Friday, September 7, 2012

Book Blogger Hop and Feature & Follow Friday

First up, Follow Me Friday!


The question this week:

Q: What book(s) are you reading right now? What do you think of it?

Right now I am reading:


Daughter of Smoke & Bone
by Laini Taylor

and LOVING it!
Amazingly written, the author obviously has a love of language...
something I haven't TRULY seen in a YA book in some time!
And the story is so interesting!!

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Next up, the Book Blogger Hop!
Book Blogger Hop

This weeks question:

 What book series do you never want to see end?

An easy one.

Harry Potter
I know technically it has "ended"... but I would read a million books written in that world.

127 comments:

  1. I think I might start on The Daughter of Smoke and Bone next. The first chapter is great but the names threw me off. New Follower.

    Sydney @ Starry Storm

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    1. Well, when it comes to the names, you have to remember they're in a different country... or... world XD It's a really great book!

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  2. It's hard when such epic series like Harry Potter come to an end. I haven't finished it but I can only imagine how difficult it was for everyone who was really into it.

    Here's My Hop

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    1. Oh, I didn't really mind that that particular arc ended, but I wouldn't mind seeing more written in that world, and for the world to go on. XD

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  3. I think I am the only one that has not read any of the Harry Potter books. lol Thanks for stopping by my blog today, following you back!

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  4. ME TOO... I reread Harry Potter to keep the magic going!

    My Hop

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    1. I've reread snippets of it, but I have yet to sit down and reread the whole thing!!

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  5. I'm a new follower. I love your rating system <3 They are adorable!
    Harry Potter <3

    Visit my FF.

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  6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Yep, one of the books on my wishlist. I def. want to read it. Sounds super good and love the cover.

    My FF

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    1. I couldn't put it down, it's totally worth it!

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  7. I loooooved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and completely agree with Harry Potter. It feels like something has died now that it has finished. The studio tour is amazing though :).
    New follower. My FF :)

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  8. No idea what you're reading! I hate when pictures don't always show on Firefox! Every once in awhile a picture somewhere just doesn't show. It does it on my blog too apparently!

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. Aaahhh! Daughter of Smoke and Bone was awesome!! :D I loved it! :D
    I hope you'll be another of the million people already waiting for the second book soon enough! lol
    Happy reading! :)

    My FF!!

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    1. I absolutely am, thank goodness there isn't long to wait!

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  10. I haven't read Harry Potter. :)

    Have a fun hop. I have two giveaways that are ending tomorrow if you want to stop by.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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    1. I recommend giving Harry Potter a chance.

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  11. I love Harry Potter so much, too, but I am glad that the series ended. What I mean is, I think it made the series better because it didn't go on and on. Rowling definitely had a plan where the whole story was going, and I think it made the series so much more special.

    Happy reading!! :)

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    1. Oooh, I don't really need more in that story arch, I'd just love to see more in that world. XD

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  12. Seen Daughter of Smoke and Bone on another FF today- got to read this one! New GFC Follower!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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  13. Hi,
    I'm a new follower, via Feature and Follow. My FF post can be found here: http://rinnreads.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/feature-follow-1.html =)
    I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone, found it in a charity shop for 50p - can't wait to read it! =D
    Rinn

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    1. I'm envious... I'm going to have to go out and buy my own, I borrowed it from my neighbor!

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  14. A friend sent me Daughter of Smoke and Bone for my birthday. I'm excited to read it!

    I am following you back through GFC.

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  15. Harry Potter is the series I never wanted to see end, too, no question about it. I think some authors badly need to end their series (and even HP was set to end at 7 books by the nature of Hogwarts), but Rowling could definitely write more about Potter if she wanted to. I just know that she has so many more story ideas and knowledge about the vast and amazing world she created which she could share with all us muggles!

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier, and I'm following you back now. :)

    Kat @ A Myriad of Books

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    1. I wish she'd just write more in the HP Universe XD

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  16. Daughter of Smoke and Bone sounds really good; I'll have to check it out. I agree about Harry Potter! It could have gone on forever and I would be happy! Thanks for stopping by my FF earlier! I'm following you back.

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    1. It was awesome, I've finished it at this point, and I can't wait for more!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hops! I've been seeing the Daughter of Smoke and Bone around a lot, I'm going to have to check it out! New follower =)

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    1. Absolutely check it out... it's worth the read.

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  18. I never got into the Harry Potter books or the movies.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. You should give them a chance... the books are quite lovely, and mature as the kids mature. It's well done.

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  19. Hey there! Cute blog! Thanks for the follow! I'm following back.

    Oh my goodness, that's too bad! D: I hate spoilers too. It IS fabulous. I hope you're able to go back to the Mortal Instruments Series over time despite the spoiler! c:

    I hope you're having fun reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I have yet to read that.



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    1. I'm sure I'll pick it up again... I have all the books on my shelf, and I've got a real problem with not finishing things, LOL... but I'm just not ready yet XD

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  20. Thanks for becoming a follower of mine! I'm now following you back via GFC & will look into this book. It looks cool.

    The Scarf Princess

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    1. It is an awesome book! Thanks for the follow!

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  21. I've seen a lot of people like Daughter of Smoke & Bone, it's been on my to-read list, I just need to find it, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm following via GFC & Thanks so much for your comment! :D
    -My FF via Novel Reveries

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    1. I borrowed it from my neighbor... well... actually, he just kind of loaned it to me, so I had no idea what it was... I'm so glad he did though!!!

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  22. Hi Heather, thanx for the follow. I've been thinking of getting Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but my TBR list is getting too long as it is!!! Will have to try and fit it in!

    Thanx for visiting my FF
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

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    1. Chances are, this one deserves to be moved higher up on the list. It was REALLY awesome.

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  23. I've heard great things about "Daughter of Smoke and Bone." Following you back!

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    1. It is really amazing... and it's soon to have the second one come out!

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  24. Thanks for following! I've wanted to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I've heard many things about it! And I love Harry Potter! Also, your banner is so cute!

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    1. I've finished it now and it is just awesome.

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  25. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was probably my favorite read of the year. Great Pick. thanks for stopping by and following and am following you back!

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    1. I'm probably going to have to agree with you on that... I have a hard time envisioning any other YA fiction outdoing it.

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  26. I really want to start reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone myself and so glad to you like it ;) And Harry Potter! Of course :D But thanks for sharing <3

    New Follower!
    xoxo, Mariam
    Book-A-Holic

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    1. It was amazing, absolutely recommended.

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  27. I agree about Harry. It's the only series that I've ever re-read. Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Thanks for stopping by and following! Returned the favor via GFC. Your blog layout is so cute.

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  29. AHHHHHH!!!!! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is my current fav read right now. It is an amazing book, and I cannot wait for the second one.

    I hope you enjoy it!!

    New follower!

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    1. I agree, it was absolutely awesome... and the second one is coming out so sooooon!!!!

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  30. I just picked up Daughter of Smoke and Bone today. I'm excited to start it. Glad to hear you like it! ^_^ Thanks for stopping by my!

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    1. Be careful, once you start, you won't be able to stop XD

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  31. It looks like a good book
    I loved the cover
    Thnks for the follow
    following u back

    Ruty

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    1. It's actually a really excellent read!

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  32. Lovvveed this book! Glad your enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and followed you back :D

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    1. I loved it too and now I can't wait for the next one 0_0

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  33. HI Thanks or stopping by my blog, now I'm a new follower

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  34. I love your blog, its gorgeous! Thank you for following my blog! I've got Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I actually have it on my kindle waiting to be read and its a book I really must get to soon! :)

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    1. READ IT NOW!!! And thank you for the compliments on my blog!!

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  35. Daughter of Smoke and Bone just sits on my TBR list waiting to be read. Definitely planning to clear up some time for it soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Returned the favor with a follow.

    xx
    Kim

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  36. I have that book but have yet to get to it. Happy your like it.

    New follower.

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  37. daughter of smoke and bone sounds really good! Hope you enjoy it and it's definitely on my TBR list.
    Thanks for stopping by,

    Happy reading!
    *following you back :D*

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  38. Wow.. Ive been wanting to read this! :D Following back! :D

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  39. I really enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bones last year. The writing is delicious and I loved the characters.
    Following you back.

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    1. Agreed 100% and cannot wait for the sequel in a month!

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  40. Thanks for the follow, following back. Daughter of Smoke & Bone is on my wishlist and I hope to get to it soon.

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  41. This book has been popping up all over the place on the blogs I read. Maybe I will give it a try sometime it sounds great. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I am following back. You have such a cute blog.

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    1. It's really amazing... I was impressed with it.

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  42. I was really interested in that book but haven''t gotten around to reading it, can't wait to see your review. Enjoy! :)

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  43. Still need to read this book. Also love the Harry Potter books. Thanks for stopping by, following back.

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    1. Yup, this is one that deserves reading.

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  44. I've heard a lot about this book, but haven't read it yet. I need to! Thanks for stopping by and following! Follwing you back via GFC!

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  45. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and can't wait for the second one to come out - it has been one of my few 5 star reads so far this year. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator (Kristina Hvam) nailed it.

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    1. Oooh, I'll have to check out the audio!

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  46. Cute Blog!! I followed you back, I hope you had a great weekend!

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  47. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed you, too! Your blog is adorable; glad to be here. =]

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  48. I've heard many good things about this book, but have yet to pick it up. Glad you're liking it so much, and thank you for following my blog. I'm also a new follower of your blog.

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    1. It was really awesome! Absolutely worth picking it up!

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  49. For some reason I've only read the first 50 pages of this book so far. I think I started it at work (there is a library outside my office) and just didn't get back to it. I actually bought it because the first 50 pages were good. I need to catch up!

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    1. Ahhh, but then you get distracted by all the other pretty literature XD This one is worth finishing though!

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  50. Thanks for stopping by the blog! Followed back. Glad you're enjoying it, the cover is pretty.

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  51. I'm with you on Harry Potter. I could definitely read about that world forever. Following back!

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I just got a copy of 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' from the library but my friend took it to read, looks good though!
    Harry Potter forever <3

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    1. OMG! Your friend is a thief... get it back!!!

      ... ok, I kid, but it's really worth reading, I hope your friend really loves it and gives it back with high recommendations XD

      Heather

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  53. Hi Heather!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. For some reason your icon is not showing up on my GFC but thanks for following and I'm now a new follower of your blog too.
    Marilyn

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    1. I've found that usually I end up as one of those grey heads at the very end of people's lists... I have *no* idea why... but that's usually where you can find me... actually, I just went to your blog and checked, and that's exactly where I am in your "members" listing. :)

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  54. Hi Heather - thanks for stopping by :) New follower of yours. Loved your choice! Haven't read it but am hooked on the cover already LOL

    Have a great week
    Renee @ Succotash Reviews.

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    1. It's a lovely cover, for sure, an even more awesome book XD

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  55. Wow, sorry for the super late reply, but thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)
    I haven't finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but isn't Taylor's prose BEAUTIFUL?? :D
    And yes, I would also love to see HP go one forever!

    new follower!

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    1. LOL, that's ok, it's not late, my posting was late... it took me all of Sunday to get through the hop list and check everyone out!!

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  56. I have had the Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my TBR for forever. I keep putting it off.

    Thanks for stopping by. I am a new follower.

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    1. Noooooooo!!!! It's worth reading now! Plus the sequel is coming out soon!

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  57. I haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet :( Not sure how I would feel about it, from what I've heard!

    Harry Potter <3 I'm so sad those books have ended.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower!

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    1. It's a really beautiful, well written book. There are "angels" and "demons" in it, but it's not a heaven and hell story in the Christian sense. It's more of a "Just because you think you know what's going on, doesn't mean you know what's going on" story. :)

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  58. I want to read this ever since they came out just based on the cover. Oh and I agree with Heather THIEF!!! LOL
    Thanks for stopping by my blog returning the follow GFC
    Krista
    Book Review Club

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    1. Hehehe, I know, right? XD ... although admittedly, I lend my friend books all the time before I've read them... not because I know she'll read them, but her mother will... then I snag them back, then I lend them again for when she ever finally gets around to reading them.

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  59. Thanks for stopping by and following! I returned the follow :)

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  60. Hi Heather - following you back via GFC. :)

    I absolutely adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone! The world building and Laini Taylor's beautiful writing blew me away.

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    1. I agree, it's really one of the most well thought out YA novels I've read in a long time.

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  61. I still haven't read Daughter of Smoke & Bone, but I have it on my TBR shelf. Love the cover! Thanks for visiting and sorry for the delay in responding. New follower.

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  62. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I'm looking forward to the sequel. And I miss having new HP books; I've got to reread those soon.

    Thanks for stopping by and following! Following you back via GFC.

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    1. I'm just glad we don't have that long to wait... I'm not sure I could take it!!!

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  63. i am really interested in daughter of smoke and bone as i have seen mixed review about it!:) That is DEFINITELY what i wish would never end, i don't care who its about i just WISH J.K rowling wrote another series in hogwarts *sigh* Thanks for stopping by! new GFC follower:)

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  64. The cover for Daughter of Smoke and Bone is so beautiful. I really need to get around to reading that one too. XD

    I have never read Harry Potter but I know a lot of people who love it. Actually, I did read the first book back in like middle school. I don't know why I never read the rest of the books though since I don't remember hating the first book. *shurgs*

    OMG the squids you use for ratings are so cute btw!

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