Follow Friday

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

 
The Rules:

  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.

Specific RULES:

  • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  • 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 and that they are now following you.
  • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed 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”
  • 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”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
   

This week's prompt is: What is Your Most Interesting Bookish Memory or Experience?


MY ANSWER: Hmm...that's a toughie. I think one of my most interesting bookish memories was when I found Haunted by Meg Cabot.

I was well into my Paranormal craze and was always let down when I couldn't find anything good in the YA section. (I call these the dark days! lol) Then I found this book! I thought ooh Haunted! It's gotta be ghosty! Then I saw A Tale of the Mediator...and I thought...huh...that reminds me of Jenny Carroll's Mediator Series! Then I started reading what it was about and was like OMG!!! It's THE MEDIATOR SERIES!! So I happily ran/walked/bounced to find my mom who was looking at something...or possibly in the cafe waiting for me, but more likely browsing because it didn't take me long to find this one! 

This was an exciting experience for me, because I had thought the series over with as I could never find anything about a book 5. And it was also the first time I realized authors can write under multiple names! I was young, don't judge! I understood pen names, but I guess I never realized an author would use multiple names to write multiple books when s/he doesn't want one name connected to another series or such. Which is sort of why Meg wrote under Jenny Carroll for this series in the beginning as it was just after The Princess Diaries came out and the publisher, I suppose or Meg herself, thought it would be better to use a pen name so the contemp/Mia fans wouldn't be disappointed with a ghosty book! So a learning experience and happy times all around!!!





8 comments:

  1. I've never read any books by Cabot but it does sound interesting!

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  2. That's so funny! I didn't really understand pen names until I was in high school. I think the biggest one I know (and figured out) is Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb.

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  3. I think I have read Meg Cabot before... but not the Mediator series. I will have to check it out.

    Old follower.

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  4. I didn't really think about pen names much until I got hooked on J.D. Robb. Not being a huge La Nora fan, it blew my MIND that one of my favorite series was hers under another name! It really informed my decision when I started publishing stuff off my well-beaten PNR path. I don't think some of my "straight" paranormal fans would much enjoy darker or LGBT stuff.

    Not that plenty don't! :D

    Heather
    http://bloodthirstymuses.wordpress.com

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  5. I love Meg Cabot. One of my favorite authors, I think :) Have not read this one, though. Old GFC follower stopping by!

    My #FF

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  6. When I was a kid, I used to get ridiculously excited when I found the next book in a series in a bookstore. I wasn’t allowed on the Internet, so I never knew when/if the next book was coming out. I also had no clue about pen names.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. Late FF visit. I haven't read any of the Mediator series. I should because I know many love it. Although Meg Cabot is not always a winner with me, despite me wanting to love all her books.

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  8. I remember finding this book in Wal-mart. I think I ended up checking it out from the library and didn't realize it was in a series. It was the first one I read. I have yet to read the 6th and 7th book. I really love the series. It just hurts me finishing a series because then I know it's over.

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