Follow Friday #4

It’s time for another Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read! You follow me, I follow you – it’s as simple as that! You can follow me by email, Feedburner, Linky or NetworkedBlogs. Twitter follows and Facebook likes are nice, but I don’t count them unless you also follow another way. In the comments, PLEASE TELL ME HOW YOU FOLLOW ME. I always follow back as close in kind as I can. (Meaning if you follow me multiple ways, I will also follow you multiple ways.) Now onto the question!

Q. What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?

A. Well, having been able to talk at length to Tamora Pierce thanks to a writing workshop called Alpha, I guess I’ll have to pick another of my close favorites…

Dear Rachel Hawkins,

No one has a right to be this funny. Seriously. I never get tired of ANY of the Hex Hall books, and I’m literally chomping at the bit to see what you write next. I live for snark, and you came up with some of the BEST SNARK EVER. Snark is great, original snark is hysterical. The best thing is, you’re even that funny on your Twitter. (@LadyHawkins) Someday I really hope I can meet you in person, because you just seem awesome all around.

Love, Gretchen

Follow Friday #3

Time for another Feature and Follow Friday, hosted by the lovely Parajunkee’s Review and Alison Can Read! Come follow me and I’ll follow you; it’s as simple as that! I prefer either following by email or RSS feed. Twitter and Facebook likes are also appreciated! I always return every favor. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU’VE FOLLOWED ME!

This week’s question: Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then “broke up” with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.

I have definitely had this experience with characters, multiple ones. The one in most recent history was every single character in The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler. I really, really wanted to like this book. And at times I really did, especially when she was describing the shapeshifting process–it was amazing! But that book REALLY needed some work. The main character did nothing but whine and parrot what other people said, her best friend was a complete stereotype and … agh. I managed to get halfway through the book before I just gave up because I cringed anytime a character opened their mouth. I really, really wanted all of them to live up to the shapeshifting awesomness and that gorgeous, gorgeous cover and they just … didn’t.

Feature and Follow #1

Hey guys, we’re trying out something new! It’s called Feature and Follow, hosted by the amazing Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. The entire point is to make new friends, get new followers and follow some amazing blogs yourself! Follow either link above to have it explained in more detail.

I’m new to this whole thing, so I hope I’m not screwing anything up. 😛 My prefered way to be followed is by email, but if you prefer RSS feeds go ahead!

Q. Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?

A. I used to only read one, because I finish fast and that’s all I have the attention span for! 😛 However, I just started getting e-galleys, so now I’ve got books on my computer and books in hard copy that I’m reading. My max is still certainly two–one e-galley and one hard copy–but that’s more than enough for me!


EDIT: There seems to be a problem affecting basically anyone who wants to comment on a Blogger website, so please forgive me! I am following the hosts and the features, but commenting seems to be beyond my powers at the moment!