Thursday, January 19, 2017

Feature and Follow Friday


The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 



The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.



THE CHANGES:

  • Weekly Features will be chosen from LIKES on the linkylist and not as random.
  • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
  • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
  • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
  • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
  • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
  • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.

HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?

  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.
Specific RULES
  • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
THE WEEKLY FEATURE:



THE POST PROMPT:


What Movie from Book coming out in 2017 are you most excited about?

MY ANSWER

*Sorry that my blog has been so lackluster the past few months. I'm having a super busy time in life, both with traveling and other stuff. I'm hoping to get back to posting more than once or twice a week in the New Year.

HIDDEN FIGURES!!!!

I've already seen this one and it was wonderful! I want to see it again and again. Go see it right away if you haven't already.

I'm also looking forward to The Zookeeper's Wife and Lost City of Z.

Plus, Beauty and the Beast which technically is a book of sorts.

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    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Feature and Follow Friday


    The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 



    The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.



    THE CHANGES:

    • Weekly Features will be chosen from LIKES on the linkylist and not as random.
    • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
    • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
    • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
    • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
    • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
    • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.

    HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?

    • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
    • You create your own post using the post prompt.
    • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
    • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
    • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
    • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
    • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
    • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.
    Specific RULES
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    THE WEEKLY FEATURE:



    THE POST PROMPT:


    Best and worst reads for 2016. Which would you recommend, which would you not?

    MY ANSWER

    *Sorry that my blog has been so lackluster the past few months. I'm having a super busy time in life, both with traveling and other stuff. I'm hoping to get back to posting more than once or twice a week in the New Year.

    A few of my favorites (I hope to do a full post on best of 2016, but I'm going to be out of town for the next week, so it will have to wait).

    Caraval by Stephanie Garber - comes out in a few weeks!
    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    When in French by Lauren Collins
    Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
    The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
    Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World by Katherine Zoepf

    I didn't hate anything I read this year. The only two books I wasn't as fond of were -
    Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
    Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor

    -Neither I really disliked. I just wasn't as fond of.

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      Thursday, January 5, 2017

      Feature and Follow Friday


      The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 



      The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.



      THE CHANGES:

      • Weekly Features will be chosen from LIKES on the linkylist and not as random.
      • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
      • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
      • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
      • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
      • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
      • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.

      HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?

      • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
      • You create your own post using the post prompt.
      • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
      • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
      • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
      • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
      • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
      • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.
      Specific RULES
      • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
      • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
      • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
      • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
      • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
      THE WEEKLY FEATURE:



      THE POST PROMPT:


      What is your most anticipated book of 2017? 

      MY ANSWER

      *Sorry that my blog has been so lackluster the past few months. I'm having a super busy time in life, both with traveling and other stuff. I'm hoping to get back to posting more than once or twice a week in the New Year.

      I can't pick just one. Here's a few:

      Super excited for Becky Albertalli's new book: The Upside of Unrequited
      Also, the next V.E. Schwab book in the Shades of Magic series (Starts with A Darker Shade of Magic)
      The next Sabaa Tahir book (The Ember in the Ashes series)

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        Thursday, December 29, 2016

        Feature and Follow Friday


        The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 



        The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.



        THE CHANGES:

        • Weekly Features will be chosen from LIKES on the linkylist and not as random.
        • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
        • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
        • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
        • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
        • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
        • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.

        HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?

        • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
        • You create your own post using the post prompt.
        • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
        • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
        • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
        • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
        • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
        • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.
        Specific RULES
        • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
        • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
        • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
        • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
        • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
        THE WEEKLY FEATURE:



        THE POST PROMPT:


        What blurbs do you feel are wrong or misleading?

        MY ANSWER

        *Sorry that my blog has been so lackluster the past few months. I'm having a super busy time in life, both with traveling and other stuff. I'm hoping to get back to posting more than once or twice a week in the New Year.

        First of all, I get blurbs and synopses mixed up. Blurbs technically are where one author recommends another author's books. In my head, I refer to synopses as blurbs. So that's what I'm referring to here.

        I can't think of any specific blurb. So I'll talk in general of what I dislike in blurbs.

        -Spoilers, of course
        -Alternatively, blurbs that aren't specific enough - I at least want a sense of the plot
        -I don't like it when a blurb seems to spend practically more time talking about how great the author is than the book itself.

        -On the author blurbs - using the correct definition - I dislike anything that makes it seem like the blurber is only complimenting the book as a favor to someone and perhaps hasn't even read it.

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          Thursday, December 15, 2016

          Feature and Follow Friday


          The Feature & Follow is back with a few changes. 



          The Feature & Follow is back after a two-month hiatus! I know you missed it. I've missed it too! But we wanted to make it bigger and better - and I hope we have accomplished that.



          THE CHANGES:

          • Weekly Features will be chosen from LIKES on the linkylist and not as random.
          • Bloggers and Authors will get to have ONE spot a quarter (90 days) as the feature. But, you can still participate.
          • The reason we are switching to this method is because we had issues with contacting people. This way we just choose them.
          • We have also switched to THUMBNAIL link list – use a graphic that you want us to use when we showcase you as the feature.
          • Weekly questions have been changed to Post Prompts. Very similar just a little more open ended.
          • We are asking for ideas submitted by participants.
          • We will have the post schedule available so you can schedule in advance.

          HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?

          • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
          • You create your own post using the post prompt.
          • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
          • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
          • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
          • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
          • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
          • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.
          Specific RULES
          • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
          • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
          • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
          • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
          • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
          THE WEEKLY FEATURE:



          THE POST PROMPT:


          What protagonist is most like you?

          MY ANSWER

          *Sorry that my blog has been so lackluster the past few months. I'm having a super busy time in life, both with traveling and other stuff. I'm hoping to get back to posting more than once or twice a week in the New Year.

          Hermione is the first person who comes to mind. And that's partly true in the bookish know-it-all sense. I'm not as brave as Hermione though.

          Going way back to the Babysitter's Club, I was a lot like Mary Anne. As a kid, I wouldn't have thought so - or at least I wouldn't have wanted to admit it, since I wished I was more like sophisticated Stacy. But I was a lot like Mary Anne (even though she still isn't my favorite character).

          I can't particularly think of other characters who I'm like. In general, I fit will into the bookish, studious, somewhat quiet character mode. Like a lot of readers.



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