Thursday, March 21, 2013

Feature Follow [7]

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow
This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.
Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - This week's feature is: Cherie Reads and author Shiloh Walker
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
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
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 want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
With the fade out of the google readers, I would love it if you considered following me through google+ or Network Blogs, but I'm happy with GFC too! If you get a chance, look around. There are fun kid quotes on the sidebar and a couple cool memes, Think Out Loud and Sidekick Saturdays. Thanks for stopping by!
This week's question is: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?
Give me romance! Even in my mystery novels, my favorite books are the ones with more romance in them. When I was reading the Sookie Stackhouse series, a few of the books were light on heat. When I finished the read, I shook the book like shaking a person's shoulders, "You couldn't do it at least one time!?"


55 comments:

  1. I love Romance novels. :3

    New follower via Networked Blogs.

    Click HERE for my FF post.

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

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    1. Thanks for hitting me up on Networked Blogs, all that white space is so sad! Nothing like romance to push a story along. Happy Friday!

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  2. Haha! Shaking a book sounds like fun. I love to read good detective novels, especially the ones with a sick, twisted villain and a great, perceptive protagonist. I don’t really feel guilty about reading them, though.

    Happy Friday! :)

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    1. I think we left our comments on each others blogs at the same time! Funny. Yeah, I don't feel too guilty about my choices either, only how late I stay up reading. When I wake up with a book hangover I know I've been bad.

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  3. I'm a sucker for romance novels! I love them :) Old follower.
    My FF


    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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    1. We are in total agreement with those steamy reads! I love my YA and NA, but give me skin. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I felt the same way about the Sookie books. I mean ... they're Paranormal Romance not just paranormal. I get that she can be a strong independent woman and all but ... Eric. Or Sam. Or someone. She's surrounded by so many willing hot guys.

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    1. I know! There's no excuse. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow.

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  5. Right there with you! Im all about the romance. Thanks for the follow, Im following back :)

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    1. I think there's going to be a theme for this week's FF. Thanks for stopping by and for the follows!

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  6. I love romance too! But for me, it also has to be paranormal.

    Thanks for following:)
    I'm returning the favour.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. That's how I was until I read Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry series. Then I fell down the YA contemporary romance rabbit hole. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

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  7. I love my books with a little bit of mystery and romance. I don't know...maybe I'm the odd ball out, but some books have way too much sexy time and get in the way of the plot (wait you're going to do it NOW when there's a killer on the loose?). Then there's the ones that have sexual tension the entire book and then there's one scene and you're left saying, "that's it?"

    Jessica @ Literary, etc
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    1. LOL! You're totally right. "A serial killer is somewhere in the house, but let's get in on, and not quickly either. I'm taking my time with you, baby." That sort of thing is ice cold water all over your read. And the reverse is so maddening. "We got the bad guy. We're hot for each other, but let's just give each other smoldering looks...the end." Jessica, thanks for stopping by, you made me laugh!

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  8. Lol I like romance but I don't want too many details. I'm very shy and quiet so I'm not comfortable reading very explicit things. I'm okay knowing they love each other and if they do end up doing it, most of they do, just knowing it happened it's fine by me.

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    1. Ah, yes. I like the subtle approach. I'm actually shy too. I tried writing erotica...couldn't do it. But I do like those steamy scenes.

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    1. Thanks Bieke! That's nice to say. Thanks for the follow.

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  10. Hahaha I love your reaction! I love a good hot scene too, but depends on the audience! I haven't read NA yet, I'm more partial to YA and Historical Romance, but I've been meaning to!

    New follower via GFC and G+!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Goldie @ My Book Musings

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    1. NA is so broad, ranging from steamy (Easy) to simply characters over 18 (Something Like Normal). I love it all. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

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  11. Ha! I'm actually the opposite of you. I rather it focus more on other things than the romance. Not that I don't want some romance - by all means add a love interest somewhere in the story - but I never like it being the focus. To each their own I guess ;)
    New follower via GFC

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    1. I love the difference between all us book lovers. It is refreshing to fall in love with a read that has nothing to do how hot the characters are. I just finished Guitar Notes and I loved it! No sex, no swearing, no smoldering eyes.

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  12. Hehe...you are right. One time is necessary!:)
    My guilt is that I want actions and killings. If a book doesn't have both of these...it's not for me!:)
    Here is my FF http://goo.gl/P6ToX

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    1. Oh, I like action too. I'm greedy I guess. I want it all. Sometimes in a romance it feels like something bad is going to happen and it turns out all the strife is just emotional baggage...grrh. That's when I need someone good and bloody. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Romance is my favorite part too. LOL
    New follower.
    ~Summer
    My FF

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    1. We're in the same camp, Summer! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

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  14. Romance adds the spice! Thanks for the post. happy to follow. you can find me at: http://gwynnethwhite.blogspot.com/
    Cheers

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    1. We're both YA fans! Great Friday quotes on your blog. Thanks for stopping and for the follow. Happy Friday!

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  15. I'm the same when I read mystery books! I like Tami Hoag, most of her books have a great romance element!
    Thanks for stopping by, i'm an old follower :)
    My FF

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    1. Ooh, I'll have to check her out! I like mystery too! Thanks for stopping by, Cerian!

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  16. Thanks for following Imagine a World!
    New follower via Networked Blogs :)

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    1. Yay! Thanks for the follow. The Networked blogs boxs looks so sad with all that white space.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by Cherie Reads! I'm a new follower via G+ and Bloglovin'

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    1. Congrats on being featured this FF. That's awesome. You have a great blog. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

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  18. How about romance mixed with zombies? I'm guessing based on your reply on my FF that that would not work for you. :)

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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    1. That is funny! Even Rachel Caine couldn't make me like reading zombies and I love her! You're funny. Oh and I tried Warm Bodies and I even laughed, but then the munching started.

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  19. Hopping through. yay romance. I've only read the first Sookie book. I want to read more.
    My Hop

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    1. My sister gave me the 8 book set and I read them in a week. I haven't read the last few though because Harris messed with a few key ingredients in my Sookie universe. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Lol...I love that! I totally agree there has to be romance of some kind!! New follower! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I'll settle for a little if I have to and too much is too much. Still, I love that kind of tension in my reads. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

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  21. HAHAHAH! cracking up at reading Sookie and thinking that -- I feel the same! I love romance, too -- in every book I read!

    Following back on GFC and G+ --- thanks for stopping by!

    Eva @ All Books Considered

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    1. Yes! I'm so greedy with it too. I just eat it up. Even with Sue Grafton who does NOT go into any kind of detail, my favorite books of her have been when Kinsey gets lucky!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by. Following back.

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  23. HAHA! I love me some romance, too! When I read mysteries I always loved the ones with romancic story line too. I love The Surgeon by Tess Gerritson and the Joanne Pence cook mysteries.

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    1. Ooh, thanks for that. I'll look those up. That's what is so awesome about bloggers, they share their love of reading. None of us feel actual guilt. We love what we love, then we blog about it!

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  24. I love Sookie Stackhouse, and I agree! A few of them I thought opportunities were missed, lol! Thanks for stopping by my My FF! :D

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    1. Sookie was such a refreshing character, then we met Bill, but I fell in love with Eric from the beginning. I LOVE the book with the memory loss. HOT! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I love a good romance scene in my books as well. Especially with a side of paranormal. It's not an element that I have to have though because I enjoy middle grade reads too with just crushes and budding relationships. I like a mixture of all. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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    1. Oh yes, I love crushes and budding relationships. I haven't tapped into middle grade reads too much, but I'd like to because I have this idea for a book I can't shake. This was a fun FF. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I couldn't get past the first novels on Sookie's series, but I agree with you: romances are always a guilty pleasure :) However, I think for me chick-lit is more guilty pleasure than just romance--I know it's full of it, and I know it's gonna be predictable to death, but I just can't help myself and read it LOL

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  27. I can't help myself either! Sookie took a certain mood for me. And I had to stop when I saw certain things on the horizon. Thanks for stopping by and we'll both happily dive into our guilty pleasures not feeling real guilty about it. I love contemporary romance too!

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  28. I like a little romance in everything I read! :)

    Have a great weekend, Robyn!

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  29. Always read your answers to FF, never disappointed! "Old" GFC follower. My FF

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    1. Thanks! I do tend to lack any filters and say whatever is on my mind. It can be a real defect sometimes.

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