Thursday, November 17, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #72

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 - Books & Barks


My name is Jennifer, I'm 28 years old, and yes - I'm a bookaholic. There, I said it. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? I love to read. If you don't catch me reading, I'm most likely book shopping. I turned my spare bedroom into my own personal library. One day I came across a group of people on Facebook who are just as much into reading as I am. Book Club was started over our love of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. Finally we had other people to discuss our love of Eric with! Now we read and discuss many other series as well, focusing mainly on paranormal.

Talking books with a group led me to creating my blog. I thought to myself, what are some of the things I love most. The answer - books and dachshunds. So that's how Books and Barks was born. Its fun getting to share all of the wonderful books I've found with other readers. The focus on my blog is mostly adult and YA paranormal romance and fantasy, and some of my favorite authors are Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Ilona Andrews and Eileen Wilks. Trust me, there are lots more!

Okay, enough about me. Back to my books I go...

****It seems like a lot of people are having trouble viewing the Linky. I'm not sure why. Especially because it works for some and not others. Try clicking HERE and hopefully that will get you to the Linky. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know!****

Question: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

Books I've Read But Don't Own:

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

YA Books I Haven't Read:

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
Anything by Sarah Dessen
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Terrier (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce
Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide by Michelle Rowen
Eona by Alison Goodman
Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

Adult Books I Haven't Read:

Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
Catherine The Great by Robert Massie
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Blood Work by Holly Tucker

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 - Books & Barks & Lauren's Book Bag.
  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. I'm dying to get my hands on Clockwork Prince!! Not too much longer now!

  2. Stopping by on the hop! I've been quite MIA these days, so I'm glad to be back. I really want to read Starcrossed and the Demon Trappers Daughter, as well as the Steve Jobs book.

    My FF here: The Bawdy Book Blog

  3. Everything on your YA book list...I want! I hope you get what you want this year :)
    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter

  4. I LOVED Starcrossed and I am hoping to receive it this holiday season :)

    check out my follow Friday!

  5. Great set! I didn't think to do my wish list like that. I've read Bloodlines but don't own it either, I'm looking forward to the sequel for that series too! :)

  6. My house is so overflowing with books that I wouldn't even know what to ask for at this point. I still keep getting new books though. I'm an addict I guess.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

  7. Good picks! My oh my, I'm hoping for Very Booky Christmas :D

    I want to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. Sounds AMAZING.

  8. I would love to have Daughter of Smoke and Bone in my bookshelf for Christmas! Nice list!

  9. Great picks! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is on my list, but I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet and it's bumming me out. I might have to just buy it for myself, LOL. My dad is reading Steve Jobs right now and he loves it!

    Megan at Book Brats

  10. Great list! I'm glad I'm not the only one that hasn't read Clockwork Prince yet :-) I need to sneak it up towards the top of my reading pile.

    Here's my FF:

  11. Clockwork Prince is at the top of my list for this Christmas. I'm not sure I can wait till the 25th. Santa may just have to come a little bit early with that present.

    Old follower
    My Follow Friday

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  12. HELP!! I can't find the linky anywhere! Am I the only one with this problem??

  13. Pretty much EVERYTHING by Sarah Dessen is fantastic. And I really enjoyed Demon Trapper's Daughter. Hope you get what you want for Christmas!

  14. Oooomg, I'd so love a Steve Jobs book too!! I didn't read any of the others you didn't read either, but this one I'd be more curious to read then others I think. Though I've read some bad reviews of it, but it only made me want to read it so much more, lol.
    Hope Santa gets busy and starts gathering all the books to give them to you xD~

  15. Don't feel bad about the Sarah Dessen as I haven't read anything by her ever. Good selection of titles. Come check out what I decided to ask Santa for.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

  16. Oh, I hope you get to read STARCROSSED soon. It's great.

    Happy Friday!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  17. To the person having Linky Tools issues, you're not alone! It's not showing up for me at all. I'm just commenting on blogs who post links in comments! Eep!

  18. I have Clockwork Prince and haven't read it yet. I need to.

  19. Some nice Chrissie reads there:D

    Happy Friday!!


  20. Hi & Happy Friday :)

    A wonderful list Alison! I hope you get all of them.

    My FF,

    Have a great weekend..

  21. A great list Alison. This weeks FF has got me too giddy and I want to go and buy some books now :)

  22. I just bought a brand new hardback (though I hate hardbacks) copy of Clockwork Prince from a store called Ollies for 3.99. I also got Elixir by Hilary Duff and Wither for that price too. If there is an Ollie's near you, you should check it out.

    Hopping through...old follower.

    BTW...I can't find the linky list on either site. Is there a direct link?

  23. Great book choices. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Already a follower.

  24. I am rather interested by the Steve Jobs book I must admit

    - Kylie @ The Talking Teacup

  25. I'd love to check out Clockwork Prince. Thanks for stopping by!

    Already a follower ^.^

  26. I don't know about a lot of your books but I'm curious about Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

    I'm an old follower

  27. Hi Alison. Starcrossed and The Demon Trapper's Daughter are both great reads - I hope Santa's listening! :)

    The linky and the link you added are both not working for me, but I'll come back later and hopefully sort something out.

    Shelagh (Old Follower)
    The Word Fiend

  28. Nice list you have here.

    Old Follower,
    Aparajita Basu
    Check out my FF post here

  29. Great choices.
    Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your books.

  30. Great list! I would love to get a bunch of books for Christmas! Here's my Follow Friday: Mom Reads My Books

  31. Well you have some on your list that I forgot to put on mine. Of course, some I have (Shade - it's one of the hard covers I caved on) and some I've already pre-ordered (Clockwork Prince - but come on, it's Clockwork Prince - no way I could wait for the paperback on that one!) Hope Santa makes your wishes come true! Thanks for stopping by mine this morning!

  32. A great list of books! Thanks for stopping by. :D


  33. Lovely Christmas list! I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but haven't had a chance to read it. Hoping to get to it soon.

    My Friday Features

  34. I have heard so much about Jellicoe Road. I really should read it!

  35. Great choices!! trying out something by Sarah Dessen is on my wishlist too!!

  36. Daughter of Smoke and Bone would be at the top of my list! I haven't read it, but have read great things about it! Happy Thanksgiving!

  37. I forgot to answer your question about my book necklace. Here's a link to my post with a picture and a link to the seller:

  38. Oh man! I completely forgot about adding "Starcrossed" to my list! haha, I read the first couple of pages on amazon and fell in love with it... I may have to get that one too :D

  39. oh! I want CP soooo bad! that's not on my Dear Santa list, 'cuz there's no way I'm waiting that long to get my hands on it if I don't have to. (that sucker's pre-ordered already, anuyway).

    Been wanting to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone forever, too. Good choices.

    Here's PiF's.

  40. This is a fabulous list with tons of awesome books!! I hope you get the majority of what you ask for!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  41. hoping Santa brings you all the books you can ever want this year or at least a few off your list!

    Thanks for stopping by CBS

  42. I'm reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone right now! Great list of books!

  43. I'm hoping to own Clockwork Prince before Christmas, lol. :)

  44. Thanks for stopping by. I really want to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I have heard some great things about it.

    Beth ^_^

  45. Those are some awesome reads there!! A few I've read and owned and a few I'm waiting and hoping for as well!! Totally think we bloggers/readers need to be able to control time, so that we can pause time for everyone but ourselves so we can get some much needed reading done!!

    Thanks for visiting and follow my blog!

  46. I've been wanting to read Shade for a while, I'll get around to it one day. Great list!
    -Shellie @ Creative Reads

  47. There's a guide out to Vampire Academy? I need to read that. After 6 books, I've started to forget some of the names and the special powers.

  48. I also felt that Daughter of Smoke and Bone was the kind of book you wanted to own a copy of. A lovely, shiny copy to treasure.

  49. Hey Alison! Have a great weekend!

  50. Great list! Shade is AWESOME hope you get to read it soon :)

    (btw... we have a Terrier giveaway if you want to check it out lol) #sketchybribery

  51. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I can't wait for Clockwork Prince!! It seems to be on everyone's list!

  52. I loved Eona! Great books on your list! Thanks for stopping by :)

  53. Hope santa brings everything on your list. Have a great weekend.

  54. So excited for Clockwork Prince! Hope you get all your books! Have a great weekend!

    Ladybug Storytime

  55. Ahh all of yours are great picks! Hopefully Santa will bring them to you :D

    Thanks for stopping by!!


  56. Great list. A few of those are on my wish list too! Thanks for stopping by.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  57. I'm yet to read the Vampire Academy series too, would love to though!

    Thanks for hopping by :-)


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