Thursday, September 11, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday: Book Recommendations?



I'm one of this week's feature! Yay!! :D

1. When did you start blogging?
 I started my blogging adventures in May 2013.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?
My favorite part of book blogging is being able to share my love for books with people from all over the world. I love hearing that a book I recommended ended up on a book blogger's TBR pile. I love fangirling over Emperor Kai with my fellow bookish friends. I don't have a lot of bookish friends in my daily life nowadays (we all got separated when high school ended), so it's nice to be able to talk about my favorite books with people that actually know the blissful feeling you get when you read a great book.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?
ALL THE BOOKS! I mainly blog about YA books, but I also read a lot of historical fiction. I appreciate all the genres for what they are, but I mostly flock to romance books. I'm also a big hoarder for books that have the I-hated-you-but-now-I-love-you trope. I don't think I have to explain what that means :)

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

I love ALL the books in The Lunar Chronicles series. I also love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. I'm a big fan of re-tellings, so I think it wouldn't be fair to mention Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg in this list. It's a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Loved it! 

5.What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
The best thing that has happened....Let's see...When I just started out. I was part of a Re-Readathon for Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. The host was the lovely Ttnene Michele from NeverEndingStories. There was this big giveaway for Cress (that wasn't out yet at the time), but there were other prizes (20 prizes!!!) as well with swag bags and after the giveaway I remembered I already had a blog that I made in 2013! *facepalm*

 Anyways, let's get to the amazing part! I met so many blogging friends that I still keep up with. In fact, one of them made my blog button for me! *waves at Olivia* and Kym, who is an awesome designer made a banner with all our twitter names on them. We had friendly wars over which guy in The Lunar Chronicles was the best.

 Then, Marissa Meyer (the lovely author) joined in on our shenanigans via twitter and I guess the experience at the time was surreal for me. I had a blast! It was so much fun that I decided there was no way I would ever forget about my blog again! Plus, I did end up winning a copy of Cress, so yay!!! 

This week's question:
Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you? - Suggested by A Great Read

Dark times, indeed, but I can't complain about never finding out about new books. I lived in the library at my high school. It was a constant meeting place for my friends and I. I was also a part of the school's book club. Book suggestions are easy to get when you're friends with the librarian! :) She actually ended up buying a book for me, and I got first dibs when the library was giving away free books. I also had a great group of bookish friends in high school who told me what books I just had to read. High school was the best! 


Sorry that took so long. Thanks for taking the time to read this! :) 

What about you guys? How did you get book recommendations before you started book blogging? Most importantly, do you have any recommendations for me? :P


50 comments:

  1. Hopping through. Congrats on being the feature! I used to volunteer in the library during the summers when I was a teen. I'd get so sick of it that I wouldn't go back for months.
    My FF

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    1. Aw, sick of the library? Say it isn't so!

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  2. Congrats on the feature! And the HS library is an awesome source of books! And you mentioned in your interview that you liked retellings, one that I especailly loved was Cruel Beauty! Here's my FF! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! :) I think I might've heard about Cruel Beauty before. It's about Sleeping Beauty, right?

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  3. Congrats! I've never lived near a library and I was homeschooled so no school library...I've lived a neglected life. =) I needs to find me a good library!

    New bloglovin follower!

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    1. Thanks! A neglected life, indeed. Find one, quick! :)

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  4. Congrats on being a featured blogger! New follower via blogloving :)

    Friends and library are the best. Oh, being friends with the librarian must be so nice, such a lovely story :)

    My FF

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  5. Congratulations on being featured! You had a good library in high school. Ours was...

    Following via Bloglovin'

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    1. Leaving me in suspense, are we? Haha! Thanks!

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  6. Congrats on the feature! New follower :)

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  7. Congratulations on the feature Monique! I'm a new follower.
    Here's my FF

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  8. Love the library! I do utilize it a lot for my kids. They love to browse the shelves and always pick out more books than they could possibly read in two weeks. :)
    Have a great day! I followed. :)
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    Laura

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    1. Yay! Kids that read are so adorable! :)

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  9. Congrats on being featured ;) I still haven't gotten around to The Lunar Chronicles, don't ask me why, although I have been hungering over them for a good year or two now! I didn't use to visit the library a lot because I was usually sitting in my room reading books I got from my family! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. yay! Your family got you books?! Lucky! And what do you mean you haven't gotten around to The Lunar Chronicles, yet? I don't comprehend that sentence. Start it soon! You're missing out! :)

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  10. The library was the place to be for me! I spent a lot of time there before my son was born. Congratulations on being a feature Monique!!
    Monique @ Mo_Books

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  11. I was on the Reading Team in high school (and worked in the library during home room) so I had good bookish friends too, only I was usually the one recommending.

    Following on Bloglovin.

    My FF


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    1. There was a reading team in your high school? Cool! :) Maybe you should recommend books to me?

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  12. I feel the same about living in my school library! I even found out there was a "secret" library class and I was the only one signed up! Yay!! Congrats on being featured! New follower on Bloglovin and Twitter :)

    Here's my F&F!

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    1. Shush! A "secret" library class?! That sounds epic!

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  13. Congratulations on being featured! :) New follower

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  14. Congrats on being feature! Happy to have found your blog! I wish my high school had a book club!

    I followed you on twitter, and bloglovin seems to be having some issues right now but I will follow you on their as soon as it is up and running!

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    1. Thaknk you, Kristen. Every high school should have a book club. It should be a crime for it not to be that way! :D

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  15. I used the library a lot too. Librarians are awesome! Congratulations on being featured this week!
    Old bloglovin' follower

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    1. Thank you! The library is a beautiful place to be. :)

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  16. Aww, what a sweet librarian. Mine was always grouchy! Congrats on being featured. New bloglovin follower. My FF

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    1. I never understood how librarians could be grouchy when they have all those books in their care.

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  17. CONGRATS!! and happy FF! Followed u via bloglovn
    ❤ Brittany @ Please Feed the Bookworm
    Follow me HERE

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  18. Congrats on being featured. I don't actually remember my high school's library, which seems a shame.

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    1. Thank you! Oh, dear! You don't remember your high school's library, that is certainly a shame, but you can make it up to the books by reading as much as you can now. :)

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  19. Congrats on your feature! I used to hang out in the library too and reccomendations from a librarian are pretty fantastic!

    Happy FF! New bloglovin follower
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  20. Congrats on being featured. Bookish friends are the best, aren't they?
    Old follower

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  21. Congrats on being featured!! I wish I had a group of bookish friends! I mostly used Google to find books. New Bloglovin follower :)

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

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    1. Yes, but thankfully we also have goodreads! :)

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  22. Very fun, Monique! I love Marissa Meyer too. She's the best!! If you like historical, you should try Edenbrooke and Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson and Sarah M. Eden's books. :)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Marissa is the best! I'll definitely put those books on the list to check out. :)

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  23. Congrats on being featured! The library had a big influence on me, too.

    New bloglovin' follower. Have a great weekend!
    My FF

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    1. Sometimes, the library is the best place to be. Books practically raised me. Thanks! :)

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  24. Hi, I'm an existing follower. Congratulations on being the featured blogger this week. It must have been amazing to chat with Marissa Meyer on twitter. I love those moments in book blogging when an author comments on your blog or something-really blows you away!

    My FF post

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  25. Congrats on being featured! I feel the same way towards libraries too :) hope you have a good weekend.

    New bloglovin follower :)

    Here's my FF

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

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