Friday, August 5, 2011

Blog Hop and Follow, & Feature Friday (2)

Take two, Pretty Readers.

Last week, we here at Pretty in Fiction participated in our first book blog hops and were very pleased with the results. So, this week we'd like to try our luck again.

We are participating in the same ones as last week:

Book Blogger HopTThe Book Blogger Hop, hosted by the Crazy for Books blog.

This week's question:
What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?
Jesse: The one ARC I would love to get my hands on would be Clockwork Prince. I am going through Will Herondale withdrawal!

Kira: Ha! Well, my one ARC, in unoriginal fashion, happens to be the same as Jess'. Except, instead of Will (though I do miss him), my reasoning is all about Jem Carstairs. I so love that boy!

Taylor: Silence, by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Clockwork PrinceSilence


And, of course, Feature, & Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read
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?).
Feature & Follow Friday

TwilightJesse: I have to say the book that most changed my life would be Twilight. I know, cheesy. But I didn't start reading (almost obsessively!) like I do now until I raced through The Twilight Saga in less than a week. I remember sitting cross-legged in my bed at three in the morning rocking back and forth as I hurriedly finished New Moon and immediately purchased Eclipse on my iPod. I don't think I slept at all that week! Up until that point I don't think I'd ever stayed up all night reading before. (Now I barely sleep due to new releases that I just have to read!)

Deathly HallowsKira: You may not believe this, but this is the short answer:

At the risk of sounding cliché, [one of] the book[s] that influenced my life most was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

It marked the end of an era. I'd quite literally grown up with Harry, so the end meant just that. And ends always signify change.

Deathly Hallows is also what brought me back into YA from adult fiction (though I do still read adult fiction from time to time) and was the cause of a number of firsts.

It was the first book I reread straight after finishing it (and, after finishing it the second time, I reread the series straight through). And it was the first book to kill off all my favorites (make that series. Out of 10 favorite characters, my top seven were dead by the end of the series. *shakes fist at JKR* Talk about emotional turmoil) .

(potential spoilers, Jess and Tayl):
It was also the first book that I had a problem with the death of a random, fairly unimportant character. Which would be Colin Creevey and his completely unessecary and rudely thrown in, "[He] looked small in death." Geeze! Why put it in at all, if that's all you're going give him? Not a big Colin Creevey fan, but come on! (Sorry. Still irritates me. The whole thing always just felt to me like : oh, by the way? Colin died.)


Taylor: The Summer Series, by Jenny Han, because it never leaves my mind!!!
Summer Series

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for remembering me The Summer series, I still need to read those books! I'm now a new follower, hehe.
    This is my Follow Friday.

    BTW, I'm hosting three giveaways in my blog and two of them are international (the other one is just for Europe), just click HERE and feel free to enter :D

    Alaiel

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  2. I wouldn't mind a copy of THE CLOCKWORK PRINCE either. Love Cassie Clare!

    Glad to have found you via the Hop.

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  3. I thought of Harry Potter, too! It was a tough choice! Thanks for stopping by my blog ... and I'm following back!

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  4. GFC follower :) I would LOVE to be able to get my hands on A Clockwork Prince too!!

    Amanda
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  5. I can't wait to read Clockwork Prince--I enjoyed the first one so much. New follower!

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  6. I have to agree with Kira. HP had the biggest influence on me. I remember being absolutely absorbed in the Sorcerer's Stone at 10 years old and fell in love with reading after that.

    My Book Blogger Hop: http://thecheapreader.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/book-blogger-hop-85-88/

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  7. I'm looking forward to Clockwork Prince too! And Twilight and HP are quite popular answers this week! I love seeing how they've influenced everyone! Great answers! You can see mine over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    Courtney
    *new follower

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  8. Great choice! There are so many books to choose from; this was quite the difficult question for me. I'd love if you checked out what I picked for this FF :D

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  9. Twilight and Harry Potter are books that I was obsessed with reading too!! Great picks :)

    Here's my FF!

    new follower :)

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  10. New follower :)

    The last Harry Potter is fabulous!

    here's mine:
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday.html

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  11. post all of the following including the signature to each and every blog at
    the Book Blogger hop:

    As with just about everything else, most people will be startled to learn which
    ARC I’m looking forward to the most.

    Shocked, possibly.

    So what’s the next ARC I’m looking forward to the most? The one I can’t stop thinking about?
    The one that gives me sweaty palms?

    Hop on over to my blog now and find out – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  12. Hi (new follower) Well, I'm more excited to read Silence than Clockwork Prince, I am really looking forward to both!
    Nice Choices
    Here's my #FF

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  13. My husband's waiting to read A Clockwork Prince too.

    One month and one day from today's hop, the book I'm highlighting comes out. Come see which book I'm talking about.

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  14. Thanks for stopping by and following. I too am a new follower to you! Omg I cant wait for the Clockwork Prince to come out either. I sooo wish I could have the ARC for it.

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  15. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog hop! I'd love it if you'd follow back at one or all of my blogs :)

    www.singleparentretreat.com
    www.motherdaughterconnecx.com
    http://singlemamachallenges.blogspot.com/

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Some fab choices! Those books definitely brought a whole army of readers to the literary world!!!

    Nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by and participating. Happy #FF XOXO Parajunkee

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  17. Great choice on the ARCS! And I think ANY book that gets people reading is a good thing, and Twilight has definitely done that!

    I'm a BRAND NEW follower. Please come on over to my blog when you get the chance!

    http://onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-13-book-blogger-hop-11.html

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  18. Great ARC choice Jesse. I read the Mortal instruments series in June and loved it. Going to start into the Infernal devices series very soon. I can't wait to meet Will!
    New follower Girls!

    http://lily-bookhaven.blogspot.com/

    Lucy

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  19. I have seen Twilight and love the design of your blog and even more than ou back. I absolutely HP on a lot of lists (Twilight was on my own). Those books paved the way for a lot of fantastic YA authors!

    Thanks so much for visiting me at Hands and Home. I am now following you back! I absolutely love the design of your blog and even more than that I love that fact that you are all family! I am looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

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