Thursday, November 3, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #70

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 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 - The Magic Attic

The Magic Attic

I'm a bookworm, a dreamer, a teenager, a hopeless romantic, and a field hockey lover. Often, I can be found helping out at my local library, playing field hockey with the rest of my team, up in a tree in my backyard, or on the window sill with my nose in a book.

My book blog, The Magic Attic, is a YA book blog dedicated to, well, books. None of my friends are really interested in the type of books I am, so I started this blog to get to know other people with the same interests. I enjoy books from all YA genres, but I'm a hopeless romantic at heart, and my favorite genre is YA romance. I have so many favorite books it'll take hours to list them all. However, some of them include Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, Eve by Anna Carey, and the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver. I'm currently reading The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, and The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees.

Today's Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

Nothing like an extra opportunity to show off my beautiful doggy.

Not the best pic of me but the others were worse

This one's my favorite - Caught him mid-yawn. Total freak occurrence that looks great on camea :-)

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 - & The Magic Attic.
  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. Haha, that is too funny!! I should post a pic of my kid trying to eat my books...nah, she won't go for it, LOL

  2. I love that you had your dog in the picture. I'd have gotten my cat in mine, but I have no idea where he is at the moment. :P

  3. Love your pup! Mine always likes to check out my books as well. :) Happy hopping!

  4. I love the second pic the best, definitely. How did you get your dog to do that??

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  5. *waves* loving the mid yawn

    JJ iReads
    My TGIF

  6. haha my books are my babies...though my furry babies are usually sleeping on them half the time ;)

  7. How cute! My furbabies are way smaller then he/she is.

  8. Loving that you included the Dog. Great picture.

  9. Doggy! And I still need to get Daughter of Smoke and Bone which is naughty of me considering of well received it has been.

    Here’s my FF: (Last second photo lol)

  10. There you are!!! I love to see pictures. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Happy Friday!

  11. Hi & Happy Friday!!

    Great pics! it's so nice to be able to put a face behind a name and your dog is super cute :)

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend..

  12. Great pics Alison! Your dog is so cute. I really want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

  13. Awww, cute dog. And I love your glasses--they look so good on you :) Also, I REALLY want to read that book!

  14. Adorable pics. :) And I'm just finishing that book up myself, although I didn't use it for my FF pic. :P It's a really good book. Love it.
    Hope you and your pup have a fantastic weekend! :)


  15. Great pics! I love the yawn, he looks a little hungry in that one...haha :0) Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of my favorites this year, I hope you are loving it!

  16. FINALLY I was able to follow ALL OF YOU. Ugh. dumb blogger was giving me issues. I'm newish...^.^ Cute pics!

  17. Awwww, I love your dog! Adorable! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is such a good book too! :)

    Thank you for commenting on my blog! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday!

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

  18. Hi! *waves* Your dog must be in the middle of threatening you (#2 pic) and wants that walk now. lolz. Happy Friday!

  19. Awww..nice puppy, my puppy did actually eat part of my Personal Demons book.

    Anyhoo my moon head is up:D


  20. Love your puppy and totally love the book you are reading now! Hopefully my copy will arrive next week... I can't wait! :D

    This is my Follow Friday. Old follower, BTW.

    I'm hosting one international giveaway (as long as TBD ships to your country) so feel free to enter Here.


  21. I love your dog! What a cutie! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  22. AWESOME....looking gr8...

    Do check out mine here -

    Old Follower

  23. Hurray! Smoke and Bone was so much fun. Hope you're enjoying it!

    Xpresso Reads

  24. Cute! I love these surprise pics! This week is really fun :)

  25. Good pics! The one where he's yawning is just too perfect!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  26. Love the pics Alison! Thanks for stopping by my FF:) Your comment about my glasses made me wonder if you knew about I get glasses from there a lot you can get them really cheep. Hope that helps:)

  27. I love the pics! Plus your dog! =) SO cool you were able to take his pic with the book too! xoxo!

  28. This is such a fabulous idea--thanks for the op to meet so many other bloggers!

    Your puppy is just beautiful... and it looks like he likes books too: omnomnomnom :D

  29. AWESOME picture! Love your pooch!

  30. Great pix! Here's my Follow Friday -- it's my first!

  31. aww, such a cute dog! Love where he looks like he wants to eat the book :) Thanks for stopping by my FF Book Savvy Babe

  32. great pictures ! love your dog !

    I'm an old follower

  33. Hey! I love your dog! So cute. And great pic of you, too. Thanks for swinging by.

    My Better Read Than Dead


  34. ha! aww... cute dog. And I've been wanting to read that book forever!

    Here's PiF's

  35. Love Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Kind of looks like your doggy is about to take a bite out of it. Hehe so cute.


  36. Hey Alison!
    Great pics. You and your dog are so cute :)
    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Ninja Girl

  37. Love the pic, I have mine up too.

  38. Ah! Love it! That dog-yawn from that angle looks horrifying! :-)

  39. Your puppy (I call all dogs puppies) is so cute! What's his name? Is he a retriever? Do you love that I'm focusing on your dog and not your book? I told you I was a complete nut when it came to animals.

  40. Great pics. You and your dog look so cute together. I love DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. It's a great book!

    Kris @ Imaginary Reads

  41. Old Follower here:) Love your pics of you and pup! My son insisted on being in mine! Looking forward to Daughter of Smoke and Bone and your review! Have a great week! Shari (My Neurotic Book Affair)

  42. I think it's impossible to take a good picture of dogs - mine are always yawning or looking away. Though it's nice they cuddle with you when you read! The closest one of mine came to cuddling was stepping on my book with a muddy paw ... they've been banned since. :)

    Happy FF!

  43. So excited to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Have fun with that one!

    Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

  44. Ooh I need to read that book still! Great pics! :)

    Old follower!

    Michele | My #FF

  45. Your dog is so adorable!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  46. As a fellow dog lover, I have to say it's awesome that you got your book and your puppy in the pic!

  47. Those photos were fun and you're dog is adorable :D I hope you love Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I know I did.

    I'm a new follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

  48. LOL! Love the pics!! Pup is tooo cute!

  49. I love this pictures! And is it weird that the pic of your dog actually made me yawn too :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Have a great weekend!!

  50. :D Love your dog! Enjoy Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    xoxo, Gianna
    My FF:

  51. Looks like the pup was trying to take a bite out of the book. LOL

  52. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy Eon, I sure did! Wasn't like anything I have ever read before which was nice :) Your dog is a cutie! i have Daughter of Smoke and Bone in my pile of to-reads, hope you enjoy it :)

    Amy @ Following The Reader

  53. I can't wait to read this book! Cute puppy!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Ladybug Storytime

  54. Great pictures! Your doggie is cute!

  55. hopping through....and answering your question YES IT IS A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE HARRY POTTER FILMING....


  56. So it has taken me all day but I finally uploaded a mug shot of myself and joined in the picture fun. I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone and loved, loved, loved it. Let me know what you think.

    My Head is Full of Books

  57. Haha, your doggie is so adorable! Love the yawn pic :)

  58. HI

    thnx for stopping by my blog
    have a wonderfull weekend.

  59. Love your pic Alison. Such a handsome fellow! ;) Thanks for stopping by mine. Enjoy your weekend!

  60. What fun pictures! Love them. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. Have a great weekend!

  61. Great picture, Alison. And very cute dog. Current follower. Thanks for the compliment about my ring!

    Have a great week,
    The Duchess Mommy Reads

  62. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have two dancers in the house and I've been enjoying reading more about ballet life in Bunheads.
    LLM - ABookGeek

  63. Hoppin back over. Your little man is adorable and I am jealous of the book! I really need to go buy one. And it was nice to finally meet you (kinda). LOL
    Happy Friday and to fantastic weekends :D

  64. Thank you so much for visiting! I love reading Harry Potter! It's like I'm having the adventure with Harry! =D

  65. Cute pics! Lol. Thanks for hopping by the blog!:)

  66. Your dog is gorgeous.
    I really want to read that book too!
    thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend.

  67. Hey, Very pretty blog...I am here from Follow Friday for the first time linking up...

  68. Love the picture! I must show your blog to my daughter who loves Twilight and especially the themeing of your blog!

  69. Your dog looks a lot like mine. Well, except for the fact that my dog would never sit still long enough to have his picture taken with me and a book. My cats on the other hand, like to sit on my books and guard them from intruders.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

  70. Great pic. I've heard that is a great book. Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  71. Happy Blog Hop!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Great pic! Hope you're enjoying your book!

    Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

  72. What a cutie pie! I love snuggling with my dog and cat while reading (I usually am using one of them to prop the book up against).

  73. Any pic with a dog gets an automatic thumbs up from me!


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