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4.14.2011

Feature & Follow Friday #41


Happy Follow Friday everyone! Let me tell you a little bit about this HOP. Every friday or really Thursday evening we all get together and say HI! But, we need to know how to find you, so please leave your link in the Mr. Linky below. Also on Follow Friday we have a Feature...because alliteration is the way we roll. Each week is a different feature from the book blogging community. They are picked randomly or I give in after multiple harassing emails. Just depends on the week. If you want to be next weeks feature...leave your link. Also, I've had a recent rash of people signing up on the linky weeks later, which sort of defeats the purpose. If you want to participate check back here on the next Friday!

Our feature this week is...

Marie and Brie @ Romance Around the Corner





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Our names are Marie and Brie, and we both are behind Romance Around the Corner. We divided the responsibility of telling you about our blog and so Brie wrote the first paragraph and Marie the second one.

We met a long time ago on the first day of college, and we have been best friends ever since. Every time we saw each other we talked about the books we were reading, I recommended a new author to her, she recommended one to me, and that’s pretty much all we talked about, well, besides gossips and men -and Brad Pitt cheating on Jennifer Anniston (I told you we met a long time ago)-. Now Marie is overseas and we decided to start the blog mostly as a way to keep with the tradition of talking about books (and because Marie just couldn’t live without me and was really sad and depressed, I’m that great!), also because I’ve been a blog stalker for years and I like reading reviews almost as much as I love reading the books, and we always wanted to participate in the romance community as more than silent readers.

Well, I think to remember things a bit differently, Brie nagged at me until I agreed to do the blog (to be honest it didn’t take that much convincing for me to agree), anyway. What we are trying to do with our Blog is write the type of reviews that we like to read, we explain why we love a book or why it didn’t work for us. We are fans of romance, we particularly love happy endings and steamy sex scenes (although I have read my fair share of books with bittersweet endings). In our Blog you are going to find reviews about everything that has some romance in it: Contemporary, Paranormal, YA, Women’s Fiction, Erotica, Historical, Suspense, GBLT and everything in between. We do have our preferences, Brie loves Contemporary and Erotica and I love pretty much everything, but if I had to choose one subgenre it would be Romantic Suspense, and YA, and Paranormal, and Comedy, Brie says that I’m a book’s garbage disposal because I’ll read and like pretty much anything, I guess she’s right!

Q. Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

Let me tell you a little something about my mom's neighbor. You see in my area of town we like to sit on porches and drink. Drink wine. Why go anywhere else when you have these big beautiful porches and this great weather. My mother has a great porch and I bring my 3 year old over there and she plays with the neighbor's kids and I sit on the porch and book gossip with my mom's neighbor and her tons of sisters that stop by and say hello. Think BIG Italian family, lot of kids, lots of loudness. It is so much fun. Last weekend we discussed Karen Marie Moning and the hotness that is Barrons...how much fun is that. The tipsier you get the raunchier the conversation gets, until my mom walked out on us and we were discussing The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15) and why we stopped reading the series.




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25 comments:

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I love your answer! That just sounds heavenly. I'd love to have more people IRL to chat books with!

Jen said...

I don't know who would die first, me or my mom, if forced to share space while discussing any Anita book from Narcissus in Chains to the present!

BLHmistress said...

My best friend or my niece who I talk to all the time about books and even if we don't always agree we can get into deep book discussions.

Have a great weekend

C.G. Powell said...

That would be a hard decision...I guess that would depend on what type of Vampire...Tortured undead or hot supper powered sexbot!!!

Sarah said...

That sounds like a great place to sit and discuss books. Although I would probably be too embarassed to discuss erotic topics.

Brie said...

My father just got a Kindle, and he asked me to link our accounts so he could download all the books I’ve bought and check them out, and I was WHAT!?!?!? Now I’m going to have to explain all those erotica novels!!!! I told him that all the books were chick lit and he wouldn’t like them he looked at me like he was thinking “what is she doing with her life?!” but at least he didn’t ask for the books again!

Thanks for featuring us Parajunkee, we really appreciate all the help yo give to new bloggers!

Mariya said...

what the hell is "IRL"?

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Great question this week!

I can talk to my mom and aunt about mystery/thrillers and romantic suspense. BDB and The Darkhunter series I can talk to my brother. Paranormals and manga/anime I can talk to my cousins.

Hi Mariya,

IRL = In Real Life

Have a great weekend!

Kylie1403 said...

GREAT question! I just loved it!! hehe and I have so much to share! I think its great that you are connected our on-line selves with out real life selves :D

Kylie @ http://reviews.blueteacup.com

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

New Orleans porch chats sound like the basis of a novel. Thanks for hosting. Steph Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

Mysteriousrose said...

Happy friday!

I have just posted my link and I think it's a great question this week.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Mysteriousbooks: http://mysteriousrose.blogspot.com/

The Crypto-Capers Series said...

Very interesting question. I am following you from the hop. Thanks for hosting.
http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com
Thanks
Renee

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Great question and you are lucky.

I am new to follow friday and to book blogging generally.

I'm looking forward to grabbing a big coffee and having a look through some of the other blogs now:)

Jules

Barbara @ Black, White and Read All Over said...

I so envy your circle of fellow readers--I only wish I had that sort of community :)

By the way, did you stop reading Anita Blake because, even for a paranormal series, it just got too weird? That's why I put it down.

Have a great weekend!

Me My Shelf And I said...

This is my very very FIRST folow friday! I really hope I did this right.....LOL - let me know if I didn't.

Thanks for hosting every week! And I'll e-mail you because I would love to be featured.

Aimee said...

Great question! I'm glad to finally have found someone to talk to in real life about the books I love!

I loved the comment on Anita Blake! *Fist bump*

amandavonhoffmann.com said...

Porch, wine and books sounds like the most awesome combination!

kathy said...

Thanks for hosting this! I'm new to Follow Friday. :) Love your story. I have some neighbor ladies who like to book talk, too. :)
kathy from Read This Instead

Jamie Kline said...

Wow, it'd be great to have a big group of people to discuss books with like that! I guess not enough people like to read around here (well, not as much as I do anyway!)

Jamie @ Bookerella

Jenni Elyse said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I love being able to discuss books with people IRL. It's also fun to discuss them on the blog. :)

Is the linky thing not working anymore? I didn't see it last week and I don't see it this week either.

Absconditas said...

Hi everyone! This is my first follow Friday, signing in! Please stop by and say hello. =]

Meghann D.
http://absconditas.com

So many books, so little time said...

My o/h but he isn't interested mostly lol, my friends at RISI and they are always introducing me to new authors and books. And on a more often basis a woman at work (she gets through tons) and we often swap books too which is nice.

bookaddict102 said...

Sounds nice!! I wish I had a neighborhood like that!
Just stopping by!
~Happy Blogging!~
www.abookaddictshaven.blogspot.com

The Book Heroine said...

I LOVE this! I am a new blogger and follower of you! Can't wait to meet new people.

http://bookheroine.blogspot.com/

Meredith said...

Thanks for the question! I look forward to follow me friday every week! Thanks for hosting it. You can visit my book blog too! Mint Tea and A Good Book

-Meredith
Mint Tea and A Good Book

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