Friday, September 2, 2011

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday (9-2-2011)

Happy September! With the end of summer just days away, it's sad to realize how quickly time flies! Soon it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then 2012. This year just flew by (thank goodness)! If you are hopping on through, then welcome to my blog! Go ahead, look around, and see what I'm all about here! If you are an old follower, then welcome back! I mentioned last week that I would be hosting my very first giveaway, and I will have that information posted Tuesday (unfortunately, after I arrived back from Las Vegas, I was thrown back into work and haven't had much time to think about the giveaway). So, onto the fun!

Jen at Crazy for Books asks: “What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”

Great question! I am looking forward to the beautiful fall weather ... those sunny days where it's a bit cooler and the leaves look goregous! Also, my favorite thing in the whole wide world ... FOOTBALL!!!! I love this sport and can never get enough. My team is the Steelers (I'm a Pittsburgh girl!), so I'm definitely hoping that we can make it back to the Super Bowl and win this year!

Parajunkee asks: 

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

Oh my, this is going to be difficult. There are so many books that I read where I think that if the author had changed this one thing about the ending, it would be a fantastic book. I'm going to look back on recently read books for my answer this week and say Summer in the South by Cathy Holton (review). I just felt like the ending of this book could have been done a bit better, with Ava not being a stereotypical female and winding up with a man at the end of the story. Also, since the house seems haunted, I think it would have been great if there had been a little more suspense added into the story.

So, what are you looking forward to this fall? What ending of a book would you change? Let me know! And I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe end of summer this weekend!


  1. Hi, I'm Izzy and I'm stopping by for Follow Friday! I've never read Summer in the South, but judging off your review, what you said makes sense. I ended up choosing Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay.

    Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

  2. It's Karrine (Her Book Reviews) stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop- I too love the crisp sunny days of autumn ;)

  3. Just stopping by - I'm a new follower. :)

    Happy Friday!

    Scarlet Letters

  4. Just hopping through! I haven't read this book!

    My Follow Friday

  5. Love the fall! New follower!


  6. This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.

    I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.


    For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn. But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  7. Great post :]

    New follower!!

    Here's my post:

  8. Love your blog<3333 Old follower, awesome post:D

    My Post

  9. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity –

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  10. I am a new follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."

    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Emma Michaels

  11. Just hopping by - Not a football fan myself, but I can say I'm looking forward to the way work gets much less busy when there's a Packers game on. ;)