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, May 4, 2012

Follow My Book Blog Friday - 13

**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 - Ali's Bookshelf Reviews** 


Ali is a college student studying Physical therapy aide and Massage Therapy at the same time also she is a mother of two. Her kids are the world to her and she even blogs with her little girl in a feature called Mini Me Corner Review. Being a book blogger is one of her hobbies she loves the most and her motto is you can never have to many books!

Sharing her love of books with everyone she meets is something else she loves. Ali reads pretty much anything she can get her hands on but she loves Fantasy, Dystopian, YA, chicklit, etc.

**Allison Can Read's Feature – The Housework Can Wait**


Hey there! My name is Lauren and I'm a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom for two little girls/walking, talking balls of energy. I spend a large portion of time just waiting for one of them to spontaneously combust. It really wouldn't be surprising.

I started my blog because I love to read (when I can squeeze it in around work and my various Mommy duties) and I always want to talk about the books I read after I finish them. The problem is that most of my friends don't read what I read. And those that do, don't want to drop
their work/Mommy duties at my every whim to talk about the books I read. Blogging is the perfect outlet for me to get all my words out of my brain and out into the world. And the best part is, I've ""met"" other people who like the same kind of stuff I do! Huzzah!

My favorite books include Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, the Farseer/Liveship/Tawny Man trilogies by Robin Hobb, the Ender/Shadow series by Orson Scott Card, and The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Right now I'm trying to finish Glitch by Heather Anastasiu, but it's proving difficult since it's on my iPad and my 3-year-old keeps stealing it to do puzzle apps. So I'm getting ready to start The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen.



Q: What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?

A: Okay, so I have way to many favorite authors to be able to pick one, but I do have one author I would tell something too. Ms. Julie Garwood ~ WHY?????? Why did you stop writing historical romance? *cries* WHY?????????? Not that I don't enjoy the contemporary books, but they are all kind of - I don't know - the same. The historicals were fabulous and the contemporaries, well, aren't. I mean seriously? The best we can get out of the author who wrote Saving Grace, The Claybourne Brides, and let's not forget Honor's Splendor is this same ole' same ole' contemporary stuff? You are killing me Ms. Garwood! Killing! Me! Please, for the love of all that is holy ... BRING BACK THE HR!!!!!!


**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. Sounds like you want some more books by this author!

    My follow friday

    1. I am getting more books from her, but what I want is more Historical from her! They were so much better than the contemporary books. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am headed to check out your blog now. :)

  2. I know who she is!! I have read historical romances by her! a long time ago now. I adore historical romances!
    I get happy when I recognize an authors name and have read her books before.
    I don't blame you, the book I read, Lions Lady, was awesome. I love romances that take place in that time period in England.
    New follower, Have a gr8 weekend <3
    My Follow Friday

    1. Hey B&B ~ I get excited when I see someone posting about an author I am familiar with also. Seems like many times I have not heard of the authors everyone is talking about. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it is nice to have some common ground. :) Lyon's Lady is actually part of a trilogy. Ironically I am missing Lyon's book, but have the others and have read them. It is on my "I Wants" list! And thanks for the follow. I will be returning the favor shortly. :)

  3. Aww I'm sorry she stopped writing historical fiction! Maybe you really should send her your letter to see if you can convince her! ;)

    Here’s my FF post

    Happy reading!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

    1. I have thought about it Megan, but I doubt it would make a difference. She is heavily into contemporary now. I still enjoy the books, but not nearly as much as I used to. So sad! Thanks very much for stopping by! :)

  4. Sorry she switched to a genre you're not happy with :-( Maybe it's not too late!

    And thanks for including the features on your site! Most people don't do that (including me, and I WAS the feature). It was a nice surprise!

    New follower.

    Thanks for following on my FF!

    1. No problem Lauren! I always thought we were supposed to include the features in our posts so I started the weekly meme by doing it that way. Now it is easy because I can just copy and paste from the previous week and only have a little to adjust. But I am so glad you appreciate it.

      I can only hope that we will eventually get more historical from Garwood, but she is firmly into contemporary at this point. It is depressing really. I understand writing in various genres, but don't just completely cut one off and switch to another. It leave a lot of fans out in the cold. :(

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. New follower, I've never read anything by Julie Garwood but it would be annoying if your favourite author stopped writing the genre that they're famous for, my FF

    1. Sarah ~

      EXACTLY! Like I said in the previous post, she basically cut her previous readers off cold turkey. If she wrote in both genres it would be awesome, but she just ditched HR and went straight for Contemporary. I am baffled by this move as her HR books were so much better than the Contemporary.

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be by to return the favor.

  6. Hopping through. I've heard of Garwood but I've never read her books. I should check her out.
    My Hop

    1. Alison! *waves* Great to see you again!

      I would highly recommend the HR books although if you then read a contemporary, you will probably be disappointed, so maybe start contemporary and then read the HR for what her writing can really be like. Honor's Splendor is terrific and is a stand alone as is Saving Grace. Those two are probably my favorite though all of her HR's are very good.

      Thanks so much for hopping in!


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