Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #186

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 - Angelic Reviews

1. When did you start blogging?

I actually started blogging only 3 months ago. I have been writing book reviews for quite a while, but I was only posting them on Goodreads, until a good friend of mine said I should make my own blog and post my reviews there.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I absolutely love meeting new people. It makes me really happy to read everyone's comments and reply back to them. Especially because everyone in the blogging community is super nice.

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

I mostly blog about Young Adult Fantasy books. I love all genres but I would have to say that Fantasy is my all time favorite.

4. What are your favorite books?

The Infernal Devices books by Cassandra Clare are my prized possessions. I fell in love with all the characters in this series, they are all so unique and amazing. This series is actually the only one, where I can't pick between which boy I like better in the love triangle. I love Will and Jem equally, and I think this is the main reason why these are my favorite books.

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

Connecting with Authors, I honestly didn't even think that was possible until I started blogging. I love talking to authors about their books and how they came up with the idea and their plans for future books. Also having them read you reviews just makes you feel super important and like you actually matter. This is hands down my favorite experience of being a blogger.

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

photo sparkles effect

I'm taking a few of these titles and mashing the words around:

Glass Charms
Farewell to Seraphina
Long May She Reign
Spindlers Wind
Salem's Year

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:

If you could read a book for the “first time” again, which book would it be? Why?


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  1. I loved this challenge! I can't wait to see the creativity this week.

  2. This week's was a little difficult since it was my first spelling. Love your spelling!! Old follower!!

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  4. Great post. Wasn't able to do a pic this week, no physical books, gave them to charity couple of weeks ago. =)

    Have a great weekend! =)

    Following you on Bloglovin. Appreciate the follow back:

    Opinionated Cupcakes

    Rinny & Kimmy
    Opinionated Cupcakes

  5. I like it; sounds pretty. And pink books too! :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

  6. ooh I love it and I like the way you mixed the words around (will try next time)

    Have a great weekend.
    Amie @The Magic of Words

  7. Hey, I am a new follower via GFC :) Love your blog! Hope you have a fab day! :D
    my blog:

  8. Fantastic poem, Alison!

    Happy Friday! :)

  9. All those pretty pink spines. I never thought of color coding.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  10. OOh nice poem! And color coordinated spines! Yay!

    Here's my Friday Follow

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Love it. Never thought about changing around the words. Here is my friday. Old Follower.

  12. Nice poem. Love the color....Hey, the linky is closed --- I can't link up.

  13. This was such a fun week! Great challenge.

    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  14. This was such a fun challenge!
    You did an amazing job with your poem.
    Old bloglovin follower.
    My FF

  15. This was more difficult that I thought! Haha
    Old follower!
    My FF

  16. Those book covers all look so princessy.

    ~Karina @ Watcha Reading
    My FF

  17. old follower here! Love this! How come the linky list is closed though?

  18. Here is my #ff for the week: Brenda @ Daily Mayo

  19. I like that you switched around the words. I didn't think of that. It sounds good and the pink looks good:)
    This was a lot of fun. Here is my book spine poem
    Have a great weekend!

  20. Happy Friday Alison! Hope you have a great weekend :)

  21. Since the linky is not working here is my link---> My F&FF I will follow back!

  22. I like the way words are mixed around. I made mine just from the words on the booksMy Book Spine Poetry

  23. Here is mine! Took forever because I knew I was getting a new book shelf and had to do that first!

  24. Happy weekend! I love this activity ;) Great poem.

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