Friday, March 20, 2015

Feature Follow Friday: Inspired by Books

A weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read & Parajunkee's View

How it Works: 

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you visit the blogs of our illustrious hosts and leave your name on the post using using the linky tools, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

This Week's Question: 

Have you ever been inspired by a book character to do something? If so which character and what was it? - Suggested by Eternity Through Pages

This Week's Answer: 

I thought about this long and hard. Like so long I wasn't even going to do it because I didn't have an answer. I want to say no, but I really don't think that's true. I'm not sure I have ever actually gone through with anything. Travel, maybe? There must have been something, though. Right?

I think my best answer is I was inspired by Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I really found a kindred spirit in Cath and I read Fangirl a few Novembers ago when I was participating in NaNoWriMo. At the same time I was struggling with finishing a book, Cath was also struggling with her writing and finding a voice. I felt inspired by Cath to keep writing and I ended up finishing the 50,000 words of that book. I didn't finish it and I haven't looked at it since but maybe I should find that inspiration again.

And what about you? What characters have inspired you? Leave me a comment of your thoughts.

And remember this is a blog hop so take a look around and if you like what you see give me a follow and leave me a comment so I can follow back. I am indifferent to the manner in which you follow so pick your poison: GFC, Bloglovin, and/or Twitter. Or Goodreads. Feel free to friend me there! I love seeing what other people are reading and checking out their comments.

Thanks for dropping by, happy FF and HAPPY READING!


  1. Wow! That's incredible though! I never brought myself to do NaNoWriMo. I'm even an inspiring author myself, but I felt like the pressure to set that 50,000 or so word goal was too much. As it is, I probably need to do something because I haven't written in a looong time now. Stress of losing my job earlier this year really pushed me further away. My family suggested using those emotions to write, but I can't. I feel like I need to be in a happier place in order to get back to my writing and for that I need a job. So I won't be so stressed out about things.

    I do talk about the book that inspired me to write on my blog as well! Had to go back and edit after I started reading some posts, because though it wasn't a character--well kind of is now that I think about it too--who inspired me, but the author. Though the book I read did feature a young author named Jessica who wrote about vampires. Guess it was always meant to be! LOL! Now if only I could find my hidden vampire boyfriend...


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  2. It's cool that you were able to go through kind of the same thing with the character at the same time and took inspiration from it.

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  3. That sounds really inspiring, do check out my FF:
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  4. Cath is definitely an inspirational character! She grows so much in the book, and I have to say that she definitely inspired me and writing too!
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  5. Oh I love Cath so much and it's great that she inspired you in this way. :)

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  6. Great answer! I'm a writer too so I'm going to have to check this book out. Old follower!

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