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 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.
Our Feature – Book that Thing!
Hello my lovelies! I’m a 24 year old student / teacher in training from Germany and have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. Why, oh why did it take me so long to discover the greatness that is blogging? I really don’t know. Slap me upside the head, would ya! The book blogger community is awesome. I only read English books and for the longest time shied away from writing any reviews. Two months ago I decided to just do it. It was time for me to get a grip. My blog is still a newborn and all about the reviews. I post ~ three per week. Sharing my thoughts with other book lovers is so much fun!
My favorite thriller of 2011 is The Hunter (UK) by Tom Wood. However, I’m a romance kinda girl! Pnr, Ya, Erotica, Historical… bring it on. My favorite romance books are: The Play by Play series by Jaci Burton, the Fifty Shades book(s) by E. L. James, the I-Team series by Pamela Claire… Too many fantastic reads out there to list them all. I’m currently reading Die For Me by Amy Plum.
Now, a bit about myself? I’m addicted to coffee, love my dreadlocks, my bestie and I are attached at the hip, music makes my heart grow fonder, I love open-minded people, and can be on the impatient side.
Thank you so much for the feature!
Q: Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then “broke up” with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.
This will be an adult answer — if you are under 18 — please just go and hop — Love you guys!
Dear Anita Blake:
I loved you! I went through so much with you. Those long nights in the cemetery. Your aggressive behavior. I even put up with your close-mindedness and shocking aversion to girl time. You were my hero. I wanted to buy small firearms because of you and wear white running shoes with black jeans, even though my fashion sense (what little there is of it) rebelled at the idea of such shocking attire. I know I was a little late to the game, only meeting you in 1998, but we still spent almost a decade together. A decade! Does that mean anything to you? And what do you do with that decade? You whore yourself out, to any were or vampire…VAMPIRES…turning them into your little playthings. There was a time when you would shoot first and ask questions later and now you fuck first and ask questions later!
I’ve heard rumors of your good behavior. Of your return to normalcy and a little thing called A Plot. They whisper. I’ve seen you looking at me from the shelf saying pick me up again…you know you want to roll around in some ‘Guilty Pleasures’. But, I am resisting…because you broke my heart and I can forgive you, but I can’t forget.
Yours never again,
We have a new button, so update your blogs if you are used to doing this meme!
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! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!
Rachel, whom you might know as Parajunkee, is the blog owner of parajunkee.com and the design blog parajunkee.net. To make matters even more confusing she is now a published author under the pen name of Gillian Zane. Rachel has been blogging for over eight years, designing / web programming for over fifteen, but her real love, reading, has been her favorite hobby since childhood. Rachel has won numerous awards for her writing, the blogs she has created and her design work. If you want to check out more about her books click "The Books" on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
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