Friday, August 3, 2012

Follow My Blog Friday #109

If you are new to the FF fun, Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, myself of course 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, 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!

Now to make this FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES and Features and Follow Friday and get on the waiting list!  It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

This Meme is hosted by Rachel from Parajunkee's View and Alison from Alison Can Read on Fridays.

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host {} {}and any one else you want to follow on the list.

2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - Zabet @ Reading Between Classes and Read It, Read It, Loved It

3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.

4. 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

5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can

6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love ... and the followers

7. If your new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

The Friday Follow Feature are ...

Zabet @ Reading Between Classes

When did you start blogging?

I started Reading Between Classes a few months after my son was born. While on maternity leave, I found myself longing for adult conversation and thought a book blog might be a good way to make those connections and keep my brain from turning to mush! I also thought it would be a great way to stay connected to the YA world while not teaching and provide me an opportunity to start building a classroom library with notes on each book about issues of appropriateness for my junior high students.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I am a teacher and I LOVE finding books that I know will be perfect for my students. It is really rewarding to know that I can provide a just right book for the jock, the gamer or the girly girl and that I then get to discuss the books after they have read them! I also have a great time picking up books that I might never have tried on my own and expanding into new genres.

What is your favorite book(s)?

All Time: Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems (I love teaching Poe during October!)

This Year: A toss up between The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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

I have found some great people and some great books. I have had some great conversations with readers and have gotten to chat with some authors as well. A recent highlight has been discussing Rape Girl with its author Alina Klein.

Read It, Read It, Loved It

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging back in October 2010 because I had so many books that I completely lost track of which books I had read and which books I hadn't. I also got really bad at remembering what actually happened in some books and I thought that book blogging would help.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I would have to say that my favourite part of book blogging is all the great people I get to meet through my blog and theirs. I especially love the memes, like Feature & Follow Friday, because it allows me to meet new bloggers every week.

3. What is your favorite book(s)?

My favourite books would have to be the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, and the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien. I am a huge fantasy/sci-fi fanatic and the Harry Potter series and the Lord of the Rings series were the ones that introduced me to the genre. They have stuck with me throughout my childhood and, even now, I still love picking them up and starting over. The Stephanie Plum series is a new venture that I actually picked up because of book blogging. Without book blogging, I would have never picked up the series and, right now, I can't picture my life without it.

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

This is a really hard question for me to answer because there have been a lot of great things that have happened to me because of book blogging. I would have to say that the absolute BEST thing that has happened to me would be my connection with new authors and publishers who allow me advanced copies of their books for review. I love getting new books and I love that I can get a connected with authors, which may eventually give me the connections to publish my own books.

Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy? 

When I'm happy I love to read a favorite author and when I'm depressed I like to read a fun humorous paranormal.  When I'm upset I can read anything. 


Jaylyn Styles said...

Great blog here! I love knowing more blogs to follow!

I followed you via RSS! Hope you could drop by the blog :)

Jaylyn @ Promiscuos Diva

Gwynneth White said...

Nice blog. One can never go wrong with a good paranormal! New follower from FF. You can find me at:

Caitlin YA Bookworm said...

Love your blog! I'm a new GFC follower!

Ashley Williams said...

Cute Blog! I hope you have a great Friday! New Follower..
Ashley @ #BookNerd

Antonietta Scrofani said...

Hello! Stopping by from the hop!
New follower via GFC.

please follow back at http://nettesbookshelf.blogspot

Jennifer said...

Great answer! Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

A.N. Lewis said...

New follower. Happy hopping.

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