April 14, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday! (04/15 to 04/22)

Hosted by Parajunkee's View

Today’s featured blog is this incredible, beautiful, amazing, brilliant, awesome blog called Romance Around the Corner, and the girls running it are so cool, so gorgeous, their names are Marie and Brie and oh those names! Poems should be written about them!

But seriously, we can’t believe our luck, the blog’s been up about a month and we already have 50+ followers, we’ve had author’s feedback, it’s amazing. We feel really happy because now we get to know more people like us that are just crazy about books, so we thank you for taking the time to visit us, both old followers and new ones, we hope this will be the beginning of a great friendship!

This week’s question is:

Q. Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

You know what? I had this friend, her name starts with M and ends with ARIE, she was the only one of my friends that read romance (sad but true), and the best part was that she read those books so fast, every day there was a new book to talk about. But it all changed one day when she told me she was leaving for London “I have to follow my dream” she says, and I’m all “WTF!!!!!! What the f*** do you mean your dreams!?!?! I thought we were gonna read raunchy books and talk about them forever! You can’t leave!” but she left anyway, and after that my life just wasn’t the same…

One day I decided to lure her back to the dark side (she was getting very smart and posh you know, and just I couldn’t stand it anymore) so I asked her if she wanted to start a book blog with me and well, I guess you know the rest…

Well, I guess my answer is pretty obvious; I discuss books with my book buddy and best friend Brie (and now with you all). Since I came to London I have been trying to engage other people to read and discuss romance books with me but NO ONE is like Brie, so when she told me her idea about a book blog as a way to keep our discussions I immediately jumped in and since then I have neglected my academic life to read and write reviews! At least my writing is getting better -I hope so ;)-. She may say that I am a book’s garbage disposal (I do read everything) but she can’t live without me!


  1. Congrats on being featured for Follow Friday at Parajunkee! I'm your newest stalker. ;)


  2. My friend too is my book buddy. Thank heavens for best friends. I'm your newest follower and feel free to visit me when you get a chance.


  3. Now I’m overwhelmed, it took me 10 min to write this post and we have 11 new followers! Thanks everyone, we’ll be sure to visit your blogs as well!

  4. Yay for being featured! Congrats to you! New follower here. :-)

  5. @Jessi and Jennifer: Thanks guys! I’m checking out your blogs!

    @joder: OMG! Are those your cats? I only have one but he also sleeps in the sink!

  6. Congrats on being featured! You're so lucky to have a good friend who reads the same thing you do. I wish I had one.
    My Hop
    Get a free download of Wings by Aprilynne Pike at my blog!

  7. Old follower! Congrats on being featured! :D I wish I had the nads to up and move to London...le sigh. Way to go, Marie! Sorry, Brie. LOL

  8. Congrats on being featured. A sure fire way to get a done of notice in a short period of time. New follower here.

  9. Hi Jess! To be honest I wish that too!

  10. Congratulations on being the featured blog for this week's Follow Friday. I'm just stopping by to say, "Hello!" and check out your blog. I am one of your newest followers. I hope you ladies have a great weekend. :)

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

  11. You guys seem to have a great friendship. It's wonderful that you keep in touch across an ocean. My BFF is my book buddy too.

    New follower from FF.

  12. Love the blog. You're Blog is fabulous. Come check out my Blog, Livre De Amour (Books of Love)


  13. So happy to have found your blog through Parajunkee's View! Congratulations on being the featured blogger! I'm a new follower.


  14. @Marla: Love the look of your blog, and it’s fantastic that you have such a long-lasting friendship you’re very lucky, thanks for commenting.
    @flashlight_reader: thank you very much, I love the books collage you have on you blog, you have to teach me how to do it!
    @Grace: French is a very appropriate language for naming your romance blog!
    @Bonnie: your baby is beautiful, and she’s a fellow redhead! Thanks for commenting!

  15. New follower stopping by on the Friday Follow! Congrats and have a great weekend!

    My Follow Friday

  16. It's so nice to meet you Marie and Brie! Congratulations on your blog spotlight! Happy FF! I hope you both have a wonderful Friday and a weekend full of great books.


  17. Oh wow...this is such a cute story! You guys could be a movie :)

  18. Congrats on the feature for FF! I am a new follower. Follow me back?

  19. Hi-I am just hopping by to say Hello- The Reading Life. I return all follows and comments Mel u

    congrats on being the feature blog

  20. Hi! It must be so nice to have someone around to talk about books with. I wish I had someone. :(

    Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  21. Now you have a follower all the way from the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, in SAMOA! Love this Follow Friday thing. Gives me the opp to discover neat blogs like yours! Im always buzzed when i can find someone to talk about books with, esp someone who likes the same stuff i do. My 13yr old daughter would have to be my best book buddy. She is a total bk addict like me. Only prob is - i wont let her read the (ahem) more 'SENIOR' stuff that i like as well! Looking fwd to reading through your blog and hopefully finding some good bk recommendations.


  22. Love the background here and that you have a Close Friend to talk and blog with. New Follower. congratulations on being on the Follow. It helped push my blog ahead and PJV is great to host it. She also helped me several times with blog design stuff - usually I ask for the impossible and she makes it happen! Hope you will come by and follow back. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  23. Hi there, I'm an old follower but just wanted to say congratulations on being this weeks featured blog on Follow me Friday I know you will be busy today with all your new followers!

    I talk books with my friends at Goodreads its where I get all my suggestions for what to read and what to avoid!


    My Keeper shelf

  24. Great post. I am following you from the hop.Looking forward to reading more.

  25. CONGRATS on the feature and BEAUTIFUL blog!!!

    It wasnt until I started at Borders that I found others who read Romance and was oo happy! hehe

    - Kylie

  26. Congratulations on being the featured blog this week.

    Luckily for me my general romance reading preferences are the same as my Mother so we can discuss both our favourites books and favourite authors together.

    We often read the same book and then discuss what we liked/disliked about it.

    It's only when I'm wanting to discuss my love of alternative or paranormal romances that I have to come online and find someone to talk about my latest favourite or least favourite book/author. But that's where my discovery of book bloggers has been a great boon for me.

    Before I forget, I'm a new follower as well.

  27. Congrats on being featured! So cool you have a best friend like that: mine isn't as extremely booky as me.
    New follower, and have a great weekend!
    Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl

  28. New follower :) Love, love, love your background ;)

    Congratulations on being featured & have a great weekend!

  29. Hello, I am another new follower! I only started my own book blog about a month ago. It's such a great community!

    I look forward to reading more of your reviews in the future.


  30. New follower! Looking forward to your reviews! You guys are so lucky to have each other, and a blog is a great way to stay connected! :)

    Mandy @ Reality Bites

  31. Great FF! I am a new follower! Beautiful blog!

    Happy Friday!
    Amber @ Me, My Shelf and I

  32. Congrats for being featured!
    I love the design of it!!
    I am also a new follower!

  33. Fun write up for the feature! You two are lucky to share the same passion for books AND be best friends. I'm a new follower and look forward to reading your reviews.


  34. Glad you two hooked back up!

    I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! =)

    Here's my FF post

  35. I think it's great that you guys are keeping up the long-distance friendship! I'm a new follower and I'm hopping through


  36. Congrats on the feature! I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

  37. It’s awesome that you guys are good friends who can not only discuss books together, but have a blog together. So fun! Congrats on the friday follow feature! *new follower*

  38. Congrats on being featured. Thats great you have a good friend that shares the same interest in books that you have. I wish I had one. Mine come from the blogs that I follow. I'm a new follower and you can see my blog here: http://justnookit.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday-6.html

  39. Hey! New follower here from Follw Friday. Great blog! Stop by mine when you get a chance.
    Totally Obsessed

  40. Hi! Visiting for Follow Friday :) Congrats on being featured!

    You guys have an awesome story together. Keep blogging. Looking forward to future posts!

    *New Follower*

    -Sarah @ Inklings Read.

  41. Congratulations M&B! :D Love your story. I wish I had someone to really discuss my books with, but I do have two pair of ears who listens the best they can. ;)

    Still a fan of your blog!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  42. Congrats on being the pick this week! Cute blog. I'm a new follower. How fun that you both have such a good friend to book talk with.
    kathy from Read This Instead

  43. Howdy from the hop!!! Congrats on being featured bloggers!!

  44. Congrats on being featured! I think it's great that you have each other to discuss books with. I don't really have anyone I'm super close to, to discuss books with. But I guess that's why I have a blog!! New follower!

    Jamie @ Bookerella

  45. Congratulations on being featured! I'm a new follower. Have a fantastic weekend! :)

  46. Hi ladies, I'm a new follower and I'm looking forward to getting to know you both and your blog better. Have an amazing weekend. Shari over at myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

  47. I’ve been out all morning and that’s why I haven’t commented back! But it was great coming home and reading all the messages. I was already following a lot of you but the rest I’m following now, there are some amazing blogs out there!

  48. Yes I do! One of my besties is one of the operators of Pageturner blog
    Pixie and I have been friends since high school and she is the reason I am an avid reader .
    She is the mother of four kids one of which has autism, she shares her love of reading with her kids as well as anyone who will listen. She and I tend to have the same view points on the books we read with the exception of twilight she is a wolf girl and I am a SOUTHERN vampire girl.

    I am a follower come check out my blog
    Outhouse Reviews

  49. Congrats on being featured, I am your newest stalker/follower. I am loving the layout and feel of it, feel I should do more with mine now to be honest :D



  50. I am very happy we are now mutual followers

  51. I'm just dropping by to say hi! I am your newest follower!! :)

  52. I just found you gals through Follow Friday and I am now following. I hope you will stop by my blog and read my response to your question and follow me back. I grabbed your button too and added it to my blog roll!

    Great post/question!


  53. @Lainy I think I’m changing my profile pic for one of my cat, you should see joder’s –the second commenter- those cats are cute! And I’m glad you like the look of the blog because boy did it take some effort, all those Blogger is for dummies comments are so wrong! Or maybe they are right on target because honestly at first we tried using Wordpress and that one I couldn’t even figure out how to install!

    @Kinberly, mel u, ExtremeReader and Amy Jones: Thanks for coming by I’m following you all as well. Have a great evening.

  54. Congrats on being featured. I love your blog and am a new follower.

    Grace @ Books Like Breathing

  55. Congrats!!! I'm stopping by on the blog hop!
    I have a friend and we're blog buddies as well! We have the same interests in books and we love gossiping about them to all of our friends!
    ~Happy Blogging!~

  56. Fun that you have someone to talk to about books.

    I'm your newest follower http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday-and-book-blogger-hop.html

  57. Thank you guys for all your comments! I spent the whole day at the University Library doing an essay, that's why I wasn't answering you, but you can count me as a new follower in your blogs! I am going to chill out this weekend checking out your blogs.

  58. New follower hopping through. My blog partner and I are also book buddies. :D

    Reading Lark's Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

  59. Evening you two! I'm a brand new followers from the FF event, and I absolutely love the idea of co-hosting a blog like ya'll do, and that you are BFF's. Congrats on being featured!

  60. So cute! Love your answers together; it reminds me when I was 16 and I worked at a bank and the three women there were bffs; they were tight and did everything together! Including reading raunchy romance - they loved it so much they insisted I read it too! And they gave me a historical romance series to start on and I gotta say I was hooked; such a great guilty pleasure:) Thanks for sharing!

  61. @Tevya, the best part of having a blog partner is that we foolproof each other’s reviews…

    @Molli: thank you very much, your blog is lovely!

    @Cathy: great to see you here, I am an old follower of your blog.

  62. Aloha, g'day, and greetings galore. This is the coolest blog I have ever seen and am excited to follow it day to day, week to week, month to month and on. Take care and have a great weekend.

  63. @kk4booksnlighthouses: is this a pick up line? Who cares! You had me at Aloha! Actually you had me before that because I was already following you, but you sure made me smile, thanks for coming by!

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