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July 12, 2012

Feature & Follow ● #4

Feature & Follow is a Friday meme created and hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! Answer a feature question, make new friends and gain new followers!


I have the great honour to be the featured blogger on Parajunkee this week! This week's feature question is...-drum roll!-

Q: What drove you to start book-blogging in the first place?

A It was the scary feeling of slipping away from the book-lovers world. There was my elementary school stage in reading, where I gulped down one Boxcar Children book a day. Then, from 7th grade to 10th, I wasn't exactly connected with reading as much anymore. That was a terrible feeling. After discovering a book blog by chance on the web (Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf, to be exact - thank you, Lauren, for being my first glimpse into the book-blogging world.), I realized the amazing virtual realm that existed. Since I already loved blogging about other interests, why not blog about books? I didn't know many people from school who shared the same mind-set (plus I was shy -blush-). The thought of reading and sharing opinions, and making new friends with the same burning love for books was what finally drew me in.

Thanks again to the lovely hosts for having me as one of the featured blogs! I've included the blog hop Linky on my post this week as well. I'm still relatively a baby to book-blogging, so I'd love to hear from all of you, how you came around to book blogging as well!!! Thank you for visiting ♥

Vivian

p.s. I'm sorry, guys, if I don't get around to everyone tonight! I'll be hopping around first thing early tomorrow morning, though, and I promise to get around to everybody!  

 

78 comments:

  1. First congrats on being featured!!
    Second I loved your answer.I'm glad you discovered blogging and now have place to share your love of books :D

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  2. Yay for being a featured blog! :) Great answer! New follower via GFC.

    My FF: http://moonlightreader.com/

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  3. Congrats on the feature!

    And we had similar reasons for getting into blogging! It's really a great way to keep on top of the books :-)

    Also, coincidentally, I just blogged about The Boxcar Children today in my Throwback Thursday post :-)

    Great answer, and I'm a new follower via GFC.

    Here's my FF!

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  4. Congrats on being a featured blog. Welcome to the world of book blogging. I am also sort of new but keep doing what you are doing. Old Follower!

    thebookreaper.com

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  5. Congrats on being featured! I had a friend suggest it , she is my book buddy. She was so instrumental in getting me started.

    Follower

    My FF

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    1. Thank you! and I'm so sorry I cannot reply on your blog! :( Age thing or something, but blogger is blocking me from entering your blog ;__;

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  6. :) It just takes that one book or series to get you hooked, huh? Great blog. Congrats on the feature.

    New follower.

    Mine: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-friday-36-tgif-28.html

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  7. Congrats on your feature! I am an old follower! Here is my FF: Mom Reads My Books

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  8. Hi Vivian! New follower from Follow Friday. Congrats on the feature! I have to say I'm impressed you started your blog at such a young age! That's awesome! I hope my daughter will be as invested in book some day!

    http://jjbonds.com/blog

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  9. I followed you! Congrats on being featured :D

    http://bookdoll.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow-friday-is-weekly.html

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  10. Congrats on being he feature and lovely story =D

    BTW I love your "Pledge to read the printed word" button so I added one to my blog as well!!

    New Follower,
    Becky
    http://bookbitereviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-friday-24.html

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  11. Congrats on being featured this week and welcome to our world! I'm now following you via GFC and would love for you to visit me when you get a chance... http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow-friday_12.html

    The Scarf Princess

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  12. Hi Vivian,
    Oh, I loved the Box Car Children books. I used to love the whole putting the milk in the river to keep it cold. I remember buying the first book in the series so I could read it to my son. He hated it- told me it was silly and stupid. I cried.

    I'm following you through GFC. My FF is at: http://365-books-a-year.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow-friday-5.html

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  13. Congratulations on being one of the features tonight! I love your blog, especially the title. I love this sentence in your post, "I realized the amazing virtual realm that existed." That is how I often look at it!!

    New follower (:

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

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  14. Congrats on being a feature! I'm a new GFC follower.

    I think it's great that you started blogging as a way to keep in touch with books. No better way!

    My Friday Hops

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  15. Wonderful answer :) Hopping through! New Linky Follower!

    Here's Mine:

    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow-friday-23.html

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  16. Ohh I'm also relatively a book blogging baby! Only started a few months ago! So would love new followers :)

    New Follower via RSS!

    My FF

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  17. Another book blogging baby here too, I'm just five months in and LOVING it! Great Site!
    Hopping through with My FF!

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  18. Congrats on being the feature! I don't have many people in real life that I could talk books about either. It's so nice to be able to surround myself with many book bloggers and booktubers, lol. I'm a new follower. You can find my FF here.

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  19. New Follower Book Review Club via GFC
    http://bookreviewclub.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow.html

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  20. Ahhh congrats on being featured Vivian! I totally get what you mean by having that period of time where you just aren't that into reading! And most of my friends aren't avid readers so it's great that we've found the book blogging community! :)

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  21. New Follower. I love that you started because you wanted to make friends who loved books as much a you do. New Friend. =] Thanks for sharing. =]
    Here is My FF

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  22. HI new follower love your blog and your answer

    check mine out at cantbeatbooks.blogspot.com

    hugs and wishes
    candi

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  23. Congrats on being the feature! I can't believe I never blogged before now, I don't know how I ever survived without it lol. New follower! Have a great weekend!
    Chrystina @BookLiaison

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  24. Yay for being featured. I am a new follower and I have to say your blog is great. Also this is my first time doing FF so it's all kinds of crazy for me.
    I was not an avid reader when I was younger. I actually avoided books like the plague. But about 3 years ago I found that they are the best form of entertainment and have been devouring/reviewing them since.
    My FF

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  25. Congrats on being featured! Have a great weekend, I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog if you have the time.

    My FF!

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  26. what a nice answer. COngrats dear!

    old follower

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  27. Congratulations on being the Featured Blogger! It is nice to be able to talk about books with other bookworms!

    I'm now following you!

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  28. Yay for being a featured blogger this week! You're blog looks great, Vivian and I'm a new follower everywhere I could follow you from your sidebar LOL! Enjoy the feeling of being on top and have a great weekend!

    Oh! And I loved The Boxcar Children too! I'm glad you found your way back to books. :)

    My FF

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  29. It was exactly the same for me...that big gap from 7th to 10th grade. When I was younger I was famous for running around with a book in front of my face at all times but that book turned into girly magazines as soon as I was allowed to wear mascara :) And for me, too, bookblogging was a way to really get into books again!

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  30. Congrats on being a feature! I'm with you on that one. I feel that now that I've found this wonderful world of book blogging my reading has picked up by a mile. I guess college got in the way of my reading -____-

    My FF

    Ana♥ @ Beach Bum Reads

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      New follower via GFC :)

      Ana♥

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  31. Congrats on being this week's feature! I was completely taken by surprise how large the book blogging comunity actually is until I joined. Haha. It's lovely. <3
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

    Pixie
    http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com

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  32. Congrats on the feature!

    New follower


    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

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  33. I'm an 'old' follower :) Congrats on being featured! If you want to know why I started blogging, please come over to my FF post and find out.
    Have a great weekend!

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  34. Great answer and congrats of the feature!

    I am a follower, I'd love it if you visited me and returned the favour.

    My FF

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  35. I know what you mean - it's a lovely community :-)

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  36. It's a fabulous group of people in the book-blogging world ~ A couple of clicks and there's tons of people with the same interests. I know how you feel about sharing your love of reading ~ I don't know many people outside this virtual community who think about books day and night.

    *New Follower*

    You can visit mine @ Realms of an Open Mind

    Happy Reading :)

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  37. I didn't know that many people in real life that liked books as much as me either but I've met some fellow book bloggers IRL which is completely awesome.

    New Follower :)

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  38. New GFC, Linky, and NB follower!

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  39. Congrats on your feature! So jealous!

    New GFC Follower.

    Ensconced in YA
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

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  40. Great to meet your Vivian and congratulations on being one of this week's featured blogs!

    I'm glad you're enjoying blogging so much - it really is a great community to be a part of. I've had to take a bit of a break this year due to personal issues, but I have missed it!

    Shelagh (New GFC follower)
    The Word Fiend

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  41. New Follower. You I had stop reading about the same time period but mine was mostly during high school. I lost interest in alot of things during that time. But when I came back to reading, I came back hard!
    Worth Reading It?.

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  42. Congrats on being a feature this week!!! New Linky follower! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF & TGIF

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  43. I didn’t know the book blogger world was so huge when I started blogging myself. It’s a bit overwhelming sometimes. Your blog is cute and the fish tank thing in your sidebar is evil. I’ve just wasted several minutes “feeding” them and having them follow my cursor. What can I say? I’m easily amused.

    Patricia @ Lady with Books

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  44. Congrats on the feature! This world of book blogging is much bigger than I imagined when I first stumbled upon it. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-friday-33-and-tgif-21.html

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  45. Congratulations on being a featured blogger ^_^.
    New follower here!

    Sandy

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  46. Connecting with people who love to read as much as I do is a definite bonus to book blogging. I hadn't even expected how much fun that would be.

    New follower via GFC!

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  47. I love your answer and congrats on being featured !! Love your blog by the way :) Thanks for sharing <3

    New Follower!
    xoxo, Mariam @ Book-A-Holic

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  48. Congrats! on being featured, nice answer!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow_13.html

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  49. Nice feature! New Follower!

    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook

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  50. And how wonderful it is to have your blog on the web! ^^ Congratulations on being featured Viv! I am the same: I'm a bit shy, so this blog world is a perfect place to discuss books!

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/07/feature-follow-8.html

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  51. It was such a huge shock to me too! I was talking at a staff meeting this morning about how huge the book blogging community is and as librarians we need to get more involved and at least know what people are talking about. :)

    Congratulations on being featured!!
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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  52. Congrats on being featured! Great post! New GFC follower (Heather's Book Chatter http://authorheather.com)

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  53. Congrats on being a feature. I go through times where I don't want to read much. Hopefully, I won't get like that for a while.

    New follower

    http://booksandcollege.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-friday-11.html

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  54. The world of blogs is amazing; I also joined because of seeing a bunch of other blogs and wanting to be part of this world. Congrats on being featured! New follower on GFC :)

    Sophie @ The Dreaming Reader

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  55. Hi Vivian! Congrats on being a featured blog. It's amazing how many different types of genres different book bloggers specialize in. If you are a reader of one type of book, there is an online book blogging community for you.

    Happy FF and new GFC follower :)
    Renee @ Succotash Reviews

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  56. Hi Vivian!
    I love being connected to other book lovers! Book blogging keeps me reading, reading, reading!

    Have a wonderful week end!

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  57. Great answer! New follower :) My FF: World of Books

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  58. Hi Vivian,

    I love meeting new book lovers and I am now following you. :)

    http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/07/featurefollow-friday.html

    Thanks,
    Stormi

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  59. Love your answer! <3

    New follower :)

    My FF: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-friday-17.html

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  60. Congrats on being a feature! We started blogging for similar reasons. :)

    New follower.
    My FF

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  61. Great answer!
    Congrats on being featured. :)
    I love your blog's design. New Follower!
    My FF

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  62. Congrats on being a feature! New follower :)

    my FF

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  63. Congrats on being a feature!! And I LOVED the Boxcar children!!! :-)

    Whatever the reason, I am glad everyone started blogging! It is a great community and I love meeting new people. :-)

    I am a new follower via Linky. Check out my blog at http://littlereadridinghood.com

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  64. I never had anyone to talk books before I started blogging. I am so happy that I started, because now I can always find someone to talk books. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  65. I know the feeling when you can't share your love for books for neing taken as a fool.

    New follower.
    My FF

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  66. Hi, just stopping by. New follower from the hop. I totally understand the feeling of having no one to talk about the book thing with.

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  67. Thanks for stopping by and following me, I am now following you also. :)

    Stormi

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  68. This is my first visit to your blog. Love the layout. I'm a new follower via gfc. Look forward to more visits and reading great reviews.

    My FF: http://jessysbookends.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow_13.html

    Jess@ Jessy's Bookends

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  69. What wonderful blog though I have to admit this is my first time here though I am a new follower though GFC. I read the boxcar Children often even at my age though I did not now it existed until sometime in high school years or I just pick up a book. Take a look at my blog if you want and you check it out if you want
    http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-me-friday-9.html

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  70. Hi vivian, lovely blog and congrats on being a feature :D **Old Follower**
    www.bookishtimes.blogspot.co.uk

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  71. Greats on being featured!
    I'm a new follower. (:
    My FF : http://cheerfulreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow.html

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  72. Got to this one a bit late. Congrats on being the featured blogger ^__^ I recognized you from Stacking the shelves, so that was fun :) New Follower!

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  73. Congrats on being featured! Sorry I'm responding so late. I thought I had already but I guess the weeks have run together! Love your blog :) Old follower

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