Feature and Follow Friday (3) Before Book Blogging

Posted September 12, 2014 in BOOKS, Uncategorized / 16 Comments

It’s time for Feature and Follow Friday again, a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The idea is to make friends and gain new followers, as well as discovering some awesome new blogs to follow yourself.

To take part, all you have to do is sign up on the linky below then create a blog post linking back to the host’s post. Then visit as many other blogs on the linky as you can to introduce yourself and follow them, remembering to follow back anyone that follows you!

Each week one blog is showcased and this week’s Featured Blog is Something to Browse. It’s required to follow the Featured Blog as well as the host blogs. Be sure to check out the rules if you want to join in. There’s also a different question posed to the bloggers each week.

Question of the Week: Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you?

To be honest I can barely remember a time before blogging, but I think in the ‘olden days’ I just used to get recommendations from friends or browse local bookshops to see what was new. Our village also used to have a mobile library that we got to have a look round on a Thursday afternoon and me and Mum would always take a a huge carrier bag full of books to last us a couple of weeks.

 I remember the wonderful Scholastic book fairs that used to come to primary school where you could have a look at all the shiny new books in the hall and then beg your parents to order them for you from the magazine. I wish they would do a YA/adult version of this that would come round to people’s workplaces, it would be great!

How did you find out about new books before blogging?



16 responses to “Feature and Follow Friday (3) Before Book Blogging

  1. I loved the book fairs too! My favorite day of the year was when they had the book fair. I used to love to get the "choose your own ending" books. Good memories. πŸ™‚ Thanks for coming by my blog! Old bloglovin' follower.

  2. I used to have book fairs come to my schools too! Even though I wasn't an avid reader back then, it was still fun to look at all the shiny covers!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    New Follower πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, Scholastic! I'm 37, but I would still buy the hell out of books through a Scholastic fair if given the chance! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow- I'm now following you on Bloglovin!

  4. Wow, a mobile library sounds so interesting to me. How is that experience? I think the anticipation of getting new books after weeks made a great experience. Initiatives like this one should be done to show books to all that potential readers waiting for a great book. Following via bloglovin'

  5. Thanks Axie. I grew up in a tiny village on the East coast of England that boasted only a post office, chip shop and pub (all of which have since closed). The mobile library was a little van that came round every Thursday. It was great! Thanks for following and commenting.

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