feature and follow #6

20 July 2012

It's another feature and follow Friday! For all you newcomers (I'm not sure if there are) here are my "tweaked" rules for the hop, which I hope are acceptable:

I don't like Feature and Follow Friday's because it forces people to follow this blog, of whom are not really interested in my content, and are only interested in getting followers for their blogs. I know this isn't true for everyone, but it's an underlying concept. Therefore, I've changed it a bit to fit me. Why? Because a blog that doesn't grow is stale and boring. And as a blogger and person, I'm constantly craving meeting people and interacting.

SO If you're visiting (thank you so much!) here's what's happening:

  • If I followed you, you are NOT required to follow me back: only if you want to
  • If you follow me, I'll seriously consider following you back, but it's not guaranteed

I know it's part of the hop, that it's basic courtesy to follow you back, but...I'm not sure I can do it. I don't believe in following a blog that I don't think I'll enjoy, even though you're an awesome person. Gosh, I feel like I'm just ruining the fun of this hop. SORRY!

I don't particularly like this week's question because it's not much of a discussion. However, I get a gift card, yes!

Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

Well, I don't really celebrate Christmas, but I understand :D Whatever that costs....well, I do have a very expensive book in mind that I've always wanted, but new it would be...ridiculous.

Water Shows the Hidden Heart by Roma Ryan:

In 2005 shortly after the release of Amarantine, Roma Ryan self-published the 'Water Shows the Hidden Heart' book that further developed the song's storyline. This limited hard-cover edition also featured a foreword by Enya, information about the Loxians and a selection of Roma's poems. The book was later reprinted and included in the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Amarantine boxed set. The second edition omitted Enya's introduction and added colour images and a different selection of Roma's poetry. Both editions are now out of print.

People call me strange, but Enya is my favourite singer ever. I've been a huge fan of hers since grade school when I heard her playing on the radio. I hadn't really listened to music that much, but when I heard her song "Only Time" on the radio, I was entranced. She introduced me to music, and hers is amazing.

The second book...I want to own a book that I truly enjoy and wish I had, not a new upcoming release that I don't know whether I'll like or not. So...I think I'd love a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last, and only five lucky children will be allowed inside. But what they find is even wilder than any of the wild rumors they've heard!

On Goodreads, it got nearly a continuous stream of straight 5 stars. It totally deserves it. I remember laughing aloud and smiling the whole time while reading this, the voices shouting in my head and the taste of chocolate dripping on my tongue. I should probably get a copy so I can re-read it until the end of time :D

Thank you so much for stopping by! Leave a comment and I promise I'll visit your blog :D What were your two choices?

11 thoughts:

  1. awww Charlie and the Chocolate factory!! <3 I love that book!
    I haven't read anything by Roma Ryan, but Enya's also one of my favorite singers too so I'll definitely have to check it out! :)

    old follower :)
    Here's my FF

  2. Hopping through. I've never liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory much. Mostly because the movie scared me as a kid. I'm traumatized still.
    My Hop

  3. I really want to read Charlie and Chocolate factory been wanting to for years.

    My FF

  4. Great choices. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an awesome read. I really like the look and feel of your blog. Hope my blog is interesting enough to follow and I totally understand that you don't need to follow back. I mean I get some times that people aren't always going to like your blog. Thanks for staying true to who you are and what you feel. Here is My FF If you feel like following me. =]
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  5. I would like to read those books too! And having them in my library would be a bonus.

    Happy Friday and Old Follower!
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  6. Can't go wrong with Roald Dahl. :)
    Old follower, just stopping by. :) Here's my Friday post!

  7. I haven't ever read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I'm a huge have of Dahl's short stories, especially Lamb to the Slaughter. Great choices!

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)
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  8. Fantastic post, you have made me totally ready to fangirl over Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - probably my favourite Roald Dahl story. I REALLY want to read it again now!

    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page
    P.S. I'm also holding an International Giveaway :)

  9. Dude, I love Enya too! =)

    And I like that you chose one of your favorite books! I am trying to go back and collect all of my favorite childhood books. I must admit, the only Dahl book I remember reading is Matilda. But I am going to change that soon!

    Thanks for stoppin by! Have a good weekend!

  10. Roald Dahl is such an interesting author! I've never read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I remember being scared by the movie. I totally agree about going with a favorite, though.
    Following you back! We contemporary YA reviewers need to stick together. :)


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