Friday, July 30, 2010

book blogger hop (4)

Book Blogger Hop

Friday! I can't believe it's finally here. This has really been one of the longest weeks I can remember. There were times I thought I might not survive it. Anyways.....

This week's question for the blog hop: Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year?

It would have to be a tie between Francisco Stork and Suzanne Collins. I can't believe I had missed The Hunger Games train for as long as I did but I am definitely on it now and so are various friends and family members thanks to my manic raving about it. CAN'T WAIT FOR MOCKINGJAY!!!!

I admire Francisco Stork for slightly different reasons. I finished The Last Summer of the Death Warriors a couple weeks ago and it completely blew me away (review here). It wasn't as much of a page turner as The Hunger Games (nothing is, at least not since the days of Harry Potter), but it has an amazing depth and intellect that is very rare in YA.


  1. Hi!
    Found you through the blog hop!
    I´m a follower now!
    Have a great weekend!


  2. New follower. Hopping through to wish you a wonderful weekend!

    Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

  3. Hello, found you at the hop. Just stopped by for a look see.
    I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new. This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 8.
    I have a contest going on at

  4. I love the Hunger Games series! I haven't read The Last Summer of the Death Warriors yet, but I really enjoyed Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. :)

    Violet @ The Eager Readers.

  5. LOVE Hunger Games! I'll have to try The Last Summer of the Death Warriors. Thanks!

  6. Hey!

    I'm stopping by from the blog, a little late, I know but I adored the Hunger Games. I'm totally Team Peeta! Great to find your blog, I'm a new follower and look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Happy reading!