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.
My name is Britta and I will forever be a part of the 'Incurable Bibliophiles Society for Dreamy Souls.' I'm in the midst of completing an MA in Creative Writing, which alloted me the opportunity to spend a year in the emerald land speckled with sheep and middle English. I call it Middle Earth, the world calls it Wales. My goal is to become J.K. Rowling's understudy someday. I also would like to spend my entire life around books. Until then, brisk walks to the Strand Bookstore will do!
I started Novel Days because my free time is taken up with books, and I wanted to document my finds/thoughts, as well as make new friends who I can celebrate these novels with. I specialize in YA Fiction, but I do read other genre's. At the moment, I'm reading Paper Towns by John Green, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, and will soon start on Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
Q: Have you ever looked at book's cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.
Ummm...I'm not really sure. I do think the cover for Anna and the French Kiss is stupid looking, although not as ditzy as the title. That's not entirely true. It's a cute cover, but it makes the book seem flighty, which it's not.
I do hate the paperback cover for If I Stay by Gayle Forman. They took a unique cover and turned it into a copy of every other YA book with a photographed, overdramatized girl. But I'd already read the book when the new cover came out. I like the new cover for Delirium much better than the old one - but I still haven't read it. Can't believe I still haven't read it.
Until I started blogging, I didn't care about covers at all. Now I've fallen under the influence of so many of you who drool and ogle at the gorgeous covers. They're much more important to me than they used to be, but I still think they don't influence my impression of a book as much as they do for some people.
Then of course you have the unbelievable covers that tempt even disinterested people like me, but only lead to disappointment. Books that come to mind are Tris & Izzie (I made it 50 pages) and Everneath (Ducks as angry bloggers throw stones at my head...I didn't hate Everneath, but I didn't like it as much as a lot of people).
Speaking of covers, have you seen the cover for The Hunger Pains, the Harvard Lampoon parody? I think it's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time:
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!!