Thursday, August 23, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #111

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.

How To Become a Featured Blog?

We pick our featured blogs randomly each week from the blogs who participated the week before.

Please be sure to feature your e-mail address clearly on your blog. Either on the main blog, on a Contact page, or on an About Me page. If I can't find your email easily, I will choose a different blog to feature.

Our Feature -AwesomeSauce Book Club

AwesomeSauce Book Club

1. When did you start blogging?

Amber: I Started the blog in January 2011 and Amber R. jumped on in May 2011.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Meeting all the other bloggers and talking to authors. We love having a group of people that love reading as much as we do. Plus getting to recommend books to other people and having them fall in love with a book just based on our recommendation is amazingly awesome!

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

This is a toughy, we love so many books. How much time do you have? lol okay okay if we have to pick just a few we'd say anything from Keri Arthur (can't just pick one of her series) Chicagoland Vampire series, Night Huntress series, Morganville Vampire series, Darkest London series, Otherworld series, Highlander series by KMM, Okay we must stop now or else we will just keep going.

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

There have been a lot of amazing things that have happened due to blogging, but we must say the best thing ever is meeting Rachel Caine and having a few drinks with her. We got to sit there and talk to her and she knew who we were by our blog and it was surreal. If you know us then you know we talk about this moment often. We are still stunned that it happened and will continue talking about it forever!

Q: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?.

First off, I am either in an airplane on my way to Europe or on the ground in Munich this weekend, so my comments will probably be limited. I'll get back to commenting in late September when I'm done with all my travels.

Just thinking off the top of my head here - I hated the cover for Anna and the French Kiss. The cover itself isn't so bad. But it makes the book seem fluffy. While Anna and the French Kiss is a sweet romance, it's much more than the inconsequential fluff piece the cover makes it out to be.

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. I never read this one, but I have not heard one bad thing about it. The cover never bothered me though.

  2. I couldn't think of one. I normally don't read a book if I don't like the cover, but I also like most covers LOL

  3. I adore Anna and the French Kiss, and I like the cover. But? I totally see what you mean... too fluffy for the book itself.

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  4. Anna was amazing, but the cover was kind of misleading. At first I was not going to get the book because it seemed so fluffy. But in the end, it was still a book worth reading!

  5. I haven't read it and have no plans to but I agree with what it conveys

  6. I haven't read that book at all. Maybe the reason is the sappy looking cover. I agree with what you said. Here is My FF

    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  7. Completely agree with you. Also why doesn't he have a head? I'll never get over that lol.

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    Old Follower,
    Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  8. I can totally see what you mean about the cover for Anna and the French Kiss- but I do have to say, I like it A LOT better than Lola and the Boy Next Door!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  9. Thanks for hosting the Feature and Follow hop! I participated for the first time and finally deciding to delve into the book blogging world, and this will make it much easier to reach new people.

  10. I have to agree with you Alison..

    Enjoy your travels!

  11. I love this book.
    I understand what you mean about the cover, but it never bothered me. I don't love it, but I also don't hate it either, my feelings are neutral on this cover.

    Old follower

    Here's my Follow Friday

  12. I haven't read the book but I have heard it was cute. I always feel bad for the author when the covers just don't seem to work for the book.
    Have fun in Europe!
    Old Follower.

    My Friday Follows

  13. HA! We picked the same book for this week's question! Ah, great minds and all that ;)

  14. I've read this one too. What I like most about my paperback copy is that it has the uneven pages, not the flat pages when you turn the page (argh!! hard to explain!!)

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  15. Aw, that's such a cute cover, but I understand what you're saying even though I still haven't read this book - ack!

    Have fun on your travels!

    My FF!

  16. It's a nice cover and I haven't read the book yet!
    But I undersand what you mean about it giving the idea of a fluffy book

  17. Hi, old follower hoppin through. the Stephanie Plum series covers--I truly love the books, but could do without the colorful jackets. Course, since I own every book in the series and I love them all, the jackets are acceptable by associated love for the books. LOL
    Have fun where ever you are!

  18. aww, I kind of like the cover! Thanks for hosting the follow! ^__^

    Scarlett @ Books Before Bed!

  19. Seen this one already! Agree as well that it's pretty blah. Never plan on reading either, I don't care for contemp these days!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  20. Safe travels, and have fun in Munich! I'm an old follower stopping by, and here's my FF post for this week.

  21. It is quite a bland cover. Enjoy your travels :).
    Here's my FF

  22. Originally I was going to choose Anna. The cover isn't actually bad, it just doesn't do the book justice at all.

    Have fun in Munich! And thanks for hosting.<3

    Here's my FF.(:

  23. I like the Anna cover, but definitely agree that it doesn't showcase what's inside at all. Good luck with all your travels! Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  24. I still have yet to read this book, but I never thought about the cover. I suppose it hasn't really made me want to read the book. Great pick.
    Old follower. Here's my FF:

  25. Are you for reals??? I loved that cover! Perhaps the only thing that I didn't like about it was that Etienne wasn't exactly on the cover.

    Here's my Follow Friday post.

  26. Hey Alison! Happy Friday! I like that cover. LOL! Have a great weekend :)

  27. Happy Friday. Cover nice. FF# I follow you :)

  28. I love how you can't even see the other person's face. what's up with that??

    Ensconced in YA

  29. The only reason I added this to my TBR was it has good reviews. I agree the cover isn't the best.

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  30. I don't mind the cover though i've never even read that book.

  31. Hey! I'm new to this meme so im not totally sure what to do but love your blog!


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