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Friday, October 23, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Time for relaxing after work, hanging out with friends and family, and checking out new blogs on Feature & Follow Friday!  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 - Kayl's Krazy Obsession

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging on January 31, 2015. After my introduction post, I posted a review for Allegiant. It was really bad, and I cringe just thinking about it. But now I can say that I have experience.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part about book blogging would have to be sharing my opinion with the world. It's amazing to take a look at stats and followers and realize that each of those numbers represent someone who visited my blog. It doesn't matter if they spent five second or five hours, they were there for long enough to see my thoughts. It's just amazing.

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

I mainly blog about YA novels. Science fiction and dystopian novels are my absolute favorite to blog about, but I blog about pretty much every YA genre. And sometimes I'll throw a an adult book in the mix.

4. What are your favorite books?

If you follow my blog, you know that I am obsessed with anything written by Jennifer L. Armentrout. All of her books are amazing, and I highly recommend each of them. Obsidian is my all time favorite book. Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre is a new fav of mine. And I really enjoy Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Michael Grant's Gone series. 

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

The best thing that has happened to me because of book blogging is probably all of the attention I receive from authors. I find it really cool when authors notice me on Twitter or request a review from me. I just love all of the people I have met (virtually) because of book blogging.

Question of the Week: If you could re-write a book which one would it be and what changes would you make? - Suggested by

Go Book Yourself.
I would definitely change Breaking Dawn.  I was so disappointed with that book!  First of all, I would take away the whole subplot of Jacob being bonded to Bella's baby (CREEPY, right?).  I would want him to find a great, decisive woman and be like, "Ha, Bella!  In your face!  I am so F#%@ing happy"!  Next I would make there be some consequences for Bella turning into a vampire.  I thought it was all too perfect.  For instance, she should have had to cut herself off from her dad.  Anyhow, I could go on all day about this!  What about you?  Please leave a comment below.

And now for the Blog Hop!

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  1. This one seems to be a popular pick today! LOL. While I grew weary of this series, I did read all four books and couldn't agree more! Especially the Jacob bit. It's like well, Bella wouldn't have me, her daughter is second best! Eww! Just eww, I was so grossed out even when I still liked the books on some level. And yeah, Bella definitely needed more consequences for deciding to be a vampire. It's like wtf, why can she have it all?!

    OKAY...I'm getting riled up! Best to leave! LOL! Have a GREAT weekend!! ;)

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Yes, it seems like the last book was just wish fulfillment on the author's part. In a way it was cool to see Bella as a super Vamp, doing all sorts of amazing feats, but that is more fanfic, than plausible writing.

  2. I had a problem with that book, too. Although I LOVE The Twilight Saga, for the most part, I really didn't like Jacob imprinting on Renesmee. It wasn't because she was a baby,either; at her growth rate, she'll soon catch up with him. It's the fact that he was first in love with her mother. That strikes me as kind of, well, WEIRD. Also, the ending of the book was not exciting. I prefer the movie ending, where Alice had a vision, and there was a horrible battle. The first time I saw the movie, I thought they had completely changed the book's ending, and a real tragedy had taken place! I started screaming, and woke up my husband, who was in the bedroom, trying to sleep. (He doesn't like Twilight, lol.) Then I saw it had just been a vision, and my relief was IMMENSE!! So Stephenie should have thought of something like this!

    Anyway, great answer!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!! : )

  3. I haven't seen the two Breaking Dawn movies ( but I need to). Yes, it's Jacob's loving Bella first, that makes him imprinting with Renesmee (thank you, I forgot her name!) creepy!

  4. Hmm maybe if it was written your way I would have not hated the book too! :)

    Old follower :)

    HannahCassie @ http://psilovethatbook.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. Ha! There should be a contest to re-write that ending! You'd get TONS of entries. Thanks for reading my blog!

  5. oh man do I ever agree with that. I wasn't a fan of the entire Twilight series to begin with but I am SO not a fan of books that have zero consequences for character's actions. And yes the baby bonding was creepy af. So I am totally with you there!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

    1. Thanks Jamie. I thought the writing was just so so, but I was caught up in the hype (shame on me).

  6. i tried to read the first book in the series but it was just too ya for me, i guess. i felt like the writing was poor. perhaps it got better as the series when along?

    1. I'm afraid the Twilight series doesn't get better in successive books. I stuck through to the end (regrets...).


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