Friday, April 29, 2011

Follow Friday #1 and In My Mailbox #1

Alright! Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and is a way for book bloggers to get to know each other better. Just go to her page and follow the directions, and you'll be making some new friends! This week's blogger is Marla @ Starting The Next Chapter.

This week's question...

Q. Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

A: Had to go to my shelf and think about this for a minute. Here's my ten:

1. Burned by Ellen Hopkins
2. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
3. Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
4. Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
6. And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle
7. The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
8. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
9. Summer In The City by Elizabeth Chandler
10. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers -Starting The Next Chapter
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

It's where we post about the latest books we've purchased, gotten from the library, or received for review... it doesn't necessarily have to be ones you got in the mail. Although a lot of mine DO come from my mailbox. :)

I got several books this week. Ended up placing a couple Amazon orders due to their wonderful 4 for 3 deal AND bargain books. Also saw a really expensive book almost half price online. Can't pass those deals up.

So, what did I get?

Wings and Spells by Aprilynne Pike, Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick, I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder, Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz, Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver, AND from a private seller on Amazon, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume One. I used to have the last one, but sold it when I thought I was over the whole Twilight thing. Apparently not. But then again, the pictures in there are pretty amazing.

And this one.

E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962

1136 pages of awesome.

E.E. Cummings is my favorite poet. The first poem I read by him was "If everything happens that can't be done" and I actually memorized it at one point, I love it so much. I was planning on buying all this books separately, since I already had an earlier edition in my book collection. Somehow it seemed easier to just get the complete works all at once instead of spending all the time trying to find every single book. This book will take me forever to finish.

That's it for today!



  1. Great IMM. The Touch Series is one of my favorite series!

    I haven't read any on your list to take with you though.

    New Follower:)

    My post can be seen at

    Happy FF!!

  2. Great IMM. The Touch Series is one of my favorite series!

    I haven't read any on your list to take with you though.

    New Follower:)

    My post can be seen at

    Happy FF!!

  3. Hi, Jessica. Thanks for stopping by my FF post. I'm following you back. :) Have a great weekend!

  4. Thank you both for following! <3

    @ Jamie: I'm following you now too! BTW, 3 of the books on your 10 list I JUST picked up at the library. And the Vampire Kisses book, I almost picked that one out to be on my list. :)

  5. Yeah, I just wish we could have chosen 10 series instead of 10 books. I would have squeezed anything I could to get them into the bomb shelter. Nobody is gonna be happy just trying to keep 10 books to have to read over and over. I would say even our 10 favorite books would get a little boring after awhile.

    Sorry about the double comment earlier. It said I had written the captcha wrong and had to do another one. I didn't know that it was gonna post it 2 times. You can delete it if you want:)

    I love the Vampire Kisses and I can't wait till the next book in the series comes out. I am addicted to that series.

    Thanks for the return follow! I hope that you enjoy the books that you just got at the library ;)

  6. Hi Jessica, new follower here! Just found your blog on the FF for this week, I really like it!

    Aww, I LOVE Anne of Green Gables! Have you seen the Wonderworks movies of Green Gables and Avonlea? Those are some of my fave movies too haha

    Great picks and it looks like you picked up some awesome new titles as well! Have a great week and happy reading to you :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  7. The VK series is great (Ellen Schreiber's books are just fun to read, if you haven't already, you must read Comedy Girl by her, same humor). I've finally finished reading book 4 (so behind!) and I'm still loving it.

    @ Lea: I love the Anne Of Green Gables movies! I grew up on the movies and the books. I used to believe I was Anne since I had such an imagination. That's probably why I loved it so much. ^_^


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