Thursday, July 18, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday!


Guess who's being featured this week? Me! Huge thanks to Alison from Alison Can Read.





So how does it work?

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!



This week's question:

Book Vacay: Where is the best destination reading spot for you? (Where do you like to go to read other than your home).

This one is easy for me. I live in South Florida so there is really only one place to choose and that's the BEACH! I even got a giant umbrella and extra-cushiony lounge chair. I have a favorite beach that isn't too crowded, so it's really peaceful. I call it my "office" and love to torture my friends back home with pictures of me working :) 

Last summer we spent some time in the NC mountains and I loved to get up early, get a fresh cup of coffee, and then sit out on the deck over looking the stunning view and read while everyone else slept :)





62 comments:

  1. YES!! I love reading on the beach - or where I live, the park that's on the lake. There isn't much actual sandy beachfront in my area, lol. But your getaway in the mountains sounds so nice too. I usually can't make myself get up early, but for some peaceful reading time? I could totally go for that. ;)

    ~ Nikki @ There were books involved...

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    1. I don't do it much, and only on vacation, but getting up early and watching the sunrise with a good book is amazing. Oh, and can't forget the coffee! Happy Friday!

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  2. Oh, we're both beach people!! I moved from San Diego to San Antonio five years ago so the beach isn't close anymore. I've been making due with forests instead. I find trees as calming as the beach.

    Congrats on the feature!
    Old bloglovin follower

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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    1. I love mountains/trees more than the beach, but that's probably because the beach is easy access. Grass is always greener, right?

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  3. I am assuming you don't do a lot of ereading, I always want to read on the beach and it's just too darn bright!
    Happy Friday!
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

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    1. Most of my reading is ereading now. But when I'm at the beach I usually take a book. I <3 my library. It supplies a lot of my beach reads, or paperbacks I buy :) I do a lot of reading at night with the ereader.

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  4. Hi, congratulations on being the Feature Friday! Reading a favorite novel is an escape from reality but you wouldn't want to do that when on vacation would you? idk Whoever thought of this question is not that bright.

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    1. I live near the beach, so it is more of a place I read other than my bed at night :) I think book vacay just meant someplace other than your own home. I like the library, Starbucks, really anywhere LOL. Happy Friday :) Thanks for coming by.

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    2. Egads! I must read more carefully. I thought it was a question about when you are on vacation where is the best place you like to read . I realized my mistake after I posted it .

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    3. LOL. It's been a long week :) You really have the best avitar. It cracks me up!

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  5. I live in NC and love both the mountains and the beaches! Aside from my big comfy bed, the beach is my choice too. NEw bloglovin follower Here's my FF post-hope you'll follow back.

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    1. I' m from NC! Miss it so much. Best of both worlds there for sure. It will always be my home :) Happy Friday and thanks for coming by!

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  6. Congrats on the feature! We have the same perfect reading spots. :)

    Old follower.

    Slytherpuff
    My FF

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  7. Congrats on being featured!! :-)
    Ah, the beach!! It's one of the best places to read.
    Old follower! :-)
    My FF

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    1. :) Thanks and so glad you came by!

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  8. Congrats on being featured!! Isn't it just awesome?!

    OOh nice reading place! I am not much of an outdoor reader since my weather isn't usually good. Not in my opinion. I have to be comfy to read and that includes good weather. But really I can read just about anywhere!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I had to look where you lived. Right out of college I got offered a job in St. Louis. My first night there sirens went off for a tornado. I nearly died (never been through that before). Needless to say I didn't take the job LOL. It's a beautiful city though. I loved the river. Happy Friday!

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  9. Congratulations on being featured! I didn't realize you were such a new blogger - it gives me hope since I've only been around for a couple weeks now :-)

    And I'm super jealous. I love the beach and wish I lived close to one. I would make it my office too!

    Old Follower :-)
    Here's my FF: http://fantasyismorefun.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-follow-2.html

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    1. Feature & Follow has really been fantastic for my blog. I love meeting other new bloggers and swapping strategies :) So email me anytime! Happy Friday!

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  10. Old Follower :)

    And the beach is the best. Living near the beach in S. Fl sounds amazing! I'd be there as much as possile.

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    1. The beach is beautiful, but South Florida wouldn't be my first choice LOL. But you've gotta be thankful for what you have, right? So I take full advantage of the one thing I do love down here :) Happy Friday!

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  11. I live in Clearwater, Fl and surprisingly I don't make it to the beach too often, but when I do I try to get some reading in if the people I'm with will let me :)

    New follower, now following Bloglovin & GFC

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    1. Are you close to Siesta Key? That might be the most beautiful beach I've ever seen :) Happy Friday and thanks for the follow. Hopping over to your blog now!

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  12. I also love reading on the beach!

    New Bloglovin follower!

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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    1. Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. Congrats on being featured! :)

    hopping through

    new twitter & bloglovin follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/feature-and-follow-56.html

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  14. Beach reading is great! Also my choice. :)
    New follower :)

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

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  15. congrats on the feature! I'm still holding out hope I will be one someday soon!!

    I need to get a big umbrella, maybe that will save me from being burned. I would hate to have to slather down in SPF 100 sunscreen just to read when I can do it at home, so maybe with a big umbrella and comfy chair I can handle it!

    Thanks for stopping by my post :)

    Here's my FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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    1. The beach is the only place down here that isn't scorching hot. The cool ocean breeze makes it almost not miserable. And I burn in under 20 seconds so the umbrella is a must :) Plus baking in the suns rays is not my idea of fun LOL. But the shade, ocean, and the breeze all together is perfect :) Happy Friday!

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  16. Congrats on being featured. I burn too quickly to go to the beach but the mountains sounds great. Thanks for stopping by.

    Backchatting Books Feature & Follow
    Old Bloglovin' follower
    Vilia @ Backchatting Books

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    1. I do too, thus the need for the giant umbrella. Plus I just don't like sitting directly in the sun, too hot. :) But give me a beach umbrella, comfy chair, chilled beverage, and the cool ocean breeze and I'm in heaven :)Happy Friday!

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  17. Congrats on being the featured blog this week! I could get used to the beach if I lived by one. And on a mountain, or at a lake on a deck would be great too. I'm an old GFC follower.
    Check out my FF

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    1. Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. Congrats on the feature! The mountains in North Carolina are just beautiful! I love spending time up there :) Have a great weekend!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. I would move to the NC mountains tomorrow if I could :) Happy Friday!

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  19. Yes! I love reading on the beach when there isn't too big of a crowd. My favorite would have to be reading in the mountains with a cup of coffee in hand before anyone else is up and about, though. It's so relaxing and is a wonderful way to start the day. Congrats on being featured. :)

    Raina @ The LUV'NV
    New GFC follower

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    1. I would totally join you there :) LOVE the mountains. Happy Friday!

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  20. I love the outdoors, too. The beach is lovely.

    New Follower. My FF:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-follow-15-reading-spot.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday :)

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  21. Congrats on the feature!

    I am already a follower via Bloglovin'!

    Courtney
    readbetweenthebooks91.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Glad you popped over. Happy Friday!

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  22. I agree with the beach answer :)

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  23. I love living in the midwest, but I wouldn't mind having a beach nearby either.

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  24. So lucky yo live near a beach. Though that mountain scenery sounds pretty heavenly, too!

    Thanks for stopping by my F&F!

    ​​~Andrea @ ​Beauty but a Funny Girl

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    1. Well, along with the beach comes hot, humid weather. If I had a choice I'd choose mountains, but I've got to take advantage of what I've got, right? :) Happy Friday!!

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  25. Congrats Meredith on being a featured blogger :D Your so very lucky to be living near a beach, I'm so envious, I love reading on the beach.

    Feature & Follow

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    1. It's the one plus with all the heat and humidity :) Happy Friday!

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  26. I am so jealous that you get to go to the beach whenever you want! Love that you call it your office too. Congrats on being the feature! Old Bloglovin follower.

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    1. It's the one plus to living in South Florida. Gotta take advantage of the good things :) Have a great weekend!

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  27. I hate the beach bec of the sand gaaah the feeling of the sand os excruciating

    new follower via bloglovin
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    http://lite-rate-ture.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-and-follow-friday_19.html#links

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    1. LOL. There's a beach on the west coast, Siesta Key, where the sand is like baby powder. It's amazing.

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  28. I'm so jealous of you. I live by the sea but trust me, there will be no comparison lol.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old bloglovin follower, new GFC follower :0)

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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    1. Don't be LOL. It's hot, humid, & flat here. I just have to take advantage of the one thing going for S. FL. The rest kinda stinks :) Always looking for silver linings. Have a great weekend!

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  29. I have never read at the beach before. The nearest beach i have is always super crowded and loud. Plus windy!
    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin!
    Here is my FF .

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    1. I go to a nice quiet beach. I'm not big on crowded ones when trying to read :) It's the best place to cool off down in South Florida. Have a great week!

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