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.
Laura Ashlee is twenty-three years old and hails from small town Alabama. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She currently works full-time at Robins & Morton, a Birmingham-based general contractor that specializes in healthcare facilities. She is currently studying for her GRE so she can go to grad school next year. Aside from reading and blogging, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and awesome boyfriend.
I wasn't into reading as much when I was in high school and when I first started college. I had too much required reading to find the time. After I finished all my English and reading courses in college I started reading again. I read Wuthering Heights and a couple of Jane Austen books and fell in love. Then, I picked up The Hunger Games, and fell in love with YA books. Now, I read all kinds of different genres, but I still have a huge place in my heart for YA and classics.
Q: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?
Hmmm...I'd love to see books/series like Anna and the French Kiss; Lola and the Boy Next Door; Vampire Academy; Iron Fey; and The Mortal Instruments made into a movie or TV show (TMI is scheduled to be made, at least). I'm excited that Beautiful Creatures is going to be made into a movie. And definitely excited about The Hunger Games.
But ultimately, I don't know that I want any of them made into a movie. Movies have a way of screwing up a book. Even the best movies. The Harry Potter movies got it almost right, but not quite all the way there. The Twilight movies have all sorts of issues, although I love them anyway. Then there's the disaster of Philip Pullmans' The Golden Compass movie. As much as I'd like to see my favorite stories on screen, I think I'd prefer them to stay on the page.
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!!