Thursday, October 27, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #69


Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday (err Thursday) on Parajunkee.com


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 link here for Follow Friday Feature or go to Parajunkee and click 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 - Reading in the Corner






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"Hi, y'all! My name is Jessi and I blog over at ""Reading in the Corner."" Why did I start blogging? Well, because I failed at gardening, sewing, scrapbooking, cooking/baking, cleaning, and all things domestic. Okay, but seriously, I started blogging in February 2011 because I was reading so many books and I HAD to share them with someone (even if my only followers were my sister and my husband)! Since then, FF and many other memes have helped me discover the book blogging community and make so many blogger friends in the last 6 months! It's been really exciting for me to get to know you through your blogs.

Currently, I am a very BUSY person. I work a full-time job in academic library administration, a part time job in public library public services, and I take on graduate school in my spare time. (Can you guess my major?) In all my other spare time, you can generally find me curled up in some part of my little house in the country with my husband, two cats, and a good book. I currently have a minor obsession with YA dystopian and YA PNR novels, but at the moment I'm reading ""outside the box"" for my book club with ""Akata Witch"" by Nnedi Okorafor and ""Stuck in Neutral"" by Terry Trueman."

Q. If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?



I'll start with Twilight: I'd like to have dinner with Jasper, because next to Edward he's my favorite Cullen (he may even surpass Edward). Check that...I'd rather the word or idea "dinner" not come up when I'm around Jasper. Instead, we'd meet at a library or bookstore or some non-food-related location. No sense inviting temptation.

Another character I'd love to have over for a meal is Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice. I could do dinner, but tea would be much more enjoyable. I have a pretty good scone recipe, so I'd make my favorite orange chocolate chip scones.

I think it would be a lark to go out to dinner with Magnus Bane of The Mortal Instruments. Alec could join us. I'd go somewhere really fancy, experimental, and expensive - one of those places where the portions are tiny and there's a high proportion of foam or things like garlic ice cream. I think Magnus would like that. Hopefully he'd pick up the bill too.

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 - In Which Em Reviews Books & Reading in the Corner
  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!




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68 comments:

  1. I said Mr. Darcy, but Elizabeth Bennett would be awesome to have dinner with as well!

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  2. I'd love to share a meal with Elizabeth Bennet! Good answer!

    Old follower!

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/10/following-friday-9.html

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  3. I think It would be awesome to have both Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth for dinner.

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  4. LOL! YES times a million with Jasper! Although I have to agree with you that having dinner with a vampire who's prone to temptation wouldn't be the greatest idea. x)

    Here's my Follow Friday! And you can still enter the first, second, and third giveaways in my Autumn BookFest if you want!

    Hope you have an amazing weekend, Alison! :)

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  5. I picked Magnus Bane too! Great minds think alike!


    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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  6. I heart all three of your choices! What sort of hilarity would happen if you could have all three in one room!
    Happy #FF
    MaryAnn@ Chapter by Chapter
    @chapterxchapter

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  7. I want to meet all of Austen characters except the duds like Mr. Collins. Ha!

    I made my choice based on the food rather than the other way around. I think I'm hungry.

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  8. Love the multiple answer! A little something for everyone. ;O)
    Thanks for hosting,
    RP

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  9. I think you are right about staying away from dinner type items with Jasper. I love him too. And Magnus...definitely. How much fun would that be.

    My Follow Friday

    ~Kristin

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  10. Jasper is my favorite Cullen (I'm not a Twilight fan, but I'm definitely a Jasper fan), but yeah...no mention of dinner around him!

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  11. Magnus Bane! I didn't even think of him, but I bet he would be great!

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  12. Magnus Bane would definitely be at the top of my invite list. He'd be there the day before... at my insistence. And I think rather than tea, I'd rather have him make my nails actually sparkle, do a little shopping, talk about Alec, etc. You get the idea :)

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  13. OMG Alison, neither of us had a Harry Potter related answer this week...I think that's a sure sign of the apocalypse lol. I thought you might choose Anne Shirley - that's who I chose. I've only read Twilight of your choices, but yeah, I'd definitely like to hang out with Jasper too!

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  14. Anything to do with Twilight I love, old follower, here's mine http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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  15. So you will either be drinking blood with Jasper, or lapping up glitter with Magnus. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by Alison :)

    Braiden.

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  16. It would definitely be fun to have dinner with Elizabeth Bennet! She's be a riot :)

    My FF

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  17. Hi & Happy Friday!

    A great answer Alison :)

    Thank-you for stopping by my FF earlier.

    http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  18. Alison, I have no idea how you manage to stop by so many FFs. Do you have some sort of twin, who does the 'dirty work' for you? Seriously, this isn't humanly possible!! Well, obviously it is, but HOW? *jealous face* ; )

    Patricia

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  19. (Oh, and you didn't correct the rules below, I think. It still says that your featured blogs are We Fancy Books and The Little Book Blog)

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  20. Hi Alison

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you have Edward to dinner can I join with Jasper. I'm a sucker for the bad boys.

    Have a great FF :)

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  21. The Cullens will always have a special spot in my heart =) I'm surprised you pick Jasper instead of Edward though =) I might choose Bella... at least she's still human in Twilight lol.

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  22. Magnus Bane most definitely!! I don't think I could choose what to feed him as I would want him to feed me. He is just the party man!!

    MIchelle

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  23. Yes, I would like Jasper as guest too but you're right, not connected to dinner. :D Happy Friday!

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  24. Happy Follow Friday! :D
    I'm new, just thought I'd introduce myself.

    I'd have dinner with Sky Bright from Finding Sky, she seems like an amazing person. I wouldn't complain about having dinner with the Cullens though...

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  25. Jasper would be nice to sit across from. Thanks for stopping by my FF:)

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  26. Great choice! Already following. Have a great weekend.

    My FFv

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  27. You're right it would be interesting !

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  28. lol - I love that Magnus answer.
    Have a great weekend!

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  29. Seeing a lot of these answers! Well not the Pride and Prejudice one, but your other two! Great picks!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  30. How much fun would you have at dinner with Magnus Bane?! I think that would be hilarious! Such a different choice, but I think it would probably be the most entertaining meal.

    old follower

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  31. I just LOVE your answers! The dinner date with Mangus and Alec would be a blast! :)

    Old follower.

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/10/follow-friday-18-killer-characters.html

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  32. Ha! I love those answers!!! Of Course Magnus would pic up the bill. He's a wonderful Warlock!!

    You can find MY FF Here

    While you're there, why dont you check out My Giveaway as well.

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  33. Great characters. Jasper would be really interesting.

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  34. Ooh Mangus! Now THAT would be dinner and a show. :D

    Could I just skip the dinner and throw a party?

    http://quixoticallyuncharted.blogspot.com/2011/10/follow-friday_28.html

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  35. Ooooh, dinner with Edward~~~~ Hehehe! Good choice! We've already linked up so please do come and visit us!

    Happy Friday Alison!!!
    T&M
    http://tmpliterary.blogspot.com/2011/10/follow-friday-69.html

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  36. I almost picked an Austen character, too! But I didn't. haha

    http://jaimeliredeslivres.blogspot.com/2011/10/follow-friday-5.html

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  37. Hi Alison, this is my 2nd week with the blog hop :) Just popping in to say "Hi" *waves*

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  38. Magnus is a great choice! Think of all the stories he could tell. I wouldn't mind if Jace showed up though, but then I would probably be distracted from the stories by the copious amounts of drool coming from my mouth. Awesome:) Have a great weekend Alison!

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  39. Love your answer! Thanks for stopping by! Happy FF!

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  40. I also picked a vampire. Obviously, the question of what would be on the plate is redundant :D

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  41. Meeting Jasper in the library! Hilarious! Jasper is my favorite Cullen with Emmett coming in second for me. Great Answers :)

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  42. New follower and I love Jasper! Looking forward to reading your blog!

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  43. Great character choices! Jasper is very sexy(:

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. Hi Alison! It's been a while since I checked in and your blog is as interesting as ever! I think your answers are really interesting and I must admit Jasper was definitely attracted me too! He was much more mature I think! Dinner with Magnus will be a hoot with or without Alec. Check in soon to say hi and have a great weekend!

    Sonette @ Bookworm Blog

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  45. Yay! Team Jasper! I wouldn't mind having dinner with him and inviting temptation. LOL

    Happy Friday, Alison!

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  46. I love your answers! I think tea with Elizabeth Bennett would be fabulous. Especially if Mr. Darcy happened to stop by at the end...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  47. Happy Friday Alison! Have a great weekend and a safe Halloween!

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  48. Oh tea with Lizzie sounds divine! But she'd have to bring Jane as well. That way we could gossip about Caroline ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  49. Great answers! I love the idea of going to dinner with Alec and Magnus just because I think it would be so much fun. And, like you, I didn't want to pick the Cullens or any other paranormal creature for that matter because food is involved and I'd probably end up being that food.

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  50. Excellent choices! Can I crash your dinner with Magnus? It sounds delightful!

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  51. If I had to meet up with a Cullen, I'd go for Jasper as well. :-)

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  52. I would LOVE to have dinner with Elizabeth Bennet!! Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  53. Hi I am a new follower - thank you for letting participate in your blog hop.

    In Answer to your question I would love to have dinner with Claire from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I think she is a strong woman and would love to "meet" her. I would have to say I don't know what I would serve for dinner but for dessert I would serve my husband's pumpkin pie cake.

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  54. OMG, how could I forget Magnus!? Hopefully he would be in good spirits and willing to share a good story, because I'm sure he has some.

    Have a great week,
    Teresa
    The Duchess Mommy Reads

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  55. Oh gosh Twilight, Twilight, and even more Twilight!
    -Roxy
    P.S. I'm brand new to Follow and Friday and I love your idea!

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  56. Jasper! Agreed that I'd love to hang out with him...at a non-food related locale. :D

    Happy Friday, Alison!

    My FF

    P.S. I'm also hosting a The Near Witch giveaway if you'd like to enter!

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  57. Jasper's expressions freak me out a little- I'm more of an Emmet fan myself! Meeting with any member of the Cullen family would be interesting though!
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

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  58. haha yes! I definitely agree on skipping the "dinner" part with Jasper - although I agree with the above comment and say I'm a Emmet fan, he's so funny!
    I agree with you on wanting Bane to pick up the tab if you go somewhere fancy too LOL those kind of places are expensive! I can't wait to read The mortal instruments series! I'll get the time one of these days :D
    Thanks for hopping by my site :)
    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  59. Great choices. I would love to dine(or meet in a library) with any of them. I think Mangus would prove to be a delightful dinner companion. He's very witty.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

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  60. Great answers, Alison. I would especially love to have dinner with Magnus. That sounds like fun!

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  62. Hi, Alison!

    'Old' follower here, hopping through!

    Oh, I love the dinner guests you've picked! Jasper is quite a sweetie -- when his craving is under control, that is! But he'll have you relaxing in no time at all!

    Elizabeth is another great guest! She could give you updates on Mr. Darcy's latest activities.

    As for Magnus, I haven't read that series yet, but I'll be getting to it! He sounds like an interesting character for sure!

    Happy Halloween!!

    Here's my FF post:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/follow-my-book-blog-friday-hop-11.html

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  63. Jasper... Yes,I'll probably serve myself up too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    http://jezsbookcase.blogspot.com

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  64. Ohh, Magnus Bane! Great choice. I'm sure he'd make real interesting dinner company!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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