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Friday, July 13, 2012

Feature and Follow

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read and gives bloggers a topic to discuss each week while discovering new blogs! 

This week's question: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place? 

To tell you the truth, my wife drove me into blogging. She was sucked in YA a few years back and has had a couple blogs here and there. She always seemed to be part of some kind community. That was something I wanted to be in with my gaming world so I decided to give the blogging thing a try. It didn't work out too well. I felt like I was talking to myself  and it felt pointless. I decided to give up. Then, my wife got the bright idea of us combining our blog ideas together to make one blog for geekery everywhere. Before we got the blog off the ground, I started getting sucked into YA. I then decided that we should just create a blog mostly for YA and such but with occasional nerdy thing it is as well. It's only a few weeks yet I feel like I'm part of the community as well and I've had alot of fun with. :D


  1. What a terrific story! My husband is really into gaming as well (which I also love-- we are eagerly awaiting left for dead 2 DLC!) but I'm the major one into YA. I look forward to your geekery!

    New follower via GFC.

    Come see my blog, Ensconced in YA!

  2. Love the origin story of the blog! It's nice that you get different perspectives on here too.

    I saw your post on Book Blogs and am a new follower through GFC. My blog is here if you would like to check it out:

  3. Thanks for stopping by - new GFC follower.

    Husband and wife geekery . . . very nice! LOL

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  4. Great idea to combine! I have a YA blog too - that's the best genre!
    You can check out my FF post on my blog here:

  5. That's pretty cool! I'm usually trying to suck my friends into the reading I do. Only got 1 down so far and that took years!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!

  6. Can I just say how unbelievably adorable it is that you and your wife blog together :) Thank you so much for dropping by Breakfast At Bookland. New follower!

    - Alex

  7. I think it's so sweet that you blog together. Although my husband says that blogging is my personal space- the whole Room of One's Own kind of thing. Some place where I'm just me and not mom or wife. Just me. But I've gotten him semi-into-reading after 20 years of marriage. So maybe we'll blog together after all...doubt it.

    I'm following you through GFC. My FF answer is here:

    I'm new to blogging too. Just started in May.

  8. I'm a fairly new blogger as well, and I agree wholeheartedly -- the community is amazing, and I can't believe I didn't start blogging sooner. I'm looking forward to reading random geekery on here :)

    I'm a new follower -- I found your blog via bookblogs. Mine is

  9. I am new too! Started in March, and loving it! Welcome to the dark-side *insert evil laugh* I too live in sunny FL with my dog/kids!

    Whatever the reason, I am glad everyone started blogging! It is a great community and I love meeting new people. :-)

    Thanks for the follow, and I am a new follower via Networked Blogs.

  10. That is so cool that you blog together. I would love to have a partner to share blogging with.

  11. I think it's really cute how both of you blog together.

    New follower.
    My FF

  12. Great idea to blog together! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on books and other geeky things haha!

    P.S Thanks for stopping by my blog returning the follow :D

  13. Nick,

    Nice job getting started and I thank you for your comment and follow. I am following you back.

    Though I have question what games do you blog about exactly? For I am in to the Gaming world myself and would love to test games or write review on them I could get new games for wii, PC and others. This book blogging came about though wanting to be Game Tester if it was possible to do.

    1. I used to mostly blog about my Xbox 360 games that I picked up on my old blog but I gave that up for this blog with my wife. I may occasionally review one on here but with new games being $60 a pop, I can only pick and choose between those. I could always review older games that I grab used though. :D Books are a lot cheaper for sure.

  14. Aww so exciting. I'd love to have a co-blogger, but the fact that you blog with your wife is another awesome thing to do together.

    thanks for stopping by earlier. new follower!

  15. Blogging with your wife is so sweet! I totally agree that the book blogging community is very kind and friendly, there's just so many friends out there who can share your tears and joys over the same book, it was, and still is, the best experience of my life :) Have fun blogging!

    I'm now a proud new follower of you blog, do drop by mine @ too! See you around!


  16. The blogging community is a great one! And such a good way to learn about books we might not have picked up otherwise.

    I'm a new GFC follower of your blog, and here's my FF post if you want to find out why I started blogging not very long ago.

    Have a great weekend!

  17. Great concept! Thanks for stopping by Jessy's Bookends. I'm a new follower and I look forward to great YA reviews.

    Jess@ Jessy's Bookends

  18. That's so great that you guys share the love for reading! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following back :)

  19. It's really great that you blog with your wife. :D
    The blogging community is really nice.
    I am also fairly new and everybody has been really kind and helpful.I look forward to your reviews. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    New Follower!

  20. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following back!

    Happy Reading!
    Austine @ The Red Reader

  21. Hi,
    What a wonderful story. I like your blog and the fact that a couple blogs together. I saw your profile on book blogs. When you have time, my blog is


  22. Welcome to the community! If you guys haven't joined Netgalley yet, you should. It's a great way to get free not released yet books from publishers for review. Beware it's addicting!

    Thanks for following, new follower.