Thursday, March 15, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #88

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 -The Fairytale Nerd



The Fairytale Nerd

My name is JoAnne. I like pink. It's actually my favorite color. I absolutely love reading. I just graduated from law school (2011), and I'm supposed to be studying for the bar (key word is suppose). In truth, I don't know if I still want to be a lawyer. I really love reading. I have an e-reader. I am not sporty. Reading is my life. I can't dance. I can't sing. I co-own an internet cafe with my boyfriend. I am a freelance writer. I love reading! And the only thing I want to do for the rest of my life is read YOUNG ADULT BOOKS. When I was in law school, I did't have the time for blogging, or anything else for that matter. So, it was only 2 months ago when I tried blogging about books, and now I am completely addicted to it. As for my favorite reads, I LOVE the Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa. It's my number one favorite book!

Q: What is the best book you've read in the last month? What is the worst book you've read in the last month?.

The best book I've read was definitely Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I can't recommend it enough.


I haven't read any books that were horrible, but I was disappointed with several books that I'd been really looking forward to in the past month. Specifically Everneath by Brodi Ashton and Shade by Jeri Smith Ready. There were both okay, but didn't do it for me.


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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RULES

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!!  

80 comments:

  1. I was VERY disappointed in Everneath. I actually DNF it. :(

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  2. Goldilox, you missed the best part!! I thought the book was good, but the end made it really worth it. I couldn't get into Shade either, though. I finished it, but it was just mediocre for me. Can't wait to read Cinder! Happy Friday :)

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    1. Boo, sad to hear the end was good...but if I have to read 350 to wait to like a book its just not worth it! And Cinder was REALLY great! :)

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  3. I really want to read Cinder and Everneath. I'm sad to see that Everneath didn't wow you.

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  4. I've yet to read Cinder, but it doesn't really sound like my typical genre. I read Everneath when it first came out, but it seemed pretty interesting to me.

    Happy Friday :)

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  5. I just got Everneath from the library..I think I might still give it a chance but we shall see!! I do love greek mythology :D

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  6. Hi Alison :)
    I hope to read Cinder soon, thankfully I have not read Everneath, and the other I'm unfamiliar with.
    Happy Friday!

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  7. Oh, Cinder is amazing! I'm trying to get Mom to read it too since I got her hooked on Dystopian novels now lol

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  8. I really need to start reading Cinder, I've heard so many awesome things about it. I've heard some mixed reviews about Everneath, some love it and some are a bit meh about it. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. Thanks for hopping by, Alison! I haven't rad Cinder yet, but I've heard REALLY good things about it! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Jamie@Addicted2heroines

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  10. I already follow you, but i haven't done follow friday in a long time. Great to see you again.

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  11. I loved cinder!! Hosting a giveaway right now where one follower will win a hardcover copy actually!

    Old follower :)

    My FF

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  12. I haven't read Shade but I did read Everneath and I actually liked it. Cinder was amazing! I'm so glad you liked it.

    Happy Friday!

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

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  13. All 3 of those books have been on my TBR wishlist for awhile now. Sorry that you can't recommend them though. :) Maybe I'll have a different opinion whenever I get around to reading someday. ;) Hehe. Beautiful covers at least! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, hon!

    <3
    Pixie
    The Bookaholic
    http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com

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  14. Ooh, yeah, I really enjoyed Cinder too! I'm holding off on reading Everneath because of all the mixed reviews I've read. Most of the ones I've read seem to weigh in as "meh", so I'm not in a hurry to get a copy.

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  15. Hi there :) just hopping through...

    I also LOVED Cinder such a great book! I can't wait for the next book.

    Here is my choice...

    Waiting on Wednesday

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  16. Isn't it funny how tastes in books go. I love Shade and enjoyed Everneath but didn't like Cinder. I'm glad you did though. I don't really know why it didn't call to me. I know lots of people enjoyed it.

    My Follow Friday.

    ~Kristin

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  17. I have heard great things about Cinder! Sorry you were disappointed with Everneath and Shade :/

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  18. Hi from Dana at Dana's YA Bookpile. :) Happy Follow Friday!

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  19. Hi Alison! Thank you for featuring my blog this week!

    I loved Cinder too! Prince Kai is just so swOOOOny. :D I haven't read Everneath yet, so I can't say. But I have read Shade, and I loved it. In fact, I'm eagerly waiting for Shine!

    Here's my Follow Friday Post

    Happy weekend!
    -JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd

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  20. I plan on reading Cinder this week:)

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  21. I haven't read Cinder but I did download the sample. I'm an old follower.

    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-16.html

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  22. I'm on the waiting list at the library for Cinder, so hopefully I'll get to that soon! I haven't read Everneath or Shade and they're not high on my list, so it may be awhile :)
    My FF is on the linky. Have a great weekend!

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  23. I haven't read all of these books yet...
    Really? Everneath is not so on your type..I was actually looking forward to read it..:)
    Nice choice of Cinder..

    My FF

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  24. Oooh...heard great things about Cinder and sad you didn't like Everneath and Shade, both are on my to-read list. Oh, and Spellbound is the first book, the next one is called Spellcaster....I think. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  25. Hi & Happy Friday!!

    I loved Cinder! I cant wait to read the next book in the series.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sharon @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  26. Great choice! I so need to read Cinder, I keep hearing amazing stuff about it.

    here is mine

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  27. http://ginaslibrary.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/feature-follow-31612/

    You can follow me by email, network blogs, or linky followers.

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  29. Ahh I want to read Cinder SO SO SO bad :) It looks so great :D Lol. Happy friday!

    My Answer

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  30. I really want to read Cinder. I just won Shade but now I am scared. :( Hopefully it is somewhat enjoyable. Old follower. Thanks for stopping by.

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  32. I still haven't gotten around to reading either of those, but they're on my list, and surely I'll find the time to do it soon :)

    Check out my Follow Friday!

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  33. I loved Cinder as well! It was such a great read. It left me dying to read the next book in the series, which is both good and torturous! Sorry you were disappointed by Shade, I really enjoyed that one.

    Have a great weekend!

    Books of Amber

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  34. Haven't read Cinder, but I want to.
    I think I'm blind?!?!?! Where can I submit my FF link? I don't see the list.
    _yay_ at Book that Thing
    MyFollowFriday

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  35. Hi! I'm new...sort of, I was here last week and I didn't really do everything properly. Hopefully this week I'll be better.

    I hope you can stop by my blog: http://www.josepheastwood.com/

    -Joseph ♥

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  36. I have Cinder sitting here waiting to be read. I haven't read the other two but they are on my list to read as well.

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  37. Shade was a book i liked but didn't love. The ending is when it got me interested.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  38. Yay for Cinder!!!! :-) What a great book!

    I like the question this week. I love hearing about fav's and not-so-much's. Thx for hopping by!!!

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  39. Great picks! I haven't had the chance to read Cinder yet, but by the sounds of thing I really need to get to it. Have a great weekend!

    Old follower! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow-friday-19.html

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  40. I have Cinder and Everneath on my TBR list. Hopefully I will get some of those dang TBRs read, but I just seem to keep adding to them. :D

    Happy Friday!
    Kendra

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  41. I'm sad you were disappointed with Everneath. It was one of my favorite reads last year. But, to each their own. :)

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  42. Cinder. I have been iffy about whether or not I should read this.

    Shade.. I felt was good, but felt alot of people were talking up the series to be something that lacked.
    I loved Everneath, but I can understand how it wouldn't be for everyone.

    I'm a new/old follower. (Old since I followed you from my old account, but new, since I have recently started a joint blog with a friend)

    My Blog hop
    Follow Friday {01}

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  43. Hi, I have not read any of those novels. The code given under the new design actually is the old design code.
    here is mine FF: Http://sidnereading.blogspot.com

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  44. This was a tough question to answer cuz I am so far behind on my reading. Cinder sounds like a good recommendation to add if I ever get caught up! Have a great weekend!

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  45. I chose Cinder too - such an amazing book!

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  46. I adored Cinder as well! I had Everneath from the library, but just didn't get very far until I had to return. Maybe I'll finish it someday...

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-20.html

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  47. I'm sad Everneath was a disappointment for you. I've really been looking forward to reading that. It's funny but I wasn't interested in Cinder and it seems like everyone is enjoying it. Maybe I should give it a chance.
    kathy from Read This Instead
    http://readthisinstead.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-good-bad.html

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  48. I really need to get around to reading Cinder. I keep hearing all these great things, I feel like I'm missing out. :)

    My Follow Friday.

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  49. I've heard a lot about Cinder.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow_16.html

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  50. Best Book: The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein by Robert A. Heinlein
    Worst Book: Expedition Beyond: The Anderson Theory by Roger Bagg

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

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  51. I really need to start reading Cinder. When I first heard about it in 2011, I wasn't interested in it, mostly because the cover scares me (I don't know why it does, since I don't get scared easily), but after hearing so many great things about it in the past few months, I've decided to give it a try.
    My library has 11 copies (actually it doesn't, all of the public libraries in the city share books, I think everyone knows what I mean), it's going pretty fast, I was #20 (I think, I don't remember exactly) and now I'm #13.
    I hope that I like it too.

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  52. I want to read Cinder so bad! I liked Everneath but didn't love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, old follower:)
    By the way, I used your awesome advice and took off my comments verification, THANK YOU! I wish everyone did that.
    Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed
    http://BooksandSparkles.Blogspot.com

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  53. I loved Everneath! I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy it. Everyone talks about Cinder, and I've seen one thing about it that sounded good, but then when I pick the book up and read the back, I just don't feel like reading it.

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  54. Cinder was fantastic! Definitely a very close second to Pandemonium. Or maybe tied! I do still have Everneath on my shelf, but it keeps getting pushed back. Hopefully I'll get around to it.

    Thanks for stopping by! Otherwhere.co

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  55. I want to read Cinder and Everneath, too... I hope I'll enjoy Everneath, I love Greek Mythology and that "prom dress" cover, too. :) *fingers crossing*
    Thanks for stopping by my FF. (Old follower.)
    Have a great weekend, Alison!

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  56. Yes, Cinder is very popular this month.
    http://booketta.blogspot.com/

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  57. I REALLY need to read Cinder, every book blogger seems to love it! Here's my second Follow Friday:

    http://a-reading-daydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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  58. I'm glad you enjoyed Cinder, Alison! I really need to read it soon, because everyone is raving about it. I've been hearing mixed reviews about Everneath, which is unfortunate because I've been dying to read it.

    I'm an old follower but I'm new to the Follow Friday Hop, and I really dig it so far!

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

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  59. Hey Alison! Happy Friday and have a great weekend :)

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  60. Thanks for hopping over. It's been a while since I first followed you!

    Sherlock is on PBS in the US - not sure about Canada or elsewhere. I'm sure you can check it out online, though. And I must add that it is really, really good. :)

    Happy Friday!

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  61. I hated Everneath, but loved Shade. LOL. Go figure! :)

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  62. Ooh. I have Cinder on my to buy list. Glad you loved it!

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  63. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't read Everneath and I preferred Jeri Smith Ready's other series better than Shade.
    I'm an old follower.

    LLM - ABookGeek

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  64. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't read any of those books but I'm looking forward to reading them anyway. I'm following back!

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  65. I just won Cinder in a giveaway last week! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  66. Thanks for stopping by.
    I have to take a look at Cinder. I love the title and the cover.

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  67. Totally loved Cinder - really got swept up by the characters and story!

    I've literally just finished Everneath, and I see what you mean, it was... blah.

    Great post!

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  68. Hi, thanks for stopping by. :) I'm following you of course! I'm absolutely dying to read Cinder, it looks really interesting and I've seen so many sparkling reviews!

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  69. Everneath is on my TBR and I'll be on the lookout for Cinder, it sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  70. Cinder is on my TBR list. I really need to read about it soon since everyone it talking about how good it is. Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  71. It seems like a lot of people have enjoyed Cinder! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am an old follower, of course!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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  72. Love your site. New follower via GFC.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books
    http://ajarndtbooks.blogspot.com/

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  73. I really have to read Cinder! Everyone's been saying such great things about it! :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog this week & thanks for hosting FF as always!

    Dominique @ The Book Vault

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  74. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about Everneath, I still think I'll try it for myself! (:

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  75. I really, really, REALLY want to read Cinder really badly!! :)

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  76. Thanks for hopping through. :) I haven't read any of the three books you mentioned, but I do plan on picking up Cinder sometime soon.

    Old follower.

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  77. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    I also didn't think Everneath was that great! I really need to get my hands on Cinder!

    Have a great Sunday :)

    The Muggle

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  78. I have to read Cinder at some point this week. :)

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