July 9, 2010

Blog Hop! (Round three)

Joining the hop! The Friday Blog Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books, and it's pretty much what it says it is. Every Friday, bloggers who blog primarily about books run around like headless chickens, visiting other bloggers who blog primarily about books.

It's Friday again! Since I last participated, Jennifer started asking questions each week - all in the spirit of getting to know one another, I suppose. This week's question:

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

The Reading Ape argues against the existence of a "favorite author," and I tend to agree. But there are a few authors who have captured me recently... First, Sharon Shinn. I love love love the way she world-builds - I think her Samaria series is brilliant because of it, and her Twelve Houses series is in a world I want to live in. Not to mention those characters are so awesome I want to be them all. At the same time. My second favorite author at the moment has to be Gail Carriger. I mean, how could you not love an author whose series is called The Parasol Protectorate? Victorian werewolf/vampire historical sci-fi with a twist and a light dash of steampunk, British wit, and just a smattering of steamy romance - yum! Goodreads says she's been contracted for five books... I'm certainly looking forward to that.

Here are a few blogs I found (and started loving) through the last Blog Hop:

1. Dead White Guys. The girl over there (yeah, the one who makes her own musicals in public) gives her own take on the classics, period. None of this YA nonsense - we're talking those doorstop tomes. Oh... Just go, okay?

2. What Miss Kelley Is Reading. The adventures of a middle school teacher who reads with an eye toward her students: every review comes attached to a ruling on whether she'd make the book available to the lovable munchkins she teaches. She had an excellent post recently about what all her shelves look like right now, which I found fascinating.

3. Ex Libris. The thing I like best about this blog? That Stella's spotlighting different genres each month. This month's genre? Paranormal Romance!


  1. Just popping in via the hop to say hi! I see your a fain of Gail Carriger as I am! Can't wait for book 3:) Happy Friday!


  2. LOVE your blog title! I'm glad you explained... I was very curious!
    Just hopping by! I'm a new follower!

  3. Hi, I'm visiting through the hop. Great blog- Gail Carriger!! I love her!!!

    I'm now a new follower. :)

    Hope you can check my blog out!

    Rex Robot Reviews

  4. Hi! I found your blog through the Hop and I'm a new follower so I'll be back soon.
    Have a great weekend,
    Carly x


  5. Hoppin' in from the book hop! I absolutely love What Miss Kelley is Reading. I recently discovered it last week. I love your blog, the colors and layout are gorgeous! I'll be following to see what you post next!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  6. Hi, I'm stopping by for the blog hop. I am a new follower, too.

    I like Sharon Shinn too! I haven't read any of her recent books, though - I really need to catch up!

    If you have time, drop by and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

  7. Thanks for visiting! I'll be swinging by your blogs soon... :)