Thursday, December 15, 2011

Follow Friday FEATURE [!]

Weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Follow Friday is a fun way to get followers and get to know other amazing bloggers.

I'm the feature this week!

Yay! Thanks, Rachel & Alison!
I really appreciate it! and I also appreciate everyone who's coming today.


I'm Melannie *starts to shake hands but hugs people instead*
it's very nice to see you here in this humble, little book blog :)

Please take a seat

Now, for this week's question:

Q: When you've read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it..?)

I would like to say I'm one of those people who donate their books after they read them but I'm far too selfish (and honest).
The truth is, I always keep the books I buy, it's a relationship where I'm way too involved. 

My Books



But that's with my books, when I have a double copy or buy an extra one I don't have a problem giving them away, I mean books are the best presents and they make people happy :)


Now, what do you do with your books after you read them?
Share your answers in the comments section and make sure to visit the other featured blog: Once Upon A Time. (:



  1. Congrats on being featured this week! I really like the theme of your blog, it's cute. Have a great weekend.


  2. Congrats on being the Feature!
    I use to hoard all my books as well, but then my book shelves started overflowing and I realized there are just some books that I will never read again and hence needed to begone.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    I am a new follower

  3. Congrats on being featured this week! I'm a new follower, when you get a chance, stop by mine.

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Congrats on the feature! New follower

  5. Congrats on the feature. I am a new follower on GFC and also sent you a friend request on Goodreads.

  6. Congrats on being featured this week! Exciting :D I too love to keep my books. They are pretty on my bookshelf. New follower:)

    Chapter by Chapter

  7. Congrats on being this week's feature! Great post :)

  8. It really is a relationship, isn't it? Congrats on the feature. GFC follower.
    FABR Steph Friday Feature and Follow

  9. Congrats on the feature! I am lucky follower 150!
    you can find me at the Howling Turtle:

  10. Hi there! Congrats on being a feature, I just followed you. :) Your blog looks like so much fun! I'm super jealous you already reviewed The Fine Art of Truth or Dare because I just featured that on my Waiting on Wednesday post! I can't wait for it, ahhh.

  11. Just hopping through to say hi!

  12. Awesome answer and I completely agree with you. =]
    Old Follower. =]
    Here is My FF

  13. Hi there, new follower here! Congrats on the feature!

  14. Congrats on the feature I had the exact same answer I love my books too much, new follower, here's mine

  15. Hi there. Well I have to say it's been a long time since I've come across such a humorous blog! You certainly had me smiling and laughing (especially with 'you can't touch this')even though my two year old was whining and being grizzly in the next room. Great blog and I've found you via Follow Friday.

  16. Love your blog; you're hilarious! New follower here & congrats on the feature! I understand about being a hoarder because books are "speshul" and no one shall touch my treasures. They need to build their own stash. If hubby can't touch it, then your SOL buddy. LOL.

    Anyways, here's my FF

  17. Like you I am totally a hoarder, it's bad, I know. But I love having all that literature. I totally dream about having a library ala Beauty and the Beast.

    New Follower via twitter and congrats on the feature!

  18. Your answer is exactly like mine. LOL! I just love them too much to get rid of them. Old follower hopping through. And...congrats on the feature.

    My Follow Friday


  19. LOL! Loved your reply! :D I do keep my faves too!

    Follower! Come see my Friday too! :D And have an awesome weekend!

  20. I SO agree. Books are the best presents! Now, if only more people in my family were readers...

  21. I agree completely. I am the same way. I am not even comfortable lending MY books to people. Lol.

    New follower.

    Book Bound

  22. Congrats on this weeks FF, the week I was FF my blog picked up a crazy malware thingy from another blog & it took 12 hours to get rid of it & I lost sooooo many visitors. I was bummed! lolz.
    I hoard my books too. Some I can part with but those r few and far between :)
    B00ks&Bey0nd Follow Friday

  23. It's nice to meet you too! [[[[hugs]]]] I like your take on this weeks question . I found it very amusing and honest :p . I feel the same way you do about my books . It's hard to part with them but there is another solution ...come and visit me to find out .

  24. Congratulations on being the featured blog this week. I'm an old follower stopping by to say hi.

  25. I can understand, it's difficult to give them away.

    New follower

    here is mince mine

  26. Hi Melannie congrats on being this weeks feature. I love your blog and I'm a new follower.

    Here is mine if you get chance to stop by

  27. Hi, Melannie. Just hopping through to say hello. I love your blog!
    Following you via GFC.

    Here's our Follow Friday post.

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  28. Yello!
    First of all, congratulations on being featured this week. I imagine it's a great honor! But then again you deserve it, your blog is very lovely.

    Sending you best wishes,
    your new follower Aleksandra @ My Bookshelves.

  29. Hi! Congratulations on being featured! Awesome post and I'm your new follower! I've taken your very kindly offered chair and will sit down to read with you! ( :

  30. Hello there! New follower :D
    I'm the same when it comes to books xDD And I love your gifs, "can't touch this", awesome!!

    Have a fab weekend!
    My #FF

  31. I can't bear to part with my books either. I go back and reread them way too much to give them away. Thanks for sharing. :)

  32. I'm the same. Just the thought of throwing away or giving away a book makes me come out in a cold sweat! New follower. If you'd like to pay me a visit, I'm over at:http:\\

  33. Books do make the best gifts! Congratulations on being this weeks feature:) New Follower!

  34. Hi Melannie, new follower. I agree, books are so precious it's almost impossible to part with them! Hope you can follow back.

    The Overnight Bestseller

  35. Squee! Congrats on the feature!
    You made me giggle/snort with the books/Hammer time. I feel exactly the same way.

    Brodie @ Eleusinian Mysteries gave me this link, and I think the 'no touching my books' and 'not while I'm reading' go quite nicely in the same boat. Is it something about book blogging that makes us all bonkers?

    Sarah (New follower) xx

  36. I love my books, too, and nothing makes me happier than a FULL bookshelf - or the realization that all 5 of mine are full and I need a new one. :)

  37. Newbie follower. And you should have a sign "Back away from the books!" :)

  38. Happy Follow Friday! New follower here, hopping through.

    I keep my favorites, but sometimes room forces me to give others away. Books are perfect gifts, I agree.

    Come visit my blog - Full Moon Dreaming!

  39. Haha, a perfect description of how I feel about my books as well! Have a great weekend!!

  40. Congrats! on being featured, some books I do like to keep.

  41. Well done for being the feature! You're so bubbly and awesome so congrats!

    And yes, I am a fellow hoarder.

    New follower! Check out my FF post here


    Reading is my cup of tea

  42. Congratulations on being a featured blogger. I feel the same way about my books. I also have no problem giving away copies for books I have more than one of.

    New follower. Happy Friday!

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

  43. Way to go, Featured Blogger! I'm so happy to have found your blog! I think Books are Vital, too!
    I'm a teacher, so as soon as I read books they get to live at school and end up in the hands of as many kiddos as possible. But, if I really love a book, I'll get a copy for school & keep one for myself!

    Mandee J

  44. Congrats on your feature, and being able to juggle so much and find time for this awesome blog!

    New Follower from FF! :)

  45. Wow, I'm so with you on some of my books. If anybody touched my ARC of Amanda Hocking's Switched, then their fingers would be cut off. :) But that's a dedicated book lover. Anyways, love the honesty!

    I'm a new follower!

  46. I'm a book hoarder too. One of my long running dilemmas is deciding who to leave my collection to when the piles fall over and kill me.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

  47. Hi Melanie!! I'm definitely a combo of both, but mostly a book hoarder as well. Nice to meet you!

  48. So great that you've become the Feature site this week! I'm really interested in your blog--very interested in all the doctorish/health symbols. Must read more of it.
    What do I do with my books? I'm very much like you. I've had a motto for decades: Books are our friends. They stay with me nearly always! I have started to give them to my daughter when I finish reading some of them (emphasis on the "some") since she's now in her 30's can has become more serious about reading...sort of. But mostly I keep them. I also share them with friends who are serious readers.
    LOL Love your concept of "Don't Touch" because I also get nervous if anyone touches my books...the covers or edges might get bent! :]
    New follower! Come see me some time...I review YA and Adult Fiction

  49. I usually keep all my books because I like all of them! Lol. I hardly give them away or sell them. Great feature! Thank you for sharing it!

    Books For All Seasons

  50. Congrats on being the featured blogger! Lol, I like your answer. I feel like that when it comes down to my favorite books. They will draw back a nub.Lol. New follower.:) My FF

  51. Congrats to you for being featured! I love your blog and I am now following! Have a great weekend and enjoy the spotlight!

  52. Hi Melannie. :) Congratulations on being on of this week's FF features!

    I'm also a hoarder. :) And you are definitely right about books making great presents! Or failing that, gift cards to book stores! ;)

    Shelagh (Old Follower)
    The Word Fiend

  53. Hey! Congratulations on being featured. :D That's awesome. Nice to meet you! New follower here.

    I don't donate a lot, but when I need more space that's what I do. I wish I had the economy to send more or people in my surrounding who'd enjoy them as well, but sadly that's not the case. But it's cozy being surrounded by books!

    Happy Friday! My FF!

  54. Hi Melanie,

    Congrats on being a Feature this week. I like the medical take on books you have! Very creative.

    I'm a new follower (Poison Rose). I am not a hoarder as I am a bit short on physical books right now. I'm working to cure that though. I have a few on my e-Readers though. If I do find a good book, I would tell my friends about it and have them get it for themselves...LOL

    Happy FF Friday!
    Picked by Poison

  55. Congrats on being the Feature this week!!

    I am a hoarder! a horrible, horrible hoarder in the need of help. LOL

    New Follower via GFC

  56. I wish I could keep every book! New follower! Here is my FF:Mom Reads My Books

  57. Congrats!! I'm a new GFC - hoarding is so awesome! :-) Your blog is super fun w/ all the moving parts!

  58. Hi, Melannie!

    Hey, CONGRATS on being a featured blog this week!! That's TERRIFIC!!!

    As for this question, I have to agree with you; I'm a hoarder, too! YAY BOOKS!!!!! I think your little M.C. Hammer video is SO funny! Yep, I know the feeling! Can't touch mah books, honey! Lol.

    Maria @

  59. Sounds just like me. My books, MINE! No touchy. Congrats on being the feature this week.

    Im a new follower.

    Here is the link to my FF:

  60. Congrats on the feature. New follower. Same here, I always keep my books.

    My FF:
    Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy

  61. Hello fellow featured blogger *wave* I'm selfish with my books too, ha.

  62. I just busted a gut laughing at the face meme and the MC Hammer. Immediately following you in every way possible.
    I also totally agree with your answer. Happy FF!
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog


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