Apr 4, 2013

Feature & Follow (23)


The Feature & Follow blog hop is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. 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 Friends 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

GUYS I was one of the featured bloggers this week!! This is so exciting! Woohoo! Anyways... Getting back to business:

If you're new to the Follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Q: Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate -- ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?

A: I very rarely read books I think I'm going to hate, but I will if everyone seems to love it and I want to be contrary. I was so sure I wasn't going to like Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi for some unknown reason, and I went into reading it braced to hate it. I thought that it would be written in a different manner, and I was shocked when I was hooked a couple pages in. I kept thinking "Wait. This is good. Why is this so good? This shouldn't be this go- OMG ADAM IS WONDERFUL AND I LOVE JULIETTE AND TAHEREH AND THIS BOOK OMG" (Seriously, the way it's written is incredible and I highly recommend reading it). Now it's one of my very favorites!

What book did you think you would hate?? Follow and let me know you were here, and I'll come follow back!


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55 comments:

  1. Congrats on being featured! I haven't read Shatter Me yet, but I do own it so I should get around to doing that. I heard it's written really different.

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  2. Congratulations! I thought the same thing about Shatter Me! Nice blog :)

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  3. Congrats about being featured!! Great answer

    http://spicedlatte.blogspot.com/

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  4. Congratulations on being this week's feature blogger. New follower :-)

    http://kathrynwhiteauthor.blogspot.com

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  5. hello, im your new follower! I love your blog, its really pretty.
    Here's mine: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7522573503299845403#allposts

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  6. I really loved Shatter Me too even though I went into with a little apprehension. You're blog is friggin' adorable, by the way!

    GingerRead's FF

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  7. Congrats on being featured. I don't read books I think I will hate either but I have read books I thought I would like but ended up hating. I would rather be pleasantly surprised than read a disappointing book.

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

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  8. I loved Shatter Me!! I liked that you ended up liking it in the end :)

    Great answer and congrats!

    Tt @Never Ending Stories

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  9. I'll have to check out Shatter Me, I hadn't heard of it before. :)

    New twitter follower.

    Congrats on being featured!

    Pam @ MoonlightReader.com

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  10. Congrats on being featured. I am a new follower! http://justanotherrabidreader.info

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  11. It's great to get that kind of reaction from a book you weren't expecting anything from!!

    Come and check out my FF Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

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  12. I have to get my hands on that book!! New follower via GFC.

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  13. OMG YES SHATTER ME IS AWESOMESAUCE. Team 62 forever! <3

    Congrats on being featured! New follower here. Here's my F&F post :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  14. I'll probably say the same somewhere down the line! I've been debating over Shatter Me for awhile now!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  15. I haven't read Shatter Me yet. Sounds like an awesome book.

    New Follower:)

    You can follow me back @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  16. Hi! This is the 2nd time Silk Screen Views is joining the blog hop. Following you by Twitter.

    I'm actually not a huge fan of a lot of books people love. One of them is the Sookie Stackhouse series. It's just not my thing. The writing... ugh. Don't get me started! Ha!

    I started following this blog last week. We prefer people to follow us on SSV via Wordpress, Email or Twitter. =)

    http://silkscreenviews.wordpress.com

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  17. Congrats! :D

    I experienced almost the same with 'Shatter Me'. Everyone was telling me how awful it would be with all its similes and methapors, an annoying story, dumb characters etc. When I eventually read it, I was suprised that it wasn't THAT bad at all! I don't understand all the rage about it.

    Old follower :)

    Here's my FF

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  18. I had sort of the opposite reaction to Shatter Me. It sounded perfect me, but I just thought it was average. I've heard better things about Unravel Me, and I hope to read it soon.
    New GFC and Twitter follower

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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  19. Hi - you have such a beautiful blog design! I havent read Shatter Me yet but I hear so many goo things about it, maybe I should?!

    New GFC follower :)

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  20. I'm adding that title my TBR list. Congrats on being profiled.

    New GFC follower.

    Visit my FF Shirleyisnotmyname

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  21. Congrats on being featured! I didn't enjoy Shatter Me as much as you did, but I'm glad you liked it. I read a Romanian translation of the book, so maybe that's why I didn't like it.

    I'm a new GFC follower.

    My FF: http://vanillamoonblog.com/2013/04/05/feature-follow-friday-7/

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  22. Good Choice. I loved Shatter Me, and Adam *Swoon*. Congrats on being featured.

    New GFC follower.

    My Follow Friday

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  23. Congrats on being featured!
    New GFC Follower.
    My FF: http://bookaddictbieke.blogspot.be

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  24. Congrats on being featured! New follower! I want to read Shatter Me at some point soon! <a href="http://picturemereading.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/meme-feature-and-follow-friday-surprisingly-good-books/>FF</a>

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  26. Congrats on being featured! =D

    I LOVED Shatter Me so much. And Unravel Me even more. So great answer! I'm glad you liked it too.

    New follower

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  27. Congats on being featured! Old follower!

    My FF

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  28. That book is still on my list! I need to get to it for sure. New follower. My Friday http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2013/04/follow-friday-62.html

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  29. Congrats on being one of the featured!

    Ohh, I went into Shatter Me with the opposite thoughts but came out feeling very disappointed. I'm definitely going to read book 2 in the series but really only because the end of Shatter Me felt like it flipped 180. Although I was a fan of the writing style of Shatter Me, just not the plot or the romance. Although Warren's characterization was freaking awesome!

    Following you via RSS Feed/BlogLovin'

    Miss J @ Miss Book Reviews

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  30. Congratulations on being featured!! :))
    First of all, i love your header :)
    Secondly, new GFC follower :)
    ANd finally, i have also read Shatter Me but there was something that bothered me :/ I still don't know what but there was something that nagged at me. I am looking forward to reading Unravel Me to see if that changes though.

    My FF

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  31. Ok, now I really want to read Shatter Me!! I had the same thing with the Millenum series, where I thought I'd hate it and loved it! Congrats on being a Feature, I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to join my giveaway of 'Arabella's Shadows', all you have to do is leave your name and email address in a comment!
    Join my Giveaway on my Friday post!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  32. Congrats on getting featured :). That book I definitely want to read a.s.a.p!
    Old follower.
    My FF

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  33. Following you.
    Congrats on being picked as the featured blog.
    http://kasi-kcblake.blogspot.com

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  34. Congrats! new follower via GFC.
    My blog is http://wsheam.blogspot.com/

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  35. Shatter Me is such a well written novel. That is one of the things I LOVE about it, but I've been hearing that the second book doesn't have as much of that written poetry. Like the writing style was tuned down a bit, but I haven't read the second one yet so we'll have to see.
    Old follower
    my F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/04/friday-56-26-feature-friday-25.html

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  36. Congrats on being featured! :)

    Shatter me sounds pretty good! I wanna read it but I still got a lot of books to read -___-
    MY FF

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  37. Congrats on the feature! Shatter sounds great! I don't read books that I don't think I'll like. I've changed my mind based on reviews and recommendations and decided that oh, that does sound interesting after all let's give it a shot, but if it never gets my interest then it's not going to happen.
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  38. Congrats!

    I have read a couple of books out of boredom that really surprised me(;

    I was a little hesitant on Shatter Me as well.

    New Follower via
    GFC, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads

    My FF http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-and-follow-friday.html#comment-form

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  39. Following back via Twitter and Goodreads, congrats!

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  40. I almost think going into a book expecting to not like it is a good thing. Because then, when the book surprises you, it's this amazing thing, and it sticks with you.

    I haven't read Shatter Me, but my cousin LOVES IT!

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  41. Yes, the only time I read books I don't think I'll like is when EVERYONE is raving about them and I want to see what I'm missing.

    New follower. My Feature and Follow.

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  42. Congrats on your feature!! I've been so ready to read Shatter Me. I must have it, lol. I'm glad you ended up loving it! Hope I will, too. :)

    New follower! My FF

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  43. Gahhh I can't believe I still haven't read Shatter Me--obviously I have to soon! New follower here. :) Here’s my FF.

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  44. Congrats on being featured!! I LOVED Shatter Me! And Adam, oh he was perfect. Which is why I don't know if I can bring myself to read Unravel Me!

    Old Follower

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  45. Congrats on the Feature! I just bought Shatter Me particularly because everyone either hates it or loves it. I will have to see where I land.
    New GFC Follower
    My FF
    Krista @ Breathe In BooKs

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  46. Congrats on the feature!
    New follower!
    Beth @ Free Spirit Books

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  47. Congrats!

    Old follower here.

    I have to admit, this is one on my list of "didn't sound appealing"... I'll have to give it another look. I think a friend of mine owns it. These are the best kind of books to borrow :)

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-follow-and-book-blogger-hop.html

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  48. I loved SHATTER ME and UNRAVEL ME. Tahereh Mafi's voice is incredible! My sister recommended the series to me, and I'm so glad she did.

    New follower here :)
    http://erinlfunk.blogspot.ca/

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  49. YAY congrats on being featured!! :D

    I am also skeptical as too how I'll like Shatter Me (haven't read it yet but I own a copy now...) but reading your answer made me a more hopeful- and excited! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week end ♥

    Old follower.
    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  50. Congrats on Featured! New GFC follower. My FF

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  51. Congratulations on being featured this week! I haven't read Shatter me yet, but it's on my 'someday' list. I'm a new follower via GFC :)

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  52. Oh my God, I had the same reaction to Shatter Me! Especially about Adam <3 He was so amazing. I was really prepared to hate this book, but I read it because everyone else read it, too, and I felt left out! haha It's good when books surprise like that.

    New follower!
    Elizabeth @ Paper Sanctuary

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