Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feature and Follow #1


Gain Book Blog 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.

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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!


When did you start blogging?
I started this blog on December 7, 2012.  I also have another book blog called New Adult Addiction, but I needed a place to put YA reviews so I came up with this idea.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Pretty covers!  No, really - just finding new books to love.

What is your favorite book(s)?
I am a SF junkie - the Takeshi Kovacs series (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies) by Richard K. Morgan are all my favorite books.  But I also love me some paranormal romance. I'm not really much of a YA reader, but I've come across a few in my NA reading, that are really worthwhile.  I tend to like books that are not about the ordinary world, but rather a world that's either upside down or backwards, or futuristic in soem way.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?  Meeting other cool book loving people.

Q: What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book?


At New Adult Addiction I chose The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  I have no idea why, but this book, of all classic literature, is my favorite.  It describes perfection and demise in the same story, it's so tragic and sad, but at the same time hopeful.  It's really a brilliant piece of work.  And it's sorta new adult too, because almost all the players are very young - even though they have so much money and houses and careers, they are still very young.  Except for Gatsby, of course.  He's the only grown-up in the room, yet he acts so childish. 

But for teens, I'd choose The Lord of the Flies because it teaches almost the same lessons, except from a kid's point of view.  Both my kids loved The Lord of the Flies, and even as a small child, my son immediately got it.  They liked the movie too.


24 comments:

  1. It's been ages since I read Lord of the Flies (in school eons ago LOL) Great Pick.

    New follower

    My FF

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  2. These are great picks! Here is my FF. New Follower :D

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  3. Great F&F!

    I love your layout! It's very Fallouty! I have actually never read either of those books. I know they are always assigned in school, but somehow they passed me up!

    New follower! My Feature & Follow

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    1. I know! I actually saw your blog and was like - THAT is what I need for the teen blog! I love your design as well. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I remember reading The Great Gatsby in high school a few years ago, but I better read it again before the new movie comes out. Great blog btw! :)

    New Follower: http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/2012/12/feature-follow-9-what-book-do-you-think.html

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  5. I love the Great Gatsby. I first read it during my freshmen year of high school.

    New GFC Follower: kassandralopez32

    http://pinkyjustlisten.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-follow-4.html

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  6. I haven't read either but I really want to!

    My FF: http://readwritesleepeat.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/feature-and-follow-friday-4.html

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  7. I think Gatsby is really creepy! But that might be only me :) The Lord of the Flies is a great choice though, because it shows that we can all become savage in very extreme situations.

    I'm a new GFC and linky follower.

    You can find my FF post here.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. I had to read Lord of the Flies in school, but probably because it was required reading, I didn't enjoy it (I never seemed to like the books in the curriculum, lol).

    New follower! My Feature & Follow: Coffee Bean Bookshelf

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  9. I can't wait to see The Gatsby movie.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-follow_28.html

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  10. Ooh, those are great choices! It's been a few years ;) since I read Lord of the Flies but I re-read The Great Gatsby in the last few years. Wonderful!

    New GFC Follower Bookworm Brandee

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  11. I've never read either of those but they're both on my TBR list. Happy reading!

    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz and my author site, Writing One Word at a Time

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  12. New follower!

    Great choices. They are both incredible books :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/12/follow-friday_28.html

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  13. I've heard some pretty amazing things about Lord of The Flies. Many people have told me that I'd really enjoy it, so maybe it's about time that I finally get my hands on a copy of it! Great pick. :D I'm a new follower!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  14. I've never really been into classic literature before, but I can see their appeal. I'll probably end up reading it in school anyways. xD New GFC follower! :D Love the blog design!

    Here's my #FF.

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  15. Hi, from a new GFC follower.

    I haven't read The Great Gatsby yet, but I'll add it to my list!

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  16. I'm planning to read The Great Gatsby soon - but we'll be starting to read Lord of the Flies at school soon, so fingers crossed I love it!

    Check out my FF and my New Year, New Books! giveaway :)

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  17. Hi ..
    Just stopping by for the feature and follow friday hop..
    I would have to say either "The NoteBook" or "Message In A Bottle" by Nicholas Sparks
    I love them both and could read and watch them over and over a zillion times and never get bored! All his books are awesome reads!!

    Following you now, so feel free to follow me as well at the link below. :-)

    BookShelves Of Dreams

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  18. Great to see a new blogger joining our Friday fun! I read both of these books in high school and loved them! I'm a new follower via GFC and would love for you to visit me whenever you get a chance....

    The Scarf Princess

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  19. I love your blog template!

    New Linky Follower
    My FF

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    1. Giselle at Xpresso Designs did this one! I love it too! :) Thanks for stopping by the new blog.

      Julie

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  20. I have never read the great gatsby. I do want to, though.

    New follower.
    My Follow Friday

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