Thursday, April 19, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #93

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 -Word Spelunking

Word Spelunking

I am a twenty-something dreamer, with a love of words; mindless television shows; sarcastic humor; and orange sherbet ice cream. I'm a book geek and word nerd with a passion for YA and MG fiction. I would love to get paid for reading books all day long, while sitting on the sands of Folly Beach, but to date this job still only exists in the chaotic, yet sparkly wonderland that is my mind. As a proud, self- proclaimed T.V junkie and literature enthusiast, I spend most of my time in the world of fictional characters; a world where I have declared myself the queen and wear a glittering tiara. I am still waiting for my letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and believe I would be totally awesome at both Charms and Quidditch. To those who try to bring me down from my cloud in the sky, I have only this to say: Muggle, please. I discovered the world of book blogging a few months ago, but only recently became brave enough to start my own blog. I find that I have a lot to say about books and started blogging to find other book loving people to say these things to...and to give the people in my real life a break from my incessant book chatter. I love YA and MG lit and Lauren Myracle is my literary soulmate. Basically, I'm just a girl who loves books, loves to interact with others who love books, and wants to share that love. I just wanna smoosh everyone together in this big book lovefest and spread that love around the world.

Q: Fight! Fight! If you could have two fictional characters battle it out (preferably from books), who would they be and who do you think would win?

Let's see: I'm thinking of Ismae from Grave Mercy and Allie from Immortal Rules. Ismae is far more skilled in the art of assassination and general fighting, but Allie is street smart and determined. Not to mention a vampire. With her vampire powers, she can probably beat Isame but if Ismae was trained to assassinate vampires I bet they'd be equally matched.

Now if it was between Alice from Twilight and Allie from Immortal Rules, I think Alice would win. The whole psychic thing is hard to match.

***A few weeks ago, one of you said that she loved Elizabeth Chadwick's books. Who was that? I want to read one of her books. Which one should I start with? If you'd read Chadwick's books, please let me know which ones you like. Thanks!

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.

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Gain New Blog Followers

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  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.
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  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
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  1. I'd totally vote for Allie to put the smackdown on Ismae! :D

  2. Allie is SUCH an awesome character! And one that has definitely stuck with me since I read the book. I'm really looking forward to meeting Ismae when I read Grave Mercy!

    Happy FF!

  3. I totally agree with you on Allie. I think with her sword and her vampire quickness, she could totally win!

    Happy FF!

  4. I disagree with your CAPTCHA tip. CAPTCHA helps stops spammers and bots from posting wrongful/spam comments that can be a distraction and turn off readers from your blog.

  5. I have not read Grave Mercy, but I'm reading Immortal Rules right now (well, just starting it actually) Great picks! Book Savvy Babe’s FF

  6. Oh I don't know those. Will have to look into them :) Such a great way to find new ones to read!

    Anna@Herding Cats & Burning Soup

  7. LOL Omg could you have picked a more awesome fight!? Hmm Allie vs Ismae. I don't know who'd win but it would certainly be one badass fight!

  8. I have not read Grave Mercy but I really enjoyed Immortal Rules. Since you think Ismae is a good contender for Allie, I am curious about Grace Mercy and will move it a few spots up on my TBR list.

    Old Follower.

    Erika (from Let's talk about books)

  9. Great post!! I haven't read either book but I can't wait to read Immortal Rules and learn more about Allie!!

  10. I just started reading The Immortal Rules and I'm loving Allie so far! She does seem like she could kick some ass!

    My Feature & Follow

  11. I still need to read Immortal Rules, but Ismea from Grave Mercy would be a great opponent. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Hey! I'm new! I'm trying to do the follow friday meme. :) Hopefully it works! :)

  13. I agree for Alice and Allie, but I didn't know Asmae, so I couldn't really tell.

    old follower

    here is mine

  14. Alice is great! But I agree with you, Jasper is super hot. =)

    Thanks for stoppin' by!

  15. Hmm, I was thinking of comparing Ismae with Mara Dyer, but then I love both of them and don't really want to see either one hurt. So I ended up with a different choice.

    Check it out @ My Follow Friday

  16. I need to get to reading Immortal Rules! But Alice is probably my favourite character from the Twilight series.

    Thanks for checking out my blog! (:

  17. Hehe, nearly every post I saw were about Boy Fights, but this one is an awesome pick!!! ILOVE Alice, how can you not love her and Allie? She's such a kick ass heroine!!

    And, I think Alice would win too, and.. sadly for Allie I would want her win - Alice is one of the most amazing, cutest, awesome but kick ass girls ever! I wish there would be a book just about her...

  18. Whoa, great choice between Ismae and Allie. I would love to see them fight! =D

    Here's my FF

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  19. I don't know Ismae, but Allie is one badass!

    New follower! This is my very first Feature and Follow. :)

    Vanessa @ Bluest Ribbon

  20. Love that you picked Allie from The Immortal Rules. That's girl's a survivor!


  21. Seeing a lot of Allie! I think she could win a fight as well! Loved her and her katana!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  22. Your answer is just TOO awesome!

    Rebecca @ Vicariously!

    My FF

  23. I haven't read either of these books yet but now I'm going to be thinking about this when I do.

  24. ALLIE all the way! =) Great Picks! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Keep in touch!
    ~Suzanne @ YA Nation

  25. Mind works the same way sister, I also thought of an Ismae vs. Allie fight.

    Check mine here

  26. I haven't read either, but both are on my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Doodle @ Doodle's Book Blog

  27. ACK. I still need to read Immortal Rules! (and Grave Mercy, while I'm at it, but it's almost embarrassing I haven't read IR yet). But I love the way you describe the matchup. I'd watch it!

    Here's my FF post!

  28. It definately is hard to beat a psychic! I am also Team Adrian, he is actually my top book boyfreind. I just felt that Dmitri is the perfect fighter.
    Thanks for visiting my Hop!
    I am really excited to read Immortal rules, I just started the iron fey serie this week and i am loving Kagawa's brillaint writing.

  29. I have been dying to read The Immortal Rules and Grave Mercy! Can't wait to get to them... I think they'd be equally matched too but when you throw Alice into the mix I know for a fact she's win lol... no one could beat a psychic :)

    Here is my #FF if you would like to check it out "Click Here"

    Kayla @ Reading On The Wild Side

  30. Oh and I forgot to add, I'm a new follower via GFC! Happy Friday :)

  31. old follower, hopping through! :)
    I actually haven't read the books you mentioned, though I know Alice.. I just never indulged in the twilight series but it sounds like you have a pretty good match up!
    I went with fantasy v fantasy in my answer.

    have a wonderful weekend!

  32. I haven't read either Grave Mercy or Immortal Rules, but I really want to. Both Ismae and Allie sound awesome!

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  33. Awesome question for this week! There are going to be some very interesting answers this time...x

    Jessica from Booked Up!

  34. Hi! New follower on GFC :) And new to FF hop.

    As for the battle: having not read Grave Mercy or Immortal Rules, I'd have to go with a character I know - Alice from Twilight. She'd be tough to beat.

    Have a great weekend!
    Renee Succotash Reviews

  35. From what I've heard about Grave Mercy, the protagonist definitely would be a hard opponent in a fight!

  36. I have got to read both these books. I've been trying to win them ala book contests all around the blogsphere, but no such luck. I think I might just spend the moolah.

    Here's my FF .
    Happy Reading!

  37. Yea... it would be fun to see Ismae w/ a vampire, definitely. Hypothetically. I don't actually know THAT vampire... that's the problem with this question... we all read different books!!!!

  38. Old follower just returning your visit. Thanks for stopping by and I love your choices for the literary cage match this week.

    The Scarf Princess

  39. Oh no! I still have to read both of those. *throws on pile* Anyway, great blog! following you now!

  40. I haven't read either; I'll need to get on that!! Thanks for hopping through :-)

  41. Great answer!

    Thanks for stopping by and featuring me today!
    :) Aeicha Word Spelunking

  42. So I don't know your characters except Alice. She's cute, clever, and you're right. Being able to see things gives her an advantage on the competition!
    Old follower.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    My FF

  43. I'd have to go with Allie. :) I'm a new follower, a
    Follow Friday buddy (#19 on your list above and #190 on mine). Please, drop by my blog. :0)

  44. I have yet to read The Immortal Rules or Grave Mercy, but it's great to see there are some kick-ass heroines in them!

    My TGIF/Follow Friday

  45. Just hopping through! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My FF

  46. Hoppin' through too. :-)

    Twitter @Mirely

  47. Not read Grave Mercy, so I wouldn't know who would win, but if it was Alice and Allie, yep Alice would probably kick butt!

  48. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your choice. :) hehe

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

  49. I am brand new to the book blogging world and the Follow Me Friday hop. Looks like I missed it this week but I will definitely be here next week! I love your choices and if you have the time please feel free to stop by my new blog! Thanks :)

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  50. I think it would be hard to beat Alice in any match. Not only the physic part, but she's small and quick. It would be hard for you any who she doesn't allow to get their hands on her period. As for the other one's I haven't read those books yet so I don't have a clue either way for them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Returning some of the love.

    Cassie @ The Anfractuous Bookaholic

  51. Thanks for hopping by my blog!

    Returning the blog love!

    I have Immortal Rules on my TBR pile and Ill be adding Grave Mercy as well!

    Valerie @ Intriguing Reads

  52. Thanks for stopping by!
    I think Alice would beat Allie as well :)

  53. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day - sorry I've been so slow responding to the comment!

    I haven't read Immortal Rules yet but I rather liked Ismae's fighting abilities. Plus being trained by ninja assassin nuns is very different!


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