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Thursday, November 5, 2015

I am a featured blogger on Feature & Follow Friday!!!

Happy Friday everyone!  Whoo Hoo!!!  I am a featured blogger for this week's Feature and Follow Friday!  I have been sick all week, but checking out new blogs on Feature & Follow Friday will make me feel better!  I am finding so many new blogs to follow and are making new friends, too.  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.

 Here are the answers to my feature questions:

When did you start blogging?
Technically, I started this blog in February of this year.  But I really didn't start it up with any commitment until July!  Then I really put the effort into doing many posts per week and reviewing more books.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
My Favorite part of blogging is interacting with people who write posts on my blog!  I really like getting in to conversations with others over books, and sharing my thoughts on bookish subjects.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?
I mainly blog about YA Contemporary and Fantasy books, but I also love to read and review Historical Fiction, and classic novels too.

What are your favorite books?
My all time favorite books is Pride and Prejudice.  More recently, I have loved The Wrath & The Dawn, by Renee Ajdieh, The Martian by Andy Weir, and The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez (that one really killed me!).

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
The best thing to happen to me because of blogging is finding other people who share my passion about reading!  Both online, and in person, I have connected to more people by talking about books.  When I am talking to friends, I usually ask them, "What are you reading right now?"  It's a great conversation starter and I learn a lot about someone by what they read and what they think about books.

Question of the Week: If you could take the place of one author which author would it be and what changes would you make in his/her writing style? - Suggested by

NJKinny’s World of Books & Stuff

This is a tough question, as I respect authors and their writing choices.  I mean, they have gotten a book published and I haven't, so who am I to criticize!  

But, after much thought, I think I might choose to take the place of the author of The Invasion of the Tearling author, Erika Johansen.  Although I loved this book, I found it very confusing to read.  The main character seems to float between two different time periods, often in the middle of the chapter!  I understand what she was trying to do (it all makes sense at the very end of the book).  But I felt foolish while reading it, like if only I was smart enough, I could get what was happening.  Also, her style was so different between book one and book two of the series, that I didn't feel it was consistent.

However, having said all this, I still do not feel up to the task of actually changing even a punctuation mark of Erika Johansen's writing.  She is a genius and I love her books.

Now on to the Blog hop!

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  1. Congrats on being featured!!

    I know, I don't like this what would you change about an author's book, question. Because I wouldn't want to change anything. Even if I didn't like something! I still need to read Queen of the Tearling myself! Sooo very behind on reads lately!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Hi Jessica, I do often question what a writer is doing, but then realize there is usually a very good reason behind their choices. Have a great weekend.

  2. Congrats on the feature.

    I've not read any of her books, though I've had queen of the tearling on my wish list forever, not sure what's stopping me from getting it. And yeah not sure anyone would feel confident to change someone else's story unless they're an amazing author or writer themselves.

    Thanks for stopping by blog @Romance Dreamland and I made sure to follow you back on bloglovin:)

    1. Hi Denise, Thank you for following me! Your blog has a lot going on! I will explore it more this weekend.

  3. Congrats on being featured! I wouldn't change anything in any book.

    My FF: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/11/feature-follow-friday-switching-places.html

    1. Thank you so much! I have so much respect for writers (wishing I had the commitment to write). I will check out your blog this weekend.

  4. Congratulations on the feature! And true that we can't judge cause we haven't published a book yet and the authors have. :)
    New Bloglovin' follower.
    My FF

    1. Thanks for following me! I started following your lovely blog last week. I really love it's design!

  5. Congratulations being a feature! I have never completed anything by Jane Austen. When I was younger, I did try to read Pride and Prejudice, but I don't think my maturity level was high enough for that book, yet. But I do know of some people who don't like the beginning because of all of the introductions at first. Slowly but surely I will read one of hers!

    Following back via GFC!

    1. Hi Amy, Thank you for the follow back! I went to England in college for a semester and had to take a course in English Literature. I have grown to love English writers. Another fantastic English writer is George Eliot (actually a woman using a pen name). Her writing is so powerful, and you can understand all the difficulties women had back in the 1800's.

  6. Congrats on being featured ohh great pick I haven't read the queen of the tearling yet, but I will most definitely will check it out soon. Here is my #FF http://katibookaholicrambligreview.blogspot.com/2015/11/featured-follow-friday-13-if-you-could.html?showComment=1447038807375#c4803697735423797645


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