Thursday, July 17, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #210

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 - Good Choice Reading

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging back in 2010. I am loving every minute of it!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Honestly, I love the traveling. I travel a lot to meet my favorite authors and attend a lot of events. I love reviewing and love talking to readers who are just as crazy as I am, and passionate about a book as I am. It makes it so much fun. I've made so many friends blogging and love every single one of them.

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

I love reading anything that has romance, but I tend to really enjoy all things paranormal, high fantasy, and sci/fi. It can be YA, NA, whatever... doesn't matter. Just has to have some kind of romance, or lots of action. The only genre I haven't really be able to get into is mystery thrillers. They just aren't my thing. I've tried a few that had romance and action, but I don't know... I just can't get into them.

4. What are your favorite books?

Oh man, this is hard. I don't think any reader can really choose ONE book. We read so much I am sure it changes, but I have to say this year so far it's The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski, The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, and Finally, Forever by Katie Kacvinsky.

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

The awesome friends I have made. I consider some of them family. I wouldn't change a thing!

Question of the Week: Post a funny Youtube video (doesn’t have to be book related).

*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.

I came up with this question specifically because of the below video. A friend pointed me toward it. It's so hilarious that I wanted to share it with everyone!

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 is your favorite tv series that you can watch over and over again on Netflix?


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  1. Love the video, Alison. It made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Man, I haven't seen that vid in a while, yeah it always makes me smile. :) Have a great weekend!


  3. I am so confused on what question is what week! LOLOL! Love the video you posted.

  4. LOL..It was funny and I can just imagine ghosts sitting beside me at the library.. :) :)

    Old follower..

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  5. LOL, I haven't thought about Ghostbusters in a very long time, Alison. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Friday :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  6. GHOSTBUSTERS! I never watched it as a child and when I then saw it as a teenager I just couldn't help but love it for it datedness! Great choice! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  7. Oh wow, that was cool! Not sure how I would have reacted if someone with a bedsheet over their head sat down next to me in a public library. Anyway, happy Friday!

    Here's my FF

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  8. Happy Friday Alison! Hope you have a great weekend. I saw this yesterday and was laughing. Poor kid.

  9. I seriosuly love this video. It's so fun and I'm so jealous of the people that got to witness it!

    My F&F

  10. That was hilarious! The looks on some people's faces.

  11. I really enjoyed the topic this week! Your video was just one of the many that made me smile today. Thanks Allison =D

  12. Hi, I'm a new book blogger!! So nice to meet other bloggers!!

    Here's my FF :)

  13. Wow, that is funny! Thanks for sharing :)

    Old Follower
    My FF .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

  14. This video always makes me giggle! :)

  15. Thanks this is a fun way to e-meet all the wonderful bloggers :)

  16. Thank you so much for choosing Good Choice Reading to be a featured blogger!!! <3 This was my first time! LOL! <3

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  18. That's great! So funny. Love it! Thanks for sharing Alison. Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D My FF

  19. That was hilarious. I loved people's reactions, I think it made their day lol.

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