Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday's Fab Five + Book Blogger Hop + Contest Poll

1. What book is in your purse/car?
My purse is too small to carry books, but Everlasting by Angie Frazier is in the bag I've been carrying back and forth to my daughters' classes all week.  We always have a stack of children's picture books in the car.

2. What book is in your bathroom?
The bathrooms are the only rooms in our house that do NOT have books in them.  Water + books = my nightmare.

3. What book is nearest to your favorite chair?
I don't have a favorite chair, but I often sit in one of our dining chairs to read aloud to my husband while he fixes dinner.  The Agency 2: The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee is on our kitchen counter near where I was reading last night.

4. What book is nearest to your couch?
There is always a stack of books on the end table next to our couch (a combination of library books, recently-finished books, and books that are up next on my TBR list).  Right now that stack includes:  The Tricksters by Margaret Mahy, Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee, Swoon by Nina Malkin, and Willow by Julia Hoban.

5. What book is nearest to your bed?
I guess my laptop counts as the book nearest to my bed.  The book I have queued up in my Adobe reader right now is Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn.

This fun meme is hosted by Froggarita's Bookcase.  Every Friday Froggarita asks five questions so we can all get to know each other better.  The only rule is that you can't use the same answer twice within your five!   Ready to play?  Leave your answers in the comments or leave us a link to your own Friday's Fab Five post.  :)

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, and it is a terrific way to connect with other book bloggers and readers.  You can join the Hop by clicking on the image to the left.  This week's question is:

Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year?
It's impossible to pick just one, but maybe I could narrow it down to five:  Richelle MeadKimberly Derting, Julie Kagawa, Leah Cypess, and Margaret Mahy.
Thanks for hopping by!  Stop by next week to enter our August contests!  We will be giving away a beautiful bookthong of your choice from Stupid Shiny Designs' awesome etsy shop!  Check out this fabulous Hunger Games one we absolutely love ---->>

We will also be attending a Richelle Mead book signing event in August & will be giving a signed book to one of our readers.  To help us choose which book to have signed for our contest, please let us know which Richelle Mead book you would most love to have signed:  


Mardie said...

I share your fears about rooms that combine water and books. :) Willow sounds like a novel that I'd love. Have you read If I Stay? I loved it and it sounds similar.

Jen said...

I'm here from the Hop!

I'm now a follower for three reasons:
1. You review an interesting mix of books.
2. Your blog is purple!
3. The vegetation theme is clever and pretty :)

Come visit my blog sometime at:

danya said...

Just stopping by on the hop! Jealous that you already have a copy of the 2nd Agency book, that one's on my wishlist!

Violet said...

Mardie - I haven't read If I Stay yet, but it sounds like I should add that to my wishlist. :)

Jen - Hi! *waves* Thank you! I look forward to stopping by your blog! :)

danya- If you liked the first Agency book, you will love the second. So much snappy banter in this one, I'm really enjoying it. :)

Mary Brebner said...

Hi! Just hopping back from da Hop--thanks for following and commenting. Love your flowers. Beautiful. Looking forward to your posts!

-Mary @ The Book Swarm

Jenni Elyse said...

The only time I've ever had a book get wet is today when I was on my in-law's sailboat and my wet swim trunks fell off the boom and landed on the corner of my page. My books have never been water damaged from reading them in the tub. I just thought I'd let you know. ;)

Violet said...

Mary Brebner - Hi! Thanks for hopping by and following. :)

Jenni - Haha! You will talk me into trying that one of these days! Maybe I could cautiously try it with an older paperback to minimize my paranoid anxiety.

Candace said...

I only read my paperback books that I wouldn't have a total heart attack if they got slightly damp, in the tub. I have had to grab them with damp fingers a time or two because the cat tipped over my wine. But I LOVE reading in the tub. More of a winter thing though.

And then I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RICHELLE MEAD SIGNING! It's going to be awesome! You'll have to tell me what people want to win. I think I'll have to buy the Succubus series, but I may change my mind.
Have a fantastic week and I'll talk to you soon to plan out when we should get to the signing!

YA reader said...

found you through the hop - you have a lovely site.

kjovus said...

my fave new to me author is Richelle Mead followed closly by Kristin Cashore.

Violet said...

Candace - I can't wait for the signing! It is looking like Vampire Academy (bk#1) is the clear winner in my poll so far. Looking forward to seeing you in a few days! :)

YA reader - Thanks for hopping by! :)

kjovus - I love Richelle Mead and Kristin Cashore too! :)

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