Friday, November 12, 2010

Follow Friday - Emily from The Many Thoughts of a Reader

TGIF readers! Does it feel like it should be Saturday for anyone else? No? Just Me? ::sigh::

You may or may not know this, but I am a self-professed Book Worm. I love to read. And I'm pretty open to reading anything I can get my hands on {sorry, anything I can get my hands on that doesn't involve aliens...I have some standards.}

Enter this week's Featured Follow Friday Blogger, Emily from The Many Thoughts of a Reader. When I'm looking for new ideas for a book to sink my teeth in to I go here. Between her reviews and her Monthly Book Club discussions, you are sure to find something that you fancy.

So if you're re-reading Twilight for the 78th time {I mean, I'm not...well...errr...} or are just looking for something new, do yourself a favor and check out The Many Thoughts of a Reader.


Who are you (name/blog/things we should know)?

I am Emily, mainly known as pinkflipflops in the blog world. My blog is The Many Thoughts of a Reader. I have been blogging publicly since late 2008/early 2009. Before that I had and still do (shhh) a private livejournal account where I have been sharing stuff with the same group of ladies that I have known online since I was 14. Pretty crazy. I am married to a pretty great guy who puts up with my reading and my blogging and he will make me dinner whenever I want. I love Ohio State football, wine, boating and reading a good book. Oh and enjoying summer sunsets on Lake Michigan.

What got you started blogging and what do you blog about?

I started my public blog because I love to read and wanted to start sharing with others about it and because the blogging world looked pretty cool. ;) I had started reading a bunch of blogs around then, mainly ones I found from reading the blogs on’s site. I blog mainly about books, but I also blog about recipes, things related to books and reading, football and just random stuff. Hence, why my blog is titled Many Thoughts of a Reader.

If you were another person would you be friends with you?

Probably. I am pretty blunt and don’t tend to sugarcoat things so I guess if other people can handle not having smoke blown up their butts all the time, they would want to be friends with me. I also share wine.

Do you have any favorite authors/books that you can't get enough of?

I was on a James Patterson kick (Alex Cross series and Women’s Murder Club series) for the longest time because his books are so quick to read and are crime/police related but then they all started to seem the same. I also enjoy Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, they are HILARIOUS! My all-time favorite book would be Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I love re-reading it, I love watching the different movies and I love watching it as a play!

You've read a TON of books in 2010 ~ what has been your favorite? Your least favorite?

Some of my favorite books that I have read this year: The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Steig Larsson’s series about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, The Last Child by John Hart, The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Cabot, Loving Frank by Nancy Horan and I have most recently gotten into Tess Gerritsen’s books which the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles is based off.

Least favorites: The Sister Pact – Cami Checketts (so lame and laughable). Fly Away Home – Jennifer Weiner (I really wanted to like it and it had potential it just fell flat) Forget You – Jennifer Echols (seriously one of the worst books I’ve ever forced myself to finish)

If you could be any literary character who would it be and why?

Hmm.. probably Jo from Little Women. She is independent, strong-willed and fiercely loyal. All qualities I like in myself. On a less literary note, I would also kill to be a kick ass detective like Jane Rizzoli or Lindsey Boxer!

Other than Taking It One Step at a Time, what are some of your favorite blogs?

Oh boy, I read so many but some of my faves are:
- Lisa has an all around blog with dating mishaps, pictures of her adorable nephews, updates on her marathon training and some really neat book reviews - Amber is a freelance writer who always has interesting topics and is also training for a marathon
/ - Blair is just an amazing writer and I really enjoy her honesty
Kelly is a Kindergarten teacher in Boston who always has yummy food posts or beautiful Cape Cod photos
Julie has super cute book related crafts, interesting reviews and is just a sweet girl
Dead White Guys is hilarious! She reviews classics and her voting system is out of your mom hilarious!

Seriously, I read a ton of blogs so just check out my massive blogroll!


Don't forget, I'm looking for more Featured Follow Friday Bloggers so please comment here with your blog info if you would like to be included in the fun!