Feature and Follow Friday #5

Posted December 27, 2013 in Feature and Follow Friday / 22 Comments

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The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read

I’m participating in this blog hop! See the rules here. Follow me however you wish! And if you do, be sure to stop by this post and say hi! Let me know you followed me and I’ll follow you! Isn’t it marvelous how that works?

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 got over 31 books, and there are still more to come. I bought only 2 for myself, and only then because they were for a great deal in New Orleans. Here are those two:

Two anthologies: one of Edgar Allan Poe’s works, and the other of Lewis Carroll’s works. My two favorite poets, and the only ones I will willingly read.

And now for the ones on Christmas:

Yes there are indeed a lot. I won’t be linking them all here because that would take forever. But I will list them.
  1. The entire The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers series. It’s a spin-off to the original The 39 Clues series, which has 11 books. I haven’t read the original, or in fact any of The 39 Clues books. But I read the first of these books on Christmas day and enjoyed it. Review to come in the next month or so.
  2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Now my Twilight collection is complete- all 5 books (including The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner). I still have to re-read and review those.
  3. The rest of the Cirque du Freak books- books 4 through 12. I only owned the first 3, but read up to book 8. I hope to finish these for the 2014 Series Challenge, hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat.
  4. The Annotated Alice- I am probably one of the biggest Alice in Wonderland fans out there, and I’m set on collecting everything I can relating to the fandom. All editions and all Alice-inspired fictions (all the ones that look interesting anyhow- I can hear you begging me to read Splintered by A.G. Howard and yes it is on my TBR). So now I have the two Dover Thrift editions (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass), the one in the anthology pictured above, The Annotated Alice, and….
  5. The Alice in Wonderland pop-up book. I have the Wizard of Oz pop-up so now I have two! yay. They really are beautiful and magical.
  6. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson- part of the Maximum Ride series. I’m only two books away from completing the series now, I believe. I might have read this one, I don’t really remember. I’ll start the series over soon enough.
  7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. My friend at school recommended this to me a while ago, and just by coincidence my dad got me this for Christmas. Fate must want me to read this book.
  8. Fail-Safe by two authors (I’m too lazy to look them up right now). Another dystopian sort of thing- another from my dad, along with-
  9. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Another classic I still have to read. I like Ray Bradbury though. He’s a great author.
  10. Various from Brian Jacques- most are from the Redwall series, but there is also Castaways of the Flying Dutchman that I just looked up and I guess it’s part of a series. I tend to shy away from new series books at this point because I have so many books I need to read and to read series’ you have to be COMITTED. I don’t really have time to start new ones at this point. But if I like this one, I’ll give it a try. From the Redwall series I received: The Bellmaker, Mariel of Redwall, Marlfox, the Long Patrol, Lord Brocktree, Martin the Warrior, Taggerung, and The Legend of Luke.
All in all that’s what, 33 books? And my dad says he’s ordered some more in the mail. And I’m still expecting some ARCs in the mail as well. You publisher’s owe me! I haven’t forgotten! Also, one of the ARCs is released on the 6th of January. And I haven’t received it yet. Um, hello….how can I have my review out before/on release date if I haven’t even received much less read it? Your fault not mine! Haha I’m not sweating it- most of my 27+ ARCs on my ARC shelf are long past their release date. That’s the luxury of being a reviewer- everything’s on my own time.
Also I got my Kindle Paperwhite! I’m so excited. It looks so beautiful. I can’t wait to start reading on it.
So what did you guys get? Share your links or just list them below!

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Jessi from The Book Cove
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WOW! By far the biggest haul I’ve seen haha. Happy reading!!

Jessi The Book Cove

Alicia the Awesome
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Yeah, I feel super lucky! (And I DID compose a huge 7-page list of books I wanted, so I’m glad my folks delivered) Thanks!

Isabelle Adrid
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Holy crap! Lucky!! haha this must’ve been an awesome Christmas! I’ve read Brave New World as well, but it was such a long time ago.

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

Alicia the Awesome
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It was a super awesome Christmas. I am so lucky haha….
Yeah, I can’t wait to read Brave New World, it seems pretty good.
I followed back! I also can’t wait to read the Divergent series….

Tena
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someone was definately on the nice list!

New GFC Follower. Come stop by my blog if you get a chance
Irish Girl Reads.

Alicia the Awesome
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I totally was (; Thanks for following, I followed back!

Gee Gd
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Since I don’t have twitter my brother found you on twitter, and we saw your tweet–Thanks ;) I did a feature on you.

Alicia the Awesome
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aw thanks! glad I could help a bit (:

Emmanuel Okoye
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Oh my God, what a haul! Enjoy all those reads my friend! :)
Old follower!
My FF

Alicia the Awesome
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I definitely will (even if it takes me a year to get to them all), thanks! I think we’ve established by now that we’re following each other, so you don’t have to say that anymore (: thanks Emmanuel!

Gee Gd
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I think maybe you can do something in a Word document, copy&paste it, then send the/a link with it to me and I’ll paste it on a post. What do you plan on doing for the post?

Alicia the Awesome
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that’s for you to come up with (: I can do pretty much anything, like an interview or just ramble about something (that’s what guest posts usually are) or something I’d do normally on my blog, like a Top Ten list, a quote, a Blogosphere Travels feature, a Favorites Friday, a Musing Monday (which is basically just rambling about something) or whatever you want.

Gee Gd
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Maybe you could do an interview, that would be cool :)
Interviewing me or somebody else?

Alicia the Awesome
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that’s a good question (: I don’t really have anyone famous to interview. Maybe it could be a joint interview, where I come up with questions and we both answer them. Like a Getting To Know Us sort of post.

Roxy
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Hey there, new GFC follower! Love your haul, that is quite impressive!!! I guess the trick is to ask for what you want, eh?

Alicia the Awesome
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Thanks, I followed back! You got some good books yourself, and happy birthday! (:

And yes, I did in fact compose a 7-page list of books I wanted, so it totally works.

Gee Gd
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That’s a good idea. Getting to Know Us: Alicia and Jane
And then we could do like
My favorite book is ______ because. I am into ___,___, and ______. I started blogging ___,__.
Something like that.

Alicia the Awesome
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Yeah, sounds good. When do you want me to have it ready by?

twinspin
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Wow!! That is a lot of books!
New follower via GFC :)
Here is our FF

Alicia the Awesome
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It is a lot of books! It’s crazy! Thanks for following, I followed back (:

Gee Gd
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Maybe let’s say in around…well, whenever it works for you. maybe by the 4th? I don’t know if that’s enough time.

Alicia the Awesome
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that’s plenty (: I’ll have it ready!

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