Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Increase Blog FollowersThe 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!

 

 

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How does this work? The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. 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 you 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.

All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name.

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Our Feature is Elemillia of Gone Bookserk

When did you start blogging? I began blogging April 2011.  Before I started blogging, I had gone through a very silent phase of many years.  I wasn’t reading much at all, I was mostly accumulating books.  Then an event pushed me towards my love of books, again, thankfully.  So I found my release, my escape, and also my peace in reading books.  I began blogging, at first, as a way to express my love and passion of books, in its most basic sense – just writing my reactions and thoughts… for me.  Last year, though, I started doing reading challenges and it has slowly developed into something I feel is a bigger part of me.  It has become a full expression of who I am; a reflection of all that I love about the books.  I have come to discover how much I belong in the book blogging world… I’m very fortunate to have also come to know the community of bloggers that are out there.  Everyone has made my blogging time so much more fulfilling.

What is your favorite part of book blogging? My favorite part of book blogging HAS to be WRITING REVIEWS.  I love getting up every day with the thought of a prospective review.  Writing a review means I get to read another new book, and best of all talk about it.  I love books and I love writing reviews of books even more!  It’s through the process of writing my reviews that I have come learn so much about the books I read, about life in general, and even about myself.

What type of books do you mainly blog about? During the year of 2011 I was blogging a lot about Classics.  Then in 2012 I started blogging more about new books as I was doing Book Tours.  Then late 2012 and now this year more, I have come to expand my book base.  I blog a lot about Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult, and Science Books.  Lately, I have found myself reading quite a lot of NonFiction, too.

What is your favorite book(s)? Oh I have so many favorite books.  First and foremost, I have to mention The Hunger Games! It’s this specific book that has inspired me in so many ways.  Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorite novels.  I’m also a huge fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Check out more of my FAVORITES!

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? Oh there are so many great things… but the BEST thing HAS to be getting to know the large community of book bloggers I have come to be a part of.  I blog every day realizing more and more how fortunate I am to know so many people that love books, to visit so many blogs that love to talk about books, and to have so many opportunities for free books and community events.

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This weeks Question:

What is a book you didn’t like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn’t popular?

– courtesy of Amanda @coranne

This happens a lot unfortunately. Books like Mara Dyer, Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and Stormdancer have all left me with relative nasty tastes in my mouth because of my under-whelmed state of being after reading them, whist all the other reviewers are screaming out their veritable bookgasms. Where was my bookgasm?? Not their apparently. As far as where my bookgasm lay? It would be in books like Beautiful Bastard – which left me going ooh – la -la, while even my fellow Parajunkee’s View reviewer, Patti – looked at me funny. I could almost make out what she was thinking when I stated, “I like it.” She was thinking that this was proof positive that I was a bit bent and she now probably thinks my husband beats me, because that is the kind of guys I like *snort* Hey I’ve mentioned that I like mentally disturbed Alpha males — but only if the heroine is just as screwed in the head. Happy Friday kids. Keep it real.

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Gain New Blog Followers

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RULES

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    • If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Happy Follow Friday!