Thursday, December 17, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #284

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 - Hibernator's Library

1. When did you start blogging?

I first started blogging regularly back in 2011, but sometime last year I was sick and stopped blogging. When I felt inspired again this August, I decided to start fresh - get a new atmosphere, a new content, and (mostly) new followers. That's when Hibernator's Library was born.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Writing posts helps me to better understand the books I'm reading. I also meet lots of wonderful bloggers who encourage me to read outside my normal hover-zone. Book bloggers are some of the most supportive people I've met.

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

I read a large mixture of books. I read a lot of nonfiction of varying topics, classics, science fiction / fantasy, young adult, and every once in a while modern "literary fiction."

4. What are your favorite books?

I've always had trouble with this question. I'd have to pick an Austen novel - probably Sense and Sensibility. Of course I love, love, love Harry Potter. Lord of the Rings was also quite wonderful. Believe it or not, those are the only books I remember ever re-reading in my life.

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

Meeting all of you wonderful book bloggers has been wonderful. I'm very big on reducing stigma of mental illness, and I find that there are many of you out there who are supportive and understanding when I talk about my own mental illness.

Question of the Week: If you could write a book what would it be about? - Suggested by Go Book Yourself.

I think it would be YA comptemporary. I love reading fantasy and historical fiction, but I really don't have any good ideas for a plot in those genres. YA contemporary has always been my natural fit in both reading and writing, even though I've expanded my tastes. I have lots of ideas for plots but have never written much. I really should. I typically get a chapter or to in, decide it's awful, and give up. I really should know better...

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 write a book what would it be about? - Suggested by Go Book Yourself.


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  1. Nice! It's funny you say writing a paranormal or fantasy would be too hard. As I've sorta written one of those and think that writing a contemporary would be way harder for me! LOL!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I love YA Contemporary! At least you've tried writing your ideas. I don't think I'm a particularly good writer and it takes me so long to even think about what to write, that I don't even try. Maybe one day I'll finally find the courage to give it a go.

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