Feature and Follow #188-05: Feature Another Blogger

Feature and Follow #188-05: Feature Another Blogger

It’s time for Feature and Follow Friday! This week’s question: Find a “new to you blogger” and feature their button on your post this week. Tell us why this blogger stands out to you. I dove into this week’s challenge head first last weekend. I spent some time reading some of last week’s Feature and Follow Friday participants and came across Pretty Little Pages which is a blog hosted by Kristen, otherwise known as Spockella. After reading her About Me page and the books genres she prefers, I felt we were destined to be great book blogging friends. She reads genres similar to mine. She loves Star Trek! She has a cat she worships. (I have 2 that own the house.) And she loves to travel (more on that below!). I reached out via email and asked her if I could feature her blog on this week’s Feature & Follow Friday. She agreed to let me feature Pretty Little Pages and she wanted to feature Second Run Reviews over on her site. After a bit of back and forth, Kristen and I decided to come up with questions for each other so all the visitors to our sites could learn […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 14, 2014
Valentine’s Mini Challenge #04: Love Triangles

Valentine’s Mini Challenge #04: Love Triangles

The Valentine’s Mini Challenge is a Parajunkee.com Adventure running February 10th through February 14th. Valentine’s Mini Challenge #4: Love-triangles. The Ones that worked for you, The ones that didn’t. The One that Worked: Bill, Sookie and Eric in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I could understand why Sookie would be torn between Bill and Eric–the Southern Gentleman vs. the Southern Bad Boy. Although, I’ve always felt that if Sookie was going to choose a vampire, she should have picked Bill. He always, in the novels, had Sookie’s best interests at heart. The One that Didn’t: Most love triangles in Young Adult fiction really bother me. When I was a teenager, I wish I was as lucky as some of the main female characters in YA Fiction to have 2 guys drooling over me. The love-triangles in the Twilight series really creep me out. I’m not sure why because the same reason it creeps me out (the age factor) doesn’t creep me out when it comes to Sookie, Eric and Bill. Maybe it is because Bella is still a teenager when the series starts out. Oh, and don’t get me started on Jacob’s obsession with Bella and then his sudden obsession with […]

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Valentine’s Mini Challenge #03: The Cheesiest Romance Scenes

Valentine’s Mini Challenge #03: The Cheesiest Romance Scenes

The Valentine’s Mini Challenge is a Parajunkee.com Adventure running February 10th through February 14th. Valentine’s Mini Challenge #3: The CHEESIEST ROMANCE scenes or topics you have read in a book. I really struggled with the relationship in “The Minute” by Aaron Dietz. The character building in this short story was a bit on the weak side. As a result, the romantic stuff that happens feels like that awkward first kiss you see in movies where the two characters involved seem put everybody part in the wrong place. As result, the relationship feels forced and you can’t see the true love between them. What are the CHEESIEST ROMANCE scenes or topics you have read in a book? Share below in comments. Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 Twitter Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 12, 2014
Waiting on Wednesday: The Oscars Edition

Waiting on Wednesday: The Oscars Edition

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly hosted by Breaking the Spine.I really like the idea of “Waiting on” Wednesday, but I can barely keep track of the books I have scattered about my house and stored on my Nook to participate in this event weekly. And then I thought, HEY! I’m waiting on the Oscars and consuming so many movies right now, in the spirit of “Waiting On” Wednesday, I could do an Oscars Edition. So here is goes! On Super Bowl Sunday, I posted about how the Oscars is my Super Bowl. In the months leading up to the big event, I train hard. I’m at the locally owned second run theatre at least once a week sometimes twice. I don’t mind seeing movies alone. On the 6th, I saw Her alone because the hubby wasn’t interested in watching a man fall in love with his computer. Personally, for me, Her was the best romantic movie I’ve seen in ages. So below is breakdown of the big nominations. I’ll be updating the last column with a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down, the rating system here at Second Run Reviews, after I see a movie. If I think the movie […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 12, 2014