Friday, January 27, 2012

Follow me Friday! (My first one!)



Hey guys!!


So today is an AWESOME day, and not just because it's Friday.

First off, I'm FINALLY finished with Finals!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!! Now I get a week long break which means writing, writing, blogging, and more writing (and some editing thrown in there too)!!!!

Second, this is my first ever Follow Me Friday, and I'm very excited about it!!!!! I can't wait to make new friends and read new blogs and follow new people... I can't express how awesome this is! I'm still kinda new to it and am still trying to figure out how to follow certain blogs (because I can't find the follow button, haha), but I know I'll figure it out!

Question: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?

Answer: I wouldn't say I avoid any genre at all costs, only because I'm pretty open to reading anything. HOWEVER, to put it simply, I can be a real scardey cat; so I definitely have a low tolerance level for horror because I know that I'll end up not being able to go to sleep at night... so I definitely keep pure horror at a minimum!!!!!


So on that note: TGIF!!!! Time to either: (a) Take a nap, (b) Find some more awesome blogs to follow (c) Work on my story (and OMG I HAVE SO MANY EDITS TO DO IT'S RIDICULOUS...plus the last two chapters); or (d) all of the above....I'm not sure how I'd manage to do (d), but I'm gonna try, haha!

Enjoy your Friday everyone!!!!!!

X <3 O

And welcome to any new visitors on my blog I may possibly have! I'd love for you to comment to introduce yourself so I can get to know you and/or follow your blog!!!! :)

77 comments:

  1. I don't read horror, either. Love your blog design! New follower :)

    My FF Post

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  2. Love Love Love your blog.. really neat. New Follower..

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  3. Welcome to FF. You are in for a fun ride!

    I am a scaredycat too so I have not read a lot of horror but I wish I could because I hear so many great things about Stephen King's writing.

    Shanan
    http://www.thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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  4. Welcome to FF! I avoid historical romance. I don't think I've read more than one in my life.
    New follower.
    Here's our #FF post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

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  5. I've seen horror on a lot of these today. I don't have much experience in the genre (Anna Dressed in Blood is the only one I've read), but I'm open to it as I don't get scared very easily. Congrats on your first FF post!! Love your enthusiasm, I returned the follow :)
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

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  6. Welcome to the Follow Friday fun! It's so fun, trust me! The blogs out there that participate every week are so amazingly awesome! You learn a LOT from them! And I'll say this again, I love, love, love, love, love, love this blog design! It's so pretttyyyy!

    I don't read horror either. Mainly because anyone who knows me knows that I scare SO easily and I'll probably scream for my life even if the wind blows. :P Old follower, by the way!

    http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-12.html

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  7. Haha, your answer pretty much describes me perfectly. And welcome to the blogging world! I hope you have fun. :)

    New follower!
    Andie
    From A to Z

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  8. Love your blog design!!
    New Follower

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  9. Oh yay! Your first FF!!! Welcome :D

    I agree, Horror is definitely a bit much for me sometimes.

    Thanks for the follow, I am following back :D

    Kristin from GrowingUpYA.blogspot.com

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  10. I can see that we totally agree on the horror thing. :) I just love your blog. It's so happily ever after-ish. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I'm following you back. Welcome to the book blog world.

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  11. I love your blog design, it is beautiful!! I do not like reading super scary horror either, not one likes having nightmares. Welcome to the Follow Friday hop, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and now I am following back. Cannnot wait to see what you have in store!

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  12. I like to read a good horror book from time to time, it's nice.

    New follower, thanks for stopping my by blog.

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  13. So much horror dislike today :) thanks for stopping by, followed back

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  14. First off, your blog is so cute! I'm so glad I stumbled across it through the FF post =)

    Horror doesn't bother me in a book, mainly because I have a high tolerance for it. I don't get scared too easily and scary movies are my absolute favorite. But, if the book is just full of blood, guts and gore...then no, its probably not for me either. Unless of course there are zombies =)

    New Follower
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    My FF

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  15. haha loved that post! you've got a sense of humor huh? Love your blog design! new follower, and YEAY to vacations! (I'm also on my vacation, though mine is 2 weeks and a half long, but i already spend one week, boo).

    And yes, horror, for me its horror and also books with graphic descriptions of killing, etc. That just turns my stomach upside down =\ not something i would like.

    New follower!! :D

    - juhina

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog, just following you back. :) I am more of a fiction person myself, especially YA, but I read other stuff in the fiction genre as well.

    I don't really mind horror, in fact is one of my favorite movie genres, even though I'm a big chicken (and yes, I still flail to cover my eyes and I'm in my twenties, haha!).

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  17. Thanks for stopping by! Following back!

    Enjoy your week off!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library

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  18. Thanks for the follow, following back!

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  19. A lot of people seem to avoid the horror. Thanks for dropping by - I'm returning the follow. :)

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  20. New follower! Love th acronym;)

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  21. Definitely a lot of avoidance for horror!
    Hope you managed to get everything done. :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  22. Im a chicken too.
    Thanks for following me, following you back.
    Nereyda @BookObsessed

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  23. Hi, I agree any genre I'm not interested in is one that I avoid . Thanks for following and hurray that your finals are over ! :) My FF

    New follow.

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  24. I forgot to say..."I love your blog header and the color" .

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  25. Aw come on! I personally think that a good ghost story right before bed is just the thing to give you a good deep sound sleep... personally. Bahahaha! Yeah right! I don't find horrors hard to get through, but they definitely make it hard to get through the night afterwards.
    #following ya back

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  26. Hi J.B,

    Thank you for following my blog and stopping by to say hello. I am now following you as well. :) I feel the same, unless I have read the book genre and did not like it I always try to give every book a chance.

    - Beckie @ http://www.bittersweet-enchantment.com/

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  27. Congrats in your finals. God, I hated finals when I was in school. Worst time ever. I like horror but I can see what you mean.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

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  28. I like all genres of book but the ones that most bog me down and that I try to avoid are autobiographies or biographies. :P

    New Follower, also love your blog design. It's so awesome!!

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  29. Oh, I do like my horror books. And movies. *-* LOL. I'm following back! ;)

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  30. I spent most of the day editing my book too. I love horror movies and horror books. They still keep me up late as hell though lol. Thanks for stopping by. Love your layout, I'm following back!

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  31. Ha, I'm such a whimp too. My friends tease me all the time, but I just hate horror! Happy Friday! My FF!

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  32. OMG I love your blog!

    Thanks for stopping by mine ^.^

    New follower.

    Angela @ TheLittleBluePig

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  33. following back .. your blog is beautiful ... http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-me-friday-my-first-one.html

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  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following. I don't read horror either. I really like sleeping at night.

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  35. Thanks for following my blog - I'm returning the follow! Congrats on finals being over! I'm just starting my semester, so I've got a ways to go before I can say the same thing, lol!

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  36. I have to say, I am a HUGE Stephen King fan, but that is about it for me when it comes to horror! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  37. Congrats on finishing your finals! I, unfortunately, still have a long ways to go.
    Strangely, I don't get scared when reading books. I don't seek out horror books but I read a lot of monster books so I guess that's considered horror. I can appreciate the creepiness of something but it just doesn't scare me. Movies are a different story, I went to see Lord of the Rings when it came out in theaters and I ended up crying the whole way through because I was terrified. Thankfully, I've grown out of that but I still don't watch scary movies.
    This comment turned out to be a lot longer than I had planned. Anyways, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you also... and that sounded kind of creepy but you know what I mean.lol

    P.S. I love your layout!!

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  38. Welcome to follow Friday!!
    I am not a fan of Horror either...too gory for me!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!! I am a new follower :)

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  39. Welcome to Follow Friday! I like horror but in small doses.

    Thanks for stopping by! I am following you back!

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  40. Following! You have the best header, by the way.

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  41. Great answer. I used to be scared of the horror genre too, but I love reading about them. I can't stand horror that's based on real life situations though. Those are the worst.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. Am now following yours too,

    Livin' Life Through Books

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    1. So true, give me alien horror any day! Following back from The Paperback Princesses. Have a great week off and good luck with the book. BTW Jonathan Maberry's YA horror is pretty good - there's a lot more to it than just zombies, I promise.

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  42. Hey, I love your blog, I love horror novels. I like getting scared though. Movies are a different story, can't watch them, i turn into an insomniac lol. Good luck wiht your book and have a great weekend ;)
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

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  43. Thanks for stopping by!

    Following ya back. Great blog!

    Esha@ Readaholicme

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  44. YAY for your first FF!!! Looks like it was Awesome!!!! Totally followed back:)

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  45. Completely agree about horror. I have an overactive imagination and I don't need too much scary stuff in my brain. BTW I love your blog design!

    Following back.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

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  46. That's cool you have week break! I really need a break from school!

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  47. I highly recommend Into the Forest by Jean Hegland. I used it for a challenge for my 'scary' read one year in October. Not horror, but will still leave you a little scared.

    I'm a bit of a fraidy cat myself. Thanks for stopping by the blog and being so friendly. You have an awesome looking blog here.

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  50. I am sorry for so many posts am having issues..

    What a great response you got!! Wonderful that your blog touches so many!!

    Horror,yeah.. that is one of the genres I avoid.. I admit I am a total wuss

    Shauni
    bodicerippers-shauni.blogspot.com

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  51. Completely understandable! I'm not normally a huge fan of horror but I've actually found some I like!
    Thanks for following. I'm following back!

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  52. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm happy that you're joining our Friday fun and enjoy your time off after Finals! I'm now following you and look forward to more posts from you.

    The Scarf Princess

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  53. Thanks for FF love on my blog, I appreciate it, now just returning the favour!

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  54. Welcome to FF! :D
    I don't read nonfictions, but I LOVE horror books! ;D
    New follower btw!
    @BOOK WHALES
    MY FF

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  55. I'm a huge 'fraidy cat too, but sometimes I just love to scare myself with a spine-tingling horror book :D

    Thanks for the follow, I followed back! I just love your blog layout, it's so pretty!

    :) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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  56. I know what you mean! I'm not very good at reading horror novels; my imagination often gets the better of me!

    thanks for stopping by my blog! :) new follower as well!
    Love your layout! :D

    Dominique @ The Book Vault

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  57. Congratulations on finishing finals!

    Like you, I'm not a big fan of being scared, so tend not to pick up horror.

    Now following :)

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  58. Thanks for stopping by and I'm following you back.
    Your blog design is magnificent.

    Enjoy your time off.

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  59. Lovely blog design! Thanks for the follow~

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  60. I love your blog design. I like horror, but I don't read it that much anymore.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    New follower

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  61. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following back.

    Daniel @ Bound By Words

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  62. Yay! I use to hate finals! Of course if they were just a paper I liked that!

    I use to like some horror books. Tamara Thorne--believe that's her name, wrote some really good scare your pants off ones! They had ghosts involved or evil witches--at least the ones I read--and they were just creepy, yet good! Really the only horror books I ever enjoyed! They're kinda old and hard to find so I don't think I would be able to find any of her others.

    But yeah, I'm still a scaredy cat too! Comes with having an over active imagination I suppose!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too! And I soooo love the look of your blog! Very pretty!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

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  63. Thanks for stopping by. I actually have a issue with horror not because it scares me, but because it doesn't scare me. I don't watch horror movies, something about the music in them makes them scary. If they played happy kid tunes while they are slashing people with a knife I would most likely laugh.

    New Follower
    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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  64. I avoid horror! All of it!
    Neat blogsite by the way! I'm following you. If you'd like to follow me, you might find my blogsite interesting. It's at http://dragonscaleleggings.blogspot.com/

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  65. I agree. I don't like horror either. If I want to be scared I'll just imagine my little brothers as grownups

    My FF Post

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  66. I don't read much non-fiction but I am trying to be more open to all genres. Thanks for stopping by my FF! Following back. Happy reading

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  67. Hi J.B. and welcome to Follow Friday! I don't like horror, but you already know that, btw thanks for stopping by!

    I returned your follow :)

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  68. Congrats on finishing finals! I love thriller/horror (if it's not too gross or gory) but I often make the mistake of reading them at night! I'm now following. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  69. Hopping through. Welcome to FF! I'm a new follower. I don't read horror much either.

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  70. I also have a low tolerance to horror and I hope the Dean Koontz novels I bought last year won't scare me too much but according to my friend who used to read Koontz, said that the Odd Thomas series wasn't very scary. :D Followed back. Good luck with your edits and finals.

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  71. I'm not a big fan of horror either.

    Thank you for following my blog, I am following you back! Love your blog btw!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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  72. Hello there! Thanks for the follow, following back. Don't really read horror either. Good luck with your writing projects!

    Liz @ Small Blonde Hippy

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  73. I do like Stephen King as a favorite author and some ghost stories are good as long as they are not graphic. Thanks for hopping by and following. Welcome to the FF and yay finals week is over! New follower back....

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  74. A lot of people are giving the same answer :)

    Thanks for the follow. I followed back with GFC.

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  75. Oh yeah I'm a scaredy cat too! Doesn't help that I have animals that like to play at night and make all kinds of noises.

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  76. Your list of things to do following writing this is basically my list of things to do EVERY DAY. Argh!

    I just finished exams too. I hope yours went as well as (I hope) mine did!

    And the Horror- my, my to we agree! But's what is wrong with being a chicken or cat (no matter how scared)?!

    I hope you continue to do the follow Fridays, their great fun and we get some really interesting questions sometimes (meaning really interesting answers).

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