Thursday, September 25, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #220

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 - Worn Out Pages

1. When did you start blogging?

Worn Out Pages was put up about a year ago and I've been posting book reviews since then.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

There are so many things I love about book blogging, but getting to know new people (specifically people who are associated with books in any way) and sharing my thoughts without speaking (I'm not the best speaker) are my favorite.

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

Getting to know new book lovers and interacting with authors and publicists is always a great experience.

4. What are your favorite books?

My favorite books are: the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling (obviously), The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch (who also happened to write two Doctor Who episodes), and Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. I am going to stop myself from listing anymore because if I don't, this list will go on for pages.

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

My love and appreciation for books has multiplied tenfold. I feel like book blogging has opened a whole new world for me. And of course, there's that moment I think we've all had when you realize, "These people get me." Sure, people may call us weird or nerdy, but finding other people that understand that books are more than just words on a page, that they're these capsules waiting for someone to open them and let loose the magic within, is the best part of blogging for me.

Question of the Week: Book character(s) you'd like to see with their own Twitter page - Suggested by A Great Read

*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'd prefer to read Twitter feeds of funny characters. Like Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. Or, to make my first FF Twilight reference in a long while, Emmett Cullen.

I'm sure I'd get a lot of wise things from Hazel Grace or Augustus Waters, but I'd much rather laugh. Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door would be fun too. I think she's the funniest of all of Stephanie Perkins' characters.

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:

Book looks - Your favorite fashions from the books you've read - Suggested by Go Book Yourself


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  1. I really liked this question it made me think a little bit, I have so many that I would love to choose!
    My FFF

    xx Kat xx
    The Realm of Books

  2. I thought about Hazel Grace too, but then it would probably be way too emotional :( her eulogy destroyed me enough ha ha!

    Sparrow’s FF

  3. Such an interesting question..It would be so much fun if we could read the twitter feed of our fav characters..Loved your choices :)

    My FF

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  4. Yay! Another of my questions was picked!! These are great answers! I don't know all the characters, but any Harry Potter character is great in my book!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I definitely agree about funny characters. I'd much rather laugh than cry :)
    old follower.
    My FF:

  6. Great choices! I would also prefer funny characters.

  7. I'd love to read Ron's tweets (or maybe Hagrid's)! Awesome choices :)

    Here's my F&F!

  8. I agree on picking funny characters! I would love to see Ron's tweets (I picked the twins) and Emmett's too! Great choices.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  9. I agree funny characters is the way to go - those are some great examples. Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  10. Hi Alison,
    I'm new here.I like this feature.
    Silvy from Books are my life

  11. I was thinking funny characters would be awesome too!! I went the indie route but if I didn't I would have picked characters like Puck from the Iron Fey!

    I have LOTS of Giveaways going on at my blog! Head on over to check it out before they end!! Links are in my sidebar!

    My FF

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages

  12. Hope you had a great weekend Alison!

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