Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #83

Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View 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!

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 you 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 -Goldilox and the Three Weres


Goldilox and the Three Weres

Hello! I just recently started my blog and have been having so much fun playing around with it! I had been becoming more and more obsessed with reading and lurking on Goodreads...then I began commenting, making friends, and writing reviews on Goodreads...then I decided that I MUST create a book review blog! Its like a wonderful sickness!

In my 'spare time' (when I'm not engrossed in an urban fantasy or paranormal romance) I'm actually a Kindergarten teacher in the public school system. I used to keep my book habit a secret...but then I found out that there are many out there with the same obsession!


Q: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?



Lately it feels like all I've done is read mediocre books. A few good ones have been in the stack, but a lot of duds. At least for paranormal. I've read some great contemporaries (Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour), but I've been disappointed with my recent paranormal reads. I haven't even managed to get all the way through Everneath yet; I put it down because I was disenchanted with the genre.

So I would much rather reading my favorite book(s) over and over again. I'd rather be bored than frustrated.

But then again, a book wouldn't be my favorite if it wasn't one I could read again and again. Like Harry Potter. Ever time I read it, I discover something new.

Now for the Follow Fun!



With GFC going the way of the dodo bird for many bloggers, there is no better time to start following blogs via RSS feed. If you use a reader, it would be great if you followed my RSS directly.


We have a new button, so update your blogs if you are used to doing this meme!

Gain New Blog Followers

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  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
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  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. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
  6. 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"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
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70 comments :

  1. I totally know what you mean... I've read so many of the same books, they are all starting to blend. It's nice having your favorites to go back to. :)

    I can't wait to read Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!!

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  2. Totally agree..I would rather re-read my favorites over and over then read 100 mediocre books :)

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  3. I'm with you on that. I'd rather read a favorite and fall in love with the characters all over again than get stuck suffering through a dud. Happy reading!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  4. I agree, I have been reading a lot books lately and finishing them, but they have been so 'eh' that I haven't even bothered to review them. I much rather read my favorite books over and over!

    ~V

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  5. I would also rather read my favorite book than mediocre.

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  6. Hi! I'm new to this blog hop, thank you for having me. :)

    As for the question: I would read my favorite book. 100 mediocre books? I don't have anymore room on my shelves for good books, much less mediocre ones (Score one for e-readers?)

    A ballpark guess of how many times I've read "What Child is this" would be...25. since I first read it. about 18 times since I first started annotating. I'm still not tired of it.

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  7. Totally agree with your answer! And I felt the same way about Everneath. The best book I read this year was a contemporary young adult novel and I loved it! Great answer!

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  8. Hey, new follower here. Put you at an even 2000!

    Amber
    http://falln2books.blogspot.com

    PS I'm new to the blog hop :)

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  9. I would much rather read my favorite book over and over again too.

    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-12.html

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  10. I really happy to take part of this event again! I really enjoyed your review on The Northern Light. Weaver Rules!

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  11. Same here! I hate to be disappointed.

    Don't forget to enter my giveaway, both are international!
    The New Death eBook Giveaway
    Fractured Light eBook Giveaway

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  12. It's so hard to read mediocre books, but how else are we suppose to discover new favorites if we don't venture out?

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

    P.S. Remember to enter my blogoversary Giveaway!

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  13. I agree with you. I would much rather read my favorite over and over again instead of being bored! By the way I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Great book!

    Sara @ upon a love story

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  14. Great answer. I wish I could reread books and relive it over and over again but for some reason I can't.
    Here is My Follow Friday

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  15. LOL, that almost sounds like two answers Miss Alison!

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Yes, it can be quite a struggle. Here's mine.

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  17. you're right if it's your favorite book you could read it again and angain without being tired of it.

    old follower

    mine is here

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  18. Following you! Courtesy Feature & Follow Friday!

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  19. I completely agree and Harry Potter is definitely a series in which I see something new every time I read it and I've read it A LOT!

    Here's my FF Hop. Stop by if you get a chance.

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  20. New to Follow Fridays but I'm excited to participate :) and I'm a new follower.. Hi!
    I feel like I might be in the minority but I went with 100 mediocre books. But don't get me wrong, I absolutely ADORE my favorites! That's why they are favorites right?

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  21. Happy Friday!! And I perfectly agree, I'd also read my fav ones over and over before reading boring ones. And funny enough I often have stretches of periods where I read one awesome books after the other and then (like right now) I just read mediocre one...

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  22. Ugh, I read quite a lot of mediocre paranormal books that I felt so resigned I stopped reading them and switched to reading teen/high school romance instead. But now all's good!

    Happy Friday!

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  23. I totally agree with you!I'm new to follow friday and i'm really excited to partecipate =)
    Happy Friday!

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  24. I agree, I'd rather read my favourites than mediocre books.

    Happy Friday!

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  25. Finally someone who agrees with me about Everneath...LOL. When I remember how bad that one was...no mediocre books!! :)

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/02/ff-feature-10.html

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  26. Nice! I like the (s) if I knew that was acceptable with the question I would've done that too! Of course that doesn't mean I still didn't possibly cheat!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  27. Your right, I've been finding mediocre books lately too. I think I could read my old favorites over and over cuz I have so many! Have a great weekend!

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  28. I'm tired of paranormal books and I don't even read them so I know how you feel!

    My FF Post

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  29. Definitely agree with you about reading favorite book(s) over and over again, instead of reading mediocre books. I find something new about my favorite books every time I read them.

    -FranJessca
    Book Lovin' Mamas

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  30. That's the same with me. I always discover something/understand something that I didn't the first time I read that certain book (s) that I love.

    Here's my FF http://nazish0151.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/follow-friday-10

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  31. Yeah, I agree--I'd rather not be frustrated when I'm reading. Sometimes, I just need the comfort of an old book friend.

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  32. I would most definitely rather read a favorite over and over again rather than a series of mediocre ones. What a fun question! I never get tired of reading certain books, so I would be quite content to only be left with those:) Have a wonderful weekend Alison!

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  33. A hard question, I like variety in reading Too.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow.html

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  35. Hi, I'm new to the Follow Friday meme. :) Thanks for the great hop!

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  36. I'm not a huge fan of mediocre books, but I can't pick a favorite book, so I went with volume of quality.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

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  37. I'm with you. Odds are that if its really a favorite book, it'll be a really long time before I truly tire of it. I'd definitely go with that.

    My FF!

    (old follower)

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  38. Happy Friday Alison! Have a great weekend :)

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  39. Thanks for stopping by Alison!

    To answer your question, Downside Ghosts is a series by Stacia Kane.

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  40. Hey Alison,
    I love stopping by your blog and checking things out. You've always been such a doll! Have a wonderful week!
    Thx,
    Dana

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  41. This is a fantastic idea, I just discovered it today and I'm going to participate. Have a lovely day.

    Here is my own answer to the question: click

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  42. Hi Alison. I just discovered this hop and am now following you. To see my answer, stop by my blog: cheriecolyer.blogspot.com

    Thanks for hosting the hop!

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  43. I'd definitely rather read a fav over a mediocre book any day.

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  44. Harry Potter is one of the best books to re read(:

    Old Follower
    Thanks for stopping by

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  46. Thanks for following my blog! I'm following you now too! Who wouldn't want to read Harry Potter over and over and over again??? That is a great choice!

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  47. oh. i've read a few duds recently too. they weren't terrible but nothing really memorable either. ah well. still glad to have given them a go. :)

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  48. I prefer good books, but it is impossible not to find bad ones. I'm following via email subscription and by GFC.New Follower.

    My FF post
    http://jessysbookends.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-friday.html

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  49. Hi Alison:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!;)
    To answer your question, I would have to say that read Twilight sooooooooo many times in 2009 that my eyeballs hurt!;) lol

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  50. I love to find something new in my favourite books thats what makes them our favourite as we could never get tired of reading them.

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  51. I totally see what your saying. The only reason I would choose 100s of average books is because I need new material. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  52. Aw, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words, Alison! :)

    Although I prefer reading mediocre books than my favorite one to the point of being sick of it (I simply don't want to be sick of my fav book!), I have to agree with you that I discover something new each time I read those "best of the best" on my list. Like Harry Potter, for example.

    And yes, I can speak Korean and English in addition to my mother tongue. And a few other languages. I'm a languages freak!

    Agnieszka

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  53. Thanks for stopping by, Alison. I'm following you back. :)
    Oh, I went with mediocre. Sort of need some spice when reading. :)

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  54. Thanks for stopping by (old follower)
    I went back and forth with this one but settled on the mediocre ones.
    Have a Great Weekend

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  55. I am already your follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am new to blogging, but I love all about this.

    Vidya @ Books Are Magic

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  56. I have been reading some of the paranormal released before (in my attempt to cut down my TBR pile). :) So I cannot speak for what has been coming out recently too much--except to say that you are not the only one I have heard say that. I think there are some wonderful dystopian books that came out recently (Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi is one that comes to mind for me).

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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  57. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This was a tough question. I'd read my favorite over and over, but I'm glad this isn't a choice I'd ever have to make!

    New Follower :)

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  58. Exactly. Harry Potter is epic for a reason. And I thought I was the only one who didn't quite get the "special" thingy going on Everneath. I've been putting on hold my review for like 2 months now? I just couldn't get myself to write about what's supposed to happen but didn't. Anyway Happy Friday--er should I say Saturday? Have a nice weekend! :)

    Old follower,
    Sarah @ Smitten over Books
    Here's my FF post.

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  59. Exactly. Harry Potter is epic for a reason. And I thought I was the only one who didn't get the "special" thingy going on with Everneath. I've been putting on hold my review for like 2 months now? I just couldn't bring myself to write about what's supposed to happen but didn't. Anyway, Happy Friday--er I mean Saturday. Have a nice weekend! :)

    Old follower,

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books
    Here's my FF post.

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  60. There are books that for sure fall into the category of ones you read over and over. I just don't know how I'd ever find a new favorite if I didn't keep reading through that stack... Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  61. I like your use of the word "dud". Makes me think of a mis-fire... and ya only need one or two and the frustration mounts fast!! Definitely! Thx for hopping by my FF. :-)

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  62. I love Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, I got it out the library to read but think I want to buy my own copy. Haven't read statistical probability yet but it sounds good. May give it a go, I need something I can get stuck into again. :D

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  63. Hooray for the magic of Harry Potter! I love that series! Thanks so much for stopping by my post today!

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  64. Haha, I like feeling frustrated with a book (not really). But on the plus side I have more to say when a book makes me mad!

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  65. Thanks for dropping by Alison and sorry for the late reply. I totally agree with your opinion - but there are really instances that "dud" can be an awesome read to someone, which is why reviews are very helpful in these cases.

    Following via email. :)

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  66. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree, it is so much better to read something you love over and over again vs being annoyed by not-so-good books!

    http://www.deadtreesandsilverscreens.com

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  67. Thanks for stopping by my hop! An old email subscriber. ;)

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  68. Thanks for hopping by my blog! I hope you had a great weekend :)

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  69. I hate trying to get through a so-so book. I have book OCD so once I start a boko or series, I have to finish it, which can be torture when it is a long and terrible series..lol. I would also read my favorite book over and over again.

    Thanks for hopping over to my site!I'm an old follower.

    Evie@Paromantasy

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  70. You answer is perfect and kind of how I feel lately too. Favs are comfortable.
    Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the delayed response!
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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