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 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!
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!!