Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday Sept 9th

Where to start? I am so glad that Spring is finally here, even though it has rained all day today, we did have a few lovely days of sunshine which promises good things to come. I’ve been keeping busy as usual but in just four weeks it will be time for our annual family  holiday and I can’t wait!

So during the last two weeks or so here is what I have read and reviewed (Click on the title to read and comment):

The Vampire Shrink (Kismet Knight #1) by Lynda Hilburn ★★

Northwoods Deep by Joel Arnold ★★★★★

Body of Sin (Sins of the Flesh #4) by Eve Silver ★★★★

Cybertraps for the Young by Frederick S Lane ★★★★

Death Line (Rafferty and Llewelyn #3) by Geraldine Evans ★★★★

Wayward (Witch Saga Wars #1) by Ashley Giraradi ★★★

The Egyptian (Dominic Grey #2) by Layton Green ★★★1/2

Birthday Pie by Arthur Wooten ★★★★

Quiet Anchorage by Ed Lynskey ★★★

Second Chance at the Sugar Shack (Sugar Shack #1) by Candis Terry ★★★

Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Miles ★★

Truthseeker (Worldwalker Duology #1) by CE Murphy ★★★★

Wayfinder (Worldwalker Duology #2) by CE Murphy ★★★★1/2

The Siren’s Sting (Stevie Duveen #2) by Miranda Darling ★★★1/2

I’ve finished reading (but not yet reviewed):

Henry’s Sisters by Cathy Lamb ★★★★★

Hot Shot and Bothered (Lilly Hawkins #2) ★★★

In Transit by Kathleen Gerard ★★★1/2

Better Off Without Him by Dee Ernst ★★★★

Second Nature: A Love Story by Jacquelyn Mitchard ★★★★

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I also posted about:

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and

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Now on to the hops…

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Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story?  If so, which one??

Hmm I have been wracking my brains but I can’t really think of any book where I wanted the villain to win as such but there have been a few where I hoped they would be redeemed enough to  not die a horrible death. Al (the demon) from Kim Harrison’s Hollows/Rachel Morgan series comes to mind. There have been a handful of books where I wished the hero/heroine would die just to shut them up LOL

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http://crazy-for-books.com/2011/09/book-blogger-hop-99-912.html

Book Blogger Hop

Thanks to Lori for this week’s question!

“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

This question doesn’t really apply to me because I regularly read a variety of genres. I sort of have a system where I don’t read a book of any one genre back to back (unless it’s a series). You can see by my list of books reviewed in the last two weeks at the top of this post that the genres include – urban fantasy, mystery, horror, young adult, contemporary, romance and thriller. I have always read like that, I couldn’t imagine only ever reading one genre:)

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Thanks for stopping by Book’d Out today!

Please take a look around and maybe leave  a comment or if have you read one of the books I have reviewed, leave the link to the review on your blog!

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon C
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 17:40:25

    Hi and Happy Friday! You have read some great books these past few weeks..

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/follow-friday-9th-september.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. ashley
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 17:48:25

    Thanks for stopping by my site. Does look like you have a variety of what you read.

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  3. Rebecca
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 20:43:53

    Hahah, good answer! I can think of plenty I like reading about (and some I’ve felt very sorry for as well), but I just haven’t rooted for them to win in the end. This only happens in movies, which is kind of interesting, lol. Does that mean movies mess up when they get you to root for the bad guy? Lol!

    Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    Rebecca
    Kindle Fever

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  4. Sam @ The Little Munchkin Reader
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 22:13:53

    Wonderful answer!
    I wish I could be as eclectic as you!

    My post is here: http://samjaymc.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-blogger-hop-22.html

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  5. nymfaux
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 22:40:49

    Hi!–New facebook/google+/twitter follower!

    hmmm, I haven’t read Kim Harrison (yet)–As for me, I’ve been reading A Game of Thrones, and I can’t help but root for Tyrion!–It’s not his fault he was born a Lannister!

    Have a great weekend!

    (\__/)nymfaux

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  6. DJL
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 22:44:02

    A-ha! Another reader who’s heard of C.E. Murphy’s work, though I’m more partial to her Walker Papers series. 🙂 I so agree with you about reading in a variety of different genres. It’s nice to dabble in more than one so the books (and the interest) stays fresh! Thank you for visiting, and have a nice weekend!

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  7. _yay_ BookthatThing (@_yay_)
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 23:17:23

    Yeah, some I hoped would redeem themselves 🙂
    Hopping through! NEW follower via NetworkedBlogs
    My FF: Book that Thing!
    Happy Friday. Oh, & an international ebook #PNR giveaway is going on right now. Enter to win a copy of Forevr Freed by Laura Kaye

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  8. Aimee Brown
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 23:20:29

    I really couldn’t think of a time I wanted a truly bad guy to win. Redemption, yes. Win? No. I’m an old follower here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment.

    Happy Friday!

    Aimee

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  9. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 00:16:03

    Al is an awesome choice! This is one of my favorite series. He always find such interesting trouble. This made me think of another answer. I might have to go add it to my answer.

    Lisa
    Lisa’s World of Books, Follow Friday

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  10. Pepca
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 00:58:20

    I can’t remember specific books, but I do root for the villains to get their happy ending some times, if not necessarily win.
    I read a lot of genres, so I would soon find a new favorite. I wouldn’t stop reading.

    Old follower:)

    Have a great weekend!

    http://beyondstrangenewwords.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-blogger-hop-28-follow-friday-3.html

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  11. Stephanie at Fangs Wands and Fairy Dust
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 02:06:40

    Thanks for visiting. I love your open book link tabs. Pretty sure we’re old followers of each other. Steph

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  12. Anna Billings (@LiteraryExplore)
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 02:20:41

    it seems like everyone is having a hard time with this one haha, thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  13. inlibrisveritas
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 03:02:16

    Thanks for stopping by In lIbris Veritas! I still need to read the Kim Harrison series, I have a few ebook versions of them.

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  14. Michelle
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 04:31:16

    I agree! There have been some books where the hero has totally annoyed me, but I dont think I have gone as far as rooting for the villain.
    old follower 🙂 I love your blog.

    My FF- Book Briefs

    -Michelle

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  15. TC
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 05:07:01

    Wow, that’s some going for a couple of weeks. I’m the same as you, read such a mix that losing one genre wouldn’t be the end of the world.

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  16. Howard Sherman
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 05:57:46

    Please don’t be shocked but this week I’ve got a straightforward, cut and dried answer to this week’s question… for a change!

    Root for villains? No way, no how. Why am I being so narrow minded? Follow me back to my blog and find out why – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story
    http://www.inthestory.com

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  17. Kylie
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 09:42:11

    Your blog is stunning! i just love it!!

    I agree with you, I read so many different genres already lol!

    – Kylie The Talking Teacup

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  18. Jenna
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 12:05:36

    I like your rule about not reading the same genre back to back. That would make for some interesting reading. I’ve never tried a thriller before.
    And I totally relate to wanting to shut the hero up sometimes.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/2011/09/feature-and-follow-friday-and-book.html

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  19. Anne
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 14:30:02

    I really think your blog has a lovely feel to it. Thanks for visiting my blog and for following. I don’t know how to follow you back.

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    • shelleyrae@ Book'd Out
      Sep 12, 2011 @ 09:26:14

      Thanks Anne. Free WordPress blogs like mine can’t host the GFC widget because we can’t use Java but you can follow me a half dozen other ways – links are at right!

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  20. кєяo
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 14:49:53

    Lovely blog. I really like your blog header. There’s something about the beach I like….
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Twitter follower,
    Kero

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  21. Wandering Hues
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 16:22:39

    Hey fellow Aussie! Thanks for hopping by!

    Tania @ Wandering Hues

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  22. Jacob @ Drying Ink
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 21:23:36

    Thanks for stopping by over at Drying Ink! I’m following back.

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  23. Wanda L Flanagan
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 10:12:42

    Great looking books I cant wait to get my hands on a copy of Vampire Shrink myself.
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  24. Christy @TheReaderBee
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 11:30:15

    Thanks for hopping by yesterday! I hope you have a fab weekend!

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  25. Brett @ Demons Read Too
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 12:25:26

    Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I’m a day late. I like it too when you find bad guys that you want to see good in them rather than the out and out horrible, can’t wait for them to die ones.

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  26. Laura Ashlee
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 08:08:04

    Thanks for stopping my blog and the birthday wishes. I always tell myself I’m going to read the way you do, but then I end up reading a few romances in a row because I’m in the mood for that sort of thing, or I read two YA books in a row or something.

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  27. Lisa
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 13:16:51

    Hello!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I don’t think you’re alone in this…many people couldn’t come up with a villain they liked enough to win! I think that’s a good thing! lol

    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

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