Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday

Parajunkee / Alison Can Read


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 Q: We always talk about the books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately?

Okay. To be honest I always give people books and they don't like it. What do they want? Apparently gift cards so they can go shopping. Where is the logic in that...

So two weeks ago, I told myself it would be the last time I would ever, ever gift literature and bought a copy of Divergent for my aunt. 

The result:


  1. Nice! My sis ended up buying that one for herself. I did preorder Requiem for her for her bday present. Only a few weeks to go!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I had that happen with my cousin. For weeks afterwards that's all she wanted to talk about and I was happy having one conversation.

    Jessica @ Literary, etc
    (old follower)

  3. Hahaha!!! I love your answer!! :D Guess you were right to give your aunt Divergent after all.

    New GFC Follower. :)

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    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

  4. I try to only give books to people who read, but sometimes that's hard! Anyway, Happy Friday!

    Follow That Penguin!

  5. LOL, that is awesome!!! Thats a great answer.
    old follower
    my F&F

  6. LOL, I can totally understand your aunt though! I have some pretty serious book boyfriends myself *grin*

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier :) I'm following you back via GFC.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Ahahaha, genius answer!! Much love for your aunt, lol!

    Following back, thanks for stopping by.
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Thanks everyone!! I have to stop preaching reading, lol, or maybe not ;p

  9. Yeah, your aunt's right...and don't stop giving books. You never know what that book will be right for someone!

    I can be followed here: Ink and Page FFF

    Audrey @ Ink and Page

  10. LOL! That was a lovely answer :)

    New follower via GFC
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  11. That's so funny. The only thing you can do is to keep trying. I bought a ton of books for my BF, some of my favorites, and she didn't read any of them. Instead she was fascinated with my Nook and only reads ebooks now. I don't think I would want anyone gifting me a book because I own so many already, but GCs are always appreciated.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, I just followed you right back.

  12. Lol, I like your answer. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

  13. Hahaha!! :) I'm laughing out loud here. I just finished reading Divergent yesterday, and I wrote a review on Goodreads. It's 5-Star! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I'm following you back via GFC. Hope to read your posts. Nice blog BTW :)

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum
    Happy Reading :)

  14. Hahaha I gift everyone books but they're not always so appreciative either!
    Regardless as a reader and writer I refuse to give them money to buy junk :P I do try to get them stuff they're interested in so they'll be more inclined to read it :)

    Great FF!!
    Old GFC Follower.

    My FF HERE.
    -Seirra @ Dear, Restless Reader

  15. LOL!! Love your post! I can't stop laughing. And I'm in the same boat—although I know my fam and friends are thankful for getting a book as a gift, they don't appreciate it as much I would. Then there are moments when they WANT a book more than anything else.

    Raina @ The LUV'NV
    (Old GFC follower, but new Linky follower)

  16. Hahaha I love getting to see peoples reaction to the series when they read it for the first time!
    Thanks for the follow by the way! and love your blog! Im definitely a new follower!

  17. Lol - love it! Divergent is a very popular choice, understandably.

    New GFC follower

    Here's My FF

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

  18. Divergent, I still haven't read this book. Maybe one day soon.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  19. LMAO! I managed to find the right books for some of my friends, so they love me (now) for that, although it took a lot of time and effort.
    Oh, and I understand your aunt completely - I'm kinda collecting fictional boyfriends. :)

    Here's my FF

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  20. I do that same thing with pictures every year for Christmas I give my in laws a family undated photo in a nice frame or a nice pic of my kids and they apparently have grown tired of it so I stopped and this year, they were wondering were their picture was, you sometimes can't win. I say too bad a gift is a gift no complaining LOL thanks for stopping by my blog
    Have a great weekend
    My FF

  21. New Follower! Stop by mine too


  22. LOL. Great story! And cute blog!

    New follower :)


  23. Whenever there is a new baby in the family, I am the one who insists on giving them a book for every birthday and Christmas. Even my first niece! My brother says I should give her something else, and I always will give something else, but always a book! New GFC follower, thanks for stopping by my FF as well!

  24. I understand about people wanting gift cards, but I always give them a book along with the card. I keep hoping that perhaps they will learn to love reading, but who knows. I hopped by to become your newest GFC and twitter follower. Sent a Goodreads friend request as well. Have a fantastic rest of the weekend.