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 – Carmen of Book Me!

When did you start blogging?
All the way back in March 2012! I know, I’m practically ancient! 😉

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Oh my goodness, so many things! I love the memes! Dropping by every week to visit blogging buddies, and meeting new people that are as book crazy as I am! We have a really strong community and aside from the occasional “scandal”, as a whole everyone is really supportive of one another! And yeah, the review copies are kinda sweet, but I don’t think you could do this blogging thing if your heart wasn’t in it! Free books don’t necessarily guarantee a great blog!

What is your favorite book(s)?
Gah! This is such a tough question! Okay, I’m going to limit it to five or we’ll be here all day:

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (that book almost killed me)
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Blackbrooke by Emma Silver
Easy by Tammara Webber
And
City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some really wonderful authors and bloggers through Book Me! There are some fantastic bloggers out there that work really hard at what they do, which is amazing considering what drives them is solely their need to talk about the books they love!
Having to regularly update my blog has really honed my skills and “Voice” as a writer, so that’s been invaluable!
And without the support of Book Me!’s followers, and a very special author I know . . . ahm . . . Emma Silver, I probably never would have had the courage to submit my work to a publishing house. Now I have a short story being published by Crooked Cat Publishing and I’m hoping to finally get my YA series off the ground in the next year!

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Q: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you’ve read and loved?

On first sight of this cover – I actually thought it was going to be a gay YA novel, then I read the synopsis and got confused. Which did lead to me accepting the review requests, LOL — and I really enjoyed the book. Just the cover still makes me cross eyed. Not because it is sooo bad, just because it sends out the wrong impression.

Ready to see it…

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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!!