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Feature & Follow (Friday?) #1

So I know it’s not technically Friday today (I do know, I’m not actually crazy >.>) but I was just too excited to start Feature and Follow to wait a whole week! This is my catch-up post okay :D. For those of you visiting for the first time, the dragon up there in the upper right can escort you to many of the subscription options ;-), otherwise email is in the sidebar. I don’t have a strong preference how you follow, since I know people have their own ways of staying organized with all the blogs to read! Just be careful not to get singed :D.

This week’s question:

Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?

Uhhhh…. There are books outside of my genre?? I suppose that (besides textbooks) the books that most often count as out of my usual genre are nonfiction. I’m very interested in random nonfiction that catches my eye once in a while. For example, Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond is freaking fascinating! Also The Three Pound Enigma is about the major mysteries of the brain and some of the semi-recent breakthroughs into understanding them. Nonfiction can be pretty fantastic sometimes :D.

So, as can be see by that little 1 up in the title, I’m new to FFF, and would love to follow all you wonderful people! Please comment with links!

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings -A


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  1. Amanda @ Letters Inside Out says:

    Thanks for following! I just returned the favor.

    I love to read nonfiction.
    The Three Pound Enigma sounds fascinating! Going to have to check it out :)

    • Thanks so much :D Yey more nonfiction lovers! I think neuroscience is so fascinating to read :D I thought about studying it professionally, but realized med school would be a lot of work, haha!

  2. Hey Anya thanks for following . I’ll follow you back. You like fantasy? Do you like Dwarfs? Check it

    Jackies Bookbytes

  3. I read almost everything too! Though I’d agree that nonfiction I do the least. Haven’t read either of your choices. Thanks for the follow! I followed back via RSS and twitter. Always happy to find another person who dislikes love triangles. Did you see I even have a love triangle scale for my reviews? I take them very seriously!

    • Dude, you’re whole blog is based on a dislike of love triangles, you just rock! <3 (but not in a love triangle-y way ;-)). Thanks for the follow :D

  4. Liana Chau (@that_bookaholic) says:

    Thanks for the follow! I’m following back! (:

  5. It’s nice to find another fantasy/sci-fi fan here! I completely agree, that dragon rocks!
    I don’t read much nonfiction, but once in a while I would find something interesting :)
    Thanks for the follow at my blog earlier, I followed you back!

    • Thanks so much! I agree, I have a hard time finding other sci-fi/fantasy blogs sometimes, so I’m so pumped to have found you! FFF rocks xD

  6. I have no idea how you could read non-fiction I can’t even get through a textbook lol xD Anyway I just wanted to say that I LOVE the dragon you got going on in the header! xD It’s way too cool, thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    • Haha! Usually nonfiction is written much more compelling-ly than textbooks ;-) And if it’s not interesting I just walk away, try doing that with a textbook you have to read for class *grumble grumble*

      Thanks for stopping by! *pets dragon* I’m pretty stoked about the dragon, her name is Midnyght :D She doesn’t bite ;-)

  7. Hey you dropped by my blog yesterday :) We do like alot of the same types of books..see you picked up Daughter of Smoke and Bone..looking forward to your review of that. I followed back through twitter, e-mail and wordpress :)

    • Thanks for stopping by! I didn’t realize Daughter of Smoke and Bone was set in the real world (mostly?) but it’s fun so far :D

  8. Haha. I used to read nothing but textbooks! Now I don’t know what to do with myself…

    My grandpa has been banging on about ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ for forever and now I just don’t see myself actually reading it. Probably because he’s told me the whole book already.

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m returning the follow. (Better late than never!)

    • I get into that situation whenever I get ahead in work. I’m a grad student so there is pretty much always another research paper I could read, but it’s nice to have a blog as an excuse to read fiction too :D

      Haha, if you know the whole book, then you probably don’t need to read it ;-). I just think it has some really important ideas for people to realize that the state of today’s economy isn’t necessarily the fault of the people who live in various countries. That seems to be something that people fall into thinking a lot by accident….

      Thanks for the follow :D I love your blog!

  9. Nickie Anderson says:

    It’s like you read my mind! ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ was a fantastic book. I’m going to have to check out ‘The Three Pound Enigma’ — I’m tutoring Anatomy this semester, so I’ve been reading a lot about the brain already.

    Followed you via feedburner and Goodreads :)

    • Yey! Be warned, I read The Three Pound Enigma waaaay back in high school before I knew much of anything about neurology, so I might not have been as critical as I should have been, but it was still super interesting :D Thanks for the follow!

  10. Hiya! Loving the new blog! It’s gorgeous!
    New follower here, yay!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF’S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen
    Have a great week! =D

  11. I rarely read non fiction. When I do it’s usually for research for school.

    Thanks for following me! I’ll gladly return the favour :)

    • I definitely haven’t lately since school and research have been frying my brain, but when I found myself with less school reading I was more drawn to learning fun things on my own xD Now I just want to run away screaming, ahahah!

  12. Thanks for the follow and returned the favor.

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