Thursday, July 12, 2012

Follow Friday (3) | TGIF (4)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place? 

Well, before I made a blog. I had a youtube account.  I started around November of 2011. I love watching other people's videos, of them showing their books. So I felt like making videos too. I have a couple of videos on my youtube account. If you want to check them out here it is. After a few weeks of making videos, I felt like making a blog, so I did. I made this blog in December 2011. I'm glad that I'm in the book community now. I love it so much! It made a big impact in my life. I don't make youtube videos anymore but I might start again later on :)

TGIF is a meme hosted by Ginger over at GReads! Every week there's a question you can answer.

Quotes That Make You Swoon: What are some of the most swoon-worthy quotes you've experienced in a book?

“Sometimes we seek that which we are not yet ready to find.”
― Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

“I didn't want it to be one good memory that led to a lot of bad ones. I wanted it to stay what it was, one amazing moment, something that was strong and sweet enough to stand on its own. Something I could remember without any pain.
- Kate”
― Elizabeth Scott, Perfect You


  1. New follower hopping through for Follow Friday! You started out with videos? Wow! That's really cool. Lol. I try not to be on video if at all possible! Blogging is definitey a better medium for me! Happy Friday!

  2. That's one thing I haven't done yet is vlogs, one day I hope. IT is surprising just how much of a impact it does make.

    New follower

    My FF

  3. Interesting answer. Yours seems like the most different and unique answer so far.

    Thanks for stopping by and following! Followed back :)
    ~Livin' Life Through Books

  4. I haven't done the vlog thing yet, waaaaaay too self conscious for that!
    New follower here, *waves* Hiya!
    My FF!
    Happy Hopping!

  5. I haven't done a vlog either :) Thanks for stopping by, I followed you back! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Chrystina @BookLiaison

  6. I've been wanting to be a booktuber, but honestly, I'm not sure if that's my thing. Go you for being able to do it! I love the book community as well :0) New follower! You can find my FF here.

  7. I've actually just recently discovered the youtube booktuber community and now I'm kinda addicted to all the videos! X)
    I love your TGIF quotes too!
    new follower :)
    Here's my FF and TGIF

  8. Great answer! I haven't ventured into video blogging but I follow a lot of Vblogs! New follower :D thanks for stopping by my blog

  9. Agree with J.J. Bonds. I think it's really great that you started vlogging before you went to the dark side. :)

    Patricia // My Hop

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you through GFC.

    I'm not brave enough to do video blogging. I'm not sure in this climate I want to be that visible. Plus, I hate the way my voice sounds on video. Whenever we watch family movies, I want to stab my ear with a pencil I just hate my voice so much. It just doesn't sound at all the way it sounds in my head. I'm not saying my voice is inherently obnoxious- like Janice from Friends. It's not, but I find it awful.

  11. Thats pretty cool that you started with vlogging. I hate getting in front of a camera so i doubt I'll be trying that anytime soon. lol

    New follower.

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  12. Oooh, that's a cool answer. Good reason. I love your quotes too.

  13. Great answer and quotes!

    New follower via GFC! Great blog!!

    My F&F. :D

  14. I'm actually too shy to try vlogging. Haha! :)

    New follower here! My FF

  15. I've been wanting to make youtube videos as well and just do in my mailbox like you but eh... I get camera shy so I probably won't. I started my blog a couple months before yours and am still really happy with it! Great answer! New follower!

    My Follow Friday

  16. I've never read either of the books that your quotes are from, but they are both beautiful and definitely swoon-worthy!

    Here are my swoon-worthy quotes!

    -Sarah @ Breaking the Binding

  17. I LOVE the quote from Perfect You. It's beautiful <3

  18. Well, Youtube is definitely a different path to blogging. I'll have to check out your videos soon. I love the quotes you chose especially the Libba Bray one.

    New follower.

    Happy Friday!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  19. It's amazing the impact that the blog community has in our lives!
    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

    Following you back :)


  20. OMG I made my blog in December 2011 too... December 18, 2011 to be exact :D :D That is so awesome! I have always loved vloggers but didn't find out about them until I had been blogging for a while :D

    Thank you for stopping by my #FF!

    New follower via GFC :D

  21. Great answer. I love all the youtube book showing videos too. I started doing that a little bit also on my youtube account but then stopped. It is so hard to find time to do it lol. Thanks for visiting my My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  22. Enjoyed your answer, happy Friday!

  23. Both of your quotes are swoon worthy but I didn't even think of them, lol!

  24. How cool that you went from youtubing to blogging ^^

  25. That's such a cool story! I've never braved the vlogs, because I hate the way I look & sound on camera. Also, I'm rubbish at video editing! I just steer clear. I'm always very impressed by those who do them!

    And love the quotations you chose. Very awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by this weekend!

  26. new follower :)

    Great answer this week and I totally agree :) Everyone in the blogging community is so nice!!

    Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  27. I love book sharing you tube videos! It is cool to see all the beautiful books and see who the reviewer is behind the screen =D You should definitely start them up again, but if you don't thats ok too lol

    Thanks for stopping by mine! Following via GFC and email now =D

    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  28. The community is the best bit about blogging.
    Following you back.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  29. What a different sort of story! Love that you started out by making youtube videos :-) I started reviewing books in Dec 2011 and just started my blog 3 weeks ago!

    New follower via GFC.

    Would love if you stopped by my new blog, Ensconced in YA!

  30. Hey there! I just started following you!
    Here is my FF :
    Thanks (:

  31. Thanks for the follow! Following back!

    I admire your bravery with vlogging. I haven't had the balls yet. Maybe one day lol