Thursday, January 23, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #185

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 - A Reader's Sanctuary

1. When did you start blogging?

This will be my 2nd year blogging. Last year I was still learning my way around the blogging community (I still am but I know much more now) and I didn't have much time to blog as I would have liked. This year I just want to have fun and blog as much as I possibly can.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part of book blogging is I get to talk about books and people are actually interested. No one I know personally really likes to read so when I am so excited about an Amazing book I've just read no one really cares but here in the book blogging world people care as mush as I do if not more :).

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

I mainly blog about New Adult books and Paranormal romance books but I am starting to read more Dystopian as well.

4. What are your favorite books?

Choosing your favorite books is so hard to do. I read soo much and have fallen in love with so many books. I'll just choose a few I've read last year. 1) The Night huntress series by Jeaniene Frost 2)The Mark of Nexus Series by Carrie Butler 3) Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig 4) Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead 5) Slammed Series by Colleen Hoover.

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

The best thing that has happened to me because of book blogging is the friends I've made. I have met some really amazing and helpful people. The FF has definitely been good to me. Each week I have new people commenting on my blog and it's just an amazing experience.

Question of the Week: What books are you looking forward to reading in 2014?

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So many books! At the top of my list are:

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (why do we have to wait until August!)
Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
Cress by Marissa Meyer
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

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:

Time for Book Spine Poetry again! Take a picture of your book spines spelling out something epic.


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  1. I feel like I've been waiting for Isla for ages!

  2. I'm waiting for Cress as well. I'm lucky that one of the books I've been waiting for was released last week!

  3. I forgot about City of Heavenly Fire when I made my list. I'm looking forward to reading that one too.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. I am embarrassed to say I have not heard of any of those books. Have a great week.

    Lacie @ Rainy Dayz Reviewz
    My FF

  5. I want Silver Shadows so bad! I love Richelle Mead's books. :)

    New follower via
    Denise @ Dandelionn Wine Book Blog | FF

  6. Cress is in my top books to look out for this year too!

  7. So many series I've not read yet (Lunar Chronicles, TMI, Bloodlines, His Fair Assassin). Man, I've got a lot of catching up to do.

    Have a great weekend.

    Amie @The Magic of Words

  8. Those are some great authors I hear. Hope you get your hands on those books soon :)

    Happy Friday!

    Stop by IFB

  9. I forgot to put The Silver Shadows on my list :( I agree, it's not cool that we have to wait so long!

    Have a fantastic Friday Alison :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  10. Of course City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare!
    I totally forgot about this one :D
    Great list!


  11. OOoh Sinner for sure! Wish I knew this question ahead of time! Would've had more time to think on my list! As it was I was working on the spot as fast as possible!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  13. Hi! I'm a new follower and new to the feature and follow. I followe via GFC under Faye M but I'll changed that back to F.A. M.M. so it won't be confusing. Here's my #FF

  14. Been hearing good things about Cress and the entire series. I might have to add it to my TBR pile. Also, there's a Goodreads Giveaway for Cress right now, if you haven't already entered!
    I'm just blog hopping through.
    Old Bloglovin follower.
    My FF

  15. I really want to read the Anna and the French Kiss series! (:

    Tina @ Pages of Comfort - old follower
    My FF

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  17. Hi, just joined the blog hop, a first for me as a new blogger. Looking forward to getting to know you all :)

  18. Hey Alison, Happy Friday! Have a great weekend :)

  19. Hell yes to Silver Shadows, Cress and City of Heavenly Fire! Can't wait to read those books!

    New Bloglovin follower!

    my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  22. Hi there! This is my very first feature and Friday blog hop as I am a new blogger. New follower via GFC and Bloglovin'.

    My FF

    Karina @ Watcha Reading

  23. Nice choices, I'm a bit late to the Cassandra Clare party but I have The Mortal Instrument books on my list for 2014!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  24. Such a good list! I just read Anna and the French Kiss and can't wait to read the next two :)

    Old Follower :)

    My FF .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

  25. Hi! How do I join FF??


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