Thursday, November 12, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #279

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 - Whatever You Can Still Betray

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in 2009 but back then, it was just some random posts about life in general and ranting. It wasn’t until June 2010 that I formally established my book blog, Whatever You Can Still Betray. I really wanted to be part of the Iron Daughter (by Julie Kagawa) blog tour.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part of book blogging is discovering books that I would have never known if I just relied on the books being displayed in bookstores here in my country. The book blogging community offers a wide (and wild) variety of books, it’s unbelievable. I’m in a virtual book candyland.

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

Fiction, mostly from the YA category. The genres I prefer are fantasy, paranormal, historical and the romances in between. I do occasionally blog about adult romance though some of them are not contemporary ones since I prefer the romance books read by my mom in her age. Then, I talk about manga; though, I wasn’t as rabid as when I was in high school.

4. What are your favorite books?

Aiya! We all know we don’t ask this of bookworms. I’d ask right back from which age category, genre and subgenre you want me to pull out a substantial roll of parchment.

Naming a few… the Harry Potter series is a given as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy (and all the books related to Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien). I immediately say Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson, Immortal Descendants series by April White and Eon duology by Alison Goodman, whenever someone asks for recommendations. Then, Legend by Jude Deveraux if they want old-school romance books.

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

Having friends from all over the world! Meeting new people (bonus: fellow book lovers) and having conversations with the authors and bibliophiles alike.

Question of the Week: What are the funniest books you've ever read? - Suggested by Alison Can Read.

Definitely Swim the Fly by Don Calame: Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team. (courtesy of Goodreads).

Also, Cheaper by the Dozen by by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey: What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen.

Bossypants by Tina Fey is up there too: Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher.

She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

 She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon—from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

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:

If you could teleport into ANY story, which would you chose? - Suggested by Life Is Reading.


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  1. One of my fave funny reads is VA series by Richelle Mead. Happy Friday!!!

  2. Books with humor are my absolute favorite but of course I'm drawing a complete blank about naming one lol

    Steal Me - November 24

  3. I mentioned Swim the Fly too. And I'm sure Tina Fey is hilarious. I think non-fiction can sometimes be funnier than fiction. Think Dave Barry or Seinfeld....they've written some funny stuff too.

  4. Those are some great choices! I've only ever read Cheaper by the Dozen, but I've heard great things about Tina Fey's book!

    Hope you have a great week!

    Old follower!

    My FF

  5. Ohh great picks they all sounds utterly amazing books! Old Follower.


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