Blogger Hop (4) & Follow Friday (2)

Woo hoo! It's that time again. I really ought to not be so excited about surfing through other people's virtual stuff, but I am. The topic of discussion for this week's Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Crazy For Books) is:
Book Blogger Hop
"What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"
Oooooh yeah. This is really a toughie(!!!!) because 2011 is going to be a great year for book releases, and there are already quite few that I'm salivating over. But to choose one I'll have to go with the sequel to Meljean Brook's The Iron Duke...which I believe is tentatively titled Heart of Steel and will feature one of the characters introduce in the first book. The first book completely took me by surprise, most especially due to the imaginative world building and epic adventure. I can't wait to go back to the Iron Seas world. ^_^

Now, for this week's Follow Friday (the host of which is none other than the fabulous Parajunkee), the topic is:
What is/was your favorite subject in school?
As a youngling (say, during K-12), I was always absolutely fascinated by biology. At one point I'd thought, "I want to be an oceanographer!" (even though I have a fear of the vast, deep space of the open seas...but that's a whole other story). In college, I started out with the intention of studying biology, and then fell into linguistics when I had to take an intro Ling. course for a requirement. Well, I was freaking hooked. Call me naive but I had no idea there was a study of the concept of language. Well, that quickly became a favorite subject. It's so fascinating to consider the ways in which humankind develops communication...both conciously and subconsciously; over vast periods of time or within years; at a young age or in adulthood. I could go on all day! ^_^

So there you have it! I hope you're enjoying your own blog surfing, and look forward to crossing virtual paths!


  1. I can't wait for The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa! Come and visit me at It's Time to Read!

  2. I agree this year is going to be an awesome year for books. I had a tough choice choosing one book after seeing this question. I haven't heard of the Iron Seas series I'll have to check it out.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I'm your newest follower :)
    Linguistics is a really interesting subject,though i never had the chance to study it myself.

  4. Linguistics is fascinating. Thanks for stopping, following back.

  5. New followers here!! My favorite subject was biology too! Yippee!! Well, have a great weekend and stop by and visit us!

  6. That sounds like a series I need to check out, thanks for the recommendation! I'm a new follower. Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! Not only did my college have the Jane Austen course, but also ones devoted to Charles Dickens and one for the Bronte Sisters. Those two classes were wonderful too and I loved being immersed in those writer's works.

    I'm now following you too.

  8. I've heard good things about THE IRON DUKE. Must seek it out.

    Have a good weekend!

  9. Hi! I'm a new follower and new to follow Friday.

    My favorite subject was history. I know some people get bored of it, but I was always fascinated by past events, especially because you can learn so much from them.


  10. Hey! I'm a new follower! Check me out at

  11. I'm now your newest follower .. thanks again for visiting me!

  12. I wish Language Arts was that cool! No, it's just another name for English. Thanks for stopping by. :)

    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

  13. New follower here! I love the study of languages too. Always has been my favorite.

    Can't wait for Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook either! Loved The Iron Duke


  14. I need to read The Iron Duke yet but its on my to read list. Stopping by to wish you a happy weekend.
    My FF and Blog hops

  15. It looks like you have a wonderful head on your shoulders.

    I recently picked up the Iron Duke :) I'm happy to see that you liked it that much! Steampunkery just rocks!

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

    Mad Scientist
    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
    Forbidden Steam  Adult- even the Mad Scientist gets naughty!

  16. Thanks for the follow! I'm returning the favor. I haven't tried Steampunk yet, but according to these comments, The Iron Duke sounds like a great read. Adding it to my TBR, thanks for the recommendation!

  17. OOh very cool, I am also fascinated by languages! Thanks for the awesome compliments :) I look forward to being bloggy friends with you!!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I am returning the follow and can't wait to read more on your blog...jenna

  19. I love world-building and epic - I must check out the series!

  20. Hey there! Linguistics has always been something I was moderately interested in, but I've never had a chance to take a class in it. It sounds really cool, though.

    Also, is it just me, or are there a LOT of books around with the word "Iron" in the title these days?

  21. Thanks for stopping by! I was never good at biology - and knowing what was going on inside my body always grossed me out. lol.

    Talk soon!

  22. Just stopping by for the hop!! Thanks for visiting my place!! I hope that you are having a great weekend so far!!

  23. Following back! Kewl stuff! Biology, loved. Marine Bio stank. *grins* Linguistics, amazing. History and chem did have some influences on my reading. I know that I could adapt to steampunk rather quickly. XD And I'm *crazy* for historical accuracies in my books...well, some. Sometimes I just don't care how accurate unless it's too bizarrely out there...*grins*

    Have a great Sat!

  24. Hey there!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower!

    I too loved The Iron was a great novel! I'm sure the next one will be just as great!

    Happy Blog Hop!

    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

  25. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my place. I'm a new follower as well.

  26. Linguistics, I don't know very much about that. Sounds very interesting.

    New follower!

  27. Hi There!
    Thanks for the visit! I'm with you on the huge number of great new releases coming this year!! Going to be an exciting year I hope! Hope you have a great reading weekend!

    Barb at Sugarbeat's Books


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