Friday, December 19, 2014

Follow My Blog Friday #212

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 Review 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 Lisa’s Library

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in July earlier this year! A couple of friends of mine suggested that because I read so much I should do a book blog. So I went ahead and did it!

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

A surprisingly tough question. I love how book blogging is like having an account on Shelfari and Goodreads, except this piece of cyberspace belongs to you and you can set it up and organize everything just the way you like it! I like how it’s mine and the fact that I had to figure out on my own how to make things work. Considering how inept I am with computers, I feel pretty darn good about my abilities with website development.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

I read fiction mostly, with the occasional non-fiction sprinkled in. I guess the majority of my reads fall under the literature and fiction category, but I tend to gravitate towards fantasy (for all age groups).

What is your favorite book(s)?

Haha! This question always makes me chuckle because it’s like asking a kid to only pick one candy in a candy store.

Well, I’ve got my list of favorites whittled down to 24 books, and these are the books that I’ve read at least twice, and that I would most certainly read again at some point in the future because I loved them so much. Don’t ask me to narrow it down any further! I can’t do it!

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasies (YA included):

Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling

Lord Of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

The Watchmen, by Alan Moore

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore

The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

The Name Of The Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

Favorite Classics:

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austen

White Fang, by Jack London

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

Favorite Contemporary Fiction Reads:

Can’t Wait To Get To Heaven, by Fannie Flagg

The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

Life Of Pi, by Yann Martel

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

Favorite Mystery/Thrillers:

Watchers, by Dean Koontz

The Amelia Peabody Series, by Elizabeth Peters

The Clairvoyant Countess, by Dorothy Gilman

The Millennium Series, by Stieg Larsson

Favorite Kid Books:

The Bartimaeus Trilogy, by Jonathan Stroud

Holes, by Louis Sacher

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

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

My friends now acknowledge that I’m a book nerd and that I’m crazy! I’ve been trying to convince them for years, and now there’s proof!

Our Feature - I Sold My Soul For Books

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging on October 31st which was like almost 2 months ago and at first I wasn't sure I was ready because to be honest I'm really SHY but I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and decided this would be my first step.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

My favorite part of blogging is probably meeting new people normally I'm always scared to talk to people but with blogging it comes easily to me granted mostly everyone in the blogging community is really nice. Apart from meeting new bloggers my other favorite part are the giveaways I didn't even know about giveaways online before and as soon as I got the hang of things I was obsessed I felt like I found a whole other universe.

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

I mostly blog about Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy because you can never have enough guys to swoon about but currently I've actually started the Percy Jackson series which doesn't have that much romance but I decided to give it a try and I'm loving it.

4. What are your favorite books?

I have soooo many favorite books as any regular blogger probably does but one that I can say at the top of my head right now is the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. What can I say I love Sydrian their my guilty pleasure, I had tried to refrain myself from reading vampire books but I just couldn't they call to me.

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

The best thing that has happened to me is probably befriending Leslie Miller the author of The Girl With the Half and Half Face. I had recieved her book to review and I truly enjoyed it but felt like my review wasn't doing the book justice but to my surprise Leslie Miller actually read it and said she loved my review. She was super nice and became my friend, she was totally down to earth and I felt so elated about it.

Question of the Week: Do you have a go to genre when you're happy, sad, or angry? - Suggested by Take Me Away....   

When I'm sad the genre I like to read is paranormals (Sherrilyn Kenyon or J.R.Ward) and when I'm angry I like to read romantic suspense (Karen Robards, Karen Rose, Suzanne Brockmann, etc.) or bodice rippers (Rosemary Rogers). 


1 comment:

Jessi Reviewer said...

I read a lot of paranormal when I'm sad too. Helps me escape this realm ;-) Just commented on another post that this time last year I was in a Holiday funk and got sucked into the whole death and reaper section. I didn't emerge for a month. And I haven't read one since...but now I really need to. Jessi The Book Cove

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