Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday Blog Hop!

Thanks to Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read for hosting Feature & Follow Friday!

The question of the week:

Q: I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What’s the most unique character name you’ve come across?

Algaliarept is one of most unique names I’ve come across.  He is a demon (evil, but sometimes oddly sexy)  in Kim Harrison’s The Hollows Series.  The name always makes me think of a reptile of some sort, but he is usually in a body that looks like a human man.


When the first Harry Potter book came out, I thought that Hermoine was a really unusual name and I had no clue how to pronounce it.  I’ve since learned that it isn’t that unusual in the UK, it just wasn’t a name that was used here in the States.


There are quite a few unusual names in Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Series), but my favorite is definitely Khal Drogo, warlord of the Dothraki people.

What’s the most unique character name you’ve come across?


Thanks to GReads for hosting TGIF!

This week’s Question:

Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?

One of the things I’m proud of is the fact that I’ve become more computer literate since joining the blogging world.  I always had a strong grasp of standard business programs like the Microsoft Office Suite, but CSS and HTML was a foreign language to me.  I was scared to even attempt it at first.  But then I started watching YouTube tutorials and researching online, and now I can finally make changes to my style.css sheet with confidence.  This was a big deal for me because I am definitely not naturally gifted in this area.

I’m also really proud of being part of this book blogging community.  I’ve met so many fantastic people through blogging, and I think it is really wonderful how supportive and helpful we all are with each other.  The positive atmosphere that exists here is really inspiring.

What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?


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11 Responses to Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday Blog Hop!

  1. Lauren says:

    Wow! Definitely original. Not sure I would know how to pronounce the first one though.

    Here’s my Friday Hop. Stop by if you get a chance.

  2. Kristy Berridge says:

    Hi Holjo! I completely forgot about Hermoine. It suits her though. Anyway, happy #ff, old follower ;)

  3. kah_cherub says:

    Oh, demon names are usually pretty interesting. ;)

    I’m a new linky follower. :)

  4. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Forgot about Al! Think of him as Al now when I read these days! Glad I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t really say Hermione! Took me til the first movie to get it right! Think I was saying it like Her-min-ion?? Something that comes out Her minion almost! I know, I’m terrible! Read sooooo much yet still can’t pronounce things well! :P

    Here’s my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Alexia says:

    Wow, Algaliarept! Sounds like an interesting read :) New follower via Linky Follower! Here is my #FF: http://alexiachronicles.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-4.html

  6. Wendy Ewurum says:

    What interesting names. I notice I’m always drawn to D names in books or movies. E.d Damien, drogan, etc

  7. New follower from the blog hop. Nice choice, I went with Gytha from Hannah Howell’s Beauty and the Beast because how often do you find a lovely heroine with a really ugly name?

    My FF

  8. Total props to you for studying HTML and CSS! When I have time, I’m hoping to be able to do the same thing :)

  9. Great answers! I have only read the Harry Potter series from the books that you have mentioned, but I think that a lot of characters in there have strange, but pretty awesome, names!

    New to your blog – so hello!

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  10. kah_cherub says:

    Hi! about the merry books… things get a little more emotional and violent. (a lot) More hot scenes and fae ‘political’ issues, it’s more about how they deal with the media and enemies, her relationship with the guards and all… I liked it, but if you didn’t like the first one, you might not be crazy about the others. :(

  11. CS Maxwell says:

    Hello. New follower via email.
    I have too many good names just to choose one. But the paranormal genre usually has the best names.
    Here is my blog:

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