Thursday, September 20, 2012

Follow Friday--Happy Hype!


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View 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, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) 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! 


Q: What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?


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Harry Potter! 


Okay, obvious answer, I know, but when I read these (just before book 5 came out) I had SOOO many people telling me not to read them! That was when lots of prudish people were saying that because they used wands and did spells, it was evil and dark and voodoo-ish. Then my sister said she thought it would be stupid to read them because they were "little kid" books. But then there was all the hype. I don't think I have to tell anyone how awesome they were. (Even my sister converted after the movies started coming out! :D

Happy Friday, Everyone! :D





P.S. If you missed it, Michelle at Concise Reviews did a cover reveal for me today, and I included a guest post entitled The Importance of Escapism. Click here to read it! :D 

65 comments :

  1. Oh my god. Yes. We're alike! Same thing. -Highfive-.

    Old follower! (:

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    1. Well you know, great minds... :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Perfect!!

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    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook
    http://kinxsbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-friday-13.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I liked your picks too! :D

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  3. When I first heard about Harry Potter, I thought that the books were strictly for kids and didn't consider reading them. Then I went to see the Sorcerer's Stone movie and immediately bought all of the books that were available at the time.

    Old follower. Our FF

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    1. Yup, there's no going back once it hooks you. :D Thanks for visiting! :D

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  4. I'm not sure if I would dedicate my reading time to Harry Potter, but it still does look like a decent read. Maybe in a year from now, I'll actually attempt to read the book!
    My FF

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    1. You totally should! They're great! Warning: You will get addicted! :D Happy Friday!

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  5. Oh, good choice! I didn't actually hear the hype about Harry Potter until I was already into it, though :D

    My FF

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  6. Old follower, one of, if not the best hyped up series that lived up to the hype it generated, thanks for stopping by.

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  7. New follower!

    I've never read the Harry Potter series, but I'm gonna be a rebel and not read them. I'm more of a contemporary girl. :)

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    1. LOL. Good for you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! :D

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  8. *facepalm*
    Oh. My. Gosh. I can't believe I forgot about the HP series on my list! But yes, totally agree with you on this one!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

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  9. OMG. Perfect choice! I read the first five books right after I just turned 20. I just devoured them. I remember finishing book one in my dorm room and I sat there for a moment befuddled and then I just like ran to the campus bookstore for Book 2. I RAN. My younger sister thought I was nuts. I tried to convince her over and over again to read the books...just like browbeat her into doing it. Finally it was like nearly 2 years later that I got her to read the books...and now she's a huge fan.

    As far as the ~controversies, I used to think they were so far removed from me...just something I read online, but I actually did encounter people who won't read them because they "glorify" witchcraft. But I was like...errr it's about love and family and friendship and good overcoming evil. Still, they just will not budge. Oh well. *shrugs* LOL

    Sorry this went on so long...yikes. I'm word vomiting all over your comments section.

    PS: I love your book cover. Will have to add that to my tr list pronto.

    My F&F post.

    New follower via GFC! :)

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    1. LOL. That's okay, Susan! I'm all about word vomit! And thanks for following and adding my book! I appreciate it! :D Happy Friday!

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  10. Hopping through. yay for HP! Can't beat it.
    My Hop

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  11. I AGREE. (Can I write in red, with flashing neon lights and bold it and underline it too? I love HP)
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Addie @ READioactive

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  12. Yes, HP is one that I thought of, lol.
    Note I have a new blog name, was Concise Book Reviews by Michelle, its now Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books. Just FYI I changed it about a week ago, a better fit, i think'
    Here is my FF
    Follow Friday Hop

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    1. Good to know about your name, Michelle! I like the new one! :D Happy Friday!

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  13. I love HP you are so right!!! Thanks so much for the follow returning GFC
    Book Review Club
    Happy FF

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  14. OH Harry Potter, absolutely, amazing choice!
    * New Follower*
    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll stop by yours as well. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Great choice! I haven't read HP yet, I'm waiting till my kidlets get a little older in order to read it them.
    Here's my FF's for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author
    Happy Friday! =D

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    1. That's a good idea! How fun! Thanks for following! I'll do the same! Happy Friday! :D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! :D

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  17. LOL, good one. I still need to read the books. I know, I'm bad.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. The good thing about that is that you still have them to look forward to! Have a great weekend, Jennifer! :D

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  18. I don't know why I didn't think to list HP for this question. Becaue I definitely feel like this is the series that was worth every bit of the hype, and then some. Such a wonderful series. I get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside when I think of HP. And when I see other people loving HP, too.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm your newest follower! Great minds think alike, Harry Potter was my answer to the question too :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    Recent Post: The Book Buff's Halloween Countdown: In Which I Discuss Christmas, the Jolly Green Giant and Big Budget Musicals

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  20. OMG Harry Potter Yes!! Why did I not think of this last night?! This is like.. the obvious choice to that question!

    Thanks for stopping by. Old follower.

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    1. Right back at ya! Have a great weekend! :D

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  21. Hey tanks for the follow and returned the favor. I have actually never read any Harry Potter Books

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday! :D

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  22. Yup! Totally agree!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

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  23. Sorry, tried to visit your guest post, but the site kept locking up on me...

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  24. My answer too.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll return the favor! :D

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  26. Old follower here!

    I started reading these books because I was assigned the 3rd one in a Children's Lit class in college, and I thought, "How dumb, why would I start with the third in a series" so I started with the first and fell TOTALLY in love. :)

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow_21.html

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for stopping by! I'll do the same! :D

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  27. Harry Potter is my all time, greatest book love. Forever (L) Haha. It sounds so dramatic, but those books are just.. fantastic.

    My FF.

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  28. I wasn't a fan of the books but LOVE the movies. Thanks for stopping by My FF.
    New Follower!

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  29. I have only read book one so far, but I saw all the movies and yes they are definitely worth all the talk =)

    Thanks for stopping by mine!
    Old Follower.
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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  30. Harry Potter is one of the best series out there, I didn't think I would like it til I read them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. Old Follower, but thanks for the follow. I havn't read any of the Harry Potter's actually.

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  32. Thanks for stopping by. Nope, still won't read Harry Potter. I'm an anti-hype girl when it comes to books.

    My FF Post

    Free download of Priscilla the Great book one. Clickhere!

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  33. Completely Agree, Harry Potter was the absolute best ever. =] Thanks for sharing and visting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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  34. I haven't read any Harry Potter books - but I loved the movies

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :) Old follower hopping through. Here's my FF post

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  35. Thanks for the follow, following back.

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  36. Good answer! I actually forgot about HP but I also was sucked in by all the hype. I actually haven't finished the harry potter series and I don't know why because I really loved the first few books a lot! New follower and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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  37. Harry Potter too!! I read them before the hype I think...certainly before the films came out ;)
    New follower!
    My #FF

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  38. I'm more a fan of the HP movies then the books. I have never finished the books. LOL....

    Thank you for following my blog earlier, returning the favor now =D

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