Friday, June 26, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday (37) / Friday 56 (6)

Feature & Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkiee's View & Alison Can Read. Check out their blogs and the two Featured Bloggers of the week! This is great for finding amazing new blogs to follow and for gaining followers yourself!

This weeks question is: 
Is there a book you were required to read in high school that you actually loved?

I answered: 
First off, I'm so excited to be one of this weeks featured bloggers!! So thanks to Parajunkiee's View for picking me!! 

As for this weeks question: I've actually never had issues reading the required books for school. I was usually one of the few people that actually read the entire book instead of Sparknoting most of it; I just hated having to analyze every single word and symbol afterward. I took Brit Lit instead of Am Lit in high school and really liked almost everything we read--especially Pride and Prejudice and Hamlet. In middle school we read  The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and The Giver by Lois Lowry and I really enjoyed those as well!

What about you? Leave your answer to this weeks question in the comments below.

The Boundless Book List

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice. Basically you flip to page 56 (or 56% in your eReader) of any book and post a sentence or two (more if you want) from that page without being too spoiler-y. This gives us a glimpse into what you are reading or have read, and may even prompt us to add your book to our TBR piles!

My teaser:
Neither Piper nor Dirk seemed to have showered. Squeezing in next to Piper, I thought twice about the wisdom of this. With so many people staying here, there was bound to be no hot water left in a hour. Maybe there was none left now. As for showering in the morning--well, we'd planned a dawn start. What would they smell like by the time we reached Roncesvalles tomorrow? Sheep's cheese?
Excerpt From: Jacqueline Kolosov. “Along the Way.”


  1. Congrats on the FF feature! New follower via Bloglovin' and GFC.

  2. Congrats on the feature for FF. I found your blog through it and now I'm following you :)
    You can find my response to this week's question on the blog

    Tash @ Confessions From Romaholics

  3. First of all, CONGRATS on being one of the featured blogs this week! WOOT, WOOT!!

    Of the books you've mentioned, I remember having to read "Pride and Prejudice" and "Hamlet" in high school. At the time, I hated the first, and loved the second. I have since begun to appreciate Austen's classic more, but it's not really one of my favorites. "Hamlet" is another matter entirely; I LOVE this tale! The main character is just WONDERFUL, the language exquisite, and the plot, SUPERB!!

    Your teaser is a nice contrast to all the previous seriousness. It's HILARIOUS!! I think it would be a perfect summer read!

    Now following you with Bloglovin'. HAPPY FRIDAY!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!! : )

  4. Congrats for being featured! And nice post too!

    Old follower

  5. Congrats on being a feature this week!

    The Outsiders was my answer for this week's question. I honestly hated reading the books in school just because they were required and therefor I didn't wanna. Yea I was immature than, lol. However 7th grade we had a English teacher that read the books in class to make sure we read them and that is how I discovered The Outsiders and loved it!
    I just recently read The Giver and it was very good. I can see why it's read in schools. Gives you alot to think about.

    Well again congrats on being featured and I'm a new follower via GFC & Bloglovin!
    -Amanda @ Hearts Reading
    Here's my #FF

  6. Congrats on being featured! Yay!

    I remember reading The Outsiders as well. Though not a fave read. The rest we didn't read. Despite always loathing every required book forced upon me, I did enjoy reading growing up. I would always try to finish the required book asap so I could get back to my own book! LOL! It wasn't until my senior year that I finally enjoyed one that was forced upon me! First and last one, actually! LOL!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I had forgotten about reading The Outsiders. I know...shame on me!! Seriously, shame on me!!
    I follow on Bloglovin


  8. Congrats on being featured! I had to read Hamlet in my college Shakespeare class and it was my favorite along with Macbeth. I guess I really like tradegies! New follower!
    My F&F

    Lizzie @ Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde

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  10. Congrats on being the feature! I loved Pride And Prejudice as well!
    Old follower :)
    Here's my Follow Friday!

  11. I didn't like the one book I remember having to read in HS...maybe if it and been P&P I would have liked it.

  12. Followed via bloglovin'
    Here's my post:

  13. Whoo hoo on being the feature!! Old follower GFC & blog lovin'

  14. I loved the Outsiders. Have you thought of reading her other books? I liked That was Then This is Now. Ponyboy makes a small appearance. I followed via bloglovin.
    This is my post:

  15. Congratulations on being a featured blogger! :)

    I was one of the kids that always read the book too rather than looking up notes!

    Old follower

  16. Congrats on being a featured blog! I never liked being assigned or forced to read something. It really affected my grades, because a lot of the books I wouldn't read.

    My FF:

  17. Hopping through. I read The Giver in 8th grade, although not for a school assignment. One of my all time favorites.
    My FF


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