Thursday, September 11, 2014

Feature and Follow #1

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The 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? 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 ayou 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.

Question of the Week: Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you? - Suggested byA Great Read


First Feature and Follow, I'm actually quite excited!
 


Before I started blogging I found books the old fashioned way-- browsing the shelves at the library and reading whatever seemed appealing to  me. My school library has this thing where they "showcase" new releases, or books that just came in, or extremely popular books, along the lines of TFIOS and Divergent, and more often than not I found some pretty amazing stuff.

That was up until recently, where I picked up this blog again and started anew.  Now I follow all theses brilliant people, and I'm finding suggestions left and right, which is greatness, if you ask me. And I've recently discovered Goodreads (probably a bit late, i know) and now its my go-to source for getting a general idea for what books are like, which is ALWAYS helpful. What about you? How did you find books in the dark times? 

Happy Reading,

Sidra 















15 comments:

Brittnee Bryan said...

Hi Sidra! New follower on GRC. I used GoodReads, bookstores and book fairs to help me discover new books!

Kelley B. said...

I always spent hours browsing my library. Sometimes the bookstore. New follower and have a great weekend!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Welcome to Follow Friday and blogging! Let me know if you have any questions. Very cool that your library is good about showcasing books.
My FF

Girl with Bread said...

Oh man, I'm obsessed with goodreads. Add me!

Your library sounds awesome. New Follower via GFC

Axie @ Books are Bread

Girl with Bread said...

*that "Add me!" is a link, hehe. It doesn't look like it....so I just wanted to clarify. Otherwise it just looks like I'm yelling at you (which I am). Be my goodreads friend!

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice! I don't remember finding much at my school library come middle school. Sure in grade school I checked out tons, but that stopped around middle school. But I was still reading then! I discovered my love of paranormal books then and would spend hours at Borders trying to find one since they weren't popular yet!

Thanks for following my blog! Returning the follow!

Have a GREAT day!

NEW Follower :D

Juli Rahel said...

I love Ron Swanson and congrats on your first FF! Goodreads was an absolutely treasure when I just started although I'm not quite as good at using it as I would like! I tended to get most of my stuff from bookstores and family members! I'm a new GFC follower! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
Friday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

Stormi Johnson said...

I browsed the library and book stores for my reads back then. I didn't even know about goodreads still I started blogging and following bloggers. New follower via GFC, but if you can get bloglovin because it's easier for me to follow as I don't really get GFC info anymore since I am not on blogger.com.

Have a great weekend,
Stormi
http://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/feature-and-follow-friday-life-before-blogging/

BookCupid said...

Welcome to the FF club. Libraries rule! New GFC follower. My FF

Brittersweet said...

Happy FF!! Followed via GFC
❤ Brittany @ Please Feed the Bookworm
Follow me HERE

Kimberly Griffin said...

I hope you enjoy your first FF! I just recently started this hop as well. I'm on my third FF today. I used to find most of my books at the library too, but that was the public library. My school library was kind of crappy. I'm glad you had a good one! Happy reading!
Kim @ Bookworm Book Reviews

Kimberly Griffin said...

I forgot, I'm a new GFC follower. have a good weekend!

Lori Christensen said...

Following these awesome blog gives me so many reads... it's just that now my TBR has over 700 books! lol. Welcome to FFF! Followed you on GFC My FF

GL Tomas said...

I'm actually someone who discovered goodreads after I started blogging about books. I feel like i'm alone on that one XD

Old Follower

Guinevere & Libertad @ Twinja Book Review's #FF

Kate Ward said...

Welcome to the FF gang!

Big fan of goodreads here too. It got me into blogging really.

New GFC follower

My FF

Kate @ If These Books Could Talk

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