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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday

I am participating in Feature & Follow Friday!  This is my sixth time participating in this.  I really like this blog tag, because I am finding so many new blogs to follow.  Getting to interact with bloggers and seeing how others have designed their blogs is one of the joys of this hobby.  I will try to follow as many of the blogs on the master list as I can and hope that some of them will follow me back!  This is hosted by Alison of Alison can read and Parajunkee Go to both of their sites and check them out!

Here is an explanation from Alison Can Read:
How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and ayou must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

Our Feature - Pinker Than Fiction

1. When did you start blogging?

March this year. I'm still a bit of a newbie!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Learning about new books and authors and getting to know fellow book bloggers.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?

Everything YA. I'm a tad obsessed. 

4. What are your favorite books? 

Harry Potter by JK Rowling, The Agency by YS Lee, The Day After Forever by Erin Skiffington, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. I also love all things Maggie Stiefvater (though I STILL haven't read The Raven Cycle, eeek!), David Levithan, Sarah Dessen and Nicholas Sparks. This year I added a new book to my favourites list, and it is Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley. So much love for that book! 

5. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

Hands down, the best thing has been getting to know and making friends with other book bloggers. Everyone has been so lovely and supportive. As too few of my friends in 'real life' enjoy the same books as me, it's great having people to squee about books with, finally! 

Question of the Week: Name a book you hated - Suggested by Bookish Findings
My Answer: 
Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman.  

I am a pretty lenient reader.  I tend to pick books that I know, already, I'm going to enjoy.  I can't for the life of me remember what possessed me to start this book.  But the premise of this novel seemed interesting:  just by saying "You are indestructible", a teen gets the power to be...indestructible!  He can then pass on (and take back) this ability to whoever he wishes.  Sounds great, right?  The problem I had with this book is the increasingly sick ways in which the characters test to see whether or not they truly are indestructible.  It goes from funny to ick pretty fast.  There didn't seem to be any point to the story other than to show how stupid these kids were.  I guess that is what I hated the most.  One shouldn't insult the intended readership by implying that teens are completely without common sense.

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  1. Wow..now I am happy I havent picked up this book to read. I agree with you that it is so not cool to insult a particular section of readers by generalizing certain behaviour and traits.

    Old follower

    My FF post.

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  2. Yeah...never heard of this one, but already disliking it. I mean yeah, characters is books will make mistakes that have us pulling our hair out. But this sounds like a YA book that is saying teens are just reckless and stupid. Not cool.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I can't deal with violence for the sake of violence, though I forced myself to get through one that was just like this recently: i just kept hoping for the best, I guess but the book never really got to be more than just violence in the end :(

  4. I hate when a book has everything going for it, and then it ruins it. That's the worse. New GFC Follower :)
    Here's my FFF:Jazmen@ThisGirlReadsAlot

  5. It does sound cool. I hate when something I think is going to be great turns out bad. :( New bloglovin follower! :)

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  6. I've not heard of this one but it doesn't like I'd like it. The book I chose I hated because of the portrayal of teens and their actions too. New GFC follower. Thanks for featuring my interview here too! :-)

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