Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Gain New Blog FollowersIncrease Blog Followers, gain Book Blog 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 is Orchid @ The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

When did you start blogging?
I started my blog way back in October of 2008, so, I’ve actually been at this for quite some time. I had been a longtime reader of Meg Cabot’s blog and just decided one day that I wanted to start my own. Truthfully, sometimes I am surprised when I realize how long I’ve been blogging, as, well as how much it has helped me to come out of my shell of shyness.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
What I like most about book blogging would be interacting with my fellow book junkies, and being up to date on all the newest authors and books. Because of book blogging, I have tried so many new authors and even given some books a chance that I probably would not have tried had someone not insisted that I read it.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

Mainly I blog about young adult and middle grade books, but have been known to feature whatever happens to have caught my eye. Generally, if a book and I cross paths, the odds are very, very likely that I am going to talk about it on my blog regardless of whether of I liked it or not.

What is your favorite book(s)?

Why, oh why, must this question be asked. There have been so many books that I would count as a favorite of mine, but the ones that are eternally in the favorite slot would have to be.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowlings
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Best thing….One of the best things that has happened to me because of book blogging would have to be being able to work with so many authors, and even meeting a couple of them. Before I started blogging, I never really considered that one could possibly meet or even talk to an author, so, being able to connect with them online has been both exciting and terrifying (especially when trying to set up an interview).[/note]

Q: If you could choose one supernatural being/creature to really exists what would it be and why? ex. fae { submitted by @SeeingNight }

I’m scared of actually meeting a supernatural creature, because they are all quite iffy as far as their evil natures. Vampires, well they feed off of humans…so 86 that. Faeries, well I read the Fever series, don’t want those faeries running around my city. Werewolves, well maybe, but I don’t think they would be very sociable to humans. Ok — I’m going with mermaids — that would be pretty cool. As long as they aren’t the kind that sit on the rocks and try to lure sailors to their death type of mermaids.

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!