Follow Friday (5) and Weekly Recap

It’s Follow Friday! Hosted by the always amazing Parajunkee’s View, this is a chance to meet new blogger friends and grow our networks.

This week’s question is “What is your favorite romance hero-type? Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?”

I have to say that in literature I am very drawn to the macho type, though in real life I’m definitely more of a strong and silent kinda gal. If you knew my husband you would be nodding emphatically right now. Guys like the suave, single dad pack leader Adam Hauptman in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series or the rugged, red-headed Highlander Jamie Fraser in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series are more my style when reading. It’s the perfect fantasy. If I’m already in a make believe world of shifters or time travel, you may as well include a guy who is devastatingly attractive, handy with his fists, and so in love with you that he would do anything to protect your honor/well-being. Ahem. *fans self*

Be sure to check out this week’s featured blogger Ruby’s Reads and the rest of the participants!

I’m trying something new this week. If you’re a first time visitor, or just didn’t get the chance to stop by this week, here’s what you missed:

Silly Sunday – The Great Chicago Blizzard!
Watch some crazy clips of the storm that blew through my city last week.

Writing Wednesday – To Review or Not To Review?
I weigh in on the debate over whether aspiring authors should be writing negative reviews.

The Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn
4/5 stars
YA Historical Fiction Challenge
The Ultimate Reviewer’s Challenge

Wonderland by Joanna Nadin
5/5 stars
The Ultimate Reviewer’s Challenge
I Heart Banned Books ARC Tour

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
4/5 stars
YA Series Challenge
The Ultimate Reviewer’s Challenge