Sep 11, 2014

Follow Friday

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

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list  
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
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
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 want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's question is: Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you? A Great Read (Love Jessica’s blog btw!!! Thanks for the great question!)--MY QUESTION!!! :D

MY ANSWER: Well it was a variety of ways really. On Amazon, I would rate books I owned and the intensity of my love for it or lack thereof--this is how I discovered Maria V. Snyder's books! I was recommend Magic Study off of something else and after research I ran to Borders and bought Poison Study and it was love at first read!

I also would wander down the sci-fi/fantasy aisle and pull out whatever books looked or sounded interesting! This is how I started my way of reading adult books! Completely at random! That's how I ended up discovering Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Charlaine Harris--to name a few!

Then there was also learning of a book through author word of mouth. And how they would have quotes of praise on a new release. This is how I discovered Rachel Vincent when I saw Kim, Kelley, and I believe Vicki Pettersson were all quoting on the cover on its awesomeness!


  1. Hi, new follower here! I love the layout of your blog :)

  2. I used to just browse my library for hours to find new reads. Cute blog, new follower here, and have a great weekend!

  3. Yay! They used your question! Browsing the library for me. You never knew what you were going to find. Fun times! Back in the old days, when I was into reading romances, I was on a mailing list that came out every 3 months with all of the books from the different imprints. I knew which day the books came out each month and I would head off to the store with my list to purchase the ones I wanted.

  4. Congrats on having your question featured today, Jessica :) I was like you, amazon recommendations for the win!

    Have a fantastic Friday :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  5. I loved the question you submitted because I seriously had to sit down and remember where I got most of my books from! I definitely used to get most of my books from bookstores, just running around in them like a headless chicken and pulling out all of the ones that looked like fun! And before my blog I used to pester everyone else with my love for books and they'd then tell me their favourites so I got some recommendations from them as well! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    1. Also, shockingly, just realised I wasn't following you on Twitter but that has been amended ;)

  6. Hahaha! I definitely used the Amazon rating tool too! I'd forgotten about that. Happy Friday!

    Here's my F&F!

  7. I browsed to find books too, which is why I must admit I am a cover judge. I would look through the books till a book caught my eye and then I would read what it was about and see if it might interest me. I would check the new releases online at bookstores, or library.

    Have a great day,

  8. Congratulations! I forgot about word of mouth in my answer. That's how I found the Sookie Stackhouse books. Don't know how I could forget that. My main source was the library though. Great site! New bloglovin' follower.
    Kim @

  9. Hey Jessica,
    You are speaking my language here. also I realized (a little late) that there is actually an algorithm based on the books you like on Goodreads/Amazon/Barnes&Noble. Who would have thought that the internet sought to make our lives easier?!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF, Old Follower

    Kat @ Readiculous Blog

  10. Aww, the Border memories. I miss that place :( By the way great question!! My FF

  11. Borders was a great bookstore. I definitely miss that one. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

  12. You DID pick a great question! :) I've been meaning to read Poison Alley, it sounds like something I would really like. I miss Borders so much! BN just doesn't do it for me! ):

    Have a good weekend!
    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  13. Ohh yes, Amazon recommendations had a big influence on me as well! And yay for Poison Study! Have a great weekend Jessica, happy reading!

    My FF

  14. I used Amazon a lot too. Once I found out about it. lol. Before that it was all about the bookstore. Sometimes I miss those days... My FF I would have liked you on FB but I couldn't find it. If you have a FB page, you can leave it in a comment here, or on my blog and I'll be sure to like it.

  15. I would go to Borders all the time! I really miss the bookstore, now I occasionally go to Barnes & Noble, but not as much. :)

    My FF

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  16. Haha, I didn't even realize the question was yours. Great question! :D and I agree, I used to rely on simply browsing the shelves or going off my favourite authors' recommendations as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier. Old follower :)

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  17. Amazon is a great source!
    Haha I love the random pulling of the books--I think that's probably what I would do, otherwise I'd get overwhelmed by all the options!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Old Follower :)


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