Feature and Follow Friday #8

Oh heyyyy… it’s Friday again!

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by ParaJunkee and Alison Can Read! The Features this week are No Bent Spines and Thoughts and Pens! Follow them, make a post, link it up, hop around, say hi, make friends, follow back.

Share something you’ve learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.

I officially accepted the fact that I don’t exactly have a “book blog” but there are lots of books, and the most wonderful things I recently learned about that’s blogging related was discovering netgalley, which is somewhat glitchy but still magical.

I also learned that people will think it’s glamorous that you have a blog but still not really understand what you are doing. The same goes for having a radio show.

Oh and that most of my blog hits are for Under the Dome. But my next most popular post was for an indie comic about a woman who turns herself into a werewolf to get revenge on a vampire soul eater type after her girlfriend is burned at the stake (and he eats her soul, obvi).

Bonus Content:

Some rad stuff I want to share

Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies: Course Offerings

The difference between “a Strong Female Character” and an actually good character.

You can follow me on twitter, bloglovin’ or here on wordpress!

But I really need twitter followers, don’t make me beg! 

Feature and Follow Friday #7

The Rules: Want to participate? Follow hosts Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Follow this week’s features are Girl in the Woods Reviews and Wonderland’s Reader! There’s a linky with everyone participating. Link your post. Look around, say hi, make friends! follow back people who show you some love. And if you like meee you can follow on bloglovin’, twitter or here on wordpress! 

The week’s activity: Create a Reading list for an imaginary English Lit class.

The only mandatory readings:

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and then any choice of dystopian novels (like these)

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The real focus wouldn’t be on what was actually read, but rather discussing how common dystopian elements a presented through out literature. From government control, population control, media control, war, how “outsiders” are regarded, etc. 

If that sounds pretentious, I must explain: I hate being forced to read something. I hated everything I read in high school with the exception of Brave New World, which is crazy. I love reading! But what you read is not as important as being able to discuss, analyze and appreciate what ever you ARE reading. Critical thinking is far more important (says the girl who’s a sucker for any story were a saucy young girl meet a werewolf) than being told that something is a “classic” and if you don’t understand it, too bad. Read what you want and then think about it. 

Feature and Follow Friday #6!

The Rules: Want to participate? Follow hosts Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Follow this week’s features are Hardcore Heroine and The Mile Long Bookshelf! There’s a linky with everyone participating. Link your post. Look around, say hi, make friends! follow back people who show you some love. And if you like meee you can follow on bloglovin’, twitter or here on wordpress! 

This Week’s Question:  How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

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It depends. I love giving bad reviews. I know, that’s so horrible, what a bitch, right? But I do. So if it’s immediately apparent it will be terrible and it’s short I will read it. And the whole time I’ll be like:

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If it’s long I will DNF it. But I won’t review it. Unless I DNFed it for something atrocious. Something that made me do this:

 

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You might need to know, so I might need to tell you. But if I just didn’t enjoy it within a short time in (25% or less) I’ll just close it up and move on.

Seriously, you can’t like everything. 

This weekend: Zombies and Vampires invade my blog! Saturday: Boston Comic-Con updates will be all over my twitter! 

Feature and Follow Friday #5!

The Rules: Wanna participate? Follow hosts Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Follow this week’s features ParaDays and Once Upon A Coffin. There’s a linky with everyone participating. Link your post. Look around, say hi, make friends! follow back people wo show you some love. If you like meee you can follow on bloglovin’, twitter or ere on wordpress! 

This Week’s Question:

Q: What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?

Usually they have to go back to the library. Sometimes I display them around my house like trophies. I move A LOT and boxes of books are not conducive to that, so I try to share with friends or donate every year or two (when I move). When I used to travel I would read cheap romance novels and then leave them wherever I stayed for who ever used the room next. 

But I wish I did this:

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and I love ebooks, which are doing exactly what they are going to do. But I like to hoard some paper backs so no one gets bored during the z-poc.

I didn’t have nearly enough posts this week, I know, I started a new job and everything I’m reading is long. So long. But next week, we’ll have movies, we’ll have comic books, Under the Dome episode 6, & I swear I will have Game of Thrones finished! 

Happy Friday, word nerds!

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Feature and Follow Friday #4

It’s Friday! And TGIF everyone!

Feature Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week’s Feature is Guiltless Reading. It’s a blog hop. Follow all of them, follow anyone who follows you, follow anyone who looks interesting, say hi, make friends.

This week’s question:

Q: Book Vacay: Where is the best destination reading spot for you? (Where do you like to go to read other then your home)

places where you will see me reading:

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I will read ANYWHERE. After work anywhere with a beer is always my favorite. Anywhere with a beer and a patio is my extra-favorite. But eBooks (on my phone) on public transit is probably the most common, sadly.

Any of these apply to you?

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Feature and Follow Friday #3

Hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.

This week’s activity: A photo-bomb with your favorite book!

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I’m not sure who is photo bombing who here.

Left to right; Lucinda, Queen of the Damned & Raphael.

Shout out to this week’s features, Kelly Walker and Girl in the Woods! Join up, make friends, say hi, follow some new blogs created by fun and interesting people. Follow the hosts, follow the features, follow anyone you think is cool, follow anyone who follows you. Hooray!

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My review for Moon Called will be up later today. Thanks for dropping by!

Feature and Follow Friday #2!

You know what day it is! Check out and follow Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for deets. Join up, check out the other blogs on the list. Be cool, make friends.

This week’s features are: The Attic and The Reading Realm. Check them out, too!

Q: Yesterday was the US’ Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government.

I’m going with:

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I read this for the first time when I was 19 or 20. No idea it was a classic. In fact, I just found out it was published in December of ’84. hey, man, so was I!

The book is a little bit like Starship Troopers. It’s in the future, the war is against giant ant-like aliens. It’s called the Antwar. Awesome action, but mostly it focuses on the psychological effects of war. Felix separates parts of himself, what he calls “the Engine” makes him into an unstoppable killing machine, a tool of war. But the armor records his memories and his thoughts and Jack (who’s a criminal, and somewhat tricked) puts on the armor to uncover the saved data.

Gritty, depressing, powerful.

Alright. So, have a look around, enjoy yourselves. You can follow me on twitter, bloglovin’ or here on wordpress!

Feature and Follow Friday

(yes, I know it’s Saturday. Day late and a a buck short is my MO)

Details are beautifully explained here: http://www.alisoncanread.com/ and here: http://parajunkee.com/

(Eight Bit’s quick version, Follow them twos, follow the featured blogger, link your blog, poke around at some of the other blogs on the list. Say “hey”, make friends. Follow anyone who follows you)

And this week’s FF Question is:

Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?

Paperback. Easier to carry around than a hardcover. I don’t have an eBook device, I just use my computer, which I’m fine with and it really cuts down on time if you can just click on something and then be reading it or be reading a few pages here and there between putzing on the internet… but it’s not my favorite. I like the aesthetic of hardcovers but …yeah, too heavy and they usually cost way more. I don’t even have room in my apartment for all the shelves required for all the books I read. Hardcovers are not sustainable.

On that note: Browse around, if you like what you see: hit follow or follow me on Twitter. Hooray! Then I follow you back, say Hi, show some love!