Friday, July 16, 2010

Book Blogger Hop! Again!

Book Blogger HopCan't believe it's been a week since I did this last!  Of course, I did finish Beautiful Creatures, and got halfway through Old Magic-- reviews to come soon!  Not to mention, I have a few ARCs and galleys in the pipeline that I can't wait to get to; two of them are from NetGalley and I only get those for 60 days, so I'll start those soon.  I've gotten plenty of new followers this week (Welcome all!) partly from last week's Hop and partly from Twitter convos.  And those nice people have also given me some more ideas about what to do on this blog between book reviews, and I hope to start working on those soon.

This week's official Hop question is:

RIGHT THIS INSTANT, WHAT BOOK ARE YOU DYING TO GET YOUR HANDS ON (PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE)?

At the risk of betraying the genre of my blog-- Mockingjay.  I think just about everyone who reads YA fiction wants to know what happens to Katniss Everdeen.  But just to let you all know, before you even think of asking me, I do not care who Katniss ends up with.  In my opinion, the whole "love triangle" thing is the weakest part of the books.  I want to know about District 13, the Resistance, the real aftermath of Quarter Quell, and more than anything I want to know what Katniss is going to do, not who she falls in love with.  It's frankly annoying to me that a series like this, with such great worldbuilding and a complex female lead who has so much else to concern herself with, has become a battleground for yet more ship wars.  Please, people, she's the Mockingjay, she's going to lead an oppressed people out from under a totalitarian regime-- there is so much more at stake to discuss than her boyfriends.

9 comments:

  1. Hi*waves* hopping over via Hop.I HEART your blog it's really cute! Sure to stop over some toehr time!

    Best,
    Badass Bookie (Lisa)
    http://badassbookie.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi!
    Thanls so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I´ve heard so much great things about the Hunger Games series, I guess it´s time for me to read it as well!
    By the way, I´m a follower now as well! :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Christine


    http://readingonthedarkside.blogspot.com

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  3. I am now a follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see what you think of Old Magic.

    Happy Reading!

    --Bianca(Nyxen)

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  4. I'm stopping by from the Book Blog Hop,

    great blog you have here!! Im dying for Mockingjay too!

    I'm a new Follower!

    Happy Friday & Happy Reading!

    Have a great weekend!

    Larissa
    Welcome To Larissa's Bookish Life!

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  5. Just started following from the Book Blogger Hop. I'm interested to see what Witchy books get reviewed :-)

    http://librarygirlreads.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm your newest follower from the blog hop..I'd love for you to stop in and check out my blog
    if you get a change {book and product reviews, giveaways, family stuff and more}.
    Have a wonderful weekend ♥
    http://amomentwithmystee.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-hop-4_15.html

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  7. While I totally agree with you that Katniss has so much else going on besides her love life, it is a large part of the book as well. Romance aside one of these two guys are going to help her/or sacrifice huge to get her to that place where she needs to be to do the leading. Or at least that is what I think:) So much to discuss with these books. Love it! Looking forward to reading more of your opinions on books. Shari over at myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

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  8. Hey Shari-- It's not that I really mind the romance subplots, and I know that either Peeta or Gale (or maybe both!) will be very important at a crucial point, but I just hate the way "Team Peeta" and "Team Gale" has taken over fandom discussion. I wish it was being treated more like Harry Potter (where there was shippy discussion if you wanted to be a part of it, but most of it was about how Harry would defeat Voldemort), but instead it's being treated more like Twilight. Shippy talk for Twilight makes sense, because the story is primarily about the romance and the love triangle. But that's not the primary point of the Hunger Games-- at least that's not the appeal for me.

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  9. Hello! Visiting via the hop.
    I just got Beautiful Creatures out from the library! I haven't started reading it yet, because it's going to be part of The Amazing August Blog-A-Thon I'm hosting, but I'm really looking forward to it :)

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