Thursday, June 27, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #155

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 - Paperback Princess

1. When did you start blogging?

I started Paperbook Princess in March 2012, it is something I also considered doing but never had the guts to do before... then I decided why not right? So Paperbook Princess was born!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I think the most amazing thing is all the awesome books I have read! I had honestly never even used Amazon before I started my blog... now? I LIVE on Amazon, there are just SO many books on there that I never would have known about before! Oh! And the other bloggers! OMG I totally love everyone! The people I have met on twitter have been awesome! I have made some great friends!

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

I generally stick to YA books, but I have been reading a lot of NA lately so that seems to be the main focal point right now... I just read what catches my eye, it could be a smutty adult book, a heartbreaking NA book, or a sweet YA book and anything in between... it all depends on my mood.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

Oh wow! I honestly have way to many! I wouldn't even know where to begin! hmmm, right now I LOVE Emma Hart's books... anything at all that she writes is like gold! But I think my favorite (at least right this minute) would have to be Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, I absolutely love BOTH of those series, if you haven't read them yet you are totes missing out!

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

I think the best thing that has happened to me since I started blogging is just all the amazing people I have met, both bloggers and authors. Everyone is just so friendly and such a blast to chat with on twitter!

Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?

I'd still say my default is paper - either hardcover or paperback equally. But more and more I prefer ebooks. They're so much easier. And I love being able to read in the car, at a restaurant, in line at the store, etc without hauling a heavy book around. But of course, there's something about physically holding a book in your hands. I think I retain the words better.

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


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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Today’s is the US’ Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government.


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  1. I prefer reading hardcover or quality paperback books!

    Thanks for hosting. Have a fabulous week!

    Create With Joy

  2. I'm probably 99% e-book now. It's just so much easier for me. 1 little devices, hundreds of books at the touch of the button! Happy Friday Alison! Old Follower :)

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  3. I have no real preference. I like both.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. I still love the real thing, but I am slowly moving towards ebooks. I blame my lack of patience! Between long waits at the library and actually driving to a store, the ebooks is quite handy!

    Meredith’s Musings

  5. I find myself way more engrossed in a physical copy rather than a digital copy. I really don't know why though. I guess it's an entirely different reading experience!

  6. You're right, e-books are much easier, but having a book sometimes is just fun :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  7. It doesn't really matter to me, I just like books!

  8. Thanks Alison you have a great weekend too.

  9. I would forgo the eBook every time. It's always my last choice. However, in terms of moving, they are much easier than packing boxes of paperbacks and hardbacks. Either way, the feel of a real book is something absolutely wonderful!

    Here's my FF.

    sinn @ sinnful books

  10. Thanks for stopping by. I do love the convenience of the ebook for the reasons you stated, plus the reading in the dark hehe. But I also enjoy the feel and smell of the physical book, just something about it that send tranquility through me.

  11. I have to agree as well, though then I can't carry as many around with me...
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  12. I'm loving ebooks as well since I had my Kindle. way easier to carry around, that's for sure.

    Old Follower here.
    my FF

  13. So true! I think it's hard to choose sometimes. I do love the easy portability of the e-reader. Great answer and happy Friday!!! Old follower!

    My FF

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  14. Ebooks are much more convenient, but I still love actual books :)

    My FF :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  15. I agree there is always something about holding a real book in my hands... :) Although ebooks definitely have their awesome perks!

  16. Just passing through, old bloglovin follower. Ebooks are easy to and quick to access. I love them...My FF

  17. This is my 1st Follow Friday. And, I am indeed a new follower.

    Ebooks are easy to read and carry -- especially if you are wanting to read more than one at a time.

  18. I agree with you. There is just something about holding a book in your hands and flipping pages! I can't bring myself to get an e-reader yet.

    Old follower.

  19. Happy Friday! I prefer reading paperbacks but I read eBooks sometimes. eBooks are always faster to finish and you can easily highlight the passages you like.

    Old follower.

    My FF @ The Creative Forum
    Happy Reading! :)

  20. New reader! :) I love your blog.

  21. Definitely agree with you! The ereader can be convenient, but the real book is just so much nice! Although a great chunk of my books are MM paperback so those are easy to tote around!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  22. I love my kindle! As of right now, I have 547 books in it. I also have to admit that I now am able to actually buy more books than before, because I pay less in shipping costs.

    Here's my FF post for this week.

    Happy reading.

  23. I agree with everything you said. And I find myself going more and more to e-books also.

    Old follower

    My FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  24. I can’t really choose between ebooks and paper books, they both have advantages and disadvantages!

    My FF:

  25. Cool feature. I like her blog.

    Nice answer. I love prints too :)

  26. I actually saw an article about whether or not people retain information on e-reading devices. They were experimenting more with tablets than the e-ink displays, but it is definitely interesting to think about. Good answer.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  27. I am at about 3/4 ebooks these days

  28. I really hope and think that physical books will never die out, even though the world is moving more and more towards technology. People like US are keeping it alive! It feels good :)

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  29. I'm the same - e-books are so much more practical!

    Emma @ From the Writer’s Nest

  30. First time participating in the hop! Love the subject for this week (:

    Tina @

  31. It's interesting you say you retain the words better. I never thought of it that way before, but that may be true of me too. :D Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Friday! :D

  32. Happy Friday! E-books are so convenient, I'd be lost without my kindle :)
    Thanks for stopping by my FF, I'm an old follower!

  33. Paper IS great! But ebooks are so handy :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Old follower!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  34. I have become an eBook Junkie! I still love the smell of actual books and going to the bookstore but so many reasons to love my Kindle :-)

  35. I am trying to get into the whole eBook thing right now! I agree with you, it's a lot more convient lugging it around town. :D

    Here's my post if you want to visit:

    feature and follow

  36. At first I had a really difficult time retaining what I read from ebooks, but then I got used to it. I prefer paperbacks but read mostly ebooks. I'm glad I stopped being anti-ebook a long time ago, otherwise I might never have become a book blogger, would have missed out on a ton of indie authors, and wouldn't have been able to review some really awesome books. :)

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  37. I agree! There is just something about a physical book. So much better :) But eBooks, of course have a lot of pros as well.

    Just hopping by :)

    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

  38. Oh yeah, my preference is definitely print, but I agree, ebooks are so convenient. Luckily I don't have to wait in line often (I have a Wegmans, and the lines are always so short - gotta love Weggies!), but when I have to, being able to read on my iphone helps keep me calm and occupied.

  39. Awesome answer~ :D ebooks can be convenient, but a physical book just feels're really reading a book. lol.

    Cindy @ In This World of Books..

  40. I'm new this week! Here's a link to my post:

    I agree that I prefer paper books, but ebooks are becoming more and more convenient.

  41. I prefer hardcovers because I get so annoyed when a paperback comes in the mail dented. Even the smallest dent bothers me so much and I love how hardcovers are harder to damage. Old follower :)
    -Scott Reads It!

  42. I prefer the printed word but ebooks so easier in every way.

  43. I agree. Ebooks are just easier.

    Here's a link to my post:

  44. Hardcovers are still a fave for me too, but ebooks might be able take that spot soon. xD There just so much easier to carry around compared to heavy hardcovers.

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

  45. My answer for this week's Feature & Follow Friday is so similar to yours LOL

    My Friday Meme

    Old Follower.

  46. I totally agree with having an ebook to read with you everywhere is really convenient! I still prefer physical books but ebooks do make life with books much easier!

    I totally love your blog and you are the best for stopping by my blog!!!

    Old Follower! Tt @Never Ending Stories

  47. Hey Alison! You're right. Even if I said in my post that I prefer any format. Physical books just are so better!

    Thanks for dropping by my FF.
    Old follower.
    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

  48. I'm so with you! Ebooks are becoming more more easier to have. You can have so many things to read in the palm of your hands.

    Thanks fot stopping by My FF

    Old Follower

  49. Completely agree! Nothing beat a physical book!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Old Follower
    Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  50. Hey Alison! Hope you had a great weekend. I'm an old fashioned gal and perfer to have the physical book.


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