Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (4)

Thursday, January 27, 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 is/was your favorite subject in school?"

Is it a cop-out to say English? I had a phenomenal English teacher my senior year of high school, and she inspired me in so many ways. I learned everything I needed to know about college writing from her, which helped me breeze through my required English 100 course freshman year. Her entire room was decorated with aluminum foil on the walls, which she then covered with words in permanent marker. Line by line, they marched alphabetically around the room, over and over, mixed in with William Wordsworth quotes. She lit candles and waved wands and made us laugh, but more than anything she passed along her passion for words and showed us what to do with them.

Did you have any teachers who inspired you?

Be sure to check out this week's featured blogger Mission to Read 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 are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011? Why are you anticipating that book?

I'm a sucker for a dystopian thriller, and the synopsis of this book sounds like it will contain everything I love about the genre. Veronica Roth also happens to live in Chicago and write a super cool and entertaining blog, so she gets bonus points. I am really looking forward to this book, but it doesn't release until May 3rd!!! :(

All you new followers: I have a giveaway for a copy of XVI by Julia Karr to celebrate reaching 100+ followers last week! You have until Sunday at 11:59PM to enter!


Alyson said...

She sounds like an incredible woman! My current English teacher is a tremendous inspiration to me...he's a successful published novelist and is addicted to Plus, he's my ally in the publishing process--what more could I ask for?

AngelicNytmare said...

Sounds like an awesome teacher.
have a good weekend!

Rie Conley said...

Thanks for the follow!

English is awesome and a close 2nd to History, and that teacher seems amazing. My favorite teachers in high school were the English teachers as most were amazing. Plus all History teachers in high school seem to be coaches.

Mad Scientist said...

I'm sorry I must say this, wait I'm not, but that sounds like one amazing teacher even if she wasn't a science one!

Hopping by :) Old happy follower tis I.

Oh, a Steampunkery Guest post would be awesome. I'll get in touch.

There is still time to enter my Steampunkery Giveaway!!!

Mad Scientist
Steampunkery & Book Reviews
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BLHmistress said...

HI, a teacher good question I would say my History teacher, she made it so fun to learn and was so easy to talk to -hence my love for History.

Book I am looking forward to is Lover Unleashed by JR Ward.

My FF and Blog hops

Stephanie said...

I went to a tiny private school for high school and I got to know the majority of the teachers there very well, but I have to say my sophomore Religion teacher was the most inspiring. He had so much enthusiasm, always motivational, and he such a genuinely good person. Thanks for asking this question because now I'm feeling the need to get in touch with him, haha.

AND, YES, DIVERGENT! I'm so insanely jealous of the people who have snagged an ARC.

Have a great weekend!

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I'm loving all this dystopian that's coming out this year (and last!) it's definitely a genre I'm loving to read. Haven't heard of this one - might have to check it out!

Check out my Hop this week!

Mia said...

Hi, Logan! She seems like an interesting teacher! I also look up to my English teacher back when I was in highschool :)

Check out mine! :)

The Book Angel said...

Hopping by via the Hop! : )
Divergent is a very, VERY popular book this year! I actually also want to read it. I had a hard time narrowing down my massive book list to pick just one, so I got it down to 2 lol.

My Hop is here:

Rachel Searles said...

Same here--my senior English teacher. She was *tough* and her class was so hard, but when I graduated it was like I had completed boot camp, and when I got to college I felt like I could write essays blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back :)

Emma said...

Hey Logan! Great FF post! I had some great teachers, but I also thought that so much of the material in English classes were what kept me into it :) I love Shakespeare! Good Lord, I don't know what made me such a nerd!

Emma @ girl loves books

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine

Euphoria13 said...

Hi there! Interesting pick for your anticipated 2011 release!

I'm stopping by from the blog hop!

I'm a new follower!

Happy Reading!

- Mevurah

Howard Sherman said...

The book I’m most expecting in 2011 is by an author I crossed off my “Favorite author” list.

He’s back on that list now.

Who’s the author? Raymond Feist? What’s the book? A Kindgom Besieged.

Hop on over to my website to read all about it –

Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
Get Inside a Story

MANDY said...

Hi there! New follower from the hop here. The book I am looking forward to doesn't come out for another 2 years! Come and read my post at

Izzy said...

Your English teacher seems like she was an amazing woman! I've had some awesome English teachers as well, although right now I can't decide if I liked my math or lit class better.

And Divergent is on my to-read list as well! Dystopians are among my favorite genres - I've only come across a few that I didn't like, and most were just amazing.

(PS: I'm a new follower!)

Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

Carrie said...

Ooooo Divergent looks good! I am really looking forward to the new Cassandra Clare and Holly Black books. Have a great weekend!

Susan (Reading World) said...

Stopping by from the hop. My daughter has a great English teacher this year, and I love watching her enthusiasm as she talks about things he says.

Dana Alma said...

Hey Logan, just stopping by on the hop and follow. No, it's not a cop-out, English rocks. History is sexy!!
Happy Reading!!!
See ya!
Readaholics Anonymous

Lu said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

Already following :)


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