Feature & Follow {6-6-13}

Posted June 7, 2013 by Octavia in Features & Spotlights / 92 Comments



So guess what lucky blogger is being featured on this weeks Feature & Follow?!


I’m really excited and happy to be featured this week and I want to send my one-millionth THANK YOU! to Feature & Follows host Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read!!

And here is my fantastical interview!

When did you start blogging?

I actually started blogging November of last year, so I’m still pretty wet behind the ears.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I’m going to cheat here and say my two favorite things!

1. Is all the bookish people I’ve met who’ve become great friends of mines.

2. Is seeing how my reading taste has changed now that my focus has shifted for my reviews.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

So far I mostly do post about YA books, but next week I’m going to start my “Reading After Dark” post which will feature PNR, Romance, NA…the steamy stuf!

What is your favorite book(s)?

Today my favorite books are:

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Onced Burned by Jeaniene Frost

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

The best thing by a landslide is my friends! I’ve finally met people who understand my bookish jargon and who (instead of yelling SHUT UP!) gush and rant with me! But they aren’t just bookish friends, they are the sweetest, funniest, bestest friends I could ask for. And I adore them! (hint hint Chrys, Meagan, Shannon, Nancy, Kelly, Tamara, Stephanie)

So…..I’m Octavia and I love snicker doodles!


So this week I goofed and did the activity for next week….O_O….don’t you dare judge me! But now that I’m up and many of you have had a good laugh how about I do the right post?


Q. Have you broken up with a series? If so why?

There are so many series I’ve started and have hurt my brain to the point of not reading the next. Including:

The Selection Reflected in You  Unspoken


Ashes Blue Bloods Partials


These are just the series that I broke up with that I expected more out of. I wanted to love each of these I swear I did but stuff happens right?

Thanks you so much for stopping by don’t forget to link up you F&F below!



92 responses to “Feature & Follow {6-6-13}

  1. Octavia I’m an old follower 🙂 Your blog title is ME all over LOL Read, Sleep and Repeat. ..well that’s what Hubby says, I’d like to think differently but truthfully he’s probably right 😉

    I love your Spine Poetry, it’s fantastic 🙂

    Congrats on being the Featured Blog!!!

    My Follow Friday

    Have a great weekend!

    • Thanks! My mom use to pick on me and say all I do is “read, sleep, and then repeat it” so this is my little “ha ha ha” moment. 😉

      And thanks! That poem took way longer than I’m willing to admit! O_O

    • It was a lot of fun! Time consuming and a little hard for me, but so much fun! If you decide to do one for next weeks F&F let me know! I’d love to see what you came up with. 🙂

  2. Congratz on the feature! 😀
    You got some good taste in books. Anna Dressed in Blood is awesome! (I’ll be giving away a signed copy of the sequel some time this month) And I can’t even begin to describe how great Shadow and Bone is.

    Oh the poem thing was for next week? xD This week is a question.

    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

    • I adored Anna! But only really like Girl of Nightmares . And I can’t wait to get a copy of Siege and Storm!! And I guess I was so proud of my poem I just had to share it this week lol! 😀

    • It took me FOREVER to come up with this one! But it was a lot of fun so no regrets lol.

      I have Twice Tempted but I haven’t had a second to read it! 🙁 Soon, maybe? It would be a nice After Dark review……*thinking*

  3. AH! You were featured this week! That is so cool, Octavia! So happy for you. You will have a lot of new visitors! YAY! And yes, so glad to have met you as a friend. And now we are more than friends. Wink wink. Wink wink. Wink wink.

    • Your winks show the words you dare not speak my love! And yeah it’s weird having so many comments on one post! Not sure if I should freak out and hide under my bed or freak out and dance down my street….decisions, decisions. 😉

    • Thanks! This has been an awesome experience!

      And don’t put them off because of me! Most people really love these books! I just so happen to be a bit strange. 😉

  4. Hi! I’m a relatively new blogger as well (October)…What a great community, Huh? New follower via twitter, Facebook, and email! Please follow be back: My FF
    By the way, have your read Siege & Storm yet? A-MAZ-ING!

    • Thanks for dropping by, and don’t you just love all these bookish people?!

      I haven’t read Siege & Storm YET! I must have more of the Darkling soon though!

  5. Congrats on being featured 🙂 Oh wow, I clicked on this to comment and it looks like your post has changed from the spine poetry to your abandoned series. Haha! But hey, if that IS the activity for next week I’m glad to know so I can start working on it (I’ve always wondered if they tell people in advance like in other memes but I’ve never seen anything…). I haven’t read any of these series except Blue Bloods, and even that I only read the second book (didn’t realize it was part of a series) and then didn’t feel bothered to read the rest. Anyways, old follower via Bloglovin!
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    • The only one’s that were just full on bad are The Selection, Ashes, Reflected in You and Unspoken. I just wanted more from Partials and Blue Bloods and I don’t see that happening with the next books in the series. 🙁

  6. I saw that activity you did on book spine poetry, and though it was the wrong one, I thought it was pretty clever! Congratulations! At least you don’t have to worry about next week’s entry anymore. HAHA! I liked The Selection well enough, though at some point it kind of got ridiculous. The Bachelor meets Hunger Games… well, why not! Though it could’ve been better. Blue Bloods was the one I couldn’t bring myself to continue. I wanted to feature it, though I completely forgot what it was about!

    I’m a new follower. Your blog is very prettyyy 🙂
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    • Mwhaha! Yeah I made an opps with this week’s post lol! But way to look on the bright side about next week. 🙂

      I really wanted to love The Selection but it was horrible! So much angst! -_-

      And thank you! I have a great blog designing friend whom made my baby so pretty! 🙂

  7. Congrats on being featured! I have noticed that my book tastes have changed too since I have met so many other bloggers and started doing reviews. I have become a new adult junkie! I totally understand your pick with The Selection. I don’t know that it really grabbed my attention so much that I cared that it took a year for the the second book to come out. New Bloglovin follower 🙂

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession
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    • Its so funny to see a book that you supposedly loved 3 years ago but that if you read today you know you’d hate! And nice to see I’m not the only one that didn’t totally swoon over The Selection 😉

  8. Hi there! Congrats on being featured! Hmmm The Selection is on my TBR list… & I’ve heard from a lot of people that it’s pretty good but I guess not everyone is fan. I just got Shadow and Bone from the library and I’m excited to read it now that I’m finally on summer break!

    New follower on Bloglovin!

    Sarah @ Bubbly & Bookish

    • OHH!!!! Shadow and Bone is AMAZING!!!! I hope you loves it and The Selection! I just couldn’t get past the selfish child-like behavior, the horrible world building, and annoying characters. 🙁

    • Most people LOVED Partials but it was just sooooo sloooooow! For a dystopian world with man made super soliders running around there sure wasn’t enough action for me! 🙁 But you may love it! And I hear book two is great. 🙂

    • I’ve learned that no book is free lol. They all cost your time, and don’t forget about all the personal reads you have to skip because of review deadlines. 🙂

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