Thursday, March 27, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #194

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 - Mo Books

1. When did you start blogging?

I've been happily blogging since March 2013. It's been a year and I'm still absolutely loving it.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Hmm, it's hard to pick. I will say the great bookish friends and the free books =D

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

The main books I review are YA but I enjoy a wide variety of different genres. Science fiction and dystopian are two that I've really been into lately.

4. What are your favorite books?

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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

The best thing that has happened to me besides meeting a lot of new and awesome people, has been that I've been in contact with a few of my favourite authors. I love being in chat with them and ask questions. I've even managed to get two signed books. (yay)

Question of the Week: Snap it Time! A picture is worth a thousand words. Anything and anything. Just give us a pic.

*First thing:  A reminder that if you want to be chosen as the Feature for #FF, please have your email address somewhere on your blog. I know there are other ways to contact people including Twitter and contact forms, but I've set up my #FF system in such a way that I need an email address. So for better or worse, that's the requirement for now.

Here's a few photos from my Australia trip

Can't get enough of the Sydney Opera House. 

The Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Opera House behind it

Holding a koala

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:

Late April Fools. What was the best prank you’ve played or had played on you? Share!


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  1. Awesome, I'd love to go to Australia someday. And to hold a koala. Awww. :) Happy Friday!

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

  2. Great pics! I'd love to visit Sydney some day! :D
    My FF

  3. Thanks again for choosing me as a feature Allison =D
    That opera house is stunning!

  4. Wow! You are so lucky to have experienced Australia! I'm so glad it looks like you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

    My FF!

  5. Oh, wow! I love your pics!! I'd love to go to Australia someday.
    My FF

  6. omg, that is so amazing. It looks so, so beautiful!

  7. That's beautiful. Thanks for stopping by earlier :)

  8. Pretty pictures! Australia is one of my destination vacations. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  9. He looks so cuddly!! That's an awesome trip.

  10. OOh nice! I would love to visit Australia one day!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. What a beautiful pictures!
    Love the one with the Koala. I really love animals and it's sooo cute


  12. Wow..The pics are awesome Alison..I am sure you had grt fun..:)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier..
    Old follower..

    My FF

    Happy FF!

    -Njkinny @ Njkinny's World of Books

  13. Great pics! I would love to go to Australia one day!
    That Koala looks so cute!
    Megan @ Books i View

  14. I so want to hold a Koala! I have wanted to visit Australia for almost my entire life. It looks so gorgeous there!

  15. Allison I love that pic with the koala! Thanks for hosting once again!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree
    Here's my FFF

  16. Hi Allison, this is my 1st (well technically 2nd) time participating in FFF, I would appreciate it so much if u gave my little book blog a follow :) PS. I LOVE your pics of Australia and have always wanted to go there

  17. I'd love to visit Australia/New Zealand one day but its such a long way away from the UK :(

    My hubby has family in New Zealand he's never met and I have an old friend who lies in Melbourne and we'd love to see them!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  18. I want to go to Australia so badly! I keep a post-it of places I want to visit on my desk at work, and Australia is on that list. I love the pictures. Old follower.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  19. I would love to go to Australia one day. And awww that koala is so cute. I love koalas. I've only seen them in the zoo here so holding one would be amazing I think. =D

    Old follower

    my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  20. I've always wanted to go there!

  21. I've always wanted to go there. I've met some awesome bloggers online that live there and it would be neat to meet them..

  22. Hopping through your blog! Thanks for hopping by mine! Love these pictures. They are beautiful!

    Heather @ Ya Fantasy Book Junkie  

  23. Ahh! so jealous! I really want to visit there, one day! Thanks for commenting :)

  24. The koala is so cute! Beautiful pics! I'd want to hold a koala, too. :)

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  25. Another country which I would love to visit one day… too far away arrgh. yes, I'm jelours as well :)
    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

  26. I would love to travel around the world! Loved your pictures :)

  27. Thank you for getting this going! I just wanted to say hi from the blog hop. Love the photo of you holding the koala -- so cuddly!


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