Thursday, January 1, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #234

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 - Even If It's Not Real

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging early this year, but I didn’t really keep up with it. I started blogging more regularly and consistently this October.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite parts about book blogging would be finding out about new books and hearing other people’s opinions on books that I’ve read. I love that someone else can get something completely different from a book than I did.

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

I mainly blog about YA/Teen books, but I don’t limit it to that. I’ll blog about any book I read, whatever genre it may be. I definitely love realistic fiction, but I also love a good fantasy book. I won’t lie though, I really like a good sappy romance every once and a while.

4. What are your favorite books?

It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite book, but the books I reread the most are The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and pretty much all of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books. I also love basically any book that can make me cry. Is that weird?

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

The best thing that’s happened to me since I’ve started book blogging is definitely getting comments on my blog. It’s really exciting to log on and find a new one! It’s fun that I can talk to people who love the same stuff as I do.

Question of the Week: Happy New Year!!!! What was your favorite book of 2014 - or books if you can't name just one? - Suggested by Alison Can Read.

Ugh...This is so hard to choose. I'm thinking We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I haven't put together my official top ten list yet though - I've been lazy. Also loved The Rosie Project and Since You've Been Gone.

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:

Do you have any fun collections (other than books)? - Suggested by Peace Love Books.


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  1. We Were Liars was a pretty good book for 2014 !

  2. Hi Alison! Thanks so much for hosting. I've been meaning to read the Rosie Project ever since it hit stores. I think the cover is so cute! Have followed you via RSS and Bloglovin x

  3. I've been dying to read We Were Liars but I just haven't had the chance!
    Old follower :)

  4. Happy New Year! :D

    I have yet to read any of those but they sounds great! Adding them to my TBR pile.

    Old follower :)

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

  5. I still haven't gotten around to reading The Rosie Project, but I will soon :D Old follower. :)

    My FF

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  6. OOoh nice! I had a hard time choosing too! Only allowed myself 1 adult and 1 ya choice and I already wished I would've mentioned a 100 more or so!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. The Rosie Project is on my TBR, Alison, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!
    Happy Friday :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  8. Since You've Been Gone and We Were Liars are both waiting on my Kindle for me to read . .gald you enjoyed them.
    Happy New Year.
    Kirsty xx

  9. I wanted to get my hands on We Were Liars...maybe this year!

  10. Ohh I've been wanting to read We Were Liars! It's on this years TBR list. :)

    Already a follower ♥

    My #FF post:

    Book Soulmates

  11. I want to read We Were Liars for so long but never got the chance, maybe this year would be!

    Old Follower. Here's my #FF

    Giova @ Corazones Literarios

  12. We Were Liars was such an amazing book! It definitely made my top ten list as well. I think I want to go back and re-read it at some point, too. Thanks for hosting! Old follower :]

    Beneath the Jacket Reviews

  13. I've heard those were great. They've been on my list :) Jessi, The Book Cove

  14. (second attempt...bloomin google)

    We Were Liars was pretty special I agree.

    Regular follower xx

    My FF

  15. Happy New Year,Alison, I'm just stoping to say that to everyone linked here!
    Silvy from Books are my life


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