For What It's Worth

Friday, July 9, 2010

Blog Hop & Follow Friday!!

Happy TGIF! Time for another Blog Hop hosted by Jen from Crazy For Books! and Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View.

Today's question for Blog Hop is: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!

Thank god you're all new to my blog so you won't roll your eyes at this answer. Everyone who follows me knows that I have a bit of Jeri Smith-Ready obsession. She is the author of The Crow series ( my all time favorite series), the WVMP radio vampire series - Wicked Game (my favorite book!), Bad to the Bone, and book 3 - Bring on the Night comes out July 27th! (BIG contest for that coming up!) She is also the author of Shade which is her first YA novel and the first book in her new series. She's my favorite author because her writing style changes with each book. You could read all of the above series and not even know it's the same author. I love when author's take a chance and mix it up like that instead of repeating the same old formula! Plus she also happens to be an awesome person too!
I've just started reading the Mercy Thompson series and Patricia Briggs is becoming another favorite of mine.
Julia Hoban - the author of Willow has only written one novel so far but it was so stunning that she is on my must read list!

While you're here make sure you check out my post about the Ultimate Reviewer's Challenge!

For the month of August I will be co-hosting an event that celebrates bloggers! There will be prizes, interviews, guest posts and a whole lot of fun! It will be a great way to meet other bloggers and get your reviews noticed.....oh yea....and win stuff! It's always fun to win stuff :-)

I also reviewed Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and my friend Tiger did a guest review for Dangerous by Diana Palmer.

Contest! This week's contest is for The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter - Click link below the header to enter!

Go poke around - leave a link to your blog so I can hop on back!

Have a great weekend!!



  1. Hey Karen! Hopping by :-)

    I'm intrigued by your Ultimate Reviewers Challenge, will definitely sign up for it! :-D

    Oh and yes.. Jeri Smith-Ready.. I was surprised you chose to talk about her. Not! *LOL* :-D

    Have a great weekend! :-)

  2. already follow and stopping to wish you a Great weekend

  3. Karen, Howdy from FF! Wow! Love your blog design! I'm now a new follower!

  4. Coming from Friday Followers. Your site is very beautiful! I'm cruising on by to see what else you have to offer.:)

  5. Hey, honey! I really must read more Jeri Smith-Ready. ALl I've gotten around to is Shade, but I knwo that if you love her this much, i've got to investigate further...

  6. Hi! Comimg from Friday Followers. Happy Friday!

  7. 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

  8. Tiger - I don't know if you'll like it as much as me, but Wicked Game is fun. I do think you would like The Crow series ...they are very intense though!

  9. Visiting from the Hop and really like your blog, especially the name and header. Looking forward to reading more!

  10. Stopping by from the hop. Am now a follower. Great site. Like the movies and music sections also. I'm just starting out but would love for you to stop by at

  11. Just found your blog through the hop. I'll be a new follower in a sec. I'm a huge Mumford & Sons fan. I listen to their album all the time. They're very popular with Minnesota audiences. Since M&S is kinda bluegrassy, you might like Trampled By Turtles, a popular Minnesota bluegrass rock band. Check out Wait So Long:

  12. Hey there! Just hopping by! Wanted to say HI :)

  13. Alison - Just checked out Trampled by Turtles - I like the song Codeine...thanks for the rec!!

  14. Hi! I'm here from the Friday Follow. You've got a great blog design.

  15. Looking forward to August to see what you have in store for us.

  16. Hi. I'm back to 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