Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Blogger Hops and Follow Fridays and TGIF!

As you guys are probably well aware, I'm new to the scene, but I'm trying! So I'll be participating in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by and the Follow My Blog Friday hosted by Parajunkee (who I also follow on Goodreads - if you're a girl like me who loves paranormal stuff, this is the blog to follow besides my own of course).

Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.

A: I think most people will probably go with something younger, but I must admit, my favorite fictional character is Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, ain't even going to lie.

Ripley: Who the hell are you and what the hell are you doing on my ship?
Me: I have come to kick ass and chew bubble gum and lose my bubble gum.
Ripley: *kicks out airlock*
Me: Noooooooooooooooo!


Edited in a new one!

TGIF is hosted by Ginger and GReads (which I recently have discovered and love). Be sure to follow her - there are some good reviews to be had!

Mr & Mrs: Who are your favorite book couples?

I am going to be strange and go away from what the vast majority of bloggers have said. In all honesty, I can't stand half the romances in YA (for some reasons that you might just see one day, or ask me and I'll let you in on why I dislike YA romances half the time). So yes, you'll see some strange books here, forgive me!

Sookie & Sam from the Southern Vampire Mysteries: Most people disagree with me, but they are just adorable together! For ten books I have been rooting for them to get together but Alan Ball on True Blood is just trolling me, I swear.

Ron & Hermione from Harry Potter: Unlike most of my friends, I really do like these two together. Yes, he's not as smart as she is and he whines, but they make a great couple.

Dante & Japhrimel from the Dante Valentine series: Haven't read this series yet? Why not?! Demons, hello! Okay, yes, I love demons in stories (my own novels have to do with demons, love love love) so I love this pair, even if I loved Dante and Jace more. That didn't end up well at all.

Katniss & Nobody from The Hunger Games: Yeah, I liked the idea of Katniss being on her own. Why do girls who are 16 and 17 always need a man in their lives? Ladies, it's time to stand up and be free! Maybe this is because I'm a cynical 24 year old.


  1. Excellent choice! I love the Alien series, and Ripley can seriously kick alien tail! Although I think I'll pass on fighting aliens with her... They are scary acid-for-blood-having creatures! I'll keep my feet firmly on Earth!

  2. What a fun choice! Not sure I'd want to join in the alien fighting though. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out

  3. Hey!

    Really great answer heh. Bit of Sig.

    Here's my Friday

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

  4. Hi

    thnx for stopping by my blog today.
    You awnser made me giggle ;)
    Have a great weekend!
    New follower!

  5. Thanks for stopping by #FF

    Following back

    BTW- I don't think you're rate. There are a lot of people who don't care for Edward Cullin. I'm just not one of them. =)

  6. Ellen Ripley pretty much kicks a*s! I, personally, would probably be one of the people that ends up being killed in a situation like that, but I'd like to think I'd be a fighter:) New follower here, hope you have a great weekend!

    Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

  7. Lt. Ripley is so kick ass!!! Wonderful choice. New follower stopping by on the Friday Follow, thanks for stopping by my FF today!

  8. Haha, great answer and thanks for popping by my blog. I've returned the favour and am now following you back.

    Char =)

  9. LOL @ Your answer. And I like Ron and Hermoine together too. I like that JK wasn't typical by putting Harry and Hermoine together. That was kinda expected, so when she switched it up...I loved it. Great answers! New follower!

  10. Thanks for stopping by earlier! I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  11. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Hahaha I totally get why you don't like Daniel & Luce. A lot of people don't. But I just think they're meant to be. :)

    I like your choices... except for Sookie & Sam. Eric forever!! <3 XD Sam is pretty awesome too though.

    New follower here!

    My Cute Bookshelf

  12. Hey Katniss and Peeta!!
    Team Peeta Forever!
    And Love Ron&Hermione and Sookie&Sam!!

    Happy Follow Friday!

    Check out My follow friday


  13. Ooh, welcome to the hops! I'm a new follower. :]

    I have to say that "Katniss and Nobody" just made my day. Seriously. Best answer/couple EVER. I agree 100% with your sentiment.

  14. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  15. Thanks for visiting and following! I am following you back!

    I love Sam! I like him better in the show then in the book. I also think Sam and Sookie are adorable together!

  16. I'm ashamed to admit I have no idea who that is... *hides* But it seems like a great choice! I went with Snape from HP, lol. I love how Alan Rickman portrays him.

    I'm a new follower! Hope you have a great weekend. :) My FF can be found here!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  17. I love Ron and Hermione together! Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower!

  18. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

    Emma Michaels

  19. lol thanks for the follow. Following back =D

  20. Hopping through. New follower! I love your idea of Katniss and Nobody. Although I am Team Peeta, I agree that Katniss doesn't NEED any boy at her side.
    My Hop

  21. Ripley would be a fascinating character to meet in real life!

    Anja @

  22. Cool answer! I like butt-kicking women, but I can't bring myself to watch Alien. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower. ^_^

    ~Shalena @ Writer Quirk

  23. Thanks everyone for stopping by! It's been less than a week and I already have so many new followers. *squee*

    I had to take my cat to the vet today with a bad abscess so no reading so far today. Hopefully I'll be able to write my first review FOR the blog tomorrow night.

  24. Ripley is a great answer!
    Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following your blog.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  25. Nice blog...NEW FOLLOWER.


    I give it 50-100 pages.

    Stop by my blog if you like...I have a giveaway going on for NIGHT TRAIN by Clyde Edgerton. It runs until July 25. Three books will be given away.


  26. I've never seen Alien but it's nice to see a response that's different from everyone else!