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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Follow Friday--Fun or Fail Scenes

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read.

My reads actually aren't all that interesting this week--much as I hate to admit that. I haven't done much of my normal reading this week because I'm already past a deadline for a manuscript and have been working all hours of the day to finish it. I'm currently reading four different books, but before you're all impressed or anything, let me explain.

Two of them are non-fiction books I read chapter by chapter and one I've been trying to finish for months! It's not that it's boring--at all!--but it keeps getting back-burnered. These two books are Abundance by Peter Diamandis and
The third is one I'm also reading chapter by chapter for a read-along: The Dragon Reborn, Book 3 of Wheel of Time. I've actually read this book before and am re-reading it to participate in the read-along. I'm generally only required to read a chapter or two of this one per day.

Finally, I started a book called Driven to Kill this week. It's a true crime (so also a non-fiction) and it's actually very difficult to read. It's the telling of a real life case of a pedophile and how he was caught. The problem is that it has VERY graphic scenes dealing with what he did to those poor kids. Hard to read. I always feel gross. I don't think I'd go so far as to say they're fail scenes, as they definitely elicit an emotional reaction, but they aren't exactly fun to read either. Kind of a weird bookish situation. But it's short and it's been on my kindle for some time, so I really want to finish it. (I already know they catch the guy so I can't read the nasty stuff and then not read about them actually slapping the cuffs on him, right?)

Weird that three out of four aren't fiction. That doesn't happen often. Oh well. I honestly probably won't finish ANY of them until next week, but I hope to finish all three of the non-fiction ones. (I won't finish The Dragon Reborn because I'm keeping pace with the read-along.) Anyway, that's it for me.

What are YOU reading this week?

23 comments:

  1. I loved the Wheel of time series. even though I never finished them all :( I hope one day I will revisit them.

    New follower on Twitter and Facebook

    Michelle
    My FF

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    1. Thanks for the follows Michelle! And I hope you revisit them some day. They're awesome! :D

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  2. Haven't heard of these. I hope you enjoy them all though. 8) Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks so much. Right back at ya! :D

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  3. I always loved that Dragon Reborn cover. The image says a good number of things.

    On an unrelated note... I'm laying the blame on you for the post going live on my blog Wednesday morning. You do remember the email you sent a few days ago, right?

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    1. Uh...not sure. What'd I say? I guess I'll have to tune in on Wednesday. Kind of excited, though. :D

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    2. Yes, you'll have to wait until Wednesday now. Actually, I just managed to wipe out the whole thing in my attempt to correct a typo, so I'll have to create the horror again. But see? You're an inspiration!!

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  4. New Follower here just saying hi :) Here is my post back!! Hope to see you as a follower as well.

    Amber

    http://paradiseofpages.blogspot.com/2013/05/feature-and-follow-friday.html

    Sorry don't know how to do the hop thing.

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    1. No worries! Thanks for following. I'll follow you back. Have a great weekend! :D

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  5. Oh, I would have a lot of trouble reading that true crime book as well, Liesel. It makes my stomach churn just to think about those kinds of things, reading about them in detail, from the perpetrator's POV would probably not be for me - even if it's important in some ways.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. Have a fantastic Friday!

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  6. hi liesel! thank you for stopping by our blog earlier. i really, really appreciate you following us. i'm following you on linky and networked blogs. :)

    Michelle's FF post

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    1. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

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  7. I haven't heard of these, but enjoy :)
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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  8. I followed you every way that I could! Hope to see you around!
    My F&F

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  9. I love nonfiction so a few of these books really sound appealing to me. Thanks for sharing. As always I have more books going than I have time to read: I'm reading Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way", and "Life of Pi". I have a Bill Bryson book started and set aside and just finished Joan Anderson's WONDERFUL "A Year By The Sea".

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  10. Passing through and saying hi.I like your layout and look forward to your posts.

    BTW i found you through FF, hope i can see you passing through on my blog :)

    http://guinandlibertadtomas.blogspot.com/

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  11. Gah, I could never read so many books at once! My mind gets all confused, especially if they have a similar plot. I'm not a huge Non-Fiction person, but I'll have to look more into these. :)

    Thanks for Stopping by! Old follower. :)
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  12. Hi there just passing by. I have not heard of these books or read them. I'm a new follower through GFC, Networking blogs, and Linky.

    My FF this week:

    http://mymidnightfantasies.blogspot.com/2013/05/feature-follow.html#comment-form

    Have a good rest of your weekend.

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  13. Looks like interesting reads. Old Follower. Thanks for sharing and visiting my FF. =]

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  14. I'm not also on my normal reading pace. -.-

    Thanks for droppin by my FF! Old follower.

    Michelle Shouts Random

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  15. I think I've heard of Westley Allan Dodd, but I don't recall the details of the case. Maybe it's best that it stays that way. It's tough to continue reading a book with such a horrible subject matter, so kudos for keeping up with it.

    Thanks for visiting.
    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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  16. I haven't heard of any of those but I definitely wouldn't be able to read that last one. I can't read stuff like that, fiction or not. But good for you for sticking with it. At least you know they get him!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old follower here. :-)

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