Thursday, October 17, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #171

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 - Defiantly Deviant

1. When did you start blogging?

I started last June 2012. It's been more than a year since then and I honestly couldn't be happier!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I love interacting with anyone who reads, so talking to readers, bloggers, and authors, is something that I really love doing.

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

Anything YA (but I do tend to review contemporary and paranormal books more), and recently, I've been featuring more and more NA novels.

4. What are your favorite books?

Ooooh tough one - I have a lot! The Harry Potter series, the Vampire Academy series (I adore Richelle with every fiber of my being), Easy by Tammara Webber, You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle... Yup, if I don't stop now, I don't think I will.

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

Meeting people who share the passion I have towards books and reading itself, definitely. Through book blogging, I've met a whole community of fellow bloggers here in the Philippines, and they've made my entire blogging experience all that much fulfilling! *Waves* Also, reading and blogging are such huge parts of my life, and getting to share these parts of myself with all of my fellow bloggers - be they be Filipino or not - has made me all that much happier and content.

Q: What are some of your favorite magazines?

Doctor Who Magazine (my obsession)

A lot of cooking magazines... Vegetarian Times
Eating Well
Cooking Light

A few that I browse at the store but don't buy...
US Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

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.

Follow on Bloglovin

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:

Bookagram: Photograph your fave read in a funny place.


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  1. I didn't even know there WAS a Doctor Who Magazine. Gonna have to check that one out :D

    I love cooking magazines! I have a shelf in my kitchen that's for my recipe books and cooking magazines.

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  2. I'm not a big reader of magazines, so my choice was limited.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. I used to love reading magazine but now I just don't really care. Oh I've never read cooking magazine before, guess I'll check it out since I like trying new recipes.

    Amie @Magic of Words

  4. I have to admit to reading people occasionally when my wife picks it up in line at the store. I haven't found a cooking magazine I like consistently. Usually if I see something on the cover that looks good I will pick it up.

    Just stopping by to say hi. Have a great weekend.

    My FF

  5. My parents usually have one or two cooking magazines laying around as we love getting new recipes to try and pretend we are "gourmet".

    Have a great weekend Alison!

  6. I like browsing cooking magazines but I never buy them.

  7. Awesome feature this week. I don't buy those either I just skim through, but i'll definitely pick up a cosmo. I also like cooking magazines. those are good to have :)

  8. prefer books to magazines but i do love celebrity magazines
    Jodie @ Aussie Bookworm

  9. Here's my FF I had no clue about the Dr Who magazine! I will have to tell my obsessed sister!

  10. I love the cooking magazines. They always suggest such wonderful seasonal recipes.

    Old Follower.
    This is my Follow Friday!

  11. Didn't know there was a Doctor Who magazine, I'll have to check it out :)

    My FF :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  12. I follow The Doctor Who Magazines too! I don't have o my hand as a paper but any type is fine by me as long as I have it and I read it every pages :)

    Well I honestly I don't follow any cook books or magazines I just Follow my mom and My tv LOL
    And I follow E.W but as a digital :)

    Old Follower
    Booker Like a Hooker's FF

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog! Old follower but new follower on FB and twitter!

  14. Great feature and you definitely read more magazines than i do :)

    Old Follower via Bloglovin'
    Fanciful Fictions FF

  15. Not a magazine reader myself! No idea that there was a Doctor Who one!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  16. Not surprised that there is a Dr Who magazine as they are pretty good with marketing/promotion. I've got a ticket to see a Dr Who symphonic spectacular in February where an orchestra plays Dr Who music while creatures wander around. Here’s my F&F
    Old Bloglovin’ follower

  17. Frog hopping! LOL. I sometimes browse food magazines but I'm more into food blogs.

    Old follower.

  18. I used to enjoy looking at cooking magazines. Bu then the pics make me hungry and I can't then I'd just get depressed LOL ;) Happy Friday!!

  19. hopping your feature this week!

  20. I quick hello from a new (bloglovin) follower! This is my first time at the Follow Friday and I'm hoping to meet lots of other book bloggers and feed my reader. Have a good weekend!

    Cheers, Katarina :)

  21. Hey Alison! Happy Friday. I don't really read magazines. I think the last time I read it , I was 15 and had a subscription to 17 magazine. LOL. After that, I pretty much stuck to books. Have a great weekend :)

  22. EW is about the only one I've bought in the past few years, and even that I'll probably forego the next time around, just because I have so little chance to read it anymore. I probably would read more cooking mags--I often peruse them in line at the grocery store--but I find all my cooking stuff on pinterest these days. :D

  23. I love cooking magazines! Always get a few of them.

    My F&F post!

  24. They have a Doctor Who magazine? I know someone who would love that. Nice learning new things on these Friday follows. :)

  25. I used to get Eating Well magazine. I like to peak in US weekly sometimes, too.

  26. Cooking mags are torture for me... I'm a bad cook. So I see all those yummy foods and then I can't have them. LOL

    Happy Friday!

  27. I didn't know you're a vegetarian, Alison. Three friends of mine are, too. They make the yummiest food ever, and when I'm with them, I always get to try new things.

    I also do browsing through magazines at the store. I buy one once in a while if they have someone I'm obsessed with on the cover. I also go to the library and read them there. :)

  28. I like cooking and fashion magazines.
    old follower
    Please visit my Follow Friday

  29. I am really curious about this Doctor Who. A lot of bloggers seemed to be obsessed with him. Hahaha.

    Current follower!

    Thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens.


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