Feature and Follow Friday (12)

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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read. Each week, they ask bloggers a question they respond to in their Feature and Follow post.

I would like to be followed through Bloglovin‘.

This week’s question:

“How do you organize your books? Either at home on your bookshelves or on your reading-device, or on your bookish platform like Goodreads,Leafmarks or Booklikes.”

Well, on my bookshelves, I mostly oranize them per genre. YA goes with YA, adult with adult, and then I have subclassifications for horror, thrillers, and so on. For on Goodreads, I organize them per genre and per month I reviewed them.

Feature and Follow Friday (11)

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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read. Each week, they ask bloggers a question they respond to in their Feature and Follow post.

I would like to be followed through Bloglovin‘.

This week’s question:

How did you come up with your blog title and address? Does it have a special meaning for you?
Well, my blog had another name first. It was just part of my main domain with my personal website and stuff, and it was just called “booklog”, which was so boring I had to come up with something better. Then I wanted “I Heart Books”, but another website already had that. So I decided on “I Heart Reading” in the end. Maybe not all that original, but it keeps my blog genre-neutral, so I can review any genre of books.

Feature and Follow Friday (9)

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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read. Each week, they ask bloggers a question they respond to in their Feature and Follow post.

I would like to be followed through Bloglovin, Email or RSS. If you follow me through Networked Blogs or LinkyTools as well, then I’ll love you even more. You can find an RSS button, and an email subscription form in the sidebar, and a link to Bloglovin’ as well.

This week we have to talk about our book blogging resolutions for 2014. I already wrote a post about that on January 1. You can read about my goals for 2014 here.

In short (the original post is way longer), here are my goals:

  1. Read and review at least 200 books.
  2. Keep track of progress on reading challenges I signed up for.
  3. Write monthly round-up posts at the end of each month.
  4. Crosspost reviews on Goodreads, B&N, Netgalley and I Heart Yearly Reads.
  5. Add covers of reviewed books on Facebook.
  6. Add covers of received review copies on Facebook.
  7. Bring Netgalley review rate up to 50%.
  8. Bring Netgalley review rate up to 60%.
  9. Bring Netgalley review rate up to 70%.
  10. Organize my Goodreads shelves.

What were your favorite reads for 2013?

Feature and Follow Friday (6)

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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read. Each week, they ask bloggers a question they respond to in their Feature and Follow post.

I would like to be followed through Networked Blogs, Linky Followers or Google+ Circles. You can find all three of these in the sidebar.

This week’s question: If you could choose one supernatural being/creature to really exists what would it be and why?

That’s vampires, hands down. I know that they’re usually the bloodsucking type, not the sparkly ones, and I’m fine with that as long as…well…I get to be one as well. I’m terrified of growong old, and eventually dying. Yep. That’s one of my worst fears right there (confession time for me, heh) and I seriously don’t want that to happen. So I’m going for vampires. Then I’ll make a bargain with one of them to turn me into a vampire as well, and I’ll live forever. That’s my genius master plan. The alternative is that I turn into Buffy The Vampire Slayer and kick their ass if they don’t want to change me.

What type of supernatural being would you like to exist, if any?

Follow Friday (4)

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Follow Friday is a weekly meme created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Every week one lucky blogger is featured, and the featured blogger is followed by all participants. On top of that, participants also follow each other. Win win for everyone!

Since this is NOT a blogger blog, I would like to be followed via RSS (which was recently updated to Feedburner), or by subscribing by email (insert your email at the top left sidebar).

Question: Have you ever bought a book because of a bad review?

I have to admit that I’ve never bought a book because of a bad review before. I did buy a book despite of a bad review a couple of times. For instance, even though I heard a lot of bad things about Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and Fallen by Lauren Kate, I did end up buying both books to see for myself. So maybe I did end up buying them because of bad reviews. I was, in any case, curious to find out if they were really as bad as some people thought they were.

What about you?

Follow Friday (3)

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Follow Friday is a weekly meme created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Every week one lucky blogger is featured, and the featured blogger is followed by all participants. On top of that, participants also follow each other. Win win for everyone!

Since this is NOT a blogger blog, I would like to be followed via RSS (which was recently updated to Feedburner), or by subscribing by email (insert your email at the top left sidebar).

Question: Describe where you love to read most…

Surprisingly enough, that’s an easy one for me. On the train. No seriously. I love reading on the train. I spent about four hours a week going from university to my home and vice versa with the train. Additionally, I also love reading in my bed. Especially when we’re talking scary horror/thriller novels. Brrr!

So, where do you like to read most?

Follow Friday (2)

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Follow Friday is a weekly meme created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Every week one lucky blogger is featured, and the featured blogger is followed by all participants. On top of that, participants also follow each other. Win win for everyone!

Since this is NOT a blogger blog, I would like to be followed via RSS (which was recently updated to Feedburner), or by subscribing by email (insert your email at the top left sidebar).

Question: What characteristics do your favorite books share?

This is actually a very tough question. I read a variety of genres and enjoy a variety of books. I love kick-ass heroines, I love mysterious paranormal boyfriends (think Damon from The Vampire Diaries…yummy!), but I also love heroines who aren’t over-powered and are struggling against the forces of darkness. There’s nothing that really defines my favorite books, I guess. They’re all quite different. I love the Harry Potter books, I’m a great fan of In The Forests of The Night, but I also love reading Mists of Avalon, and there are no characteristics in common whatsoever in those books. One thing though that I love in all books, although admittingly not in all books it’s equally well-executed, is the love triangle. I know a lot of people are tired of those, but they just draw me in.

What characteristics do your favorite books share?

Follow Friday (1)

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Follow Friday is a weekly meme created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Every week one lucky blogger is featured, and the featured blogger is followed by all participants. On top of that, participants also follow each other. Win win for everyone!

Since this is NOT a blogger blog, I would like to be followed via RSS (which was recently updated to Feedburner), or by subscribing by email (insert your email at the top left sidebar). For people subscribing by email, don’t forget that there is a monthly contest for email subscribers only, and this month I’m giving away a copy of Incarnate, Under The Never Sky or Everneath to one lucky winner.

Question: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a book?

 

What a fun question! I must admit that aside from nagging for my Mom to drive me to the midnight release of one of the Harry Potter books (now the craziness is over, I can’t even recall which one), which was a three hour drive, I haven’t done a lot of absolutely crazy things for books yet. My Mom is a saint really, for putting up with me even as I got it in my mind that I needed to go to the release of Harry Potter in the dead of night. I remember staying up the whole night to read the book as well. Great times!

So what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a book! Please leave your website address below so I can follow you back! ūüôā