Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #139

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 - Readiculously-Peachy



1. When did you start blogging?

I had my first post up the 3rd of April in 2012. My first review was on the City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It wasn’t my best review (actually filled with spoilers, yikes!) but I definitely learned a lot from there on!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

One of my favorite part of book blogging is actually reviewing the book and receiving the authors replies and/or feedback. Of course hearing from my followers is also a big plus and sharing each other’s thoughts, opinions and different perceptions is something I really love doing!

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

I mainly blog about books revolving around Young Adult books filled with romance, thriller, suspense and anything that will keep the pages turning! But I like to consider myself as an open person so when an author presents a book to me which is slightly outside of my genre preference, and it truly intrigued me, I would still really like to give that book a chance.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

There are so many favorites that piled up throughout my blogging experience, but the ones that really left a big impression on me so far are (of course) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Blood Red Road by Moira Young, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

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

One of the best thing that has happened to me because of book blogging is actually finding a hobby that I love and enjoy spending time on doing. Book blogging, as any blogger know, takes an extreme amount of time out of your day, and I always say, life is short so you need to fill it up with things that you love and love doing. So I am happy that I have found that in book blogging and learned the things that I have learned and met the people that I have met!

Q: What is a book you didn't like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn't popular?


Let's see...books I didn't like that everyone else raved about ('cause that's a lot more fun to answer than the other part of the question)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver, the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick, the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, and Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

I liked all of these but I just didn't love them in the way that most other people did (although Hush Hush and Fallen were mixed bags for a lot of readers).


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!

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

RULES

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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*Update: I accidentally forgot to put the new linky up. It's fixed.

72 comments :

  1. I have a friend reading the Delirium series and she's not crazy about it either. Happy Friday!
    My FF.

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  2. oh how come the linky post is closed?

    I read the Everneath series and it was ok.

    My FF at I Heart Romance

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  3. I am a Fallen and Delirium fan myself :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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  4. I think you're using the wrong Linky code? It says it's already full...

    I also did not like Hush, Hush. I think I barely got started before I put it down.

    Old follower!

    Goldie's FF at My Book Musings

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  5. Hi, I'm a new GFC follower, over at http://rookieromance.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/my-first-feature-and-follow-friday.html
    I'm at number 22 but I typed in the wrong title. Is there a way so I can change it to Rookie Romance?

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  6. Everneath was such an epic fail for me.

    Maria
    my FF

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  7. Thanks for stopping by!

    I know people are mixed on Delirium, but did you read Before I Fall? Amazing.

    I figure I'll get to Hush Hush one of these days.

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
    Here's my F&F

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  8. I was hit and miss with some of those books too... Great examples!

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

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  9. I tried reading Fallen, but it got boring after the first book. :/

    Here's My FF


    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  10. I liked Delirium, Loved Pandemonium and am in the middle of Requiem and feeling... eeh.. Haven't read the others PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

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  11. I am starting the Lauren Oliver Series I put these books off until the entire trilogy was out. So I am hoping to love them, but I get Everneath. I didn't like Mila 2.0 I loved the pretty package I got it in and was jumping up and down but maybe that was just it, I wanted to love love really be in love what a disappointment:(
    My FF Krista@KristaReads

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  12. Ha! I adore FALLEN so much! ... and hush hush..

    also, I didn't like Wither (at all) nor did I truly get into Deliriium,
    Oh and I do not like the "Wings" series

    And me liking books others didn't? Hm... not such a clue to be honest ..

    Anyway, Happy Friday!

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  13. This is always such a great feature, it's great to find about bloggers I haven't "met" yet ;)

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  14. I thought the only book I truly liked from the Fallen series was the last book which judging from a lot of other peoples reviews their view was similar. Lots of people have a love hate relationship with certain books I think and I guess it all depends on taste. Some books are so loved by almost everyone while others are argued over. Great question and answer this week. Happy Friday!

    Reese's @ Reese's Reviews MA2F

    My FF

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  15. Here's my first Feature and Follow Friday :D

    homeofabooklover

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  16. Hi! I'm a new follower! And I just posted my first ever Feature and Follow entry! :) Check it here please: Feature and Follow Friday #1

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  17. I was not really a fan of Fallen either. :(

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  18. I have Delirium and Hush Hush sitting on my TBR list. I've heard of Lauren Kate's Fallen series, but I haven't heard of Everneath. I'll check it out, though. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum
    Happy Reading! :)

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  19. I didn't care to read any of those either, except for Hush Hush. I did like that one. Everneath wasn't really for me either and the rest I've never read since they never sparked an interest.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  20. Fallen was average for me. I haven't read the rest, and I have no intention of reading Hush Hush. I do want to read Delirium and Everneath as I own them both and I hope I like them. :)

    Old Follower.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  21. I didn't like Hush Hush either. Fallen was good but the other books in the series were definitely less.

    Old follower

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  22. I haven't tried either of those - but it has come highly recommended. This is my first time on the feature. Think it is a great Idea!

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  23. I have read a lot of mixed reviews of Delirium! Great choices! Old Follower FF

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  24. I loved Delirium but didn't like Hush Hush so much.

    Here's my very first Follow Friday.

    Johanna

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  25. Oh, I loved Delirium! Haha but you can just see how so many opinions vary about this book :) Thanks again for featuring me!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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  26. This is my first FF. Love this idea, but not sure I've done it correctly. :/ Social media makes my head spin and html and coding is like learning to speak Arabic. SMH!!

    Here is my Follow Friday! http://shirleyisnotmyname.blogspot.ae/2013/03/feature-and-follow-friday.html

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  27. I agree with you on Delirium. Something was missing for me.

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  28. I've heard similarly about the Hush Hush Series AND The Fallen Series...not planning on reading either but I do own a copy of Delirium. Hoping I'll be among the ones who liked it haha :)

    Thanks for sharing & for hosting Alison!
    Old follower.

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  29. I've been meaning to read the Hush Hush series. I guess I'll find out what you mean :) soon when I read it.

    Thanks for featuring me on FF this week!

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  30. I like Hush Hush but I don't think it's the best thing I have ever read. I've been checking the books out from the Library, I don't feel compelled to own them

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  31. Delirium and Hush Hush series... I started reading the first books and couldn't even finish them!

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  32. My first F&F! I have Everneath on my TBR list but haven't read any of the ones listed. I'm a new follower!

    Dana

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  33. I never understood the hype over Fallen. I was bored with it and ended up not finishing it and moving on to another book.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  34. I hated the Hush, Hush series, but I had to finish it because of the whole series thing. I really wish I could get those hours back...

    Ems
    My FF

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  35. Fallen is probably the only book that I started to read but did not finish :)
    I should give it a try sometime !
    Ruty@MYFF

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  36. Cool feature and understandable picks. I liked Hush Hush but hear the other books in the series aren't as good so i haven't made up my mind to continue it.

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-38.html

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  37. I've seen Hush, Hush and Fallen some today, but haven't read them yet. Thanks for stopping by this week! Old follower.
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  38. Awwww sorry you didn't love Everneath Alison! I adored that book:) For me it was Throne of Glass. Everyone else seemed to rave about it and I just couldn't quite get on board. *sigh* Oh well:) Happy Friday!

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  39. I haven't read Delirium, because I heard it had the same plot as Matched, a book that I wouldn't be able to finish if my life depended on it. Fallen also wasn't my cup of tea. xD

    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower.
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  40. I'm going to participate in this someday.

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  41. I really liked Delirium but Pandemonium was a complete fail, and didn't bother to read Requiem. Haven't tried Hush, Hush and don't think I will either, and as for Fallen I actually liked right up till the last book. Couldn't finish that one.

    Old follower

    -Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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  42. I've read all but the last one; I don't think I've even heard about it before. I liked Delirium and Hush, Hush, but Fallen was my mixed bag. It just... got so ridiculous at some points, if I'm remembering correctly.

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  43. Im so with you. I didnt get pulled into the hype of Delirium either. Just not my thing.

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  44. I really loved Delirium. I only read the first Hush, Hush book (kind of "meh") and I've never read Everneath, although it's on my list. I like reading these answers -- it's hard not to get emotional, like, "How could you NOT LOVE THAT BOOK???" But, you know, there's no book that everyone loves. Thanks for visiting.

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  45. I'm with you on Delirium and Hush Hush. I read the entire series of both books, but I was really annoyed with Delirium, and always felt kind of meh about Hush, Hush. Thanks for visiting my FF.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  46. Well I liked Delirium. But I found Pandemonium better than the first for sure.

    Thanks for the follow!

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  47. I've been thinking about reading Hush, Hush but I'm just not sure about it... I'll probably at least give it a try though.

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  48. Yeah, that rash of angel books was a mixed bag...I don't like a lot of religion in my stories, which is hard when it is a story about angels. I did like Hush Hush, though I haven't read the last one yet. I am STRUGGLING to get through the last Fallen and I was not a fan of the Embrace series, either. I did like Delirium, though Pandemonium has the dreaded LOVE TRIANGLE. I haven't read the last one yet.

    Audrey @ Ink and Page
    http://inkandpage.me

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  49. I'm still sad that you didn't like Everneath as much as I did. But, that's what makes the world go round. :D

    My FF Post

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  50. I have heard a ton of mixed reviews for those books. That's why they are going to stay towards the end of my tbr till I feel like reading them. Thanks for sharing and visiting my FF. =]

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  51. Hey Alison! Happy Friday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    The book that most of my friends like and I didn't like was Daughter Of Smoke and Bone. It just didn't catch me the way I expected it to.

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my FF, Alison! I'm sorry you didn't love Delirium... I have heard differences of opinion on it, although I personally loved it. I haven't read the others to have an opinion either way. :)

    Happy weekend!

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

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  53. The Hunger Games is still one of my favorites even though I read it more than 2 years ago! It was also my first choice as a book club read.

    Thanks for sharing!

    My first FF - http://fic-talk.com/2013/03/feature-follow-1/

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  54. Hi from a new follower

    I agree with you on Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I've heard people crazy over it but I just don't see why. For me it's just an ok read, nothing special at all. I did not read the others yet so I do not know if I will like or dislike it.

    Happy Friday!!

    My first FF - http://amie-corner.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-follow-friday-1.html

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  55. I've seen Hush Hush on quite a lot of lists!

    Old follower XD http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-friday-139.html

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  56. I really liked Hush, Hush and Everneath, but I thought Fallen was terrible. I read before I started blogging and even back then I thought it sucked haha. I liked Delirium but I wasn't all that impressed with it like everyone else!

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  57. I was a bit underwhelmed with Hush, Hush and Fallen...I took awhile to finish Hush, Hush. I did enjoy it, but it wasn't as great as I had expected. Maybe that's why cos it's so publicized and everyone is raving about it, that when it doesn't deliver to be THE BEST it disappoints us.

    Here's my Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Have a great weekend!

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  58. I read Delirium right after I read Before I Fall, and I liked Delirium a lot but think that Before I Fall influenced me in not liking Delirium as much as other people. I loved Before I Fall so much that at that time nothing else really compared. I've only read Delirium and haven't read the rest of the trilogy, but I plan on reading the whole thing. My friend just finished the trilogy and wasn't happy with the last book at all. She also said she thinks the first book was kind of too long.

    My FF

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  59. Everneath was an "okay" read for me. I thought that it had the potential to be so much better but it was so slow and drawn out the way it was written. It could of easily been half the length and nothing would have been missed.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by my FF.

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  60. I feel the way about The Fallen Series and Everneath.

    Old GFC Follower

    Thanks for stopping by at http://pinkyjustlisten.blogspot.com/

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  61. Hi Alison :) You asked me about Wordpress and GFC, and here's a link to someone who did it : http://missdriftedsnowwhite.com/2013/01/5-steps-to-get-keep-google-friend-connect-on-wordpress-2013-solution.html.

    I can't remember exactly what I did, but I have a text-widget only with java-script. But I can't find where I got the exact information I used. In the link above, it seems like it shouldn't be too difficult as long as you start this when your blogger is still up and running.

    Good luck!

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  62. Aww sorry to hear you didn't like Everneath! I agree with you about Fallen and Hush Hush. I tried with those series, I really did, but I gave up ultimately.

    There are definitely some new adult books I've started and I just don't get the appeal of. The Vincent Boys for one. I guess I should give it another try at some point. There must be a reason for the rabid enthusiasm. Great question this week!

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  63. Delirium and Fallen are on mine too! I just couldnt stand to get past both!
    Feature & Follow Friday
    Stacking the Shelves

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  64. I did love the hush hush series, but the Fallen series were just okay. Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend!

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  65. I have been want to read the Hush Hush series, but haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for stopping by my place!! :) Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  66. Hi Alison, I'm a new follower!

    I really liked the Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman and think it deserves much more recognition than it has right now. (:

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  69. Hi! I'm Daisy H over at soulfictionreviews.blogspot.ca
    I would looove to join the feature follow :D

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  70. All of the books you've mentioned are on by TBR list, I just haven't gotten to them yet. :-)

    Tamara @ Shelf Addiction
    http://www.shelfaddiction.com

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