Friday, June 24, 2011

Follow Friday #4 & Faery Day

Hey everyone!

For those who don't know, Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by the super-duper awesome Parajunkee! It's a great neat way to meet new people and expand your list of friends over Blogger, and it's really easy to join too! :)



All you have to do is:
  1. (Required) Follow Parajunkee at her awesome blog. 
  2. (Required) Follow the featured blogger of the week. (I'm a Book Shark)
  3. Put your blog name and URL in the Linky thing. 
  4. Grab the the button from Parajunkee's blog and place it in a post (so people can say hi in the comments!).
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just only a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs! Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI!"
  6. If someone comments and follows you, share the love! Follow them back ;)
  7. If you're new to the Follow Friday hop, comment and let Parajunkee know, so she can stop by and check out your blog! 
Q: In the Light of the Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer... let's talk about faeries. What is your favourite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fey?  

A: Ooh, I used to have this really big thing for faeries! I love both kinds: the tiny little fairies that are the size of half a pencil and flutter around on pixie wings, and the faeries that are (in most stories) sensitive to iron, mystically beautiful, and good at blending in easily with humans. 

For question one, my answer would definitely be The Beauty and the Beast. This story is an absolute fave of mine! It's just so sweet and romantic, with characters you can't help but adore. Not only the beautiful Belle and the self-depreciating Beast, but all the talking objects too! It's a cute & fun classic.

Answering the second question, I'd have to say that I love so many faery YA books like The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. But a series like The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare which explores a world with multiple supernatural creatures (vampires, werewolves, warlocks and the like) is fun to read too!

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Speaking of the awesome Julie Kagawa, she's having a really cool giveaway on her blog in celebration of Faery Day: a chance to win a signed copy of each of her books! *squee!* All you have to do is post your favourite faery quote somewhere via blog, twitter, facebook, etc. More info on her blog here

This is mine, taken from Julie's own first novel, The Iron King:  

"Oh, we're playing nice now? Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?"

Because I have a thing for hilarious boys, and Puck fits perfectly into that category. But I'm still Team Ash ;)

HAPPY FOLLOW FRIDAY & FAERY DAY!

-Mimi

19 comments:

  1. Hi, new follower! I really want to read The Iron Fey series, and I'm glad you like it! Happy Friday! Check out my Follow Friday post on my blog!

    Kristen @suchateenagebookworm.blogspot.com

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  2. New follower here. You have some great picks. I agree completely with you on all of them. Enjoy your Friday!

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  3. I am so happy with how much love The Iron Fey series is getting this week. Great post. Old follower. Just showing some FF love :-)

    http://thefablefairy.blogspot.com/2011/06/follow-friday-3.html

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  4. I too like beauty and the beast.

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  5. Gah! I love Beauty and the Best AND The Iron Fey series (it's probably one of my faves), TMI is great too!

    New follower (:

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  6. Aw I love your blog! And I picked Beauty and the Beast too! I still have to read the Iron Fey series though!

    heres mt FF @
    http://bookchewer-bookchewer.blogspot.com

    New follower, btw!

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  7. Hey there, I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your latest follower!

    If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre and have a look around!

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  8. Hi, I'm a new follower. I was stopping by your blog and I just fell in love with it right away. Nice background, and I love your reviews.

    Kassandra

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  9. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Beauty & the Beast is my favorite fairy tale too! I have to check out the Iron Fey series. I keep hearing great things about it. :)

    New follower!

    Jennie
    My Cute Bookshelf

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  10. I got the third book to the Soul Screamers series free from a publishing company. Also the same company gave all the uses the ebook short story for free from the same series. All you have to do is sign up and have your parents permission. Plus during christmas time they give free gives to all the users. And I even got a poster and book mark for this series since I was able to ask Rachel Vincent a question from them. All what is required to join is that you are a girl from the ages of 13 to 17. Here the link.

    https://www.harlequinteenpanel.com

    Trust me, you'll love it. I know I did. Anyway, they are about to have a giveaway soon. I am not sure what book though. Anyway just trying to be friendly. Bye.

    Anonymous

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  11. I love TMI, too! That and The Iron Fey are 2 of my favorite series ever! Thanks for swingin' by my blog today! I'm returning your follow, too. Can't wait to catch up on your posts! =)

    The Violet Hour

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  12. Hi Mimi!

    Thanks for stopping by and being so sweet. If I could I would give you an award (but I can't. Would you like some imaginary chocolate instead?)

    Hope you have a great weekend too!

    ♥ Trish

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  13. Thanks for that Kagawa link. I haven't read her books, but I'm curious to after seeing so many people list them among their favorites today.

    In any case... I'm just visiting from Parajunkee. I'm following you now.

    morsie reads

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  14. I love Beauty and the Beast! Definitely more now than I did when I was a kid. lol!

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  15. Oh Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites, too!

    I'm an old follower, just popping by to say hi! :D

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  16. Old follower here!:D I'm so glad you chose Beauty and the Beast too haha. If you asked me last time, I would say I preferred cute little fairies because they seem to be more innocent than the cunning, shifty faeries. But faeries do make YA fiction alot more interesting so it's a hard decision!

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  17. Hey Mimi, Another person with The Iron Fey, it seems to be a popular choice. I'm the only one who's never read them. Holly Blacks Modern Faerie Tales are Amazing, you should definitely read them. Happy FF!! Thanks for stopping by and following, I'm following back :)

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  18. Hopping through. I love the Mortal Instruments. I love how it has ever supernatural creature.
    My Hop

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