Thursday, May 10, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #96

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 -Books Galore

Please welcome Makayla from Books Galore!

When did you start blogging? I started blogging in June 2011.

What are your favorite things about blogging? My favourite part of blogging is sharing my opinion with others, and meeting new bloggers.

What are your favorite books? My favourite books are The Mortal Instrument series By Cassandra Clare, Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi, and Fever By Lauren DeStefano.

What is the best thing that has happened to you since you started blogging? The best thing that has happened because of book blogging is that I get to talk to other people who share my love for reading, and I feel I have learned so much more from blogging then I did before about books.

Q: This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother's Day. In celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

Despite the fact that this question was my idea, I find it difficult to answer. The first book that pops into my mind is Anne of Green Gables. Anne is an orphan of course, but the strong relationship that developed between Anne and Marilla has touched readers for generations.

I also love the relationship between Cammie and her mom in the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. If you love middle grade novels, you must read the Mother Daughter Book Club books by Heather Vogel Frederick.

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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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!


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  1. This was a hard question for me as well. :) I have the Mother Daughter Book Club series! I really need to read them one day. :) Happy FF!

  2. This was a hard question for me because I read a lot of UF and PNR and there aren't a whole lot of mother-daughter relationships in those types of books, and when the mothers are present, it's usually an antagonistic relationship.

    Happy Friday!


  3. Wow! I choose Cammie and Rachel morgan too!
    Happy Friday Alison!!!!

  4. Great choice Alison!! This week's question really was a tough one for me :)

  5. I'm having a hard answering this question too. I haven't read Anne of Green Gables or the Gallagher Girls. If I come up with an answer, I'll participate this week, lol.

  6. It is a tricky question, I'm just about to go write mine! New follower + so excited to be a part of this blog hop! Great choice, can't go wrong with Anne:)

  7. Interesting answer. I'm curious to see what other people come up with. I was thinking of Cammie from the Ghallager girls series too.

    Herre's mine:

  8. Don't worry, the two books that popped into my mind are not biological mother-daughter either. But that's okay. Because other mother-daughter relationships can form and still be beautiful. =)

  9. I love Ann of Green Gables and Love your blog new follower here
    Thanks Lolly

  10. Definitely a super hard question. I couldn't think of one.

    Happy Friday!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  11. The idea of this feature is pretty nce! I’m a new blogger and I am very excited with sharing my thoughts about the books I read! Glad to meet new reades!

    This is my blog:

    Valery • The Book Of Owl's

  12. Marilla is a very good example! Even though I did not read the books, I remember watching the movies with my mother as a child. To me, Marilla is more of a mother to Anne than anyone could have been. Awesome answer (and question) this week!

    Here's mine:

    sinn @ sinnful books

  13. Great question, and I love the answer, Marilla is a fab answer! Happy Friday everyone.

    Jessica from Booked Up!

  14. I don't think I know any of your two books but it sounds like a great choice.

    here is mine

  15. You know, I don't think I've ever read Anne of Green Gables (or if I did, it apparently didn't make a lasting impression). You're the second person I've seen mention Gallagher Girls. I took that one out of the library a few weeks ago but haven't managed to pick it up. It keeps getting recommended, but I'm worried I'll dislike it as much as I did the Heist Society books. (Have you read both series? Do you have a favorite?)

    Anyways... Happy Friday, Alison!

  16. Oh yes, Cammie's mom! She's so cool. :) Happy Friday!

  17. Pretty sure everyone is struggling with this one!
    You make us think hard :D

    My FF Post

    Have a good weekend, Lauren
    Northern Plunder"

  18. Hi! I LOVE your blogs and hope to particiapte in ur meme but where is the follow button? :)

  19. I am absolutely GUTTED! I really want to do the follow meme that you host but my computer wont show me ANY of these amazing bloggers follow buttons :( do you know why? Its really annoying me cuz i have so many people i want to follow but i cant :(

  20. Loved this weeks question! Funnily enough, I was thinking about a book that has a strong mother/daughter theme earlier today.

  21. And yes, the relationship between Anne and Marilla is a wonderful one. I love the way Marilla changes her mind about keeping Anne on the journey back to the orphanage.

  22. It was very hard to answer!! Seeing lots of different answers though!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  23. I haven't read the series but I'm looking forward to :D

    Happy Friday!

    Old follower,
    Natasha @ My FF

  24. This was a difficult question! I read Anne of Green Gables years ago, but sadly do not remember much from it. Following RSS! My FF

  25. I’m new to the FF Hop! I’m following the hosts and the Featured Blogs.
    Here's my FF Post.

  26. I loved Anne of Green Gables! I love that answer!



    Sometimes the best moms are not the bilogocal ones. Great picks!

  28. I really want to read the Gallagher Girls series! I haven't read the Mother-Daughter Book Club, but I'm intrigued. Great question!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  29. This was a tough one for me. Seems like in all my recent reads the parents were conveniently gone...
    Happy Friday!

  30. Hye Alison! Happy Friday.I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  31. Great answer , I love Ally Carter!
    Happy Friday :)

    Old email follower (chidoryx at hotmail)

    The Muggle
    Nominate Your Book Boyfriend

  32. Just stopping by to say Hi. I haven't read either book, but have heard good things about them. Great picks! (old follower)

    Ellen @ Always YA at Heart – Here’s my FF

  33. I absolutely agree about Cammie and her mother's relationship.
    This question was challenging because I haven't really come across many strong mother/child relationships in books.

    Have a great weekend!

  34. Thanks for the middle grade recommendations - I've got a daughter that age.

    I'm a new follower!

  35. Sadly, I haven't read Anne of Green Gables, but I did just buy the entire series for my Kindle. :) Now, it's just a matter of getting to them.

    I have seen the movie, though, and I do love Anne's and Marilla's relationship. I'm sure it's much better in book form and I look forward to seeing it in print. :)

  36. I've read another blog that chose Gallagher Girls, although I've never heard of the series. I'm going to have to check it out soon.

    My TGIF/Follow Friday

  37. OMG! Gorgeous blog. I love the anime theme with the pink blossoms.

  38. My first decision would have been the relationship between Cammie and her mum too =)

  39. Thank you for this post. It's my first bloghop and I'm doing my best to figure it out. It's been FUN reading all the answers to your question. I'm astounded at how many times the Harry Potter series comes up. (Proof of how widely read it is!)

    New follower:


  40. I just came across this feature via The Girly Bookworm. I really like it, hence, i've posted my first today. Check it out on my blog. By the way I'm a new follower:


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