Friday, 5 April 2013

Feature and Follow Friday


After a very big week for Kathryn's Inbox, it's time once again for Feature and Follow Friday, an awesome weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read designed to help like-minded bloggers meet and connect. This week's all important question is:

Q:  Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate — ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?

This has happened to me. You may be surprised to learn that I thought that I would hate Harry Potter. I first encountered the series shortly after the release of the third book in the series, which was kind-of before they became popular in Australia. Anyway, my auntie kept trying to push what looked like a kids book on to me and I kept getting annoyed. Finally, I caved in, read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and loved it. Hmm, must have been Snape's influence.

Severus Snape. Who can resist a man like this?

PS For those of you who don't know, I launched my fourth novel, Behind the Scenes this week. You can read more about it here and enter the international giveaway to win Behind the Scenes and a prize pack.



25 comments:

  1. I love Harry Potter, and those who don't we'll get Snape to find an antidote for your dislike towards Harry Potter! Just kidding, I know not everyone can love Harry Potter.

    New Follower, here's my FF at www.myviewpointonbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Snape, the perfect antidote :-)

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  2. Snape is hard to resist :) Congrats on your novel. Thanks for stopping by. Following you on GFC.

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    1. You're welcome and thank you :-)

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  3. It's hard not to love those books, lol. :P
    New GFC Follower!
    My FF: http://bookaddictbieke.blogspot.be/

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    1. Hi Bieke! I agree, it's hard not to love Harry Potter ...

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  4. Congratulations on your novel!

    I was really late with reading the HP novels (like, after #7 had been published) but my expectations were really high.. and exceeded. I just loved the books. :D

    Patricia

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    1. Thank you Patricia.

      I agree, I just loved the Harry Potter books.

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  5. New Follower here!
    Harry Potter was my FF too only I went the other way and did not like it. Though I will say, Snape was my favorite character.
    CeCe @ steamingmugofbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi CeCe & welcome!

      I think the book blogging world would get pretty boring if we all loved the same books, so I'm glad to have someone on here who had a different opinion about Harry Potter.

      But yes, Snape was one of my favourites too.

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  6. YAY Snape! I'm glad you like Harry Potter! :D

    New Bloglovin follower!

    Here is my FF post!

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    1. Hi Alyssa and welcome to Kathryn's Inbox!

      Will check out you FF :-)

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    1. Hi Jana! Will check out A Novel Reality. Any exciting reviews coming up?

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  8. Sadly, I haven't read the Harry Potter series yet. :( I've been kind of putting it off because the books are HUGE and intimidate me. xD

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower.
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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    1. Ahh, never let a big book scare you. Harry Potter is a brilliant series. You'll just get drawn into the world straight away.

      I read the seventh book in the course of a day ... mind you I had to stay up until about three am to do it.

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  9. I'm so glad you loved HP! It was my favorite series a few years ago, and I have a friend who is OBSESSED still :) Congrats on your novel launch! Thanks for stopping by my FF post! New follower via GFC!

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    1. Thank you Megan! The book launch was a very big deal for me so I really appreciate your kind words.

      Loved your Follow Friday.

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  10. Im glad u loved HP, i loved them too and i'll make sure to check out ur works
    new GFC follower
    Danielle @ Coffee and Characters
    www.daniellecromero.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Danielle. Yeah, the Harry Potter series really is special. Please do feel welcome to check out my work--there is nothing I love more than sharing my books with others.

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  11. You encountered HP the same time I did, I had to read it for a college class and the teacher had assigned the third book... which I thought, "How dumb to start a series with the third book..." So I started from the beginning, and I have to admit, the opening pages almost turned me off, I was worried it would be a Roald Dahl rip off... but nope, I fell in love. XD

    Old follower
    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-follow-and-book-blogger-hop.html

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    1. Hi Heather. Lovely to see you again :-)

      The whole Roald Dahl rip-off thing was one of my worries too ... even though I love Dahl and his world, especially Matilda and the BFG.

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  12. love your blog am a happy follower
    http://eternallovebooks.blogspot.com/

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