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.
Hey everyone! You may know me (pffft, yeah, riiiight!) as L.E.Olteano, I'm Livia for friends, meaning you guys :D. I'm a 24 yo girl/woman (I'm not sure what I can describe myself as at this age; uhm, female? Whatever.) stranger from a strange land - Romania - that loves everything about the written word.
I've had on and off reading sprees ever since I can remember, usually exactly at times when I was supposed to do something completely different. What can I say, that's part of my personal charm, fu~fu. I tend to have crushes on the villains in any book, or at least the bada$$-y sort of characters, give me the dark, the brooding, the mischievous, the possessive...*yum* I also host a deeply rooted obsession for vampire-related fiction since I was 7 yo and saw Interview with a Vampire at the cinema - oh, those intense and consuming eyes, that fair skin, those deadly beauties... Errrm, yes, as I was saying.
I have somewhat of broad reading horizons, I go for pretty much anything that titillates my reading gland after the first few pages, , with a few notable exceptions (like DIY and religion-focused books); I’ve been blogging since March 15th, 2011.
I'm a supporter of the indie/self-pub phenomenon, and my reviews are mostly for such works. Aside them, you can also find reviews of traditionally published authors, sure (though not as many...I'm noob, and from a mystery place in Europe, what can you expect, right?), but my guilty pleasure reads revolve around smutty, villain-ified, hunk-ilicious romance, paranormal more often then not (but not necessarily).
My usual routine is squealing, raving, and generally fangirling once I like something. Some of my big time favorites are Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series (oh, the yum factor!), Becca Fitzpatrick's novels, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, any and all writings of Anne Rice, and pretty much anything original, quirky, peculiar, edgy or gutsy (have I mentioned hot? fu~fu).
My greatest fear is I won’t manage to read all the books I wanna read; so many awesome books out there, so little time…*sigh*
Q: What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?
I can't think of anything crazy that I've done to get a specific book, but I've done lots of crazy book related things. Particularly with libraries. When I lived in Phoenix, I had five library cards (for different suburbs). The first month that I lived in California, I visited four different libraries, because there's no better way to tour a new city than to visit its libraries.
When I was a kid, I hated clothes shopping (not the case today...Hello Nordstrom!). My mother would reward me with little trips to B. Daltons between clothes stores.
In elementary school, I was voted "Person Most Likely to Own a Bookstore," mostly due to my epic book buying sprees for the Scholastic Book Order forms (one of the treasures of elementary school). In fifth grade, I kept a dozen books in my backpack, desk, or cubby, because you never knew which one I'd be in the mood for - including the illicit Sweet Valley High books, which I wasn't allowed to read, but borrowed them from friends and read them at school. I was such a rebel.
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!!