Thursday, March 14, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday (23)

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and
Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet other book bloggers!

This week's question is:
Activity! Hopefully warm weather for most of us is here soon . . . so tell us about your favorite outdoor reading spot. Or take a picture.

This is Ally's backyard patio, and our favorite outdoor reading spot. Lee is very fortunate that her cousin lives within walking distance and gets to hang out at Ally's house all the time, including by the pool, because all Lee has behind her house is a giant hill that slopes downward.

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70 comments:

  1. That looks so relaxing! Wish I had a pool like that to read by !

    ~Caitlin @ The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger
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    1. It is nice to sit out there and just relax with a good book. We read most of the A Song of Ice and Fire books in that spot.

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  2. Oh, pretty! I like the view. That's actually a very good location, I'd try it when the weather is not too hot.
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    1. It gets unbearably hot here in the summer, so when we do hang out in the yard, it's towards the evening when there's usually a breeze.

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  3. Oooh reading by the pool is so relaxing! It makes me wish for summer *sigh* Hope you have a good Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

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    1. Our winters are typically mild, but it's been on the chilly side this year. I actually hope it stays that way for a little longer before the really hot weather begins.

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  4. Reading by the pool does sound like fun! I don't think I did that at ALL last summer. Need to remedy that this year. :D Old Follower via GFC. Happy Friday!
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    1. I hope you get to spend some reading time by the pool this summer! It's one of my favorite ways to relax.

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  5. I would love to read by a pool like that!!!

    Thanks for the follow
    I am following back via GFC

    Have an awesome night :)
    Michelle
    http://love2readalways.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Uh, I wanna come crash your garden... my one is about a quarter of that size, and I only have a pool in my dreams!
    Following you back :)

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    1. I was shocked by the size of Ally's yard the first time I saw it because we both previously lived in NY and had tiny slabs of concrete for yards, lol. Thanks for following!

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  7. Oh my goodness, I have a picture of a pool on my post too, the blow up kind! The scene sure looks tranquil, but I can't imagine a dry spot of concrete with my boys around. New RSS follower. This is my FF.

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    1. Normally, the patio is quite noisy and covered in water when everybody's out there. We love having water gun fights! I happened to catch it at a quiet moment with the camera that day. Thanks for following!

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  8. I also read by my pool!
    New follower via GFC! :)
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    1. It's so relaxing to read there in the warm weather. Thanks for following!

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  9. I am jealous! I wish I had that at my house! ;) I read when in my parents pool when they have it up, but I probably won't be doing to much of that now that most of my books are on a kindle now!
    New follower!
    ~Ashley
    My F&F

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    1. That's definitely best- the Kindle probably isn't very water-friendly, lol. Thanks for following!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by! That is a great place to read! I wish I had a pool to sit by :-) Love your blog, following back via GFC.

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

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    1. It's really nice to be able to read after a swim. Thanks for following!

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  11. Two words- So Jealous!!! :)

    Emily @ Counting in Bookcases- 400th follower! Congrats!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I followed you on NB, GFC, and followed your twitter! :)

    I wish I had a pool at my house! I guess I can settle for the one on campus though. Hehe

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  13. That pool is gorgeous! If I had one it would probably be my favorite spot to read too! :) New follower, check me out at:
    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/03/follow-me-friday-16.html

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    1. I sometimes wish I had at least a finished patio in my yard; there's nothing back there but a square patch of concrete and a big hill! Thanks for following!

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  14. I love reading by my parents' pool and I make sure to visit every weekend during summer!

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  15. That is a great place to read.
    If I had such a great place to read it would also be my favorite place.

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    Mariska

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    1. We hope to start spending some time out there soon, once the weather decides to stay warm.

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  16. Woah, this is nice. Way to cool down while the sun is hot :)
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    1. Definitely, especially since the summer months are so hot here.

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  17. Great picture and place to read! I'm jealous :-P
    Happy Friday!!
    Here's my FF.

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    1. I thought I was going to have to take a picture in the dark last night then remembered I had this daylight photo.

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  18. What a great spot! I'd been too concerned that someone would splash and the book would get wet!

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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    1. Luckily, the table and chairs are a comfortable distance from the water because we wouldn't want our books to get wet, either.

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  19. Ooh, looks great. I love sitting by the pool and reading when I'm on holiday (far too cold here!)
    Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you too now :)
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    1. One day I'd like to travel around the world and read in a bunch of different places. Thanks for following!

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  20. That is a very nice spot! I would love to have a swimming poo, but I guess with all the cold weather we have here it probably isn't wise. :)

    Happy Friday!


    Nina@J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. We've had some quite cool temperatures this winter, so right now, that pool is freezing!

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  21. Great spot!!! A gaint hill isn't so bad, my whole backyard is just a hill going downward.
    old follower
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    1. I love the view from the top of the hill behind my house, but it's quite a steep walk down, and a horrible climb upward.

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  22. What a nice pool!!! I wish I had my own pool- I have to drive over to my aunt's because I won't use the neighborhood pool! LOL.

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. I thought about maybe putting a small pool in my yard, but I wasn't sure how ambitious I'd be about maintaining it. It's a lot easier to just go over to Ally's house for a swim!

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  23. This is amazing! I've always wanted to have a house with a pool, but only got a big backyard :D It's really pretty! And looks like it would make a great reading spot in summer.

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    1. Someday I'd like to put a finished patio and screenhouse in my yard. It'd be nice to be able to sit back there with a book when it's not too hot.

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  24. So much luck! I wish I had a pool like that to read there! When is warm I just go in the park on sit at a table outside with a cup of coffee.
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    1. We sometimes go walking on the bike/hiking trail that we have here, and we pass this lovely little park on the way that looks like a nice reading spot. We definitely need to go there one day with our books and maybe lunch.

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  25. OMG! That's a relaxing reading spot you got there! I love the pool! :)

    I'm a new follower! :)

    Check my FF here: Bookworm Diaries FF #2

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    1. Everyone was so busy last summer that we didn't get to spend too much time out there. We have to try to make some time this summer. Thanks for following!

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  26. A great place to read.

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  27. Oh, I am jealous. It is usually too hot here to read outside. I like my AC too much.

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    1. I couldn't be without the AC in the summer, but I do like getting fresh air when I can. At least the summer evenings are usually breezy.

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  28. Oh how fabulous is that?! AND walking distance too ♥ I looks kind of like the pool my cousin's mom has in her backyard...though sadly it is not walking distance from me.

    I'm relaxing just looking at this picture!! Sigh, oh Summer & reading by the water :D Thanks for sharing girls!

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    1. I wish that it were warm enough to hang out there right now. It's so easy to lose track of time reading on the patio.

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  29. Aw wow! I would absolutely love to read by the pool! It looks so relaxing!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
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    1. I lose track of time very easily when I read back there, especially when the weather is nice.

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  30. Nice!! If I had that, it would probably be my favorite too! :)

    ~Ali
    My FF

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    1. As long as it wasn't the middle of summer, when the sun just beats down here, I could spend all day out there.

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  31. Wow, nice pool. I don't know if I would ever want to read by the pool, but it would be great to cool off in the summer!

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    1. The temperatures typically stay in the high 90s during the summer months here, so a pool is very handy to have for cooling off!

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  32. Thanks for stopping by, I'm following back! :)

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  33. I say in my post that I like to read inside for the most part, but if I had a pool like that, I might change my mind!

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    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
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    1. It does make a great outdoor reading spot. Thanks for following!

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  34. Ahh so jealous! Wish I had a pool in the back!

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    1. I'd like to build at least a patio in my yard one day. All that's out there is a grassy hill!

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