Thursday, August 25, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #60

Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday (err Thursday) on Parajunkee.com

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

*Thanks so much to Rachel for allowing me to be part of the Follow Friday fun. Parajunkee is one of the best blogs out there and FF is a highlight of the blogging community. The FF has been one of my favorite parts of my week for over a year and I'm so excited to help my fellow book bloggers get to know each other better.

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, 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! Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger.

If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the link here for Follow Friday Feature or go to Parajunkee and click the drop down link above FEATURES > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list!

It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.


Our Feature - Jenni Elyse



I started blogging four years ago because I wanted to talk about my life and interests. I did that for about three years. Then, about a year ago, I transformed my blog into a book blog because I was posting mostly about books anyway (reviews, author parties, book releases, etc.). I love gushing about my favorite books and sharing them with others. I read mostly YA, but I'll usually try anything as long as it sounds interesting. My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, the Twilight Saga, the Mortal Instruments series, The Hunger Games trilogy, Anna and the French Kiss, Clockwork Angel, Graceling, Fire, Shiver, The Dark Divine, The Lost Saint, Dune, You Are Special, and Fox in Socks.

I also enjoy writing, listening to music, watching movies and TV, going to school, playing any type of game (especially anything related to Zelda and Mario), aimlessly surfing the Internet, crocheting, knitting, playing the piano, learning and speaking foreign languages, doing origami, and hanging out with my family, cats, and friends.

Q. In some books like the Sookie Stackhouse series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish this would happen with in real life?



The Vampire Academy vampires. They're pretty harmless. Well, the Strigoi aren't, but they're super dangerous whether or not they're "out of the closet." I don't think I want the Twilight vampires to be real. While they may sparkle, Stephenie created one of the most dangerous versions of vampires out there - if you really think about her vampire lore. They're the only vampires I've read about that absolutely cannot be destroyed by humans. And they only feed to kill.

I'd love the Harry Potter witch/wizards to be real. I'd also love if the fairies in Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series to come out of the closet. Oh, and it would be wonderful if the Revenants in Amy Plum's Die For Me series to be real. They're all about saving others.

Now for the Follow Fun!













RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - We Fancy Books & The Little Book Blog
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
Happy Follow Friday! Follow it up with your twitter address if you want to get that one out!
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89 comments:

  1. Yeah, I don't think I'd want a Twilight vamp. I can think a few other vamps I wouldn't mind though. :)

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  2. Hi Alison,
    Stopping by for the blog hop. I haven't read the Iron Fey series yet, but it is definitely on my TBR list.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  3. Thank you for featuring me this week! :) I'm really excited about it.

    I want the witches and wizards to be real. I'm not sure about vampires because they always seem to be evil in some way. I just want to be a part of whatever mythological creature comes out of the closet!

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  4. This is awesome! I love this week's question. It would be awesome if witches and wizards were real... and if I was one. I picked something different though. Thanks for hosting this!

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  5. Great answers, Alison! I need to read Vampire Academy, everyone raves about those books, and they're on my list, I just haven't gotten to them yet. I never really thought about the Twilight vampires being so dangerous, but you're right. Hmm...they can stay in the closet then lol. I would LOVE for Harry Potter witches/wizards to be real too, and Julie Kagawa's faeries too. Faeries were actually my pick for this question. Happy Friday!

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  6. Thanks for a great feature
    kylie @ http://reviews.blueteacup.com

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  7. Great choices and very similar to mine. I didn't think of the Revenants though. You're right, it would be awesome to find out they were real. I just read Die For Me and loved it!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker

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  8. I'm a new blogger to this hop!
    Awesome question, here's my answer: http://readerbenji.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-my-book-blog-friday.html

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  9. I just read The Vampire Academy the other day and I LOVED it! Can't wait to get my hands on the next books in the series! :) It would be so cool if vampires like Rose and Lissa would make themselves publicly known -- they would make awesome people to hang out with! Awesome answer, Alison!

    Here's my Follow Friday! And there's still time to enter my 100 (now almost 300) Followers Giveaway if you haven't already! :)

    Don't you just love Fridays?

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  10. Hi there! :)

    Following you from the hop! ;) You have a lovely blog!

    Thanks,
    Angie
    www.littleinspiration.com

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  11. Julie Kagawa's fairies would be so fun to have around.

    Thanks for stopping by mine. :)

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  12. You're right about the Twilight vamps. We only want real vamps that don't drink everyone to death!

    http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2011/08/follow-friday-8-26-11.html

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  13. Why do I have a feeling that vampires are going to come up a lot with this question?
    Have a fun Friday!

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  14. would be a bit scary, thinking that maybe who i;m talking to is a vampire hheeehee.

    http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.com

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  15. I did love the Vampire Academy Vampires! They were pretty awesome!

    My Follow Friday and Book Blog Hop

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

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  16. Hey Allison! Hopping through! Um, maybe some Vampires can be good :) as for the Fae, they DO exist, they just don't come to Earth that often anymore . . . :(

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  17. I think I would be I think the Black Dagger Brotherhood vampires. They don't feed on people, they're pretty hot. I wouldn't mind them coming out of the closet. What can I say? :)

    Happy Friday!

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  18. The Revenants would be cool! Thanks for stopping by my hop!

    Francesca
    Under The Covers

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  19. It makes me feel so giddy when people give props to Twilight =D

    I still haven't read vampire academy or Harry Potter, but i SWEAR they're on my to-do list!!

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  20. I just wish one would come out. It would give me hope that the rest might actually exist.

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  21. All of those are excellent answers. I mean it can be hard to narrow it down to one. I like all paranormal beings. I guess it's all a matter of preference.

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  22. Great answers here! :) I would love for the faeries to be real- and vampires like the moroi and dhampirs from VA would be awesome as well. ^^

    Happy Friday and hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    <3
    Pixie
    http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com

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  23. Great answers. I love vampires but I definitely don't want to encounter any in real life. I think it would be cool if Hogwarts was real.

    Thanks for stopping by. =)

    Old follower
    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

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  24. Hi Alison -

    Yeah, unicorns have the horn and pegasus fly. :-)

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  25. First timer to this blog hop, so thanks for hosting. I've only ever watched the Harry Potter movies, but I loved the world and it would be great that there are real witches and wizards about. :)

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  26. Hi! Im a new blogger..check out my answer @ sexxyladeeblogger.blogspot.com

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  27. Hi Allison! Definitely vamps for me but I think it be cool if mermaids were real too.
    Have a great weekend.

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  28. Hi Allison! Happy Friday. Hope you have an awesome weekend.
    My answer is here http://www.alaskanbookcafe.com

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  29. Just hopping through. Great answer! Vampire Academy vampires all the way!

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  30. When you think about it Twilight vampire the blood drinkers sure are scary, there is nothing you as human can do to defeat them.

    I almost picked vampires as well - almost... ;)

    My Friday & PNR Giveaway

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  31. Hey! I like to live dangerously..and as you know picked demons. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Happy Friday!!!

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  32. Great answers. I haven't read Die for Me yet so I'm not familiar with Revenants. I think I need to fix that. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Friday!

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  33. Love the fae from Julie's series!! One of my fave fae series! The vamps in VA are pretty scary sometimes, the Strigoi at least!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  34. Great choices! I'd love to have the fae from the Iron Fey Series, especially Ash! :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Here's mine:
    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-12-and-review-of-cc.html

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  35. I wouldn't want a spell put on me.

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  36. Not too picky, are you? ;)

    I do see your point about the Twilight vamps, they're pretty terrifying really.

    Once Upon A Time

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  37. If the witches and wizards from Harry Potter were real, it would be so awesome! And Faeries would be epic amazingness!

    Here's my FF post: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-10.html

    Hope you have a really great weekend lovely!

    <3
    Taylor

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  38. Hopping through!

    Cana (Giveaway going on!!!)
    http://placeofreeds.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hopping by for my First Follow Friday! I'm a new blogger and a new follower of uyour site!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  40. Happy Friday Alison! Have a great weekend!

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  41. I'm surprised so many people are saying they'd want vampires to suddenly show up. They seem so creepy and dangerous!
    I'd love it if mermaids were real. Beautiful and probably dangerous, but at least they won't sneak in your window at night and try to bite your neck!

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  42. Excellent point regarding Meyer's vamps...they actually are more deadly than a lot of the "darker" versions out there. Perhaps they tend to be written off as less-deadly because the Cullens are so, well, tame...and they're the ones we read the most about?

    Happy FF!

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  43. I agree about the Twilight vampires. Plus they have a hard time controlling themselves to where the tiniest drop of blood could set them off. No matter how nice the vampire is, that won't matter once the vampire smells blood.
    http://plbjourney.blogspot.com/

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  44. Oohhhh such a great question! I definitely agree on Harry Potter, who wouldn't want Hogwarts to be real? I also wouldn't mind if Nalini Singh's archangel's or changelings were real. *fans self* Happy Friday Alison!

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  45. Woooo Friday!!! I picked fairies tooo <3

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  46. Stopping by to join in Follow Friday! Glad to be participating!

    http://momreadsmybooks.blogspot.com

    Amie

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  47. I love wizards/witches too!

    I'm glad I started a new blog and can finally participate in things! It's so much fun to be involved with things! ^_^

    http://katmuntser-reviews.blogspot.com/

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  48. I agree with you about the witches and the revenants! Really, there are just too many supernatural creatures I'd like to meet.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  49. I haven't read the The Vampire Academy series yet and though I love vampire fiction, vampires would not be my fist answer. Have a great weekend! And yes, I finally joined the Follow Friday fun:)

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  50. Yeah the Twilight vamps are pretty vicious when you think about it. I picked vamps but from not the ones that want to kill me for being human.

    I'm a new follower & new to the hop :-)
    http://jennifersbooks.blogspot.com

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  51. I never really thought about how viscious the Twilight vamps are. I so would not want to meet one down a dark alley! The Vamp Academy vamps on the other hand, sign me up :)

    I'm another newbie, both to following the blog and the hop :)

    Claire @ Project To Be Read

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  52. I think it would be so awesome if wizards are real! I would so visit all their magic stores :) Thanks for visiting my blog for the meme

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  53. Oooh now I'm thinking of Dimitri. :D

    Happy Friday, Alison!

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  54. yeah, regardless of what others say and the fact that they sparkle, Twilight vamps are the scariest. woudn't want to meet any of them in a dark alley, and i sure wouldn't want to be them if i had a choice in becoming a vampire.

    here's PIF's

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  55. Revenants! Now that would really be interesting! LOL! Happy Hopping!

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  56. I think it would be great to see some Death Eaters running around...and Dumbledore's Army fighting them :)

    Happy Friday, Alison! :)

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  57. Hi ALison :) Have a gr8 weekend. I absolutely adore vamps. I would love to see fairies or shifters exist.

    VAMPYRE GURLS BOOK CLUB:FOLLOW FRIDAY

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  58. I never even thought about HP, but that would be amazing. Half of my childhood was spent playing pretend with my cousin that we were witches. Thanks for the visit.
    Happy Friday :D

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  59. I definitely agree with you on the HP gang and the Revenants...that would be awesome!

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  60. I never thought about the twilight vampires that way, but you're right.

    I start 2L year on Monday. I really wanted to do Moot Court but I got cut on the final round of auditions. I did make a journal though, so I'll be adding that to my law school fun this year.

    I've heard that 2L year is easier than 1L. I hope it's true. haha.

    -Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  61. Hi Alison,
    WOW! You are busy on Fridays...or should I say Thursday nights! I'm not sure how you do it! Thanks for coming by!
    Have a great weekend

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  62. Hi!--old follower--just hopping back!!!--You totally have one of the best thought out answers #mustrereadTwilight

    Also, ditto HP!!! *sigh* makes me think of someone else's answer--I think I'd be so sad if they were real, and I couldn't be a part of their magic!!!--but it would still be pretty awesome!!!

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  63. I totally forgot about Amy Plum's revenants! It would be awesome if all the friendlier vampires came to life. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  64. I considered the Revnants from Die For Me, but I would feel badly for someone in that role. Nice post :) All good ideas. The Unseelie faeries are a bit frightening though.

    I love participating in Follow Fridays. :-) Kudos to you and Parajunkee for such a great meme!

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  65. I wouldn't mind vampires of VA came out of the closet. And your point about Twilight vamps are indestructible are true when you think about it. Have a nice weekend!

    http://jezsbookcase.blogspot.com

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  66. While I can definitely understand their appeal, Vampires are not my favorites.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  67. I guess I never really thought of SM vampires that way. but your right. Thanks for stopping by and great answer:)

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  68. Thanks for hopping by my blog, returning the hop!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  69. Yes! I love both of the things you chose :) Vampire Academy is awesome! Great answer! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  70. Hi, thanks for stopping by Pawing Through Books. Vampires would be cool, but I agree that witches and wizards would be amazing!

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  71. I'd love for Harry Potter witches and wizards to be real too! Only if I can be one though. I'd be so disappointed if I wasn't one.

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  72. I think the general rule is that we will take any of these creatures - so long as we get the good versions of them!

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  73. Thanks for hoping by! I agree with Book Sake above me, but the truth is that you would get both good and bad.

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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  74. Wooo! Bring on the Dimitri's! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

    Nora, The Bookery

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  75. Hi, Alison! I am so glad that you enjoyed Sand Chronicles! Kekkaishi just keeps getting better and better, too! Have you read Red River by Chie Shinohara? Or anything by Chika Shiomi? I recommend both!

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  76. I'm pretty sure everyone has a little vampire love! I would totally love to be a wizard. Ash is mine!!!

    Thanks for checking out my FF!

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  77. The VA vamps should definitely be real...well, as long as they keep their snacking to the people who would like to be snacked on ;)

    thanks for the follow (I'm already following you) :)

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  78. Not sure I would want vampires. I just know I'd end up being eaten/bitten. :P
    And Gosh no - sparkly vampires would be dreadful. *shudders*


    Thanks for hopping by my blog.

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  79. Alison! I thought I was already following, ooo I did a bad. :) Thank you for dailypuppy.com OMG,soooo cute.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You Rock!

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  80. I vote for angels. I think out world could use a little saving right now.


    http://deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-me-fridayer-saturday.html

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  81. I guess the Twilight vamps really are pretty terrible. Although if I had Edward C. to protect me, I say bring them on :-)

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  82. You're right, the Twilight vamps are dangerous and I may have to brush up with the Vampire Academy ppl :D the Moroi are lethal also too, right? Thanks for dropping by too.

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  83. Good choice! I don't know why I didn't think of them when I said vampires. But yeah, that's definitely the kind of vampire that I'd like to come out of the closet. Except of course if they go rogue. lol

    Thanks for stopping by my friday memes as well!

    ♥ Sarah

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  84. I did not know that about Die for Me! Pushes it up higher on my to-read list now. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    -Clara
    thewannabeknight.wordpress.com

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  85. Haha, all of your answers are awesome. We really just need all mythical ceatures, yeah? :-D

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  86. Yes! Bring on Ash and Puck. I'd love for them to be real!

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  87. Thanks for Stopping by and following back!All of your answers are awesome

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