Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (4)

It’s Follow Friday! Hosted by the always amazing Parajunkee’s View, this is a chance to meet new blogger friends and grow our networks.

This week’s question is “What is/was your favorite subject in school?”

Is it a cop-out to say English? I had a phenomenal English teacher my senior year of high school, and she inspired me in so many ways. I learned everything I needed to know about college writing from her, which helped me breeze through my required English 100 course freshman year. Her entire room was decorated with aluminum foil on the walls, which she then covered with words in permanent marker. Line by line, they marched alphabetically around the room, over and over, mixed in with William Wordsworth quotes. She lit candles and waved wands and made us laugh, but more than anything she passed along her passion for words and showed us what to do with them.

Did you have any teachers who inspired you?

Be sure to check out this week’s featured blogger Mission to Read and the rest of the participants.

Book Blogger Hop

Hosted by Crazy For Books, this blog hop is all about connecting with our fellow bloggers. Each week we discuss a book-related question and hop around to other blogs to see their answers.

This week’s question is What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011? Why are you anticipating that book?

I’m a sucker for a dystopian thriller, and the synopsis of this book sounds like it will contain everything I love about the genre. Veronica Roth also happens to live in Chicago and write a super cool and entertaining blog, so she gets bonus points. I am really looking forward to this book, but it doesn’t release until May 3rd!!! 😦

All you new followers: I have a giveaway for a copy of XVI by Julia Karr to celebrate reaching 100+ followers last week! You have until Sunday at 11:59PM to enter!