Thursday, October 2, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #221

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 - Liberamans

1. When did you start blogging?

We both started blogging a few years ago but we only started book blogging and doing it together about 4 months ago.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Sharing our thoughts and discussing books with other readers. Growing and getting more involved in this community we love!

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

Contemporaries, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Dystopian mostly.

4. What are your favorite books?

"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green and "Just One Day" by Gayle Forman.

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

Probably always having something to do related to books even after we've finished them.

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

*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.

Hard to think of good fashion examples offhand. The first person that comes to mind is Claudia Kishi, from the Babysitter's Club. She was always played off as being artsy and cool when her fashion sounded more weird than cool, but her clothes always stood out in my memories.

So 80s!
Of course, there's also Luna from Harry Potter, with her jewelry and generally out-there-don't-care attitude.

I'm fond of reading light contemporary romances where the characters are all rich and wear $500 tshirts on a daily basis. Even if I had the money to afford that, I don't think I could ever spend that much on basic clothes. But it's fun to live vicariously through the characters. Jen Calonita's Secrets of My Hollywood Life comes to mind.

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 Merchandise - show off some of your stuff - posters, t-shirts. Whatever you got! - Suggested by Becky's Barmy Book Blog


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  1. I definitely liked this question! I never really think about the fashion!
    My FFF

    xx Kat xx
    The Realm of Books

  2. YaY! An easy question for me to answer!

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic #FF

  3. I remember the 80's fashion! Holy cow, I forgot about the Babysitter's Club. It's been forever. :) Thank you for stopping by. :)

  4. I've completely forgotten about the BSC! Ah, Claudia's style does bring back fond memories of childhood. And I love Luna's glasses too :) Happy Friday!

    Here's my FF

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  5. OMG! I think I misunderstood the question! Oh well!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Luna from Harry Potter is a great choice!
    Here's my FF

  7. Claudia did have some mad style in the Babysitters Club! I think I bought a bunch of big earrings because of her. ;)

    My FF

  8. The Babysitters Club! I always loved Claudia. Brings up really great memories. Luna is a unique dresser, that's for sure!

  9. Claudia from The Babysitter's Club is a great choice! She definitely had the best fashion sense. That brings me back!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  10. OMG! How could I not think of Luna, she is totally cool if not rather weird but I love her style. Excellent choice.

  11. I remember Claudia from TBC! Loved her! And Luna really had a style all her own! Great picks. :D My FF

  12. I recently started following your blog, I completely agree with what you said about Luna, she is so unique and crazy!
    Please check out my F and F,

    Rachel x

  13. Happy Friday Alison! Hope you had a great weekend.

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