Feature and Follow Friday: Finished Book Destination

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

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  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 Friend Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
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  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!

The question for this week is:

What do you do with your books after you’re done reading them?

I keep them and stack (more like jam-pack) them on my “finished” bookcase by age group category or genre. The books that I find aren’t for me when I finish them, I’m still likely to keep. 😛 In some cases, I’ll donate them to the library or St. Vincent’s. I’m reading more eBooks as of late. Unless I know I’ll read it again, I usually archive or delete the eBook from my devices but keep it in my online library. For books I absolutely loved upon finishing, I usually buy another copy to give away.
What about you? What do you do with a book when you finish reading it?

Let us know in a comment below—we enjoy hearing from you. And feel free to leave us a link to your F&F Friday.

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Hope you have a great weekend!

 

Feature & Follow Friday

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

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
  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 Friend 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!

The question for this week is:

We always talk about books that WE want. Let’s turn it on its head.
What books have you given other people lately?

Well, the past LUV’NV-sponsored giveaways were from me. 🙂 If I really want people to read a book, and because I enjoy supporting a little-known author, I usually host a giveaway for it myself. Away from the blog-oriented, I bought my hubs

World World Z

  by Max Brooks and

The Devil in the White City

  and

In the Garden of Beasts

  by Erik Larson. I gave my mom

A Game of Thrones

  (love this series!), and my grandparent-in-laws were recently gifted

Cross Roads

  by Wm. Paul Young. I rarely lend anyone my books, but I gave my only copy of

The Hunger Games

  to my teenage niece to read. I don’t think she ever will, sadly. She’s not a reader; the book was my attempt to persuade her to become one, and I know I’ll never get the book back. 🙁

What about you? What books have you given to other recently?

Let us know in a comment below. We enjoy hearing from you! And feel free to leave us a link to your F&F Friday. We love discovering new blogs. Thanks for stopping by!

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Good luck, and happy reading!

Feature & Follow Friday

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
  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 Friend 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!

The question for this week is:

What is the first thing you would do if you woke up to find yourself in your favorite book?

 

If I woke up in this place found in

Cephrael’s Hand

 …

 

… I’d blink,

slowly

, and blink some more before I laughed like a loon while rolling in the sand then jumping up, running with my arms waving around like an off-kilter bird as I joyously screamed for Trell of Tides, Tanis, Phaedor, and Pelas (okay, maybe not Pelas. He likes to hurt people, but he does have a good side, and he’s the best, most lovable villain I’ve ever come across). Then I’d jump into a node at the nearby Dannym castle to T’khendar, the “evil” planet found in

The Dagger of Adendigaeth

, book two of the series, before I’d scream for Prince Ean val Lorian, Pirate Corian, the mastermind Bjorn, and the Sundragon Ramu, all the while thanking Melissa McPhail for her creation, wondering if the ill-omen constellation Cephrael’s Hand is following me, and hoping I don’t run into the best-known truthreader Raine D’LaCourte because I don’t want him to know I didn’t like him at first. Then, like this paragraph, as I’m about to pass out from just the thought of being there, I’d probably remember to get a damn grip and breathe.

(Find my reviews for the first two books of

A Pattern of Shadow and Light

  series,

Cephrael’s Hand  here

and

The Dagger of Adendigaeth  here

.)

So, what would you do in your favorite book? Join the hop and let us know!

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Feature & Follow Friday

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
  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 Friend 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!

The question for this week is:

Happy Mardi Gras! If they were throwing the HOTTEST books off of a Mardi Gras float,
what would you do to have them throw to you…?

Scream “GIVE ME BOOKS!” instead of “Give me beads!” I’d like to say that I would do something outrageous, but I’m not as young and crazy as I used to be. I don’t think I’d flash anyone, and since I’m married, making out with anyone but hubs is out of the question. Plus, I have three kids. I can only imagine my nippy moment would be caught on video, and it would bite me in the ass when my four-year-old daughter turns into a teen. I’d definitely make-out with some books, though. 😛

How about you? What would you do to get some books thrown your way?

Let us know in a comment below. We enjoy hearing from you, and feel free to leave us a link to your F&F Friday. We love discovering new blogs. Thanks for stopping by!

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Feature and Follow Friday

Here’s The LUV’NVs interview with them, as well as Raina’s answer to this week’s #FF question.

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in November 2010 but about books since only December 2012.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?
There are so many great aspects to blogging, but my favorite is meeting new authors, readers, and bloggers. My family supports my hobby but don’t truly understand it. I get crazy looks when I squeal over a new book or hug one after I finish it. It’s wonderful to be able to chat with others who share the same excitement. All the amazing people I’ve met through blogging has become a support group and inspirational source.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?
The LUV’NV blogs about all types of books—anything that catches and holds our attention, really. But Romance, Paranormal, and Fantasy, especially a mixture of the three, are our aim.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?
My favorite seem to fluctuate and rotate around new releases and what I’ve recently read. At the moment, absolute favorites are A Pattern of Shadow & Light series by Melissa McPhail (Epic Fantasy), the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Classic Lit/Philo).

5. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Wow, that’s a hard one. Probably a tie between discovering Netgalley and getting numerous mentions from my favorite author Melissa McPhail. She wrote a blog post specifically about my review on her books here and shared the review all over her Twitter and Facebook with such heartwarming words. Seeing as she was nominated for The Next Big Thing, I was amazed and almost cried at her post and comments. It was pretty darn incredible. And Netgalley … well, I still become giddy whenever I get an approval. Who doesn’t love getting free ARCs to read and review?

The question for this week is:

Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a “few things.” — Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker

Oh man. Ya’ll ready for this? I have a few choice words for my favorite character (also villain) from Melissa McPhail’s

The Dagger of Abendigaeth

, book two of

A Pattern of Shadow & Light

.

Pelas, you devil.

No, seriously, I think you’re the Devil. You hurt and manipulate people—and RELISH in it. You cut people up, prey on women, kill your allies, befriend Tanis—the most innocent of characters—and I know you’ll only end up hurting him. You’re also plotting to destroy multiple worlds.

But I still love you, and I hate that I do. Your child-like curiosity is a joy, when it shouldn’t be. Every time you travel and discover something new, I get warm fuzzies in my chest because you’re connecting with the world and finding something to love about it. But I also feel the dread that you’ll use what you’ve seen and learned against everyone around you. It’s awful! I feel guilty for being happy for you, that you can be some source of happiness, and that I wish you’d take me with you on all your adventures and diversions. You should feel guilty, not me. But like I said, you’re the devil.

Worse still is you’ve given me a sense of hope that you’ll change. You’re a horrible creature who accepts his fate, knows his purpose, and won’t deviate. I know that, in a way, you can’t help it. You are innately evil. Yet I also know you question it all. That darn child-like trait, an ignorance and odd innocence, is there, making your cogs turn. I hope that it wins, that you make the right choices in the end. Never have I loved the villain, the absolute epitome of evil (because you really are), more than the good guys. I almost hate it. I should, but I don’t. Damn you.