Thursday, April 26, 2012

TGIF - Feature & Follow Friday

Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

Question of the Week: Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then “broke up” with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.

I'd have to go with Richard Rahl, of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth saga. For about three (maybe four) books, he was one of the strongest heroes in fantasy . . . and then he (or, more accurately, Goodkind) lost his innocence, lost his sense of purposed, turned all philosophical, and lost the qualities that made him the hero who originally won me over. By the time The Omen Machine rolled around, he was just plain boring.

Parajunkee also hosts a Social Hop for Facebook and Twitter, which I've taken part in the past two weeks. So, if you're one of those people who aren't on Blogger, or who just don't like Google Friend Connect, it's a great way to keep in touch and follow one another.


TGIF is another blog hop designed to provide much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by GReads, it's an interesting way to recap the week, pose a question, and find some exposure with a different audience.

Question of the Week: Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time. What helps you overcome those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?

Reading blues are why I always have 3 or 4 books on the go at a time. When the blues hit in one genre, and I just can't seem to settle into a read, I hop genres and read something completely different. When the blues hit hard, and nothing seems to hold my interest, I just lose myself in my writing.


  1. I don't know that series, but I do know that feeling. LOL


  2. Oh, I'm a new gfc follower, BTW.

  3. Hopping through. I keep meaning to read Goodkind's works. I've heard great things.
    My Hop

  4. That sucks :( I'm sorry the series wore itself out.

    New GFC Follower. My FF. 

  5. What a shame-- I have never read that series, but I really dislike it when a character goes all limp. Happy Friday.

  6. I hate when this happens to a good stock series character :(

    New Follower: GFC

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  7. booooo for a boring character. Don't you hate it when they just fizzle out like that?

    Happy Follow Friday!

  8. I haven't heard of this series, I'm sorry it disappointed you.

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/feature-and-follow-friday-27th-april.html

    Have a nice weekend, Sharon

  9. Ah... too bad!!! Definitely downhill!! Great answer.

    -Burgandy Ice

  10. I know the feeling. It's really disappointing when a character that started out so good becomes boring. :(

    Have a great weekend!
    Pam | jelly loves books

  11. I haven't read any Goodkind. Everytime I'm hear I feel worse and worse. XD

    Patricia // My Hop

  12. I'm not familiar with this author. I was going to post on the FF this week but another question that just stumps me. Maybe I don't get so engrossed or don't read the right books to answer this one. Never mind, perhaps I'll try the other meme.

  13. Haven't read that one, but I do hate when I end up hating a character we're suppose to like via the book's standards.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  14. I thought the same thing about Kahlan from the same series - she was such a strong woman in the beginning and by the end - she couldn't do anything without Richard!

    And excellent tip for beating the reading blues.

  15. Thanks for the post. In reading this FF response, I realize there are so many books I haven't read or even heard of!
    My FF Post

    And don't forget to enter to win a Kindle Fire. The LPP Kindle Fire giveaway ends Monday April 30th!

  16. I haven't heard of that series but I do hate when a character changes for the worst!
    Following GFC and Linky
    My FF

  17. Just hopping through, enjoy! your week-end.


  18. interchanging books is a great idea to beat the blues.

    I'm a new follower!
    In the Hammock Blog

  19. I don't know your series so I couldn't tell. but I can understand

    old follower

    here is mine

  20. Boring is the worst kind of disappointment! Old follower. My Follow

  21. I still haven't read that series yet. I plan on it though.

    I'm a new follower!
    Here's mine:

  22. I haven't read that series but I've heard good things!

    My FF

    Happy Reading!

    Megan (new follower!)