Posts Categorized: TGIF

Aug 10

Blog Hop: Reading Rut & TGIF: Unexpected

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Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books.

Who is your go-to author when you are in a reading rut?

I have two different authors that I will go back to if I’m in a funk.  JK Rowling and Sophie Kinsella.  I never, ever get tired of Harry Potter and Sophie Kinsella’s books are always good for a laugh.
 

PhotobucketTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Unexpected Books: Which books did you have reservations about reading, but ended up loving once you did?

Suzanne Collins The Hunger GamesI didn’t expect to actually like The Hunger Games.  In fact, the only reason I even read it was to prove to my friend Kate that I wouldn’t like it.  And that totally backfired on me!

Kimberly


Aug 03

Blog Hop: Viral Books & TGIF: Olympics

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Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books.

When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?

It really depends for me.  I’m a fairly eclectic reader so unless it’s non fiction or sci-fi it’s probably a genre I’ll read.  I did read Fifty Shades and there is no way I would have if it hadn’t gone “viral”, but I can be contrary about “viral” books.  I didn’t read Twilight until after the New Moon movie came out (which ironically was my least favorite book).  I guess it kind of depends on my mood.


PhotobucketTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Book Olympics, which books would you give the gold, silver and bronze medals to?  It can be from any genre, new or old.

I chose to pick from books that I’ve read this year.

Gold: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry 
Silver: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Bronze: Divergent by Veronica Roth

It was a close call between the gold and silver. 

Kimberly


Jul 27

TGIF: Christmas in July & Blog Hop: Question

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PhotobucketTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?

I don’t have too many books that I desperately want right now.  But if there was anyway I could get my hands on Requiem by Lauren Oliver.  I am eagerly anticipating the release of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake and Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, but I’ve read both of those already.  

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books.

Blogging Question: What is one thing that your blog readers probably do not know about you?

I have a crazy obsession with football.  It’s the one thing other than books that takes up a large portion of my free time.  September-January my Sundays and Mondays are filled with football.  And I take football VERY SERIOUSLY.  Quite often my mood on Monday is defined by what happens on Sunday.

Kimberly


Jul 20

TGIF: Throwback & Blog Hop: Hyped Book

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TGIFTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Throwback TGIF: Pick a previous question you posted on your blog in the past & revisit your answer. Has it changed since then?

I decided to revisit Love Stories: What are some of your favorite fictional love stories?

My original answer was:

My favorite classic romance is Romeo and Juliet. Ever since 9th grade English I have been in love with them.

My new favorite romance is Four and Tris (Divergent, Veronica Roth). I couldn’t help but fall in love with them.

My old school favorite romance from back in the day is Jane and Cal (Nobody’s Baby But Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips). Their romance was so sweet and funny.

Of course my classic romance and old school romance are still the same, but I just finished Pushing the Limits, and Echo and Noah push Four and Tris out of the new favorite romance category.  Echo and Noah are just… sigh. 


Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books.

What’s the ONE super-hyped book you’ll NEVER read?

Ok a few days ago I would have said Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  Even though it’s gotten rave reviews I just have no interest in reading it, but I made a deal with Andrea at The Overstuffed Bookcase to read it if she reads Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, so now I’ll be reading it. 
 
Since I can’t pick Cinder I’ll have to go with Shatter Me. 

Kimberly


Jul 06

TGIF: Comfort Reads & FF: Jumping Genre’s

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TGIFTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Which books do you go to for comfort and familiarity?  Is there a type of book you seek out when you’re needing that extra bit of comfort in your life?

I have several comfort books.  Most of my comfort books are light and funny chick lit style of books (Confessions of a Shopaholic, See Jane Score, It Had to Be You, are probably the light and funny books I go to the most) but I do have some other random style books that I find comforting more because they are familiar than anything else (Jurassic Park and Flowers in the Attic are the two non light and funny books I go to the most). 

What are your comfort books?


Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow. 
 
Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it?  Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

I went through a scary book phase in elementary school reading every Christopher Pike and RL Stine that I could get my hands on but when I tried making the jump to Stephen King I failed miserably and stopped reading horror and never looked back. 
 
Several months ago I was at the library and they were displaying Anna Dressed in Blood and the cover is sooo pretty and even though it sounded scary I picked it up anyway and I loved it!  I also discovered that I really do like ghosts too.   

Kimberly


Jun 29

Blog Hop: Keeper Shelf, FF: Birthday Wish & TGIF: Best Read

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Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books.

Do you have a keeper shelf for books you loved? What books are on that shelf and why?

I do not have a keeper shelf… at this time.  I will have a keeper shelf in September.  At this point other than my HP books and my signed books I don’t know what else will be on it.  I don’t even know how many books will fit, or how much of the space in the cabinet I will use.  I haven’t thought that far ahead yet.  (Note: I am FULLY COMMITED to doing this, but it may require some follow up in September, as I am very OCD about my books and the fact that they will not all be together will probably bother me. A lot)


Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow. 
 
Birthday Wishes: Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake, who is it and what book are they from.

I’m going to have to go with Kaleb from Timepiece by Myra McEntire.  I liked him in Hourglass, but I loved him in Timepiece.  I like his bad boy nature, how much he cares, and all the crazy thoughts he has in his head!
 

TGIFTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Best I’ve Read So Far: We’re half way through the year (crazy how time flies!), which top 3 books are the best you’ve read so far this year?

Only 3?  Seriously?  I can’t just pick 3!!!  I’ve read some really great books this year. 

Here are my favorite three:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
 
But I also could have picked:
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Kimberly


May 10

TGIF: Supporting Characters & FF: Mother’s Day

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TGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.
 
Supporting Characters: We tend to gush over those main characters the most, but what about those supporting roles? Who are some of your favorites?

I love good supporting characters!  They can fit a wide range of rolls but they must a) be more of a help than a hindrance and b) not be annoying.  I have many favorites but I’m just going to focus on two books.
 
JK Rowling HP 1 and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter Books
Best.  Supporting.  Characters.  Ever.  Obviously the books revolve around Harry Potter, so that leaves us with Ron, Hermione, Voldemort, Fred and George, Neville, Ginny, Luna, Malfoy, McGonagall, Snape, Dumbledore, Sirius, Hagrid, Tonks, Lupin, Moaning Myrtle, Crabbe and Goyle, Percy, Charlie, Dudley, the Dursleys, Bellatrix, Lucius, Ollivander, Rita Skeeter, Krum, Dobby, Dementors, Lockhart, Nearly Headless Nick…
Do I need to continue?  Do I need to explain?  I didn’t think so.
(Sorry the list is so random but that’s the order they came to mind. I’m also sorry I couldn’t name them all!)
 
Kendare Blake Anna Dressed in Blood
Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares
Thomas and Carmel are flipping awesome!  I just read Girl of Nightmares so they were the first ones that came to mind.  They are a really good match for Cas as well as being well developed, likeable characters.

 

 


Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow. 
 

Q: This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother’s Day, in celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

You wouldn’t think this would be such a hard question but it took me awhile to come up with some mother/child relationships.  Lately I’ve been reading a lot of YA, most of which have missing parents or bad parents.  But here is the one I’ve come up with.

Susan Beth Pfeffer Life as We Knew itLife as We Knew It: Miranda and her mom.  They had a really good relationship filled with a lot of “I have to look out for my children” and “I have to look out for my mom.”  Even though it’s a post apocalyptic novel most the focus is on family and relationships.  Miranda and her mom’s relationship changes and grows throughout.

Also my friend Steph from The Fake Steph Dot Com is one of the features for today so you should be sure to check her out.  She’s awesome and really funny and is currently very obsessed with The Scorpio Races.  ;)

Kimberly


May 04

TGIF: Vacation and FF: Letter to Author

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TGIFTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Literary Vacations: If you could take a trip this summer to any place within a fictional book, where would you go? Tell us about your summer dream vacation!

This was probably one of the easiest questions for me to answer.  My dream literary vacation would be to go to Hogwarts and Hogsmead.  Someday I will take a vacation to Florida and go to the Harry Potter theme park because that’s as close as I’ll get to “the real thing.” 

Where do you want to go?


 
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Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow. 
 

What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?

I don’t have one absolute favorite author above all others so it was hard to pick just one author so I’m going to go with Veronica Roth, because I’m currently reading Insurgent.

Dear Veronica,

Pretty please, with sugar on top, write some more scenes (preferably a whole book) from Four’s point of view.  I understand you need to finish writing/editing/whatever to book three in the series, and that’s fine, but I think a book from Four’s point of view should be considered.

Your biggest fan, Kim

 
What do you have to say to your favorite author?

Kimberly


Apr 27

TGIF and Feature & Follow

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Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow. 
 

Have you had a character that disappointed you?  One that you fell in love with and then “broke up” with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book?  Tell us about him or her.

 
 
 
I have a couple of characters that I’ve “broken up” with. 
* Eve and Roark from JD Robb’s In Death series.  I started to read this series so long ago and I used to love it.  But then books started to get stale for me and I didn’t feel like Eve and Roark were getting anywhere and a couple years ago I stopped reading completely.
* Gale from Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Game series.  I always thought Peeta was a better match for Katniss, but I liked Gale.  Until Mockingjay (or maybe it was Catching Fire, I can’t remember) when he totally changed.  It was so disappointing to see his character do a 180.
* Sookie Stackhouse from The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris.  She has begun to annoy me.  I don’t read the series because of her anymore I read it because of all the other characters (Eric.  Sigh). I’m glad that Harris has said that there will only be 2 more books because I feel like it’s about time to wrap this series up.

 

TGIFTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.
 
Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time.  What helps you over come those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?
 
First if a book isn’t grabbing my attention I will put it down.  There are so many good books out there I don’t feel like I should force myself to read one I’m not enjoying. 
Second I will try reading something completely different.  If I’m reading a lot of contemporary I might pick up a paranormal or mystery to shake myself up.
Third I’ll return to a book I know and love.  Sometimes all it takes is stepping back into Harry Potter to get me back in the mood to read.
If all else fails, step away from the books!  Sometimes nothing will grab your attention, even your favorites.  That’s when you need to take a couple days, weeks, months, whatever and enjoy something else. 
 
 

Kimberly


Mar 16

TGIF: Social Networking and a Blog Award!

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TGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.
Social Networking: Do you use twitter or facebook to promote your blog?  How has it benefited your book blogging experience?  If not, how do you promote your blog?  Share your twitter handle and/or facebook link.
I do have a twitter account, but I know that I don’t use it to it’s full potential so I’m not sure that it really helps me promote my blog.  I’m still learning so it’s a work in progress.  At this time I’m not ready for a facebook page, we’ll see what happens with twitter first.Find me on twitter: @onwingsofbooks

I’ve been given a blog award!
I’m honored to have received this award from Debbie at Forever Reading.  If you haven’t already checked out her blog I encourage you to do so!

The Liebster Blog Award is an award for bloggers with less than 200 followers, and its aim is to help these blogs be found by others in the blogosphere.
The ‘rules’ for this one are…

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
  2. Nominate up to five others for the award.
  3. Let them know via comment on their blog (or you can send them a tweet!)
  4. Post the award on your blog.
  5. (This fifth rule was added by Geeky Tendencies via inspirenordic)…Follow my blog and at least consider signing up for the A to Z Challenge. It is a great way to find new and interesting blogs, it helps people find your blog and helps you meet new bloggers. Who knows? You might reach the 200 follower mark!

Here are my nominations
Courtney @ Abducted by Books
Steph @ The Fake Steph Dot Com
Dalene @ A Date with a Book
Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

If you have a minute stop by their blogs and take a look.  They are all deserving of this award.  :)  Good luck on reaching the 200 follower mark!
Thanks again to Debbie for the award!

Kimberly