Thursday, January 5, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday #78

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 - Pawing Through Books



Pawing Through Books

Hi, my name is Peggy. I'm 26, recently married, and have a fur baby, Bella. When I'm not reading I am relaxing with the hubby, taking walks with the pup, going to the movies and concerts, and yes, shopping. I'm ridiculously addicted to lip balm and iced coffee, you can usually find me with both! My family often laughs at me about how much lip balm I carry with me on any given day. I love photography and often find myself wanting to rekindle this love and start shooting again. I listen to all sorts of music, from Katy Perry to Paramore to Killswitch Engage. Though, I'm not a fan of country or rap. No offense to those that like it, I just can't get into it. I love to read and recently decided to start a blog. I do have a few book loving friends, but I wanted to be able to share my love for books with more people. I am loving this welcoming Book Blogging community and am so glad I decided to take the plunge and start my blog! I read a lot of YA books, though I do read the occasional adult books as well. Twilight, yes I said it, was the book that kindled my love for YA and I'm not ashamed to say it! I am addicted to the dystopian genre right now, thanks to The Hunger Games. Loved them!

Question of the Week: Go count the number of unread books sitting on your shelf. How many?



Around 80 - actually more because there are boxes I never unpacked when we moved and also three stacks of books underneath our bed supporting the wooden beams.

I am horrible about reading the books that I actually own. Mostly this is because I am so dedicated to my library books. When I check them out, I have to read them within a certain amount of time. And I seem to be physically incapable of keeping myself away from the library for more than a few days (because of closures, I haven't been to the library in 3 weeks and it's nearly killed me).

I have resolved to be better about reading my own books this year. I'm hoping to get to at least one per week.

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 - Pawing Through Books & Book Den.
  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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86 comments:

  1. I am the same way... I always end up putting my library books first. :) I really need to take time with the books I own! Happy FF!

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  2. 80 really isn't too bad! I used to belong to BookCrossing, which is a really awesome site, and I knew people who literally had thousands! One girl I knew stayed at her BF's and basically kept her own apt strictly for her books which had taken up her WHOLE residence! THAT's alot, so I don't feel bad... :D

    Happy friday alison!

    April @ My Shelf COnfessions

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  3. Woah, I have 50 and I thought I was bad, but I wish I had an appartment full of just books!

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  4. I love my library! I know what you mean!

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  5. LOLOLOL!!! You use books to support your bedframe, too?! I thought I was the only one who did that!

    *dies laughing*

    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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  6. Oh, I forgot about the ones we have in boxes! I love that your books play a crucial role in your sleep habits as well :)

    My FF: http://mytowerofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/feature-and-follow-friday-16.html

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  7. During the summer, I totally have the same library-book addiction as you. But during the winter, I'm too lazy to go out in the cold more than I have to, so I catch up on my own books.

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  8. I do the same thing! I love the library and even when I go just to pick up one book I put on hold I end up coming home with like 12 :/ Oh well, free books are good right? lol

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  9. I really enjoyed reading your answer :) I only have a few, very small amount to all the ones I've been reading. But I focused on ONLY reading the ones on my shelf for the past few weeks so - yeah that's why! I'm a big library fan too!

    My Answer

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  10. I have a little over 80 print books too, then again, i only counted my fiction books, and didn't actually count ebooks...oh well, crazy question this week! Book Savvy Babe’s FF

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  11. I just counted how many books and it was frightening Allison. I think I may be a book hoarder.

    My FF

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  12. Lol I know exactly how you feel about the library thing,I'm the same way. I constantly check out books from the library and they usually get put ahead of others because they're due back by a certain date lol. I'm really trying to have more of a balance with all my reading this year.

    Here's my FF: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-27.html

    <3
    Taylor :)

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  13. I don't have an exact number but it's too many. I'm doing pretty good at restraining my self from buying new books or requesting any but I go to ALA in a few weeks so I'll be overwhelmed again soon.

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  14. Total count (print & ebooks) 705. I didn't realize it was that bad.

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  15. I've got about 48 unread, which I guess isn't too bad! I've had more and less in the past, so I'm not complaining.


    Megan @ Between the Lines

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  16. Hi! I'm new to Follow Friday and a new follower!

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  17. Still more than I have, but not over the hundreds. Good job!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  18. hey Alison, your a true book junky when they support your bed...that one made me smile. Have a great weekend ;)
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

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  19. Supporting the wooden beam? LOL! That's the first time I'd ever heard anyone using their books like that. This shows that books are everywhere in your life. You should be proud!

    Jez
    Jez's Bookcase

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  20. Good luck for everything!

    old follower

    Mine is here

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  21. Hi, Just stopping by on the Friday Follow.

    I have about 4 e-books on my computer that are waiting to be read and reviewed. On the shelf there are none. I usually get books from the library and take them back after reading them. A holdover from my bout with homelessness? Maybe.

    I am at http://steepedinbooks.blogspot.com where I showcase and review indie authors.
    You can join my fan club for my Home Street Home Trilogy here: http://facebook.com/homestreethomebooks
    Home Street Home is a work of literary fiction depicting the homeless community in Virginia Beach
    You can follow me on twitter here: http://twitter.com/HomeStreetHomeY

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  22. I have more than you. I am so shocked I wasn't expecting that I had that many. =]
    Here is My FF

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  23. I tried to tell myself I was going to read 1 a day.. we're on the 6th and I've read 5! SO CLOSE!

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  24. I totally understand. I tend to read eBooks and eARCS more often than the physical books on my shelves. I need to figure out a way to include them more.


    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  25. That's a lot of books but at least you have an excuse with the whole library books thing, so I won't count you as one of those crazies out there, like the person that has 500 unread books. haha. Thanks for stopping by. Old follower.

    -Jennifer @ http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/

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  26. 80 isn't bad at all plus it is always great to support your local library :)

    I'm a new follower :)

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  27. I have the exact same tendency. I'll HAVE to buy a good book the second it comes out and then it gets added to the stack to be read at an undetermined date. I need to reign in my spending a bit until I get through some of my TBR pile.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog =)
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  28. I just have to have a book ASAP but then don't get around to reading it for ages and really could have waited... Good luck reading all your books this year! Thanks for hopping through :)

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  29. Hi, Alison. :)

    80? Wow. As soon as I get my hands on a book, I read it. I just can't resist.

    Here's our #FF post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

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  30. 80 is a good number I think. I just want to get mine down because then it means I get lots of reading in.

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  31. Lol that's funny that books are supporting your bed.

    Thanks for hopping by www.clairesbookcorner.blogspot.com have a great FF

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  32. One of my goals this year is to read through my bookshelf too;)
    Happy Friday!

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  33. I try to stay out of the library, otherwise I come home with a huge stack of books that I can never get through! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  34. The library is a weekly hangout for me and I usually have to renew them. I didn't include the books I own cuz I know I won't get to them unless I run out of library books. Have a good weekend!

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  35. 80 books isn't that bad... But then again, I'm over 200 books.... :/

    Last Day for Giveaway!
    Cana
    http://placeofreeds.blogspot.com

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  36. Darn! Just when I thought 80 books wasn't too far from my number, I saw that you still had more to unpack! I have around 50 books to read!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  37. I'm pretty much the same way! I keep reading books for reviews and those borrowed, and end up neglecting my own! LOL

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  38. OMG--I think I have a bit of an addiction--I haven't counted my books in a while and the total number shocked the hell out me.
    355!!! And that does NOT include the books on my kindle. ACK! I could easily meet my goal for books to read this year and not buy another book all year long. Yeah, (snort) that won't happen, lol.

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  39. 80+ books is a LOT. Good luck reading!
    I mostly borrow from the library. I tend to read new books fairly quickly since they are due back in 2 weeks. Other books I keep longer by renewing online.
    Waiting For Wentworth

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  40. I'm probably around the same number which makes me feel better that it's obviously not quite as high as I thought it was if other people have similar numbers. I'll get through them all one day. I will:) Have an awesome weekend Alison!

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  41. Thanks for stopping by and hosting! Your pile isn't too bad! It seems like our piles are always growing though! :) Have a great weekend!

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  42. 80 doesn't sound too bad. Mine has expanded way to much lately due to holiday sales and my general lack of control...oh well. On the bright side, we will have be good to go if we get snowed in this winter!

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  43. Hi! Just dropping in to say hello and that this is such a great idea!

    amidnightsummersread.blogspot.com

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  44. I have a zillion TBR books, too! I wish I could just read all day long! A girl can dream, right?!

    Mandee
    http://www.booksandbling.com

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  45. Thanks for stopping by and hosting! One of my goals this year is to actually read those books I just "had to have!" Happy reading!

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  46. Hi, Im a newbie here and to the book blogosphere :)

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  47. Thanks for hosting this! This is my first Follow Friday, and I really like the concept!

    My total count for books is 9 “regular” books and 122 ebooks. Ah!

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  48. OF course, we all have lots of TBR on our shelves, but that's what makes us bibliophiles, no? And you're better than I am - my TBR's collect dust because I BUY new things, at least you're supporting your local library! ; )

    Thanks for hosting and dropping by The Daily Bookmark. I look forward to your future posts! : )

    Jessie Marie

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  49. 80 is a lot, but not a good number to keep you going! I wish I had less books now I've been asked this question, haha!

    My Follow Friday

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  50. Hey new to friday follow..
    http://readaholicme.blogspot.com/

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  51. Supporting your bed?! Oh no! Now you'll have to sleep lopsided in order to read them one day ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old follower =)

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  52. Hello this is my first follow friday of the year !! :) Thanks for hosting.

    Have a great weekend

    My FF:
    ♥ Book nerds are pretty too

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  53. I do the same thing.:) But I don't have 80 books, though.

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  54. Best or luck with that! Besides myself, everyone seems to have an intense problem with how many books they have. I must have much greater willpower than many!

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  55. Hey new here :D ..actually i am your 1900 follower:D how awesome is that ??
    Btw..cute design :)

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  56. I wish I had that many physical books.

    Happy Reading!

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  57. I do the same Allison! I promise myself not to do a weekly trip to the libray, but I always end up going and finding really good books!

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  58. Hi! Its my first time doing this. And of course the question is this xD I have so many unread books its ridiculous and I keep buying more lol.

    Thanks for hosting this awesome meme!

    My FF

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  59. Hey Alison! Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  60. I'm a new follower and it's my first FF too! Loving everyone's answers :) It's a terrible question but so funny at the same time.

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  61. I have a lot of books in boxes, too. I'm not sure I want to know an official number!

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  62. Totally agree..I always check out so many books from the library and I never end up reading them!!

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  63. Thanks for Hopping on bye.. Maybe next time I will do the post right LOL

    Shauni
    Tea and Book

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  64. Thanks for stopping by!

    I am the exact same as you with my library books. Plus it doesn't help that when I go I always manage to come back with way too many. :D

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  65. it's actually the limited time offers on amazon :D

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  66. Hope you enjoy the ones you get to.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  67. Definitely look into eBooks. They are amazing because they don't take up any space!

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  68. Hey Alison! I loved The new Beth Fantaskey book! It was really really well done. It definitely lives up to Jessicas Guide to Dating on The Dark Side. I cannot wait to hear what you think.

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  69. Hmmmm... I think its possible I have a box of books stored away that I didn't count...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  70. I have a problem with going to the Library also instead of reading my own books. I just love knowing the Library can order books for me to read. =)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  71. It always takes me much longer to read my own books too. I always feel like I have to read the library books fast because I know other people are waiting for them too! I love the library though! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

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  72. I am dedicated to my library too. It is the best source of audiobooks and every time I go I find something else I want to read and take home. And you are right about the checkout period making the library book a priority. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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  73. I have the same problem! I end up reading my library books first, then I get more and more from the library and I never read what I own.


    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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  74. Can't leave the library without at least one book even though I know I have plenty to read at home.
    Thanks for stopping by. Have a Great Weekend!

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  75. It's great you support your library so much!! I neglect my own books too in exchange for the library copies.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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  76. Thanks for coming by my blog!
    YAY! Pride and Prejudice is definitely an all time favourite- how can it not be? ( :
    Happy reading all your unread books!
    Romi.x

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  77. 80 doesn't sound too bad, even if it's not the full number. It sounds much more comfortating if you can fool yourself in how many there are to read :) Happy reading!

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  78. See I'm the complete opposite...I'm horrible about owning books. If I want to read it, I have to own it! I love to visit my library and check out other things, but when it comes to my favorite genre of books, I have to have it! lol

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

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  79. Oh goodness... 80 isn't so bad. I saw someone this week with FIVE HUNRED. It made me feel a LOT better about my 60-70 :D

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  80. I would like to have a good town library :D We're almost close in numbers :D I'm striving to read them (really) before buying 2 books. Yet, look what I did yesterday, bought 1. hahha

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  81. Good luck with the reading arrangements! :) I kind of miss my old High School library where I can read and borrow old and new books.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  82. 80? WOW. I rarely go to the library these days cuz I'm just not good with due dates. Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by :D

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  83. Thanks for the heads-up on "The Night Circus" - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  84. Did I ever tell you how much I like the color scheme of your blog? It's so soothing on the eyes.

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  85. Thanks for encouraging me to stick with "The Scorpio Races" - you were right, boy, did it ever pick up!

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