Thursday, November 29, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #125

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 -Oh! Paper Pages

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in November 2011. I recently celebrated my first year of book blogging by purchasing a Kindle!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Interacting with other bloggers is my favorite aspect of book blogging. I have made several friends as a result of a shared passion of books. Ashley from Ashley Loves Books is my favorite book blogging buddy. I also enjoy receiving recommendations about books that I probably would not have noticed on my own. Joining Twitter and following my favorite book bloggers and publishers was also a great decision. Authors and publishers tweet the most interesting comments and articles. I definitely recommend that new bloggers check out Twitter and start following!

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

I love the Harry Potter series and Pride and Prejudice. I reread those books most often and could live happily on a diet of Potter and Darcy. My favorite books of 2012 are I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

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

I went to ALA in Anaheim, which was an incredible experience. To be surrounded by people who are just as in love with words and characters as I am made me feel happy.

Q: Activity! Who is your to-die-for book crush? What do you think they look like? Add an image to make us all happy.

Hmmm...I have a lot of to-die-for book crushes. One that is coming to mind right now is Oliver from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.

I can't even remember how he's physically described in the book, but I picture him as a nice looking boy. And by "nice" I mean "kind" being his main attribute. Definitely good looking but more the type that touches your soul rather than your hormones.

Logan Lerman (of Perks of Being a Wallflower and Percy Jackson) popped into my head as a model.

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. Haven't read that one. Sounds good, though. :D Happy Friday!

  2. I hadn't heard of this book but I will have to check it out.

    Happy Weekend!

    My FF

  3. I have wanted to read this book for some time now, sounds great :)

    Old Follower: Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels

  4. I haven't read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight so shame on me! Haha. Great pick!

  5. Great question this week. I couldn't think of just one answer so I selected a few. I'm not familiar with your selected book but I am with Logan Lerman - good choice.

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  6. Thanks for visiting! You should REad Rick Riordan's books. When the SON OF NEPTUNE came out, I bought it that Friday and read it thrice (is that a word?) in one week

  7. I can see Logan being an excellent choice for this!

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. you asked what Max Irons had been in...the only movie I've seen him in is Red Riding Hood. He is in The Host though.

  8. I've only read a couple of pages of that book, but I'm a sucker for british boys :)

  9. I haven't read this book. And I can't see your pic :(

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

  10. I haven't read the book yet, but am curious now. I had to look up Logan Lerman since your pic isn't loading, and yes, he is a cutie.

  11. I've been meaning to read SPoLaFS before it got released, but I still haven't gotten to it! But for book-to-movie adaptations, you can never go wrong with Logan Lerman <3

  12. Happy Friday!!!! And oh what a cute pic :)

    I would always and forever take Barrons!!!!!! Or Bones , no Barrons... Maybe Bones?
    No no.. Barrons all the way ;))

  13. Aw, he's a cutie! Here's mine:

    Old Follower

  14. Glad you stopped by =) I haven't read The Statistical Probability... yet but it's on my TBR. I'm an "old" follower. =) And I do so enjoy your blog!

  15. I haven't read those books but they are on my TBR.

    Old follower.

    My FF post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  16. old follower, making my way through the list. Haven't heard of that many books and what a clever question!

  17. I haven't heard of that book, and I haven't heard of the guy you picked to model either *googles*

    Old follower stopping by, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Here's my to-die-for FF post

  18. I can't ever find real pics for my heroes either! Otherwise I would've had a nice looooong list on my post! As it is, I just went with one of my fave cover models who makes a good representation of the character!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  19. Oh Oliver! How could I forget about him?! He's so cute.
    Old follower! Happy Friday!

    Judith @ Paper Riot

  20. I so want to read that book bad. Oliver sounds great.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  21. I haven't read The Statistical Probability...yet but it sounds awesome. Logan Lerman is DEFINITELY crush-worthy though! Thanks for sharing & Thanks for hosting again Alison ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  22. I don't think I've heard of that book, but it does sort of sound familiar. Hmmm, I'll have to look it up, haha! I love the bookish boys that are kind and respectable too! Absolutely crush-worthy :)

    -Novel Reveries

  23. I haven't read this book yet but it sounds amazing! I love Logan Lerman! :D

    Old follower

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  24. Good answer. I haven't read that book as yet but I like nice boys too :)

    old follower

  25. Hello from a New Follower ~ My FF

    Heather ~ Books Books and More Books

  26. Oh my gosh, it's impossible to answer this question without a lengthy list, but I'll try. Right now, I'm going with Jericho Barrons and Ryodan from the Fever world, Noah Shaw, and Kaidan Rowe. I couldn't love any of those boys any more than I already do:)

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend Alison!

  27. Hmm I have never read that so I will have to take your word for it that he is crush worthy

  28. I read the book and had serious issues with it (because it hit close to home and all, not because it was badly written, which it definitely wasn't, I agree.) but I didn't care too much about Oliver.. Now, however.. Jeez, I'm being shallow today. Sorry! XD

  29. :) I haven't read that for the others, Percy Jackson is a little young for me. :) But then, so is Viktor Krum, I guess.

    You can find my Feature and Follow here

  30. I haven't read this book! He sounds like a cool character though!
    Old Follower

  31. oohhh Logan Lerman! *Fans self* Used him as my book crush too. xD I've heard of the book your talking about but haven't picked it up because I'm not a fan of instalove. Thanks for stopping by! Old follower. :D

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  32. Logan is a cutie! Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  33. I haven't read that book but it seems like a fun read.

    My answer

  34. Hey Alison, happy Friday! I'm so ready for the weekend :)

    My book crush would either be Adam Hauptman from The Mercedes Briggs Series or Bones from The Night Huntress series!

    Eve my husband is jealous of guys how are "not real and just black and white!"

  35. Hey, I am new to follow friday hop. Great Idea thanks!

  36. Cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog this week, old follower :D

  37. HI, I am a NEW FOLLOWER!

    I've just signed up today in FF.

    Follow me please via GFC

  38. Hi Alison,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my FF! Just added The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight to my to-read pile. Sounds good!

    Happy reading,

  39. Hi :) I found you through your Feature and Follow. I'm curious...what is ALA?? This isn't the first time I've heard it and I'm very curious about what it is. Nice to "meet" you. I'm an author who's been blogging for quite some time but only started "book blogging" this weekend. I love doing book reviews and sharing what I love in other books :) Happy reading! I'll have to come back and join your link up.

    Megan Wille, author & book blogger

    1. Just joined up your Feature and Follow on my book blog :) Hope I did it right, lol. Nice to "meet" all of you! I've been hopping through your book blogs all day :)

      Happy reading, all!


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