Friday, April 15, 2011

Return of Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop: 4/15

This week's question: Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.
      
    Well, this is one of the many awesome benefits of being a youth services librarian in a bustling department - I have several coworkers who are just as obsessed as I am! We do weekly book reviews for each other during unit meetings, it is a great way to expand my collection knowledge beyond the books I manage to read myself!

 This week: "Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."

Creel is a young girl making her fortune with her sewing and embroidery skills. She has made her way in the world after her mother's death and her idiot aunt's attempts to have her saved from a dragon lead her on adventures she never dreamed of. She is smart, independent, honest and kind. She makes friends and enemies on her adventures, but never stops speaking her mind and working hard. I really love her! 

I just got my hands on the third of Jessica Day George's excellent J Fiction dragon series, Dragon Spear. I picked up the first (Dragon Slipper) based on author recognition, since I read and enjoyed her two YA fairy tale retellings, Princess of the Midnight Ball and Princess of Glass, and the series hasn't disappointed. So fun and clever and spunky. A blurb on the back compares it to the works of Patricia C. Wrede, and while the comparison hadn't occurred to me, it is perfect. I enjoy them both!

8 comments:

  1. New Follower.

    It's great that you have someone to discuss books with. :)

    Have a great weekend,
    Erika @ Let's talk about books

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  2. Hi! I am a new follower through FF! Follow back? http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/

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  3. Hello! :)

    I have a few people that I talk about books with in real life but the blogging community is great because there is just so much variety, I have found so many new books to read!

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy reading
    Jules x

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  4. Hopping through. Wow, I wish I worked at a library. You're so lucky.
    My Hop
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynne Pike at my blog!

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  5. I'm introducing four young men from the books I'm currently reading. Come see who they are. Happy blog hop.

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  6. Im just hopping by!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

    Carrie

    www.just-one-more-chapter.com

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  7. Hi there! I am currently reading a unique book that is written through emails from one character to another. I am your newest follower. Come and visit me at www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

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  8. Whoa, I would love to work in a library. I worked at Hastings for awhile but I think they put me in the music section because the powers that be were afraid I'd start reading the books instead of shelving them. ;)

    New follower here. :) Check out my FF post if you like!

    http://faithunfurled.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-me-friday-book-blogger-hop.html

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