Follow Friday #13

Posted November 25, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

It is time for this week’s Feature and Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee, and Allison Can Read. This is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers.
This week’s question is:

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., so we want to know what you are thankful for – blogging related, of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?
First I am thankful for all the years I have been employed by the Barnes and Noble book company. It is through them that I got my first ARCs. I also met my friend Charlotte, who has her own blog: Charlotte’s Web of Books and kind of inspired me to start blogging about books. Along my journey, I’ve learned lots about book blogging from people like The Story Siren, and even Parajunkee. Even non-book bloggers have helped, like another of my friends from the bookstore, Greg at The Confounded Cook, inspired me with his consistency and dedication to his blog. So many authors that I’ve met and talked to online through Twitter keep me going too. I also am a big fan of, another site I learned about from my friend Charlotte, that helps me get to read egalleys of books. And finally, I have to once again thank my bookstore job, as they allowed me to have a table in the store this past summer and fall that had my book recommendations as well as a sign advertising my blog. So that was really cool! And I want to thank Parajunkee for letting me be a featured blogger, and helping me to increase my blog following. I’m thankful for all the great bloggers I meet who share new book titles that I may not have heard of before.
So, what are you thankful for in your book blogging world?
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10 responses to “Follow Friday #13

  1. Here to follow you back :0) Thanks for following me.

    I've always wanted to work at Barnes & Noble, though I'd feel a bit awkward about having a Kindle instead of a Nook, lol. The atmosphere is so great there. I love being able to drink coffee and read on a comfy couch. Working there must be great!

    Well, I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. B&N was my dream job! We had a beautiful one here in fairfield ct for about 10 years then it closed?!
    I love your blog!
    I have the book you are reading now, Gathering Storm. It looks awesome. Is it?
    I hope you stop by again soon.
    I def will.
    Have a gr8 weekend..

  3. I forgot to follow u so I had to come back to follow.
    I got the Gathering Storm from a friend who had it first. She thought I would like it a lot. A very nice early Xmas gift. I cant wait to read your review 🙂

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