July 5, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #104

The Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read where we answer a book related question and follow links to visit other blogs and read their answers too. It's been a while since I participated but I really liked the questions this week.

Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? 

Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

I enjoy poetry and have a few anthologies of my favourites, but I've never been particularly fond of novels in verse. I tend to lose interest after the first few chapters. 

I picked up Love and Leftovers based on the cover:

Love and Leftovers

And I loved it. The story had the right combination of  heart break and dreamy boys. But ultimately it was the language and the authors way with words that hooked me.

Have you read it?


  1. Oh! Why didn't I think of that? I usually steer clear of verse, but this one was the first (and only) verse novel I read and I loved it too! Sigh. I fail.
    I love your blog, not sure how I never found you before but I'm now following :)
    My Friday Hops

  2. I have not read that! I'd have to go with Jessi. I don't normally read Verse even though I like it, I don't think it could hold my interest that well. But I'm seeing so many good reviews I might have to try it! Great FF! New follower! Stop by My F&F ?

  3. I love novels in verse! This book looks so good! I really need to read it soon. Glad you enjoyed it!

    New follower :)

    My FF:

  4. I haven't ever read in verse, wondered if I would love or hate it.


  5. Hopping through. I've never been a fan of novels in verse either, but I am curious about this one. I should get it.
    My Hop

  6. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I haven't read a novel in verse as yet.. It sounds interesting!

    My FF - http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/feature-follow-friday-6th-july.html

  7. I can't say that Ive ever read a book in verse. Maybe I'll have to look into it.

    New follower

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  8. I don't think I've read any novels in verse, but it sure sounds interesting.

    New GFC follower.

    If you want to know my answer to this week's question, please stop by my FF #2 and find out.

    have a great weekend!

  9. Just hopping by, Happy Friday!


  10. New follower!

    Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of novels in verse, but I'll have to look at that one :)


  11. Oh I haven't read this one but heard great things about it!

    here is mine

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  13. Ack! Trying for more brain power with this comment. I've never heard of this book, but the cover is reminiscent of those of Simone Elkeles' books. I'm now following you via GFC and would love for you to visit me whenever you get a moment..... http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow-friday.html

    The Scarf Princess

  14. I can't stand to read books in verse... but this book looks interesting, I may have to give it a try!

    New follower via GFC.

    Please stop by my blog, Ensconced in YA!

  15. I love books in verse! In fact Ellen Hopkins is what started me reading!! Great choice!! New follower!

    Elle@ http://lovebigreadbig.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow-5.html