Thursday, May 31, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #99

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 -Sinnful Books

1. When did you start blogging?

I have been blogging on and off since the end of 1999. My first home was on LiveJounral. However, after graduating with my B.A., I decided to give book blogging a try. For a few years, I had posted reviews on the 50bookchallenge community on LiveJournal. It was something that I really enjoyed doing, so it was a fairly easy transition.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Honestly, the wonderful book blogging community is my favorite part. I have met some wonderful people out there, and they have all helped me move forward. Plus, finding new books is always a plus ^_~

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

Oh sheesh, that is a long answer! Where do I start? The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn; Njal's Saga; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight\; The Last Herald-Mage series by Mercedes Lackey; The Followship of the Ring (including The Hobbit) and Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien; Hack/Slash; the Sandmand series, the Graveyard Book, and Coraline by Neil Gaiman; Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill; The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle; The Belgariad and Melorian by David Eddings; Rose Daughter and Spindle's End by Robin McKinley; Historian by Elizabeth Kostova; The Devouring by Simon Holt; etc.

4. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

The best thing would be contact with two of my favorite zombie authros: S.G. Browne and Rhiannon Frater. They are awesome people, and it was a blessing for them to write guest posts for my blog.

Q: You are a matchmaker -- your goal, hook up two characters from two of your favorite books. Who would it be? How do you think it would go?

I'm always horrible at these types of questions, but here goes...

Bella from Twilight and Ethan from Beautiful Creatures: Both the "normal" halves of paranormal couples. Both love books. Umm...don't know what else they have in common, but they're both nice people, so they'd probably like each other :-)

In a non-romantic pairing: Jasper from Twilight and Eeyore. These two should be friends. They can compete to see who out mope the other.

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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  1. hahaha Jasper and Eeyore! That pair killed me. I'd love to see that!

  2. Hi! Old linky follower hopping through :)

    Jasper & Eeyore = Major LOL. That'd be a hilarious pairing. Separately I like Ethan and I like Bella but I'm not sure how they'd be together. I feel like they both need a bit of excitement in their lives and it'd wouldn't be one or the other that'd provide it.

  3. I like the Jasper/Eeyore pairing. Misery loves company.

  4. Now that I think about it..Bella and Ethan would work well together :)

  5. I paired Barrons and Katniss. Who wouldnt want to see that?! Hahaha.

  6. LOL @ Jasper + Eeyore. That's awesome.

    And I haven't read Beautiful Creatures, but splitting up Bella and Edward doesn't sound like an altogether bad idea...

    Old follower!

    Here's my FF.

    (P.S. Do you have last week's Linky code on this post? It says the Linky is already closed.)

  7. Oh my goodness the Jasper and Eeyore is soooo funny!

  8. The Jasper and Eeyore thing made me snort! Too funny!
    I'm pairing Jacob up this week!

    DT from Dead Trees and Silver Screens

  9. I love how you had a romantic and non romantic pairing and no way could Bella ever love anyone but Edward!! So true... However she can taunt others to make them think she loves them...Um poor Jacob:( I too love the Twilight series but had to go for the P & P as over them but if I would have thought Bella I would have picked her. Good picks:) Happy FF
    Book Review Club

  10. Jasper and Eeyore! I love it - it made me snort!

    Have a great weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  11. *giggles* I love your coubles!!! Bella and Ethan! I have a super unusual pairing:

    Daemon from Obsidian and Celaena from Throne of Glass. He, being Jerk extraordinarie would have a handful with assassin Celaena!! *giggles* I just hear them already fighting!

  12. I love the Jasper and Eeyore paring! How cute would that be?

    Thanks for stopping by,
    @ Livin' Life Through Books

  13. Lol Jasper and Eeyore! That cracked me up hahaha.

    (Followed via RSS)

    My FF

  14. HAHAHAHA. Omg Jasper and Eeyore. I'm just picturing the two of them trying to squeeze in his twig house, and both of them pouting when it inevitably fell over.

    As for Bella and Ethan. You're right, they probably would get along (they just aren't getting invited on any double dates with me and Ryan Reynolds).

    Happy FF, Alison!

  15. Loved Jasper and Eeyore! Too funny! *Old Follower* Here's my Match
    Happy F&FF!

  16. Oh I only know one of them, I really need to read the other series I think.

    here is mine

  17. Lol!
    Poor Eeyore! He is so melancholy I'm not sure Jasper wouldn't force him over the edge.

    Here's my Follow Friday. Stop by if you get a chance.

  18. hahaha - Jasper & Eeyore :) Old follower!
    Happy Friday - Alexia
    Here is My FF Post

  19. I haven't read Beautiful Creatures but the match up sounds pretty good to me. :)

  20. Great pairing!! Bella and Ethan would be great together. I <3 Beautfiul Creatures!!!!

  21. Great pairing! I think they will be great couples. Lol. XD

    Thanks for dropping by! ;D
    Kari Po-Ku Reads

  22. need to check out Beautiful creatures....great pair

    Old follower

    Here is my FF post

  23. Haha!! Oh the second match had me laughing!!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  24. Jasper + Eeyore = win. But poor Eeyore. I wouldn't want to be him when Jasper comes a-calling!

  25. Haha Jasper and Eeyore now that's brilliant haha!

  26. Maybe Jasper can help Eeyore find a proper tail for once. One that won't fall off. Thanks for stopping by!

  27. Oh my gosh this is a hard question! I can't even think of any pairings, I like all the characters who they're with currently:) I think you should write Stephenie and suggest a Jasper/Eeyore spinoff series.

  28. OHMYGOSH! You are hilarious! Jasper and Eyeore are perfect! :D

    New follower :)

  29. Eyore! LOL! I for got to do the blog hop again! Grrr. I hope you have a wonderful weekend Alison.

  30. Hahahaha Jasper and Eeyore! Oh gosh that's too funny!

  31. wow they'd be way too normal. then Twilight wouldn't exist but interesting pair. Thanks for stopping by!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  32. Thanks so much for stopping by, hon - always delighted to return the visit!

    Sally @ Bending the Bookshelf

  33. Jasper and Eeyore hahahaha, brilliant!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  34. Jasper and Eeyore? LOL Omg, that one is too funny! Happy Friday! My Follow

  35. Aw haven't read Beautiful Creatures. And LOLS at Jasper and Eeyore. Thanks for stopping by! Old follower

  36. I love thinking about Jasper and Eeyore bonding. I haven't read Beautiful Creatures so I don't know Ethan.

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  37. I did laugh out loud about Jasper and Eeyore! That was classic!


  38. Jasper and Eeyore? Cute!
    I would personally put Bella with Kale from Jus Accardo's Touch. Just one touch and BAM, bye-bye Bella!
    Old follower:)
    Mostly YA Book Obsessed

  39. I am dying from the Jasper/Eeyore hookup. That's completely true and hilarious!

    Old follower.


  40. Hello Hello I am new to the #FF but love the idea thanks so much for this. I am super excited. :)

  41. This was a hard one but i finally got my picks:

  42. Ethan and Bella would be sweet, but I feel like Ethan is better off with Lena :)

  43. A Long Long Sleep is written by Anna Sheehan. It is a futuristic sci-fi Sleeping Beauty-esque retelling. A really interesting read if you are into that kind of thing (similar to Cinder)

  44. Hey Alison! Happy Friday. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.


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