Friday, February 17, 2017

Feature/Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

The Rules:
  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.

Specific RULES:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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”
  • 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”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers

This week's prompt is:
 What was the first book that moved you? Scared you, made you cry, disturbed your view of the world?

My answer:
I can't remember the first book ever that drew a strong emotion out of me.  There are a few books that I read recently that really took me through a lot of emotions.  

Eminent Love by Leddy Harper is one of them.  I cried so hard at one point during the book that I had to put it down, take a break for a while, and come back to it later.  

Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke is another book I read recently that absolutely destroyed me.  After I finished reading this book, I went to my bedroom, laid down on my bed, and cried gut-wrenching sobs for 2.5 hours.  I didn't think I would ever stop crying.  

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole is another book that was a roller-coaster ride of emotions.  There were some really heartwarming moments that made you feel really good.  But then there were also moments that absolutely gutted me.  This is another book that had me crying several times while reading it and then again after I finished it.  

What books pulled a strong emotional reaction from you?

This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews

Can you read and watch TV or listen to the radio at the same time?

My answer:
Absolutely NOT!  I am someone who gets distracted very easily.  When I go to read a book, I have to have absolute silence or I'm not able to concentrate and I'm constantly looking up from the book at whatever noise is in the room.  This is why I do most of my reading while my kids are at school during the day and then late at night when they are in bed.  

What about you?  Can you handle the noise while you're reading or do you have to have quiet also?


  1. Hi,
    I really liked your post! I'm visiting from Feature and Follow Friday! Some of the books that really moved me were Night, Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

  2. I have to have some noise otherwise the sounds of a quiet house will distract me so I typically turn on classical music. I have a few playlists that fill up the quiet nicely without distracting me. I think even if you don't distract easily it's hard to read with kids around. Mine always decide that they have 100 questions anytime they see me with a book!

  3. I'm the same as you with the silence while reading.

  4. Great post! I need near silence when I'm reading. I can't deal with the tv being on, but I can tune out my boyfriend as he plays video games and chats with friends on playstation live :)

  5. I prefer quiet when I read, but I can read in some pretty noisy environments when push comes to shove. Depends on how desperate I am. And how good the book I am reading is. :-) I hope you have a great week!


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