What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Friday, September 23, 2011

Follow Friday (8)

Follow and Feature Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison @ Alison Can Read! Each week we answer a different question so you can get to know your blogger friends a little better!

This week's question:
Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?

Answer: I have several! One of which is the Wicked series by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie. If you haven't read this series (3 volumes, 5 stories), it's about two families of witches and they have a very Capulet and Montague-esque battle raging. It's actually about a lot more, but if you haven't read it, you should check it out. I've also read and re-read the House of Night books many times. It cracks me up that it's all taking place in Oklahoma. Teeny tiny little inconsequential Oklahoma. (and I say that with love, I went to college in Oklahoma and it holds a special place in my heart). And the Caster Chronicles series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, et al). I have a big crush on Ethan Wate. :) I also love the Phantom Island series by Krissi Dallas. Stay tuned to learn more about this one!

Some recent additions to this list are: The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, Matched (at some point the trilogy) by Ally Condie, and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

I read fast. So sometimes, it seems like I miss stuff. Not major plot points or significant details. But maybe I miss a joke, or a silly detail like what someone was wearing. Not that I miss them, but different things stand out on a second read. So when I re-read books (I read almost all of my books for review twice for exactly this reason) it always seems like there is something new. Like the book has reinvented itself, or changed the tiniest bit, just for me. Always something new to discover. Or something that I don't remember from the previous read, that will stand out to me on another read.

What about y'all?

This week's featured blog is Obsession With Books! So check them out and show 'em some follow love, eh?

Happy Friday! Cheers and Happy Reading!


  1. I love it when I reread a book and catch something that I hadn't before...it makes the extra time spent on it so worthwhile! I haven't read most of the books you mentioned, but I've heard that they're good! Great answer :)

    Here's my FF!

  2. I so agree with you about why rereading is awesome! The best books are the ones that when you reread them you pick up something new and awesome that you never noticed before.

    My FF is over here!

  3. You're spot on with re-reading! I read fast as well and I tend to miss little details, like you mentioned. It's hard to find the time to re-read though!

    Happy Friday! New Follower. :-)
    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  4. Ooh, I'm the exact same way! I'm a super-fast reader, and even though I don't miss any big details, sometimes I miss those tiny & cute ones. :) That's one reason why I love to re-read a book or watch a movie twice -- you always catch something new, or remember an adorable part that had you melting!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Courtney! I'm following you back for sure! :)

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  5. New follower

    I'm the same way I read fast and I miss a bit of the details. It's always fun to reread :)

    Here's mine:

  6. Hey! happy friday! i'm a follower here, just hopping by! :)

    i'd love it if you'd stop by my blog! http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

    AND if you like YA, there's a new blog with about 15 YA authors called TEEN SHIVER that I am a part of! if would be awesome if you stopped by there too and followed us! :)


  7. I have The Wicked series I just haven't read through it yet. It's definitely hard to re-read with so many good books out there!

    My Follow Friday

  8. Ooh I LOVED the Wicked series! Read them when they first published so I have four books for the first two volumes! Even met the duo earlier this month and they were awed by my having the older copies since you can't really get them anymore! Read those at least twice through since the series ended--for me--at book 4 before being picked up again years later! The longest wait ever!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  9. The only book I've read from your list is Matched, and I'm thinking I might do a re-read of it soon in preparation for the release of book two :)

    I'm a new follower :)

  10. Happy Follow Friday!

    I hope you will stop by and check out our twitter event going on today!


  11. Really cute header pic-thanks for stopping by my blog-I am very happy to return the follow and look forward to reading your future posts

  12. Hopping through. I should read the House of Night series. Especially because it's in Oklahoma. I come from a long line of Okies. My dad is a from itty bitty town near Shawnee. He went to OU for college.
    My Hop

  13. I find that happens to me, not only with books, but also with television and movies. The more I read it or watch it, the more I pick up on.

    Have a great weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  14. I always find something new the second time around, especially if it has been a few years since the first read. Thanks so much for stopping by this weekend!

    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome


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