Thursday, March 22, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday



 I'm so excited to be Alison Can Read 's feature blogger for the Feature & Follow Friday she hosts with Rachel at  Parajunkee.

This week's question:


Q:  What is the longest book you've read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads? 






I'd have to say the longest book I've read would have to be The Lord of the Rings.  While I originally read (with the help of my mom and grandma) an earlier printing, I received the hard copy set like the one pictured below for Christmas one year, which I will forever cherish.  
 The Lord of the Rings
While I really enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, my favorite 600+ page book is Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows.  I'm sure many of you will have this one listed too, but it really is one of my favorites.  I stated reading Harry Potter in college as a class requirement and was hooked.  Then I talked about it so much I convinced my mom to read them too.  It was something we could always talk about and saw 5 of the movies together over the years. 
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Don't forget to stop by Parajunkee's site to visit the other featured blog.

Now for the ins & outs of the Feature & Follow Friday:
As the name says, there is a feature on each of the hosts sites (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and you follow the two features and then visit other blogs in the hop and meet new people.  
Here are the specifics:

RULES

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
  6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  8. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
I just wanted to say THANKS to all my new followers and for stopping by.  Since I'm a teacher and can't comment during the day, if I don't make it by your post today, I promise to stop by your FF at some point this weekend! THANKS & have a GREAT WEEKEND!

60 comments:

  1. New follower! I agree with you on Harry Potter. I love that series, but it's the only really long series I've ever read. Young adult usually never has anything like that anymore. :)

    <a href="http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-20.html" target=" blank'>My Follow Friday</a>

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  2. Congrats on being features! I have to say I'm one of the only people on earth that hasn't read Harry Potter, lol!

    New follower!

    Here's our FF

    Jamie@Addicted2Heroines

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  3. High school math teacher turned librarian here! Glad to be a new follower!

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  4. New follower (Shelley @ Gizmos Reviews)

    I also choose The Lord of the Rings as one of my books. Of course, how can anyone forget the Harry Potter books especially the last one!

    Here's mine:
    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow-friday_22.html

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  5. I haven't read the Harry Potter books... >.>
    Shocking, I know. New follower here!!
    Congrats on being featured :)
    My Friday Hops

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  6. I bet Harry Potter is going to be a popular answer. I still need to read it. New follower. Happy FF.

    My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-21-tgif-15.html

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  7. Yep I just realized Harry Potter will be a really popular answer. It's not mine though yay!! I wish I had a class where reading Harry Potter is a requirement lol. Although there is a English class here where they read Twilight. That counts.

    New follower!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  8. Congrats on being co-featured this week. After reading everybody's answers I'm amazed at the number of hefty books out there. I'm an old follower wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow-friday_22.html

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  9. Congrats on being featured! :)
    The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are on my list of favorite long books, too.
    New follower.
    My FF

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  10. Congrats on being this week's feature :)

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  11. Congrats on being featured. :)
    New follower.
    Here's my FF;
    http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-2.html

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  12. I was thinking about how a lot of people are going to have Harry Potter. Those books are long it's hard to beat.

    FF

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  13. Congratulations on being a featured blogger! I am following you now!

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  14. Congrats on being featured. I'm not big on Harry Potter but I know they are so well loved! I'm your newest GFC follower :)

    My FF.

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  15. Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower.

    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-17.html

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  16. LOVE HP&theDH! I sobbed buckets!!!!

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  17. Happy #FF and congratulations on the feature!

    New follower :)

    I have a feeling there will be a LOT of JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, and Stephen King this week lol

    My Follow Friday

    Jess
    The Romanceaholic.

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  18. Congrats on being featured!!

    Lord of the Rings is a good one!

    New follower from FF! Following via GFC!

    Have a great Friday!
    My FF

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  19. New Follower as well! I am loving the HG countdown in less than an HOUR!!!!!!

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  20. Congrats on being Featured! New Follower on GFC.
    I'm probably the only person who hasn't read the Harry Potter Series at all. After seeing the movies, I couldn't read the books. I probably will read them in a couple of years, but for now, I just can't.

    -FranJessca
    Our FF: http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow-8.html

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  21. Hi,
    I am a new follower and to the FF hop. Congrats on being one of the featured this week. I think I might be the only person to not have read Harry Potter-I have seen the movies. LOL I love Lord Of The Rings but again I have not read the book, only saw the movie.
    Nice to meet you.
    Here is mine: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday.html

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  22. Congrats on the feature! And you are right, currently I am 2 for 2 for blogs listing Harry Potter. However, I also listed Lord of the Rings. It's one of my absolute favorite reads.

    New follower via Twitter and GFC.

    Otherwhere.co's Follow Friday

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  23. Hopping through. Congrats on being the feature! How cool that HP was a school assigned book. What class was that?
    My Hop

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  24. Harry Potter is a really great choice! It's true I read them all and see all the movies as well.

    old follower

    here is mine

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  25. Hi there :) just hopping through...Harry Potter, nice! This may be a Harry night.

    I'm a new follower :)

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

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  26. Yay, I put Lord of the Rings too! Congrats on being a feature. Here'e mine: My FF

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  27. hi there! Just hopping through! I'm a new follower of your as well! Loved your feature on Alison's blog. Love the fact that you're a math teacher as well! :D

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  28. I honestly can't believe I forgot Harry Potter! As many times as I've read those books and have seen the movies, they never crossed my mind when I started my post last night. Oh well. ;)

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  29. Congrats on being the feature. I love to hear teachers who want to give back to students with reading. My daughter is in that age and I'm grateful when others can help support her. New follower :) Here's My Friday Follow!

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  30. I could never finish Lord of the rings. It was way too long for me. Harry Potter on the other hand just flew by.
    New follower.
    My F&F

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  31. The Harry Potter books seem to be a popular choice for today's topic. I haven't read Lord of the Rings, but I really should. Congrats on being featured.

    I'm following. Happy Friday!

    JJ iReads
    Visit my Friday Hop

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  32. Thanks for stopping by Babies, Books, and Signs. I loooove LOTR and Harry Potter. Where did you go to school that you were required to read Harry Potter? I'm jealous. I did get to read LOTR for college though, I took a class called The Epic and the Quest.

    www.babiesbooksandsigns.com

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  33. I’ve read The Lord of the Rings too but I don’t think I can count it because I had the trilogy as three separate books. I’m sorry to say I’m not a long book fan. (My attention wanders.) The last of the Harry Potter books are probably the longest I’ve read (that I can remember).

    Congrats on being this week’s feature!

    Paticia @ Lady with Books

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  34. Congrats on being a feature! New follower! :)

    I'm seeing Harry Potter in almost every FF today... as well as my own. :) Happy Friday!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

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  35. LOTR is a GREAT choice!!! Yea! I need to reread those... it's been way too long. Harry Potter's cool. Congrats on being Featured! I'm a new follower!!! Have fun at school... we're starting spring break early today - full house of students!! :-) Yay? -Burgandy Ice

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  36. Harry Potter is in my FF today too. Love that series.

    New GFC follow.

    Here's mine. Have a great Friday!
    http://www.bookishthingsandmore.com/2012/03/feature-follow-3.html

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  37. Great FF, I completely love the Harry Potter books too!

    New GFC follower!

    Vikki @ V's Book Life

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  38. I think the fact that Harry Potter was a reading requirement for you is absolutely amazing. I wish I HAD to read Harry Potter for school too! :D

    New Follower!
    Here's my FF!

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  39. New GFC Follower! I really enjoyed the LoTR and Harry Potter Movies, just haven't ever had the desire to read the books! Great post!

    My FF

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  40. Hey! Old follower here. Congrats on your feature!

    The Lord of the Rings is definitely one of my favorite all times reads!

    Link HERE is my FF!

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  41. I love The Lord of the Rings but I didn't treat it as a single book, so I didn't count it for this question. I've read the Harry Potter books, but they didn't make my top picks either.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

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  42. Hello! New Follower!
    I'm a fantasy addict and writer yet I've never read The Lord of the Rings! lol I have watched the movies though. And, yeah Harry Potter is one of my favorite longest reads :D

    MY FF

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  43. Just hopping by, congrats! on being featured.

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  44. You have a cute blog here!!! Found you through the Blog Hop :)) Happy Friday!

    Danny @Bewitched Bookworms

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  45. Hopping though as a New Follower! Congrats on being featured!

    Froggy

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  46. I have tried to read Lord of the Rings. Love the story but it was a little to slow for me. new follower. my FF http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-10.html

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  47. That edition of Lord of the Rings is beautiful. =D

    Congrats on your feature. New follower =)

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library

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  48. Just dropping by from the PJV Hop! If you'd like to follow back, I'm at http:3500wprdsperpound.blogspot.com! Happy reading this weekend!

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  49. New follower! Can you believe I have yet to read Harry Potter? I am making it a summer project of mine! Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-11.html

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  50. Congrats on being the featured blogger!! I read LOTR in high school and completely forgot that it would count as a long book. Harry Potter is one of my favorites but I chose Gone with the Wind because the copy I read was over 1000 pages long and it's stood up to the test of time.

    My Follow Friday

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  51. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings...two series you can never go wrong with! Congrats on the feature! I love your blog design!

    New GFC follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-21-and-tgif-11.html

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  52. New follower! Never read the Lord of the Rings, but HP was pretty good. Check out my favs here: http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday_23.html

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  53. I'm not a Lord of the Rings person, but I do love Harry Potter!

    New Follower :)

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  54. New follower! I wasn't a huge fan of the LotR books, but I love the movies. And Harry Potter? LOVE!

    New follower!

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  55. Hi :)
    Congratulations on the feature!!! Love your book choices!! :)
    Have a fantastic weekend!
    I'm a New GFC follower!

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  56. I haven't read Lord of the Rings but I do plane to and of course Harry Potter books are just awesome!

    New GFC follower. Here's my FF

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  57. I love both series, but I've never read the book versions for them. I've only watched the movies. I just couldn't get into the books.

    Congrats on your feature! New follower :)

    My FF: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-7.html

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  58. Congrats on the feature, Sarah! I'm a new follower and my answers to this week's question were almost the same as yours, but I consider the whole Harry Potter series my favorite 600+ pages reading :) It brings me so many good memories of a time I shared with some of my best friends!

    Maeva
    Murphy's Library

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