Thursday, December 13, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #127

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 -My Library in the Making

1. When did you start blogging?

I actually started back in January of this year, but I stopped by February because the responsibility overwhelmed me. Then, in September, I decided to give it another try, and now I can't see myself stopping again. Ever.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

The part where I read books, of course! XD I also love it when I influence someone's decision to read a book or not, haha!

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

Like what John Green said, "I don't have a favorite book. I have hundreds." Anyway, I'm really easy to please, so give me a great plot, fast pacing, lots of action and mystery, a well-developed romance, and top it all off with fun and witty characters, and you shall own my fickle heart. But to give you an idea, here are some of my precious favorites: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, and A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

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

Aside from meeting new friends, I also feel very lucky to be able to connect with my favorite authors! I know I could still do that even if I weren't a blogger, but I just love it when authors say stuff like "You made my day!" when they read my book reviews.

Q: What is the last book that made you cry? Tell us about the scene...

I'm not sure which was the last book. Did I get teary at the end of Divergent? I can't remember, but I don't think so. Maybe.

I did do my annual Harry Potter re-read in October and I always, always cry in those books. Specifically, the fourth, fifth, and seventh books.

My all-time tear-jerkers are probably If I Stay by Gayle Forman and The Time Traveler's Wife.

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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  1. Harry Potter, especially the last book gets me every time too.

  2. Ah yes, 4 and 5 were tear worthy too! Especially 5! I went with HP 6 & 7!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  3. If I Stay was my pick. It's one of the most heartbreaking novels I've ever read. HP 5 and 7 also make me tear up a little every time I read them.

  4. Harry Potter gets me everytime, no matter how many times I read it.

    Happy Holidays!

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  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is probably the first book I ever really weeped over (I read it when it was first released and was probably about 18). I was still weeping the next day actually, and was so nervous about the outcome of HP6 that, even though I had a copy the day it was released, I waited three days before I had the courage to start reading it. I personally find HP 5 the saddest of the seven.

  6. Another awesome question. Had to think about this one for a moment. I agree with you that The Time Travellers Wife definitely qualifies as a tear jerker.

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  7. Haven't read Time Traveler's Wife but I definitely bawled through the movie, so I can imagine. And yeah, HP gets me too. Especially books 5-7! :D Happy Friday!

  8. Harry Potter makes me cry every time I read it! Old follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads
    My FF

  9. I always cry during If I Stay. Not so much with Harry Potter or The Time Traveler's Wife but If I Stay always gets me.

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  10. I often cry during the Harry Potters. Especially the last one. Old follower :D
    My FF.

  11. There are more books than I remembered that made me cry. I remember a zombie one I cried during. Great question I love it!
    F&F w/Bella's Bookshelf

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  13. I wept like a baby in my preschool classroom during nap time as the kids slept while I read the end of The Time Traveler's Wife. I love that book!

  14. That's so great that you do a reread of the HP Books! Yes, I think, especially for the 7th book, I got a little teary eyed.

    Old Follower

  15. Ooh... lots of great books to cry over!! Thanx for sharing!!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

  16. Happy Friday!

    Oh I nearly cry in every book - I'm like that, very easy with watery eyes... But just recently Stolen Nights and Sea of Tranquility were big time cry books for me!

  17. I love If I Stay. Who knew that such a short book would make me cry like a baby?

  18. Oh man, I cried a lot while reading If I Stay as well, but I read that last year, so I couldn't include it today.

    Old follower stopping by, have a fantastic Friday!

  19. I have read both Divergent and If I Stay but they never made me cry. I did felt sad in some of the scenes, but it didn't made me cry.

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    Old follower. :)

  20. great books, i cried during harry potter too, right in front of my father!

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  21. I always cry when I read the Dumbledore dies scene, in book 6 of HP. Also the Sirius Black one too is very sad. Great choices ^_^

  22. HP & TTW totally made me cry too.

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  23. I cried my eyes out when Dumbledore died! Old follower via GFC!

  24. Yes Harry Potter is probably the only one I can think of possibly crying. I've never full on cried for a book that I can remember.

  25. Definitely agree on the Harry Potter re-read tears. No surprise the last books especially got a mention in my FFF this week as well!! Congrats to both featured blogs, I'm off to visit & follow now :) Thanks for hosting Alison ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  26. Harry Potter will make me cry *everytime*. Seriously... everytime. ;)

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    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

  27. We have the same answer with Harry Potter! Damn, I still feel this sort of hole in my heart when I think of Deathly Hallows, especially Snape. I can't believe I forgot If I Stay and Where She Went especially was very emotional. Great answers, Alison! :)

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    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  28. Great picks!

    old follower

  29. New follower , just click below to follow me back.. ((((hugs))))

  30. So many people say they cried during Harry Potter. I've read them twice (not as much as you!) but I've never cried. Hmmm. Not sure what that means. I don't remember if Time Traveler's Wife made me cry (looong time ago.) But If I Stay got me choked up for sure. My STS

  31. Anything really emotional has me tearing up but The Time Travelers wife was the last one I really cried to. Been already following you :)

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  32. The last book in the Harry Potter series made me tear up.

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  33. Hey Alison! Happy Friday. Sorry I'm late doing this.

    So the last book I read that made me cry is...The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks. I cried so hard reading that scene. I would say the scene but I don't want to ruin for you if you plan on reading it or not. But the ending!!!!!!

  34. Hi Allison I'm Ashley
    I'm New to blogging. I think the last book that made me cry was True to the Game by Teri Woods. I will never forget that book I was so caught up in the story line that i didn't even realize it. Definitely one of my favorites.

  35. Harry Potter always makes me cry too.

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