Thursday, June 20, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday, Book Blogger Hop, & Celebrate the Small Things



I am excited to participate in the awesome Feature & Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Check out their fabulous websites for the info and join the Hop!

This week's feature is to share your favorite literary quote. 


Before you act, listen.
Before you react, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.

~Ernest Hemingway

And from S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

"Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold."

"I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me."






June 21st - June 27th:
When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading them or wait until you are completely done with the book?


I read the whole book before I even begin a review. I like to get lost in the story without having to worry about what I'm going to write. 





So this week I am celebrating making it through week two of summer vacation. It's been crazy hot here, so I am really thankful for our amazing A/C. And I am so exited to be a shiny new intern for the amazing Candace Havens a.k.a. Editorial Director for Covet Books at Entangled Publishing. I am thrilled to be a small part of such a fantastic company. 

What are you celebrating this week? Big or small join in so we can all cheer each other on.

One last note....check back here around noon EST for a big surprise from the amazing Cora Carmack. If you loved Losing It, you are so not going to want to miss this!

 Have a great weekend and Stay Gold everyone!



129 comments:

  1. OOh nice quotes! Like them!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Lovely quotes!I remember reading the Outsiders when I was younger! That quote brings back memories. Glad I came across today! Thanks for sharing!(:
    My FF

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    1. The Outsiders was my fave in high school. I must have read it a million times :)

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  3. Great quotes! Old follower here. Happy Friday!
    My FF

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  4. The Outsiders is such a great book!

    New follower via bloglovin'. :)

    Slytherpuff
    Bettering Me Up

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  5. I really like all of your quotes. I remember "The Outsiders" with an odd level of fondness. Old follower.

    Tsuki @ Tsuki's Books

    <a href="http://tsukibooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/feature-and-follow-friday-154-literary.html”>Tsuki’s Book Blog</a>

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  6. Hopping through. I haven't read Outsiders since I was a kid. I should try it again.
    My Hop

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  7. Love the Hemingway quote, more people should follow that advice:)

    My FF:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

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    1. Ha! I agree, wouldn't the world be a better place ;)

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  8. I love the Hemingway quote! It's definitely something to live by as people often dont think enough about what theyre doing.

    New Follower via Bloglovin

    My FF
    Annoushka @ Annoushka Reads

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  9. Cool! Thanks for sharing :)

    follower

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/feature-and-follow-53.html

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  10. awesome quotes! I loved The Outsiders, but it has been so long since I read it!

    New follower, Amber @Nala's Book Corner Amber @Nala’s Book Corner

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    1. It never gets old :) So glad to have you here!

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  11. The first and the last are incredible!

    I would love to read the Outsiders, as soon as I can!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It is a fantastic book! I'm sure you'd love it.

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  12. I love your choice of quotes! THE OUTSIDERS is always classic. :-) Thanks for stopping by my #FF and the follow! I followed back on GFC and bloglovin'!

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  13. I am so engrained to writing reviews, that it actually doesn't bother me to write as I am reading. It is actually easier for me to do it that way. I am enjoying everyone's answers.

    Stop by for my full answer if you like.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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    1. It definitely makes more sense, I just can't seem to train myself to do it. Unless I don't like what I read, then I take a million notes! Glad you came by :)

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    2. Thanks, Meredith.

      Nice blog. New GFC Follower.

      Enjoy your weekend.

      Elizabeth

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  14. I write my reviews pretty much the same way. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xoxo

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  15. Oh, The Outsiders! I love that one!!! And I came really close to using a Hemingway quote myself!

    New GFC and Bloglovin' follower!

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  16. Stay gold ponyboy stay gold haha love it.

    New follower via blolovin

    My FF.

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    1. Ponyboy and Soda Pop, oh how I love thee LOL! Glad to have you :)

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  17. Great picks, Meredith. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    New BlogLovin follower.

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum

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    1. Also followed on Twitter. :)

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    2. Glad to have you. You should check out the contest info link in case you are interested in going that route with your MS. I followed you back on Twitter :)

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  18. I love that outsiders quote! Great quotes.

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  19. Great quotes! Thanks for sharing.

    New follower on Bloglovin.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by! Man, now I need to reread The Outsiders. :) Great quotes! New bloglovin follower!


    Tiffany @ A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner

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  21. Those are some GREAT quotes!! Nice picks!
    New bloglovin' and email follower
    Thanks for stopping by my FF post

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  22. I love The Outsiders. It's the book that made me into a writer.

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  23. Great choices :)
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! I'm a new GFC and bloglovin' follower!

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  24. Meredith
    On the blog hop. Yes I can understand just wanting to read right through and get lost in the book. I do htat sometimes, and especially if not going to review the book, which I do too, as prefer not to review every book I read.

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    1. So glad you came by :) Taking notes would def make reviewing a lot easier for me!

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  25. New GFC follower. Love the Hemingway quote. I'm a huge Hemingway fan. I love a lot of what he had to say.

    My follow friday. Please visit!

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  26. I really like those quotes! And I love The Outsiders! Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) New Follower via Bloglovin'

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  27. Great quotes! Thanks for following and following back via bloglovin.

    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook

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  28. Great quotes! I usually try to make notes on things I like/dislike but usually end up too lost in the story! Congrats on your internship!

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    1. Thank you so much. Know what I did for the FIRST time ever? Took notes on a reader report for my internship :) The times are a changing!

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  29. Oh my gosh! That was wild seeing the Outsiders quote, I haven't thought about them in a while, but it's great. Wonderful choices! Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. New Follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  30. Awesome quote by Ernest Hemingway. Thanks for passing by my blog and following, I hope you do check out those books and let me know your thoughts. I'm following you through Blog Lovin'.

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    1. I definitely will! Glad you came by :)

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  31. Awesome quote! Really thought provoking :) Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Old follower.

    Sarah @ Bubbly & Bookish

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  32. Ohhh Outsiders awesome pick. I haven't read that in YEARS!! Thanks for stopping by my FF earlier :) Old follower as well!

    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

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    1. Every once in a while I just have to pick it up again. Always a fave.

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  33. I really like the Ernest Hemingway quote. It makes you think... Thanks so much for stopping by earlier and new follower via bloglovin'!
    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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  34. I love that first quote! Thanks for stopping by my FF, now following via bloglovin'.

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  35. I'm finding out most book reviewers wait until they finish the book to start a review!

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  36. Love your quotes!

    I'm new to blogging and following thru from Parajunkie's follow friday.
    You can follow me back at "SnowRavyn's Reviews"

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  37. Hemingway is fantastic! And love the other quotes too!

    New GFC follower!

    Thank you for stopping by my Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. You too! Already up with coffee in hand and reading. Love Saturdays!

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  38. i love that hemingway quote. thank you for following our blog via bloglovin'. we're following you back. great blog :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  39. That is a gorgeous quote from Hemmingway Meredith - definitely words to live by! Following you back via Bloglovin'.

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    1. I agree! We could all learn something from him :)

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  40. Great quotes. Love the last one.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Following on bloglovin'.

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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  41. Great quotes! I used the Ponyboy quote last week's FF activity in reference to one of my poems. Thanks for stopping by and I'm following you via Bloglovin'

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Great minds! You can never go wrong with Ponyboy :)

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  42. Great quote. Can't believe I haven't read the Outsiders yet :S At least I saw the movie. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

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    1. That is one of the only movies that I thought really did the book justice. Book is still better, but the movie comes very close! :)

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  43. Meredith I love that quote :) I also read through the whole book prior to reviewing but I do take notes or highlight passages when I remember to.

    My Friday Hop.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I swear I commented on your blog. Hope I didn't double post :)

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  44. Love the Outsiders quote! Thanks for stopping by my FF. I'm an old follower, but added Bloglovin!

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  45. Oooh congrats on the internship!!

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  46. Oh gosh, I can't believe I forgot about The Outsiders (and I just watched the kid that played Johnny last night in Karate Kid haha!) Love it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & following! Following back via GFC and Twitter :D


    -Sonnie @ ParaDays

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    1. Ha! Ralph Macchio. Now I've got that song "Cruel Summer" in my head. "Let's do it for Johnny man! Do it for Johnny!" Oh boy, I can't stop with the quotes now. "Wax on, Wax off....."

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  47. Awesome quotes ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks! And glad you made it by too :)

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  48. Love the outsiders quotes, I've seen the film but haven't read the book yet. Thanks for stopping by all we have is stories. Following you back on bloglovin' <3

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    1. If you liked the movie you'll love the book. The movie was a great portrayal, one of the best book to movies I've ever seen. :)

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  49. I love the first quote so much I posted it on my FB!!!! Thanks for sharing! New follower!

    La'Mecia@RottenAppleReads

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  50. You read my mind completely on your answer to the blogger hop. Getting sucked into the world the book is in is my favorite and I hate having to stop for anything! Thanks for stopping by my post! Following you back via GFC and Bloglovin' :)

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    1. So glad you made it over! I'm reading a great book right now and I can't possibly put it down :)

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  51. YES! An Outsiders quote. I was waiting for someone to post one :) such an amazing book.

    Returning the follow via Bloglovin' :) Thanks for stopping by Little Birdie Books

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    1. Such a classic, right? Glad you're here :)

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  52. Love the quotes! Thanks for dropping by my FF.

    Old follower.

    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

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  53. Lovely quotes! Very thought provoking. :)

    Thanks for stopping by! Followed back.
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  54. Hi, Meredith!

    Oh, I LOVE that Hemingway quote! Everything he says in it is SO true!!

    I usually read the whole book, too, before starting my review. However, there have been occasions when I've kinda "cheated" because I've been pressed for time. But I don't really like to do this, and try to avoid it.

    CONGRATS on your new job!! I totally envy you! I wish I could work for a book publisher myself...

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my BBH post!! :)

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  55. Love your quotes! I need to do everything in the Hemingway quote, lol. Especially think before reacting. ;) The Outsiders reminds me every time of awesome high school memories, especially one of my good friends. She has read that book countless times. Love her to pieces. :D
    New Bloglovin' follower :D Think I might try my hand in the Write Club competition this year. :)
    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

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    1. YES! Enter Write Club! Check out some of the other contests this summer too. If you do let me know and I'll cheer you on :) The Outsiders was my staple in High School and always brings back memories for me too.

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  56. I love that Ernest Hemingway quote! It such a great quote to teach little kids.
    Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  57. The Hemingway way quote is just perfect and speaks the truth on so many levels!

    Thanks for stopping by Literary, etc and new follower via bloglovin. :)

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  58. Great quote by Hemingway!! =)

    New follower via bloglovin!

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  59. Really loved those quotes. Thanks so much for sharing and visiting my FF. New GFC follower. =]

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      Meredith
      Meredith’s Musings

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  60. Oh great quotes - some classics! Thanks for stopping by my F&F! Old follower via Bloglovin ;)

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  61. Amazing quotes! Following with bloglovin!

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  62. Great quotes! Thanks for stopping by mine last week!

    Old Follower
    Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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