July 8, 2010

Book Blogger Hop! July 9-12

I have been wanting to join the hope for a while, so yippee! Which is hosted by Crazy For Books, join here.
This week's question: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!

Gosh this is a tough one! I usually throw my favorite quote out there as an answer.
I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens. -Danielle (Ever After)
However this time I'll elaborate I bit by going over some important authors.

First up JK Rowling. After reading her Harry Potter books she made me realize that I could read books for more then just passing my English classes. It was fresh and a whole new world to experience, the realm of Fantasy. After my descent into Wizards and Witches land I couldn't bring myself to leave.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Kate Forsyth is another author that cemented the deal. Her unique writing style and the Irish like land captivated my heart. The dialogue was daring, how many authors can pull off old Irish (hope that's what you call it)? Book after book of entertainment: battles, love drama,  witches magic, and redemption. The idea of a land were Witches came across space and time to find sanctuary from persecution on earth fascinated me. Then when the reader comes in Witches are being hunted again, and now is the time to fight for freedom. Plus, the evil villain is a female!
The Witches of Eileanan (The Witches of Eileanan, #1)

Forsyth was the point of no return. Robin McKinley, Patrician C Wrede are also culprits in my descent into book addiction.
The Hero and the Crown
Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1)

Urban Fantasy addiction didn't hit until one faithful day I stumbled across I free read for Guilty Pleasures by Laura K. Hamilton. She fed my very unhealthy addiction for vampires and other terrors of the mind. Gritty and to the point with a kick ass heroine I had to have more fangs. Soon I was spiraling down even deeper. Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, Rachel Caine, and Rob Thurman.

Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1)
Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #1)
Ill Wind (Weather Warden, #1)

Nightlife (Cal Leandros, #1)
Clearly I can go on and on, but these are just some key authors that I would recommend to new and old readers.  I still firmly will not pick a favorite author(s).

Thanks for stopping by!


Rachel said...

Just stopping by via the hop to say hello! Great blog you have here!

And the plot thickens...

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Thanks Rachel, I'm quite proud of it!!

Chelle said...

I must be the last person on earth who hasn't read Harry Potter yet. Hopefully, before school starts... stopping by from the hop!

Lauren B said...

Just hopping by to say hi! I'm also a fantasy lover.

Christine said...


I´m stopping by from the blogger hop!

You´ve got sich an amazing blog, I really love your design!
It also seems we have quite a few books in common! I also love and blog about UF and PNR! I´m definetly following you now! :)

Hop by anytime if you want to!

Have a great weekend!


Kah Woei said...

Hopping in to say Hi! I love Harry Potter too but I haven't read any of the other authors you mentioned.

Larissa said...

Stopping by from the Hop!

Happy Friday! Happy Reading!

I'm a new follower =0)

Have a great weekend!

Welcome To Larissa's Bookish Life!

VampAngel said...

Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

I'm a follower.

I'll be hanging around awhile.

VampAngel's Dilemma: To Read or Not To Read It? That is The Question

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love Harry Potter too. :)

Alison said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower. I need to check out Patricia Briggs' books.

Jenny said...

Just popping in to say hi. I'm huge Briggs fan as well, Mercy is one of my favorite series. I look forward to following you!


Michelle Greathouse said...

Hi. Found your blog through the hop. :) I am here:


Have a wonderful weekend.


Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Chelle: Don't worry I've met other people who have yet to read the books. I'm not sure how you guys do it. I've read the first 4 books almost 20 times. I'm a nut!!

Luren B: Glad to meet another fantasy lover!

Christine: Thank you! Green is my favorite color and I've been meaning to do a new design! Thanks for the follow, hopefully I'll be seeing you around.

Love your blog lay out it's so mystical! We really do have a lot of reads in common.

Kah Woei: United by love for Harry! ^_- They're all pretty great reads, as my rants indicate.

Larissa: Thanks for the follow!Love your new header.

VampAngel: Thanks for the follow!!! I suppose I'll be seeing you around for a while! ^_-

Love your blog design, drove me batty!

Amy: United by Harry Potter love again!! No problem, your blog was great fun.

Alison: Yes, you can't miss the Mercy books, they're such fun!! Thanks for the follow.

Jenny: Wow! Thanks for the follow. I've been swinging by your blog quite frequently lately, very nice place!!

Michelle Greathouse: Love your great red blog! Thanks for stopping by.

Thank you, to all my new followers. You keep me going! ^_-

loves2read said...

I love your background!!! I found you on the hop and I will become a follower. If you have time come by my blog. Have a great weekend.

Tara (The Bodacious Pen) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog in the Hop! I'm with you, I LOVE Harry Potter! I can't believe it's been ten years since I've read the first book.

Anne said...

This is probably going to sound slightly creepy, but judging from what I've seen, you could almost be me! So excited to start following and getting new book suggestions =D

Blueicegal ♥ said...

you have some great picks there! have a lovely day and happy hopping!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

loves2read: Thanks it took me forever to find it!

You're blog was so cute!!

Tara: Glad to have stopped by, awesome blog! Wow! I don't think I could go that long without a refresher!!

Anne: Thanks for the follow. It's only creepy if you look like me. ^_- It's nice to see I have a book soul mate out there!! He-he!

Blueicegal: Thanks. Looking at it I wanted to add more, it's so hard choosing favorites!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Shera - Hello! I am hopping over from the hop. I am now a follower as I see some books here that I like and ones I want to read, along with new books for me. Have a great weekend!


Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Thanks for hopping over Melissa, thanks for the follow.

I see what you mean about the same taste! Loved your blog.

Julie J. said...

Thanks for stopping by <a href="http://molcotw.blogspot.com>My Own Little Corner of the World</a> earlier this evening! You have a great blog here! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan! :)

Julie J. said...

Thanks for stopping by <a href="http://molcotw.blogspot.com>My Own Little Corner of the World</a> earlier this evening! You have a great blog here! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan! :)

Julie J. said...

Thanks for stopping by <a href="http://molcotw.blogspot.com>My Own Little Corner of the World</a> earlier this evening! You have a great blog here! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan! :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Thanks! I enjoyed your bolg! Nice to see another Harry lover.

Julie J. said...

Thanks for stopping by <a href="http://molcotw.blogspot.com>My Own Little Corner of the World</a> earlier this evening! You have a great blog here! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan! :)

pussreboots said...

I'm visiting via the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Happy Friday. Pussreboots.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Thanks Pussreboots! Happy weekend!

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

I really enjoy urban fantasy, but apart from a couple series I have just scraped the surface of the adult side of the genre. Unfortunately it's a great example of "too little time, too little money" XD

Of the ones I have read that you've mentioned this post, great picks. :) I'm really enjoying the Harrison books esp.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Harrison is definitely one of the best the genre has to offer!!

I'm going to be joining the "too little time, too little money" side of things as well. -_-

Thanks for stopping by.

amandawk said...

Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Thanks for hopping in. Your blog was really cute!

Lisa R said...

Hello, found you at the hop. Just stopped by for a look see.
I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new. I am now following you.
I have a contest going on at http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-contest-100-followers-birthday.html Hope you will stop by.
This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 2.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Hi! It is a marvelous thing, I've found so many new blogs!!

Glad to have you as a follower, and I'll definitely be stopping by!