Friday, March 18, 2011

TGIF! #7

FOLLOW ME FRIDAY &
 BOOK BLOGGER HOP! YAY!

This week's featured Follow Me Friday Blogger 
is Jess from Gone With the Words

Gone with the Words

I've been following her blog for a while now, and trust me when I say it is absolutely fantastic! 

NOW FOR THE FOLLOW ME FRIDAY FUN!



THIS WEEK'S QUESTION IS...

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH 
YOUR BLOG NAME?

I spent a few hours scribbling down ideas for my blog name and nothing seemed to work. I absolutely love reading, but I'm also a music and movie junkie, so I needed a name that represented all of the things I would be blogging about. I'm assuming that those of you who have visited my blog on more than one occasion quickly learned that I'm sort of kooky, or eccentric as I like to call it, lol. 

I've heard the phrase "You are sooooo weird," more times than I can count on my entire family's fingers and toes, but I've always taken it as a compliment. I'd choose to be weird over boring any day, and I've always embraced my odd qualities rather than falling in line with the rest of the "sheep". I love who I am, so I finally decided on a blog name that suits me perfectly, EMBRACE YOUR ODDITIES. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE 
BOOK BLOGGER HOP!


Book Blogger Hop

This week's question comes from Somer at A Bird's Eye Review. I wish I would have found her blog sooner, it is super duper cute! So, Somer would like to know...

DO YOU READ ONLY ONE BOOK AT A TIME OR DO YOU HAVE SEVERAL GOING AT ONCE?

Great question! Normally, I only read one book at a time, especially if I really connect with the protagonist. I'm not sure if anyone else feels the same way, but I feel like I should devote my full attention to the book (and the author) that I am reading. At the beginning of this month, I changed it up a bit and started reading two books, Patricia Briggs's River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) & Chloe Neill's Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1), on the same day. I was in the mood for shifters and vamps, so I figured I would give it a try. 

This decision was not in my favor :( I love the Mercy Thompson books, but Some Girls Bite was so intense that I found myself reading it much more than the other. I sort of feel bad for not devoting myself to Mercy, lol. And although I hate to admit this, I'm now actually struggling to get back into the story. From this I have learned that trying new ways to do things is always good, but figuring out which way is best for you is what is important. 

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR ANSWERS TO THESE FABULOUS QUESTIONS.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

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PLEASE CHECK IT OUT! I'M GIVING AWAY SOME OF MY FAVORITE SWAG, AND I'M SURE ALL OF YOU WOULD LOVE THESE ITEMS AS MUCH AS I DO.


21 comments:

Sakura Sandra said...

I embrace my oddities and I love your blog name! I am an old follower just hopping through for FF! Stop by my blog if you have some time and check out my FF/hop or read some of my recent reviews!

http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

Thanks and I hope you're having a good night! (^_^)

Christy @ReaderBee said...

New follower hopping by! I really like your blog name!

Happy Friday!
My Hop!

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks! Hopping by your blogs in just a few.

Mariya said...

You're blog name is awesome. Happy Friday XD

Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

Amanda said...

New follower, hopping through!

I absolutely love the colors and design of your blog.

Amanda
http://lettersinsideout.blogspot.com

Pamela Kaye said...

Hopping by and a new follower, I love the name! Embracing your oddities is a great thing to do, and a great blog name too.

Between the Bookcovers

Howard Sherman said...

Not everyone can multi-task and nobody should. When it comes to book sure, I can't read four books simultaneously (or even two, for that matter!) but there are times I'll juggle as many as four books at a time depending on the subject matter, the urgency or more often both.

The real trick to this is what KINDS of books to juggle. Hop on over to my blog and learn the method behind my madness - http://www.howardshermannet
Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I think your title does a great job of including everything.

www.reflectionsofabookaholic.com

Alison said...

Hopping through. I love that you put so much thought into your blog name. I'm a books music and book fanatic too.
My Hop

Mandy Lum said...

So glad to see so many of you like my blog name :) Yay! Thanks for the new follows too! Hopping on over to your blogs as soon as possible, but I had a rough day - still sick and trying to stay focused while on lots of happy meds, lol.

Have a great weekend!

P.E. said...

I like the way you think and your blog is so original! I know what you mean by picking just one book. Good luck with reaching 100 followers! I'm following you, and your contest seems really cool but I'm a Canadian so I can't participate.

Happy hopping,

-P.E.

Talina Perkins said...

Hi Mandy! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog! I appreciate the love.;-) You know, it takes someone special to step out of the crowd and dare to be different. I think it is wonderful you have embraced your oddities! I can tel just by the way you have chosen to decorate and express yourself through your blog that you are a vibrant, cheerful and exciting person! I say GOOD FOR YOU!!!

As you read on my blog I have the tendency to read no less that two book at a time. After reading your comment on how you prefer to do read after trying more than one at a time, I feel I should try the opposite. As of tonight I am sticking to one book at a time to see how my mind reacts. I want to see if I pick up more, get excited more about what I am reading for fall deeper into the story line. It will be interesting!

I know this might come off as being tacky, but I wanted to invite you back to the blog for support on an author guest blog. Raymond Rose is a debut author just learning how to promote himself online and has hardly no followers on Fb to announce his blog tour with. He is a good writer, IMO, and is offering his to fiction books as a prize to one commenter this weekend. If you are so inclined, I would love to help him be successful. :-)

I hope you have a great evening and weekend!
Talina
http://www.bookinitalong.blogspot.com

Mandy Lum said...

P.E. - so sorry about that :( This is my first giveaway, so I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible, but I'll definitely have one that you can join in the future. Thanks for stopping by!

Talina - thanks for stopping by! You are such a sweetheart, thanks for the kind words. I'll definitely be back to your blog to support Raymond. Gotta share the love!

Have a great weekend!

Me My Shelf And I said...

Thanks for popping into my blog, your "follow" button seems to be hiding so I haven't followed back yet - I WILL though no worries!

And I am usually reading 2 books at a time. Sometimes I get burnt out on Vampires and want Dystopia...:0)

Love the blog BTW!

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks for stopping by! Wonder why you couldn't see my follow button? it's in the right sidebar. Sometimes my blog has a mind of its own, lol.

Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

Just a new blogger hopping buy. Will be a follower before I leave.
My blog is:
dancealertreads.blogspot.com

damcealert at aol dot com

Lucia said...

I always end up reading more than one book at a time. Sigh.

Have a great weekend!
Lucia
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

Mandy Lum said...

Brenda - thanks for stopping by. Going to check out your blog in just a few. Have a great weekend!

Lucia - I wish I could read more than one book at a time, but my attention span is getting shorter and shorter each day, lol, probably because of all the meds I take. I have a ton of unread books, and it is soooooo difficult to decide which one to read next.

Have a great weekend!

Joyce said...

thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower! love your blog! so colorful. have a great week!

E Kelly said...

Newest follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost anything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

http://writerekelly.blogspot.com/

Mandy Lum said...

Thanks for stopping by! On my way to your blog right now.

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