Thursday, September 27, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #116

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 -(un)Conventional Bookviews

1. When did you start blogging?

I am still new (in my mind at least) as I only started blogging in June of this year.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

It's getting to know new bloggers, I have discovered so many new book-blogs these past few months, and I love reading other people's point of view on books I have already read. It has also made my already convoluted TBR list bigger. There are so many passionate bloggers out there who make me want to read even more books that I usually read.

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

My favorite books that I've read this year are Chasing Magic, Stormdancer, The Iron Prince and Anna Dressed in Blood.

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

One is finding so many new friends. Another is that I actually sometimes get ARC's now. I love being able to read books before every other reader gets their hands on them.

Q: What is the BIGGEST word you've seen used in a book lately - that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.

Hmmm...I don't know about BIGGEST, but I'm currently reading The Diviners by Libba Bray and it is full of 1920s slang. I can almost always get the context, but some of the phrases are really weird.

For example: "Ida was a real tomato who was not hitting on all sixes."

Another character translates for the adult in the room: "She was pretty gullible."

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


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! There's nothing like having to decipher slang.
    I found this weeks question so difficult, so people may have trouble deciphering my posts ;)
    Happy Friday!

  2. Didn't know that's what that meant. Good to know. Slang is fun! :D

  3. Mine was slang as well, reading Lover Reborn by JR Ward

  4. Happy Friday! I can't think of any words off the top of my head but I don't usually stop to look up words ;)

  5. Hahaha how does that translate into she was gullible? I love reading books from other times, though, because how they talk is so much fun! Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Here's my FF!

  6. Wow that is not what I would think upon reading that. Shows you how much I know about 1920s slang. lol I think I would be really lost in that book. Yikes!
    My word is really out there. Okay, at least it was for me, but maybe I am either too old or was too sheltered. lol Have a great weekend.

  7. it must be fun to have a book like that.

  8. I really couldn't think of a word today! I know I did check one this week, but do you think I can remember it??
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  9. Hi Allison--old follower. Unless I can determine a word from context, I will revert to the good ole dictionary.....see my post at's a big word!

  10. I love books that introduce you to new slang, especially from different time periods ;)

  11. Wow that's an interesting phrase! I can't wait to read The Diviners. :) No, really...I can't wait. I'll just deal with the weird slang. LOL

    My F&F

    Thanks again for co-hosting! :)

  12. Yeah that would be difficult if the book is based in another time! I would be looking words up too!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Wow, I never would have guessed from the first slang what it meant. The 1920s seems to be a really interesting era, and I love those flapper dresses! Hehe.

    Here's my FF:

    Old follower :)

  14. I never got that particular piece of slang LOL Don't see the connection between large round red piece of food= and a girl ;>

  15. That's a great quote. One of the reasons I love historical novels is the lingo.

    Thanks for stopping by last week.

  16. I really want to read The Diviners. I love lingo like that actually!!

  17. Just stopping by to share the FF love :) I am so excited to be featured by you today!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. My God! so many words and my mind just went blank!
    This is horrible :-)
    I even used to keep a list of those words so I could use them while talking and sound smart lol

  19. Happy Friday! And cool answer, I'll definitely be checking out this book :) I actually heard about it before. Although this week's wasn't an easy one Alison ;)
    xoxo, Mariam

    My FF

  20. Thanks again for hosting this great blog hop! I have to say, I don't know if I could tolerate a whole book like that :-) Thanks for sharing.

    Old follower.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My FF

  21. I Love the roaring 20's! Thanks for hosting.Stop by my F&F if you can! Thanks! My Friday Blog Hop
    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

  22. Slang is always interesting to read. Like you I can usually figure out the meaning through context, but it does take time. Old follower.

  23. So lovely to meet you and all of your amazing friends...I am so happy to discover new interesting bloggers...Kisses and congrats on the initiative :)>

  24. Yeah, slang is interesting lol, and I love to see how it's used sometimes. Happy Friday. :)
    MA Church

  25. Slang is hard to understand sometimes. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend

  26. I love that about historical books, they're full of words and expressions we don't usually use

  27. I love learning new words, and slang is always fun too :) Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Chrystina @BookLiaison

  28. one of the things I love about my Kindle Fire, is how handy it is to look up words , or to see how to pronounce them as well, I always highlight them, to look back later on as well.

    Here is mine
    Follow Friday Hop

  29. Thanks for stopping by my FF Post! Slang from a different time period can be difficult! I usually have to try and infer the meaning from the surrounding sentences. Have a great weekend!

  30. That's definitely new slang to me. I wouldn't have thought that's what that meant! Here's my F&F post!

  31. Ooh slang is difficult- and not as easy to look up! I am only about 100 pages into Casual Vacancy - I think you are further along with the audiobook! :) Thanks for stopping by my FF post!

  32. I love books written in the olden days so thats an interesting answer to me.

  33. LOL... Slang can be even more confusing then long or complicated words. With slang you have to decipher a whole sentence instead of just one word... Good luck with that book =D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I am of course an old follower <3

  34. Haha, that's crazy. But at the same time I don't know it seems kind of fun. :)

  35. I love and hate slang at the same time. It adds so much to the story but at the same time, I don't ever use any of it in the future so it's like a waste of my short term memory :P

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and hosting FF:)

  36. That's a nice line. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my F&FF post! Love your blog. :D


  37. HI

    thnx for stopping by my FF!
    I honestly can not remember the last time I looked up a word. :S

    have a great weekend!


  38. Hi, there. I'm a brand new book blogger and am following your blog.

  39. Love the slang. Thanks for stopping by :)
    Old follower

  40. That's so random haha! Old follower :)

  41. Hey Alison! Sorry I missed this week #FF. I went to the Austin Teen Book Festival this weekend :) I hope you have a great week.

  42. I'm new to the whole blogging world, but I'm excited none the less! I would have never guessed there were so many blogs I would love out there, the link list is awesome.


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