Friday, November 25, 2011

Follow Friday - 11/25/11


If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee 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!

This weeks features are:

Books and Beyond
The Book Addict


Q: It’s Thanksgiving Day(Weekend) in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

First, Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. Even if you don't live in the United States you can still tell us what you are thankful for. Right?

I have so much to show my appreciation for. I have two beautiful daughters who make my life what it is today. As a teenager I never wanted children. I just never imagined that they would complete my life in the way they have. There has never been a day that goes by that I don't thank God for blessing me with them. Of course, there are those days that I am begging God for the patience to deal with them...I'm certain they pray for the patience to deal with me too. I am also very grateful for my wonderful parents who are still there for me every single day. My husband and I will be celebrating our 17th anniversary tomorrow. If not for his love and support, I would not have been able to be the mother I am today.

Okay...on to the blogging things I am thankful for. I have been blogging for about six months and have been so very lucky to make some wonderful friends. April from Books4Juliet, Angela from Reading Angel, Pixie from The Bookaholic, and Kristin from KristinCanRead are just a few of these blogging people.

I often review independently published books and have had the honor of working with some of the nicest, kindest authors around.  
 All of these lovely ladies have written books worthy of your time. Top 5 traditionally published series I am, oh so thankful for this year:
And last, but certainly not least...I am thankful to all my wonderful followers who make writing this blog worthwhile!

34 comments:

  1. Hi I'm your newest follower. Hope your having a great Friday! I am thankful for the bloggers, the authors who have asked for reviews and introduced me to new genres and also the fabulous bloggers who are always quick to offer help and always take time out to say hi or comment on reviews and posts.

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  2. I have reviewed more and more independently published books...I love some of the books I have found independently published!

    And I completely agree--kids are amazing and do a lot to help me feel complete. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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  3. What an incredibly lovely Follow Friday! Thanks for the mention, and it does sound like you have a lot to be thankful for! Agreed, being a mom is one of my favorite jobs.

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  4. Children are always a joy! And there are always so many things to be thankful for.
    Old follower here for the hop!

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  5. Jenna @ FansoffictionNovember 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    What a great list! I love that you thanked the individual authors. Everyone's awesome, and I'm glad your daughters are a part of that thanks!
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (old follower)
    Thanks for hopping by my post!

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  6. Wow Kristin, 76 words! Amazing :) I'm glad you liked the game, hehe. And thanks for passing by, really.

    Congrats for your 17th anniversary tomorrow, enjoy it!

    Lots of hugs,

    Alaiel @ Librarian Mouse

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  7. Hey Kristin, thanks so much for the follow; following back. It's nice to have a chance to say how thankful we are for our family, isn't it? Looking forward to reading your posts.

    The Overnight Bestseller
    http://michaeljmccannsblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

    New Follower :)

    If you have a moment, please come and vote on your favorite YA Novel's Character:
    Here

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  9. Hopping by, great post! I love the Nightshade series!

    New follower :)

    Follow Me Friday @ Radiant Shadows

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  10. You've mentioned me TWICE this week! Thanks so much! You're SO SWEET! I can't thank you enough for brightening up my day <3

    Love Lots,
    April

    P.S. Happy to be a Kick-Ass just like her Friends <3

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  11. Kristin, great list of books! I am thankful I found your blog. Thanks for all your hard work! Great job my friend!

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  12. Wow! I feel really special! Thank you so much. And the wonderful people that you have included me with... What an honor.

    I, too, am very grateful for my daughter. She really does complete my life- Like a puzzle piece I didn't realize was missing. I'm also very grateful for the wonderful bloggers that have been willing to read and review Mortal Obligation and other indie books. You guys make such a difference.

    Happy anniversary! CONGRATS on 17 years. That's amazing. I hope you get to do something fun to celebrate.

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  13. Thank Kim. As always I am glad you stopped by!

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  14. I am blessed to count you among my friends! Thanks for stopping by April!

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  15. I loved Nightshade so much! I cannot wait for Bloodrose. Thanks for stopping by and following. I returned your follow!

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  16. Lu, thanks for stopping by. I ran by your blog, followed and nominated a character. I look forward to seeing what you have to say.

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  17. Family is a blessing in disguise sometimes...today for instance. LOL! Thanks for dropping by!

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  18. Alaiel, Thank you for the congrats. It's been a long 17 years. Just kidding. I had fun playing your word game. It provided the perfect distraction from writing. LOL!

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  19. Thank you for your kind words Jenna. I couldn't do a Thanksgiving post without including my daughters. :)

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  20. Thanks Elizabeth. I do have so many things to be thankful for.

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  21. I don't know what I would do without my girls. I thank you for stopping by my humble little home on the web. I am starting The Same Earth tomorrow. Promise. LOL

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  22. I admit that I have read some really scary independently published books but I have read some amazing books that should be getting book deals also. More of the good ones honestly. I am glad to help where I can. Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. So you work with self-published authors as well? This post is the second I've read today that says how awesome those people are.....now, I will definitely fulfill a request that one has given me to read his book. Thanks for the advice!

    PS: I'm a new follower! Feel free to check out my Frivolously-Follow-Me-Friday post here. Thanks!

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  24. I am thankful for all the things you mentioned above. Authors make my life wonderful and give me a wonderful escape into the unknown. Thanks for stopping by. I returned your follow.

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  25. Hey. Thanks for the follow. I am headed to your site to return the favor. I just want to offer a couple of words to the wise. Don't let one author, book, or blogger form your opinion. The first self-published book I reviewed was terrible. However, the ones I have reviewed more recently have been phenomenal. Just read with an open mind. LOL.

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  26. What a sweet story. I hope when I have children someday (hopefully soon) they can complete my life as much as yours is. Have a great weekend!

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  27. I love the Fever series can't wait for the spin-off series or the extra 3 books being written in the Fever series, yay more Jericho Barrons, new follower, here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/11/feature-and-follow-friday-6.html

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  28. Natasha Anne FernandezNovember 26, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    I love your blog! And I couldn't agree more on your book choices, Shade has been one of my personal favourites this year too and I can't wait to start Dreamfever next month. Die for me was pretty awesome as well:D

    New follower:) Thanks for hopping by my blog:)

    Natasha

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  29. Alison, having children is the greatest blessing God has bestowed on me. I will be saying my prayers for you and yours.

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  30. More Jericho Barrrons makes my life complete. Thanks for stopping by and following. I ma headed to your blog now.

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  31. Shade will be among my favorites of all times; however, I really hate crying. I cried through both books and the short story that is in Enthralled. Ugh. LOL! Thanks for the follow.

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  32. I love your blog! Thank you for stopping by & following my blog :) Any celestial type theme I adore! I hope to see you again. Stop by when you get a chance..
    Books&Beyond

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  33. I'm sorry I'm just now stopping by this post, but thank you for loving me AGAIN!!!!! I love you too sweetie!!!!!!

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  34. I've heard so much about the Nightshade series - definitely have to check it out.

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