Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blog Hop January 14-17

This week's question: Why do you read the genre you do? What draws you to it?

I read predominantly paranormal books, and I've just always been drawn to them because it's so easy for me to get swept up in something completely surreal. I love imagining things that couldn't possibly exist but secretly wondering if just maybe there are weres or vamps out there somewhere, perhaps ones that look like Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Or Jace (though not a vampire or were) from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments books. I wouldn't mind if they were real:)

Thanks so much to Crazy for Books for hosting the hop!

This week's question: What makes up your non-human family?

I have two boxers named Gatsby and Griffin and they are the most ridiculous dogs imaginable. They have more energy than should be legal for any dog to have, and they like give me their patented "sad" faces because they know I'll cave and give them anything they want. I'm a giant sucker as a dog parent:)

Thanks so much to Parajunkee for hosting the hop!

On a side note:
I apologize for the lack of cover critique this week, I've been down and out with the flu the past few days and my snarkiness was not up to snuff. I promise the cover critique will be back next Friday! Have a great weekend everyone:)


  1. So sad to hear about the flu. Hope you are feeling better--just keep on pretending Jace is real; that should boost anyone's morale! ;)

  2. Just hopping through... I too love to lose myself in the wonderful and imaginative worlds our YA authors create!

    Michelle from Pineapples & Pyjamas

  3. Just hopping by not doing the hop, doing a contest. Seems like just blogging and reviews has kept me away from the hop for a long time! I anxious to see what you think of Demon Trapper's Daughter.

    Hope you feel better. Flu is going around. Just get rest. I'm a sucker for the puppy dog face too. My two are spoiled rotten. They're rescue dogs and they think that entitles them to the couch, the bed, people food, my lap (even at 100 lbs) and rides anytime the keys are picked up, chasing rabbits, chipmunks, and a possible coyote (I try to keep them in if I think that's what it is at night) and a romp with the neighbor's dogs.

    Is there a big S on my forehead?


  4. I am sorry to hear that you are not well. I hope you feel better soon :)
    I don't have any pets, unfortunately.Gatsby and Griffin sound so much fun!

  5. Hopping by to say Hello! I'm a huge YA fan and love the genre! You can find me blogging here:

  6. Hopping through.
    Boxers! So cool. When I was a baby, our next door neighbors had two boxers, Agnes and Goliath. The neighbors were usually gone so the dogs basically lived at our house. The dogs adored me. My parents tell me how they used to walk next to me when I would go down steps so I wouldn't fall and I could pull their ears and tails for hours without a complaint.
    I looked at some boxers from a rescue org when I was searching for a dog but couldn't find one right for me. I still might get one some day.

    My Hop

  7. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through. I read a eclectic mix of genres though I do have favourites.
    I posted a pic of our pet - come and see!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  8. Oh I know how about being sick I think I have something now. (I also work in a pharmacy so I probably got it from someone there, but it's just now starting to get worse the flu and everything) Anyways, I would always cave into my dog when he looked at me with the sad,brown eyes.

  9. Don't you love reading a description about how you can spot a hidden *insert paranormal entity here*, then glancing up and immediately try and find that tell? I swear, there are a couple people I see regularly (working at the library or whatnot) who I keep an eye on for paranormal traits. Hope you have a great weekend.


  10. Hello
    I came by your blog on the blog hop list. I really like your blog so new follower here! If you have the time visit my blog:

    Have a great weekend!

  11. I'm a huge boxer lover too. Don't own any yet, but when I'm older, definitely. Hope you feel better!

  12. New Follower here! You have alot of Followers, how did you do it? wow! I hope you're feeling better now. I look forward to reading more of your stuff!
    Happy Follow Friday.

  13. Yeah, we have 2 wild dogs too. Mix breeds. One was supposed to be husky, but he has Great Perineese in him. The other is supposed to be a husky mix as well, not sure what the other breed was supposed to be. But they are both nuts! And one of them has an attitude problem.

    Book Hop/Friday Follow

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  14. Hello Jenny!! Happy Friday!! Have a great weekend :)

  15. I have been meaning to get to your blog and read more since becoming a follower/friend through twitter so I'm doing it today!!!

    I really hope you start to feel better soon, having the flu is NEVER fun. :-(

    Love the questions and answers and I secretly wonder if paranormal stuff is really real too! I am also a dog mom to a half husky half blue heeler mix and he is my baby! I understand that whole non-human family stuff! Boxers are just beautiful and make such great pets.

    Have a fabulous Friday!

  16. I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick, Jenny! I hope you feel better soon, and I'm looking forward to your next Cover Critique ;)

    Happy Friday!

  17. Saying Hi from the hop...but I love your blog so I would be here anyway...:D

    I loved the Mortal Series..except for that whole brother and sister thing that almost had me yacking..which hopefully your feeling better!!..:D

  18. Oh, I know what you mean, about enjoying reading about supernatural beings. It's fun to explore what might be possible if paranormal powers really did exist.

    I just finished reading the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. All my friends have been egging me to read it! I don't know if I can go on though... I'm just so squicked out by Clary and Jace's brother/sister romance! Everyone's telling me that I mustn't get discouraged, and to keep reading the third book, but I just don't know. I really liked Simon a whole lot better than Jace -- I thought the fact that he's shy and nerdy was so cute. I like to root for the underdog, and Jace seems like too much of a pushy Alpha-male jerk to appeal to me.

    I can't wait for the return of your cover critique! They always leave me rolling - you find the most incredible, silly, so-terrible-that-they're-awesome things!

  19. Love your dogs' names! And thanks for visiting my blog!

  20. Wow! You have an awesome blog! Thank you for following me and I am now a follower! Hope you feel better!


  21. Ahh! My dogs have that sad face too!! Haha. Thanks for visiting!! :) I'm now following!

    Jasmine (The Reading Housewives)

  22. Hi,
    I am stopping by from the Hop. I have just always been drawn to the supernatural. I think anything supernatural just hot be it vampires, werewolves, faeries or whatnot. I love reading the paranormal because it is so different from anything else. Check out my Follow Me Friday and Book Blogger Hop post

    Mariya @ Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

  23. Also an old follower saying thanks for stopping by at my blog! :)
    I´m sooo into the Psy/Changeling Series...I still have to read Blaze of Memory, Bonds of Justice and Play of Passion!I also can´t wait for Kiss of Snow! The tension is going to kill me someday!:)

  24. here's mine

  25. returning your follow =)
    I look forward to reading your reviews, it seems like you have a lot of reading interests in common with me

  26. I'm a pretty big fan of paranormal too - it's just always what I've read. And Jace! Oh, Jace :)

    Boxers! I lobe boxers. We have two big mixed muts.

    Happy Hop Day!
    megan @ Read It, See It

  27. Thanks for following my blog! I have a boxer too, named Riley. He is so incredibly spoiled it is ridiculous!!!

  28. My cat Cassie is the same way. He gives me the patented "sad" face, like the one Puss does in Shrek 2. He usually gets what he wants too.

  29. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love my new followers!
    Though I read predominately fantasy, I have some paranormal books on my reading list too...your blog makes the genre sound really interesting =)


  30. Aw, thank you so much! This is my first time visiting your blog, which is shocking since it's so...established. I've gotta poke through your reviews and what not. I'm curious. And thanks for following, I'll be sure to return the favor!

    And thanks. They really are adorable. But trust me, they're not all that great behavioral wise. Since there's two of them (and I'd like to think it's also because they're brothers) they wait 'til everyone is nice and comfortable in their beds, welcoming rest when *MEOW* only it comes out more like a shriek and they run around fighting like kung fu warriors, kicking and clawing at each other. No joke. I've witnessed it. Sometimes I wish I could change them into dogs for the day, see how they like it.

    *SIGH* Thanks for stopping by the blog, and have a wonderful weekend!

    Asher K.

  31. You had me at Jace... ;)
    I couldn't agree more with you! Have a great weekend Jenny!

  32. an Old follower

    I have started blogging since 2007 but just did the blogwalking since last november. I found many confusing genre name like you said above,Predominantly paranormal books. this is totally new for me. I think I need to read more reviews to differenciate them all.

    It's All About Books

  33. How is your Friday going? I'm a new follower. Check me out at

  34. JACE. <3 Haha. First thing that popped out to me. :)

    Thanks for hoppin' by!

  35. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog and am following back. Boxers are the CUTEST. I love them, but so high energy! I also like to read paranormal and wish it were real. A girl can dream, right? :) Have a great weekend!

  36. Aww... so sorry to hear you've been bogged down with flu. Hope you feel better soon and get back to being your fabulously snarky self :) I actually tend to find that I even though I read a lot of one genre (mainly paranormal YA), I don't limit myself to them. Like you though, I'm intrigued with teh concept of the creatures of the night and can't help but secretly wish that some of them were real :) I have yet to meet Bones - but have heard awesome things about her books :D I must make a point of getting the series.

  37. I hope you feel better soon. I liked your answer on genres. That's basically how I feel.

  38. Hi, I'm a new follower from the hop :)
    I love paranormal for the same reason, just the whole 'what if' you ask yourself.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  39. Hope you feel better! New Follower, just love your blog!!

    Come see me at

  40. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. I like your answer. I don't read an overabundance of paranormal fiction but when I do I love reading about a new world or a new breed of pseudo-human/monster. Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Reading!
    Meaghan at Feeling a Little Bookish

  41. Following you! :D

    Stopping by from the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. Have a great weekend!

    My Hop and Follow are here

    Happy Reading,

  42. Paranormal themed books are the ones that sweep me away completely too. I like to get deeply involved with whatever I'm reading but paranormal books are those that I can completely relax and let my imaginations run wild...safely;) Oh, how I wish Jean Claude from the Anita Blake series was real!

  43. i'm following you will you follow me?

  44. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. I love Charlaine Harris! I've read all of the Sookie books twice, all the Harper Connelly Mysteries and I'm currently reading the last in the Lily Bard mysteries. I love them! If you have any recommendations for me let me know!

    You new follower, Laceyinthesky
    Lacey in the Sky... with Books

  45. Hopping by! I like your the names of your dogs! Hope you feel better!

  46. Hi there!
    I have an award for you waiting for you on my blog! If you would like to accept it, you may find it here:


    P.S. Gatsby and Griffin are just about the coolest names ever!

  47. Hey im a new follower! nice blog! follw back? thx!

  48. Hey Jenny, just stopping by on the hop and follow. I love boxers they are such characters,eh!! I can't wait until Tuesday=Shadowfever!!!
    Have a great weekend curled up with a book.Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous