Thursday, September 20, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #115

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 -Northern Plunder




1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging under Northern Plunder late last October, it was one the best choices I've made!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Easily the people I've met and come into contact with, everyone is always really pleasant and it makes it a lot more fun knowing that :3

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

The Stand by Stephen King! Of course there's many other that I adore but I struggle finding anything that left as much as an impression with me as this.

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

There's loads of little, every day things such as people leaving meaningful comments, reaching certain goals and finding out about a tonne of books I'd have never used to consider. Also getting to speak to authors which I never thought would be so simple *o* I guess a lot of people forget they're people too :3


Q: What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?

First off - I'm back from vacation! If you want to read about my European tour (and see lots of photos), check out My European Vacation post. I'm sorry I haven't been around to comment much the past month. I'm going to try to get to as many blogs as I can for the FF. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Fortunately, so many books are well worth the hype! I think I'd perish of despair if it was otherwise. Let's see - Anna and the French Kiss, the Mortal Instrument series, the Iron Fey series, the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Grave Mercy, Shadow and Bone - and many more!


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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RULES

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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Happy Follow Friday! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!

66 comments:

  1. Welcome back!! I saw your post earlier about your trip and was absolutely awe struck by the photos =D

    Great picks BTW
    Old Follower
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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  2. Old follower hoppin through...glad you are home and enjoyed your vacation!! books worth the hype: HP series and the Hunger GAmes!

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  3. Welcome home! Hope you had an awesome vacation!
    Looking at your list there, I'm struck by how many books I left off my post, but I think there was one that really stood out for me!
    Here's My FF!
    Happy Friday!!!! =D

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  4. I agree! There's soooo many to choose from! :D

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  5. this question really does have so many answers! old follower :) I hope you enjoyed your vacation! I look forward to looking at your photos

    my ff: http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-and-follow-friday-worth-fuss.html

    Aspen
    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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  6. most of those books are in my TBR pile! i can't wait to get to them!

    Trish - My FF

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  7. When I think about it, I've gotten really lucky and mostly loved all of the "hyped" books I've read.

    My FF

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  8. I still need half of those on your list :), Glad to have you back. I am going to go look at your wonderful pics.

    My FF

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  9. I would have to agree that there are far to many books worth the hype, but I had to narrow it down LOL Happy FF!!! Glad to see you had an awesome vacation:) I need a vacation soon.

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  10. This was such an easy question because there are so many great books!

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  11. Oh, I absolutely loved Catching Jordan, and I thought it deserved a whole bunch of hype. :D

    Thanks for hopping to my blog. :)

    Megan@The Book Babe

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  12. Shadow and Bone was amazing! And my sister LOOOVES The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

    My F&F post.

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  13. I agree with you on Anna and the french kiss and The Iron Fey series! The rest are on my TBR pile.
    I'm also a freelance photographer & I love your European holiday photographs! Hope you had fun!!
    Old follower :)
    My post - F&F #2
    Addie @ READioactive

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  14. Oh yes Anna and The French Kiss! Everyone kept telling me about it and then I read and loved it too!!!! Oh and I throw in Daughter of Smoke and Bone -that was such a phenomenal read worth all the hype :)

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  15. Welcome back! I hope you had a nice time in Europe.

    Hopping through, and wow, you have quite the list. I'm an 'old' follower, and here's my FF post for this week.

    Have a fantastic Friday!

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  16. i agree on most those :)especially the Mortal Instruments
    Here is mine
    Follow Friday Hop

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  17. Welcome back! I loved Grave Mercy too and have heard a lot of great reviews on the others. Thanks for dropping by my hop earlier, I'm an old follower. :)

    -Bookworm Mia

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  18. I love the Iron Fey Chronicles!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  19. I love your choices they're all books i've heard many things about but have not gotten to read myself :(

    Oh and I am a fan of Northern Plunder, Lauren is nice :D

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  20. I would have to agree with TMI and Iron Fey series, I love them so much too!! There are so many fabulous books!!

    Come and check out my FF
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  21. I keep meaning to read a few of those books!
    Here's my FF :)

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  22. Welcome back! Great list, I picked one from that list as well.

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  23. I am really interest in Shadow and Bone!
    Hopping through!
    http://picturemereading.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/meme-feature-and-follow-friday-overly-hyped-book-2/

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  24. Grave Mercy was really good. can't wait to read shadow and bone.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. Hope you are enjoying your vacation! :)

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  26. So many I haven't read yet. I need a room I can go sit in where I can read and time outside the room will just stand still.

    Thanks for stopping by and following! Old follower.

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  27. Interesting choices! This was a tough one... there are so many amazing books that should be listed!!!

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow_21.html

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  28. Welcome back! I loved the Iron Fey series and Anna. Need to read Shadow & Bone and Unbecoming of Mara Dyer soon. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

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  29. Hi Allison! Old follower hopping through - thanks for stopping by. I see Anna and the French Kiss popping up again, I'm going to have to check that one out. Happy FF and welcome back!

    Renee @ Succotash Reviews

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  30. Grave Mercey is my next to-read book. I so hope you are right about it.
    Thank for stopping by My FF
    Old Follower!

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  31. So excited to try out this feature for the first time. You've got a great blog here!

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hops! I love your picks-Iron Fey especially turned out to be well-worth the hype =)

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  33. Thanks for stopping by Cherie Reads! This is my first time participating in Follow Friday. I've been a follower of yours for a couple of days now. I loved the Iron Fey series but could not get through even the first book of the Mortal Instruments series. I know so many people love it but I just could not get through it. Oh well, to each his own, right? :)

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  34. I'm with you, there are so many to choose from, it's a hard question this week!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  35. Great picks. I should have included the Iron Fey series as well. I'm still working on reading the rest of those. =) Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. We agree with a lot of the same books. Except Iron Fey -- I wasn't a fan, but still think it probably deserved the hype since so many people list that one. Thanks for visiting.

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  37. I agree with you that there are a lot of books out there worth the hype. Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend!

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  38. This is totally cool, glad a friend pointed it out lol! :)

    ~M

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  39. I love the Mortal Instruments series! *And* I added a new author to take a look at. Thanks so much for the post.

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  40. Yay for Mortal Instrument and the Iron Fey series! Loved them both so much, but still voted for Hunger Games :) Thanks for hopping by! Already an old follower!

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  41. Hi! Happy #FF Friday. Thanks for visiting my blog! I too really liked the Mortal Instrument series! Both The Iron Fey series and Anna and the French Kiss are on my TBR list. :-)

    Tamara @ Shelf Addiction
    http://shelfaddiction.weebly.com

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  42. I love the Mortal Instruments series too. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  43. Great choices, some I've not read and others are definitely on my list - including Shadow and Bone.

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  44. I loved the Iron Fey series and The Mortal Instrument series! Thanks for visiting! Old follower. :)

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  45. First time blog hopping this way. :)

    http://sittinundertheoaktree.blogspot.com/

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  46. I agree with all you picks! They are all amazing :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  47. I hope to read the Immortal Instruments soon!

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Vonnie's Reading Corner.

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  48. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Alison!

    My FF Post

    Free download of Priscilla the Great book one. Clickhere!

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  49. Yeah your right. There are many good books out there and it is hard ro choose.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Old follower.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  50. I totally agree with Anna & The French Kiss and Iron Fey series. The rest on your list, I haven't read but dying to!
    Saw your post about your vacay in Europe. Glad you enjoyed it!
    Thanks for droppin by my FF and finally following me. :D
    Michelle Shouts Random

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  51. I haven't read any of them! I have both the Iron Fey series and Mortal Instruments here to read. I feel so slow now. lol

    Thanks for stopping by my FF

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  52. Welcome back! Nice picks, and cool feature.

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-and-follow-921.html

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  53. Welcome back! I bet you are happy to be home. Although, I am sure that Europe was exciting and will be missed.

    Great Choices for the books. I have read all of those and loved them as well.
    Old Follower

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  54. Welcome back! :)
    Yesyesyes! I love TMI, The Iron Fey and Grave Mercy as well!!
    Thanks for following :) I'm an old follower :)

    Emily @ Anything in Fantasy
    http://emilythebookishworm.blogspot.com

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  55. There's so many to choose from!! I loved Anna and The French Kiss, The Mortal Instruments, and the Iron Fey series as well!!

    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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  56. Oh, Shadow and bone. What a gem! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  57. Wow, I'll definitely need to check out these books as well. Aren't they making a Mortal Instruments movie?

    My F&F

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  58. Hi,

    thnx for stopping by my blog!
    have a wonderfull weekend!
    Kyanara

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  59. 'The Stand' is one of my faves, too. It's so epic, and does a great job bringing together a huge cast of characters in wild, but somehow believable, circumstances.

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  60. Anna and the French Kiss!!! Yes, yes! Absolutely loved that book!
    I haven't read the others from your list, but heard great things about Shadow and Bone :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!
    Happy Reading!
    :)

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  61. Great choices! I enjoyed a lot of the books you mentioned. Old follower, thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  62. Agree with TMI and The Iron Fey Series, as for the others I've been meaning to read them for ages but unfortunately, time is unwilling to stop and publishers keep on publishing, keeping up with it all is very, very difficult. keke.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Old Follower :)

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  63. Hey Alison! Happy Friday :) I once again, forgot to get on the hop! Ugh! Been so busy with work and planing out my vacay to Austin next week! (Going to ATBF) Have a great weekend :)

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  64. Thanks for stopping by our F&FF!

    -Sarika.

    If you are interested, please stop by our Night Of The Purple Moon giveaway post. :)

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  65. I agree with some of the books you listed.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Sorry for the very late reply, I was very busy with school.


    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

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