Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thrill Week Blog Hop

1)    My name is Paula and I've been blogging for several years now, having a blog exclusively for books, since 2010

2)   What has been your top 3 reads this year?  Link your reviews

Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver

Snake Skin by C.J. Lyons

Defending Jacob by William Landay

3)      What are you currently reading during Thrill Week?

Well, right now I'm reading a paranormal romance, since that is one of my other favorite genres :)

4)      Do you have an all time favourite cover in the genres above?

To be honest I don't.  I don't always pay attention to covers, though Cody McFadyen's Smoky Barrett series are nice.

5)      What debut author(s) or new to you author(s) have you read within the last 12 months that have impressed you?

I liked C.J. Lyons very much, and William Landay's Defending Jacob was great.

6)      Favorite trilogy or series you recommend to others to read in the genres above?

Oh hands down it's got to be the Heartsick Series by Chelsea Cain.  That Gretchen is just so bad, and the characters in the book are all really great.

7)    What popular author(s) have you NOT read but is on your Wishlist?

Oh gosh, there are quite a few, but the top ones are Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag and Greg Isles. I haven't read any of them yet, and I have two of Lisa's right on my bookshelf.

8)      Other than blogs, share with us what other tools you use or subscribe to in order to keep up with the latest news on authors, new releases, book tours, etc? 
I go on Amazon a lot and see what they've got up, and I look in the news on Sunday to see what's on the best seller's list.  Word of mouth is always the best though.

9)     What current book is hyped among the blogosphere that you want to read or are not interested in?  Why or why not or link your review if you have read it.

I really want to read Gone Girl, I know some just couldn't get into it but I want to give it a go.

10)   What is most important in these genres to you?  Plot, characters, location, dialogue, red herrings, narrator or what mix of them?

Most important for me is plot.  If I'm not grabbed that book is going bye bye.  It has to be engaging and I need to be on the edge of my seat flipping those pages. Next would be character, I can coast with a so so character if the plot is awesome, but if the character really rots boy it's tough.

11)   Recommend a book made into movie you thought both were good?  

I have to say, James Patterson's Alex Cross novels Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider that Morgan Freeman starred in were great as were the books, and I can't wait to see how Tyler Perry does as well.

12)   Recommend a book you would like to discuss with others and possibly the author?  Note – I will do a poll with participant’s choices at the end of Thrill Week and then we can agree on a date for Q&A.  I will try and arrange the chosen author to participate.

Oh my gosh, I have no idea!  There are so many great ones how could I choose?  

Thank you for participating in Thrill Week II. 

This is a great idea, and on Friday, I have Chelsea Cain author of the wonderfully viscous Heartsick series visiting to talk with me and I hope you stop by and see what she has to say!


  1. I'm going to check out the Heart sick series and will be back on Friday! You may be interested in the Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle since you enjoy paranormal reads. It's one of my guilty pleasures.

    1. Thanks! PNR is my absolute guilty pleasure with Black Dagger reallly being the cake taker on this for me. My tbr is growing to insane proportions ; )

  2. Hi Paula: It's been a while!!! Hope all is well. Wish Julie was still blogging. I still haven't stepped out of my comfort zone with all the new PNR/UF books. Maybe some day!! Today has been fun visiting blogs with similar tastes, but then it isn't very good for my tbr list, because so many books have been added lol.

    1. It has been, I miss Julie too, I hope she's doing ok. Out of the comfort zone is a good thing ;)

      No joke my tbr has a life of its own!

  3. Gretchen, Gretchen...... lol, I look forward to Friday babe.

    Defending Jacob I have seen but didn't really take notice, obviously I need to, did I miss your review also, sheeesh, will go to now.

    Those movies were amazing way back in the day, they are on my TBR list.

    Thanks for participating Paula, glad you could this year.

    I look forward to see what you think about Gone Girl because if you don't your vent will be hilarious ;-)

    1. I am too Marce, I kept my mouth shut till I knew I had the golden egg ;) That just takes the cake for me!

      Defending Jacob was really good, and I heard it's going to be a movie too.

      Get to Gretchen woman, you won't be disappointed!

  4. Oh, I so want to read Chelsea Cain! I even bookmooched the first book but *still* haven't got around to it. Nice to meet you!

    1. As I told Marce, get to it, Gretchen is great! Thanks for coming by, nice to meet you too.

  5. I’m glad I dropped by from thrill week blog hop. I am your newest follower.
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  6. Good to know you!

    Here are my answers to the questionnaire!!

  7. Hi, I'm stopping by to celebrate Thrill Week ll.

    All three of your top picks sound great. I enjoyed the Alex Cross movies as well

    I am looking forward to reading your reviews this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    1. Patterson is always a good read for me, his short chapters make the book fly.

  8. I am sure I commented but woke with a headache and now I seriously can't remember :-(

    I must get on the Jefferey D bangwagon, it is a must before the year is out.

    I think I need to read the next in CCain's series too, she is up to 4 now right, look forward to Fri.

    I keep seeing Defending Jacob,I need to add to Wishlist.

    Thanks for participating Paula.

    1. Chelsea is actually up to 5 now with her newest. You did comment, I just didn't get the comments up till now ;)

      I want to read more of Deaver, I thought her wrote really well.

      This is just awesome Marce, great idea lady!

  9. Gone Girl was on my list too as a hyped book that I want to read.

    Carol's Notebook


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