Feature Follow Friday ~ April 28, 2017

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Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The goal of Feature & Follow is to meet new bloggers, make friends, and gain readers.

Accessories and Merchandise

What are your favorite book accessories or merchandise you own or want?

I’m not really a merchandise or accessories person. I never have been besides the pretty bookmarks the school book fair (that I never use), but now the things I want are pretty popular and I have none and want basically all of them.

I call them Punkos. Yes, that’s even how I typed it into Google, which corrected me.

You know them as Pop Funkos.

Punkos! I will always remember them this way.

Here’s what I really want!

When I was in high school/early college I also found a jewelry store that makes items from books! The Author’s Attic is amazing! I found them specifically for Outlander jewelry.

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The reality of the situation is…

 

 

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What merch do you want? 

Feature Follow Friday ~ April 21, 2017

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Fave Shows

What are some of your favorite TV shows?

Other Shows I Watch

*I have only started watching The Bachelor this season, just because it was on Hulu. Last I watched was when I lived with my aunt in college and she watched it.

Shows I Will Watch with the Man (When He’s Watching Them)

What do you watch? 

Feature Follow Friday ~ April 7, 2017

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Keeping up with the Kardashians Blogs

How do you prefer to keep up with your favorite blogs?

Honestly, I don’t even know. Spoiler alert: I don’t keep up well. Especially these days. Especially with this career at this school.

I think I’m old school. I like to follow by email, and here’s why: I don’t have time to figure out Bloglovin. I really don’t. I don’t understand how it all works. It is easier for me to delete posts I don’t want to visit, and keep emails in my inbox as a reminder to get around to them. It works for me…but then I also get stressed when I get 3893985 emails a day. It’s a vicious cycle.

How do you keep up with blogs? 

Feature Follow Friday ~ March 31, 2017

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Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The goal of Feature & Follow is to meet new bloggers, make friends, and gain readers.

It’s My Birthday! 

I tricked you! If you keep up with my Sunday Posts or monthly Chit Chats you’ll know that my birthday was last month!

Today’s topic is: It’s my birthday! What book should I read? Recommend your current favorite book.

So I’m going to recommend mine, and you recommend yours to me! Because we all love books!

31752357My current favorite read is: King of the Friend Zone.

I love Hunter’s character. He has a lot of focus in this book. There are so many instances of internal dialogue and that is the part I think I enjoyed the most. He is so real. He thinks what everyone else is thinking. It is like Pratt literally recorded and wrote down someone’s thought processes through each of the scenes he’s in. He is the MC of the book and I love that this author put that spin on her characters and chose him as the focus for a romance.

Tell me yours! What’s your current or most recent favorite book?  

Feature Follow Friday ~ March 24, 2017

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Books/Series in the Closet

What book/series do you love secretly and have a hard time admitting you love?

I don’t love the series, but I like it a lot. The adolescent, obnoxious, wish-I-knew-then-what-I-know-now middle schooler in me enjoys reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I have the first five or six (or seven?) books in the series. I’ve been contemplating with myself about keeping or getting rid of the books from my shelf, but I think I would like to pull them out on a bad day just to read and laugh.

This isn’t a secret, but I am very cognizant of pushing this series on people: Outlander. I think it has now grown to have a niche and strong following than it did even ten, twelve years ago. In college, I was embarrassed to talk about this book with others. It was in my closet then. When I first started my blog, I wasn’t embarrassed to share or talk about the books, but I was aware that there were going to be people who did not want to hear it and I could get some nasty backlash. I’ve seen it already out there and I didn’t want to make a platform available for that to happen to me.

Another book along the same lines about cognizance and blowback that is a book that will never die in my heart. I have talked about Looking for Alaska many, many times on my blog and what it means to me and why. I even created a feature on my blog, Famous Last Words, based around the reasons I love and advocate for John Green’s book. This is a book that most people judge and trash based on the fact that “she’s teaching them how to have sex” (oral, with a toothpaste tube – nothing ever comes to fruition – this is not uncommon and is realistic for the world we live in) and the question swirling around about Alaska. There is SO MUCH MORE to this book. Everything that Pudge and the Colonel do in their search for Alaska’s truth show great character, dedication, compassion,  and empathy – a lesson many are neglecting to teach their children in today’s world. I have become more open with sharing my history with this book and feel like I can now openly talk about it, and I realize it can make some people uncomfortable and they don’t really know what to say – and I’m OK with that and it’s OK.

It should also be no surprise that I am a huge romance reader. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I read Outlander at age 12. However, my mother always tried to hide the covers of what she was reading in public, and I have always felt embarrassed about reading this genre. Even reading next to The Man on the couch, I’m embarrassed for him to look over and start reading my page when it’s starting into a steamy moment. Why? Why am I embarrassed? I shouldn’t be. I can read what I want, when I want. It’s not something to be embarrassed about, but I am…because all my life growing up the concept of reading a “bodice ripper” was reinforced to me as being embarrassing and something to hide and do in private. However, I am not a fan of erotica. There is a clear and distinct difference between romance and erotica, and I find that some erotica is in the closet themselves trying to market as romance. I’m not down with that.

What books or series are in your closet? 

Feature Follow Friday ~ March 17, 2017

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Graphic Novels & Web Comics

Do you read graphic novels or web comics? What are your recommendations?

 

I do read graphic novels! I used to read a web comic in college, and they were too slow at producing the comic and the story line was just stagnant so I didn’t keep up with it very well…and then not at all, and now I can’t even remember what it was. I stumbled upon Allie Brosh’s amazingness at Hyperbole and a Half, but I am sad to say it is defunct now.

I highly recommend these three graphic novels:

 

Do you read a web comic or have favorite graphic novels?