Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (2)

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's Follow Friday! Hosted by the always amazing Parajunkee's View, this is a chance to meet new blogger friends and grow our networks.

This week's question is "What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone's book blog?"

Starting this blog has really plugged me in to the book industry in a big way and I have found so many books that I otherwise would never of heard of thanks to book blogs. This is especially true for debut authors, and reading someone's first book is fun for me. I love how bloggers generate excitement for new authors and how much those authors tend to interact with bloggers. So cool!

One book that I heard about through the blogosphere and am just dying to read is XVI by Julia Karr. It just came out yesterday and looks so good. I think besides being a compelling story it will deal with some important issues around the sexualization of young girls. I can't wait to read it!

Be sure to check out this week's featured blogger Stalking the Bookshelves and the rest of the participants.

Book Blogger Hop

Hosted by Crazy For Books, this blog hop is all about connecting with our fellow bloggers. Each week we discuss a book-related question and hop around to other blogs to see their answers.

This week's question is "What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"

A big one for me was Animal Farm by George Orwell. When I first read it, I was in 8th grade, and it affected me in profound ways. It's full of tension, conflict, and sorrow. Taken at face value, it's a story about animals, and even then it can be heartwrenching. Add in the allegory of Communism and it becomes so much more powerful. This was the first time I remember really understanding that a story can be so much deeper than you first assume and that words have power. It's still one of my favorite books.

Keep hopping and following and I hope to see you again soon!


Melissa said...

Happy Friday, Logan!

You know, pretty much everything I read is a rec. from another blogger, so I don't think I could pinpoint just one!

Khadija said...

Happy Follow Friday! I'm your newest follower!

Really looking forward to your future posts :)

Be sure to check out my blog if you get a chance:

Emma said...

Happy Friday, Logan! I love the excitement that WE generate too. :) It makes me realize how amazing this whole community and experience is.

Also, thanks for all the support with LB and his paramedic stuff!

Emma @ girl loves books

Small Review said...

I know what you mean! Entering blogging has quadrupled my TBR. :P

I think Animal Farm is a great pick. I think that was one of the first books I read too where the plot had one straight forward understanding and then another, hidden, message.

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine

Logan E. Turner said...

@Melissa - I know! I had a hard time with that question. Almost every book I plan to read this year came from a blog rec.

@Khadija - Welcome! You've got a great blog!

@Emma - Yes, emphasis on WE! ;)

@Small Review - I don't know how I'm going to ever read all of these, but I'm going to die trying. LOL

@Tribute Books - Thanks for stopping by!

Jemima Valentino said...

Wow, Animal Farm! I haven't read that for years. Perhaps it's time I dug it out again.

Happy Friday, I'm your newest follower!

Gaming Gabby said...

Hey! I'm a new follower. Nice to meet you. :)
Gaming Gabby's Blog

Jo said...

Stopping by from the Hop! I have to say, I read Animal Farm only once, but I really like 1984 by Orwell (completely wore out my original old paperback). :)

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower!!!

Emma Michaels

I Eat Words said...

Excellent post! 16 looks fantastic!! :)

Logan E. Turner said...

Thanks Jemima, Gabby, Jo, Emma and I Eat Words for stopping by and saying hello. Hope to see you around again!

Shannon@BooksDevoured said...

Thanks for following! I am following you back. Glad you like the Rookie Book Blogger Journey story. They have been some of my favorite things to write. Was so embarrassing but totally funny. I liked your review of Delirium. I just finished that book and I LOVED it to pieces!

Stephanie said...

I am stopping by from the hop and am a new follower. I think everything I read influences me in some small way which is one of the reasons I read.

Have a great weekend!

brandileigh2003 said...

My answer (from FF)-- My current read: Amber Frost, I found at Bitten by Books
I am hopping by from Follow Friday. I’m following you and would love it if you follow me back! Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Rachel Searles said...

I love how many more books I am exposed to through bloggers! There is so much good YA being published and it's a treat to read the advance reviews and have something to look forward to :)

I Eat Words said...

I can't wait to read XVI either! Thanks for the follow! We are following, as well. :)

TwoBibliomaniacs said...

Stopping by from the hop. I'm a new follower!Great choice with Animal Farm. I read it for the first time last year and loved it. Have a great weekend.

Howard Sherman said...

This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why –

Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

Howard A. Sherman

bibliophile brouhaha said...

Here, here on XVI - I can't WAIT to read that one. This is my first time here - great blog and new follow!

Also, be sure to check out my giveway for Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar - it's open to U.S. and Canada. Raw Blue can't be bought here in the States, so it's a great giveaway!

-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

A. Knight said...

Hi, Logan!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
+ New follower here!

I know what you mean about XVI. It looks so deliciously good. Hope I get to see for myself soon.

And I've never read Animal Farm, but I love this line "a story can be so much deeper than you first assume and that words have power". How true that is...

Asher K.

pussreboots said...

Animal Farm always makes me think of the bus I was on when I read it. I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

Charli Mac said...

HOLA! I found you on Saturday cruising the blogosphere. My critique partner and I have a blog where we blabber on about on journey to publication. I love blogging almost as much as writing. It's great to meet fellow aspiring scribes. Please stop on by.

Alison said...

Hopping through. New follower!
I'm really interested in reading XVI too.
Happy weekend!
My Hop

Elizabeth said...

I remember Animal Farm...

Stopping by from the hop...

Find my answer at:


Logan E. Turner said...

Thank you everyone who stopped by during the hop!

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