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!

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.

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger Tips

Two Features This Week!

Scripturient &…

When did you start blogging? I started blogging a year ago! I just had my first blogiversary (yay!) and I’ve been loving every minute of my time here.

What is your favorite part of book blogging? Blogging/reviewing helps me in my writing. I write my own novels for fun. By giving my opinion on books, I also pick up some things I can keep in mind when I write.

What type of books do you mainly blog about? I blog about YA because I looove YA! My favorite books to blog about are dystopian, and those cheesy and predictable teen romance books.

What is your favorite book(s)? DO I REALLY HAVE TO CHOOSE? WHYYY. But okay, fine, if I had to choose I’d say my current favorite book is Anna and the French Kiss. It’s just so cute and I have never read a teenage love story that is as wonderful as that.  I’m sorry if my favorite book isn’t some classic, complex novel! I have yet to read those books and not look at them as requirements for class!

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? Before I started blogging, I was extremely afraid of letting people know what I thought about something. I posted my first book review after hours of contemplating. I feared that other (better) bloggers would point at me and say, “YOU CALL THAT A REVIEW? PSHHH.” Book blogging has given me the confidence to share my thoughts with the Internet. You guys aren’t mean. You’re the most wonderful people I’ve met. *virtual hug*

Little Librocubicularist

When did you start blogging? I officially started blogging January last year. But the blogger account has been around since March 2011. It was just a requirement for a school subject we had back then. Then, I discovered book blogging and wanted to try it out. I reconstructed the blog on October 2012 and posted a some random book reviews from Goodreads. I realized how awful and disorganized the blog looks back then, so I remodeled it again. At the start of 2013, Little Librocubicularist has been officially born.

What is your favorite part of book blogging? Getting and reading books, and people actually liking what I had written. I feel relieved and glad whenever someone comments on one of my reviews, or even give them likes on Goodreads, It’s like an assurance that what I’m doing is okay (if not good), and I can continue doing it.

What type of books do you mainly blog about? The blog is dedicated mostly to Young Adult books, and a few selected New Adult books as well. I read all genres of YA except horror, so expect a a diverse selection of books. But lately, I’ve been having a Contemporary fixation.

What are your favorite books? Can we skip this question? It’s so hard.

Okay, here are some of my favorite books

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta is one of my favorite books. It has been one of the few books that has left me speechless after reading. Also, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (I have not read Clockwork Princess yet) and My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park has recently been added to my favorites list. There are a few more but I can’t seem to remember… I feel bad for those who have not been mentioned.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? To be honest, getting books from authors or publishers is by far the most squeal-worthy moment I’ve ever experienced. It is number one on my list. And not far from the top spot is the part where authors actually acknowledge the things you said about their books. If getting books is squeal-worthy, this experience just blows my mind away.

 

 

This weeks Question:

What are your non-book guilty pleasures? Like TV shows, food, websites, hobbies, etc.

I wouldn’t exactly call them guilty pleasures – well I do like to social drink, so that might be guilty pleasure. Eating and drinking is that a hobby?? 😀 But, I do like to garden and I spend a lot of money on flowers – so that is a guilty pleasure I guess…this is hard!

 

Parajunkee, Urban Fantasy, Blogger TipsNew Feature! Next weeks question will be a question

Armchair Travel! Tell us about your favorite book in a setting you’d like to visit (a real place for this question)

Also if you are worried about your followers not knowing how to follow you — here are some great banners that you might use:

RSS GFC email bloglovin

Right Click, Save to your hard drive, upload to your #FF post and link to the “subscribe” link of your choice. 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!