Feature & Follow #10

Posted April 24, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 33 Comments

FeatureFollowParaAlisonGain 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 show off more new blogs!  The rules are simple…Follow the Hosts and the Featured Blogs of the week – then do the blog hop, Follow those blogs that you don’t already and remember, if someone Follows you be sure to return the favor and Follow them right back.

This week’s Feature Blogs are:  Mountain Rhinestones ~ and  Book Yabber    Be sure to check out their blogs and give them a Follow (if you aren’t already).  :)

Because this blog does not have the ability to put up GFC I would appreciate a follow through Bloglovin’.  Thanks so much.

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This week’s question:

How did you come up with your blog title and address? Does it have a special meaning for you? – Suggested by The Paperback Princess.

Keeper Bookshelf came about when I combined two other book blogs that weren’t “clicking” with me.  I knew what I wanted but it just didn’t feel right.   A book read-aholic friend had come over and as usual was looking for new to her books to read – and like good, old friends do headed for my bookcases to start browsing like I own a library.  I immediately called out “Keep away from the 4th shelf that’s my Keepers Bookshelf where all my favorites live”… and this website was born.  There was a time when readers often called a good novel that they intended to read again as a “Keeper” – and it was a phrase I had used for years.  So when it came time to finally put a new name on a website about books:  Keeper Bookshelf was my only logical choice. Fortunately, GoDaddy had the domain name available and the rest is history.

So now that the mystery of how Keeper Bookshelf got it’s name ~ This is a blog hop people, let’s get hopping for books!




33 responses to “Feature & Follow #10

    • Marcy

      Aww – thank you. I have two tall bookcases in my bedroom an additional one as my bed’s head frame and two more tall ones in my office/reading tv computer room…and I still have books piled up! LoL

      Thanks for visiting today. 🙂

    • Marcy

      I get so possessive over my favorite books. I even keep those in my bedroom, not to hide them but to keep them safe from wandering friends who snatch books off of my shelves. 🙂 I once had a true fight with a friend who borrowed a book in the middle of a series and then lost it. I was livid.! Needless to say, she never, ever got to borrow books again. And there are those friends who break the spine constantly or fold down the pages. Nah Na.. not in my books. I guess I am rather possessive of all my books in fact LoL And maybe not a great friend – but hey, don’t damage my favorite escape places and we’ll be okay.

      Thanks for the follow and for visiting. I love visitors who love books.

    • Marcy

      Aha, you see I was always (and still am at times) afraid that no one would understand my blog’s name. But – it works for me so I kept at it, now – even though I have other book specific review sites -I still cannot walk away from this one. It just fits me perfectly now. I have thought that maybe I should refer to a really good book as a “Keeper” within a review, just to tie the blog in.. but it seems too forced now. Oh well. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping over.

  1. I think the name is perfect 🙂 I love reading about how all of these blogs came up with their names! I have TONS of shelves. My husband always jokes that I should open a book store, but he doesn’t understand that I just can’t part with ANY of these novels!

    • Marcy

      I totally understand – to me an empty shelf is just sad, and needs me to buy it some new book friends. Am I right? It’s the nice thing to do. *wink* The hardest thing for me to do is part with a book. It is like a major romance epic novel breakup – I just cannot imagine doing it. I have parted with books over the years – but I will be honest in that they were books I knew I’d never read again (and I did sneak in one last read before putting them in the box) – I always make sure that they’re going to a good new home. Usually among my other book reading friends. LoL

      Thank you for the compliment on the blog name – I happen to like it myself. 😉 And thank you for visiting. I love book loving visitors.

    • Marcy

      I can see now that I foolishly thought that “everyone” knew what a “keeper” book was, not realizing that it’s a phrase that isn’t used much any more. Maybe I’ll bring it back into style. 😉

      Thank you… and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    • Marcy

      Thank you. It’s been so much fun learning the stories behind the blogs that I enjoy, and new ones as well. Kinda of wish we’d all had this kind of ice breaking conversation sooner. 🙂

      Thank you for the Follow and for visiting, it’s appreciated.

  2. I love the idea of having a keeper’s bookshelf – unfortunately, my whole bookcase is one big keeper’s bookshelf right now… Note to self, sort out books more often!
    I’m a new bloglogin follower 🙂
    Beth x

    • Marcy

      Oh My – I know exactly what you mean. How am I supposed to give up all those books? There are friends inside those books! I have been able to part with some, but not enough to be honest. At this rate, I’m gonna need another bookcase soon. Don’t even get me started on my Kindle. *rolls eyes* How in the world am I ever going to read all the one click books on my Kindle. This is what being in love with books gets ya – more books. lol

      Thanks so much for the follow and for stopping by today to comment. I appreciate it.

    • Marcy

      Thank you 🙂 It’s so much fun discovering how we came up with our blog names. Some really good stories out there.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. Appreciate it.

    • Marcy

      Sometimes things just work out…and this one did. 🙂

      Thank you so much for the follow and for visiting and commenting.

  3. Great idea with your blog title! I can agree that it is hard coming up with a blog name. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂
    Old follower

    • Marcy

      Funny how we know when it works and when it just won’t. Finding that just right combination for a blog title sometimes takes a bit of trial and error.

      Thanks for visiting.

  4. Thanks for following 🙂 Follow you back XD

    The perfect name was there all along 🙂 Brilliant way to figure out a name for a blog site.

  5. The blog name was there all along 😀 Brilliant way to figure it out, though. I love it when ideas just click.

    Thanks for the follow and I returned the favour 😀

    • Marcy

      It often is, we just have to discover it.

      Thanks for the follow and for visiting.

    • Marcy

      Thank you. It works for me.

      Thanks for commenting, following and visiting. I’m already a follower. 🙂

  6. Oh, that’s cute! I have books like that, ones that are my favorite and that I treasure, but I don’t have them on a special shelf or anything. I love that idea though! And it’s a cute name. 🙂
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    • Marcy

      For some reason I have always kept my most favorite books separate from the rest – even as a child. I really don’t know why, it’s just something I do.

      Thanks for visiting today. 🙂

    • Marcy

      Some of my best ideas or events that have happened were not planned – they just were suddenly there and my reaction is usually Yeah, that’s what I meant. I have routines, but I always allow for that “Hell, yes!” to drop in on me and possibly change everything. 🙂

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.