Thursday, December 18, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #232

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 - I Sold My Soul For Books

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging on October 31st which was like almost 2 months ago and at first I wasn't sure I was ready because to be honest I'm really SHY but I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and decided this would be my first step.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part of blogging is probably meeting new people normally I'm always scared to talk to people but with blogging it comes easily to me granted mostly everyone in the blogging community is really nice. Apart from meeting new bloggers my other favorite part are the giveaways I didn't even know about giveaways online before and as soon as I got the hang of things I was obsessed I felt like I found a whole other universe.

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

I mostly blog about Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy because you can never have enough guys to swoon about but currently I've actually started the Percy Jackson series which doesn't have that much romance but I decided to give it a try and I'm loving it.

4. What are your favorite books?

I have soooo many favorite books as any regular blogger probably does but one that I can say at the top of my head right now is the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. What can I say I love Sydrian their my guilty pleasure, I had tried to refrain myself from reading vampire books but I just couldn't they call to me.

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

The best thing that has happened to me is probably befriending Leslie Miller the author of The Girl With the Half and Half Face. I had recieved her book to review and I truly enjoyed it but felt like my review wasn't doing the book justice but to my surprise Leslie Miller actually read it and said she loved my review. She was super nice and became my friend, she was totally down to earth and I felt so elated about it.

Question of the Week: Do you have a go to genre when you're happy, sad, or angry? - Suggested by Take Me Away....

I definitely enjoy "comfort" books. Often, my comfort books aren't a particular genre, but are re-reads of books I love. Harry Potter in general. Or a good contemporary YA like Anna and the French Kiss. If I need a pick-me-up, I like reading books that feel very happy or are really funny.

I don't have a particular go-to genre for when I'm angry. Although I have found that reading books where the characters are very angry is oddly relaxing when I'm also upset. For example, when I had my purse stolen a few years ago, I was in the middle of reading a book all about bullying. It was basically full of teenage boy rage and lots of legitimate, extreme anger. It wasn't a relaxing book, but I actually felt better after reading it.

How about you?

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 books did you give other people this holiday season? - Suggested by Alison Can Read.


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  2. I d go back to some of the books I absolutely loved and often it is a contest between which book gets to me first while searching my favourites shelf :)

    Old follower

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  3. Hello! Thank you for the meme and I am joining too!

  4. Hello!! There are definitely certain books I go to when I'm feeling bad . . usually books I've read again and again . .
    Have a great Christmas xx

  5. I'm the same way, Alison! I answered almost the same thing: I re-read my faves to comfort myself. :D Have Merry Christmas! :D

  6. Sad to hear about your purse. Karma will bite them back O_o

  7. Yeah I kind of like when the mood of the book matches my own. But I don't have any go to genres for my moods. I just read whatever I'm reading!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. I too tend to read books that reflect my current mood. Angry emotions means I'll pick up a book that is similar in genre. I'm not the type to pick up a feel good book when I'm feeling down, it only makes me more frustrated that I'm not as happy and carefree as the characters I'm reading about.

    Check out my <a href=">FF</a> at Stuffed Shelves

  9. I have a hard time re-reading books. I've never been able to do it.

    Jessi The Book Cove

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