I would never have picked up myself.

  9. Hi there! Interesting picks for your anticipated 2011 release! I feel like the only one who hasn't read the Mortal Instruments series! I really need to read those books!

    I'm stopping by from the blog hop!

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy Reading!

    - Mevurah

  10. @Stephanie: I love Jem too, but that kiss was just too steamy for me. XD I just had to fall for Will. Happy weekend!

    @Julie: Aw, thanks!

    @sch_94: Thanks for stopping by! ^^'

    @Lisa: I think almost everyone who is an avid reader loved English class. XD

    @Euphoria13: You definitely should! It's an amazing series. :D Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I like these memes. I might have to participate.

    I'm only on Book 1 of the Mortal Instrument series, but I hope to have all three of them finished when City of Fallen Angels comes out so I can participate in the excitement!

  12. Oh hey! You're the first person I saw say Theater class! I also liked theater :)

    I love your blog header omg you rock my world.

    Happy Friday! I'm your newest follower!!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  13. First-time visitor...I just love your header.

    Hello...stopping by from the blog hop.

    Stop by my blog for a giveaway that ends tomorrow, January 29, 2011, at noon and to see my not so exciting answer. :)

    My favorite subjects were English and of course typing...where would we be if we didn't know how to type?

  14. Hopping on by! I enjoyed English and psychology too :D

    I like your blog header, by the way!

    A Tapestry of Words

  15. The book I’m most expecting in 2011 is by an author I crossed off my “Favorite author” list.

    He’s back on that list now.

    Who’s the author? Raymond Feist? What’s the book? A Kindgom Besieged.

    Hop on over to my website to read all about it –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  16. @Ruth: They're definitely fun! And I hope you like the series!

    @Lazy Girl: Thank you so much! And yeah, theater was definitely one of my favorites. XD Happy weekend!

    @Elizabeth: Thank you! And thanks so much for stopping by! :D

    @Danya: Psychology was such an awesome class. Thanks for stopping by!

    @Howard: Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Just hopping by! Great picks - I am eagerly awaiting both as well.

    Reading Lark's Hop Post

  18. I tried reading The Mortal Instruments, but I just couldn't get into the whole incestous love. Also, I was really rooting for Simon, and got so depressed when he was turned vampire, I really couldn't go on.

    There are so many great books coming out in 2011. I made a whole list of things I'm eager to read.

  19. @Andrea: Thanks for hopping by!

    @Madigan: Aw, that's a shame. One of those problems is definitely cleared up in the other books. ;D Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Hello! I'm a new follower! When I saw the Harry Potter book and wand in your header, I knew I had to follow. :) I have the first book in the Mortal Instruments series next on my TBR list and I'm really looking forward to it.

  21. Hi there! New follower from the hop here. The book I am looking forward to doesn't come out for another 2 years! Come and read my post at

  22. Siobian: Lol, thank you! I'm a total Harry Potter nerd. XD I hope you really enjoy the Mortal Instruments series - they're totally AMAZING.

    @Mandy: 2 years? That seems like such a long time! Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Hopping through. Good choices, though I'm not caught up enough to be properly looking forward to either of those. Seems like a lot of people are though, I should really catch up! lol

    Anyway, New follower, I'll be looking forward to your future posts =)

    ~Anne (

  24. Even though I'm not participating in the Hop this week, I just wanted to stop by and say hi. HI LIZ! *waves*

    English was my favorite class in high school too. I liked everything about it except the papers. God, all of those papers. Even though I like writing, I hated writing compare and contrast papers. >.>

  25. @Anne: Thanks for stopping by!

    @Emi: Man, papers were favorite thing. I was the essay queen in high school, lol! HAPPY WEEKEND EMI!

  26. Old follower stopping by! Drop by if you get a chance!
    Have a great week!