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!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Follow My Book Blog Friday - 12

**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 - Gizmo's Book Review** 

I started blogging after I was one of the top reviewers on for nearly 2 years. I started June 2011, and really didn’t put much effort or time into it under a friend suggested we redesign it and advertise more.

**Allison Can Read's Feature – Book Briefs**

 I'm a law student and a dog lover. I have two dachshunds named Harry and Ron (yes, they are named after Harry Potter characters). Which brings me to my next point- I am a bookworm to the extreme. I love to read anything and everything I can get my hands on. My first journey into the world of internet books was the website Goodreads. I was fascinated by the idea and I spent the better part of a day browsing the site and compiling my virtual library. Then, I started stumbling across some truly impressive blogs that were solely about books!! I was hooked. This was perfect for me. I started writing out my reviews on Goodreads, and I got to know a few bloggers. After working up the courage for months, I finally decided to start my own blog. I wanted to share my enthusiasm for reading with other book lovers. In law school we read dozens of law cases a week. We have to ""brief"" each of these cases as we read them to remember all the important facts. I kept thinking that I would rather be briefing YA books instead. Thus, Book Briefs was born. I ave had a blast with my blog for the past 6 months and I have met the nicest people.



Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

A: Geeze - that is difficult. I sit on the fence with movie adaptations. I often wonder if I would have liked the Harry Potter series so much if I had read the books first. Sometimes the adaptations work - for example Hunger Games seems to be getting very good reviews - and sometimes the essence of the book is lost. I feel like the catalyst is the vision of the director and the understanding of both the book and the author's intentions. Without a firm grasp of the book, the movie is likely doomed. I wouldn't want to someone's perception of a book turned into a movie. I would want to the the actual book turned into a movie. Do you know what I mean? That said, I am having a difficult time deciding on a book that would make me nervous. What about Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey Series?


**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. Iron Fey would be challenging.

    Chaos Walking is what makes me nervous.

    My follow friday

    1. I have heard of Chaos Walking, but haven't had the chance to read it. Though I am sure there are plenty of books out there that would make many of us readers nervous to watch. Thanks so much for stopping by! Heading to your blog now. :)

  2. I don't see the Iron series becoming a movie - it would lose so very much don't you think?

    Happy Follow Friday!

    1. Hey Brunette ~ I absolutely think. That is why I chose it. I would be extremely nervous to see what an adaptation yielded. I would only be able to hope that it would be done right. But I agree - it likely will not become a movie. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  3. I agree. if a adaptation is done right, then it is fantastic and if not, it's such a disappointment.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Im a new follower of yours :)

    1. Exactly! Thanks so much for stopping by! And congratulations again on the feature this week. :)

  4. I would be nervous about the iron fey series because I feel like Kagawa's beautiful and descriptive writing would be lost in a movie.
    Your newest follower,

    1. That is the cutest thing I have ever heard - "your newest follower". You totally just made my day! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you in the future. Have a wonderful weekend, Kristin! :) Heading over to your blog to return the follow favor.


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