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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Follow Friday + Week 7 of Mermaid Challenge Reviews

Welcome to Week 7 of the Mermaid Lit Summer Reading Challenge! Below is my review for this week. If you have one of your own, feel free to link up with us and be sure to visit the others to see what they thought of their reads for this week! You may join the challenge anytime you like. See rules HERE. (Follow Friday below!)


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For the challenge this week, I read The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler.

I chose this one this week, at least in part, because I knew I was going to have a busy week and this was a quick, light read.

It's actually the kind of book I usually don't enjoy because it's very juvenile. The stakes aren't high, the problems aren't adult, etc. But, that said, for a middle-grade book, I actually did enjoy it. I found it to be funny and a very touching story.

Emily is twelve-years old and never knew her father. Her mother is deathly afraid of the water and they live on a houseboat that doesn't have a bathtub, so Emily has never been fully submerged in water. Finally she talks her mother into letting her take swimming lessons. To her horror, when she gets into the pool, her legs stick together and become a fin! Learning about her mer-heritage may be not only the key to who her father was, but who she may become.

As I said, the book was pretty good, even if it was in an after-school-special kind of way. I would recommend it to anyone who likes mermaids, middle-grade, family-centered mysteries, or just wants a light, fun beach read. 

Follow Friday


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!


What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?

I don't think I have a preferred format. I've always loved books, but reading in e-book format is super convenient, and because e-readers have lighting behind them, it's more easily done in the dark than with regular books. So, I do a mixture of both print books and e-books. I definitely am not a fan of hard-covers, though. They are more difficult to keep open while reading and more difficult to cart around. So I guess my answer is that I read a mix of e-reads and paperbacks, unless it's a library book or something. :D (Sorry. Total spaz over here. :D)

So, which format do YOU prefer?









15 comments:

  1. I personally have no preference when it comes to reading formats. As long as I have a book, I'm good. To some extent, eBooks can sometimes be WAY more practical, but I really do like having a physical copy. I feel like it heightens the reading experience!
    My FF

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    1. It definitely can heighten it sometimes. Thanks for stopping by, Roxy. :D

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  2. Hopping throuhg. I really like reading ebooks from the library. I don't check out many books from the library anymore. Just get them electronically.
    My Hop

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    1. I've heard of that and I think I can do it at my library, but I've never actually done it. Really should, though. :D Thanks Alison. :D

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  3. Yeah I prefer the real book but have been known to read some ebooks!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Both are great! Thanks Jessica. Happy Friday! :D

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  4. I'm slowly getting used to my kindle. Slowly but surely, it is convenient. Since you like ebooks feel free to join the giveaway Old follower.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday!

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  5. I don't really have a preference. I think eBooks are more convenient but I love seeing my favorite books on my shelf! I'm an old GFC follower but I just followed you with bloglovin as well:) Happy Friday!
    K @ My Favorite Escape

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    1. Thanks so much. I agree--there are pros and cons to both formats. Thanks for the follow. Have a great weekend! :D

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  6. I don't go anywhere without my Kindle! I only converted earlier this year. I've always loved the feel of holding a book in my hands and the smell of a new book. But I reached a point where my husband and I have enough books to need a separate room to store them making my office look like a used book store! I love discovering all the self published writers, and some tend to publish in ebook format only.
    Already following via Bloglovin. Please check out my blog!

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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    1. I agree--it's definitely easier to store ebooks than real ones. I'm pretty attached to my kindle as well. Have a great weekend! :D

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  7. Oh that books sounds cute. It reminds me of a movie I once watched with my daughter when she was young. And I'm with you, I don't care which kind of format I read. Although for craft books, sometimes I like a hardcover I can mark up and refer back to.

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  8. I prefer hardcovers because I get so annoyed when a paperback comes in the mail dented. Even the smallest dent bothers me so much and I love how hardcovers are harder to damage. Old follower :)
    -Scott Reads It!

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  9. Great blog! New follwer
    my ff
    http://rainydayreadingreviews.blogspot.com/

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