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 – Roxanne @ Books and Blossoms

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in 2006. It all started because of a book I saw in the bookstore called, Where’s Raed by a chap calling himself Salam Pax. This book was an inside look at Iraq from a Baghdad blogger. Salam Pax was using the Blogger platform. And so, curious, I checked it out. I checked it out a few times before stumbling upon a blog (now since taken down) called The Possibilities of Fire, a blog mostly about US politics and the like. There were a number of us from across the political spectrum that started blogs because of Possibilities of Fire. I am still friends with one of those bloggers today. As far as book blogging, I started my book blog about 6 months ago or so.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Finding new books to read that I never knew even existed! Meeting new bookophiles! And … I must admit … getting books for free!

What is your favorite book(s)?
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Nieffenegger
The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
The people, the other book bloggers, you know, the book blogging community. It’s fabulous, so fabulous.

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Q: If you could “unread” a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?

Vulnerable by Amy Lane. Worst book I ever read.

 

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