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.
Who says math teachers don’t like to read? I have always LOVED to read, often staying up all night because “I had to get to the end of the chapter” and then it would turn into “just one more chapter”. When I was in elementary and intermediate school, it was The Baby Sitters Club & Sweet Valley High series that I loved. Of course, I also enjoyed such classics as The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Anne of Green Gables. One day, I hope to find some of those old books when I am brave enough to explore my parents attach. While I have found some adult books/ authors that I enjoy (Patricia Cornwell, Dan Brown, Stieg Larsson) my heart is in YA. Most of the reviews, upcoming author signing and books will be focused on YA.
I'm currently reading books from the Texas Lone Star list to help promote those books to my students, along with books that I LOVE that may be more high school level. I'm always looking for great books for the tweens (11-14) age group. A few of my recent FAVORITE books are: Divergent, Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy, and anything by Cinda Williams Chima.
Q: What is the longest book you've read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?
Longest: I think the longest book I've ever read is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I liked it, although I wouldn't put it on my list of favorite books. I do love understanding the various cultural references to characters in the book (particularly Uriah Heap), plus I performed an awesome reenactment of Dora's death in front of my 10th grade English class.
Favorites: My favorite long books are The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas; Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell; Herman Wouk's books The Winds of War and War and Remembrance; and John Adams by David McCullough.
And Harry Potter of course - but that's a whole different level of love.
Long TBR List: Mostly my long book list includes books that I want to read: Game of Thrones; The Historian; War and Peace; Anna Karenina; The Forsyte Saga; the Unabridged Les Miserables; etc.
I'm curious - have any of you tackled Infinite Jest? Or any of the long books I haven't read?
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!!