Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week a different
question is posted by our hosts and we wil answer! This is a great opportunity
for bloggers to network and interact.
This week’s question –
your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you’ve done, that
as you gained more experience you were like — oops?
I saw a blog post a year or so ago on another blog that used Pinterest images to speculate possible book covers. I instantly loved the idea and decided to do it with a twist... hence "Cover Appeal" was born. I was all into it for several months. Then I saw a post from this blogger you might know (Parajunkee) about copyrights and such on internet images.
I felt like a major twit for not thinking about that before hand, being that in my profession we have to make sure we have permissions for everything. I put a whoa-ho on Cover Appeal until I can figure out a way to make sure I'm not jacking anyone's stuff unfairly. I'm a little sad about it because the images are gorgeous, but I don't want to be "that person" either.
So that was major mistake numero uno in a nutshell. As a side note though, I think my biggest mistake is not being a risk taker. I'm super shy about making introductions to people I don't know... I don't like being the first one to speak. So obviously that puts a huge damper on my efforts to "reach out" to bloggers, publishers, authors, etc. Maybe one day I will over come that, but being that I am an adult and things haven't changed, it's not likely to happen any time soon.
If you subscribe to Netflix, you should know about the book to film adaptation of Jay Asher's novel, Thirteen Reasons Why. I remember reading the book years ago on a recommendation, and fell in love with the story. It took me through so many emotions as I read Hannah's story. You can see my thoughts on the novel here, because this post isn't about the novel per se.
This post is about what bothered me about Netflix's attempt at capturing this story. So here goes, my 13 reasons why I shouldn't have watched "Thirteen Reasons Why" on Netflix.
1. The language. My goodness, the language. I understand that teenagers curse worse than sailors in many situations, but if you aren't bothered by the ridiculous use of the f bomb as both an adjective, verb, and general space filler-- there is a problem. I stopped counting in one episode its use because I reached 20 before the half way point. Twenty! I don't think they even bothered to come up with other words. …
The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt Product Details
Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007) ISBN-10: 9780312369828 Source: My personal book
Summary from Amazon: Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.
Gaylen’s quest leads him to the woldweller, a wise, 900-year-old creature who lives alone at the precise center of the forest; to Canto, the minstrel who sings him an old song about a mermaid child and who gives him a peculiar good-luck charm; to the underground domain of the dwarfs; and finally to Ardis who might save the kingdom from havoc.
My Review: I love this book! It is such a fun, easy, and enjoyable r…