Feature & Follow #160

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! This week’s question…

How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: It’s Personal

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

Do you have a preference between “person” in the books you read? Do you prefer third-person to first-person? Or don’t you care? And … why?? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Moving

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

So … the question is–what kind of moving experiences have you had with your books? (Or, just in general if you’ve got good Moving Day stories–and who doesn’t?) Did having to pack and move your books cause any changes in your book-collecting habits? Make you wish you had everything on an e-reader? Continue reading

Wondering Wall: Royal baby’s name

By now, if you haven’t been living under a rock or had more important things to do with your time, you would have heard that William and Kate are the proud parents of a baby boy weighing 8 lbs, 6 oz. While this is no doubt very exciting, what does it have to do with books? Well, if history repeats itself, whatever name they give to the bub will have a massive spike in popularity. It stands to reason that this trend will probably carry over into books. The favourites amongst punters according to the Herald Sun are George, James, Louis and Charles. I began to wonder what the implications would be if the royal couple used their considerable popularity to reinvigorate some classic names that have fallen out of favour over the years. I have taken the liberty of penning some suitable options. Continue reading

Wondering Wall: Mobile Phones

Mobile phones must be the bane of authors trying to create a suspenseful situation. Trapped in a dark, dank cellar?  Abandoned on a deserted road in the middle of nowhere? Vampire hunting you?  Run out of chocolate? All the protagonist has to do is pick up their mobile and help is on the way. Mobile phones are the number one buzz kill of this decade. So I started wondering what authors could do to solve this tricky problem. Now don’t expect me to offer you sensible advice and suggest things like poor network coverage, a dead battery or phone damage as that would be an affront to my sense of whimsy. Instead I offer you some highly impractical but never before seen solutions (probably for a very good reason). Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Summer Reading Redux

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

Do your reading habits change in the summer? Do you take your books outside more? Do you curl up in the air conditioning? Do you read fluff instead of serious books? Are you too busy playing in the sun or gardening or whatever to read much at all? Continue reading

Booking Through Thursday: Dogs & Pets

Booking Through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Here is this week’s question:

So how do you feel about books about dogs or pets? Fluffy stories of fluffy family members? Solid books on training them or taking care of them? Touching reminiscences of trouble and the way a person’s dog (or pet) has helped get them through? Any favourite books to recommend? Continue reading