Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feature & Follow #14


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Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by the talented ladies behind AlisonCanRead and Parajunkee's View. The intent behind this blog hop is to get out there and meet other bloggers and gain new followers yourself. What sets this blog hop apart is the Feature. Each week, two blogs are featured, one at AlisonCanRead and one at Parajunkee's View. So make sure to hop over to those blogs to check out this week's Features.



This week's Features are:
Jelly @Jelly's Insider
Reading...Dreaming

This week's question is:
We are always talking about the books we want. Let's turn it on its head. What books have you given to other people lately?

The last books I gifted were Christmas gifts. I gave Killing Kennedy to my Mom, America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't to my hubby, the Leviathan series to one of my daughters, Drama to my other daughter, and The Universe in a Nutshell to my son. I do come from a family of readers...with extremely diverse interests! :)

How about you? What books have you gifted lately?




44 comments:

  1. I gave and received quite a few good books this year! They're the best presents. I'm a new follower! Happy Friday!

    Follow that Penguin

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    1. I completely agree! Books are the best presents! :)

      Thanks for the follow - I followed back.

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  2. I just gave a handle of books to one of my cousins. Books are wonderful.

    old follower

    http://pinkyjustlisten.blogspot.com/2013/02/feature-follow-8.html

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    1. Hi Kassandra! I couldn't agree more! Books are the best! :)

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  3. I love giving books that I have already read to friends, that way we can discuss them after they read them. Hopped by to become your newest GFC follower from WV Stitcher Have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Hiya Brenda! I always try to get friends to read books I've finished as well - for the same reason. :) Thanks for following - I followed back.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. I love giving books to friends. Sometimes we exchange books too.

    New GFC Follower
    My FF @ The Creative Forum
    Happy Reading :)

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    1. Giving and/or exchanging books is a great way to share your passion! :)

      Thanks for the follow - I'm following you too.

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  5. Great choices! I love receiving books as presents. Followed you back via GFC. Have a lovely weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks! Me too! :)

      Thanks for following back and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Great choices and sounds like a lot of diversity in the family! Hope when I finally have a family they'll all love reading as well!! Thank you so much for stopping by today!! 8) Happy Friday and I hope you have an amazing weekend. 8)

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    1. Thanks! And yes, there is quite a bit of diversity. :) I'm sure your future family will include readers. I think reading to them and them seeing me read is partly why my kiddos are such avid readers!

      Thanks for hopping over - enjoy your weekend! :)

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  7. Diverse interests indeed! Me and my sisters have some books in common, but we also have our diverging interests :)

    Books make great gift choices :D

    Happy weekend and thanks for stopping by My Book Musings! :)

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    1. Diverse interests keep things interesting! :) I like to read YA and share those books with my kiddos too. Yes, books are the best gifts.

      Thanks for hopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Yeah I just buy for people at Xmas time too! My friend is the easiest because she reads paranormals--thanks to me! And I buy her ones I think she doesn't have every Xmas!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. It is very nice to have a friend who reads the same sort of books! :)

      Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by...

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  9. I really want to read Killing Kennedy. I love it when people gift books and it makes me jealous because no one gifts them to me. LOL!

    Jessica @ Literary, etc
    (new follower via FB & Twitter)

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    1. My mom enjoyed Killing Kennedy. :) I love getting books as gifts as well. I don't get too many anymore since I work in a bookstore! ;)

      Thanks for following me...I'll hop over to your blog as well...

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  10. I haven't given away too many books in a while. I'll have to change that.

    Old follower :) Megan @ Megz Madd Readz (my F&F)

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    1. Hey Megan! Yeah, I haven't gifted that many either. I am constantly telling friends about books they SHOULD read though...maybe I'll have to start gifting those. :)

      Thanks for hopping by and enjoy your weekend!

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  11. I love gifting books to people! :) Especially family members, it makes it all the more special.

    New GFC Follower. :)

    Click HERE for my FF.

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

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    1. I really love sharing books too! It's nice to be able to share my passion with my family & friends. :)

      Thanks for the follow - I followed back. :)

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  12. I love giving books at Christmas too:) Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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    1. Yeah, books for Christmas - a gift I know will be appreciated and enjoyed! :)

      Thanks for hopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Lucky you! Oh, to be surrounded by readers... I might check out a couple of the books you've given as gifts :)

    Old follower stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend :) Here's my FF post.

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    1. It is rather heavenly having readers in my house! :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Lexxie! And you enjoy your weekend as well!

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  14. I don't know any of these books, to be honest :X They sound good, though.

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    1. Well, I can't personally recommend The Universe in a Nutshell although my son rates it highly ;) but the others are good. Thanks for hopping by. :)

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  15. America Again is one of the books that is on my wishlist. I really want to read that one. :)

    New follower via GFC.
    J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. My husband really enjoyed it - and he read good bits to me! :)

      Thanks for the follow - I'll hop over to your blog and follow back.

      Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. We used to give book in my family too, but some have taken up other habits *gasp* how could they? My older brother still tries to give me books for holidays and birthdays but every time he says what about this one or that one I have to admit that I've already picked it up. He can't keep up with me LOL. This Christmas I told him just get a gift card it's easier :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. I always got books for gifts...until I started working in a bookstore. Now my family seems to think that I'll just pick up whatever it is I want to read, so they don't bother. :( I DO still enjoy getting books though. Anyway, I LOVE giving them - it's always so exciting to me to give a family member something I KNOW they're going to love. :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Traci!

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  17. Loved Leviathan! I enjoy giving books to my family too -- that way I have someone to discuss them with. My FF

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    1. Yeah, Westerfield rocks! :) My oldest daughter laughs at me because her TBR list stays a mile long because of all the books I read and then tell her she must read. :)

      Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Sounds like some great gifts.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/feature-follow_22.html

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    1. I think they all enjoyed them! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

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  19. It's great that your family likes to reads, I'm just the weird bookish one in mine.

    Old Follower!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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    1. Nothing weird about being a reader! ;) I'm glad you read anyway! :) My hubby and one of my daughters don't read quite as much as the rest of us, but I'm glad it's something we can all share. :)

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  20. What a great family!!! I imagine there are books all around the house :)
    thnks for visiting my blog
    old follower
    RUTY@MYFF@Reading...Dreaming

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    1. LOL! We do have a library in our house! :) But it is unusual if there aren't books lying all over the place...

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  21. Nice gifts :)
    Thanks for stopping by my post.

    Old Follower.

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  22. I just gave away All In by Raine Miller, yummy book

    New Follower! Stop by mine too
    www.demonloversbooksandmore.com
    www.gotfiction.com

    Kelly

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    1. Mmm, yes...Ethan is definitely yummy! ;)

      I hopped over to your blogs and am now following you too! Love your blogs!

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