Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Increase Blog FollowersThe 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? The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. 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 blogger Megan @ Book Worm in Love

When did you start blogging? Around this time last year.

What is your favorite part of book blogging? I love sharing my love of books with people who get it. I used to share with my friends and they just didn’t understand a lot of the time, so getting to talk to all these other bloggers who do understand is really awesome! I love getting comments on reviews that say things like, “I think I would really like this book, great review!” Everyone is so supportive all the time, and I’ve never gotten any mean comments on my blog (maybe I haven’t been around long enough, but I like to think that’s not the case).

What type of books do you mainly blog about? I blog about YA books usually, though I sometimes dip into MG every so often. I always look for YA romances, because that’s what I love. Typically, I read YA paranormal romance, but I do love contemporary, too (I am addicted to Sarah Dessen!).

What is your favorite book(s)? My very favorite is the Mara Dyer series, and not just because I’m in love with Noah Shaw. I’ve forced all of my friends to read it, and I’ve read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer at least three times, not including all the times I just go back and reread my favorite parts. I love Michelle Hodkin’s writing style, with all the allusions and such (a whale named Lolita…). And the characters are funny and dark.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? I went to this book signing a month or two back and met Victoria Schwab, Megan Shepherd, Lenore Appelhans, Beth Revis, and Meagan Spooner. I was talking to Megan Shepherd about my blog, and Victoria was sitting next to her signing books, and she pops up with “I know your blog!” and that was literally the greatest thing EVER.

 

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This weeks Question:

Q:  Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate — ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?

It is a toss up – Where the Red Ferns Grow and probably the endings of FaeFever and DreamFever…from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. This is spoilers — so beware. When those dogs died in Where the Red Ferns Grow nearly tore me apart as a child. I think I cried for hours over that book. It was highly traumatic and I still can’t think of that book without getting emotional. The cliffhangers at the end of the Fever books always drove me insane. Both those books were ridiculously traumatic …. I can’t even convey what it was like to finish those books for the first time. Ending those books had me throwing them across the rooms.

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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!