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!

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.

Our Feature is Lisa’s Library

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in July earlier this year!  A couple of friends of mine suggested that because I read so much I should do a book blog. So I went ahead and did it!

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

A surprisingly tough question.  I love how book blogging is like having an account on Shelfari and Goodreads, except this piece of cyberspace belongs to you and you can set it up and organize everything just the way you like it!  I like how it’s mine and the fact that I had to figure out on my own how to make things work.  Considering how inept I am with computers, I feel pretty darn good about my abilities with website development. 🙂

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

I read fiction mostly, with the occasional non-fiction sprinkled in.  I guess the majority of my reads fall under the literature and fiction category, but I tend to gravitate towards fantasy (for all age groups).

What is your favorite book(s)?

Haha!  This question always makes me chuckle because it’s like asking a kid to only pick one candy in a candy store.

Well, I’ve got my list of favorites whittled down to 24 books, and these are the books that I’ve read at least twice, and that I would most certainly read again at some point in the future because I loved them so much.  Don’t ask me to narrow it down any further!  I can’t do it!

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasies (YA included):

Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling

Lord Of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

The Watchmen, by Alan Moore

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore

The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

The Name Of The Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

Favorite Classics:

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austen

White Fang, by Jack London

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

Favorite Contemporary Fiction Reads:

Can’t Wait To Get To Heaven, by Fannie Flagg

The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

Life Of Pi, by Yann Martel

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

Favorite Mystery/Thrillers:

Watchers, by Dean Koontz

The Amelia Peabody Series, by Elizabeth Peters

The Clairvoyant Countess, by Dorothy Gilman

The Millennium Series, by Stieg Larsson

Favorite Kid Books:

The Bartimaeus Trilogy, by Jonathan Stroud

Holes, by Louis Sacher

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

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

My friends now acknowledge that I’m a book nerd and that I’m crazy!  I’ve been trying to convince them for years, and now there’s proof!

 

 

This weeks Question:

Do you have a go to genre when you’re happy, sad, or angry? – via Take Me Away…

When I’m feeling grumpy or just funky, that is when I hit contemporary romance or chick lit.

 

Parajunkee's View

 

Next weeks question: 

What books did you give other people this holiday season? – via AlisonCanRead.com

Also if you are worried about your followers not knowing how to follow you — here are some great banners that you might use:

RSS GFC email bloglovin

Right Click, Save to your hard drive, upload to your #FF post and link to the “subscribe” link of your choice. 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!