Thursday, August 23, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Be sure to join me next week for an Angry Robot celebration. Lee Battersby and Adam Christopher will be stopping by for interviews, with paperback ARC giveaways of The Corpse-Rat King and Seven Wonders.


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: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?

Stephen R. Donaldson's re-released books in the original Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever have some pretty boring, uninspired covers (despite the relevance of the ring); I really didn't care for Stephen King's hardcover illustration for Full Dark, No Stars (although the paperback was a drastic improvement); and the USA covers for Clive Barker's Books of Blood are awful (especially compared to the grotesque beauty of his self-illustrated UK covers).


Parajunkee also hosts a Social Hop for Facebook and Twitter, which I regularly take part in. 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.

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18 and Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and Kelly at Secrets of a Book Lover. This one is aimed primarily at bloggers and books for the 18 and over crowd.

Question of the Week: 
Please share with us five fun facts about yourself. :) 

1. I hate elevators. Loathe them, actually. With a passion.
2. I have bookshelves in 3 different rooms of the house. Well, 4 if you count the stack that keeps growing on the stairs. 
3. I live for wings. Preferably hot buffalo, although the salt n' vinegar ones at Buffalo Wild Wings are pretty damned good.
4. I once broke my arm in 2 places (and dislocated my wrist) but had to wait 3 days to get it set and put into a cast because, according to the doctor on-call, it wasn't an emergency since the bone wasn't sticking out.
5. My desk at the office is decorated with an Indiana Jones, 2 gargoyles, a plush zombie, a unicorn, a Halloween rat, and a Toronto Blue Jay bobble-head. Darth Vader is currently AWOL.

18 comments:

  1. None of those covers are very impressionable or would make me want to read the books.

    New Follower

    My FF

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  2. I actually don't mind Stephen King's so much (but I'm kinda biased), but I agree with the other two.

    Old follower hopping through! :D My FF: http://courtneyreadsalot.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-friday-5.html

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  3. I agree I was not moved by any of the covers.

    I have one with a smexy guy on the ground with baby pigs???? Book covers need to say something about the story.

    Vickie http://kindlefever1.blogspot.com/

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  4. yah, can't say that those covers do anything for me. Old follower via GFC.

    Scarlett @ Books Before Bed!

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  5. None of those covers are impressionable for me. =(

    My FF =)

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  6. Yeah those covers are kind of blah. Who'd thought that for a Stephen King book!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Ah yes, bood choice I agree with you for all these covers.

    old follower

    here is mine

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  8. Your desk sounds awesome! I'd never get anything done :) Hope Darth shows up soon!

    ~Anna

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  9. I agree with you all the cover are ewwwww lol.
    FF# I follow you follow back :)

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  10. I agree. I don't like those covers.. The one from Stephen King is okay, but the others are quite ugly.

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/08/feature-follow-10.html

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  11. I love your desk...I hope DV shows up again ;) I would die for your shelves. great answers!

    Sharonda @ Salacious Reads
    Here's my 18+
    http://www.salaciousreads.com/2012/08/18-over-book-blogger-follow-getting-to.html

    have a great weekend

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  12. I couldn't even pick a book with a bad cover that I loved! New Follower! :) Here's my FF

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  13. Salt and vinegar wings? Oh the Mr. will love to hear that. We've been to BWW twice. First time it was so that he could take the wing challenge and their timer was broken so he couldn't do it (which was the whole reason we were there) and the second time we didn't even stay to eat because they were charging a cover charge to enter because they were showing the UFC fight. So even if you weren't there to watch the game, you still had to pay $10 a person just to get in the door.

    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  14. I don't really like any of those covers. I know Full Dark, No Stars has an alternate cover that's much better. LOL at your desk! Darth Vader needs to come back.

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  15. I have to agree with the covers. THey would be a no go for me either.

    I love your 5 funny things about yourself. I esp. love number 5.:o) Thanks for stopping by my page. Sorry that it took so long to get back to you.

    Hope you had a great weekend.
    New Follower.

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  16. Mmm..hot buffalo wings! I could eat those every night.
    And Indian Jones, love! No desk is complete without a zombie and unicorn as well. ;)

    Thanks for participating in the 18+ Follow!

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