Feature and Follow #26 – one single book for all?

Posted 28 December, 2012 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Feature and Follow, Memes / 0 Comments

Feature and FollowYAY it’s Friday!

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

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 meet more new bloggers!


What sets this Hop apart from others, is that our hosts feature two blogs. Every week they will each showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow both their featured as well as our lovely hosts as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. I prefer being followed via Linky, Google+ or if you’d like my facebook page. If you prefer e-mail or RSS, that’s good as well 🙂

As you can imagine, this is a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers better, as well as a way to find new blogs, and be seen by more people yourself.

Now on to this week’s question:

What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book?

This is actually not an easy question. I can’t say there’s a single book that I think everyone should read. Of course, there are books that have touched me deeply, and that I think could do the same for others as well. If I have to choose one single book, I think I’ll go with Adam Bede by George Eliot. It is set in the country-side in England in the late 18th century, and the insight to human condition is amazing.

What about you? What book would you like all of us to read?

Thanks for stopping by this week – even if my blog has been very quiet. Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend. Also, I hope that 2013 will bring you joy, happiness and only good things!

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Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
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Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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0 responses to “Feature and Follow #26 – one single book for all?

    • I’m getting to hear about new to me books today as well 🙂 it’s one of those Fridays 😀

      thanks for stopping by Jessica! Have a wonderful weekend.

  1. annettesbookspot

    Interesting choice. I’ve never read Adam Bede, but I’ll have to add it to the list. Happy New Year!

    • I’ve always liked the more obscure classics, hopefully, you’ll like it as well. Thanks for stopping by Annette! Happy New Year to you, too.

  2. It is definitely not an easy question– I really struggled with this one! I haven’t read Adam Bede, but will definitely look it up. Love your blog, especially all the purple. New follower via RSS. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. I have thought for years that I should read some George Eliot and never have taken the time. Thanks for this recommendation. And Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now a Google follower.

    • Ooh I can’t wait to see what you think about it! Normally, all the George Eliot books should be for free in their kindle version at amazon and on gutenberg.

  4. Old follower. Hope you are able to get to read the book before the movie comes out. Haven’t hear of this book and will definitely need to check it out. Thank you so much so continuing to follow!

    • I am sure I’ll get to The Host before the movie is out… if not, I’ll just have to stay away from the movie theaters for a while 🙂

  5. New Linky Follower…I would like everyone to read THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate Morton. Actually – I would recommend any Kate Morton book. 🙂

    Silver’s Reviews
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    • LOL yay for seeming to be grad-student smart 😛

      Sorry your post was stuck in my spam – I only noticed it today. I hope you’ve had a good week, and that 2013 has started out excellent!

  6. Thanks for the follow! I am now following you in email, and at GR, and liked your FB page lol

    I’ve heard of Adam Bede, but had never read it. I love the classics. I read Silas Marner, but a long time ago. I am very fond of Thomas Hardy, especially The Return of the Native.

    Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • I actually haven’t read Silas Marner, nor Middlemarch yet, and I discovered Adam Bede in class 🙂 I have all of George Eliot’s books on my kindle now – I only need more time so I can read it all!

  7. This is a tough question this week. I’ve not heard of Adam Bede-I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by my FF this week. Old follower 🙂
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  8. It sounds like the just the type of book I’m in the mood for. Anything that’s deep, and human nature is like a massive onion/spiderweb, if I can call it that. Very intricate and convoluted, and something that everyone can relate to. Those types of books are worth reading: so like you’ve added The Shadow of the Wind to your TBR, I’ve added Adam Bede 😀 I might want to look up a summary first, haha 🙂
    Thanks so much for stopping by Pages!

    • I agree, sometimes I really need to read something deep, about human condition, and that might even make me change the way I’m thinking.
      Other times, I’m perfectly happy with fluff, though 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    • LOL, I picked this book, but I’m not so sure it’s a book everyone will like 😀 *will stalk Goodreads to see if Littleread adds it* 😛

  9. I understand what you mean about there not being one book that everyone should read. I just chose the one I’m currently obsessed with, but I know everyone isn’t going to love it like I do.

    I’ve never read George Elliot. I know it’s a shame. I do have Middlemarch on my TBR list, though. I’ll have to look at adding this one as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  10. Hi Lexxie..
    Thanks for stopping by and following, and also for letting me know that i forgot to post the question and answer on my page…lol
    Here I thought i was suppose to post it to each blog i hop..heehee
    Just a newbie here but will get the hang of things…thanks again 🙂

    “Have a Wonderful Holiday to you and yours! “

  11. Hi . . thanks for saying hello to me 🙂 . .I am returning the favour!! Following you back xx
    Not a George Eliot fan I am afraid but this week has been really interesting to see everyone’s choices . . . . .
    Kirsty @ All in One Place

  12. I don’t think I have read that book 🙂 but it sounds great. Thank you for stopping by 😀 old follower on Linky now added you on G+

  13. I haven’t heard about that book before, but I’ll definitely check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF! 🙂
    Following you via email and G+!

  14. I have never heard of that book. Thanks for stopping by my FF and following. I’m following you back via Google +

    Have a great weekend!

  15. I haven’t hear of the author or the book, but I’ll definitely check it out, I do love to read a historical from time to time.
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

    New RSS Follower!

    • That’s OK, I am actually sure there isn’t such a thing as one book for everyone… we could all read the same book, but we wouldn’t all think the same thing about it.

  16. Excellent choice. I’ve never read Adam Bede, but I was looking at a copy in a secondhand bookstore the other day. Maybe I should have bought it …

    • And the author is from the 19th century herself, so what she was writing about isn’t that far in the past.
      Thanks for stopping by, Happy New Year to you, too.

    • Thanks for stopping by Lisa 🙂 I think that sometimes, even reading I book I end up not liking can be OK, because it could still challenge me on different levels.

  17. This is a new one for me! Thanks for spotlighting it, I’ll have to check it out 🙂

    Sorry I’m so late in visiting – the Holidays did a number on my blogging time this year…I’m still catching up!

    Happy New Year Lexxie – All the best for 2013 ♥
    (old follower)

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