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


When did you start blogging?
I started blogging a couple of years ago… privately. My husband is gone for months at a time and I started a blog for him so that he could stay in the loop. I’ve only been book blogging for about three months and I’ve only started trying to integrate into the blogging community in the last week or so.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Well, I’m still very new to this, but my favorite part so far has been the community. Before I started putting myself out there it was pretty boring and I wondered whether I would continue. Then I read a couple of articles about the community and decided to go for it! Everyone has been so welcoming! Of course, I also love sharing my love of books and feeling like the reviews I write are actually helping other people make decisions about what to read and what to avoid.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?
I’ve mainly blogged about thrillers so far. That’s just how it’s turned out! I love dystopian thrillers, horror, suspense… Anything that keeps me turning pages.

What is your favorite book(s)?
My favorite book is Wuthering Heights. I’ve been a little obsessed with it since I was first forced to read it in tenth grade. I’ve collected several versions, the most recent of which is a 1923 edition in great condition! A favorite of mine that’s a little more recent is The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. It was my first ever zombie book and I fell in love with the whole series! It led me to read other zombie favorites like the Razorland series by Ann Aguirre.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
As of today, a week and a half after getting into the community, I’d say it’s two-fold. Most importantly, I’ve found people like me! I never knew the world of book blogging was so huge! I love knowing there are others who love reading (and writing about it) as much as I do! Second, I won the first giveaway I entered and I never win anything! I just feel like this is going to be my thing, you know? I’ve found my niche.



This weeks Question:

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

I just read HER BEST LAID PLANS – which was based in Cork. I’ve always wanted to visit Cork! So I was all jealous of the character – who got to visit Cork and have a sexy affair with an Irishman.


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

What are your favorite books of 2014 so far?

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!