Thursday, September 10, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #270

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 - Romance Dreamland Book Corner

1. When did you start blogging?

My first blog was created around May 2014 but because i had no clue about book blogging, that blog really had no direction. I would just post random thoughts on there and i didn't really promote it so maybe 2 or 3 people knew about it. I'm not sure how i never knew about bookstagram, booktube or book blogging till this year [2015] must have been living under a rock. But anyway May 2015 is when i started getting my blog ready for human consumption :)

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Getting my thoughts on the books written up. Before blogging, when i finished reading a book, i would look like a crazy person talking to myself about whats happened. Whether I'm ecstatic or frustrated, i can now share my thoughts and feels with everyone that reads my posts

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

I mostly blog about books that i read, if there's no romance in a book I'm more than likely going to DNF. And I'm constantly reading so i try to only post about books I've actually read. You'll only know about my DNF's from Goodreads. I read nearly everything under the romance umbrella. And i do judge books by their cover and title, it has to draw my interest for me to pick it up out of the rest. So as long as there's a romance in the book, I'm interested to read and blog about it.

4. What are your favorite books?

Romance lol i do like some sci fi and fantasy and paranormal but they do need to have some sort of romance element to them. My go to genre is paranormal so my favourite books are anything by Nicky Charles, Milly Taiden and Suzanne Wright ( can you tell i like shifters).

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

I'm usually shy and an introvert so it's hard for me to talk to people about anything. So getting to put down what goes through my mind after finishing a book without someone judging everything i say [type] is amazing. Also getting to be apart of this amazing community of readers, since i don't have many RL friends that read is cool too :)

Question of the Week: Undiscovered talent - tell us about a book you loved but no one else seems to have heard of. It can be new or old, any genre. Let's spread the love. - Suggested by Becky's Barmy Book Blog.

Three books/series come to mind:

1. Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith. This is the first book in their Vampire Empire series. It's my favorite vampire book. Full of steam-punk, a kick-ass princess, vicious vampires, and a subtle romance.

2. The President's Daughter by Ellen Emerson White. This is the first in four books about Meg Pryor, the daughter of the first woman president. It's set in the mid-1980s and is delightfully retro. Best of all, Meg is a sarcastic, funny, nice, super smart person that I loved being with as she struggled to become accustomed to being the First Daughter. They reprinted this a few years ago and tried to modernize it, which I thought was ridiculous. Track down the original.

3. The Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. This is one of my all time favorite series. There are 10 books set between about 1900 and 1915. Betsy is the main character, and the series follows her, her best friend Tacy, and their friend Tib from the age of 5 through university and marriage. It starts out as a children's book and becomes YA as Betsy grows older. It's set in Deep Valley, MN, which is really Mankato (it's a fictionalized autobiography). I would have loved to grow up in Betsy's happy and fun world.

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:

Help us give our Feature Interview Questions a fresh look! What questions do you think we should ask our weekly features? - Suggested by Me!.


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  1. Ohh Awesome picks this is actually the first time I heard about these books and they all looks and sounds utterly amazing! Old Follower on Bloglovin. :)

  2. Ooh nice! I've heard of the first one but not the other 2. And really haven't read any of them. Always been curious about the first one though!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. They all sound so interesting! Particularly the Betsy Tacy series - I like the idea of following a set of characters through their life. The only thing that I can think of that is remotely close would be the Sweet Valley series. Love this week's topic!

    Here's my FFF

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  4. I've seen Greyfriar around but not actually read it - maybe I should get it next time I find it in a bookshop!



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