Thursday, January 3, 2013

Feature & Follow [20]

                                           


Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It is a fun way to meet new bloggers and to keep in touch with bloggers you already know!  Please feel free to follow us via Linky, e-mail or GFC.  If you leave a comment and link, we will visit your blog, too!  Check us out on Twitter:  Cat and Jamie.

Q:    What New Year's blogging resolution have you placed on yourself?


A:  My blogging resolution has two parts:  

1)  To read and review more independent/self-publishing authors.  I started reading more self-published authors at the end of 2012, and it's amazing to me how many absolute gems are hidden out there from fantastic writers that you might not hear about.  Some of my recent gems include:  Fisher Amelie, Christine Zolendz, Jessica Sorensen (who just recently signed a publishing deal), Tarryn Fisher and Nicole Reed.  And that's just to name a very few.

2)  I also resolve to do more on the blog.  I am pretty steady with reviewing, but I'd like to participate in more blog tours, author interviews and create new blog features.  

Okay!  Those are my blogging resolutions.  What are your 2013 blogging/writing resolutions?  

While you're here, please check out our giveaway of Fisher Amelie's Vain !

Happy New Year!



22 comments:

Jen Witch said...

I agree about the hidden gems in self-publishing. I've read some really amazing books!

quinnsbooknook said...

I've been wanting to read some selfpublished books. I have only read one - Providence, but didn't like it. But my feelings about it had nothing to do with it being selfpublished.

Good luck on your goals :)

Goldilox said...

Reading more self-published books should be a goal of mine too. I get A TON of emails with review requests for self-pubbed books and I almost never take them on. Jessica Sorenson's Darkness Falls has been on my wishlist forever!

My goals: http://goldiloxandthethreeweres.blogspot.com/2013/01/follow-friday-43.html

~Valen~ said...

oo, I like that you want to read more indie authors, thats a good one, and I agree!

New Followr via FF--

~V

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'd like to do more with my blog too. I've fallen into a funk.
My Hop

Louisse said...

I agree about reading more Indie books. There's so many special ones that we just have to watch out for.

New GFC Follower.
Click HERE for my FF.

Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

Barbara Brown said...

Love ur resolutions!!
New GFC Follower.
"BookShelves Of Dreams"

Majanka Verstraete said...

Your resolutions are great, especially the one about reading more Indie Books. Good luck!

I followed you through Linky Followers. Follow me back?

Book Bunny said...

Your blog seems interesting :) Just started following you!

thediaryofabookaddict said...

I love the look of your blog! I just stopped by from the follow friday hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great Friday

Marissa Perkins said...

Yeah, self-published authors really need to be given a chance! (: I read Chasing After Infinity by Jessica Sorensen and purchased another one by her. Just. Those. Typos. Lol(:

New follower via GFC
My FF:
http://fangirlhostess.blogspot.com/2013/01/feature-follow.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

I agree with your answer.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/feature-follow.html

Nyx said...

Hopping through. Definitely agree with you there, some of my favorite books are by indie-authors.

New GFC Follower.

-Nyx @ Unraveling Words

Bookworm Brandee said...

Good luck with your resolutions! I want to write more reviews in 2013. It'd be fun to participate in more blog tours, etc. too. :)

New GFC Follower - Bookworm Brandee

basicallyaboutbooks said...

Intresting resolutions! here is my FF.

Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels said...

Great resolutions! I really enjoyed the secret of ella and micha by jessica sorensen :)

Old Follower! http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/2013/01/feature-follow-10.html

Angelica Joy said...

Love your headers/buttons...so cute! Good luck on your resolutions for this year ;)

My FF post.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews said...

I plan to read more independent authors as well...some of my favorite reads of 2012 were self-published. Good luck with all your resolutions! Old follower.

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

Great goals! I read a ton of self published books this year and I found some amazing books! Old Follower hopping through.


Michelle @ Book Briefs

My FF Post

Carmen Jenner said...

There are so many many great indies out there, I've been reading quite a bit of them lately and really loving the little guys, who really should be big gugs! Great resolutions!
Old follower here, yay!
Stopping by with My FF!
Happy Reading! =D

Paige Stone said...

I've never read a self published book, might have to see if i can find one.
i'm a new follower
here my FF post.

Rose Herbert said...

I'm a new follower with FF :) Can't wait to check out the reviews you post in the future.

Rose @ www.thecosydragon.com

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