Thursday, April 14, 2011

Do the Book Blog Hop!

Welcome hoppers! Thanks for dropping by Novel Addiction. My name is Amanda, I'm 23, and I work in a library. I also sell Avon, and review books - though you could probably guess that last bit. I read a mix of things, mostly paranormal romance/urban fantasy. But I also enjoy Young Adult, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Romance of any genre.

You can find me on Goodreads and Twitter (the links are on the lefthand sidebar), and be sure to enter my currently running contests (which are on the righthand sidebar).

I'm sure you're sick of my babbling, so let's get to the hop and the questions!

Do you have anyone that you discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her. I have several people! I work in a library, so most of my coworkers love to read as well, and we talk about recent reads. I also have my best friend Stephanie - we read all the same things, and it's her fault I got obsessed with Anita Blake and the Dark-Hunter series. And then there's Jessica, we talk about Young Adult fiction, and publishing/writing in general.

Photobucket Do you have a favorite hero, so far, this year? If so, who? Oh man, let's see.. Well, Bones is always my favorite hero, so he's still at the top. I also loved Jeremiah Fall from "Blood Prophecy."

Book Blogger Hop
Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or just finished and tell us about him/her. I'm currently reading "Seaborne" by Katharine Irons (for Romance Reviews Today) and I'm really intrigued by the heroine, Claire. While out with a few friends on a boat, a drunk boater ran into them, killing her best friend, and leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. She also suffered neck and brain injuries, so it's hard for her to concentrate. I like this different sort of heroine, such a strong person (though often self-defeating), but at the same time, she's so physically weak because of her accident.

Fridays are notoriously busy for me, so fingers crossed I will be able to return all follows Friday night.. but to be honest, it'll probably be Saturday before I can. I work all day Friday, then have to finish up some reviews for Romance Reviews Today (did I mention I review books for them, too?), and then I have rehearsal.


Alison said...

Hopping through. You're such a lucky girl - I wish I worked in a library.
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Cait said...

Wow I wish I worked in a library!!! I'd love that a lot. I'm a new follower via the friday hop, and you can win a copy of Born at Midnight over at my blog!! Have a great weekend

BLHmistress said...

Hi Hopping thru, my fave hero right now is Ares from Eternal Rider .

have a great weekend!

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Tyraa said...

Mines also Ares! Can't resist that guy.

My keeper shelf said...

Hiya new follower here from Follow me Friday. I talk books to all of my friends at Goodreads, its where I get all my suggestions of what to read next and what to avoid!


Sally Sapphire said...

My 2 passions growing up were to either be a librarian, or to own a bookstore. I would love to be surrounded by fellow readers all day. :)

Sally @ Bibrary Bookslut

Coreena McBurnie said...

Hello, am hopping by. Your blog is beautiful. Am now following.

Tasha said...

Just stopping by to share some Friday. Don't forget to join in the current Read My Review which has a Worldwide theme (see the link at the top of my blog). Hope you have a great weekend!
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just stopping by.

Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

C.G. Powell said...

Happy Friday!!! I am a new follower hopping through...Love your blog and look forward to following.

Spell Checked by C.G. Powell

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

I'm glad you have people IRL who can talk books with you! I have a couple of friends and they're really great.

TGIF!! Jess @ Gone with the Words

kathy said...

Just hopping by! How fun to work at a library and be able to talk books with so many different people. :) Most people in my family read, but we all like different things so we can't really fangirl together.
Happy Friday!
kathy from Read This Instead

theJeepDiva said...

Hopping through, very late start. I am currently crushing Ryker from Sable Grace's Ascension.

After reading your review of Blood Prophecy I understand how he could easily become a fav hero.

Kt said...

I just wanted to stop on by for the hop. Isn't it great to be able to share books with others? If you have a chance, please make sure to check out my blog as I have two giveaways running. Thanks! A Book Obsession..

pussreboots said...

I'm introducing four young men from the books I'm currently reading. Come see who they are. Happy blog hop.

Austine said...

Working in a library! Well aren't you lucky! :)

New follower!
Have a great weekend!
The Magick Pen

Amanda P said...

Hey stopping on by to see whats goin on. Ares is my fav thats had a books so far this year however, i really have the hots for his brother Death but I have to wait on that book so Ares will work for now. LOL!

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Anonymous said...

Hopping through. Katharine Irons sounds like such a tragic character - makes me wonder how she'll be rising above her physical & emotional problems. Since it's a romance, I guess love has to do with it?

Here's my Book Blogger Hop: 4/15-4/18 post!

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Happy Friday! or Saturday actually because I'm late.
I haven't really read a book this year that has stuck out to me. Maybe Dimitri from Vampire Academy?

Have a great weekend!!

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

I have to go with Ares from Eternal Rider too.

Have a good weekend!

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Just Hopping By!! I hope you have a great weekend!!


Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

A huge thanks to all new and old visitors! I'm almost through visiting everyone. =)

And I guess I'll have to move "Eternal Rider" up on my list - everyone loves him!!

Have a great weekend, all!

Najela said...

I following from the Follow Friday. That so awesome that you work in a library. You must never run out of books to talk about there. I'm a new follower.

Rachel said...

Just stopping by via the hop! I am your newest follower :) Nice to meet you!

And the plot thickens...