Friday, July 9, 2010

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday - July 9, 2010

Join in on the fun! Click on the names of the hosts above to jump over to their blogs to sign up.

I really enjoy the fun of this and meeting new bloggers. I try to stop by and comment on the blogs. :) And I always stop back by here to reply in the comments to all visitors comments.

The Book Blog Hop has a great new twist to it... A question to answer to get to know each other a little better.

This week:

Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorite:

Some of my favorite authors... I will make a short list:
Raymond Feist ~ I started really reading with Raymond's books.  And in doing so, found I loved the world he created and the connection I had with the characters.  Loving the characters and the world created really drew me into reading.

Brandon Sanderson ~ Anyone reading Fantasy and loving it has to know Brandon.  His worlds and magic systems are AMAZING.  The characters are easy to connect with as well.  Brilliant mind at work here.

Ken Scholes ~ Another Fantasy writer.  He is new to the scenes with his series The Palms of Isaak, but these really are some master pieces.  With the characters, world, and the twisting in the storyline to figure out who is the one pulling the strings.  The third book to his series will come out in September.

Michael J. Sullivan ~ Another Fantasy author who's series has surprised me.  I have found myself lost in his stories as well, with easily visual scenes and great characters to follow.  Then you can't forget about the twisting conspiracy going on in the undercurrents, surfacing as you go.

Fantasy reads I can go on with the authors for a while, but I will get to some Urban Fantasy Authors now...

Marjorie M. Liu ~ Now for Urban Fantasy, I have only read the series of Maxine Kiss, but I loved the writing style found here.  And I was easily drawn into the story to the characters and being able to visualize the events in my mind.  I plan on getting into her other books as well.

Caitlin Kittredge ~ I have been reading the Black London series and have rather enjoyed this books.  Caitlin takes a different approach with her characters as to their banter with each other, and the magic between the two main characters.  

I could go on with many authors as there are a few on the horizon, just starting and have great starts: Nicole Peeler and Kelly Meding.  But I think this list will do for now. :)

If you are wondering what I read more of and blog about:
I enjoy reading Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction... just about anything in these areas, and I will read YA books in these areas as well (I just have been a little short on reading YA lately). I hope you take a look around and enjoy the reviews and meme's I do: Monday's Beginnings, Teaser Tuesday, Favorite Fictional Character, Balderdash, and Looking Forward Too...

Please leave a coment on any posts. I love getting comments and I do respond to them all.

Thank you for stopping by!

I also invite you to visit the Interview and GIVEAWAY posted, with Nicole Peeler author of Tempest Rising and newly released (July 1st) Tracking the TempestTheir are lots of chances for extra entries to win a copy of Tracking the Tempest.  Click here.  The Giveaway Ends July 10, 2010.  So run over and enter. :)


  1. stopping by the hop and alredy a follower and wishing you a great weekend.

  2. Yay for Brandon Sanderson! I'm being eaten by jealousy that all the other bloggers have received his newest book and my copy still hasn't arrived. I still haven't gotten to Michael J. Sullivan or Ken Scholes yet, to my regret. Someday...

  3. I'm already a follower, but just stopping by to say 'hi' through Follow Friday! A couple of those authors I'm not aware of, but I'll keep my eyes open for them! Have a great weekend!

    Among The Muses

  4. Melissa, you have some good picks in the two authors that I know which are Kittredge and Liu. I still have to look into Sanderson which you have reviewed books on before and they sounded very interesting..

    Just hopping by on Friday from Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

    jackie :-D

  5. Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

    I'm a follower.

    I'll be hanging around awhile.

    VampAngel's Reviews: To Read or Not To Read It? That is The Question

  6. Julie - Hi! Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend to you too.

    Simcha - Don't feel bad, I have not received Brandons new book yet either. :( I will get it on release day though - Store shopping!

    Tanya - Hi! Thanks for stopping by and always thanks for following! :) Have a great weekend and fun hopping. :)

    Jackie - Hi! Thanks for stopping by! :) Hope you are having fun with hopping. :) Have a great weekend.

    VampAngel - Hello! Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and glad to hear you will be hanging around. Look forward to it. :)

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I now follow you back! I just got Nicole Peeler's first book, I'm glad to hear it's good! I can't wait to read it!

  8. Stopping by the FF My Book Blog, thanks for your visit on mine, great weekend to you too..

    Im a follower now!!

  9. Hey, great blog. I see some authors here I love and want to try out!!

    Thanks for stopping at my corner of the blogshere, and for the follow!

    -Shera (Book Whispers)

  10. hi! i'm stopping by and following from parajunkee's blog hop!!

  11. Candace - :) You are welcome. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you really enjoy Nicole's book. I really did enjoy them. :)

    RoseCBR - Thanks for stopping by! :) Have a great weekend.

    Shera - Thank you for stopping by. :) Hope you have a great time at the hop.

    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog - :) Thank you and hope you are having a great time with visiting. :) Have a great weekend.

  12. Hi. I'm already a follower and just wanted to stop by and share some news! I'm starting a new meme on my blog, When I'm Not Reading

    Hope you can participate sometime!
    The Unread Reader

  13. Missie - Hi! :) Thank you for stopping by. I just stopped over to check out the When I'm Not Reading meme. It sounds like a great idea. Thanks!


Sorry, got 106 spam comments in less than 24hrs. Had to turn on again.

I love comments! Please share your thoughts. I will respond here in the comments back to you.

I'll try again without word verification, but if Spammers get out of hand again I'll turn it back on.

Thank you for visiting!