Thursday, August 18, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #59

Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday (err Thursday) on

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee 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!

*Thanks so much to Rachel for allowing me to be part of the Follow Friday fun. Parajunkee is one of the best blogs out there and FF is a highlight of the blogging community. The FF has been one of my favorite parts of my week for over a year and I'm so excited to help my fellow book bloggers get to know each other better.

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list! It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

Our Feature - Stuck In Books

Stuck in Books

I'm a middle school math teacher. My eighth graders frequently carry around the books they are reading and I found myself picking up their books as I walked around the room. As I asked them about the books they read, I became interested in them. Soon I was reading the same books as my students. The library at school wasn't enough, so the public library became my best friend. Then last summer I read 75 books in 3 months. My husband teased me all the time that I would get stuck in my books. Sometimes it took me a while to respond to him when he'd come to find me.

When school started, I was so excited to tell my new students about the books that I read over the summer. I wasn't prepared for their questions though. What did I read? Which ones were my favorite? What was I reading now? It seemed like a good idea to find a way to share that kind of information. So in January of 2011, I started StuckInBooks. I named the site after my husbands teasing. I find that I love sharing what I've read as much as I love reading the books themselves. In a short six months, my blog has grown a lot. Now I'm facing a new school year and a new group of students. I know just what to answer when they ask what I did this summer.

Q. If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

Hmmm...I always wanted to be a member of The Babysitter's Club. And of course, I'd love to be a Cullen or go to Hogwarts or be a Shadowhunter. I'd love to be Mr. Darcy's second sister (so I could wear fabulous clothes, be really rich, have a great older brother and sister-in-law, and have Mr. Darcy introduce me to a rich, handsome British guy). I'd also happily steal Etienne St. Clair away from Anna.

Now for the Follow Fun!

RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - We Fancy Books & The Little Book Blog
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
Happy Follow Friday! Follow it up with your twitter address if you want to get that one out!


  1. LOL, awesome Pride & Prejudice cenario! Loved it!

    Have fun hopping and have a great weekend! =D

  2. Great answer! I love the Follow and i'd love to be featured! Sometimes though, I feel as if I'm technologically slow because I can't find the drop down link to enter. Any help?
    -Katie @ Magic Is In Words

  3. Great answers! I loved The Babysitter's Club and always wished I had a group of friends like that. I would also love to steal Etienne away from Anna!


  4. Hahaha wouldn't mind being Mr. Darcy's sister either! That'd be the second best posistion to have in Mr. Darcy's life (one being of course his wife, but I wouldn't do that to Elizabeth)


    Have a great night, Alison!

  5. I would love to be a Shadowhunter, too! Who doesn't want to kick some demon butt?

    St. Clair is everybody's dream boyfriend, so I'm sure you'd have to fight more than just Anna to get him! ;)

    Here's my Follow Friday! And there's still time to check out my 100 Followers (now 250+) Giveaway if you want! :)

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  6. Be a a "sister" in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. :)

  7. You're right it would be awesome to be a Cullen, or go to Hogwarts. I don't know if I would want to be in any classic novel though..LOL

    Have a great week! :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  8. Happy follow friday, I am a new follower! Great picks on book characters there, being Mr Darcy's sister is a good choice, you would definitely get the hook-ups there! Have a great weekend, Book Savvy Babe

  9. Nice that you could see yourself in so many different books. I like that.

  10. Loved all your picks. But I would not want to be in P.P. unless I got Darcy to
    Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I would love to go to Hogwarts, haha. That would be so awesome. I didn't even think that that. :) Thanks for commenting on my first FF. :D

    New Follower. :)

    Justin @ Justin's Book Blog

  13. Happy follow friday!

    Definitely like some of your answer I wouldn't mind being put into the shadow hunters world or hogwarts.

  14. Oh man! After reading people's answers, I was totally selfish in my answer. Eh, it's still the truth. haha

    Happy Follow Friday.

  15. I love, love, love your answer Alison! I can relate to so many of those! Have a great weekend. :-)

  16. Just hopping through the various blogs in the list. Interesting choices as to who you'd want to be. Old follower saying hello. Off to visit more blogs.

  17. I totally remember wanting to be a member of the Babysitter's club! It would be fun!

  18. Thanks for stopping by. I would love to be Mr. Darcy's second sister. Great choice! :P

    Have a good weekend!

  19. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through.
    Actually being a part of Hogwarts would be awesome!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  20. Hi Allison. I feel very dump but I've been looking for the feature dropdown for a while to no availa. Plz help.

  21. Hey I just realised you mentioned mr. Darcy as well. LOL. But mine would be his love interest. So I'd be your sister in law.

  22. Oh I want to be a Shadowhunter too! We can be Parabatai! ;)

    Here's my Follow Friday and TGIF!

    xoxo, April :)

  23. Being a Shadowhunter would be great!

    Thanks for stopping by mine, hope you have a great weekend.

  24. :-) To be a Cullen could be fun I imagine. Had a hard time answering the question.

  25. Great answer! I think being Mr Darcy's sister would be fantastic!

  26. Old follower hopping through :)

    I seriously loved all of your picks! I didn't even think about classics when I was doing mine, duh lol.

    Here's my FF:

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    Taylor :)

  27. Seeing a lot of that type of answer today! Love it how we bloggers tend to think alike!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  28. As much as I loved Anna, I wouldn't mind stealing St. Clair away either! She had plenty of other admirers in Paris right? Happy Friday Alison:)

  29. Same here - i'd definitely would love to go to Hogwarts or be a shadowhunter.

    Old Follower

    Check out my FF here

  30. I would have loved to been a part of the Babysitter's Club and the Cullens' Family as well.

    I'm a new follower and also first time particpant of Follow Friday.

  31. I'm a follow of Stuck in Books. Love the blog! Mr. Darcey YES! Great answers. I'd also have to go with Cullen ;) Good stuff! new to Follow Friday.

  32. Hey Alison Happy Friday! Have a great weekend :)

  33. Haha, being a Cullen, going to Hogwarts, or stealing Etienne from Anna all sound like excellent choices to me! Happy weekend.

  34. OMG, I want to join the Babysitter's Club with you! I started my own BSC when I was 13 with some friends. Sigh. We never seemed to have as much fun as they did.

  35. LOL! These are really great answers. I never wanted to be part of the Babysitter's Club, but all the rest are perfect for me.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

  36. *gasp* Being Mr. Darcy's sister would rock, because you know he's the most doting brother in the world. And you'd get to hang with Lizzie!

  37. My first Follow Friday! Yay!
    I feel like being a Cullen would be fun, but frustrating at times. Their community is pretty tiny, and even though they have each other I'd like to be able to go out and meet new people.

  38. Oh, how I loved the BSC! I could have done that.

    Cana (I have a giveaway going on!)

  39. Using literary connections to get a British boyfriend, eh? Very innovative...Ha, Ha.

    PS: I'm a new follower! Please check out my post, where I desperately want to be written into GONE WITH THE WIND. Thanks!

  40. Hopping by to say hi. Loved this question although it is a hard one. I dream myself into every book as I read it. Haha! Mine is at

  41. You have some great answers! I used to want to be a part of the babysitters club too! Harry Potter would be a great world to go explore too. I wonder why I haven't seen more answers along those lines.

  42. I totally agree with ALL of your answers.

    Have a happy weekend.

    Grace @ Books Like Breathing

  43. What a fabulous answer! I'd love to be one of Mr. Darcy's sisters... that would be a great life. Knowing my luck, I'd end up as the sixth Bennett sister, with crazy Mrs. Bennett for a mom, and not the best marriage prospects.

  44. Author and new follower from Follow Friday!

  45. Thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed your answer!

  46. ha! That's funny. Glad I'm not the only one who wanted parts in all those books. P&P, especially, would be awesome.

    Here's PiF's.

  47. You can be Mr. Darcy's sister, and I'll be his wife! ROFL! I love Mr. Darcy! :)

    Happy Hopping!

  48. I love your answer! I didn't even think to put myself into Hogwart's or The Baby Sitters Club. Thanks for stopping by.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  49. All would definitely be great choices! Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Kindle Fever

  50. I totally would LOVE to go to Hogwarts, too. I think I would fit right in there. ;)

    Happy weekend!

    Blog: Once Upon a Prologue

  51. Oh, I can relate to your answer, since I, too, had a bit of a hard time choosing a book I'd like to be in! All of your choices are terrific! The only characters I'm not familiar with are Etienne St. Clair and Anna.

    Thanks for sharing! : )

    Here's my Follow Friday post:

  52. I picked Babysitters Club, too. :) I always wanted to be a part of that.

  53. Haha, who wouldn't want to be a Cullen, right? Hogwarts would be awesome, too. We think alike, being a vamp would be totally fun, well being any fantasy-creature would be awesome *sigh*

    Have and awesome weekend!
    Butterfly-o-Meter Books

  54. Mr. Darcy's second sister is such an ingenious answer. You'd have it made! And get to hear British accents all day. Swoon! :D

  55. I'm new to Feature & Follow Friday!!! What an awesome idea!!! Sorry if I'm not doing it right but I am blog newbie!! :) Here's a link to my blog:


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