Thursday, January 27, 2011

Follow Friday + The Book Blogger Hop

Happy Friday, everybody!  A warm welcome to everyone stopping by my blog for the first time today via the Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Crazy-for-Books) or Follow Friday (hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View), as well as to any old followers dropping by to say hi.  This week, Friday isn't really the last day of school for me, because my school district thought it would be extra fun necessary suitably torturous to make us all have to attend Saturday school to make up for missed snow days. Yay...
Anyway, leave me the link to your blog when you comment to say hi, and I'll be sure to hop on by and return the following favor later. Only a few days left to enter my giveaway to win the Iron Fey trilogy by Julie Kagawa! And be sure to check out my interview with Dori Jones Yang, author of YA historical fiction novel Daughter of Xanadu, for a chance to win her book.(Just page your cursor over for the links, people-- I really need to make them a different text color.)

The featured blogger over at FF is Marie of Mission to Read . Be sure to stop by her blog and follow if you haven't already.  This week's question is

What is/was your favorite subject in school?

My answer: My best subject is English by far, but I'm just crazy about history.  History teachers are the best of the high school bunch, in my experience.  And there's nothing especially painful about learning cool historical facts and stuff about ancient eras, etc, at least not for me.  I like Spanish, tambien, and it's a given for such a literature/history-minded person that anything Math just plain right out sucks.  Don't even mention Algebra to me, please. :)
And the question over at the Book Blogger Hop is:
 "What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"

My answer: Answering this question is like cruel and unusual torture.  There are so many books I'm looking forward to this year! Scanning my Goodreads 'to be released' category, I'm going to have to pick Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.  She's one of my absolute favorite authors, and I know this tale of crashlanded beauty queens on a Lost(!)-like deserted island will not disappoint!

I hope you all have an awesome (and very long) weekend!!


-petit said...

I liked history too! But Spanish... I have take a four years of Spanish and I still don't like it hahaha

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Hi!! I'm stopping by from parajunkee's hop! I'm your newest follower!

In the Hammock Blog

Logan E. Turner said...

English and History seem to be popular choices so far! I'm the same. :P

You've got a great blog. New follower!


Aimee said...

I'm a new follower from the hop. Have a great weekend!

Lucia said...


Oops. Did I say something I shouldn't have? :)


AngelicNytmare said...

I have seen quite a few history, but I just couldn't get into that.

Have a great weekend!

Aleetha said...

I enjoy learning English. I have learnt it since I was in elementary school. but still need to learn more words.

History was a great subject when I was in Junior High School before the teacher was changing

Becca C. said...

English was my favourite in high school and history is my favourite in university now! :D I'm a new follower

Kimberly said...

my favorite subject was English. Have a great week-end hop by and say hi Outhouse Reviews

The Lovely Getaway said...

booo for algebra and hurrayyy for english! :) haha! Like you, I enjoyed English.... but my all time fav subject would have to be art :) I'm a very artsy person!


Erika said...

Hi Kat, I found you through the hop and I'm now a follower. Great blog! I really like English, too. I'm taking a literature class in college now, and it's a lot of fun and not boring at all :D

Have a great weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

Kyanara_night said...


stopping by for the follow friday.
I see you like english as a subject in school as welk. I loved dit to!
Hope you can stop by my blog ;)


Mia said...

Hi, Kat! I'm one of your new follower by the way.

I like History as well. Almost all of the bloggers I've visited liked History too :)

Here's mine:

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Happy Friday, Kat!

I think my favourite subject in school was French because I already spoke it, and I kind of just skated along all lazy and such ;)

Anonymous said...

My best subject is English too. I really like your blog, I'm a new follower.

Dana Alma said...

Hey Kat, just stopping by on the hop and follow. History is sexy!! It so funny how many of us are saying history.
Happy Reading!!!
See ya!
Readaholics Anonymous

Would love to have you follow me back!!

Kat said...

@Melissa-- Lucky you, impressing all the French teachers without even trying! I went to France to visit my cousins, and the only thing I knew was 'Bonjour'! ;)

@Lucia-- In the words of the great Libba Bray, if you mention the word 'algebra' to me I'll actually panic and shout something like 'Look! Baby foxes!' in order to distract you and make my escape. So, 'LOOK! Baby foxes!' ;)

BLHmistress said...

Hi old follower , stopping in to wish you a good weekend.

I love History it was my all time and still is my fave.

My FF and Blog hops

Elisabeth Marie said...

Following you from Parajunkee's FF! :)

Jenny said...

Happy Friday Kat! This weeks hop question is torture, I could never narrow it down to just one book, maybe 5. I could probably handle 5:) Beauty Queen is a great pick, I'm really interested in that one as well!

Andrea said...

Just hopping by! I am so excited about Libba's new book too. I am a new follower. :)

Reading Lark's Hop Post

Lu said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

Already following :)


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