Thursday, February 13, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #188

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 - Tween to Teen Books

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in August of 2012.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part of book blogging is probably all the authors I've been able to communicate with and the fellow book nerds I've met!

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

I mainly blog about YA Paranormal books!

4. What are your favorite books?

Gah, I hate this question! The Sweet series by Wendy Higgins is amazing, as is anything by Cassandra Clare and Jennifer L Armentrout! I love Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (I've read it so many times I can practically recite the book). Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, the Embrace series by Jessica Shirvington, The Fault in Our Stars, The Book Thief, and Pushing the Limits!

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

Hmm, the best thing to happen to me because of book blogging... I don't think there's one single event, but simply knowing that I'm not alone in my book worshipping ways!

Question of the Week: Find a “new to you blogger” and feature their button on your post this week (or just a link if they have no button). Tell us why this blogger stands out to you.

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My new blogger pick is Orange Owls and Books - isn't that a great blog name?!. She began her blog in November and started doing FF in late December.

Orange Owls & Books

I like her reviewing style. Her book reviews are very brief and breaks everything down into categories: My Thoughts; Plot; Writing Style; Characters; and Setting. Check out her Clockwork Angel review.

She also does a few memes and has a cool feature of Favorite Quotes.

You should definitely check out Orange Owl's blog!

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:

What was the last book that made you cry?


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  1. Hi Alison.. I'm new. I'm following you. Can you help me what should I do? Thank you very much. :)

  2. I really like your choice. I checked out her blog and am following it now. :)

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  3. Thanks for featuring me! I'm glad you like it :)
    I've been trying :)


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