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 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 – Candace of Candace’s Book Blog

Candace's Book BlogWhen did you start bloggingWhen did you start blogging?

I started my blog back in December of 2008.  I started it mostly as a way to chronicle my reading and keep track.  Soon after my baby was born and I pretty much took a year long break.  I’ve been blogging consistently since early 2010.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Doing what I love.  Reading, hanging out with book people and getting to know authors.  Really, there’s not a downside other than it gets time consuming, but really, once I find my middle ground it’s amazing!

What is your favorite book(s)?

Yikes.  I know everyone has a hard time with this question.  But the one series that I have consistently stuck with as a favorite is Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s series.  This is actually three different trilogies.  Phedre’s is the first and my favorite, but the other two trilogies are absolutely amazing as well.  This is an adult (most definitely adult!) fantasy series and I VERY highly recommend it.  It’s heavy reading, but worth every single moment.  I really want to go on and on trying to convince you to read it, but I’ll stop there.  Just read it, kay?  And one series I have to mention is The River of Time series by Lisa Bergren.  This is YA but appropriate for everyone.  It’s a series that adults and teens alike love.  Don’t let the fact that Lisa Bergren is a Christian writer stop you, this does not read like Christian fiction.  It’s just a clean read, but with plenty of hot guys and lots of battle scenes.

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

The friends I’ve made.  I’ve made so many friends blogging and these are not just ‘online friends’ they are true friends who are there for me when I need them.  Anytime, any day.?[/note]

Q: Happy Father’s Day! Who is your favorite dad character in a book and why?

Charlie. It has to be Charlie from ‘Twilight’. I know, but I think he rocks it as a dad with his wry humor and unobtrusive personality. He is so far from my own father also LMAO.


Gain New Blog Followers

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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! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!