The Blog Hop (18) and Feature and Follow Friday (7) and a GIVEAWAY!

So this week I’m the featured blogger (oops, guess she clicked the wrong one, so I’m up for next week)Feature and Follow Friday hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee’s View.  This is a great way to meet new bloggers and find new blogs! This week Rachel asks:

What is the first book that you remember reading?

I can Lick 30 Tigers Today, and other stories by Dr. Seuss

I LOVED that book and read it over and over.  So much so that my mom actually recorded herself reading it so I could just listen to the recording.

  I’m also doing the Blog Hop hosted by Jenn at Crazy-For-Books.  Each week Jenn picks a question to be asked, and answered (it’s always nice to have more to say in the comments!) and this week she asks:
Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?
Yes.  I use Moons cause it matches my blog but it’s the same as the 5 star system.  I think rating is important because it gives the readers an idea of your overall feel of the book.  You may highlight a lot of good, or bad, but maybe it wasn’t really extreme in either direction.  A 3 star (moon) rating tells the reader that you enjoyed the book but you weren’t blown away by it’s awesomeness or anything.
Book Blogger Hop
So thanks everyone for stopping by! Here’s what’s going on around here.
The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer preorder contest (2 winners on my blog, 2 on Pure Imagination and 2 on Reading Angel) ends TODAY, Friday 27th and is open internationally!  Go HERE to enter.
I’m also giving away a signed Vampire Academy book by Richelle Mead.  Giveaway ends August 31st and is open to US only.  Go HERE to enter.
AND, because I’m in a generous mood I’ll giveaway one swag pack (regular envelope size) to a random commenter, new or old follower, or non follower even.  All you have to do to be entered is comment on a review on my blog (it has to be a real comment, not just “enter me please”) and comment here telling me. Make sure there’s a way to contact you.  If there’s no way to contact you I’ll assume you don’t want to enter.  I’ll ship this to US or Canada.  I don’t want to have to go to the PO to mail, just slip in my mailbox.
I’ll pick a winner on Monday, or Tuesday if people are still hopping.

In the swag pack is Vampyre Kisses sticker, Voices of Dragons card, Meridian tattoo, Minder sticker, Tension of Opposites bookmark, signed One Buttcheek at a Time bookmark (Amber Kizer),  Shadow Hills pin and bookmark and signed Shade by Jeri Smith Ready bookmark.
Some recent reviews:

Not sure if you want to follow my blog?  

Well, I’ll help you out!
I read a lot of young adult but I like a variety of it.
I also read a lot of paranormal 
and some historical fiction (used to be my favorite but has fell by the wayside a bit)
and occasionally some chick lit and other stuff.
I’m definitely eclectic.  
I also am going back to my weekly feature of reviewing a children’s book each week.  I’m just waiting to receive the children’s books that are on their way! 
Thanks for subscribing!


  1. Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer —>

    you found this term from the recent movie you watch or maybe something funny incident with family or siblings???

    did i get it right?

  2. Happy Follow Friday!

    I’m stopping my to say hello. I love your blog design. It looks like we have the same taste in books too so I’m excited to read some of your reviews. I’m now a follower.

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. Hi! Followed you from Parajunkee’s Follow Me Fridays. Sounds a little like me except the children’s book. Although I like children’s books,just dont’ feel qualified to review them! So, I will follow your blog. Mine says YA, but I’m reviewing a series of mystery books that aren’t really YA so I’ll have to add that. And I love paranormal romance and historical fiction. So, maybe I’ll broaden that horizon.

    Well I’m on the East Coast and have been up all night writing so I think I’ll got to sleep now.
    Happy to find you and hope you’ll visit my blog.

    Heather hoping for some sleep

  4. I’m stopping by from the blog hop and am now a new follower!

    I also left a comment on your review of The Replacement for the swag pack giveaway. Thanks for offering it.

    whatbookisthat at gmail dot com

    Thanks again!

    What Book is That?

  5. Hi just stopping by your blog from the blog hop :) I love your blog background! It’s really pretty ^.^

    sophiayunjin @ gmail . com

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s really nice of you to host it 😉

  6. Candace- Some of the books I read to my kids who are 10 and 13 are going for 200$ these days. I’m thinking if I keep them in good condition some of our YA books might put them through college!!


  7. Just hopping by….what a cute header.

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week’s questions, and reviews on I’d Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman, Saving Cee Cee Honeycut by Beth Hoffman, and many others.

    Happy Hopping, Everyone….hop on over to my blog to see my answer to the rating question.

  8. Okay – my comment doesn’t want to post, LOL – third time lucky?

    OMG that sounds TOO cute – I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today :)

    I also thought I’d be the featured blogger this week, LOL, so you’re not the only one confused! 😛

    Happy Sunday xx

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