Book Blogger Hop: 7/9-7/12

July 9, 2010

For this week’s Book Blogger Hop, the hoppers are asked to talk about their favorite authors. I have a few favorite authors who all continuously inspire me with their stories, their words, and their ability to make fictional people/worlds real. So, I guess I’ll talk a little bit about the author whose books made me want to be an author–Stephenie Meyer.

I know, I know. A lot of people hate Twilight, but for me, the series means a lot. I’ve said all of this before, but bear with me. 🙂 When I first read Twilight, I was enthralled by the story and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I will admit that Ms. Meyer’s writing may not be “the best”, but I enjoyed her vivid descriptions and the way her words left an impression on me. Twilight inspired me to start writing, to start creating my own worlds and characters who live in my head and on paper. Four manuscripts later, I’m still in love with Twilight and inspired by Ms. Meyer.


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  • Reply Kelsey July 9, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Stopped by from the Hop!

  • Reply Blueicegal ♥ July 9, 2010 at 12:56 am

    i used to love twilight i now like twilight, im glad your still such a lover i wish i was, happy hopping DJ 🙂

  • Reply Alison July 9, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Happy hopping! I’m already a follower. Stephenie is one of my top 3. I love Twilight despite all the haters.

  • Reply Rachel July 9, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Just stopping by via the hop to say hello! I quite enjoyed the Twilight novels when I read them. I must admit, I didn’t enjoy the first movie, haven’t bothered with the rest and am so over the hype.. but I still think of Twilight as a few weeks well spent 🙂

    And the plot thickens…

  • Reply Danielle July 9, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Hello! I’m just ‘hopping’ in. I love your blog. I’m also a fan of Stephenie Meyer. Twilight is what got me reading again. Her character just stick with me. I have a special place in my heart for all of them and I always will.

    I’m a new follower

    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Morgan July 9, 2010 at 2:42 am

    I love this meme and am looking forward to reading your future posts!

  • Reply amandawk July 9, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Stopping by from the hop. I agree that Twilight is not the best written book, but she has a way of drawing the reader in and keeping you interested. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Larissa July 9, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Stopping by from the Hop!

    Happy Friday! Happy Reading!

    I’m already a follower =0)

    Have a great weekend!

    Welcome To Larissa’s Bookish Life!

  • Reply Missy July 9, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I definitely agree that Twilight wasn’t the “best written” series, and Meyer’s overuse of chagrin could grate my nerves at times, but these books definitely had a way of keeping you enthralled and thinking about the story even when you weren’t reading. Twilight got my husband into reading again. I don’t think it should matter that it’s not the best written, it entangles you in ways that more scholarly, well written books cannot.

    New follower, by the way. LOVE your blog!

    Missy @ Missy’s Reads & Reviews

  • Reply Jeremy West July 9, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Just swinging by to say hello!

  • Reply pussreboots July 9, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I’m hopping by. Happy Friday. Pussreboots.

  • Reply VampAngel July 9, 2010 at 8:15 am

    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

  • Reply loves2read July 9, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I came by from the hop. I love twilight too.
    Stop by my blog if you can. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Janet Johnson July 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Found you at the hop! Congrats on the award. 🙂

  • Reply Jo July 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Hopping on by —- I think it’s interesting that Stephenie Meyer had such an influence on you — I think she’s got some great stories! 🙂

  • Reply Jen the bibliophile July 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Just hopping in from the hop. I know what you mean about Stephenie Meyer. People always ask me what my favorite books are and hers are always in the mix. Her novels drive me to this little place of quiet where all that exists are sparkly vampires and Forks. I don’ know what it is, but they comfort me and calm me and I usually read them when I need to be comforted. I know that sounds a bit odd, but to each his own right?! I’ll be following so I can see whats next!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  • Reply Euphoria13 July 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Found you on the Hop!

    Lovely Blog! 🙂

    New follower!

  • Reply Beverly July 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Just hopping by the hop and the follow! Stop by The Wormhole and see what I have been reading! Have a great weekend and Happy reading!

  • Reply YA Book Lover July 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    New follower from the Hop. I love S. Meyers. I have heard many people say that twilight has no plot, but if it doesn’t then why on earth did it ever get published? I agree, she is not amazing or anything, but her stories stick with you and she writes about love in a way that makes you fall in love as well.
    I look forward to following your blog. I think you are the only guy whose blog I am following. haha.

  • Reply Shari July 10, 2010 at 12:43 am

    I really liked Twilight. I haven’t enjoyed the movies like I did the books though, a little too cheesy:) Now following and looking forward to finding more books in common with you. Shari over at myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

  • Reply Manga Maniac July 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Hi, I’m dropping in for the blog hop. I’m a new follower, too!

    I haven’t read the Twilight saga yet, but I have the first book is in my TBR pile. I just have to find the time to sit down and read it.

    If you have time, stop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

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