Thursday, June 19, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #206

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 ayou 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 - TBD

1. When did you start blogging?


2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?


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


4. What are your favorite books?


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


Question of the Week: What are your favorite books of 2014 so far?

*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.

**Also sorry for doing a different question this week than I posted last week. Parajunkee and I had some question of the week confusion.

My two favorites so far are probably Something Real by Heather Demetrios and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Also Eleanor & Park, although I think I liked Fangirl more. On the adult side, I loved The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

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:

Post a photo of your favorite coffee mug (or mugs if you can’t choose just one).


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  1. I really want to read We Were Liars! It seems so interesting!

  2. I've not any of the books you've mentioned, but they are already on my tbr list and I desperately want to get these books.

    Old Follower via bloglovin'.
    My FF post link :

  3. Havent read these books but will surely add them to my TBR..:)

    Old follower..

    My FF::

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  4. I haven't heard of any of those books or authors, but I'll try to check them out.

    Old follower :)
    my FF:

  5. We Were Liars is probably at the top of my TBR pile, so excited and intrigued by it.
    My FF

    Hannah @ The Book Landslide

  6. Nice picks! Haven't read any of those myself!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Good picks! I've seen a lot of things about We Were Liars.

    My FF:

  8. Nice choices, I haven't read any of them although I'm seriously tempted by We Were Lairs!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  9. Nice picks!
    Here is my FF:

  10. I haven't read any of these books- great list. GFC and bloglovin follower

    My Feature&Follow

  11. Not read any of these, but Eleanor and Park and Fangirl are both on my tbr list. Great list!
    My F&F

  12. I'm looking forward to We Were Liars, Fangirl, and Eleanor & Park. I haven't read any of those yet. :P Great choices! :)

  13. Hope you had a great weekend Alison!

  14. This is THIS WEEK'S QUESTION, right?Post a photo of your favorite coffee mug (or mugs if you can’t choose just one).


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