Blogger vs. IntenseDebate vs. Disqus: What commenting platform do you use?

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Who do you use for your commenting platform on your blog? Do you like them? Do you have issues?

How about as a follower who leaves comments on blogs...Do you have a preference of one commenting platform over another?

I started off with just using Blogger. It is super easy for followers to use, but it doesn't let me contact them (unless they leave that info) and they don't see my replies unless they come back and check each post they left a comment on. Who has time to do that??? This frustrates me to no end since I want to be able to communicate with followers and sometimes I actually needed to contact someone and couldn't find a way to do so. I also really hate the whole captcha thing. I don't like having to do it when I leave a comment either, but you can get a ton of spam if you don't.

In April of last year I switched to Disqus. Let me just tell you, I LOVED using them! Using that platform was so easy for me and it was great how well I could keep track of comments. I also loved that it took care of spam for me. There was no captcha. Yay! I could also contact who I needed to and find their blogs super easily. There was one BIG drawback though. Internet Explorer users couldn't use Disqus unless they changed their settings and then sometimes they couldn't see it at all. Obviously this defeats the purpose of using a commenting platform. I just didn't find anything that I really liked better and I didn't really want to go back to using Blogger's system, so I stuck with them for a while and kept my ears and eyes open for a different commenting system.

Let me just input here...Why is a commenting platform that is simple and easy to use for bloggers and followers alike so difficult to have on Blogger??? I mean the follower doesn't need a ton of options, only a few things, like a field for their name, their website (if they have one) and their email. Wordpress seems to have unlimited options in this regard. Anyway, moving on...

Then in late January of this year I ran across IntenseDebate and had a discussion with a blogger I follow who was going to be switching from Disqus and was thinking about going to IntenseDebate. She had the same issues with Disqus that I had. Such a bummer! I made the switch and was happy that it seemed to work and not cause the same issues Disqus did. That happiness was short lived though. In the first month I started seeing some issues where Intense Debate just wouldn't load at all. I even re-installed it a few times, sometimes deleting old comments, but it still continued to have issues. I did this again last night and then checked my posts this morning that were scheduled. None of them loaded with IntenseDebate. Ugh!

I decided that IntenseDebate just wasn't going to work for me. The bummer is that I'll lose a lot of comments when I switch, but switching now is better than later, right? I decided I'd go check out Disqus again to see if anything had changed and guess what? Lo and behold Disqus now has some coding you can change so that IE users shouldn't have any issues. *happy dance* I already loved using them before and I seriously am so happy that they fixed the issue (hopefully it really is fixed).

So, this morning I switched back to Disqus. Phew! The nice thing with Disqus is that even if I switch to Wordpress or a self-hosted site later, Disqus can just come with me. The journey to find a commenting platform that I liked and worked for everyone was kind of exhausting and frustrating. I have missed using Disqus and am happy to be using them again! I'm crossing my fingers that I won't have to deal with issues and changing what I use again!

For those of you that have been debating on switching, I hope I gave you some things to think about. If I had realized that IntenseDebate was going to be so touch and go I would have never switched. I hope that I've maybe saved you some frustration. :)

What do you think? Do you have a preference? Is the newer version of Disqus working for you (especially if you use Internet Explorer)?



3,297 comments

  1. I know what you mean. I haven't read it, but I need to. Just so I know. I'm not really looking forward to it though since I haven't heard very good things about it.

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  2. It does. I didn't get a review copy, but it's on my tbr. :)

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  3. I love the cover and the whole plot idea. I love all things Beauty and the Beast. I'll let you know what I think. :)

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  4. Lots of giveaways. It's going to be a huge party, which definitely fits the occasion. :) A Creature of Moonlight is really good, so definitely check out my review.

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  5. I cannot wait for your Cruel Beauty review. I have seen so many reviews on this one and they are all over the place. I LOVE the cover though!

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  6. SOOOO many great books! I cannot wait for Gods and Monsters, Fragments, City of Heavenly Fire...man, all of them! All but Allegiant....sorry....

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  7. Looks like a good week coming up, and wow lots of giveaways in Feb. A Creature of Moonlight caught my eye, nice cover but the blurb and Goodreads info sounds good too. Will check your review of that one. Have a great week!

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  8. Awesome! I need to get on it already! I'll be reading Cress as soon as my copy arrives, so that will be one down. :)

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  9. I've had the book since it was released and I just need to read it. I loved the first book, although I did skim through the red carpet media talk. I'll have to look up your review.

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  10. That is pretty awesome, Jen! There are a lot of great series right now...although really I guess there always are. :)

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  11. I think so too! It was one of my WOWs last year and the cover was one thing that drew me in. It is about fairies, so I think the cover fits.

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  12. Good luck with this challenge. I am doing this one too!

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  13. Aiysha Wahid3/31/14, 11:58 AM

    Hey! Lovely collection you have there - I feel like reading them all too! Especially 'City of Heavenly Fire' - I have the date marked in my calender :) I have read 'Natural Born Angel' as I thoroughly enjoyed 'Immortal City' I did do a spoiler-free review so I won't give anything away! :)

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  14. All That Glows is so pretty!

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  15. I'm in the middle of a lot of those series too! I'm feeling pleased that I've already finished two series in 2014 - Under the Never Sky, Everneath - and that I'll have finished the Shatter Me trilogy in a week or so. It makes me feel like I'm making progress!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  16. Thanks, Pamela! It is a fun cover, isn't it?! :)

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  17. Great haul! I love the cover to Once Upon a Masquerade.

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  18. Yes, me too! I also don't want the same cookie-cutter hero in every story. It's nice to have one that is much more reserved and sweet, but strong when he needs to be. :)

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  19. This sounds like a great book. I love it when the main character has a few flaws and isn't perfect.

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  20. I do try to keep them spoiler free. I don't like others ruining a book for me, so I try to do the same for others. :) I'll be over.

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  21. Ooh, I'm definitely interested in Cruel Beauty, so I'd love to read a spoiler free review. (As I've discovered your reviews are - at least for the few that I've looked at for books that I've either read or want to read.) My Sunday Post can be found here:
    http://pagesofstarlight.blogspot.com/2014/01/sunday-post-jan-26-14.html

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  22. Thanks for having me, Giselle! :D

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  23. You're very welcome! This sounds like such a fabulous book, which is why I signed up to promote it through this tour. :)

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  24. Thanks for being on the tour, Tressa! :)

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  25. Thanks so much for hosting me today! Happy Monday :)

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  26. We definitely can't forget him!! ;)

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  27. Couldn't resist! Love how Thai Food is spicy and so favorable! I'll be over...

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  28. Cindi Clubbs3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    Lol, yes, that is too true Tressa! And Prince Charming is the reward too!

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  29. Oh, I'm really looking forward to reading it too! I'm going to be on the tour for it as well, so that should be fun!

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  30. Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. They are all dangerous. Of course that makes the safe and happy moments sweeter. ;)

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  32. Fairy Tales are full of evil Stepmothers and other nasties. Not sure I would like to live in any. Maybe Cinderella, that has HEA after all.

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  33. I picked up Simple Thai Food last week too :) I love the cover of Watermelon Summer. Enjoy your haul! My STS

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  34. Great haul, so many good books! I'm excited to check out 16 Things, I love road trip books. My Last Kiss sounds really interesting, I'm definitely intrigued. Hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS (:

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  35. tori whitaker3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    thanks for sharnig

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  36. Cindi Clubbs3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    I'm not sure what fairytale land I would like to live in. They all are very dangerous, lol. One without witches would be my preference! Maybe Snow White and the Seven Dwarves only while she's living happily in the forest:))

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  37. I got 16 Things I Thought Were a True as well and I'm SO EXCITED. No exaggeration. It's one of my most anticipated reads of the year! Hope you enjoy all these ahmayzing books!

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  38. Reviews ByMolly3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    AWESOME! Some of these are going on my wishlist.....Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STSNew blog follower too....would love a follow back.

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  39. Why, thank you! :) I always follow back, so I'll be over to do that and to check out your stack.

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  40. That is one great haul you have! I hope you enjoy all of your books! * a new follower *

    Check our STS of this week.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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  41. Lol! Love the batman! ;) I know! I seriously have a problem. I'm planning on reading like three books this weekend. We'll see if I make it. I keep getting interrupted.

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  42. I'm hoping I enjoy it too. I try to support different types of books and authors, but of course I have to like their books. :)

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  43. Mmm. Yes. Pad Thai is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. I love Thai Food!!! It is probably my favorite or ties with Mexian for the top. I couldn't resist requesting this. I just couldn't! I am planning on buying a copy for my shelves as I really like how it is organized. I already tried one recipe. I'll email you with details. :) Hmm. That is the thing. Not all books are worth reading. I hope it is worth it. You'll have to let me know if Fire & Flood turns out (not details, just you know if I should hang in there too).

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  45. Yes! Me too! We watched an ice skating exhibition a week ago that started getting me in the mood. :)

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  46. I am so glad you liked it as well. I am even more excited about the Olympics now!!!!!

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  47. Holy cow that's a lot of books batman ;)

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  48. I read Adrenaline Rush as a part of blog tour and it was actually pretty awesome! I hop you enjoy it as well

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  49. Sarah Flood Held3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    Great haul! I am curious about that Thai cookbook too. I love Pad Thai! You have several great looking books there. Happy Reading!

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  50. I saw Simple Thai Food on another blog and I'm SO hungry!! Send me a recipe :)
    Reading Fire & Flood now and not blown away but my blogger friend Kristin promises me an amazing twist so I'm hanging on....
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  51. Thanks! I'll come check yours out.

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  52. Celeste_pewter3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    Enjoy all of your books this week! :)

    My StS

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  53. It's terrible I know. The hard thing is that there are so many books that I really want to read and how do you say, I'll pass on that one or this one even though you really want to read it and you don't get approved for everything? You know?

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  54. I've heard great things about Scintillate, so that's why I requested it. Hopefully I'll like it too! :) Edelweiss took a while before they started approving me for things and I only get approval for certain publishers, so they're still hit and miss most of the time.

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  55. It is so true! I still need to finish the Storm Glass series, along with a bunch of others. I heard she is writing another book in the Study series and I'm really looking forward to reading it!

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  56. Grace Fonseca3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    Nice haul of books this week. I have an addiction to EW and NG as well.


    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  57. So many great deals! I should really get Storm Glass, I loved both the Healer series and the Study series and at basically one dollar, it would probably cost me more to drive to the library to get it! :) ~Pam

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  58. So many books! I just finished Scintillate yesterday and I really enjoyed it. And The Immortal Crown! I really want to read that one, but I just cannot get approved by Edelweiss for some reason (although I've had great luck with NetGalley). Oh well! Have fun reading! ~Pam

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  59. I hope you really enjoy it when you do pick it up. I really liked it!

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  60. I may not have added it to my review page yet. I got a little behind with a few things at the end of last year and I've been slowly updating things. Love your blog, btw!

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  61. Yes! Excellent point. Considering how close those Olympics are, it'd be fun to read a novel like this. Thanks for the review link, too! I must have missed seeing it on your blog. :)

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  62. This sounds like such a fun book! I added it to my TBR and cannot wwait till I get a chance to pick it up (or maybe skip to it cause it sounds so cute!)

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  63. I have emailed with her a little and she is really great! You really don't even notice that there isn't any content. It just doesn't need to be included and the story just felt natural. Besides that it was just my kind of book and I loved the characters and story!!! She's got two coming out this year and I am super excited about! Thanks for all the comments, Rissi!

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  64. I just decided the series isn't for me, but I hope you enjoy it!

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  65. It is fun to see what others think. This was better than I thought it would be and I'm so glad that I joined the tour! I'll be over...

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  66. It was really good and, yes, also cute. :) It actually surprised me with how well-written it was and how much I loved the characters! I would definitely recommend it to you since you already love figure skating. I love the Olympics and with them coming up, this was the perfect book! My review for Being Sloan Jacobs is here. :)

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  67. It was really good. It's definitely an Austen-like novel. Although, this one is obviously not written with the same language style and it has an exciting beginning. I really loved it!

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  68. Hi!!!

    I am up for today as well! At this blogtour! So fun to read what someone else thought of it! I really enjoyed this book too! Great review, if you are curious about what I thought of this book read my review here: http://icequeensbookshelf.blogspot.nl/2014/01/book-tour-review-giveaway-podium-finish.html



    Love
    Irene @ Ice Queen's Bookshelf

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  69. YES! This is a YA novel that's actually clean...? That's awesome. As you say that's SO rare and this one sounds cute so perhaps I can add Kasie to my list of "wholesome" teen/YA writers. :)

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  70. I have the third book in the series and haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks goodness its release date is a couple months away! ;)

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  71. Ooo! This one sounds really cute, Tressa. Thanks for reviewing it. I'd be curious to know what you think of 'Being Sloane Jacobs' as well since that's one I have looked at because of its subject matter - I used to LOVE watching figure skating on TV and since it's a rare topic in books, I thought it might be interesting. :)

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  72. You're very welcome! :) Can't wait to read it!

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  73. Jordan McCollum3/31/14, 11:59 AM

    Thank you, Tressa!!

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  74. I didn't really think about that, but you're right. She had to have figured out some way for that to work. Maybe a dome or special gills? Guess we won't know unless we read it. :)

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  75. I wonder how they're able to survive underwater seeing as they're from the land. It would be interesting to see how the author explains it.

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  76. I'm not anywhere close to that adventurous!!! I'm glad you liked it. I just thought it was a fun and really enjoyable MG book. It's definitely one I'll be getting for my kids. They would really enjoy it!

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  77. Wasn't it?! I really was cracking up and getting grossed out at the same time when I was reading it. Lol! I love the sarcasm that comes through. He has a great writing voice too.


    It is a series, but I've only read this one and was fine. It did refer to the first book, but just once in a while and it wasn't in a way that confused me. I thought it was a great MG book!

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  78. Yes. I would totally gag over all of these, but especially the buffalo paste! It's a great list though, isn't it?!


    At least this one isn't Fantasy. She didn't like Percy Jackson??? That is the first I have heard of someone not liking it. Good thing those aren't the only books out there. :)

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  79. It was! I definitely recommend it! I haven't seen any buzz for it, so I'm hoping to start some. Yes. Her name is great!

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  80. It was great! Definitely a fun read and sometimes I just really need those and the romance was there, but wasn't the focus. Tin Star was good, but could have been better and without the content.

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  81. It is rather a let down isn't it?! I try not to have expectations, but that's pretty hard to do sometimes and of course I am always hoping that a book will be really good.

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  82. I still haven't read Allegiant yet, because I'm afraid it's going to ruin the series for me. So, definitely a plus to have a good ending. :)

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  83. I'm so glad you liked this book! I really enjoyed reading it too. I haven't had the chance to read the first one yet, but I hope to.

    I can't believe some of the things that the author has eaten! Gag. I'm definitely not that adventurous!

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  84. I totally understand the "gross" out factor. That was a FANTASTIC post! Is this a series??? Or can they be read in any order? Thanks!! That was awesome

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  85. Eww to #10, Buffalo Paste. I can totally relate to the tiny hair thing. My relatives enjoy eating dishes that contain tiny hair. I always avoid those dishes. I don't care if they eat it, it isn't for me unless I'm starving. The rest of the other dishes up there are interesting, but not for me either! I am not that adventurous with food.


    As for the book, it is good to hear that Samantha acts her age. That can usually make or break a book. I would recommend to my niece who is in middle grade right now but she told me she doesn't like fantasy because they don't make any sense to her. I am quite sure she doesn't know who Queen Boudica is, not that Queen Boudica is a fictional character, but the not knowing will confuse her. She doesn't know Greek mythology and because of that, she didn't enjoy Percy Jackson.

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  86. Buzz Kills sounds fun. BTW, I love the author's name. Fantaskey is so fun to say! :)

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  87. I know what you mean about having high expectations for books and then feeling a bit disappointed with the book. I have had this happen to me too.

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  88. I haven't read either of these books. Yea for a fantastic end to a series though!

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  89. Buzz Kill sounds great. Still not quite sure about the first one, but they were both great reviews!

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  90. Gayle Forman (Just One Year) is a very unique author. She really has her own style and voice and is pretty...hmm, what's the word...in your face sometimes...maybe just honest. It's really honest. She lets her characters work through things and make mistakes and struggle. There is always at least one place in her books that really touch me in some way and her characters are really great. The downer is that she also always has content.

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  91. It's bad for your time and pocket book, but good to know who you might like. :) Plus books and especially series, can be an investment, so I think it's good to know which ones you might want to avoid.

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  92. So the first one I probably will never pick up....But the second sounds great. I love how honest you are it helps me weed out what I want to read :)...hehe! Plus you always introduce me to new authors I haven't even heard of or books I haven't even seen around. I don't quite know if that is a good thing or not, but I love it anyway. :)

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  93. I have seen "These Broken Stars" around but it only got 3.5 from you, so I don't quite know...hehe! great reviews though. I don't think I have even heard of the "Just One Year" series. Thanks for the great reviews

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  94. Doesn't it?! I got the first one while it was free for my Kindle too, even though I have a review copy. That way I can always read it after I've taken it off.

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  95. This series looks so good. I have the first book on my Kindle waiting for me. :)

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  96. Rose Milligan3/31/14, 12:00 PM

    I haven't read any from this series, but I do have the first book on my Kindle. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  97. It's going to be AWESOME! I have about 7 participating authors whose books I love. Definitely will be a great month!

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  98. Yea for getting ready to celebrate your blogoversary! That is fantastic! :)

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  99. Lol! Definitely! Oh, and Witch Song is FREE for Kindle right now!

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  100. I haven't read any of these yet.


    Does HARRY POTTER count?

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  101. Me too and yes they are! :)

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  102. Wow these covers are gorgeous and I LOVE witch books. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  103. tori whitaker3/31/14, 12:00 PM

    thanks for sharing,

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  104. I had a great roommate my second year in college and we remain friends today :)

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  105. I'll be reading that for its tour. ;) I'm looking forward to it, especially now that I know you loved it! I'm reading Sarah M. Eden's newest right now, As You Are. Love it so far. Of course I love all of hers too.


    I'm sure your family is really grateful to me. ;)

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  106. I love books that are full of culture. I'm so glad you loved it!

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  107. I'm planning on posting reviews for all of them. I just ran out of time to get them all up. Hopefully soon. :)

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  108. The author, Amber, was super gracious in letting every blog offer the ebook and then she has the great tour-wide giveaway too. Thanks for stopping by, Tori!

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  109. I loved this book. It was just so interesting!

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  110. My favorite thing this week, was Warriors Moon. I just loved it! Love it. I have loved almost everything about starting this fun adventure, and it is all thanks to you!!!

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  111. Great review. I am curious to know more about these books!

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  112. tori whitaker3/31/14, 12:00 PM

    thanks for the giveaway

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  113. That's me too. I liked Witch Song better, which I'll be posting a review for soon, but this one was still good.

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  114. So nice of you to stop by, Amber! Glad you found something to get. :) I seem to always be buying more ebooks than I could possibly read, but those are good ones. :) I just LOVE the covers for this series, so whoever you used did a fabulous job!

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  115. Amber L Argyle3/31/14, 12:00 PM

    Glad you enjoyed it, and I love your "Amazon Deals" widget. Totally snagged Under the Never Sky and Starters!

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  116. It does sound really good and I love that it is not your usual Contemporary YA. I'm hoping I'll end up really enjoying it!

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  117. Great review, Tressa this sounds like a very interesting take on witches. I'm a suck for witch books and have had my eye on this one for a while!

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  118. It wasn't perfect, but it was definitely still enjoyable. :) I hope you end up liking it!

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  119. Say What You Will was on my Top Ten yesterday, it sounds so good! Great pick! ~Pam

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  120. I'm planning on reading this one and I loved Mortal Instruments so that's a plus. And I love snarky banter and Carter sounds great. Looking forward to it! ~Pam

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  121. Penelope's friend and Carter made this a better read for me. I just love when the dialogue is fun in parts. ;)

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  122. It was! Lots of snark, humor, and action.

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  123. This sounds like a fun book. I will have to check this one out!

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  124. That is crazy and definitely awkward! 0.0

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  125. Cindi Clubbs3/31/14, 12:00 PM

    That's a great question! I have done a lot of immature things when I was growing up but I typically don't cater to men. I did hang out with my boyfriend and the woman that he dumped for me. That was three years ago and really uncomfortable. My boyfriend likes to stay in touch with his exes. I put an end to that after this incident which didn't end well.

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  126. There are so many great books (hopefully great) coming out! I'm surprised I caught one you hadn't seen. Usually I look at your posts to see what I've missed, so I'm glad to return the favor. ;)


    It does look a little like Rainbow Rowell's. I'm sure it will have some heartbreak in it, but I'm hoping for a cute read. :)

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  127. Rhonda Lomazow3/31/14, 12:00 PM

    Moved cross country for love.

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  128. Just when I think I'm up to date on all the spring titles, I find out about a new one. Love the cover of Say What You Will -- looks a little like a Rainbow Rowell cover -- and the synopsis sounds really interesting!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  129. I think, really, the best thing is always to use professional help. :)

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  130. Loved Holy Ground. That one actually moved me. :) I would love to sing it in church, so I'm going to look at getting the music.

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  131. I LOVE this CD! I do love the same ones as you do. I think Holy Ground is by far my favorite...but Restless and Reason for the World are a close second and third :). I make my kids listen to every Sunday on the way to church :)!

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  132. Your hair story is too funny! I am scared to bleach my hair, because I would be afraid it would turn orange.

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  133. True, the guy is not what I pictured Preston like. I still like the cover, though.

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  134. Me too. I'm not sure that the guy on the cover looks like Preston to me, but I like the black and white with the colored title.

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  135. I think it's worth it. I hope it turned out!

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  136. Yay! I just finished reading Destiny. I really liked it. I'm excited to read this book too.

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  137. I moved across country for love.

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  138. I just finished scheduling mine. :) I'm curious to see if we loved the same ones.

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  139. It definitely takes two, but life would be awfully boring without risks.

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  140. It is beautiful and I love books enveloped in culture! I'm looking forward to reading your review!

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  141. It is definitely slower paced and more of a story about the heroine's internal hope and fight to rebuild her land, but it was good. :)

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  142. Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading them! :)

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  143. I love this post. I cannot wait for my review of Mercy River! I think I have put a permanent indent on the CD with some of the songs :)

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  144. I know I am going to repeat myself many times on your blog, but here it goes..hehehe! I LOVE the cover of this book! It is what made me sign up for the tour. Funny I know, but it is just beautiful!

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  145. Great review as always! I love the cover of this book. Sounds like a cute story!

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  146. You got so many fantastic books! Happy reading!

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  147. SenorSensible3/31/14, 12:01 PM

    I moved across the country for love at one point. It didn't work out in the end but at least I tried.

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  148. You always have great books in your stack too, Pam. So many books, so little time. ;)

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  149. Thanks, Cait. Hopefully I'll like it. :)

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  150. I'm hoping The Art of Lainey is a cute sweet read. I got disappointed by another book that I thought was going to be and wasn't, so I'm hoping this one won't let me down. :)

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  151. Yep. Couldn't resist! =D

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  152. It's hard to resist that green button on Edelweiss. I have a lot of reviews to post though and lots of reading. Good thing I enjoy that kind of thing. ;)


    I do like the Iliad, so hopefully I'll like Antigoddess. Thanks for visiting back, Jen!

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  153. I'm hoping I like it, but we'll see. :)

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  154. I haven't read any of hers yet, but I enjoy mythology, so hopefully I'll enjoy this. I'll be over.

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  155. It's a really cute book. Which book about the skaters did you read, and did you like it?

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  156. I'm hoping to get to Meant to Be sometime. I like her writing style. It's just a fun voice and I definitely need some of those. :) Thanks, Pam!

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  157. Lol! You must be really nice. :)

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  158. tori whitaker3/31/14, 12:01 PM

    i've had allot of roomie i guess u would say .. better yet it was more or less people who just came and stayed but never left until i had to make them.

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  159. It looks like a good book! I read one just the other day about a hockey skater and a figure skater! I look forward to reading it!

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  160. So many books you got. Rebel...I'm so jealous! Have fun reading! ~Pam

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  161. I enjoyed this book, it was definitely a cute, fun read. I actually liked Meant to Be more so hopefully you'll liked that one too! ~Pam

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  162. Antigoddess looks good! I've seen that around a bit lately...I'm curious, so I'll go check it out. ;) Happy reading! My StS!</a

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  163. I need to read Antigoddess soon! There's so many good books on The Art of Lainey so far, but I'll probably cave and grab a bunch of the other ones soon haha. The Half Life of Molly Pierce just sounds so interesting. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS at Bookmunchies (:

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  164. Awesome haul! I have been dying to read Antigoddess. This week it looks like every blogger went a little crazy with the clicking on Edelweiss (uncluding us LOL). Happy reading.
    My STS

    Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  165. I will probably be banned from the "reading" world for saying what I am about to say...but since I didn't like reading until I was an adult these books are just not my favorite. I was "forced" to read when I was younger, and everything I read during that time, I still cannot stand. It's sad, but true. Everyone I know loves these books, but I still cannot get myself to like them...

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  166. Oooooh! I bet it was super sweet! :)

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  167. It should be a fun week! It's not too crazy of a week, which I'm happy about because I want to get a lot of reading in! :)

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  168. Oh, I'm glad you did too! I was hoping it would help get the word out some more. :)

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  169. I've actually watched one movie rendition, so I know the basic story. I know the book is long, which is why I've put it off so long. I'm glad to have a reading buddy too!

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  170. I like that each book is spaced over two months, so plenty of time to get them all read. :)

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  171. You have an exciting week planned! :)

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  172. Oh I really need to read more Austen as well - so this is a great way for me to force myself to start! I'll be joining up soon! I'm so glad I came across your post!

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  173. The first romantic moment that pops into my head is my husband proposing to me. :)

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  174. I am so excited that you are going to read Mansfield Park with me! MP is the book I am least excited about (mainly because it is the book that I am least familiar with), so I am happy to have a reading buddy for it!

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  175. Good idea to do this challenge! I haven't read all the Jane Austen books, so maybe I'll join the challenge too. I could use a good dose of Austen. ;)

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  176. I have seven of these as eARCs already and one that should be coming in the mail soon, so I'm definitely ready to read them and am so excited!!! The hard part is which one first? There are a couple of these releasing this month, so at least I have it narrowed down to those. ;)


    I totally know what you mean about content. I look for the same thing in others' reviews, so thank you, Rissi!

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  177. Ooh! I can't believe I missed that! I need to go look it up. This was such a surprising read and I love it when books can do that - surprise me in a good way. Great writing and characters too!

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  178. Yes! It was so great! One of my favorite books from 2013!

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  179. TheBrokenShelf3/31/14, 12:01 PM

    I have the second one in the series pre-ordered! I can't wait!

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  180. TheBrokenShelf3/31/14, 12:01 PM

    I LOVED, LOVED this book! I can't wait to read Kasie West's other stories!

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  181. You feel exactly how I do. Lol! Yes, it is a gorgeous cover! I've been wanting to read this series for forever, so I totally jumped at the chance to be on the tour for this next week. Getting all the review books was a fabulous bonus!

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  182. Awesome! It should be really fun! Janette just has a great personality and sense of humor that definitely comes across in her books and when you meet her. I'll see you there!

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  183. Wow. You have fabulous list, Tressa! This 2014 line-up is looking grand. Many of my upcoming, anticipated titles are on this list. :)
    ...I just wanted to thank you for adding the "content" portion into your reviews. As a reviewer/reader who cares what she reads, I am always on the lookout for good, quality reviews and reviewers.

    Thanks!
    Rissi

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  184. I have always loved the cover of Witch Song. Beautiful. I like to do all my updates on the same post too. I feel like I am spamming my followers who aren't participating if I post everyday.



    Bout of Books Goals & Updates

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  185. I just bought these and pick them up when I go to the book signing on Tuesday! YAY!

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  186. There are so many good things that come from even bad things. I've learned that too. Plus I don't believe we would enjoy the good things or even really realize them if there wasn't the opposite in our lives. They make the good and small things so much richer.

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  187. That just makes me sad. It would definitely be something I would want to change too. Thanks for sharing.

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  188. It was a little different just because the characters' POVs that you're reading from are different. I really liked it. Taylor is awesome! :) I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it. Janette AKA CJ will be personally stopping by next month for my blogoversary with another giveaway. I'm so excited!!! And I'll be seeing her on Tuesday night at a local bookstore, which will be really fun again.

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  189. Cindi Clubbs3/31/14, 12:01 PM

    I'm 44 now and learned in my 30's not to regret anything. Even my divorce is ok because I got two beautiful kids out of it. So many silver linings in the clouds:)

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  190. If I could change something in the past My number 1 chance would be the murder of my daughter

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