Just Hoppin' On By

Friday, July 29, 2011

I haven't done a hop in a while and I know I am a bit late but I'm going to do one anyway.  It's been a long week.  I know I haven't been reading much and I apologize.  There are all these college preparations-- trying to fit my room into just one side of a dorm room is not going to be easy.  And where to put all my books, that is the question.  But those are just lousy excuses, because in truth, it's Friday, the best day of the week and I only finished one books this week.  *sigh*  I've decided I'll hop for awhile and then go read, sounds like a plan, yes?  Every Friday I get to participate in two awesome memes. Follow Friday from Parajunkee and Blogger Hop from Crazy-for-Books.com are memes, a great way to make new friends. Here's the questions below: 

Let's step away from books for a second and get personal. What T-Shirt slogan best describes you?

I'm not sure if you can read the shirt that well.  I tried my best finding a picture, but my computer picks such a great time to be so slow.  Anyway, it says "Careful, or you'll end up in my novel." (I may be missing a word, but I can't see the words that well either.)  I should really get this shirt.  I saw it in the store once and had to just smile.  It is just so Taylor Swift, how she writes her previous boyfriends into country songs.  The shirt is awesome and it totally describes me.
“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”
I got Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater from my local bookstore.  I know there is a lot of hype surrounding the novel, so I wanted to find out what the fuss was all about.  Werewolves are not really my thing; I'm more of a vampire, fairy type of girl, but Shiver looked interesting.  Check it out.
the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.

the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.--Goodreads
So there you have it, folks.  If you've read Shiver, I would love to hear your thoughts on it or you could even leave the link to your review.  Hope you have a great weekend! 

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  1. I really like that t-shirt. If I were a writer, I would definitely have that one in my wardrobe.

    New follower!

    My FF post

  2. I like that shirt. I'm not a writer but totally understand the saying!

  3. Ooohhh I LOVE that T-shirt!! You should definitely get it.

    Here's my FF!

  4. Shiver's on my wishlist. I've posted a picture of an adorable baby pickle. It's an illustration from the book I'm highlighting. Please come see what book I'm reading!

  5. I NEED that shirt! :D Old follower just hopping on through. : ) I haven't read SHIVER, but I need to!

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  6. Hi, there!

    I've been a follower of your beautiful blog for a while now!

    I LOVE the T-short slogan!! Very original!! I wonder where I could get the shirt....

    As for your book selection, I LOVE that, too!! I have just ordered "Shiver" from Amazon, because I want to get started on this series. I bought the third volume, "Forever", at a "This Is Teen" event held at a bookstore near my house. I got it signed by Maggie Stiefvater, too!! She was there with Meg Cabot (I also bought Meg's newest book, "Abandon", and she signed it for me!!) and Libba Bray! You can read about it on my blog.

    Great choice!! Hope you enjly it!! : )

    Here's the link to my post:


  7. I’m seeing a lot of single answer responses with Twilight being by far the most popular choice. I really must analyze all the elements of that series that send girls ga-ga. Such studies are a part of the never-ending "code breaking” we males need to continuously execute to understand and relate with the fairer sex.

    I’ve cracked about 80% of the code. I will continue cracking the code until I reach 100% success. Then I’ll write a book for men and become a billionaire overnight.


    I’ve got four different series I can read over and over again. Three of them were written by deceased authors and three of them are fantasy adventures.

    Follow me back to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and find out how far off the beaten track I’ve gone with my favorite book series!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  8. I loved this week’s question! I’ve made so many friends in the book blog world and am really impressed with so many blogs it was hard to hunker down and make a choice.

    But I did it! I’m shining the spotlight on a Jersey girl! Hop on over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net to find out who she is and discover her amazing book blog.

    Howard Sherman, Implementor