Friday, September 14, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday


Hello my Fellow Escapees,
I'm really pleased to announce that I'm this week's featured blogger for Feature and Follow Friday organised each week by ParaJunkee and Alison Can Read. This meme is hugely popular and I am ecstatic that I got a chance to be featured. Here's some background info about me and if you want to know more feel free to chat with me.

When did you start blogging?
I started blogging on and off last year, but have been doing so seriously since that last 6 months.

What is your favourite part of book blogging?
I love expressing my views and thoughts about my passion in life. I can be myself and and my blog is my own little corner where I can gush and fan girl as much as I want. I also get to meet so many bloggers who have been great and supportive throughout.

What is your favorite book(s)?
This is going to become such a long list that I will only mention the type of books I read which is mainly Fantasy, Dystopia, PNR, Urban Fantasy, Historical Romance and YA.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

I recently received a paper ARC from a publisher which was the first time I ever received one. I was really pleased as it meant that someone read and liked my reviews to think me worthy enough for a paper ARC.



Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?
Apart from the appalling and ugly cover I was assured that book would be great. Most of my GoodReads friends loved it to bits and wouldn't stop talking about how romantic and thrilling this book was. Always up for a fantasy romance, I was fully prepared to love this, thinking it would blow my socks off. Well, let's just say I was disappointed. Even with the amazing GR rating and a decent story line it failed to impress me.You can read my review here


Tell me about a hyped up book which turned out to be just talk with no bite?

I love reading your comments so feel free to chat.
You can follow me however you like RSS, GFC or Linky. Catch me on Twitter and Facebook
I may be slow in following back I will make sure I comment each and every one of you.
Thanks for stopping by.









62 comments:

The Housework Can Wait on September 14, 2012 at 3:06 AM said...

I hadn't heard of this one, but I also picked books that SO many people said were amazing, and I was remarkably underwhelmed. It's so disappointing when you go in expecting to love something, and then you don't.

Congrats on the feature! New follower. Here's my FF!

Carmen Jenner on September 14, 2012 at 3:08 AM said...

Congratulations of being featured! I'm an old GFC follower, but I followed by networked blogs and Linky, hooray! This is an appallingly ugly cover ;) And I LOVE getting the paperback arcs, too! I'm grateful for any, but as I live in Austalia, they don't come my way too often! :(
Anyway here's My FF!
=D

Jennifer Bielman on September 14, 2012 at 3:10 AM said...

Congrats on the feature. Great interview.

I am an old GFC follower.

Mine: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/09/follow-friday-41.html

Joie on September 14, 2012 at 3:11 AM said...

Wow, that is indeed an unfortunate cover... sorry to hear the story wasn't all that great.
I'm a new follower and can I just say that your blog is just beautiful! :)
Here's my FF and congrats on the feature!

Shelley Romano on September 14, 2012 at 3:15 AM said...

Yay Samina! Congratulations on being one of the featured blogs! Since I haven't heard of this book, I shall thank you from keeping it away from my TBR!

Old follower

http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-friday-29.html

Escapism Fanatic on September 14, 2012 at 3:16 AM said...

Joie - Thank you. I visit other blogs and become awestuck so many nice blog designs. I'm glad that you like it.

Moonlit Librarian on September 14, 2012 at 3:17 AM said...

Hello! Congratulations on the feature. I'm a new follower. Your banner is cute!

Liesel K Hill on September 14, 2012 at 3:23 AM said...

Congrats on the feature! Great answers! :D Haven't read your pick for the answer but I agree: the cover isn't awesome! Happy Friday! :D

Ali @ Ginger-read on September 14, 2012 at 3:27 AM said...

The cover alone probably would have made me keep my distance but your comments help! Congrats on the feature!!!!

~Ali
My FF

Stormi Johnson on September 14, 2012 at 4:20 AM said...

Never heard of that book but it does have an ugly cover. New follower.

http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-and-follow-friday_13.html

Sabina on September 14, 2012 at 4:21 AM said...

Congratulations on the feature!

I haven't seen this one before.

New follower. =)
My FF

Marilyn Phillips on September 14, 2012 at 4:25 AM said...

Hi! Congrats on being featured. I'm not familar with the book you posted. Sorry you didn't enjoy it.
I am a new follower thru GFC.
If you would like to return the favor or view my FF, you will find me @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

Aditi Gupta on September 14, 2012 at 5:10 AM said...

Congrats on being the feature blog!
I hadn't heard of this book - I guess it's good that way!
My post - FF #1
New Follower on GFC :)
Aditi
That Readioactive Book Blog

Grace L on September 14, 2012 at 5:21 AM said...

Congrats on being featured! I haven't heard of that book but, based on the cover, it's probably not a good match for me.

I'm a new follower.

My Follow Friday

Liana Chau on September 14, 2012 at 5:22 AM said...

Congrats on the feature! (: I'm a new follower!

http://bookaholicness.com

Lee @ Rally The Readers on September 14, 2012 at 5:28 AM said...

Congrats on being featured this week! I hadn't heard of this book before- sorry to hear that it was a disappointing read.

Old GFC follower. Our FF

Emily on September 14, 2012 at 5:29 AM said...

Congrats on being featured!! Followed!

Jessica Piazza on September 14, 2012 at 5:32 AM said...

Congratulations on being a featured blogger this week! I followed via GFC. : )

bookbitereviews on September 14, 2012 at 6:13 AM said...

Great pick! and CONGRATS on being featured! I haven't read or heard of it, but with that cover alone I believe you that I should stay away from it lmao.

New Follower
-Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

unconventionalbookviews.com on September 14, 2012 at 6:16 AM said...

Congrats on the feature! I have never heard of the book you mentioned, and in a way I guess that's a good thing :D

I'm a new RSS follower, and here is my FF post for this week.

Page Girl's Page of Book Reviews on September 14, 2012 at 6:17 AM said...

Hey, just hopped by, never heard of this book before. Stop by my blog
http://pagegirlspage.blogspot.com/
Thanks

Susan on September 14, 2012 at 6:28 AM said...

Just saying hi! New blogger doing this meme for the first time. Congrats on being featured!

Visit me & my sis! http://thesisterstale.blogspot.com/2012/09/follow-feature-friday-1.html

Naomi Hop on September 14, 2012 at 6:28 AM said...

Yeah, nope, I wouldn't looked at it because of the cover. Sorry you didn't like it, its hard when so many of your friends like it and you don't.

Come and check out my FF
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
New Follower :)

Amanda P on September 14, 2012 at 6:35 AM said...

New GFC follower! Congrats on the feature!

I haven't read that book and I'm thinking I wont after reading your disappointment. =)


-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance

I Talk books! on September 14, 2012 at 7:09 AM said...

Congrats on being Featured!

Old follower!
I haven't read the book and I don't think I am going to either.
I Talk Books!

Concise Reviews By Michelle on September 14, 2012 at 7:25 AM said...

never heard of this one.
Here is mine, Old follower too
Follow Friday Hop

Lizzy @ Lizzy's Dark Fiction on September 14, 2012 at 7:28 AM said...

I've never heard of that book, but then again I try to avoid romance books. Congrats on being featured!

Leah Woods on September 14, 2012 at 8:47 AM said...

Congrats on being featured! We have similar reading tastes :). Never heard of that book mind.

New follower!
Here's my FF :)

Shelagh on September 14, 2012 at 8:56 AM said...

Hello. *waves* Congratulations on being one of this week's FF features!

I don't know about you, but I always feel bad when I don't like a book my GR and blog friends have loved - a bit like I'm letting down the team. But good to know it happens to other people as well.

BTW scanning the series you love tells me we have very similar tastes!

Shelagh (New follower via GFC)

Sugar and Snark on September 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM said...

Congratz on being featured! Have a great Friday!

New Twitter follower (@Sugar_and_Snark)
New Facebook follower (Sugar & Snark)

Sugar & Snark

Katja Weinert on September 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM said...

New follower. Never heard of this book but you're right the cover's not great :) Congrats on being featured

Juli Rahel on September 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM said...

Heey
Congrats on being a feature! I am always so disappointed when a book turns out to be bad when you had hoped it would be good! Thanks for sharing, I'm an old follower :)
My Friday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

Keely Anne on September 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM said...

Haha, that cover is pretty awful! Congrats on the feature! *new follower*

My FF

Happy Reading :)

adinabb on September 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM said...

I agree the cover is pretty horrific but I enjoyed Lord of the Fading Lands. Now I just need to finish the series. Congrats on the feature. New follower via RSS

Lynsey Taylor on September 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM said...

The Tairen Soul saga is an all-time favourite of mine. Not based on book one alone, but the whole series.

Congrats on the feature!

http://www.thedemonlibrarian.com/2012/09/feature-and-follow-friday-14th-eptember.html

Dee Fisher on September 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM said...

I've heard this book series hyped up so much, but just haven't started it yet - maybe because i'm scared about the hype...

new follower

Heather on September 14, 2012 at 1:37 PM said...

Old follower here!

Ok, yes, that cover art is appalling!!! 0_0

I've found, with online reviews, ESPECIALLY YA ones, you really have to take everything with a grain of salt. Things get hyped around here a lot that just don't deserve it. When I saw this week's question, I could only think, "Oh, jeez, where do I even start?!"... but I went with the "BIG ONE", LOL!

Please feel free to check it out
http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow.html

Book Blogger Mom on September 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM said...

I haven't heard of that book.

I'm a new GFC follower.

My F&F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-6.html

Lisa (Lost in Literature) on September 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM said...

Congrats on being a feature this week!

New Linky follower :)

I've never heard of this book before. It's tough when you're disappointed with a book though. It just makes you love the really good ones that much more. :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
My FF

Jen on September 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM said...

I haven't heard of that book. But the cover certainly isn't appealing.

New follower via GFC
My Follow Friday

Fall Into Books on September 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM said...

I haven't heard of that book, but the cover does suck. New GFC Follower! Congrats on being featured!

My FF

Nickie on September 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM said...

Wow... that cover is pretty bad. Too bad the book didn't meet your expectations. I hate it when I get a book recommended to me with gushing reviews, and I just don't like it. You know that awkward moment when your friend is like "You loved it, right? Right? RIGHT?" Yeah...

New follower via GFC and Linky. My FF is here:
nickieanderson.blogspot.com

Alisa Selene on September 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM said...

Congrats on the follow! Old follower!
http://picturemereading.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/meme-feature-and-follow-friday-overly-hyped-book/

Tribute Books Mama on September 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM said...

Congrats! on being featured, not familiar with that title.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow_14.html

Emma on September 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM said...

I'm a proud GFC follower. You have a lovely blog. I haven't heard of this book. Thanks for the heads up. Here's My FF

Kaitlin on September 14, 2012 at 5:49 PM said...

I haven't heard of that book but I'll be sure to stay away x]

Beautiful blog layout, new GFC follower :]

Here's my FF

Jennifer on September 14, 2012 at 6:19 PM said...

Congrats on the feature! I have this book on my TBR shelf, but haven't read it yet. Like you, I've heard fabulous things about it. New GFC follower.

aparajita on September 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM said...

Haven't really heard of this book but a good answer

New Follower

My FF here

Le' Grande Codex

BookSmartie on September 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM said...

Oh well...someone should take care of that cover....and soon! I've never heard of this book, though, so I can't really say if I think I'd like it...
new follower:)
This is my FF:
http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/09/feature-follow-friday_13.html

Leana on September 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM said...
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Faith on September 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM said...

New linky follower :)

I can't honestly say I've ever heard of the book you've picked, but I doubt I'll be picking it up!

Congrats on the ARC :)

My F&F

Ajoop. S on September 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM said...

New GFC follower :) I haven't really heard of the books but I totally know what it's like when the GR ratings are opp of how you feel.

Karen on September 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM said...

I have actually heard about that book, but not good stuff though. Soo thanks for the warning! :D

I think I'm in love with your design! ^^

New follower on GFC and Twitter!

My FF: http://ning.it/Ove2al

Lisa Mandina on September 14, 2012 at 9:59 PM said...

That's not a book I've heard of, not normally what I read. But I think that is why there are so many books out there, because we all have such different tastes! New follower, and you can check out my FF HERE.

Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams on September 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM said...

Hi! *waves* New follower. :)

I haven't read this book (or even heard of it actually!), but I do hate when that happens. You get yourself psyched up to read a book that everyone seems to love and then you're sorely disappointed. I try to keep my expectations on the low side.

Kelly

joder on September 15, 2012 at 1:18 AM said...

Congrats on being featured this week! I'm a GFC follower and would love you to visit me when you get a chance.....

The Scarf Princess

Books And Beyond on September 15, 2012 at 1:34 AM said...

new follower here. congrats on ur feature! i have been finding so many dud books its refreshing to find good ones!
Follow Friday

Chrystina Williams on September 15, 2012 at 5:56 AM said...

Congrats on being featured!!! Old GFC follower :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Chrystina @BookLiaison

Michelle SedeƱo on September 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM said...

Congrats on being featured!
Here's my FF..
Have a great day!
*Old follower. :)

Dee_ReadReviewLove on September 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM said...

I was recommended that book but decided not to read it. Glad I stayed away now.

New follower,

Dee

Iona MacNeil on September 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM said...

Hi
I'm a new follower.
Here's my blog addy http://adventitiousreading.blogspot.ca/
Thanks
I.M.

Krista on September 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM said...

Hmm, this is on my wishlist, but I am kind of on the fence about it. I was waiting to see if I could find it used.

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