Friday 22 April 2011

Book Blogger Hop #9/Follow Friday # 6/Author Hop #2/TGIF #2

Book Blogger HopIf you find a book you love, do you hunt down books by the same author?
Yes, I often will. I just enjoyed The Regency Draculia trilogy by Colleen Gleason for example and so I plan to read her other vampire series in the future. Often the other books are just as good - I've only ever been let down once or twice!

What is on your current playlist right now?
Today I am listening to Wicked - OBC. The musical is currently showing here in Adelaide and I am tempted to go and see it, even though I already saw it twice in London. It's a fun show!
Do you write in logical order?
Yes, I always work from page one through to the end. Even if I have ideas for later in the book, I always work my way up to them. Sometimes that's hard if you have a great idea for the ending but don't know how to get there, but I also think it's motivating because you want to get past the block in order to get to that point in the story.

How do you feel about explicit language and/or sexual content in YA books?
Kids are exposed to such things at a much younger age these days. That doesn't mean I'd approve of high erotic, explicit content in a YA book, but I do think that the occasional use of a mainstream swear word or the inclusion of the idea of a sexual relationship between two consenting characters over the legal age should be allowed if it is needed in the context of the story.


  1. I wish I could be that methodical! I always have scraps of my story lying around the house. :)

  2. I LOVE "Wicked"! I went to see it on my 18th birthday. Amazing :)

  3. Hi-I am happy to be a new follower of your blog- The Reading Life. I hope you might be able to follow me back!--Mel u

  4. Hopping through. Have you read the book Wicked? It's even better than the musical.
    My Hop

  5. I love Wicked too! A lot of musical theater is on my playlist actually. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me whenever you get a chance.

  6. I am your newest follower, hope you have an amazing weekend!

    Crazy Book Slut

  7. I am your newest follower from FF, hope you have a good weekend and a nice Easter



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  9. Hopping by! I've been let down a few times as well, but often I find great authors I love by reading more than one book they've written.

    Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea

    Faith Filled Reading

  10. Explicit material thing I totally agree! It happens so often in movies and television why not in books! And I do that same thing, if I really love the book I'll go find more books by that author! I did that for Courtney Summers.. I'm glad I did!

  11. I agree that kids are exposed to a lot these days. But whether we choose to share it or hide it, it's still there.


  12. I'm a new follower! I'm listening to some Adele right now. I listen to a lot of show tunes too and love Wicked! It's great!

    Happy Blog Hop!

    P.S. Last day for our five HUGE giveaways!!!

    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

  13. I'm a bit more wary when it comes to reading multiple books by the same author. As for the explicit content issue, I agree with you. I think a bit is okay as long as it's done tastefully.

    I'm also having a big contest on my blog at the moment, so feel free to check it out!
    Have a great weekend!

  14. P.S --> Following via the hop!

  15. what a lovely blog! Stopping through by the Hop and now following, too :)

    I also tend to search for an author's previously written work after a really good read.

    Take care & happy reading,
    Ms. C

  16. I never hear any song that your said above.

    An old follower stopping by

    It's all about Books

  17. Second blog in a row that is listening to Wicked. If they do a full cast and sets you should go see it. I liked it better than the book. Newly following - hope you will drop by and follow back.Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  18. New follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost everything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

    And when I find an author I love, I have to not only hunt down everything they've ever written, I have to OWN it.

  19. Stopping by from the hop and to announce a giveaway on my blog.

    Stop by if you like.