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 – Zabet @ Reading Between Classes

When did you start blogging?

I started Reading Between Classes a few months after my son was born.  While on maternity leave, I found myself longing for adult conversation and thought a book blog might be a good way to make those connections and keep my brain from turning to mush!  I also thought it would be a great way to stay connected to the YA world while not teaching and provide me an opportunity to start building a classroom library with notes on each book about issues of appropriateness for my junior high students.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
I am a teacher and I LOVE finding books that I know will be perfect for my students.  It is really rewarding to know that I can provide a just right book for the jock, the gamer or the girly girl and that I then get to discuss the books after they have read them!  I also have a great time picking up books that I might never have tried on my own and expanding into new genres.  

What is your favorite book(s)?

All Time: Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems (I love teaching Poe during October!)

This Year: A toss up between The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

I have found some great people and some great books.  I have had some great conversations with readers and have gotten to chat with some authors as well.  A recent highlight has been discussing Rape Girl with its author Alina Klein.


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Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?

When I’m feeling depressed, which isn’t often, I’m a rather well balanced person…unless my hormones get the best of me…I tend to grab a favorite. If depressed because someone angered me — well something like The Hunger Games might perk me up. Those types of things.

 

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!!