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Friday, September 12, 2014

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

This week's question: Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you?

     Before blogging I mainly discovered new books by browsing the library shelves and trying whatever looked interesting. Once I found an author I liked I'd hunt down their backlist and read those as well. For example, I found Good Omens in the library, then went on to read all of Neil Gaiman's work published at that time as well as Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. I didn't read the variety of authors and genres I do now, but that sense of serendipity in finding a great book was fun. 

12 comments:

Tracy said...

I did the same thing with the library. I think this is how I started judging books by their covers... I think you kind of have to with so many options! New follower on Twitter & Bloglovin :)

Here's my F&F!

BRITTANY said...

I used to get lost forever in libraries. Happy FF! New bloglovin follower

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Libertad Araceli Thomas said...

after a lot of thinking back, there were so many ways I found books that wasnt in our post =) Recently saw Neil Gaiman two-three months ago, he actually came to our tiny little CT indie bookstore. Didnt get to meet him or get him alone, but he was awesome =)

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Tizzy Brown said...

I like Neil Gamain and Terry Pratchett too. I also tended to stick with the same authors and buy or borrow whatever new books they had coming out. I'm glad we have Goodreads and book blogs now because I can discover a much wider range of books across different genres. Only trouble is, my TBR pile is now about as high as the Empire State building.

My FF post

Tizzy Brown said...

Oh, I forgot to say I'm an existing Bloglovin' follower.

JaimeLH said...

That's exciting! I'm glad to hear he was awesome, he seems really great on Twitter.

JaimeLH said...

Yes, I'm ecstatic to have more widespread exposure to books but the TBR is never-ending.

JaimeLH said...

That was my favorite way to spend an afternoon. Still is, sometimes.

JaimeLH said...

I do too a lot of the time. Out of the tons of books out there, it's how certain ones stand out.

Blanca Welsh said...

I only have his Anansi Boys title, but I really liked it! lso thought it was awesome he fought for the lead characters to remain PoC. People who attempted to option it, refused to keep the title roles Black, which is silly XD Anansi isnt exactly a pagan god in anywhere but Africa and the Caribbean XD

Blanca Welsh said...

Im Libertad's other half btw XD

JaimeLH said...

Haha got it :). I agree, it makes absolutely no sense for the characters to be anything other than Black. Anansi Boys is one of my favorite of his books. I liked it a lot more than American Gods, which I found kind of tedious.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Feature & Follow Friday: Book Discovery Edition


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

This week's question: Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you?

     Before blogging I mainly discovered new books by browsing the library shelves and trying whatever looked interesting. Once I found an author I liked I'd hunt down their backlist and read those as well. For example, I found Good Omens in the library, then went on to read all of Neil Gaiman's work published at that time as well as Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. I didn't read the variety of authors and genres I do now, but that sense of serendipity in finding a great book was fun. 

12 comments:

  1. I did the same thing with the library. I think this is how I started judging books by their covers... I think you kind of have to with so many options! New follower on Twitter & Bloglovin :)

    Here's my F&F!

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  2. I used to get lost forever in libraries. Happy FF! New bloglovin follower

    ❤ Brittany @ Please Feed the Bookworm

    Follow me HERE

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  3. Libertad Araceli ThomasSeptember 12, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    after a lot of thinking back, there were so many ways I found books that wasnt in our post =) Recently saw Neil Gaiman two-three months ago, he actually came to our tiny little CT indie bookstore. Didnt get to meet him or get him alone, but he was awesome =)

    New Follower via Bloglovin

    Guinevere & Libertad @ Twinja Book Review's #FF

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  4. I like Neil Gamain and Terry Pratchett too. I also tended to stick with the same authors and buy or borrow whatever new books they had coming out. I'm glad we have Goodreads and book blogs now because I can discover a much wider range of books across different genres. Only trouble is, my TBR pile is now about as high as the Empire State building.

    My FF post

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  5. Oh, I forgot to say I'm an existing Bloglovin' follower.

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  6. That's exciting! I'm glad to hear he was awesome, he seems really great on Twitter.

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  7. Yes, I'm ecstatic to have more widespread exposure to books but the TBR is never-ending.

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  8. That was my favorite way to spend an afternoon. Still is, sometimes.

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  9. I do too a lot of the time. Out of the tons of books out there, it's how certain ones stand out.

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  10. I only have his Anansi Boys title, but I really liked it! lso thought it was awesome he fought for the lead characters to remain PoC. People who attempted to option it, refused to keep the title roles Black, which is silly XD Anansi isnt exactly a pagan god in anywhere but Africa and the Caribbean XD

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  11. Im Libertad's other half btw XD

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  12. Haha got it :). I agree, it makes absolutely no sense for the characters to be anything other than Black. Anansi Boys is one of my favorite of his books. I liked it a lot more than American Gods, which I found kind of tedious.

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