Thursday, August 22, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #163

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 - Read This Instead


1. When did you start blogging?


I started in March of 2011, nearly two and a half years ago! But I've taken a few breaks here and there.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?


My favorite part is trying to come up with new ways to share books with my readers. I just had my 4 year old review a book on the blog, and a couple years ago I reviewed the tax instructions book. Sometimes they kind of bomb, but at least they're different. :)

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

I usually read YA, and I especially love contemporary. Although I've been on a big fantasy kick lately.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?

My favorite book is always changing! Lately I am in love with The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson and The Raven Boys books by Maggie Stiefvater. 

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

The best thing has been making so many new friends. There is a big book blogging community where I live and I've been very lucky to meet lots of bloggers in real life. It's so fun to find bookish kindred spirits!



Q: Book Selfie! Take a pic with your current read.


*FYI...I probably won't comment this weekend. I'm on vacation in New York City! It's been so much fun. Things should be back to normal next week.


And for those of you who are Doctor Who fans, look who was doing a special performance this afternoon practically right in front of me! (Sorry if the photo is huge. I'm drafting this post on my iPhone so I'll fix it when I get back to my hotel)




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:

Book Selfie! Snap a picture of you and your current read.

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17 comments :

  1. You... That book! I'm so jealous right now!! AAAHHH.

    Followed!

    Check out my feature in return? Don’t forget to follow via Bloglovin’!

    - Nova @ Musings of a Blogder

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  2. I'm definitely interested to hear what you think of Coldest Girl in Cold Town! I've seen so many different opinions on it, but I hope it'll be a great read. :)
    Thanks for featuring me this week!

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  3. Lucky you being in NYC. That'a a place I would really love to visit. I haven't seen your book before. It looks interesting.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  4. I've seen a couple people reading this book.. or maybe just you (not sure) but anyways.. It sounds interesting :)

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  5. I recently added this one to my TBR - I hope you enjoy it. And have fun in NY!

    Here's my FF
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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  6. I've never seen that book before, it does look interesting though. I may have to check that out. Nice picture by the way, I love your necklace. :) Have a Righteous weekend!

    My F&F
    Whit@Whit's Book World

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  7. I want to get this book! I popped in here on Wednesday and added it to my TBR list! Great pic!!

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

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  8. Love your picture, Alison. How is 'The Coldest Girl in Town'? I haven't read more than one review so far, and I'm not sure if I want to read it or not...

    Old follower, here's my FF post.

    Continue to have fun in New York :)

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  9. thanks for hosting,had so much fun.
    hope you can visit my Follow Friday

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  10. I'm curious about this book myself. I will look forward to reading your post when you finish.

    Following through GFC

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  11. Hey Alison! Happy Friday, I hope you have a great weekend. Also, I'm dying to read that book. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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  12. Haven't read that one. Hope you're enjoying it! Have fun in NYC!

    Here's my FF!

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  13. That book definitely looks interesting! Happy Friday!

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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  14. I'm jealous that you're reading COLDEST! Though I have heard very not-so-good things about that book, I can't wait to hear what you think! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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