Sunday, 24 April 2011

(Very Belated) Blog Hop, TGIF, and Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

(Apologies for the late post - exams are coming up, so my posts will be a little less frequent for the next two months)
Welcome to Drying Ink, blog hoppers! I review an eclectic mix of fantasy and science fiction, with my favourite authors including Robin Hobb, Steven Erikson, and Patrick Rothfuss. I also include a number of articles and toplists: just below this post, for example, you can find my (very subjective) ranking of what I think are the best five fantasy (non review) blogs. Comment and say hello!

Explicit Material:
How do you feel about explicit language
and/or sexual content in YA books?
I generally disagree with it, with a caveat: if we classify YA as more of a style/tone of book rather than a specific age range, characterised by more moral absolutes and explanation. In this case, I think anything overly explicit should be out, as they're choosing to read a book without this kind of complication, as there is nothing to prevent the reader moving on to adult books if they so choose. I know I moved out of YA myself very early! How about you?

If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?
Absolutely - in fact, often before I find out I love a book, I pre-emptively reserve the series from the library, if it's an older series, although I increasingly find myself looking for standalone and smaller series novels. Although I love an epic as much as the next reader, sometimes a little something smaller in scale is much more fun - and you don't spend years waiting for the next book! Something like Kate Griffin's excellent Urban Magic series, for example.

What is on your current playlist right now?
That's actually quite difficult, as I don't really make playlists. However, if it's what I'm listening to at the moment? Fleet Foxes and some classical music, mostly Grieg.

What about your answers - or any questions? Comment below and tell me!


  1. Just hoping by! ! ! Just finished a great Fantasy Series... The Darksword Trilogy! You need to check it out!


    New Follower

  2. I'm following back - like the blog!


  3. Coming by a little late but noticed you were a follower of mine! Great blog, looking forward to reading more from you!

  4. Thank you. I look forward to seeing any comments/opinions you have on it!

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