Thursday, December 3, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #282

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 - 125 Pages

1. When did you start blogging?

I began 125Pages in April of 2015 but only had two posts that month, including my "Hello World" post. I really began rolling in June as I began to figure out my style and voice.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

All the books! But, seriously it is the community. I have always been "the book nerd" and finding others who share my passion has been phenomenal and I have made some amazing bookish friends.

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

I will read pretty much anything, but tend towards YA, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Women's Fiction. I have discovered a new love for psychological thrillers lately and have a bunch of them in the wings to read and review.

4. What are your favorite books?

The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward, the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole, pretty much anything by Gena Showalter, Richelle Mead and Rachel Cain. I have a serious author crush on Rachel Hollis and Rachel Vincent as well. They could write the nutrition label on a can of beans and I would read it.

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

Other than the amazing book blogging community would have to be my Author Tuesday feature. Getting to interact with the people who create my happy places is extraordinary and their support has been so surprising. I am booked out till May of 2016 and I never would have expected the amazingly positive reaction I have received from the author community. They really do care about the readers and those who help support them.

Question of the Week: What's your favorite ice cream flavor? - Suggested by Not Tonight I'm Reading.

**Sorry I'm late posting this! We spent the evening looking at Christmas lights.

I'd say it's a tie between Cookies and Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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's your favorite non-bookish website hangout? - Suggested by Cornerfolds.


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  1. I just signed up but not sure if i did the post right...its my first blog hop!

  2. Ohh great pick I also love cookie & cream and chocolate chip ice cream as well. Old follower.


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