Thursday, September 5, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #165

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 - Bookworm Brandee

1. When did you start blogging?

I've been blogging since Jan, 2011, but got more serious about it the summer of 2012.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part of book blogging is meeting other bloggers with whom I can discuss books! *and swoon over hot book boyfriends!* I thought my TBR was out of control before I started has grown tenfold because of all the great books I learn about through other bloggers! Oh, and I've met some great authors that I might not have met otherwise. It's all just goody-goodness!

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

Lately, I seem to review mostly romance, whether it's YA, NA or Adult. However, I read just about anything and everything. There are just so many great books out there...and I have so little time. *sigh*

4. What are your favorite books?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is my very favorite of all time. To Kill a Mockingbird is another favorite. I have to mention Twilight because it was the catalyst for stepping out of my literary-fiction-only box. Gah! I have so many favorites now...Slammed! by Colleen Hoover, Clutch by J.A. Huss (such a big fan!)...I'm going to stop now because my list could go on and on! *grin*

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

I think I've grown as a reader and, hopefully, a reviewer. And it's largely due to having met all my blogging friends!

Q: Bookshelf Tour. Give us a tour of your bookshelf.

I reorganized my bookshelf a few weeks ago and posted photos up on my blog. Lucky me - I don't have to take new pictures! I decided to organize my books by color. It wasn't as much work as I thought it would be and it looks gorgeous. It is a bit hard to find particular books, but instead of taking me 10 seconds to find, it takes me 30 seconds. So it's not that bad.

My special shelf books - Harry Potter, Twilight, Mortal Instruments, John Green

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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It is up to you to do a Kickstarter campaign for your favorite book!!! Who are you casting for the main characters?


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  1. I keep debating doing the color thing

  2. How pretty! It's cool to have them arranged by color, but would probably drive me slightly nuts. I always group mine by author (physical and digital). But then I'm pretty OCD :)

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  3. I love that you have a "special" book shelf. it's awesome!

  4. OMG when I entered my link it must have auto-filled from another linky I have and it put in host after my name. Can you fix it? *shaking head* I can't believe I didn't notice, I'm so embarrassed :/

    And I love your shelves, color coded is pretty and worth a few extra seconds to find!

    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

  5. Love the non-book items on the shelves! Old participant/follower. My FF

  6. The color coding thing sounds like a great idea. Will take that into consideration when I finally get around to organizing my shelves. At the moment, my books are a little disorganized.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  7. I could never do the color coding with my shelves... it would drive me crazy. But it looks good on your shelves.

    My Feature Follow

  8. Your shelves are awesome! I love the pictures, dolls, and knickknacks. It gives it such a personal appearance.

    Kimber Leigh @ Once Upon a YA Book

  9. Your shelves look great. I really need to get mine organized again. Color coding does seem like it would be hard to find things, but it looks great.

    My FF

  10. Oh very awesome! Love the color coding concept, but my OCD-ness would never allow me to do such a thing. But love seeing it with others!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Haha!! Great colour co-ordination!! I love your shelves!

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

  12. This is my first time doing "Feature and Follow Friday." Really appreciate this, bring a new blogger and all. My blog is only a few months old.

  13. Your colour coding thing looks really nice. :)

  14. Sorting by colour looks really cool. Here’s my F&F
    Vilia @ Backchatting Books

  15. I've always wanted to order my books by color but I don't know if I would have to patience to re-organize my books once again. :D

    Old follower

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  16. Wow love your bookshelves :) when i was younger i used to re-organise my shelves every couple of weeks for fun...i was a strange kid :) love the colour organisation though, may have to look into doing that :) Thanks for hosting :)
    Old follower
    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions
    My F&F

  17. Hopping through! Well I never thought of that. Might just try it. Love it.

    Happy Friday!

    Old GFC follower.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

  18. I love the bookshelves! This is my first time participating in Feature and Follow.

    Zareena @ Books and Books

    My FF

  19. Wow! Organizing by color is something I never thought about. It does look lovely! And I love that monkey too! :)
    Thanks for hopping by my blog, Alison. And for making me feel my accent isn't too bad. :) I'm from Texas, although I've lived in Colorado for 14 years, and I couldn't understand why my accent was so pronounced yesterday. Then I realized I'd been reading a book set in Texas! LOL

    Happy Friday!

  20. I think if I organized by color it would take me hours to find anything. It does look good though!

  21. Hello! New participant here! You know color coding actually something I need to try because while I have a scatter head when it comes to titles, I remember the covers of the books very well. I recently moved so my books are still in boxes except my "special" books which is a selected list of my most favorite books. Thanks for hosting!

  22. I love the color idea! That would look pretty awesome with a bookshelf that spans and entire wall ;-) it probably would be difficult to find a book though unless you really remembered covers!

  23. Impressive collection! I miss my books :( Most are on my Kindle now. Happy Friday!

  24. I do love your shelves - thought I could never do that. I think it would drive me too crazy looking for certain books - even if it was only 30 seconds.

    I love your special bookshelf, too. Very cute!

    My ​Feature & Follow!
    Old follower :)

  25. Cool shelves. Mine are under construction :)

  26. Hey Alison! Happy Friday :) You have some lovely shelves there. :) Have a great weekend!

  27. My first FFF! I love the color coding. It is beautiful.

  28. I've always loved it when other people color code their books. It looks beautiful. The OCD part of me just won't let me do it. Maybe I'll try one day :)

    My FF:

  29. I've thought about doing colored shelves, but I have OCD so bad I know I won't be able to do it. They would all be mixed up :( But they look so pretty!! Sigh!

    Here's My FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

  30. Wow - those shelves look great color organized! I've seen people organizing them like that before, but I could never bring myself to do it as I would probably have to end up separating some series (which I don't think I would be able to stand doing). Great prompt!

    My Follow Friday

  31. Great pictures! I love the look of the color concept, but don't know if I could do that. Maybe someday...

    Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

  32. Very pretty. I bet you get a lot of compliments from visitors! When people look at my shelves, they inevitably ask me if I've read a book I haven't. Every. Time. I guess that means I should probably start reading the books I have and stop buying new books, huh? ;)

    Thanks for hosting!

    Here's my FF:

  33. Also, I just noticed you started with white and transitioned to yellow instead of starting with red. Did that take a lot of hemming & hawing on your part or was it a natural inclination?

  34. My bookshelves are also by color. Love yours!
    Have a great weekend :)

    Sugar & Snark

  35. Oh how i wish I could also have a special shelf for my all time favorite books. Huhuuh. One day... one day...

    thanks for stopping by my FF, Ali.

  36. Beautiful! I want to do a color thing with mine, but I just can't make myself separate books in the same series. I'm just OCD like that. Thanks for coming to my FF!

    Amber @ My Bookshelf Is Hungry

  37. I love how you've organized them by color! And the special shelf is definitely special! Thanks so much for stopping by my FF, Ali! :D

  38. I must admit arranging books by color does look beautiful. But my inner OCD, just wont allow me to do it haha.

  39. So many shelves! I wish I had one :)

    Old Follower

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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