Thursday, July 25, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #159

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 - Once Upon A Coffin


1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging April 2013.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part about book blogging is discovering new books and authors that I otherwise would not have heard of and that I have come to love.

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

Paranormal, romance, scifi/fantasy, and some YA are my favorite books and they are the ones I usually blog about.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

Right now my favorite book is Hers to Command by Patricia A. Knight but it changes every week. :)

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

The first time an author asked me to review a book is still the best thing that has happened. That and being a feature here.


Q: What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?

*Sorry I haven't commented the past few weeks and that my linky was messed up last week. I've been on vacation. Now I'm back in town and ready to comment!

Stick them on my bookshelf where they gather dust, because I can't bear to get rid of them! Most of the time, though, I return them to the library. More and more, I'm reading e-books so I delete them off my phone so they won't take up memory but keep them on my account.

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!


Next Week's Question:

How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

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62 comments :

  1. I find it hard to part with any books so my shelves, both physical and digital, are overloaded.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  2. I can't get rid of mine either. I keep thinking I need to reduce but just can't

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  3. Hi Alison! I too keep my books for life. I have attachment problems and can't seem to give books away if I have read them. Even if I didn't like them so much they're still staying. :)

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  4. I think I am a book hoarder! :) I really do try and get rid of some..lol. Really I do! :)

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  5. New to the Feature and Follow :)

    My Blog

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  6. I'm following your blog on bloglovin! You can check out my blog at http://thewiseserpent.blogspot.com/. I write about books, music, and writing (among other topics).

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  7. Mine always go back to the library too. I noticed you didn't comment. Glad to have you back!
    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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  8. This is my first FF :) Following via GFC and bloglovin!

    Janina
    My FF!

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  9. I return a lot of my books to the library as well. I should read more of my ebooks, there's a lot in my kindle app that have been there for ages...


    YA Asylum

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  10. I mostly read e-books now too. I have a kindle fire so I keep them on my carousal until I review them and then archive them so the only books on my front screen are my unread books, which is rapidly becoming overwhelming :-)

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  11. Ebooks does take book hoarding to a new level doesn't it? Not only that, but I have mp3 players loaded with audiobooks too. It's wonderful how many ways there are to read. I only keep my favorites, others I will give away or lend out. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I've been a follower forever. :)

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  12. Ebooks are awesome when you read a lot because they don't take up physical space. I love them. Twitter follower! My FF.

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  13. Ha! Yeah ... I usually shelf mine so they can gather dust. I'm loving the eBooks more and more, though.

    Raina @ The LUV'NV
    Old blog follower. New GR follower. :)

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  14. I'm with you! I can't give them away, unless I didn't like them. And I keep clearing the books I've read off my iPad, but they are still there for re-reading later ;)

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

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  15. I like keeping mine, but I'm starting to want to get rid of ones I don't love. I have to make room for new books!

    My FF
    katy @ a blighted one

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  16. I have a hard time getting rid of books too. Right now I have more books TO read than I have actually read.

    This is my first feature friday and I'm a new book blogger too. New email follower.

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  17. Yeah I keep 99% of mine too on shelves to get dusty, although I do dust them once a week!! If I happened to dislike one I put it in the donate pile that usually goes to the library and then they sell it to benefit the library!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  18. Im exactly the same!

    My FF: http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.se/2013/07/follow-friday_26.html

    New GFC Follower =)

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  19. I tried once to donate some books to the library, first asking if they would take some but the woman there gave me a really rude answer so I'm inclined to just keep them after all. lol. :P

    Old follower!

    My FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  20. Good answer! Happy weekend :)

    follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/feature-and-follow-57.html

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  21. I can't bear to get rid of my books either Alison! I covet them and like to see them on their shelves looking all pretty. I'm a big re-reader though, so I go back to many of them again and again. Sometimes I even have to go buy new copies because the old ones just get worn out from being handled so much:) Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  22. I didn't think to talk about ebooks, Alison. Yeah, I definitely archive them...so I can put a new one on my reader! LOL But physical books go on my shelves 9 times out of 10.

    Thanks for hopping by my blog earlier! Glad you like my shelves! :)

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  23. I do those things too. I've been doing a lot of library books lately but have decided to cut back because I have so many on my kindle and shelves to read and since there's a deadline on library books, I always read them first. Really need to get to the others, you know? Happy Friday!

    My FF

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  24. I'm a total bookhoarder too, Alison. If it's a book that I absolutely do not want, I give to the library, but for the most part I like looking at all my books on my shelves.

    I hope you had a nice vacation!

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  25. Ah, the wonderful of the Cloud! Old follower. My FF

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  26. Welcome back Alison, and thanks for stopping by!

    http://bookaholic-ness.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm pretty much the same. I'm thinking of doing a giveaway of some of the ones on my shelf though. BUt lately I'm either an ebook person so they stay in my account or a library person. Happy Friday!

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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  28. I should delete some on my Kindle... I have a lot on there O_O

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Old follower!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  29. Hey Alison, TGIF! I usually read to about 100 hundred pages in. If I don't like it, then I DNF. Have a great weekend :)

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  30. It's so hard for me to get rid of books. Even the ones I my e-reader I have trouble archiving (and I know that they're still in my account). There's something about just being able to look out and see the books. I really need a job in a library or a bookstore LOL! Have a great weekend!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  31. Seems eBooks have changed the way a lot of people deal with books. I haven't deleted any of my eBooks! I don't know why it's easy for me to get rid of paper books, but I keep ALL my eBooks! I guess because I have "room" for them. Thanks for visiting.

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  32. I find it hard to part with them, too. I do keep my really favourite ones, and the rest I donate to a hospice.

    Thank you for stopping by my FF, Alison.

    Happy Friday.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

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  33. I'm a book hoarder. It's really bad. I switched to Kindle to keep from being buried alive!
    Thanks for stopping by my hop.

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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  34. I use the library, so i can't really hoard books, which is unfortunate. XD Old follower!

    My F&F:

    http://qaisracetusbookblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-and-follow-72613.html

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my FF. I have had to limit the amount of physical books I buy due to space. So I buy a lot more ebooks now, which is great coz i always have them with me.

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

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  36. I like this question because just yesterday I was going through my inventory of books and deciding which ones I should get rid of. It’s not something I do regularly but every year I go through a purge and clean out my closet and bookshelf. Get rid of things I know I will never wear again or read again and give them away to other people who would want them. It helps other people and it makes room for me so I can get more things. Right now I literally have no more space to store anymore books that doesn’t involve putting them on the floor (which I can’t do because my roof leaks and floor floods) so I need to make more room.

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  37. I love library books b/c they're the cheap option, but when they turn out to be a really good book I hate having to bring them back. It's like saying goodbye to a really good friend. I like to own all my favorite books - which is why I have way too many books and a wish list that's also dangerously long.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  38. I love waking up each morning and seeing my books lined up neatly on my bookcase - I've gotten rid of a bunch before and it SUCKED, so I know I'd never do it again.
    Guess I'll be a book pack-rat from now on ;)

    Here's my FF

    - Allie x (Little Birdie Books)

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  39. I love my books. I love watching them on the shelves, I love flipping the pages of the ones I have already read. I love books.

    Here is my FF http://between-my-lines.blogspot.fr/2013/07/feature-and-follow-20-books-weve-read.html

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  40. Mine stay on my shelf too. I could never get rid of them.

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  41. Hi, thanks for the follow...following back:)
    your answer is similiar to mine, i also just delete the kindle books i have finished reading.

    Have a great day!


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  42. I'm addicted to Kindle books! Only a few of them would make it onto my physical book shelf though. That's reserved for those 5 stars "I'll read you again, and again, and again" type of books.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier! Old follower.
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  43. I never use the library, so if I tried to keep all my books, I would be dead underneath a house of books.

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  44. I love surfing through my kindle library. It's light and super organized!

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  45. Already following you and Parajunkee :) Great question this week for avid readers.

    Happy Reading!
    Stephanie (Love. Life. Read)

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  46. I do the same Alison! I'll keep my ebooks on my Nook, but I need to start archiving the ones I've read and probably won't read again for awhile.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  47. This is my first #FF (and definitely not my last). What a great book hop! Here's a link to my post.

    http://readingthealphabet.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/feature-and-follow-friday/

    -Maria @ Reading the Alphabet

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  48. Hey Alison, thanks for stopping by. I have to fight my hoarding tendencies more for space reasons than anything else.

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  49. I love to keep my books as well. Although I keep rearranging my shelf and making some changes here and there so I handle the books a lot and they don't gather much dust that way. Awesome answer, Alison!

    Thank you for stopping by my post earlier. Just returning the love! Happy reading!

    Old follower!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  50. Hi, Alison!

    And thanks for dropping by on Vanilla Moon Blog.
    Yes, I do want to be a Pharmacist. My grandmother used to be one too. I'm very excited to see how college life is. :)

    http://vanillamoonblog.com/2013/07/26/feature-follow-friday-11/

    I'm an old follower.

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  51. When I finish reading a book,I always put it back on my shelves where I can admire it!!I just can't give them away.Thanks for stopping by My FF-->http://bookladysreviews.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-follow-5.html
    Old follower!
    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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  52. I'm the same, I'd hate to get rid of my books!

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  53. I'm a new blogger, and follower of yours. I am looking forward to participating in the Follow feature. I plan to add my name to the list and check out others blogs. This is a great feature.

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  54. Sometimes it's like parting with an old friend. I understand where you're coming from, Alison :)

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  55. I never get rid of books :)

    Great hop! This is my first #FF and I am loving it.

    New follower - following via twitter - @credoroza and Bloglovin - Fandom Fanatic

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  56. same here =) and welcome back Alison.

    Thank you for stopping by. Happy reading!

    Old follower.

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  57. I never throw away books! Unless I really don't like it, it goes on my book shelf. Which is getting alarmingly over-filled right now...
    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  58. Hello, new follower. It's hard for me to ever get rid of books! But when I do, I like to donate to schools.

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  59. Books collecting dust is my specialty sometime too..I can't seem to part with any of my books..not that I have very many in the first place but I still love collecting and saving any books I get. I read on my phone alot too, it makes taking books with you alot easier.

    Old follower.

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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  60. Same for me. I keep them on my shelf, and I do the same thing with my ebooks. I have so many ebooks, it's crazy. :) Thanks for stopping by My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl. :)

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  61. Hi! Hopping back :)
    Thanks for stopping by ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com

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