Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View 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!
How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) 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!
What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.
Once upon a time, there was a teen who loved reading YA books. Day and night, she read and read and read books from all genres of fiction -- fantasy, paranormal, dystopia, science fiction, and more. But she grew weary from having a limited choice of books at her local library. And thus, Fiction Fervor was born. Over one year old, Fiction Fervor is composed of three teens now: Thy (the one who was the most avid reader), Tori (the one who had the most thoughtful reviews), and Linda (the one who was the founder with the biggest dreams yet).
Q: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
There are definitely genres that I don't like much, but I prefer to think of them as genres I haven't yet learned to like rather than definitively and permanently them on a "do not read" blacklist. After all, I spent my entire childhood hating anything that hinted of fantasy. Now, at least half of my reading is in the high fantasy, urban fantasy, or paranormal romance genre.
That being said, the genres that I typically do not read are: Science Fiction and Mysteries.
It's regrettably common to dislike science fiction and I wish I could get beyond it. I've liked books like The Host by Stephenie Meyer and the Ender's Game books (by Orson Scott Card), but on the whole sci fi books don't interest me. I'm not sure why I dislike mysteries. Particularly because most books have a mystery element to them even if they're not specifically categorized as mysteries. For whatever reason, books that are entirely focused on mysteries typically do not hold my focus. Then again, I recently read Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James and I enjoyed that.
Now for the Follow Fun!
With GFC going the way of the dodo bird for many bloggers, there is no better time to start following blogs via RSS feed. If you use a reader, it would be great if you followed my RSS directly.
We have a new button, so update your blogs if you are used to doing this meme!
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.
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.
If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
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"
If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
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! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!