Friday, 27 December 2013

Feature and Follow Friday


Wow. It feels like an age since I last participated in a Feature and Follow Friday (yeah, okay, it's only been a few months). My life has sort of got a bit busier in recent months and I have to often schedule posts ahead, meaning that I miss out on the spontaneous conversation and visiting that goes hand in hand with the meme. Anyway, I don't think it's very fair to schedule these ones ahead (because I like the whole social aspect of clicking on the list, seeing who is featured and meeting new bloggers,) so I usually opt out. Anyway, on this particular evening I'm home and blogging, so I hope it's a great chance to catch up with some old friends and to make some new ones.

Anyway ... for those of you who don't know, Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme designed to help book bloggers connect and meet one another. It two awesome hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and also showcases two very cool blogs. And there is always a question to answer. This weeks question is ...

Question of the Week: Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! What books did Santa stuff your stocking with this holiday season? Do a holiday book haul for us! If you don’t celebrate just show off your books that you got this week. Pictures!!!

I didn't receive any books in my Christmas stocking. I guess even Santa wasn't sure what is and is not on my epic to-read pile. (Seriously, one day I'm going to post a photograph of my to read pile and shock you all.) Still, I stopped by a very cool bookstore at Edwardstown today and bought a copy of Dreaming of Zhou Gong by Traci Harding. It is a bit different from the books that I usually read, so I am looking forward to the challenge. 

Anyway, I'm sure Santa was generous with you, but just in case he wasn't, while you are here you may be interested to know that I'm offering two of my novels, Behind the Scenes and Best Forgotten as free downloads from the Amazon Kindle Store at the moment. Behind the Scenes will only be available for a short time--it runs out at midnight Saturday PST, while Best Forgotten will be available until midnight Sunday PST. I'll be chuffed if you download them and even more so if you give them a review at some point. The links are here:


22 comments:

  1. Wow, a lot of people didn't get books for Christmas, me included, which is surprising! Haha
    New GFC and Bloglovin follower!
    My FF

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    1. Excellent. Welcome to my blog, Emmanuel, I'll be checking out your FF in a moment. Yeah, it seems like a few of us didn't receive books this year ...

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  2. Thanks for visiting our blog!
    New follower via GFC and bloglovin :)

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    1. You're welcome! I'll be looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future :-)

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  3. Aww sorry you didn't get any books for Christmas but that one you got sounds interesting.

    Happy holidays!

    My FF

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  4. I'm in the same boat with you on everything. Haven't participated in one of these in a while and Santa never knows how to handle my reading list so it's hit and miss on how my xmas book pile looks.
    Happy Holidays and happy reading!

    The Book Cove FF -Jessi

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    1. Yeah, it's nice to be back with FF and chatting with new and old faces again. Happy Holiday and Happy Reading :-)

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  5. you too, no books for Christmas =( and I've not heard about the book you got...gonna go check it out now.
    Thanks for stopping by and I follow back =)
    Amie @Magic of Words

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    1. You're welcome :) Definitely take a look at Dreaming of Zhou Gong, it sounds like quite a good read--as you can tell, I haven't started it yet.

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  6. Two words: Amazon Wishlist. Then you're "Santa's" will forever know what books you'd like to own. Old GFC and Bloglovin' follower.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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    1. Lovely to see you again, Holly. An Amazon wishlist sounds like a brilliant idea!

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  7. Sorry, I'm quite positive that your to-read pile would not shock me. 20 years ago, my pile was over 6 feet tall. Then I stopped stacking them in a pile. Many of those books are still in that stack.

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    1. Ahh, methinks that you might have a bit of reading to catch up on :)

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  8. A lot of people didn't get books this Christmas! But it's okay, it doesn't need to be Christmas to get new books anyway :)

    New GFC Follower. My FF: Isabelle's Book Reviews

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    1. Hi Isabelle and welcome to my blog. I agree, why wait until Christmas for new books?

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  9. I didn't get any books this year. I got money though so I'll be off to the bookshop soon :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower.

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    1. Ha! Money for the bookshop ... I love it :)

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  10. I usually don't post my FF way out either. I like to sit here and write them up on Thursday night. Of course then I might get lazy if I have to take pictures or something for it!!

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    1. Yeah ... FF can be tricky for me. It always starts at midday, Adelaide time. I'm usually at work so for obvious reasons I can't post then and I never know what the question is going to be until the day. So usually, I have to post several hours late, after I get home. The only time I ever scheduled a post was when I was the featured blogger ... and I remember having to do some quick repairs on my morning tea break with an iPhone so that the post would look good enough for everyone to see!

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  11. Hi there, following thru from Parajunkie's FF, and now following you via GFC , Bloglovin & Google +. You can find my blog at Kismet Book Reviews & Tours
    Happy Holidays!

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  12. Excellent! I'll have to visit your blog ...

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