Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #85

Welcome to the Feature & Follow

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.

Our Feature -Ezine of a Random Girl

Over here! I'm Guen, an all around book lover and random girl. Like most book lovers, I always have a book with me--whether or not I take it around with me depends on the situation. I THINK I'm just a normal teen (um, well, define normal, first). If ever asked what would the first store I would hit up at the mall--it would be a bookstore. It doesn't matter what bookstore, just as long as it's a bookstore, I could stay there for hours. I'm still a full time student but I've got two of my book lovin' friends, Cara and Pink (alias) to back me up on the blog.

You see, I find it really hard to answer the ""what's your favorite book?"" question because I never seem to find one book that I am absolutely mad, crazy, and in love about. There just too many books I'ver read that I loved. But I love reading any YA novels, whether be it historical fiction, paranormal romance, dystopian, contemporary, etc. I'm usually a positive person (note the usually) and almost always love the book after reading. I said almost always didn't I? :) But just so you know, I loved the Hunger Games and I'm loving the hush, hush series...and a whole lot more.

Q: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most...

**First off, I want to apologize in advance for a lack of commenting this weekend (as well as last weekend). I'm going to be out of town so I won't be spending a lot of time on the computer. If anyone has any idea of fun things to do in Billings, Montana, let me know!

I really don't have a favorite place to read. If anything, it would be my bed. But I love reading in bed, on the couch, at my desk, outside, at coffee shops, in the car - just about everywhere. I also like sitting at Barnes & Noble reading a book that I already have at home just for the excitement of reading in the bookstore.

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!

Gain New Blog Followers

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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
  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. 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
  6. 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"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. 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!!  


  1. I read everywhere too but I've never tried to read at a book store.

  2. Hopping through! I can't read at the bookstore. I don't think they like you when you do that. At least that's my experience. Reading in bed is definitely my favorite!

    My F&F

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  3. Hey Alison, I entered my link #24 and for some reason it went in wrong it should be : it won't let me delete or re-add my link, could you please change it?

  4. Happy FF! Reading in bookstores is fun, but I always get distracted among the shelves... Book Savvy Babe’s FF

  5. Bookstores is not a good place for me to read. I get distracted very easily. I like peace and quiet so much sometimes I read in my car, just to have the quiet time.

    Happy Friday!

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

  6. I'm the same. I read everywhere as well.

    Have fun on your getaway!

  7. Upper-end bookstores when I get to visit the city, I've seen nooks where people can grab a book and read but I rarely visit these places nowadays so I usually read at home or if traveling, the hotel bed or coffee table too.

  8. Awesome answer. I am just like you. I like to read in multiple places too. =]
    Here is My Follow Friday

  9. Your answer made me chuckle - esp the bookstore one because I like to do that too!

    Trish - My FF

  10. Great response :) I love reading anywhere!!

  11. I know that's why I want to work in a bookstore so badly. Although such a job may be detrimental to my wallet.

    PS: Please don't feel afraid to check out my Frivolously Follow Me Friday post here. Thanks!

  12. I have been known to read while walking down the street! That's a true addict for you.

    I cannot seem to get the new code to produce the new picture. I wonder why I keep getting the old picture.

    Old follower stopping by to start a new Friday Follow

  13. Great answer, it took me a while to choose my place because I have a few as well. I tend to just read wherever my children are NOT haha

    This is my first time taking part, thanks for implementing such a great idea!

    New follower thanks to FF ;)

    My FF

  14. I read anywhere & everywhere too. In India we have Crosswords bookstore - they have amazing seating & coffee arrangements!! :) love reading there as well...


  15. I mostly read in my recliner chair or lying in bed. I live a quiet life and I don't get out much. I'm an old follower.

  16. In B&N is nice, especially sitting on the floor :))

    Here's my #FF

  17. I love reading just about anywhere too. But my absolute favorite spot is in bed with my dog curled up next to me.

    Here's my Follow Friday. Stop by if you get a chance.

  18. you're right there are so many places perfect to read. The bed is one plac whereI read the most too.

    old follower

    here is mine

  19. So many places, so many books...I even read while I'm cooking!

  20. I like to read in a lot of places, too. Here is my favorite place to read: Mom Reads My Books

  21. I do the same thing, I love to read at Barnes and Noble hehe, its so comfy there!!! Great Answer!!!

    Old Follower just passing through!!

    Ali @Ali's Bookshelf

  22. I can only read in my room! Well I can read anywhere but I can't focus anywhere else! LOL! Anyway I've been a follower for a really long time but this is my first FF! Feel free to check it out :)


  23. Oooo have fun in Montana Alison! I bet it's gorgeous there. My dad actually wanted to name me Montana. What? No good. My name would have been Montana Mackey. And I clearly would have been a porn star:)

  24. I can only read at home.

  25. I'm new to this meme! It sounds like so much fun! I now follow you and ezine on GFC and parjunkee as linky! I would appreciate any visits! :)

  26. Seems like reading in bed is the fave for a few bloggers!

    Here isMy FF

  27. This is my first follow friday! I'm among the popular crowd, I love reading on my bed haha.
    I'm Charlotte by the way, and you can see my post here:


  28. Billings!! *squeal!*

    Yellowtail damn is amazing if you can get someone with a boat to take you. AMAZING. So I hear. All the time. Actually... get someone with a boat and go out on the lake up past the heights, too, or out to the other damn by Redlodge - not too far. Very fun!!

    The water park is chilly, but pretty cool, if it's open still. You simply MUST walk the Rims - just park and soak up the view and think of my husband driving off of it. Naw... skip that part.

    I like the river thru town, too. Pebbly beaches are fun. The mall is a fast tour. :-) As is downtown.

    Mostly the folks are awesome... more relaxed, social, friendly... try to crash a get-together or two. They didn't seem to mind when we were there. I felt like I gained extra family.

    Enjoy Billings!!!!

  29. Hey Alison! Happy Friday. Have a great weekend :)

  30. Cool answer. I like to read magazines in the Barnes and Noble. Lol. Have fun in Billings.:)


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