Thursday, August 8, 2013

Feature & Follow #20 (Featured Blogger!)

Oh my gosh, I'm the feature this week!  To those of you who haven't been here before, welcome!  To those who have, welcome back!  I'm seventeen and I've been blogging for about a year now with a passion for YA books (with an occasional NA book sprinkled in)
Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.


The question this week is...
Q:  Back to school.  Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester.

I'm actually taking an English Lit class this year and it is filled with a bunch of old classics and what not.  While I do appreciate the classics, I'm a big believer in mixing the old with the new.  I feel like there should also be some new books in with those big, heavy old ones.  Just because the books aren't super old doesn't mean they are well written or don't teach a good lesson. 

We would read some books like Pride and Prejudice, The Road, and The Great Gatsby and also some books like The Hunger Games, The 5th Wave, and maybe a Harry Potter book or two!

What books would you put on your reading list?

Leave your FF links in the comments below and I'll be sure to check out your blog!

 
Please follow via GFC or Bloglovin'!  Thank you!

 
 


61 comments:

  1. Congrats on the feature! Love your Cheshire cat picture. It's funny cause Alice in Wonderland is on my list! Followed you on bloglovin and GFC.

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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  2. Congrats on being this weeks featured blog. I went with all new books.

    Already following you via Bloglovin

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  3. Great list! I love all of those except 5th Wave, which I haven't yet read, but it's sitting on my kindle starring at me! :D Congrats on the feature. Old follower here.

    My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday!

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  4. I like how you included some of the new instant classics with some of the older actual classics. Good list :) New follower.
    Julie @ Chapter Break

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  5. Awesome, congrats on being featured! I like the idea of mixing old with new, especially since it would probably gain the interest of some students who wouldn't care about reading classics, but would be interested in contemporary fiction.

    New follower on GFC and Bloglovin'!

    My FF: http://ramblingsonreadings.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-2.html

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  6. Yes, I agree! My list includes some old and some new, including Harry Potter and The Hunger Games!
    New follower via GFC! :)

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

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  7. Interesting choice of books! Following via bloglovin.

    Mine:
    http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-follow-friday-back-to-school.html

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  8. I love the mix. I did the same thing :)

    Congrats on Feature!!!!

    New Follower Twitter and Bloglovin

    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life

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  9. LOL, great minds. I combined old and new. Also went with P&P and Gatsby, then HP and I opted for Divergent. Great choices! Congrats on the feature! New GFC & bloglovin follower.

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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  10. Congrats on being featured!!

    I followed on GFC and Bloglovin'

    Harry Potter was one of mine! :)

    Jodie @ A Blog Hop Place for Books

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  11. Congrats on being featured :D I had a similar answer. I really like mixing the new with the old. Love your choices as well! New Bloglovin follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  12. Congratz on being featured. As a student, I think I'm gonna like you as a teacher. Just don't force me to read the classics. I'd willingly re-read all the 7 Potter books for you. hahaha

    New follower on Twitter and GR.

    Thoughts and Pens

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  13. Congrats on being featured!! I love the Lux series too.... not long till Origin now!! I'm not into classics so much either... I picked some new books!

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

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    1. Naomi there was actually a Read-along for Jennifer Armentrout's series, just in time for Origin actually, it was a pity that I wasn't able to join, I was meaning to but just didn't get around to it :(

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  14. Yep I have a Jane Austen & Harry Potter too!! I completely agree about a mix of old & new. Sometimes I feel like we had to read certain books because they were 'classics' but they weren't really that great or meaningful anymore.

    Congrats on being featured this week & happy Friday :)

    My FF

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  15. Hopping through. Congrats on being featured! Interesting choice with The Road. I've always meant to read it.
    My Hop

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  16. I've never read THE ROAD, but I saw the movie. Always thought that there must be more behind what was shown on screen. I stuck with the classics, but I'd be thrilled if my English teacher had picked a book like HARRY POTTER to read.

    Old follower

    My FF

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  17. Congrats on the feature! :) I was kind of loose with the definition of 'lit' and made a list for grade school English class! LOL That's me, Queen of Differential Interpretations! I agree about mixing the old with the new though. In the school district my old high school's part of, summer reading choices include The Hunger Games now! :) New follower on Bloglovin, Facebook and Twitter.

    My FF:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/08/follow-me-friday-26.html

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  18. Congrats on being featured.

    I agree 100% about mixing the old with the new otherwise students lose interest and literature is no longer fun.

    My FF: http://thehottieharem.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-follow-1.html

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  19. Reading The Fifth Wave and The Hunger Games would be awesome, and Harry Potter would have me jumping up and down! Great choices!

    New follower via GFC!

    MY FF: http://queenofcontemporary.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-friday-6.html

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  20. Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice are my fave too.

    I'm a new follower

    here's my Follow Friday

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  21. My reading would be Rosemary Sutcliff and Stephen King, cause dudewow, they're awesome.


    http://theredkingsdream.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Congrats for being the Featured blog in this week's Feature & Follow Friday, must be such an honour :D

    I'd love to be in your class with The 5th Wave, Hunger Games and Harry Potter books, I'm sold, you'll definitely have a very attentive student here :D

    My Friday Hop

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  23. Hi Ashtyn,

    Gongratulations on being featured on the Hop! I'm now following you with GFC.

    Here's my Friday Hop

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  24. Congrats on being featured!

    I agree that a lit class should both have classics and modern books. :)

    New Bloglovin follower!

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  25. Congrats on being featured! I'm already a follower :) I think mixing classics and modern books is a great way to keep it interesting.

    FF -Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  26. Congrats on being featured this week! I love your blog header! Too cute!! I actually picked P&P as well (but that's the ONLY classic). I'm just not a fan of classics. New follower via Bloglovin' and GFC.

    Come say hi!
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  27. Yeah, congrats on being featured! I personally don't like classics but I think that's because I'm always forced to read them at school. I need to read the 5th Wave though! I've heard amazing things. New bloglovin' follower!
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

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  28. So awesome that you're the feature!!! Congrats!! I totally agree that it is so important to mix the old with the new. You put some great books on your list!!
    New follower via bloglovin'
    Fly to the Sky @ Read Books and Live Green

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  29. Congrats on Being featured! I LOVE your blog design..so cute! New Bloglovin follower and I nabbed your button :D

    Danielle @ Coffee and Characters
    http://www.daniellecromero.blogspot.com

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  30. Congrats on being this week's Feature! I love your choice of required reading. P&P is my all time favorite and I love The Road. I'm a new follower via GFC & BL.

    Happy Friday!
    Bookworm Brandee

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  31. I love you blog name. I'm huge Alice in Wonderland fan.

    The Hunger Games is a good choice. They actually did it as one book one school where I work a few years ago. Unfortunately the second and third books lack though.

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  32. I would love to be able to read Harry Potter at university, that'd be awesome! Also, can I say I love the West Collins GIF in your previous post! His eyerolling is at a pro level! Congrats on being a feature! Thanks for sharing, I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  33. Congrats on being featured! The Hunger Games would be really interesting to read in English Lit- good choice.
    I'm a new GFC and Bloglovin' follower, here's My FF :)

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  34. congratas on the feature!! I had to read The Hunger Games in one of my classes and it was nice to stray away from the classics a little bit. Made the class not so boring!

    Old bloglovin' follower, new twitter follower!

    My FF + Giveaway!


    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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  35. There has only been a couple classics that I enjoyed. And none of them were thru a class.

    New follower on Bloglovin'

    My Feature Follow

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  36. Hi! Congrats on being features! I would have a mix of books as well. New Follower via bloglovin!

    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams
    My FF

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  37. New follower via GFC- Good mix of old and new books for your English Lit class!

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  38. Congrats on the feature! I love classics, but I would like to see a nice mix in some of the lit classes. New Bloglovin follower.

    Happy Friday!

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  39. If The Fifth Wave was on the reading list I'd DEFINITELY be attending your class!

    New follower via Bloglovin' :) here's my FF

    - Allie x (Little Birdie Books)

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  40. Congrats on the Feature! I love Pride and Prejudice. New follower via Bloglovin'. My FF.

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  41. Congrats on the Feature! I'm a new follower via Bloglovin'.

    Courtney
    http://readbetweenthebooks91.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-6-beat-heat-day-11.html

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  42. Congratulations on being featured!
    I really liked Pride and Prejudice. Cool idea to include modern books as well!
    I'm a new bloglovin follower. Here's my FF post.

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  43. Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE YOUR BLOG DESIGN ITS SO PRETTY(: Alice is one of my fav books :3 Great list!
    Jackie

    New Bloglovin follower
    http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-follow.html

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  44. Well done on being featured.

    New follower =)

    Here's My FF

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  45. I agree! I think it is important to mix new and old. One for the enjoyment aspect and the other for the educationally value!
    Now following via Bloglovin!
    Ashley @ Nook of Books

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  46. Congrats on the feature, and totally agree classics are great but books should be fun and ya need some new stuff in there too!New follower

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  47. Congrats on the feature! I considered doing modern books like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc, but decided to stick with the classics for brevity's sake. I would have had a few too many lol

    Old follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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  48. Congrats on the feature!

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin. :)

    Slytherpuff @ Bettering Me Up

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  49. Yay for being the feature this week! I'm a new follower (bloglovin) and I love your blog! I thought I included Hnger games in mine but the picture didnt show up :( if I wasn't so lazy I'd fix it, lol.

    I linked my FF post

    Dee @ Dee's Reads

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  50. I like the mix of new and old. Very cute blog.

    New follower on GFC and bloglovin!

    Rachel @ http://thebigbookbinge.blogspot.com/

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  51. My list was mostly composed of newer books. Eh, what can I say? I don't really like the classics.

    Congrats on being featured and I love your blog's design!

    New follower on GFC and bloglovin.

    Here's my FF:
    http://words-create-scenes.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-follow-4.html

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  52. Congrats on being featured! :)

    HP is a good choice! I'm not a very big fan of classics so I appreciate some new books!

    New follower on Bloglovin.

    Michelle

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  53. Congrats on being featured!!
    Great list. Sounds exactly like my kind of class.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a awesome weekend.
    new bloglovin follower
    My FF

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  54. Good feature! I like your list. New GFC Follower. Check out my blog http://bsreviewers.blogspot.com Be sure to enter our giveaway!

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  55. Congrats on being featured! Great book choices! I would love to read HP in an English Lit class and Hunger games would be good too. Love the classic choices as well.

    New Bloglovin follower

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  56. Great site! New follower :-)

    Jessi

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  57. I don't know who did your site design but I just LOVE it! It's totally adorable. I'm a new follower by GCF and prefer GCF or Email (or both). Thanks!

    Wanda aka flghtlss @ A Book Lover's Retreat

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  58. Hi Ashtyn! Congrats on the Feature. I am now following via Bloglovin' and Twitter. Here's my FFF

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  59. Sounds fun! Congrats on being a featured blogger! (: I'm an old follower.

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