Friday, August 5, 2011

Follow Friday, In My Mailbox & August RAK

  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 - Hands & Home &
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. LINKY TOOLS IS BACK! I paid for the subscription - finally so now you can add the links to your own post!!! To add the code to your own post click on GET THE CODE here under the list of names.
  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!

Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?). 

Wow, that is a difficult question.  I honestly don't think I can pin point one particular book that influenced me as a reader, but I think one of my most memorable books was when I read the Alanna series by Tamora Pierce. That series seemed to have kicked my whole book obsession into high gear, I absolutely gobbled those books up as fast as the library could get them.


In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren that I have decided to participate in.

How IMM works:
Make your own IMM post! You can post about books you've bought, gotten from the library, received for review... books don't have to arrive via your mailbox.
I post every week, but you don’t have to. You can do one week out of the month or every other week it’s up to you.
You don't have to call your post In My Mailbox... (some people don't even have mailboxes!)
I post my IMM on Sunday, but choose a day of the week that works for you.
Once you have your IMM posted, come back to The Story Siren on Sunday and add your link to the list.
Try to post a comment on other bloggers IMM posts. I don’t expect you to post a comment on every single one, but pick a few!

All book bloggers are welcome, while I’d like to keep the theme to YA literature it’s NOT a requirement.

There is no right or wrong way to do In My Mailbox, you can vlog, you can take fun picture, you can use the books cover art, it’s up to you!

Most importantly HAVE FUN!
Guess what?! I was a very good girl this week and didn't get any more books! Aren't you all proud of me for only reading the books I already have?! :P

Book Soulmates
Time for August RAK!


• Sign up each month that you'd like to participate.

• Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button :)
• Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
• If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger for their address.
 • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K!

 Make a post saying 'Thank You' to whoever granted one of your wishes and share it with us :)

So head over to Book Soulmates to Sign up!

I have plans to send a few books out this month, maybe you will be the one I send one to!

On my major wishlist for this month are the Frost Series by Kailin Gow (books 2 - 5: Forever Frost, Silver Frost, Frost Kisses & Midnight Kisses) and the last three books I need for Melissa Mayhue's Highlander Series (Soul of a Highlander, Highlander's Destiny & Highlander's Curse).

Hope you all have a great weeek


  1. I haven't heard of that series, but I can relate to wanting to gobble up a series! I started Morganville Vampires when it was about 7 books in and I read straight through all of them!

    Here's my FF!

  2. Ah, I'm so proud of you. I didn't buy any books this week either. =)

  3. It's me again. ;) I nominated you for an award. Check out my blog today.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Jessica, I am actually surprised you hadn't heard of this series, it made a huge impact on a lot of readers (it turned me in the direction of fantasy). I have yet to read the Morganville series but its on the List!

    Thank you for stopping by and following Amanda!

    Haha Jenny, you probably wont be proud of me next week I have Monday off and the hubby is out which equals a very big temptation of the book store! And wow thank you for nominating me! <3

  5. Hi Angie! I'm a new follower coming over from Parajunkee and Alison's blog hop. :D

    I haven't read the Alana series - must go look it up.

    My FF post is here:

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog hop! I'd love it if you'd follow back at one or all of my blogs :)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Hopping through. I'm sad to say that I've never read Tamora Pierce. I keep meaning to though.
    My Hop

  8. Thank you so much Sophie and Jacqui for stopping by and for the new follows.

    I think its time you did Alison, I am sure you would enjoy her books!