Reader’s Edyn

I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Follow My Book Blog Friday - 6

**Welcome to the Feature & Follow**

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, Parajunkee of course 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, 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!
Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link (on Parajunkee's site) above FEATURES --> Feature and Follow Hop --> and get on the waiting list! It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

**Parajunkee's Feature – Book'd Out**

Hi, my name is Shelleyrae of Book’d Out. As a thirty something, married, mother of four I live a quiet life at home in Australia (in amongst moments of sheer chaos) which I love, but with a book in my hand I can be a vampire’s mistress; a detective on the hunt for a serial killer; a damsel in distress or even a teenager again. I have always loved reading but never had anyone to talk to about books with. No one really wanted to listen if a book made me cry or rage or laugh or filled my heart with joy. *insert sob here* So like everyone who has something to say but feels no one is listening, I started a blog. I read an eclectic mix though I prefer urban fantasy, mystery and contemporary fiction, I find it impossible to choose favourites though. I am as happy to read ebooks (on my iPod) as I am print, from backlists to bestsellers, mostly if there is a story to tell I am willing to read it.

**Allison Can Read's Feature – Fiction Fervor**

Once upon a time, there was a teen who loved reading YA books. Day and night, she read and read and read books from all genres of fiction -- fantasy, paranormal, dystopia, science fiction, and more. But she grew weary from having a limited choice of books at her local library. And thus, Fiction Fervor was born. Over one year old, Fiction Fervor is composed of three teens now: Thy (the one who was the most avid reader), Tori (the one who had the most thoughtful reviews), and Linda (the one who was the founder with the biggest dreams yet).



Q: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?

A: I haven't actually had to avoid a particular genre yet. But if I had to avoid one, I would probably stay away from horror. I am a chicken to the highest degree. Any scary movies I have seen I remember vividly and end up with nightmares years later for no reason. I can't even watch the dumb things without covering my eyes most of the way, so how the heck would I be able to read horror? Doubtful that it would be possible.


**Okay ... Rules**

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!


  1. Non-fiction and horror seem to be popular answers this week. I am a new follower. Here is my Follow Friday: Mom Reads My Books

  2. I am with you on the horror! New follower :)

    My FF Post

  3. I can't watch scary movies but I enjoy the odd horror book

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Hopping through. I usually stay away from horror too. It just doesn't interest me.
    My Hop

  5. New follower here.

    Yeah, I stay away from horror as well.

    My FF Post

  6. @Aime - I have seen the same trend so I would have to agree. Thanks very much. I returned the favor.

  7. @Kate - Thanks very much for stopping by. I returned the favor. *shudders* Horror has no place within my mind. Have a great weekend!

  8. @Book'd Out - I have no idea how you can read it. I guess people have to, but I'm not one of them. Reading for me is much like watching a movie. The images get stuck in my head and I can't get them out. Bleck! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  9. @Alison - I have to look forward to you hopping in each week. Thanks for that. :) I really need to read happy endings. Endings that are sad or anything but an HEA just put me in a funk for a while, so I avoid them. Horror and HEA really don't go together, so it is best that I stay away. See you next week! :)

  10. @Priscilla - Seems to be a pretty common answer. I do not want to be freaked or scared or depressed - nothing negative associated with reading. Horror, in my mind, is all those things and probably more. Thanks for stopping by! I returned the favor. :)


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