Thursday, December 22, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #77

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 - From the Shadows I Review





Hi everyone! My name's Charmaine but everyone calls me Char. I'm a 20 year old woman/girl... either or, I never know which to put. I live in the UK and I absolutely love to read books. I started blogging because I always have an opinion on what I'm reading and I guess that I wanted to share my opinions with the world. When I'm not reading or blogging I'm a full time carer for my mum. Sometimes I manage to find some spare time to crochet or write but it's not always a guarantee.

I love to read just about everything but the majority of the time I'll be reading YA. My favourite books are Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, If I Stay by Gayle Forman and Before I Die by Jenny Downham.

Question of the Week: If you had to spend eternity inside the pages of a book which book would you choose and why?


Well, I'd happily spend eternity as part of the Cullen household, a student/teacher at Hogwarts, or a resident of Pemberley (preferably if I, instead of Elizabeth, could marry Mr. Darcy). Those go without saying.

Other than my ubiquitous answers, I would love to live in Avonlea with Anne Shirley. And handsome Gilbert Blythe.

On a Christmas note, it would be cool to travel around the Polar Express.

I'd also love to be a member of the Night Circus.

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 - From the Shadows I Review & Ce-Ce's Book Reviews.
  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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63 comments :

  1. I, too, would love to be a member of the Cullen household. In any capacity (but preferably in Edward's arms. Move over, Bella!
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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  2. I really need to read Pride and Prejudice! I've been seeing The Night Circus a lot of lately; I might have to check it out as well.

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  3. I would love to be a Cullen, but I don't know if I'd have the strength to obstain from human blood...especially if it was my "brand of heroine". I do think it would be very cool to be a student at Hogwarts. I'd probably stare at those moving pictures all day!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  4. I need to be in Harry Potter!! I really want to play quidditch!
    Being a member of the Cullen household would also be awesome :)

    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-11.html

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  5. Yes, being in Harry Potter would be amazing!

    I'll have to fight you for Mr. Darcy though. ;)

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  6. I agree with all your answers, but I haven't read Night Circus yet. I've heard so many people sing its praises.

    I'd love to live in the Harry Potter world. Leviosa! (not a very exciting spell...but oh well :-)

    Old follower. Here's my FF: http://mytowerofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/feature-and-follow-friday-1223.html

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  7. I considered Hogwats but decided that I am too afraid of Voldemort. Though I would like to visit it some day. Thanks for the fun question and Happy Holidays!

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  8. I LOVE your answers, Alison! I finally just saw Breaking Dawn tonight and I remembered why I loved the Cullens so much in the books. I'm sure it's no surprise that my first thought was Hogwarts...that's usually my answer for everything lol. I would love to live Anne's life too, Gilbert was so dreamy, and I adore Avonlea...and I haven't read Pride and Prejudice yet, but it's one of those books I'm sure I'll love...it's near the top of my list for 2012! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, my dear! <3

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  9. hahaha, I love your answers. Mines an obvious one too...the LOTR world. lol And no...I don't want to be a hobbit. -.- =D

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  10. Spending eternity with the Cullens? I think I could hand that. And I'm with you--I'd love to marry Mr. Darcy! Great question this week :)
    -Katie @ Magic is in Words
    http://magicisinwords.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday-20.html

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  11. Ohhhh it would be so fun to travel on the Polar Express!! I'd love that world :)

    My Follow Friday!

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  12. I am also following you! :) Thanks for checking out my blog. And if you want to know about 'Chameleon' you should check out my review at: http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2011/12/chameleonyou-come-and-go.html

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  13. I really want to read The Night Circus! I have heard good things about it :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Amy @ Following The Reader

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  14. wow Alison ! thanks for stoppin by this week . Thank god we don't live inside those books , that's all I can say :p

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  15. I could definitely see myself as a member of the 'Cullen' household as well. That was the series that got me started on YA, afterall. But I must say, that Dimitri probably beats Edward for me. I guess mainly because even while I will always LOVE 'Twilight' I'm sort of tired of it and am moving on to other things. (series that I can still look forward to getting new things from).

    I love the 'VA' series. =D

    Old follower. Thanks for the follow.

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  16. don't see myself as a cullen but definitely in the HP world....hehe great answer

    Old Follower
    Aparajita @ Le' Grande Codex
    CHECK OUT MY FF POST HERE

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  17. Hey, Alison. :)
    I just ordered The Night Circus, everyone seems to like it. Have a great Friday!

    Here's our #FF post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

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  18. Great choices. I adored The Night Circus!

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  19. I picked Pride and Prejudice as well. I have an idea, before I start hopping through that a lot of people picked the same. What an interesting way to live. Thank you for hosting.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
    My FFF...

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  20. OH I love that you mentioned the Night Circus. Such a wonderful book.

    I picked HP and would also love to be a Cullen. So many good choices.

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

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  21. Yeah, who wouldn't want to live in the HP world? Love P&P too! Thanks for stopping by my FF:)

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  22. Ooh I never thought about The Polar Express! Just in time for the holidays too. Who DOESN'T want to marry Mr. Darcy? Maybe I'll settle for Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones' Diary instead! They're both Colin Firth after all. :)

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  23. Nice picks!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend and Happy Holidays!

    Old Follower :)

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  24. Wow, I love all those books! This make me want to re-read Anne of Green Gable...Gilbert Blythe still has my heart. :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  25. I totally forgot about the wonderfulness of Avonlea! Prince Edward Island is a beautiful place, and hanging out with such beloved characters would make it perfect. :-)

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  26. Aw I so need to read The Night Circus. Hmm yes living at Pemberley would be great if one got to marry Mr. Darcy lol
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I would love to be in the Twilight world so I could be with Jacob. Hogwarts would be awesome too but I have never read Pride and Prejudice! Thanks for hopping by today!

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  28. Thankyou for stopping by and following :) I would love to read the Night Circus! As soon as I can I'm going to buy it - too bad it's so expensive :S - but I can't wait!! Great answer :)

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  29. Great choices, love The Polar Express.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/book-blogger-hop-ff.html

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  30. Thanks for posting :D Love your answers, I couldnt have chosen better myself!
    I didnt even think about the polar express, now that would be awesome too! Always up for alot of Christmas!

    Kris
    A book from Snowy River

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  31. All great answers! I too *heart* Mr. Darcy! Thanks for stopping by, Happy Friday!My Follow

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  32. If you were Mr. Darcy's wife, you would definitely be uber rich with a house in Town! Thanks for hopping by my site! Pistols at dawn to see who gets to be the new Mrs. Darcy?!? LOL

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  33. Thanks for hopping by! I love your answers, I didn't even think about the Cullens, haha. Merry Christmas! *Old Follower, btw.*

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  34. old follower thanks for stopping by. Great answers, my whole family has favorite parts of Polar Express that they wish was a ride.

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  35. Hey, I'm new to this ^^ I totally agree with Harry Potter!

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  36. The Cullens...meh. But Harry Potter or Pride and Prejudice? Yes please! Magic would just be great (hence my choice of Night Circus) and Pride and Prejudice would be wonderful to see the people and experience the culture of this era.

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  37. Harry Potter always wins! And Pemberly would be pretty cool too. It hasn't lost its charm! And Avonlea, oh my god yes! Gilbert Blythe was my first literary crush! *blush* Thanks for hopping by xD

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  38. Hahah, I would so marry Mr. Darcy! He's a bit of a jerk some of the novel, but I love him all the same :D

    (Old follower, & thanks for stopping by!)
    Happy holidays!

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  39. This is great! I'm back for my 2nd week!
    I can't decide between Harry Potter's world and Jace's Mortal Instruments!

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  40. Ooh! Gilbert Blythe. ::sigh::

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. Oh, to be part of Hogwarts AND marry Darcy... that'd be just great! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  42. I haven't read Night Circus yet but I want to. It would definitely be interesting to live with the Cullens.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Old follower

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  43. Yes! Avonlea would be a lovely place to spend eternity! I'd love to spend my days with that Anne Girl and her imagination.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  44. Hey Alison! I hope you have wonderful weekend and a Happy Christmas!!

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  45. Great answers Allison. Hmm... never considered being a part of the Cullen household. I'll have to add it to my list. LOL!

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  46. A few people mentioned The NIght Circus. I'm going to have to read that book soon and see for myself.

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  47. HP is such an awesome choice. I think everyont would want to live there. Thanks for stopping by my FF. =]

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  48. I would love to be apart of the Cullen family! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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  49. Agree with HP and Pride and Prejudice- Darcy = total swoon! Very cool answer!
    Thank you so much for following! It means a lot!
    I already follow you. ( :
    Romi.x

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  50. Great choices! I chose Harry Potter too...(: I never thought about joining the Cullen household, but that would be pretty cool.

    This is my first week for follow friday.
    and i'm a new follower!

    Tabitha's Book Blog

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  51. If I could be part of the magic, I'd love one of those type of books. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  52. "Alison Cullen".....it has a ring to it! Of course it'll be wierd if you start dating one of the other Cullens. *GASP* Think about the whispering at school. LOL. I love Twilight! #NowFollowing

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  53. Ooh, the Cullens. Interesting choice, but I do think it would be loads of fun with them!

    Sandra
    Waiting For Wentworth

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  54. Lol! Everyone wants to be a part of the Harry Potter books. I think there must be a rule that the book blogger community must be obsessed with Harry Potter or something. And have wildly different and violent reactions to Twilight...

    Patricia @ Lady with Books

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  55. I am in for the second week! This is a great blog hop and I am glad I found it. Thank you for hosting and Happy Holidays.

    Here is my Hop and answer!

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  56. Hehe, I'm pretty sure just about everybody picked Hogwarts as their answer too! :) I'd say living with the Cullens would be pretty interesting too. Great answer!

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  57. Black Butler? I think you might enjoy it... Happy Christmas x

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  58. The Polar Express is a great answer. How about spending eternity with Charlie Brown and Lucy? Or, the Island of Lost Toys. The Christmas theme offers a lot of options. North Pole, anyone? Happy Holidays!

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  59. I want to live in Hogwarts! :) This is really a cool way to meet new bloggers. I'm joining for the first time. So excited! :D Merry Christmas!

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  60. Hogwarts was one of my choices as well! Thanks for stopping by!

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    Molly
    Reading is my cup of tea

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  61. Those are all great choices and I agree about Mr.Darcy, I would love to marry him too! I'm a new follower :)

    Annmarie@ http://lovetoreadagoodbook.blogspot.com

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  62. I love all of your choices! I'd live with the Cullens or at Pemberley. I chose Green Gables too :)

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