Welcome to the Feature & Follow

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, myself of course 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, 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!

Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list! It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

Our Feature – Shanan @ The Book Addict

My name is Shanan.  I am the blogger behind The Book Addict.  Some my earliest memories of spending time with my grandma were trips to our local library to get stacks of books.  Since then, I have been hooked.  I love when a story sweeps me away, takes me to a new place, allows me to explore a new idea.  I love to read just about anything–fiction, non-fiction, classics, young adult.  Some of my favorites are Pride and Prejudice, the Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder, and The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima.

I have a two-year old daughter who keeps me on my toes, but she has also taught me to enjoy the little things in life, to be silly, to dance to the music I hear, and the importance of always knowing where the nearest park is located.  I strive everyday to spark a love of reading for her, too.  So every night, I get to fall in love with Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and A.A. Milne all over again.


Q: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

I’m thankful for my friends. My blogging friends, who it really is hard for me to list, mainly because there would be a ton and if I missed someone I would feel horrendous. So, I’ll mention the majors, who have been there from the beginning.

The BWB Girls:

Julie @ My 5 MonkeysTina @ TinasBookReviewsEmily @ WhatBookIsThat

And the girls that I feel I started off with, that have given me a healthy does of competition and inspiration:

Natalie @ Mindful Musings & Carolyn @ Book Chick City we started on or around July/Aug 2009 and  have been a force to be reckoned with since.

Twitter buddies that keep me going strong (who are also mostly bloggers to, but compiling a list makes me think lazy thoughts) – my list goes on and on…@cariblogs @ArtsyBookishGal @princessgrace10 @Bookbrunette @Magnet4Books @gonewiththeword @missiontoread @MidnyteReader @tauntsociety @WickedLPixie @laurahunsaker @PoisonRose79 @BendingTheSpine @TheBookNympho  @teamsheltie @CaitLomas @bound2read @bookandlatte @imabookshark @courageousgrace @CaffeLatteQUEEN @TigerHolland @MonsterMaX3

And then of course the awesome and most helpful person, my co-host in #FF –> Alison Can Read

Thank you!

Now for the Follow Fun!



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. 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”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. 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! Follow it up with your twitter address if you want to get that one out!