Thursday, May 14, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #253

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 - Banosaur

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging last year's September, because school was starting and I probably thought I wouldn't have nothing interesting to do, apart from homework (well, that's not interesting)

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Probably being able to share my passion about some books with other people, and to get to know new books and authors. It's amazing.

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

I blog mostly about Young-Adult Fantasy books. I also blog about Contemporary YA, but right now I'm on a fantasy mood, which means my life revolves around fantasy and so does my blog.

4. What are your favorite books?

This is one of the hardest questions ever. I really love every book on the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, and Stolen Songbird and all the The Lunar Chronicles' books. I can't chose between these, it's too painful.

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

I've met some new people and I've had the chance to review books and talk about books without being weird-looked-at. I can't say I have many friends who like to read as I do where I live, so book blogging gave me the chance to, as I said before, share my passion about books with people who care about it. And that's probably the best thing about it.

Question of the Week: How do you organize your books? Either at home on your bookshelves or on your reading-device, or on your bookish platform like Goodreads, Leafmarks or Booklikes. - Suggested by Unconventional Book Views.

Easy answer. I don't. That's not entirely true. A few years ago, I reorganized my bookshelves into a gorgeous rainbow assortment.

Now it's back to looking like this: 

That's not including the books randomly stacked on the floor and other shelves. Actually I think this photo, also from a few years ago, is better looking than my shelves are now.

As for how my books are electronically organized, I list all my books on Goodreads after I've finished them. I vaguely categorize them into Fiction, Nonfiction, Children/YA, and Manga. I don't have a list for TBR on Goodreads because I've found that makes my personal cataloging messy.

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:

How do you write your reviews? - Suggested by Blue Books and Butterflies.


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  1. Dropping by to say "hi". Those photo's of your bookshelves look very familiar, mine end up looking the same way. I am thankful for e-readers at least I can't see the mess that I have there. LOL
    Old follower.
    Have a great week!

  2. You are 10x more braver to post a photo of your current bookshelf then I am haha. I use to be super organized but now am super disorganized. I am better at it on goodreads then in real life.

    Maura @

  3. I am happy to see other book lovers having the same messy bookshelves like me. Makes me feel a little better. LOL
    My bookshelves tend to return to their stuffed, disorganized state soon after organizing them . :)

    Here is My FF

    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  4. I'm jealous of your shelves organized or not!

    I'm a new follower!

  5. Jealous of the rainbow shelves! I just try to keep all my unread books to the top of the list on my e-reader so they don't get lost!

    Have a great weekend!

    Claire @ Book Blog Bird

  6. I love the color coordination!!! I usually organzie my shelves alphabetically by author. Makes it easier to find what I want to read.

  7. I read mostly ebooks these days so my bookshelves have been saved the wear and strain of so many books. I never thought I would like ebooks but now I love them so much more than "real" books.

  8. Your second pic is pretty much what mine looked like till a few weeks ago when I started trying to organize..I am sure if won't

  9. My bookshelves look like yours (the second picture). I'm not even going to put a picture of them they're so bad! Plus, let's not mention all the randoms lying about.

  10. Haha mine have looked like that for sure. But I have to keep them organized so my kids don't get to them. They have their own rooms plus a playroom & they still want to mess my things up. I don't get it lol.

  11. i wish i could have something like that

  12. Oooh Alison I absolutely loved the colour co-ordinated bookshelf :)

    The only colour co-ordinate one I have is the Penguin Orange classics and the House of Night series as their all black LOL

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