Thursday, December 9, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday!


The hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books. Check out Jennifer's blog to sign up and start hopping!  

This week's question comes from Angela who blogs at Library Girl Reads:
 
 "What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs?  Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"

Giveaways are great, but they are more of a bonus.  I look for and love good, solid opinions on books.  I love the in-depth interviews, and I think their are some bloggers out there doing some wonderful, amazing, original posts.  I also adore the author interaction.  Twenty years ago, this wouldn't have been possible, not at all.  I think it's amazing that we have access to authors the way we do today. 




Also, today is Follow Friday with Rachel's blog, Parajunkee's ViewThis week's question: 
 
Do you have an under-noticed author that you think we should all know about?
 
Yes, I do!  If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you will know that for a time I was on a major mission to get Kirsty Eagar's Raw Blue.  I finally did, and the book was beautiful - absolutely one of my favorite reads, ever.  You can read my review here and see how deeply it moved me.  I absolutely think this book needs a presence in the U.S. - it's wonderful book, just amazing, and something I think every young woman should read.  As soon as I get an e-reader, I am getting Kirsty's second book, Saltwater Vampires.  Visit Kirsty website here!



26 comments:

  1. Sounds both touching and interesting - I don't know much about surfing. Hopping through!
    My Hop

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  2. Raw blue seems like a pretty powerful book. I will try to pick it up ^.^ Thanks for the recommendation.

    Stopping by from Follow Friday and am your newest follower~~

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
    New Meme: Third Sentence Thursday!

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  3. I saw her name on someones elses earlier while I was going through them. I definitely wanna try and read this to bad it's not here in the states. I tried findiong it online and can't.

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  4. Happy Friday! Just hopping on through. Have a great weekend :)

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  5. Happy Friday! I think Savita Kalhan is severely underrated...her book, The Long Weekend, was genius :)

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  6. @Alison - it's a great book, and truly, you don't need to know about surfing - I don't have much of a clue, and I still loved it.

    @Sniffy - oh, you definitely should! It's wonderful!

    @AngelicNytmare I will send you a link - but if anyone else is reading this in the states and wants to buy Raw Blue for an e-reader, you can do so buy going to the Argus & Robertson website. I highly encourage you to pick it up!

    @Savy - hope your Friday and weekend goes well! Hope you get that copy of You Against Me!

    @Melissa - thanks for the tip - I will have to check her out!

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  7. Happy Hopping Friday! Old follower hopping through to say hi! I'm not familiar with your choice of authors. Thanks for sharing! Drop by and say hi!

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  8. Happy Friday Linds! After reading your review of Raw Blue, she's definitely an author I will be checking out! And Saltwater Vampires sounds brilliant as well, I'm excited to read them both!

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  9. Ah, I love most is reading reviews of books I never heard of so I can create an endless horde list of TBR books. *grin*

    I also meeting interesting people who love the same things I love :)

    Under-noticed... All of the Indie Authors. Hop by and check out the badge my Igor created for me, us!!

    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  10. Linds! Guess what was in my mailbox last night! Saltwater Vamps! You don't even want to know how long I have been waiting to get that book. Can't wait to read it.

    Happy FF!

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  11. Just hopping by. Hope you have a good weekend!

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  12. I haven't heard of Eager before. I look forward to looking her up! I'm a new follower. My hop is at Coffee Table Press

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  13. I just read your review of this book and HAVE to read it. I've become really aware of Australian and New Zealand young adult authors over the past few years. There's a raw grittiness to the writing but with a silver lining of hope that I find more often in writing from those countries than I do in American writing. I'm putting this on my immediate to-read list. Thank you for the recommendation!

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  14. YES!!!! Go Rebecca!!! You just made my day - I could talk all day long about this book!!! It SO NEEDS to be published here. Please tell me what you think once you've read it!!

    I'm a pro-Aussie YA girl myself - it's seriously one my main motivating factors in getting an e-reader!

    -Linds

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  15. I can heartily recommend our own Tribute Books author, Molly Roe. She is the author of the young adult historical fiction, Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires. It is the first of a trilogy of books about three sisters growing up in a coal mining town during the Civil War era. It also won the Mom's Choice Award.

    I also love the books of Tommie Lyn - a fantastic self-published author.

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  16. I like the interaction too. Here is why I read book blogs. Happy blog hop!

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  17. I love Madeleine Brent! She's a romantic suspense author from the 80s.

    Just blog hopping by! Nice to meet you. :-)

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  18. I too have an author that I want to get the word out on-Kersten Hamilton. The big chains aren't carrying her book and they released her book early so that her coming out party was a bust. I'm having a giveaway that isn't stressful at my blog if you'd care to enter. Why aren't Kirsty Eager's books carried here? If you have a favorite Indie I'm sure they'd order one at least of her books. I guess if they aren't blockbusters or movies aren't made out of them they don't come over here. Imagine how many great books we are missing because of that.

    Heather

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  19. You are so right about the author interaction. I could never have imagined it. (Of course, I'm starting a classics project and hope I don't have much interaction with the ghosts of those authors!

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  20. Hopping by, loving your site and the awesome name LOL! Too much! So glad to find another bookish gal ;) You can fin me blogging over here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

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  21. Hopping through. I love the author interraction. It makes them seem like real people in ways they didn't use to.
    My Hop

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  22. Hopping by! I read your review of Raw Blue a few weeks ago. It sounds really good. I hope they get in the states and Saltwater Vampires sounds awesome, too. Have a great weekend :)

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  23. I think I've heard of Raw Blue, but didn't recognize the authors name. That's a book I'll have to check out.

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  24. We are very lucky now with how we can talk to authors! It's interesting for us and helps promote themselves so all round its great!

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  25. Hello! I'm your newest follower via the Hop! I'm really looking forward to following along with your reading adventures :)

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  26. I read your review (commented there) of Kirsty Eagers Raw Blue. It's a must have for me. If Penguin publishes it, I don't see why some of the chains can't carry it. I wonder if requesting it through a chain would make it more affordable. It's the shipping that kills. I figure I'll order both of her novels at once if I have to pay so much shipping. I really have to read Raw Blue and Saltwater Vampires doesn't seem like your typical Vampire novel.

    Thanks for the new author!
    Heather R.
    Buried in Books

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