Thursday, November 27, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #229

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 - Bewitched Bookworms

1. When did you start blogging?

Actually I started having a Twilight Blog in January 2009 (yeah….., not going to link to that one here now…) and then 2 years later switched to my Book Blog Bewitched Bookworms in February 2010. It’s crazy to think I’m book blogging now since more than 4.5 years!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

The reading! I’m reading now so much more because I have a book Blog. Also, I’m now so much more up to date on new releases and yes, it’s also pretty amazing that we get the chance to read and gush about books before they are even released! It’s also pretty exciting to work on promotions for and with authors to promote books I feel very passionate about. Sometimes it really feels like we can make an impact as Book Bloggers, as small as it might be.
In addition, being in able to connect with authors like this is something I’m sure I would be not be able to if I wouldn’t have a Book Blog. Then of course the community - I meet so many wonderful people through Book Blogging, some of them I can call friends now!

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

I mainly read and blog about Young Adult, but occasionally also New Adult and Adult Urban Fantasy is also a favourite of mine!

4. What are your favorite books?

I adore Katie McGarry’s Books so much and I’m throwing her books at everyone who wants to talk books with me:) And then, I could talk forever about Karen Marie Monings Fever Series , and it’s the series I recommend the most.

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

Apart from meeting friends like Jenny (Supernatural Snark), You and Mary (Book Swarm) one of my favourite moments was meeting Katie McGarry before her first book Pushing The Limits was released. I remember meeting her in the lobby of a hotel, and instead of introducing myself I said “I am so freaking in love with your book”. Thinking back it was a little embarrassing, but we connected this evening and ever since we are in contact and I just adore her as a person and as an author. This would have never happened if I wouldn’t blog about Books and be involved in the community.

Question of the Week: Describe your favorite book character death scene. Why is it your favorite? Was it a villain or a hero? What made it so good? (Another prompt from book club ;) ) - Suggested by Eternity Through Pages.

I have a much easier time describing death scenes that I didn't like. Principally Lupin and Tonks in Harry Potter. And Finnick in Hunger Games.

Partially because I didn't want these characters I loved to die and partly because I thought they were given short shrift. I particularly hated Finnick's death which I thought was completely glossed over, whereas Katniss went on and on about her sister's death. Granted, her sister was a lot more important to her, but I cared more about Finnick than I did about Katniss's sister.

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:

Do you decide in advance what you read for the coming week or month? Why / why not? - Suggested by Unconventional Book Views.


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  1. Never read Hunger Games but do remember hearing about tears over a lot of deaths in that series!!

    And Lupin! Another character lost! There were sooo many in Harry Potter!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. A new follower here!

    I agree with you on Finnick's death! It happened so fast and is only explained in a sentence or two. Need more details!

    Here's my F&F

  3. Haha, love how you are so blunt about how Finnick was more important to you than Prim. I would agree, I hated how his death seemed so unnecessary.
    Also, I died a little inside when Tonks and Lupin died. Couldn't ONE of them have lived to take care of their son?!

    Old Follower

    Kat @ Readiculous Blog

  4. Hope you had a great weekend and Thanksgiving.

  5. I haven't read those books you mentioned. for me, the loneliest death scene was mason ashford of vampire academy.... happy friday!


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