Thursday, March 14, 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 - Pinkindle



1. When did you start blogging?

I started my little blog on November 26, 2011!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I love having my own space on the internet where I can share my opinion on the books I'm reading. It's great when someone leaves a comment on a review saying that it helped them decided whether or not to pick up a particular book. I also love when I discover other fans of lesser known books through my reviews!

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

I read just about anything, so I don't really have a "main type" that I post about. I guess most of my reviews are YA and Paranormal, but I also post reviews of Adult books.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

My absolute favorite is actually a nonfiction title, Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson. I was an Environmental Science major, so of course I found the authors journey to a greener lifestyle very interesting. My other favorites include The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead, and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Chapter 62!).

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

Getting nominated as an Overall Best Blog for the BBTC! That was really awesome and unexpected!

Q: Activity! Hopefully warm weather for most of us is here soon…so tell us about your favorite outdoor reading spot. Or take a picture.


Well, this will be my first summer in Montana so I don't have a favorite outdoor spot yet.

We have a very large backyard, so I think I will set my lawn chair out there once the weather is nice. Too bad there's no fence though - so the dog will be on a leash or stay inside.

My backyard:




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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55 comments :

  1. Your backyard is beautiful! It looks like a perfect place to read.

    Our FF

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  2. Your backyard looks so beautiful an awesome. I can just see you sitting under that tree reading. Plus I love the deer. =]

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  3. Ooh nice backyard! Were there really that many deer that day? Pretty awesome! Looks very serene!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Love it, Alison! I love reading outside too...in the summertime. Right now, I have 2 feet of snow! ;)

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  5. Wow! Your garden is fabulous... are those deer? I used to have a garden like that... but then we moved countries... oh, how I miss feeding deer breadsticks from my back porch!
    Here is the link to my ff:
    http://soulfictionreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/03/my-second-feature-and-follow.html
    - Old follower!

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  6. Very pretty backyard! I hope you really enjoy it :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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  7. I love your backyard! Lots of trees and deer-- so pretty! Perfect for reading!

    Old GFC Follower :)

    ~Caitlin @ The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger
    My #FF

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  8. Wow! Beautiful yard! Wish mine was that big! :D My FF. Happy Friday!

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  9. That's beautiful! What does your dog think of the deer?

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

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  10. Awesome backyard! Wish I had one like that. Actually wish I had one period.

    Just hopping by :)

    - Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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  11. Wow! I want to climb that tree in the background. If I was a kid or little that would be my reading spot for sure. It must be a pain without a fence. How do you mow all that or do you leave up to the animals to munch down? Old GFC follower here, but I just clicked your handy-dandy RSS feed button. Here's my FF.

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  12. I just started doing these last week! Here is mine:)
    http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-friday-2.html

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  13. Wow, what a scenic view. If I live there I'd be reading outside a lot!

    Old follower via GFC and new follower via Twitter.

    My FF

    Goldie @ My Book Musings

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  14. Happy Friday!!!!
    It's still damn cold here and we even got a little more snow this last week, which is crazy! Anyway, I love the park just outside of my home and I love wandering around listening to an audiobook!

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  15. Your backyard is amazing! If I choose to read outside, I'm usually up on a balcony on one of the buildings at my university. It's got a really lovely view and there's umbrella tables up there.

    I'm a new follower via feed, and new to this meme. :)

    Here's my FF.

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  16. OH I love Montana, big yard but yards without fences are good they give unlimitless space!!!! Beautiful no wonder you read alot!
    Old Follower
    My FF Krista@KristaReads

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  17. Oh... that looks beautiful! If I took a pic of the yards around my place it would just be cows!! Lol

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

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  18. Could you include the rule we don't have to follow back if the word captcha is on. LOL that has been driving me nad all week all I want to do is leave a comment. Just one comment. Comment moderation works just as well for the bloggers wanting that no spam come on Alison I beg of you rule! Thanks a pleading heart.
    My FF Krista@KristaReads

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  19. Wow! Your backyard is huge! My dogs would go nuts :) New follower & new to #FF.
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  20. OMG! I love your backyard. It is really big. I think that would be a perfect place to read.

    Mariska
    My ff

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  21. What a gorgeous backyard! It will be lovely reading there I'm thinking. =)

    My FF

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  22. You are a lucky lady to have such an amazing back yard. I'm envious. My FF: http://gwynnethwhite.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wow, such a great place! The view is really nicetoo! :D
    Feature & Follow

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  24. Wow! Your back yard is gorgeous! Lucky! Old follower!
    FF

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  25. I'd love to read in your back yard!! Great picture :)
    Happy Friday!
    Here's my FF.

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  26. Hope I have a backyard like that :)

    here's my FF

    Camelle of Home Of A Book Lover

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  27. Old follower.

    Just wanted to say it looks sooooo peaceful out there. Your a very lucky girl.

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  28. Wow, that's definitely a fantastic yard. The perfect place to read in.

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  29. Oh no, I rather stay inside, always!

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  30. What a gorgeous backyard!! I think just around that big tree to the left would make a perfect place for a lawn chair 7 a good book :D

    Thanks for sharing & hosting ♥

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  31. Wow! Your backyard is amazing! I'm so jealous!

    Old follower

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  32. Your backyard looks gorgeous, ours is pretty small though it's a great suntrap in the summer!
    Old follower

    Here's my FF at Rookie Romance

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  33. Wow! What a gorgeous backyard! How nice that it is to look at all the time!

    My FF

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  34. Good question. Nice answer. Your backyard is like heaven :) silly me.

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-39.html

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  35. I feel like everybody has a wonderful backyard and I'm here, backyard-less. =)) Totally jealous right now. *grabs a book from the shelf and sulks*

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  36. What a pretty place to perch and read! Great spot, enjoy. :)

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  37. You backyard is beautiul! I wish I was there :)
    Ruty@MY FF

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  38. EEP! What a stunning yard! You're so lucky! I would LOVE to read there! :D

    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My FF Post!

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  39. That's an amazing backyard! I would love to sit out there and read

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  40. You have the most amazing garden, EVER! I am very jealous.

    Here's my FF :)

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  41. You have a heavenly Backyard!!! so pretty and soothing and calm!!
    My Booklok Coffee FF

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  42. Thank you for the feature -- it's my first time participating!

    And I love the picture --great place to read!

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    Eva @ All Books Considered

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  43. OMG the deers! Are they always there? Your backyard is sooo pretty!!!

    Here's my Feature & Follow Friday

    Have a great weekend!

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  44. If I had your yard I would just sit out there all day. Every day. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  45. Hi! I'll be joining this blog hop next Friday for the first time :)

    Amber
    The Mile Long Bookshelf

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  46. Your back yard is beautiful! That will be a great reading atmosphere :)

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  48. Oh, Montana! Such a beautiful state. I'd love to live in Montana :D When I lived in the sticks in Michigan, we had a really big backyard filled with all sorts of nature. I would drag a blanket and a pillow out to the middle of the yard, sprawl out, and read. I've since moved (still in Michigan), but I live on a lake, so I drag my plastic chair down by the lake to read. It's pretty calming, and it's nice when the people on pontoon boats wave "hi" as they float by.

    - Jackie

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  49. I love your backyard!! So perfect for reading!

    old follower :)
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  50. Hey Alison! Happy Friday! I totally forgot to do the hop this week. Hope you had a great weekend!

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