Friday, May 9, 2014

Follow My Blog Friday #192

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 this week:

Read Write All The Time

When did you start blogging?

I just started blogging this past November, so I am still kind of new to this whole blogging world. Believe it or not, but I never thought of starting a blog until I read Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux novels. The main character loved to read and had her own blog, which got me thinking about starting my own blog.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

There’s so much that I love about blogging! But my top favorites would have to be sharing my opinions about books and connecting with other bloggers and authors. It’s amazing how many talented writers are out there right now, and the amount of people that loves books as much as I do is just over the top awesome!

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

Most of the time it’s young adult paranormal fantasy, romance, or science-fiction. Pretty much anything in the young adult fiction category.

What is your favorite book(s)?

That’s a really hard question to answer because there are so many books that I love. As of now, my top favorites are Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Prophesized Series by Kaitlyn Hoyt, Sweet Oblivion by Bailey Ardisone, the Lux, Covenant, and Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Significance Series by Shelly Crane! There’s a lot more, but if I keep going on with this list, than I’ll never be able to stop.

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

This one’s easy. Getting my first review request from an author, and connecting with some of the nicest bloggers out there has been one of my most favorite and best moments since I started blogging. And also getting the news that I was selected to be featured today- that was equally awesome!)

Our Feature - Bookswarm

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging back in June 2010 (wow, I can't believe it's been almost four years! Good times.)

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

There's so much good that comes from book blogging. I get to read fantastic books and talk about them with like-minded bibliophiles. I have the opportunity to talk to and interview authors; to meet the fabulous people who produce the books; and to work with the wonderful publicists who promote the books. It's been an amazing experience, one I wouldn't trade for anything.

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

I'm a pretty eclectic blogger with focus on urban fantasy, fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction, and romance (both adult and young adult for all categories).

4. What are your favorite books?

Gah, that's like asking which of my dogs is my favorite or which character on Game of Thrones is going to die next! How 'bout some recent favorites? Some 2013-14 five-star books include Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh (paranormal romance), Written in Red by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy), Dirty Magic by Jayne Wells (urban fantasy), and The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (YA Fantasy). Also, I just finished The Winter King by C.L. Wilson (fantasy romance, out this July) and loved it. Plus, anything by Tessa Dare (historical romance), Ann Aguirre (scifi/fantasy), Jim Butcher (urban fantasy) and Katie McGarry (YA romance) immediately go on my TBR shelf.

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

The very best thing has been meeting other bloggers and people just as passionate (if not more) about books as I am. I've been lucky enough to meet some of my long-time bloggy friends IRL, which has been absolutely fantastic. But even just interacting with people online via blogs and Twitter has been amazing. The blogging community is filled with some truly wonderful individuals, if you put yourself out there.

Question of the Week: What living author or authors would you like to have dinner with? (Try to think beyond JK Rowling)

The paranormal authors I would love to have dinner with are J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Laurell K. Hamilton, etc.!

The romantic suspense authors I would love to have dinner with are Karen Rose, Allison Brennan, Linda Howard, Heather Graham, Mary Burton, Iris Johansen, Tami Hoag, J.D. Robb, etc.!

The bodice ripper authors I would love to have dinner with are Rosemary Rogers and Brenda Joyce.



Diane Subsits Lynch said...

That would be a great dinner! I'm a new follower on Bloglovin'
Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

ashley poteet said...

I had to go with Jessica Sorenson. I just love her! If you enjoy Paranormal Romance or Fantasy, I recommend her Shattered Promises Series! I loved them!
You can find me at

Books That Hook said...

I love all of your choices! It'd be an awesome dinner party.
New follower.

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