Thursday, November 24, 2011

Follow Friday (7)

I want to thank Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for the opportunity to be one of the feature blogs for Follow Friday. And I wish everyone a slightly belated Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Q: It's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for - blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

I am thankful for my friend, clb.  She was the person who most supported my idea of having a book blog.  And when I got overwhelmed and started neglecting the blog, she was the one that reminded me how much I loved blogging.  She brought me back.  

I am thankful for my daughter, although I am not sure that I would say she has helped with the blog.  Currently as I am writing (or more accurately trying to write) this post she is demanding my attention to help pack her backpack to go to our cousin's house for Thanksgiving.  But she is a huge source of joy in my life--and reading with her before bed reminds me everyday of the importance of reading and how much fun it can be.

Books that I am thankful for reading...now that is a tough question.  
Pride and Prejudice is one of the books that I can read over and over and over again.  And every time I fall back in love with Darcy and Elizabeth!
I read Gone with the Wind in middle school--it was my first taste of an "adult" book (or at least what I thought of as an adult book at the time).  I was hooked--who could not love Rhett Butler. 
Revolution is one of the books that I read this year that really stuck with me.  I could not get it out of my mind the way that Jennifer Donnelly brought the music alive in words and the way that she intertwined the French Revolution-era story with the modern-day story.  I cannot wait to read it again!
And last but certainly not least--I have to list Outlander because I have been talking about it non-stop since I started it.  It took me a while to get through, but it was worth every second!

50 comments:

  1. New follower! Very cool blog, by the way! And awesome answer

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  2. Friends who make us blog are so important! I definitely appreciate mine.

    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out - FF post

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  3. Congrats on the feature. I am a new follower. Happy Thanksgiving.

    My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-4.html

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  4. Great answer!
    I'm so grateful to be part of such a fabulous community. So thank YOU!

    And OMG, your daughter sounds adorable!
    Happy FF!

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  5. Congrats on the feature! I'm thankful for my daughters too :) They are my world...
    Happy #ff
    MaryAnn@Chapter by Chapter
    @chapterxchapter

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  6. Thanks for stopping by & following fellow feature :)
    New follower. Have a great holiday

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  7. Old follower, stopping through! Happy thanksgiving!
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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  8. Congrats on being featured this week and for all the great people surrounding you. GWTW is an awesome book and I was giddy with happiness yesterday since AMC tv had a marathon of the movie over and over and over.

    I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me whenever you get a chance.... http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday_24.html

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  9. New follower from FF. Congrats on the feature and have a great weekend!

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  10. Happy thanksgiving! I'm a new follower via follow Friday!
    You can find me at the howling turtle:

    http://howlingturtle-pdx.blogspot.com/

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  11. I've heard so many good things about Cinda Williams Chima and have yet to read her. I better get on that! New follower with FF! =)

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm a new follower. I do agree with your book choices though I have to admit, I don't remember much of book 1 or 2 (because it's been so long) and I haven't read #3. I will have to look into that. Congrats on the feature :)

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  13. Aww that is so sweet, great choices of books too, congrats on the feature, new follower here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/11/feature-and-follow-friday-6.html

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  14. I'm a new follower :)

    Congrats on being oen of today's featured bloggers!
    Pride & Prejudice is definitely a book to be thankful for.

    Here's my FF

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  15. Congrats on being a feature! New follower!

    Kate @ Epic (Chocolate) Fantasy"

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  16. it's a beautiful choice. I don't know your books but it sounds interesting.

    I'm a new follower


    here is mine

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  17. New Follower here! I would just like to say that I am so so thankful for Outlander! I have been obsessed for years now and probably have read it about 5 times now! lol. Also, I absolutely love your post! This is my first Follow Friday and I just love the support you received from your friend about doing your own book blog and how she brought you back :)

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  18. A lovely post and congrats on being featured! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd oUt

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  19. Congrats getting featured! I'm thankful of Outlander too! Love it in fact! :) But there's more!

    New Follower. Come see my Friday, and see if I mentioned You! And have a Great weekend!

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  20. My goodness, I love Gone With the Wind as well! Two summers ago, it was seriously my life-I read 26 pages a day (with pages that had 500 words on them) for a whole month, and I read at a sloth-worthy speed! My favorite term for Rhett is "the cad of the Confederacy."

    PS: I'm a new follower! Feel free to check out my Frivolously-Follow-Me-Friday post here.

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  21. I love that there are people who selflessly continue to support your dreams. What's even more amazing is that a lot of those people can often be strangers!
    I'm a new follower today, check out my blog too! http://kristyberridge.blogspot.com/

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  22. Sounds like very good things to be thankful for! :D I'm a new follower and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have an awesome Friday!

    My FF!

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  23. Congratulations on being one of this week's FF features Shanan!

    I'm glad you have people in your life like clb to help you to remember the things you love in life. And of course your daughter - I'd love to be their rediscovering the childhood classics with you both!

    Shelagh (Old Follower)
    The Word Fiend

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  24. Hi. Just stopping by for the Friday Follow. I am a new follower here. My blog is http://steepedinbooks.blogspot.com
    I followed you on Twitter, too.
    http://Twitter.com/HomeStreetHomeY
    I liked your Facebook Page, too.
    http://facebook.com/homestreethomebooks

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  25. Hi Shanan! Nice to drop by here again. Happy Thanksgiving to you! It's so nice to be the feature on this important day. God bless and more power!

    XO, April
    My Follow Friday

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  26. Congratulations on being a featured blogger. This is my first follow Friday.

    I'm a new follower. My blog is: http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/

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  27. Congrats on being a featured blogger! Happy Black Friday:) I'm a new follower.

    Here's my FF...

    http://moretalesfromthecrypt.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/friday-follow-2/

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  28. Congrats on your feature! New follower :) Love your blog! Happy Friday
    http://alexiachronicles.blogspot.com/2011/11/feature-follow-friday-3.html

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  29. Congratulations, Shanan!
    One of the things I'm grateful for is that you got me to read Revolution too. It's earned a permanent place on my keeper shelf!

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  30. Hello, new follower here. I'm scratching my head over this week's question - there are so many people to thank, where do I start!
    If you'd like to pay me a visit (and perhaps check out my giveaway?) i'm over at:
    http:\\elizabethbaxter.blogspot.com

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  31. Congratulations on being this weeks feature! New Follower:)

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  32. Oh wow Revolution sounds awesome I haven't heard of it before!! Happy Black Friday! :)

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  33. Hi Shanan, new follower. Looking forward to reading your posts. Hope you'll have a moment to follow back. Happy Thanksgiving.

    The Overnight Bestseller
    http://michaeljmccannsblog.blogspot.com/

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  34. Children are great about not helping with blogs. LOL. Congrats on the feature.

    New Follower!

    Have a great weekend.

    My Follow Friday

    ~Kristin

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  35. Aw, that is so sweet! Friends can be wonderful motivators! My husband is the same way.

    Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday_25.html

    New follower ^_~

    sinn @ sinnful books

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  36. Congrats on being this week's feature blog! Hope you get yourself a ton of followers! :)

    Here's mine: http://www.booklove101.com

    Have a good day!

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  37. New follower through Feature Friday. Love your blog design.

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  38. New GFC! Congrats on being featured! My FF is on Anne McCaffrey at www.burgandyice.blogspot.com

    Have a GREAT weekend!!!!

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  39. Hi I'm your newest follower. It has been a while since I have done this.

    I am thankful for the bloggers, the authors who have asked for reviews and introduced me to new genres and also the fabulous bloggers who are always quick to offer help and always take time out to say hi or comment on reviews and posts.

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  40. Hello :)

    Great post! I'm a new follower! Have a great weekend! :) Laura @ http://laurabesbookblog.blogspot.com/

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  41. Congrats on the feature, Just stopping by.
    New follower

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  42. Congrats on the feature! I love Pride and Prejudice! New follower :)

    Follow Me Friday @ Radiant Shadows

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  43. Hi, I'm a new follower and new to this friday bloghop . Nice blog and I hope you had a good respite for thanksgiving!

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  44. Your newest follower. Hopping by.

    http://abbiesreadingcorner.com/

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  45. You have some GREAT books in your answer! Although I didn't list them in my own answer, I would have to agree that "Pride and Prejudice" "Gone With the Wind", and "Outlander" are truly memorable books! As for "Revolution", I haven't read it yet, but the plot sounds fantastic! I do own the book, and do intend to read it, maybe this coming year...

    New follower, by the way! : )

    Here's my FF post:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-my-book-blog-friday-hop-13.html

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  46. O.M.G. How could I have forgotten? CONGRATS on being one of the featured blogs!! : )

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  47. Thank you all for the wonderful comments and the congratulations. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

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  48. You're very welcome, Shanan! My Thanksgiving was GREAT! Hope yours was, too!

    BTW, thank you so much for commenting and following back!!! : )

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  49. Aww, my family would be at the top of my list too! :) I am ashamed to say that I have not read ANY of those books! Looks like I have a lot of work to do in the New Year. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Sonia
    New follower!

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  50. Thanks for stopping by this weekend. I liked Divergent and look forward to hearing your views.

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