Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #136

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 - The LUV'NV


1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in November 2010 but for books in December 2012.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

There are so many great aspects to blogging, but my favorite is meeting new authors, readers, and bloggers. My family supports my hobby but don't truly understand it. I get crazy looks when I squeal over a new book or hug one after I finish it. It's nice to be able to chat with others who share the same excitement. All the amazing people I've met through blogging has become a support group and inspirational source.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?

The LUV'NV blogs about all types of books—anything that catches and holds our attention, really. But Romance, Paranormal, and Fantasy, especially a mixture of the three, are our aim.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

My favorite seem to fluctuate and rotate around new releases and what I've recently read. At the moment, absolute favorites are A Pattern of Shadow & Light series by Melissa McPhail (Epic Fantasy), the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead (YA PN), The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare (YA Fantasy), and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Classic Lit/Philo).

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

Wow, that's a hard one. Probably a tie between discovering Netgalley and getting numerous mentions from my favorite author Melissa McPhail. She wrote a blog post specifically about my review on her books here and shared the review all over her Twitter and Facebook with such heartwarming words. Seeing as she was nominated for The Next Big Thing, I was amazed and almost cried. It was pretty darn incredible. And Netgalley ... well, I still become giddy whenever I get an approval. Who doesn't love getting free ARCs to read and review?

Q: Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a "few things". - Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker

*Sorry I've been bad about commenting the past few weeks. Less than 2 weeks to the Bar Exam and then I'll be back in full force!

Dear Mr. Darcy,

Why did you marry Lizzie? Her mother's insane and her little sister is, well, Lydia. Lizzie is stubborn and outspoken and I'm sure you must fight all the time.

In short, you should dump Miss Bennet, wait 200 years, and marry me.

Best wishes,

*Alternative - although I've never read the play, but I watched John Green's video about R&J today...

Dear Romeo,

Next time make sure she's actually dead.

Best wishes,

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. Lol. I almost wrote to Darcy too, but I am also featuring P&P, so I thought I would try something different. I love Darcy! Seriously, he is the one I compare all my fictional crushes to. :)

    Hope all is going well with your studying!

  2. HaHaHa! Those are great. I especially loved reading the - 'next time make sure she is dead'. Man, I have always felt that way. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

  3. Great responses. I am so hopeless at writing letters. Hope mine will surfice.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. LOL! Awesome letters. I can't decide which one I like more. Thanks again for featuring The LUV'NV. ♥♥♥

  5. Love this! I might have to throw up a FF post too! :) I've been following you and I LOVE your blog! Xo - Cary.

  6. Haha great letter! 8) Thanks for the awesome post. Never read the book you're talking about but thank you for sharing 8)

  7. I was going to pick Darcy but I am so glad I didn't because your letter is way better than mine would be plus love the romeo that one cracked me up! Happy FF oh and the Bar exam I remember that when my husband was going through it so sorry:( glad you are back!!! Good Luck and Nice pick
    Old Follower

  8. I hope all goes well with your exam. I applaud your efforts to try and keep all of the balls in the air. PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

  9. Hi!

    Awesome letter! LOL :))

    Oh and favor, please. If possible, please remove or just ingnore entry 41. Louisse @ The Soul Sisters because the one we meant to submit was 45. Geraldine @ The Soul Sisters. :) So our real entry is #45. Thanks so much!!

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

  10. I love your Romeo letter because, yeah, logic. I wrote about Severus Snape because there is still some lingering bitterness over his death.

    My FF

  11. OMG. You left me speechless. I love your letters.

  12. Haha! Love the one to Romeo!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Oh your letter to Romeo is awesome! LOL

    Good luck on your exam and I know it's crazy for you, but do take some time for yourself in the days before the exam to clear your head, etc.

    I'm a new follower and following via Twitter and now RSS.
    Jessica @ Literary etc

  14. there have been quite a few love letters this week!

    Check out my Follow Friday

  15. Hey I am new to follow the hop! :)
    This is my first one. I really like the question. There are so many I could write to, so I chose two.

  16. Nice letter Alison. I can't believe I just realised that those answers were yours I used to think they were from the Featured Bloggers LOL

    Old Follower. Btw Alison do you know how I can get the threaded comments on Blogger? How did you set yours up like this?

    My Feature & Follow Friday.

  17. Hahaha loving your letter to Romeo!
    Here's my FF :)

  18. Hi, I am a new follower and I just published my first post on Feature and Follow. Here is the link.
    I hope I did everything right. :)
    Now off I go to follow the featured bloggers.

  19. It would have been great if someone had written that letter to Romeo... it would change History as we know it x)

  20. Haha! Love your letters. Especially the one to Romeo! :D

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  22. LOL I love this letter!

    <a href=">FF</a>

  23. Hey Alison, Happy Friday! I should have participated in this hop! Grr, I didn't get a chance too since my son has been sick. I totally got to write a letter now :)

  24. Great letter! I'd definitely have a thing or two to say to Mr. Darcy! :D Old follower. My FFs are at LKHill and Musings on Fantasia. (They're different this week.) Happy Friday! :D

  25. haha oh my, your letter to Romeo had me giggle despite myself. Amen to that! And nicely worded letter to Mr. Darcy as well. Of course this week I went all repetitive with Mr Potter & Mr Cullen >.< Anyways, thanks for hosting, happy week end & good luck with your studies/bar exam!

  26. LOL about Romeo Alison! I agree, dude, check for a pulse :D Old follower.
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  27. Your letter to Mr. Darcy is Cute.. And to Romeo it's.. I cant help but laugh... very funny...

    See my letter to Jact @Booklok Coffee FF
    Host first giveaway, visit Fabulous Giveaway INT

  28. Love both of your letters, lol. The one to Romeo is awesome! LOVE!

  29. Hey Everyone! This is my first time doing this, my letter is pretty lame but its to Kaiden Rowe :)

    Please check it out!

    Annoushka @ Annoushka Reads

  30. Hi Alison! LOL Love your letter to Mr. Darcy...and the one to Romeo made me laugh even louder! :)

    Happy Friday!

  31. Oh my gosh that's so funny. I've always loved Mr. Darcy and felt that Lizzie's personality would cause A LOT of arguments in the relationship. lol

    Good letter!

  32. Love both especially the R&J one. Definitely wish I could give him that little tidbit. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

  33. Awesome letters lol! I especially liked the one to Romeo ;)
    Ninja Girl

  34. That's priceless. "Dear Romeo,

    Next time make sure she's actually dead.

    Best wishes,

    I love this so freaking much.

  35. Baha, the Romeo one is awesome. Big smiles!!

  36. Classic letter to Romeo, lol.

    Jenny @ Book Sojourner

  37. hi im debbie i run a new adult book review site Im very new to this so i just thought i should say hi

  38. this is really an awesome blog i love reading it

  39. Hi Alison, current follower checking in with a new blog featuring supernatural fiction. Great questions this week. Always enjoy this hop!


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