Friday, February 22, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

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The question for this week is:
We always talk about books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head.
What books have you given other people lately?

Well, the past LUV'NV-sponsored giveaways were from me. :) If I really want people to read a book, and because I enjoy supporting a little-known author, I usually host a giveaway for it myself. Away from the blog-oriented, I bought my hubs World World Z  by Max Brooks and The Devil in the White City  and In the Garden of Beasts  by Erik Larson. I gave my mom A Game of Thrones  (love this series!), and my grandparent-in-laws were recently gifted Cross Roads  by Wm. Paul Young. I rarely lend anyone my books, but I gave my only copy of The Hunger Games  to my teenage niece to read. I don't think she ever will, sadly. She's not a reader; the book was my attempt to persuade her to become one, and I know I'll never get the book back. :(

What about you? What books have you given to other recently?
Let us know in a comment below. We enjoy hearing from you! And feel free to leave us a link to your F&F Friday. We love discovering new blogs. Thanks for stopping by!

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Good luck, and happy reading!


  1. Awww, still it was nice of you to give a copy to your niece even if you'll never get it back :)

    I used to lend my books to other relatives, until I realized they don't come back anymore!

    Old follower via GFC :)

  2. Wow! You buy for everyone! I actually did buy a book for all my family at Xmas! Well, my sister's was at her bday in November and it was a preorder gift, by same thing! ;)

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I never lend books because I never get them back. Awww...I hope your niece discovers the joy of reading. I'm the odd ball in my family-always have a book in my hands since I was a kid.

    Jessica @ Literary etc

  4. Those titles sound awesome!! :D Hopefully your niece read THG, it's a great book.

    New GFC Follower. :)

    Click HERE for my FF.

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

  5. I started reading In The Garden of Beast but haven't finish it. It was made into a movie but I don't know when it's coming out.
    New follower. This is my FF post.

  6. I really want to started reading the song of fire and ice (I think thats what its called) series. I haven't read the other books, but they look good :).
    old follower
    my F&F

  7. I hate lending out my books too because I'm afraid that I'll never get them back or if I do they've been damaged. A Game of Thrones has been on my TBR for a long time now and I've got to get to it. Old follower. Happy weekend :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  8. My niece is still really young (2 1/2), but for the first 8 or so months of her life she was completely uninterested in books. I knew that had to change quickly. I am lucky because she LOVES books now. I look forward to passing on some great books when she gets older. Sorry about the loss of your Hunger Games book.
    I'm an old follower, but a new blogger.
    Here is my Feature & Follow Friday Post.

    Lisa @ I'll Tumble For YA

  9. It's great that you can gift books out to people! I don't have a lot of readers in my life but I'm always buying friends/family books to try and get them interested :) I've still yet to read the Hunger Games but it's sitting cozy on my Kindle! That sucks your copy won't be returned, that has unfortunately happened before to me - not fun. I bought the first 4 books of A Game of Thrones series at a thrift book shop and I can't wait to have some time for myself to read them (reviewing duties aside) :). This is a fantastic FF!

    Old GFC Follower, new Linky Follower!!

    My FF HERE.
    -Seirra @ Dear, Restless Reader

  10. I still have to read The Game of Thrones series. I'm sure you mom would love it.
    New Follower!

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

  11. I heard Game Of Thrones is awesome! I really need to read it!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! you totally got a new follower! love the blog!

  12. New Follower! Stop by mine too


  13. Awww, well, you never know. With all the buzz about the hunger games, maybe she'll pick it up :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  14. You're welcome! Looking forward to your thoughts/review about Beautiful Creatures. It was nice, but it was not a five-star series for me. Still, very enjoyable and it was easy to get caught up in the story. :)