Fool for Books Giveaway Hop

fool for books giveaway hop

That time has come around again. Happy April Fools’ Day and welcome to the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by BookHounds.

I have always been a fool for books. Exactly which books has changed over the years, but I have always loved losing myself in a good book. Or sometimes even a bad book! I suspect that most of us who either read or write book blogs have experienced that sensation over and over again, the one where the world around us completely disappears and we enter the world of the book we are reading. Sometimes only to emerge after the last page is turned, wishing that we didn’t have to ever leave.

And sometimes reaching for the next book in a series, because we can’t stand not knowing what happens next to people that we have come to know and love (or hate, as the case may be).

So what books are you a fool for?

I am always a fool for fantasy and science fiction. I got hooked on The Lord of the Rings when I was in 3rd or 4th grade, and have never looked back. My love of sci-fi came a little later. Star Trek went into syndication when I was in 8th grade, and I fell in love with that exploration of “strange new worlds and … new civilizations.” I’m still a sucker for space opera.

I read a lot, and I read some of most everything, with a couple of exceptions. But those are my first loves, and I go back to them whenever I want to get lost in a new world, or whenever I need to escape from this one.

What are your reading loves?

The winner of this giveaway will get something to sate that love, at least a little bit. The prize is either a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card, or a book from The Book Depository, up to $10 in value.

Happy Reading!

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164 thoughts on “Fool for Books Giveaway Hop

  1. they are many i can get foolish for for mercy thomspn series by patricia briggs, anne bishops and her “others” series or suzanne johnson boosk are those you are assured i am

  2. Two of my go-to genres are memoirs and essay collections. I must admit that since leaving grad school (so.. many.. years there….) I haven’t don’t much recreational reading, and I would LOVE to turn that around. When I was much younger I was a crazy voracious ready. I LOVED The Babysitters’ Club series, and would devour those books like crazy!

  3. I am “foolish” for reading period. πŸ˜‰ I love a “good” novel set during WWII especially like All the Light We Cannot See or The Nightingale. Thanks for your giveaway and happy April Fool’s Day!!!

  4. My first book love was Harry Potter and it still holds the same fascination now πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I am just foolish for a great story – No matter the author

  6. The first book I remember falling in love with was Desperation by Stephen King! Also, Watchers by Dean Koontz.

  7. I am foolish for any book by James Patterson. I am determined to read them all. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. Humor books, or books with an odd premise are the ones I tend to go for.

  9. I was always a big reader. Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden were my first series I followed.

  10. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of my favorite books ever! πŸ™‚

  11. Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned is the book I am most foolish for but I love all her books they make me feel happy

  12. My first love was Amish and Native American novels . Now Im more into FBI mysteries of all sorts. Ninie Hammon has good books too

  13. The first book I fell in love with was Wuthering Heights. I read it when I was in high school, and it has been one of my favorite books ever since.

  14. The first book I remember loving as a child was “The Big Snow.” Now, I read lots of mystery/suspense and romance books. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  15. My first book love was Twilight. I hated reading when I was younger. Until my friend made me read it. Then I read them again and again. Now I read almost any kind of book as long as it can hold my interest.

  16. I am foolish for all types of books. I generally read several hundred a year. My first book purchase as an adult was the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. I bought it after graduating Army basic training so I would have something good to read enroute to my next destination.

  17. Love all types of books, but I really enjoy mystery & horror. My fave of all time is The Stand by Stephen King.

  18. Anything by Robin Jones Gunn, Jane Austen, Laura Frantz, and Julie Klassen. I also love the works of Sarah M. Eden, Julianne Donaldson, and Dawn Crandall.

  19. I am entering your FOOL FOR BOOKS GIVEAWAY.
    It would be great to win a $10 Amazon
    or B&N Gift Card, or a book from The Book Depository.
    In response to your questions of
    What books are you most foolish for? or what was your first (book) love?
    The books that i am most foolish for are autobiographies
    and my first book love was Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir
    by Cyndi Lauper and Jancee Dunn.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  20. I was foolish enough to read A Wrinkle in Time since it caught my imagination and made me a reader.
    Thanks for the contest.

  21. My absolute first book love was the Harry Potter series πŸ™‚ I know it’s clichΓ© and many will have the same answer, but it is what it is πŸ™‚ When your childhood has so many fond memories of these books it’s hard to shake them when you get older πŸ™‚

  22. I’m a fool for “clean” romance! I remember loving Nancy Drew and the Sunfire Romances in 6th grade. Thanks for the chance!

  23. Oh I am such a fool for Historical Romances! My mom got me so addicted to them years ago. Just love reading them!

  24. I am a fool for the Harry Potter series and anything written by Stephen King or John Grisham.

  25. My first love for books were mysteries. I’ve always loved a good mystery and that led to lovnig suspense, thrillers, then horror. I’ve always liked sequels and continuations of stories. This all stems from finding my mom’s old Nancy Drew mysteries when I was in grade school πŸ™‚

  26. I’m a fool for anything science fiction!! I’ve been known to read some terrible books because they were sci fi lol πŸ™‚

  27. I’m foolish for any kind of mystery novel – I love trying to figure out who did it

  28. One of the first books I remember loving was called Elsa’s Bears it was about a little girl taking her teddies out to play in the snow, I still have it.

  29. I’m foolish for everything with a romance! My favorite is Easy by Tammara Webber.

  30. My first book love was the Chronicles of Narnia book series! I read those book over and over in late elementary school!

  31. I’m a fool for any book with a good slow-building romance, contemporary, historical, or paranormal, the genre doesn’t matter, just so long as it takes it’s time in convincing me the characters are actually in love, insta-love tends to be a problem for me.

  32. My first book to have read is my all time favorite which is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.

  33. I’m foolish for all of Richard Yates’ books!

    Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  34. I loved the Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It was the book that got me hooked on romance.

  35. My first book love that I can remember was Louisa May Alcott books. My great grandma gave me a set of them when I was 9

  36. my love of books started young firstbook i ever read was a full house book but id have to say the book im relalya fool for that i reread often is After the Night By Linda Howard

  37. I’m foolish for Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series and her Nadia Stafford series, there’s just something about her books that I really love!

  38. I love Melina Marchetta’s books, I go crazy for them and I can’t wait for her new release. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  39. The last book I got that I was really excited about (and danced in my kitchen when it came in the mail) was The Lost Heir by Jill Williamson

  40. I don’t remember what my first book was that I was foolish over, but I do remember acting foolishly in junior high school over the Twilight series. (And how excited I was to meet Stephenie Meyer last summer.)

  41. When I was a kid, I loved The Babysitters Club! Right now, I really enjoy biographies and inspirational stories.

  42. I also am crazy about fantasy and sci-fi books! Right now, I’m foolish for The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows! I loved the ending, it’s making the wait for the sequel really hard.

  43. The first book I remember loving and reading over and over was a classic – Charlotte’s Web! – and the one I read the most times in college was Pride and Prejudice. Still love them both. πŸ™‚

  44. I’m an all-around fool! I like anything that makes me laugh, cry, dream, clench my fists, or bite my lip! Recently I’ve been enjoying genre fiction like mysteries, romance, and SFF.

  45. I’m foolish for fantasy, contemporary, amd historical fiction! My first book love is probably Percy Jackson πŸ™‚

  46. I was quite young when I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It has always been a favorite.

  47. I’m a fool for biographies and other documentary style books! They are just so interesting to me!

  48. I’m most foolish for YA paranormal romances. And my first book love was Robin Hood Adventures by Howard Pyle.

  49. I’m a fool for mystery. I enjoy even those not-so-good mysteries out there. πŸ™‚

  50. I am a fool for Harry Potter no matter how many times I have read them I still love them

  51. The first chapter books I remember falling in love with were The Little Princess and The Secret Garden. I’ve re-read them many times during the years and even as an adult they are great reads.

  52. I’m a fool for YA novels regardless of the sub genre. It can be romance, paranormal, fantasy, urban fantasy..etc. :3

  53. I’m most foolish for the paranormal Romances books.but I started as a teen in the syfy books.

  54. The Harry Potter books. I found myself at the store when they were being released to get them right at midnight. Midnight movie viewings even. Now I get to read them again with my daughter!

  55. When I was a teenager, I was a fool for romance, SF, and vampires. Then I moved into LitFic and non fiction for many years, but now, I’m back to reading romance, SF, and UF.

  56. I’m always reading YA Fantasy books, 😊 thank you for the opportunity .

  57. I am most foolish about Agatha Christie’s books! They always keep me so captivated!

  58. I love fantasy books and the first book that I fell in love with was The Wheel of Time series.

  59. I’m foolish for any book by Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Howard and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  60. I am foolish for paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  61. My favorite genre is fantasy. I read a lot of fantasy and mysteries when i was young, and when I was just learning to read I would read anything about animals.

  62. I love YA fantasy! I’ve read a string of great ones recently, like Graceling by Kristin Cashore and Into the Dim by Janet Taylor and The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine.

  63. My first book loves were Stephen King. I loved It, was scary, provocotive and gave me nightmares!

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