Thursday, June 16, 2011

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop: June 17, 2011



Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and is a way for book bloggers to get to know each other better. To join in and make some friends, simply follow the directions listed by Parajunkee on her blog.

This week's featured blogger is Rhiannon Paille. Be sure to stop by, follow, and say, "Hello!"

This week's question:


Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?

Again with the tough questions! Let's see... I have been gravitating toward paranormal romance for quite a while now, even when I wasn't reading YA quite so extensively. I can't even remember what one book got me started in that genre. Lately, however, I have been starting to get into steampunk. I have Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare to thank for that. It was a riveting read and made it to the top of my favorites of the year list. It was also awesome enough to pique my interest in the steampunk genre where I had never read any before.

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Crazy-For-Books. It is a way for book bloggers to connect and discover new blogs they might enjoy.

Every week there is a new question. This week, the question is:

How many books are currently in your To-Be-Read (TBR) pile?

As far as physical books go, I have roughly 18. When you add egalleys to that number, it jumps up to 26. Then, add in the hundred or so Nookbooks I have yet to read, and there are around 125-150. If we're talking the wishlist, you can bet that there are well over 1,000. Yowza!

60 comments:

  1. Hi & Happy Friday!

    A great choice, I love a variety of genres but my fave would be UF :)

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Hi Marla,

    Interesting choice. Although I read in a variety of genres I am most likely to fall for an Urban Fantasy book.

    Have a great weekend!

    Shelagh (New Follower)
    The Word Fiend

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  3. Hi,

    stopping by for the follow friday!
    great choises!!
    have a wonderfull weekend
    Kyanara from the Life of a BookAholic

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  4. Ooh steampunk! I never knew about this genre until I found out about The Girl In The Steel Corset. Didn't know Clockwork Angel was considered steampunk too(:

    New follower.

    My FF post

    Felicia @ A Novel Paradise

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  5. I'm easing into steampunk myself. Although Clockwork Angel wasn't a big fave of mine. I liked it, but I guess I was overwhelmed by it's "steampunk-ness". Even though I'd read The Parsol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger and loved it! Still easing into steampunk here and there though! Totally loved The Girl in the Steel Corset!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :D

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  6. Thanks for following me. Following back! I really like what you've done with you blog and I would have found you eventually (I'm also a member of New Books for New Bloggers)even without the blog hop.

    Look forward to seeing more of your posts (they are so interesting!)

    ~Trish Just a YA Girl

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  7. I love steampunk too! Clockwork Angel is also a great favourite of mine!

    New follower.
    http://talesoftheinnerbookfanatic.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hopping over from the Hop!

    18 books is a good amount. I have roughly the same number and a reason why! lol.

    My Hop is here:
    http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

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  9. Steampunk!! I'm really starting to like it as well! Technically I've only read two steampunks, Clockwork Angel and The Girl in the Steel Corset, but I loved them both, and really want to read more! Awesome choice!

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  10. Thanks for following! I've been meaning to read the Cassandra Clare books... hopefully I get to them soon!

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  11. I love your blog design, I love owls! :)

    I have about 100 physical books including ebooks in the TBR pile, but that is not including all the books I would like to read someday, that number would be crazy!

    Anja @ http://reading2011.blogspot.com

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  12. I keep on hearing steampunk associated with The Girl in the Steel Corset and I'm curious to see if it's true - and I've seen so much written about that book. And paranormals are a fun read, but I can't get into the werewolf thing!

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  13. Hey Marla! I thought I was following you previously, but I think I am for sure now haha.

    Anyway, I don't even have anywhere new 1,000 books that I can think of that I'd want. I might try making a wishlist to see how high I could get!!

    And I've never read Steampunk but am curious :)

    xo,
    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

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  14. Steampunk is awesome. I love Clockwork Angel. It's so good. Great choice.

    Happy weekend.

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  15. Oooh Steampunk! I loved The Girl in the Steel Corset, I haven't read Clockwork Angel yet though. And I forgot about all those ebooks for the Kindle...I don't want to even look at the number of books there!! :) New follower!

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  16. Good Chocice! Steampunk seems to be growing lately. Thanks for stopping by.
    New Follower

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  17. Clockwork Angel looks interesting. I'll have to check it out. I've never really been into steampunk myself (not because I don't like it. Just because I haven't really looked into it).

    Thanks so much for the follow! Following you back!

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  18. Wow, everyone seems to have so many books to read (and I'm no exception!) I think we're all just going to have to read loads and loads to get through them all hehe

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  19. Cassandra Clare definitely knows how to hook you on her books. I loved Clockwork Angel. It was so fun with the steampunk and historical elements in the story.

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  20. New follower. Your blog is so cute! I'm just getting into steampunk as well but it was love at first sight for me lol.

    Happy Friday!

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  21. Thank you for hoping by my blog! Have a great weekend.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 1000 on your wishlist sounds about right! ;o) Hahaha!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  23. My wishlist is much smaller than my TBR! I guess I've got to the point where I buy books I'm interested in even though I don't have time for them all! At least if ebooks ever take over, I have enough paper books to keep me going :)

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  24. Great answers.
    Thanks for following - I'm following you back.
    Happy blogging.

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  25. My tbr books are getting to be around 200. I'm not even goind to count Amazon.

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  26. Loving the blog! Great answer. And can't wait for CP!

    Amy (following you back)

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  27. Yeah, my TBR pile is scary, both the physical books piling up around my room, but the 356 books on Goodreads, and the multiple eBooks lost in my computer abyss...

    I'm a new follower, because I completely love your blog design! [I'll go check out your reviews and such in a minute :P ]

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend! :]

    NoraBell, The Bookery

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  28. Hopped over from Crazy for books. I love your countdown to Clockwork Prince. I haven't read the first in the series, but loved the Mortal Instruments series, so I will get to it soon. I'm a new follower, hope you'll stop by and check out my blog as well.

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  29. A lot of posts this week have mentioned Cassandra Clare's books. I need to see what all the hype is about. New follower :-)

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  30. Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog! I'm now following and look forward to reading your reviews...and add to my TBR piles!
    Happy Reading~
    Kimberly
    http://thecottagebookshelf.blogspot.com/

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  31. Wow! 1,000 :O Mine is in the hundreds and I thought that was big lol

    New follower (:

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.


    I have way too many book on my tbr pile!
    Have a nice weekend.

    Carla

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  33. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! New follower :)

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  34. I've got Clockwork Angel sitting on my shelf unread. It's slowly working it's way up my TBR pile :).

    Thanks for the follow. Following back now.

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  35. Hi there! Your blog is very unique, I like it alot. Thanks for the follow, I am not following back. Have a great weekend.

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  36. I physically have only 29 books....that isn't bad.

    Just stopping by to say hello and to take a look around.

    I am having a Father's Day giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-giveaway-from-little-brown.html

    Hope you can visit.

    Elizabeth

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  37. Hi, new follower here. I want to say thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It does make the TBR pile seem more doable when you break it down a little!

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  39. I have way too many books on my TBR list and TBR pile. All told that comes to about sixty books.

    Now here's the scary math: I read roughly one book per week - and sometimes two. But two to three books are being added to my TBR list every week.

    Stressful, right?

    Wrong!

    Hop on over to my blog - http://www.howardsherman.net and find out why.

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  40. Thx for visiting StuckInBooks.com today. Following back.

    If you love Clockwork Angel then mark your calendar girl because July 22nd I have a character interview with Will Harondale coming to my blog. :D

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  41. I have really become a steampunk fan. Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith was my first, added with paranormal elements, and I was in love. :)

    Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'm following back!

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  42. Hey Marla, new follower. I loved Clockwork Angel it's one of my favorite books, I am so in love with Will, he always cracks me up with his demon pox comments. Happy FF!!!

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  43. Hi Marla, I'm a new follower from Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop! I love paranormal romance, and I really want to try out some steampunk novels too, so hopefully I will soon!

    Kristen @ suchateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

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  44. Hey!!
    The best steampunk I've read (and it was amazing!) was Gail Carriger's Soulless series :)
    It's great, and since you're interested in the genre, you might want to check it out ;)
    Hope you're having a great start to your weekend!
    Ninja Girl

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  45. Hi Marla! Thanks for stopping by for Follow Friday.... following back now! I'm working on Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, but haven't ventured into the Clockwork series or anything else steampunk yet. However, I suspect it's just a matter of time!

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  46. Steampunk! I've definitely been getting into that genre as well, and also reading a lot of dystopia too. And contemp. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

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  47. Hopping back your way - I, too, loved Clockwork Angel! It really encapsulated steampunk for me.

    New follower!

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  48. I still have to read The Girl In the Steel Corset. It will be my first steampunk. New follower!

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!

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  49. I have no idea how many my TBR list would run to if I included the wishlist. Thanks for hopping on by.

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  50. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.
    ABookGeek - LLM

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  51. I've been seeing a lot of paranormal romance preferences. I kind of have to have romance in everything I read.

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Steampunk is such a fun genre. I liked Clockwork Angel, too (better than her first series). :)

    Happy Friday!

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  53. I tend to switch genres. I've read a few dystopian that I loved recently but I can't read too many of those in a row.
    I like to switch it up so I don't get bored.
    Have a great weekend!

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  54. Hi, I really appreciate you stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower now.

    Looking at your profile I can see we have lots in common. Same age and I'm also a Gilmore Girls fanatic ;-)

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  55. I've never read steampunk, I'm not even sure I fully understand what it means. But I really would like to read Clockwork Angel. I love the polka dots on your blog.

    Thanks for stopping by, and happy weekend!

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  56. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

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  57. Hi newly joined to your blog. They had the model for the Clockwork Prince at BEA. I must confess, I have never watched the Gilmore Girls. Hope you'll stop by. <a href="http://fangswandsandfairydust.com”)> Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust</a>
    @fangswandsfairy
    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

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  58. Hey I visited your blog from the crazy-for-books blog hop!

    Teen Fiction Centre is a brand new blog, that offers news, reviews and author interviews, all about the latest Teen / YA fiction.

    If you could write a guest post or review, or help support our new blog in any way, please email teenfictioncentre@live.co.uk or visit Teen Fiction Centre !

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  59. There are so many ways to count my TBR pile as well. It could sound really manageable, or it could sound impossible, depending on what how you count it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  60. Hi!! Sorry it took so long to follow back...busy weekend. Cant wait to read more posts from you =]

    Have a great week!!

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