Feature & Follow Hop – I’m Being Featured Today!

April 18, 2014 memes 45


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!


Here is my mini interview for being the featured blogger – in case you missed it!

1. When did you start blogging?

I’ve been blogging Since 2011 – goodness me it’s really been that long already? And I’m not clocking out anytime soon either! Originally I was a arts & crafts blogger until I stumbled upon the book blogging community and I’ve been completely sucked in ever since. I still like to draw/paint and often it’s inspired by the books I read. (check out my art feature!) I even drew the little robots you see around my blog (digitally painted by Parajunke!). It seems like each year that goes by I get more and more serious about book blogging. My husband and I call it my professional hobby.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Meeting new ravenous readers such as myself. I used to feel like quite the oddball out until I started meeting other book bloggers that read and talk about books just as much as I do. I now count some of them among my best friends. *lavishes oodles of love upon my SFF folks*

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?

Fantasy and Science Fiction are my bread and butter. I ask you really – why would I want to read about real life when I’m living it? Give me something crazy and fantastical any day! I read both Adult and YA books to help keep me sane. Books targeting both of those audiences scratches an itch I have and I wouldn’t want to go without either. I wish more YA book lovers would try out some adult SFF books because if they love YA SFF they would seriously eat up the adult stuff as well.

4. What are your favorite books?

That is totally a loaded question! Do you want to be here all day? Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors. As for specific titles here are a few: LOVE MINUS EIGHTY by Will McIntosh, WRITTEN IN RED by Anne Bishop, The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and THE SCHOOL OF GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani.

5. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

All of the amazing reader friends that I have made – because no one gets me quite like other people who have that same insane love of reading. And of course getting to have one on one interaction with authors. They are my freaking rock stars and me their personal paparazzi. *click click, shutter snap & fade back into the bushes*


Spring Break. Where would be your favorite destination spot if you could join the Spring Break festivities?

I would go to Japan to experience the Cherry Blossom season. It is amazingly beautiful.

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A big hearty thanks to Alison and Parajunkee for having me as a featured blogger this week!

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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45 Responses to “Feature & Follow Hop – I’m Being Featured Today!”

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I didn’t realize they had a Cherry Blossom Festival in DC until I was googling for images for the one in Japan. I agree probably much easier to get to that one. I’ve been to Japan a few times (and used to live there when I was a little girl for 5 years) it would be so great to go tour around as an adult.
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  1. Mogsy

    Haha, I think a lot of us readers started out blogging about something else other than books. It was the same for me, I originally started out as a game blogger but then decided to marry blogging with my other great love: Reading.

    I should really get out to the DC Cherry Blossom Festival one of these years as well…like Jen says, much more likely than me going to Japan! And it’s only a couple hours away. Would have gone this year, but with the weather being whacky this winter/spring, we had to take a pass.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Thanks for the compliment Peggy. I’ll bet you’re more talented than you think. I have several friends that insisted they didn’t have any until I drag them along with me to some art workshop then they end up making something amazing that I get all jealous over. I think most of us suffer from Failure to launch or just giving it a try.

      The hardest part for me sometimes about any art or craft project I start is just that…starting! Thanks for following =)
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  2. Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    YEP! Meeting new bookish friends is definitely my favorite part about blogging 😉 Also–I just added Love Minus Eighty, AND maybe I already told you this (I can’t remember), but that weekend that I drove over to Knoxville to take the kid sister to see Divergent . . . I didn’t feel like listening to music (I REALLY need to update my playlists, LOL), so I decided to check out what audiobooks I had . . . and guess which one I found?! Sabriel! I didn’t even know that I had it, but I’ve been wanting to read it for-freaking-ever. And do you know who the narrator was? Hmmm?! TIM CURRY! It was amazing.

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      TIM CURRY? Really! Oh jeezuz that’s it – I’m listening to that one stat now. I have two Jim Butcher Dresden Files audios I’ll be listening to then I’ll have to hunt that one up. I think I might already have it as well because I’d planned to listen to them before Clariel comes out this year.

      Ok Love Minus Eighty you are going to LOVE. I compare it to those movies LOVE ACTUALLY and PLAYING BY HEART.
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  3. jazmen

    Congrats on being featured. Japan sounds like an amazing place to visit. I’ve always wanted to visit, and those cherry blossoms are soo beautiful! Following via Bloglovin’

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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I completely agree with you. There simply isn’t enough time to be a proficient reader in all the SFF sub genres that I want to tackle. I go through fitz and phases of what I find appealing. Right now I’m really into SF.

      Here are a few you could check out I think you’d enjoy.

      Archetype by M.D. Water
      Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh
      Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Thanks Whitney. I loved Written in Red also! I recently devoured the second book Murder of Crows – its out you should totally snatch it up. Just as good as the first (at least in my opinion).

      Thanks for stopping by hope you entered the e-reader giveaway i launched today!
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  4. Bookworm Brandee

    Oh my goodness, those cherry blossoms are beautiful! Congrats on being featured this week! Happy Friday!

    New Bloglovin follower. 🙂

  5. Regan Nicole

    Hi there! I enjoyed reading your feature! I have an interest in Science Fiction too but haven’t read too much this year in that genre :S One of my favorite books of all time is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (dystopian) and I’ve enjoyed reading a science fiction romance by Cathy Pegau. Have a great weekend!
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  6. Rachael

    I am so happy that you are being featured, I loved the book you recommended, THE SCHOOL OF GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani, it was great and I finished within a week.