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!

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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 Ali @ Ginger Read

When did you start blogging?

April 2012

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

It’s changed over time. At first I enjoyed just being able to vent my thoughts. Now, I really enjoy the relationships with other bloggers and with authors. I’ve met some great people.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

That has also changed over time. It was mostly YA because I was trying to read the same books as my daughter and her friends. Now I have added New Adult, Adult and Horror back in. I’ll read just about anything though.

What is your favorite book(s)?

Wow, that is a huge list. I am a fan of series. Some favorites would be Vampire Chronicles, Harry Potter and Experiment in Terror.

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

That goes back to the people I’ve met. There are a few that even though I’ve yet to meet them in person, I consider them friends for life. I received an email from an author the other night that I had given a not so glowing review to. She thanked me for it and said it encouraged her to re-work how she was moving forward with the series. That was pretty huge for me and I was a little emotional about it…still am. I still feel like a new fish in an old pond but it’s nice to know that maybe my thoughts are helping someone further their career.

ACTIVITY:Β Β Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a “few things”. – Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker

Dear Eugenie Markham,

I really liked you girl. You were awesome. I was rooting for you, even after you went through that Kiyo faze. A kitsune? Really? But, never mind that. That is old news. Can’t judge a girl by her exes, right? I don’t want you to look at the guys I dated in the past. Yours turned out to be a sneaky fox, mine a racist slob. To each her own.

But, I’m not digging what you did to Dorian. Or are still doing to Dorian at this moment. I’m a mother. That is not cool. Not cool in the least. And when he finds out. And he will…well who is stronger? From one girl to the other, you’ll never be at peace until you come forward with the truth. You’ll always feel like you are looking over your shoulder, waiting for the truth to be revealed. I guess we’ll never figure out what happens though, since your author just ended the series like that. But, of course that isn’t your fault.

XOXO – Rach

Keep it real.

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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!