Friday, 10 August 2012

FF (82) & TGIF (65)


Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee.

This week's question feature is
Mandee @ Compelled by Words

Q: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

My Answer: I don't really know. I started wih pretty much no idea how blogger worked or how to present a blog. I'm still not great on the inner workings, but I think if anything I would try to get a more basic understanding of the set-up. But overall I think I'm pretty happy with my blog and I wouldn't really change anything.



TGIF!



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This Friday's Question:


Unexpected Books: Which books did you have reservations about reading, but ended up loving once you did?


My Answer: well there have been a few.


-The Furnace series by Alexander Gordon Smith. I thought this looked Ghastly and Gruesome and just horrible, but I had to read it for a Book Day at work and I'm so glad I did, they are such good books and the author is friendly and funny and his writing is so captivating.


- The House of Night series by P.C & Kristin Cast. There was once a time when I refused to read anythign with vampires in, I'd been terrified of them since I was little, but again I had to read 'Marked' for a Book Day event at work and really enjoyed it. I have a lot to thank theses books for, they opened me up to the world of YA Paranormal and now I can't get enough. They may not be the best vampire books out there but they were my starting block.


- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I know right!!! I thought they sounded to violent and horrible, but of course they are incredible books and so well written.


-Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy. I remember seeing these in the library and thinking they looked scary and not my sort of thing at all. A talking skeleton? No thanks. But my friend convinced me to give book 1 a shot, saying they were funny not scary. And I'm so glad I listened to her. One of my all time favourite series now! And meeting Derek Landy has been great too!


I'll leave it there or I might start to bore you! Let's just say, it's definitely good to try something different.

 


Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!!


9 comments:

Cassi Haggard said...

I didn't really have a plan when I started book blogging. That's probably what I would change.

My follow friday. Please visit!

Sydney said...

I think I'm also content with my blog so far. I hope it stays that way! New follower.

The Brunette Librarian said...

Blogspot is a booger to learn :) I'm still finding out about stuff I had no idea how to work, so I totally get your point.

Have a wonderful week!
The Brunette Librarian's FF & a special giveaway :)

Megan said...

I agree with you, it's a constant learning process.
My FF

Shelley Romano said...

Hopping through!

I would say that if you're happy with what you've designed and what you are doing with your blog...stick with it! No worries.

Have a great weekend!

http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-friday-26.html

Emily said...

Hi! New follower! Great answer!(: I'm learning a lot from everybody's answers since I'm a new blogger!(:

http://simple-books.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday.html

Shanae Branham said...

I like your blog. You should feel really good about what you have done. I only hope I can do as well. I’m glad I dropped by from FF. I am your newest follower.
Cheers,
Shanae
My Blog

barmybex said...

I agree Cassi - plans are good.
Welcome Sydney!
Brunette -Blogspot is tricky, and I just figured it out then they 'upgraded' threw me back again!
Megan - tell me about it!
Thanks Shelley!
Hi Emily, hope you find your feet, stick with it.
Thanks Shanae - that's really sweet of you. Welcome! :D

Grant Morris said...

I'm now following you! Here's my link:

http://www.grantmorris.net/2012/08/blog-post.html

Grant