Thursday, July 4, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #156

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 Attic Reviews

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging on The Attic on July 7, 2011. In fact, my two year blogoversary is on Sunday!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Talking about something I absolutely love! I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I love sharing my opinion of novels and hearing what others think. And I've also discovered that when I write reviews, I remember more of what I've read.

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

I review YA. I read pretty much everything. A lot of that, however, is paranormal, sci-fi, dystopia, some fantasy and a good dose of ghost stories. I'm not a big fan of contemporary but I do love John Green's books. DFTBA!

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

This is always the hardest question to answer... I'm a huge Maggie Stiefvater fan, so I'd probably go with The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. I've read them and listened to the audio books several times. I also have an slightly unhealthy obsession with Sam. (Actually this a pretty concrete answer. I don't know why I was hesitant at the beginning.) I also love Harry Potter, Gemma Doyle, The Mortal Instruments, and Across the Universe to name a few others.

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

So many things! Just talking to other bloggers during Twitter parties for read-a-thons, being able to join groups like the Airship Squadron and the Army of Ten, and being chosen several times to be an Ambuzzador on Random Buzzers. I just love that I'm a part of an awesome community of people.

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

I've always been fond of WW2 books, which sounds like an oddly chipper thing to say about such a dour subject. Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity is incredible. I love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly which is, in part, about the French Revolution.

On the adult side, Jeff Shaara's books about the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WW1, and WW2.

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!

Next Week's Question:
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 don't read many war books, but I always want to read more. :D

    My FFs are HERE and HERE. Happy Friday! :D

  2. Revolution is a good book. I forgot about that one! I like Historical fiction.


    1. It's crazy, I have already found 6 links above that don't actually link to a Follow Friday... just to their blog I suppose to bring in traffic. Sad.

  3. I'm not big on the war topic, so I haven't read many with it as a subject, but I'm glad you love the subject so much! It's awesome to hear other peoples book fancies.

    Old Follower.
    Happy Friday!
    Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

  4. I still need to read Code Name Verity! I do not read many books that have to do with war unless they are dystopian but I have heard this one is really good!

    Amber @Nala's Book Corner

  5. I haven't read too many books with war in them either. I see a lot of movies with war as a back drop, but for some reason I shy away from books. I really shouldn't.

    Meredith’s Musings

  6. I haven't read too many books with war scenes. Two which come to mind are Gone With The Wind & North and South.

    Happy Friday:)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  7. I picked The Hunger Games because it made a lasting impression on me. I suppose because I come from a country that's never had a civil war (Australia).

    New follower!

  8. I really like to watch the collapse of governments, but less so the formation of the new one!
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  9. I haven't read any war books, but I'm glad you enjoy them so much!!

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

  10. I haven't read to many war books.I could give you that anwer easily if it was a movie.

    New Follower

  11. Haven't read any of those! Nice ones!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  12. Hunger Games for me too! :)

    Brand new GFC follower, and brand new book blogger.

    Have a lovely weekend

  13. I heard that book is really good. I need to read it. Hopping through... old follower.

  14. I still haven't read Code Name Verity, but I'm going to soon, hopefully. I'm just a little nervous because it seems so intense.

    I love WWII books, too. Have you read Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin. It's MG non-fiction, but it is so so so good. It's won tons of awards, and it deserves them all. I actually chose another Sheinkin book for my Friday Hop answer. I don't read a ton of NF, but I definitely make the time for Sheinkin's books. He's that awesome.

  15. Cool features and nice question.

    happy 4th :)

  16. Happy Friday Alison. Hmm, I'm trying to think of a book that has a war battle in it. the only one involving the US I'm thinking is The Hunger Games.

  17. I really want to read Code Name Verity! FF

  18. hopping through! just recently finished reading a book about war so I thought my review of that book would be appropriate to share this week :) Hope you had a great 4th!


  19. I haven't read that book!

    My FF-

  20. I've heard a lot about Code Name Verity but didn't know what exactly it was about. I'll have to check it out! :D

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  21. Hi this is my very first Feature & Follow, so I'm super-excited. Please drop by my blog :)

    That Artsy Girl's Book Blog

  22. Hopping through Allison, old follower! I've asked Rachel but I thought to ask you too, what's a photobomb? Next week's activity.

    My Feature & Follow


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