Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #129

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 -Bookworms Avenue

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging back 2009. My blog wasn't a book blog yet it was more of a "my hobbies" blog. But after couple of months blogging I sort of got tired and very busy at school so I decided to end it. After several years I found out about book blogs, which was this May 2012, and made one of my own. Actually I just renewed my old blog.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Meeting new friends and reading more books. You see because of book blogging I meet new friends- bloggers and authors, who also loves to read. With them I can share my obsession with books not like my friends in real life. I mean I do share my hobby with them but not that much. Also book blogging gave me an opportunity to read more books which I'm not well aware of before.

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

My all time favorite are The Harry Potter books. Recently The Mortal Instruments books has also made to my top ten favorite books ever.

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

A great conversation with my favorite authors! :)

Q: What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book?

I hate to repeat a broken record, but Harry Potter. More than one book obviously, but you have to read them all.

Which is your favorite book of the series?

Mine is Prisoner of Azkaban - even though I of course love Deathly Hallows.

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!
If you have CAPTCHA word verification enabled on your blog, please take it off. It makes it much more difficult for readers to comment. Please look at my CAPTCHA Eradication Post to learn how to get rid of it.
Happy Follow Friday! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!


  1. Great choice this week Alison!! The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite Harry Potter book as well :)

  2. Excellent Choice! I have read them all and they are my favorites by far. My 10 year old is reading them now. :D

  3. I love Harry Potter (Order of the Phoenix is my favorite) and even though I didn't select it for this week, it's my #2 choice for the series everyone should read.
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads
    my FF

  4. I agree so much its my answer to or part of my answer anyway LOL. Happy New Year!

    My FF

  5. Arrrghhhhh! I'm having a problem with my blogger account and can't post (don't know why!) Would you remove me from the list this week? I'll join in the next one! (I'm blog number 13! - I know that Book)
    Thank you and sorry!
    Btw, Harry Potter is a total must, I agree!

  6. Hopping through!

    Perfect choice, Alison! :)

    My FF =DD old follower

  7. I chose Harry Potter too :)
    The Goblet of Fire is My Favorite!

    Old Follower:

  8. I've never read Harry Potter, but I've seen some of the movies.

    Old GFC Follower

  9. That is my favorite Harry Potter as well! Old follower!

  10. Harry Potter is awesome! Those two were also my favorite books.

    Old follower
    My Friday Hop

  11. Alison,
    Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite too! :)
    Old follower hopping through!

    hop on over to my FF if you have the time!
    happy new year!

  12. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books yet but I really need to! I will definitely try to in 2013!

    My FF:

    Old-ish follower!

  13. I could do that! I am one of the (few?) people who haven't read the Harry Potter books yet, but I'm sure I will one day!

    Great answer to a difficult question. Have a wonderful weekend Alison.

    My FF post

  14. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite HP, too. Although I do love them all, three has a very special place in my heart. The third movie is my favorite movies too :)

    I also chose HP for today's questions. You can't go wrong with HP :)

  15. I think I am one of the minority of the world's population that hasn't read any of the HP books (ducking for cover). Or watched the movies.

    I'm new to the Feature & Follow this week, but I've been following you for a while, lol...anyway, if you'd like to check out my blog, it's here: Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  16. Seeing lots and lots of Harry Potter today! But you can't go wrong with a classic!

    This is the first I have seen of book 3 as a top pick! Just saw another HP pick where the top choice was book 4!! All were good! You really can't have 1 without the other 6 though! :)

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  17. Good choice! Prisoner of Azkaban was one of my favorites, too.
    Here's my FF

  18. Great answer! You can never go wrong with HP. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite too though trying to choose one is liking choosing between children. Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  19. Brilliant answers, I couldn't agree more about Harry Potter ♥ Thanks for sharing Bookworms Avenue & as usual thanks for hosting Alison :)

  20. Hey Alison! Happy Friday! Stopping by quickly before work consumes me. LOL! Have a great weekend :)

  21. I would've said Harry Potter too if I hadn't recently read Everbound. But, Harry Potter is definitely one that all readers should have. And, Azkaban is my favorite story too. :D

  22. Can't go wrong with Harry Potter.

    New Follower, here is my first FF :)

  23. Hi ..
    Just stopping by for the feature and follow friday i am just amzed at all the "Harry Potter" fans on the hop today!!

    Just an old follower, feel free to follow me as well at the link below. :-)

    BookShelves Of Dreams

  24. You can never go wrong with Harry Potter! I don't think I could pick a favorite book though. In my head it's one giant book. :)

    GFC Follower
    My FF

  25. I have included Harry Potter in my resolutions for the New Year.

    Old follower,
    Jess@ Jessy's Bookends

  26. I reread the Potters after a trip to Disney World! Such amazing books.


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