Feature & Follow, #10

FF_2013Button-300x300Feature and Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where bloggers are given an opportunity to discover new blogs and gain new followers. The rules:

1. (Required) Follow the Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}

2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers

3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.

4. Grab the button 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. 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!

 

This Week’s Question:

 

Suggest a question! We need questions of the week for future FFs. Any ideas?

Let’s see here…

(1) Share a photograph of your pet. Pet owners can be like new parents and are very willing to show off their little fluff ball.

(2) Which book are you most looking forward to this fall?

(3) Which do you prefer and why: ebooks or physical books?

(4) What is your favorite movie?

(5) Where do you buy your books? Which stores and websites?

(7) Your dream has come true, you can pull one character from a book into reality. Who do you bring out?

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Feature & Follow, #2

FF_2013Button-300x300Feature and Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where bloggers are given an opportunity to discover new blogs and gain new followers. The rules:

1. (Required) Follow the Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button 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. 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!

 

This Week’s Question:
What are your favorite books of 2014 so far?

I made a similar list a couple of weeks ago for the Top Ten Tuesday meme, so I’m just going to list the books that I’ve given five stars to this year, not including rereads.

 

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The Friday 56, #14: Rot & Ruin

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.

*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

*Post it.

*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

“Tell me something, Benny,” said Tom. “What would you have done if one of your friends…had come to Aunt Cathy’s funeral and took a leak in her coffin?”

Benny was so startled by the question that his answer was unguarded. “I’d have jacked them up. I mean, jacked them up…What kind of question is that, though?”

“Indulge me. Why would you have freaked out on your friends?”

“Because they dissed Aunt Cathy, why do you think?”

“But she’s dead.”

In celebration of Friday the 13th (does one celebrate Friday the 13th?) I decided to spotlight one of my favorite zombie series, the Benny Imura series by Jonathan Maberry. Here I feature the first book, Rot & Ruin, in the four-book series. Here Tom tries to explain to his little brother why it isn’t okay to desecrate the dead, zombie or not.

From Goodreads:

“In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.”

The Friday 56, #13: The Fault in Our Stars

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.

*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

*Post it.

*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“Girls think they’re only allowed to wear dresses on formal occasions, but I like a woman who says, you know, I’m going over to see a boy who is having a nervous breakdown, a boy whose connection to the sense of sight itself is tenuous, and gosh dang it, I am going to wear a dress for him.”

Having just reread The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and with the movie release today, I thought I’d spotlight this powerful novel.

From my review:

“Hazel Grace Lancaster is dying. Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, Hazel has spent the last three years of her life accepting that her death is imminent, it isn’t a matter of if but when. Hazel is forced to attend Support Group with other Cancer Kids, but the group does little to impede her growing depression (a side effect of dying), then Augustus Waters shows up. Unabashedly flirtatious, Augustus breathes new life into Hazel’s world. Bonding over an obscure novel, the two of them are determined to discover the answers to the loose ends the author has left behind…”

You can find my full review here.