Friday, October 2, 2015

Blog Friends Forever Blog Hop


Hello everyone! I am participating in the Blog Friends Forever Tour hosted by Fiction Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast!

Check out the full schedule and other blog hop information at
Fiction Fare ---> Here!
and
Swoony Boys Podcast ---> Here!

The topic I chose is Top Ten Favorite YA Bloggers! At this point in my blogging career, a lot of these people are on here because of knowing them through twitter. I haven't blog hopped as extensively as I'd like to say I have because I only just recently got internet at my house to make it easier to look at everyone's blogs! So basically here is my list of my favorite people who are YA bloggers.

1. Alyssa from Eater of Books!

Alyssa is fantastic for SOOO many reasons! First and very importantly, she helped me out with my hoard collection of Alexandra Bracken books by trading me an ARC copy of Never Fade! She is also basically my most dedicated (as far as I know) blog reader! She comments on most of my posts and it makes me feel like I'm not talking to myself on the internet and I appreciate that SO MUCH! She also posts TONS of fantastic and helpful reviews on her blog! She has review writing down to a SCIENCE! So basically, if you for any reason have not checked out her blog, you better hop to that right about now. Go on.


2. Brittany from Brittany's Book Rambles!

I really like Brittany. She always talks to me during twitter chats and that makes me feel cool, like I've finally accomplished actually socializing and not just lurking on the internet. I really like the way that she lays out her reviews and just generally I like her reviews! She also is a fan of Legend of Zelda so that automatically makes me a fan of her.



3. Sarah from The Reading Petal!

Sarah has probably the prettiest blog ever! If you want to go check out a blog that is pleasing to the eyes, check hers out. She is also a fan of Nintendo, which makes her totally awesome! I like all the tags she does on her blog because then I can do them as well for something fun to post! Also, she commiserated with me on twitter when I was dealing with my accidental, horrible dye job on my hair.


4. Nori from ReadWriteLove28!

Nori is like a super blogger! I have found tons of helpful posts on her blog for newbies in the book blogging business! I just participated in her Book Blogger Creativity Project to create a new blog feature! My group came up with Reading Rendezvous! She also has like a million other projects that she does and she's basically just like a blogging super hero, I think.


5. Rachel from A Perfection Called Books!

I love checking out Rachel's blog! If you check out her blog, you will probably never run out of suggestions for books to read because she somehow manages to mention ALL THE BOOKS! Anyway, she also has some posts on her blog that I have found super helpful as a beginner in blogging. Her enthusiasm for books is just generally infectious and her blog is pretty to look at as well!


6. Alexandra from Literary Legionnaire!

Alexandra is someone who I have started having nice chats with during twitter chats! She also likes Legend of Zelda so that also makes her awesome! She has a nice blog!


7. Mariam from Flying Through Fiction!

Mariam is my new blogger penpal! I don't think that a more perfect match could have been made! We both absolutely LOVE The Darkest Minds trilogy and just Alex Bracken in general! So obviously I think she's fantastic. Her blog is nice to look at!


8. Faith from Faith's Bookspiration!

Faith was my 100th twitter follower. And she is another one who will chat with me during twitter chats and I like that! I also really like her blog! She has a lovely instagram account that is very pretty to look at as well (@bookspiration_)!


9. Isha from Two Sisters Bloggin'!

She has a lovely blog and she herself is lovely. She chats with me on twitter from time to time and she told me that my review of Wolf by Wolf made her excited for the book and that made me feel REALLY good about myself. Also she has an instagram account full of eye pleasing pictures (@perksofisha).


10. Gabi from Booksablog!

I wasn't really sure who else to put for this, but she hosts a couple twitter chats that are fun to participate in and she just seems really enthusiastic about things. So that's my bonus blogger for this post.


You should also check out these other fantastic posts for today's stop!

Blog Besties by Eli to the Nth!
Favorite Newbies by ReadWriteLove28!
Top Bookstagrammers by Once Upon A Twilight!

Now for a giveaway or two!!

Here is the rafflecopter for my personal giveaway for this blog hop! Pick out any book published in the month of October and I will order you a copy! Woo!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And here is the group giveaway!! There will be three winner for this one! There will be a $75, $50, and $25 gift card given for the winner's choice of book retailer!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

36 comments:

  1. The amazing girls from Once upon a twilight and MeDareadalot! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. You are SO welcome! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. This was such a nice post! I love when bloggers give shoutouts to other bloggers. I also really like the heart graphics between each one. :)

    I have to agree, Sarah is one awesome blogger. Her design and graphics keep getting better. She is definitely at the top of my favorites list.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Cyra!

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    1. I loved doing this post, giving my random shootouts! I put a LOT of work into this post! I wish my blog was just half as pretty as Sarah's! D: Haha! And you are so welcome for the giveaway! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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    2. I can tell! The hard work paid off. :D

      Speaking of pretty, I love your new design. (I'm not sure how new it is - I've been a blog slacker lately, haha.) The title font is great. I like interesting fonts, but it's nice when they're actually readable. :P

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    3. Thank you! I guess, I feel like the design has been around for awhile, but really, my blog has only been around for 4 months so it is still fairly new! I really like the font too! And I love that it is still readable even though it's so script-y!

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    4. Really? I could have sworn you had a different design when I first started following your blog! XD

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    5. Oh, I'm sorry, yes I did have a different design for a little while! It was just so long ago! Sorry for the confusion, I've mostly been responding to comments at night so my brain is OFF!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I have to many favorite bloggers to name! :)

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    1. You're so welcome! And that's great to hear that you have so many favorites!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I kinda still new to the blogging community just started following some this week. So no favorite yet!

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    1. I just started blogging in June so I'm still fairly new myself! Good luck in all of your blogging adventures!! :)

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    1. That's great that there are so many amazing bloggers out there that you can't pick just one! :)

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  6. You are amaaaazing! I am so behind on comments so I'm now seeing this but OMG!!!! There's me! You are the sweetest! Seriously, it's an honor to have met you, and I'm glad we traded and met! Mwa! <3

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad that we met too! You're the sweetest and I hope that we're blog friends FOREVER! :)

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  7. There are so I could never pick just one. I did a top ten list this week and it wasn't exactly my ten favorite YA bloggers but rather 10 of my favorite YA bloggers becasue I have so many favs!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I will have to check out your list so I can find some new favorites! :)

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  8. I have a couple of go to bloggers:
    The Book Smugglers (http://thebooksmugglers.com/)
    Clear Eyes, Full Shelves (http://cleareyesfullshelves.com/)
    Stacked (http://www.stackedbooks.org/)
    No BS Book Reviews (http://nobsbookreviews.com/)
    The Broke and the Bookish (http://www.brokeandbookish.com/)

    I could list so many more, but these are my top for sure! Thanks for the giveaway, and I've added you to my book blog feed so I can make sure to catch your posts! Happy Blog Friends Forever Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I will definitely check out your go to bloggers! And thank you for adding me to your feed! I will be sure to check out your posts as well! :)

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  9. I have too many to just pick one.They are all awesome!

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    1. They are all awesome! Thanks for commenting!

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  10. I've always loved Fic Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast. I think I've followed them for years. Thank you so very much!

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  11. Oh my gosh, I have SO MANY. Obviously Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight, Val @ The Innocent Smiley, and Amber @ YA Indulgences. I also love Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure and Cait @ Paper Fury. Oh, and I adore both Nori and Rachel too! You sure have some wonderful bloggers on this list. Great post and thank you for the giveaway. :)

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    1. I have checked out a few of those, but I will have to check out the rest! There's so many wonderful bloggers out there! You're so welcome for the giveaway! Best of luck to you! :)

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  12. My favourite is Lost in Lit with Lisa and Becca

    Megan @ reading away the days

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I will have to check out their blog! :)

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  13. Aww this is SO sweet of you! I've been going through a bit of a blogging slump lately (mostly due to school and some other things...), but thank you so much for reminding me why I love blogging! I want to mention and spread the awareness for ALL the books. I'm so glad my excitement catches!! YAY I'm so glad my posts are helpful, if you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. I'll make a post and respond personally :)

    xoxo

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    I knew Alexandra (or Xanie as I call her) from before blogging, and she's such a sweetie! Nori is a big ball of energy and organization and creativity, she totally rocks. Lyss is such a smarticle, I have no idea how she has time for blogging AND school.

    Lovely post! <3

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    1. I hope that you come out of your blogging slump! Your blog is so fun to look at! But school definitely comes first! You're so sweet, if I ever have any questions, I will definitely ask! I don't know how Alyssa does it all either, but she pretty much is awesome and I hope she never stops! Thanks so much for commenting and visiting! It means a lot! :)

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  14. I love reading Cait's blog- Paper Fury!

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  15. There were so many good book releases this month, I can't possibly pick one! :O Thanks so much for the giveaway. Also, I just discovered your blog. Absolutely beautiful! x

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    1. Thank you so much! There were a lot of awesome book releases this past month! I think that I would have picked either The Rose Society or A Madness So Discreet! Those are my two books from October that I NEED to get my hands on!

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