Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hip. Hop. A hip to the hop and you don't stop. BLOG HOPS!

Welcome to all new and old visitors! I'm Amanda, and this is Novel Addiction - my own little corner of Bloglandia. Feel free to grab my "flag" (aka banner) on the right hand side if you feel so inclined. And keep an eye on my "Contests/Upcoming Excitements" section for..  well, contests and upcoming excitements. *Wink*

As for a little bit about myself.. I'm 23, work in a library, and review books for both my own blog and Romance Reviews Today. So as you can imagine, I am constantly around books - it's a good feeling. I'm also currently in a musical, which is why my reviews have been a little sporadic recently - but I'm still reading like no tomorrow! Follow me on Goodreads to see what I'm reading at any given moment, and you can even find me on Twitter.. where you will probably be bombared by book-y news and randomosity.

Now, on to the hippity hops!

What attracts you most to a book? Is it the cover, blurb, or something else? Well! If I'm just browsing the bookstore, it's usually the cover or title that catches my attention. But with all the blogs I follow nowadays, I'll see someone mention a book on with "Waiting on Wednesday" or just a random post, and I find my interest piqued.

Book Blogger Hop
If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author? Definitely! After reading "Bet Me" by Jennifer Crusie, I found all of her other novels, read them.. and they're still some of my favorites. Same with Sherrilyn Kenyon (her historicals, paranormal, etc), and Lynsay Sands (historical, paranormal).

What is on your current playlist right now? Ha! It's a mix of songs that I have downloaded from the library (for free! Thanks Freegal!). Said playlist includes Three Days Grace, plenty of Glee songs (despite the fact that I don't really watch the show),  and then I've added in the songs from the musical I'm in ("Urinetown") because we're getting down to the wire, and I need to make sure I have all my harmonies and such memorized.

I have no rehearsal tonight (it's amazing!) so I might actually be able to do the Friday hops ON FRIDAY! I look forward to meeting all my new follows and visiting your blogs!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and a Happy Easter (if you celebrate it)

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~


Sally Sapphire said...

Huge fan of Three Day's Grace - nice choice!

mel u said...

Hi-I am happy to be a new follower of your blog- The Reading Life. I hope you might be able to follow me back!--Mel u

Alison said...

Hopping through. I haven't heard of Freegal. I need to look into this.
My Hop

joder said...

Adore the music of Glee and a huge Broadway musical fan. Good luck with your musical! I'm an old follower just stopping by.

Anonymous said...

I think I've got an unnatural obsession with all the songs from Glee...

New follower!
Here's my Follow Friday.

Tena @ Crazy Book Slut said...

I am your newest follower, hope you have an amazing weekend!

Crazy Book Slut

Lindsay said...


New follower from Follow Friday - come over and check out Everyday is an Adventure at


Kristen - Seeing Night said...

Thanks for visitng me on my blog :) Yay for sherriyln Kenyon her books are just ahhhmazing lol. Same with Lynsay Sands her series are awesome.

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter said...

Hello! I'm an old follower! I'm listening to some Adele right now. I love a lot of show tunes, including Urinetown. I was listening to The Sweet Smell of Success the other of my favorites! :-D

Happy Blog Hop!

P.S. Last day for our five HUGE giveaways!!!

Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

pussreboots said...

Rather than purchase the entire back list of a new favorite author, I try to get them through the library. Come see which author I'm reading through right now.

Sharon said...

Hi & Happy Friday! I am another new follower :)

April said...

Hopping by and now following.

I definitely like the get as much as can by an author I like either from the bookstore or the library. I need to get better about that though because I tend to stockpile and horde even before I'm done with the first book.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hopping in!

Oh, the Glee versions are lovely!! I have most of them in my Ipod!

E Kelly said...

New follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost everything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

And when I find an author I love, I have to not only hunt down everything they've ever written, I have to OWN it.

Carissa said...

Old follower hopping through! I'm a HUGE glee fan! I also like Three Days Grace as well!

Thanks so much for swinging by! Happy Hop!