Friday, November 22, 2013

Follow My Blog Friday #171

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.  (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee and Alison Can Read}

2.  (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers

3.  Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.

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 and that they are now following you.

5.  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

6.  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”

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

8.  If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Our Feature is Stalked! Reviews by Melissa

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging a year and a half to two years ago.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part is the people and the fact that I can openly spew my opinions about books. I have met so many amazing people in my blogging journey so far that it’s well worth all the long nights you put in sometimes. Oh and did I mention that I love to share my opinions about stuff? lol

What type of books do you mainly blog about? 

I blog about all kinds of books but I am in an adult/romance phase lately. Oh and I read a lot of erotica too. I know that it’s still a bit of a taboo to be open about reading “the porn” but sometimes there are great stories hiding amongst the smut.

What is your favorite book(s)?

Anything by V.C. Andrews, Master of the Shadowlands (or anything really) by Cherise Sinclair, The Mortal Instruments series, The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, The Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton, ummmm…. there are just SO many. Too many to list all of them in fact. This is a great start though.

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

Meeting authors. It’s awesome to be able to talk to the people that write some of your favorite books, discuss their work with them, and be able to get to know them on a personal level.

Our Feature - Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

1. When did you start blogging?

Wow, almost four years ago! In April 2010 I stumbled my way into the book blogging world and haven't looked back since. I was fascinated by the fact that there were other people out there who loved books as much as I did! It was like a dream come true!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

I'd have to say it's a tie between being able to share my opinions with other like-minded individuals, and the community that I found since I started up. I know people come and go, but there are always bloggers to talk to. Always other bibliophiles to gush over new titles with and drool over new covers. It's nice to have a set of people who don't run screaming when you babble on and on about your favorite series. I also completely love helping people find favorite new reads or, better still, helping them rediscover why reading is such an awesome pastime. It makes me feel good to share what I love!

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?

In truth, I dabble in reading a little bit of everything. I think Young Adult books dominate my blog a lot of the time, simply because they end up being blog tours. However if you take a look at my reading list, you'll see everything from picture books to Historical Fiction. I read whatever strikes my fancy, and blog the same way. Can I just say I mainly blog about good books? ;)

4. What are your favorite books?

Once again, it's a tie! There are two books that I've dog-eared, smashed, torn, and then had to buy another copy multiple times since I was young. The first is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I still remember the first time I cracked open a copy and was lost inside. I loved the puns, and the playful writing. To quote my favorite part, “So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.” That's just what a young reader needs to hear. The second is more recent, and that's The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I don't know what it is about Gaiman's writing, but I'm drawn to it. Nobody Owens became my favorite character from the moment I met him, and I've happily passed copies of this book on to as many people as I can since then.

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

Honestly? The friends I've made. People who, despite never having met them in person, I've had phone conversations with, laughed with, and totally connected to. It's always funny to me how the people I've met through blogging are such an important part of my life, even though we've never been in the same room together. Social media has really changed the way people interact. I totally love it!

Q: You Are It! We are playing #FF tag this week. Comment on as many blogs as you can, even if they aren’t participating in #FF. Just say Happy #FF! At the end of your comment. Keep a running total if you want and update your post with it. The bigger the number the more impressed we will be!

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Mary Chen said...

Celebrating #FF spirit! Happy #FF

My FF @ Buried Under Romance

Old follower ^_^

Lacie- Rainy said...

Old follower. Happy #FF! Tag you're number 50 for me! Lacie @ Rainy Dayz Reviewz

Ericka Greer said...

Happy FF! I followed you via Bloglovin and GFC. Mines is @

twinspin said...

Happy #FF!
Old follower :)

Christinabean said...

Happy #FF! New follower via Bloglovin' Come visit me back at

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. New bloglovin follower. Have a great weekend!

~Jennifer~ said...

Old GFC and bloglovin' follower :)
Happy #FF!
My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

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