Friday, 15 April 2011

Blog Hop & Follow Friday

I am trying this Blog Hop for the first time.  It is sponsored by crazy-for-books.

This weeks question is:
"Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."

I have just finished reading the young adult fantasy Graceling by Kristin Cashore.  The main character is Katsa and she is wonderful.  She lives in a world where some people are born with a Grace, and this is signified by having two different coloured eyes.  Katsa is born with the Grace of killing and the king exploits this to keep everyone in line.  Katsa is young, strong, can fend for herself, and think for herself.  I love a strong heroine, and Kristin Cashore certainly succeeded with Katsa.  I so enjoyed reading Graceling and watching Katsa grow and develop and realize her inner strengths.  I will post a full review of this book very soon.


Follow Friday is sponsored by Parajunkee's View.  Today's question for Follow Friday is:

Q. Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

 Unfortunately, I don't have someone I can discuss books with consistently, which is one of the reasons I have started this blog.  This is also why I have enjoyed reading other book blogs.

25 comments:

  1. Hey! I'm a new follower. :) Lovely blog! The book community is a great way to find new books and discuss books with. :)

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  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm a new follower. I LOVED Graceling!!!

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  3. I read about Katsa a while ago. I admire a strong female heroine. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

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  4. New follower here as well :) Looking forward to discussing some great books with you, that is why the online blogging community is so great!

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  5. sniff* sniff*...Nobody to talk to in real life! Poor you!

    Happy Friday!

    http://readawaytheday.blogspot.com//

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  6. Hi! I am a new follower through FF! Follow back? Check out my giveaway? http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/

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  7. I'll definitely agree with you about Katsa being a strong heroine, but towards the end she started to frustrate me. Graceling wasn't my fav though. :D. I'm your newest follower!

    Jen
    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

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  8. Thanks for the follows everyone, I think I have everyone so far. I'm also finding lots of new books to add to my 'to read' list.

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you too. It's so fun to meet other book bloggers. I love having more people to be book buddies with. :)
    Happy Friday!

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  10. Hi-I am very glad that we are now mutual followers and look forward to reading your posts.

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  11. I hope you find lots of people online to talk books with!

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  12. I`m the same as you! That`s why the book community is so amazing (:

    New follower (:

    Here`s my FF: http://teatimebookie.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday-book-blogger-hop_14.html

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am hoping by and returing your follow =o) I LOVED Graceling!! Katsa was such a great character, I hope you read Fire, that story also had a great main character!

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  14. Hi Coreena, new follower here :)

    I know, I don't really have anyone close in real life to talk about books with, I am pretty much the only book worm in my family and my husband avoids books like the plague lol-- however, he does read my book blog, so I guess that makes up for it :) Luckily I work in a library, so I do have other librarians to discuss books with!

    Feel free to stop by and check out my FF at LC's Adventures in Libraryland

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Just hopping by! I usually talk to my mom and my sister about books even though they are not as into them as I am. New follower! Looking forward to reading your blog in the future. Have a happy weekend :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  16. Hopping through. I don't have other people I can discuss YA with. That's why I love blogging.
    My Hop
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynne Pike at my blog!

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  17. Hopping through. I haven't read Graceling yet but it does sound like an interesting book. I like the characters strong and independent too, so I'm looking forward to a more thorough review from you!

    Here's my Book Blogger Hop: 4/15-4/18 post!

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  18. Thank goodness for the book blogging world, so that we can all be obsessed together!! :) I don't know what I would do if I couldn't chat with people who loves books as much as I do. :)

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  19. Returning the hop and follow! Thanks so much for visiting my blog Novel Addiction. I read Graceling a couple months ago - isn't it great?! The ending made me a little upset (mostly because it actually ended, darnit), but I still loved it.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    Amanda
    glowsnoveladdiction.blogspot.com

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  20. Hey Coreena,
    I think you should join a book club. Lots of places have them (formal and informal) and that would give you another place to talk about books. Glad you are blogging. Looking forward to reading about some good books on your blog.

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  21. Hey Coreena, Actually I'd love to be part of a book club. And I know we can find others. Appreciate what you are doing and enjoying your reviews on Good Read and here.

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  22. Thanks everyone for the comments, I am looking forward to reading your blogs. Janet, I appreciate your words. We could organize a book club...we would only have to find one day a month to meet.

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  23. Interesting post....two different colored eyes meaning grace....different thought. :)

    Hopping by from the blog hop. NEW FOLLOWER.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  24. Just stopping by via the hop! I am your newest follower :) Nice to meet you!

    Rachel
    And the plot thickens...

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my Friday post and following! (returning the follow now) I've had Graceling on my list for quite awhile now. I really need to read it!

    Happy Monday!

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