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Feature & Follow #37

Happy Follow Friday everyone! Let me tell you a little bit about this HOP. Every friday or really Thursday evening we all get together and say HI! But, we need to know how to find you, so please your link in the Mr. Linky below. Also on Follow Friday we have a Feature...because alliteration is the way we roll. Each week is a different feature from the book blogging community. They are picked randomly or I give in after multiple harassing emails. Just depends on the week. If you want to be next weeks feature...leave your link. Also, I've had a recent rash of people signing up on the linky weeks later, which sort of defeats the purpose. If you want to participate check back here on the next Friday!

Our feature this week is...

Gone with the Words

Hi everyone! I’m Jess and I’m behind the “Gone with the Words” blog! I haven’t always been a reader, I was in Middle School (or Junior High to some of you), but lost interest in High School. It all changed in 2009 when I bought Twilight....and read it in a matter of hours. I then scrambled to get my hands on the rest of the series and didn’t leave my house all weekend. The rest is history. I was in love with books once again.

After reading about 200 books last year alone I decided to begin a blog where I could talk about them. Thus, Gone with the Words was born in January. At that time it wasn’t called that though, it was called “Read? Don’t Mind if I Do...” but wasn’t in love with that name. So I held a poll that included names suggested by other bloggers and Twitter friends, and that’s how I got the name for my blog. As for which genres I like, it’s evolving the more I read. I love Paranormal/Fantasy & Contemporary YA and Romance the most though. I also really like Urban Fantasy. If it’s a series, that’s even better.

Q. How did you come up with your blog name?

Mine is rather stupid. You see I tend to be that person that stuffs things together to make new and interesting things. Or just silly names - which seems to be trendy for the last decade especially with celeb names. So like, I was trying to choose what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said to myself:

"Well I like computers. Total computer dork. And I like art. So that makes me...the perfect Computer Graphic Designer!" That was random, but true.

How does this translate to a name...well I like paranormal stuff and I'm a book junkie, so...I shortened it changed the ie to ee...just for shits and giggles and viola' Parajunkee as a handle. Tack on the View because of course the blog is my opinion and there you have it. Parajunkee's View.

Now for the Follow Fun!

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers -
  3. Put your Blog name & 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, 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"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Happy Follow Friday!

Follow it up with your twitter address if you want to get that one out!


Kristin said...

Hi Rachel! Just wanted to say hi and make sure our host got some love! Thanks so much for doing this every week, and for all the indispensable blog tips!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Kristin@ My Bookish Ways

Kristin said...

Did I mention that in addition to that, you rock one of the most awesome blogs in the blogosphere? Ok, now I did:)


Komal said...

Hello! I've been reading your blog for a while but didn't start following until recently - I decided I didn't want to be left out of all the latest news ^^

My blog is brand new so I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone in the writing community :)

Here is a link to my blog:

Larissa said...

Hi, just wanted to stop by and say hello,this is my first FF. Thank you so much for doing this!

theJeepDiva said...

Hey, this is my first week on here. Thanks for hosting this!

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Soooz said...

Hi I am another new follower I'm an Australian, and a published author. These blog hops look like a great way of meeting folks.

Thanks for allowing me the pleasure of your company.

I goofed on the linky thingy, I hope it goes back to my blog. Soooz Says Stuff.

Suzannah Burke.

Vivi Valenz said...

Hey! I'm a noob on follow my book blog friday! I started last week, but I didn't *really* follow the rules lol. So, I guess this is my real week one.

LOVE you're blog btw!

If you get a sec, check out mine :)

~Vivi Valenz ~ <3

Lilly Bear ♡ said...

Aww, that's pretty much how I made my blog name, too. I just smushed two words together and called it a day! I think you've got a great blog name! It's cute and very memorable. You're one of the first blogs I followed after I made my blog back at the end of January. I had come across it before when I wasn't blogging, and then I remembered the name and found you again when I made my own blog. Thanks so much for hosting this again, Rachel! I have such a fun time checking out everyone else's blogs. :)

Lone wolf said...

Hello,readers and bloggers. I'm not new to this scene; I've been trying to make friends for over a year now. I really enjoy reading, but my true passion is writing however, I don't think my style clicks with other bloggers. So at unscripted you will find many things... Happy hunting.
P.S. I love your design Parajunkee, I've found with most blogs there's just too much to look at.

Lone wolf said...

P.S.S. Are there any Stephen King or Jeff Lindsay fans in the house tonight? Also, give me a shout out if you're a wanna be novelist or poet.

soulunsung said...

Oh wow, I am so new to all of this and just starting out, so I hope I did this right. :)

I think this is a fantastic way to meet new people to find new blogs. I'm definitely following you and the featured Follow Friday guest. I came here, pointed in this direction by Mandy from Embrace Your Oddities who said this would be a great blog hop to get involved with.

So far, it looks amazing.

Beasts, Bites and Books said...

hi! we're new to all of this too- just wondering what you mean by 'following'? we're on tumblr so following on there has a whole different meaning :-). Is there something specific we need to do 'out here'?

mssammydean said...

Hi there! New to FF and blogging, full stop! Look forward to meeting everyone :)

Nightly Cafe said...

Happy Friday Sunshine :)


Christy @ReaderBee said...

TGIF! Thanks for hosting this for us!

Jan von Harz said...

Thanks for hosting this great meme and for featuring blogs. I have visited Gone With the Word before and am now a follower. Have a great weekend!

kk4booksnlighthouses said...

GOOOOOOOD MORNINGGGGGGGG BOOK BLOGGERS. Kristen from KK's Booksurfing Paradise coming to you live from my den. Wanted to say hey to you all and wish you a very rockin' weekend. Take care and come on over to my blog at

Joyce said...

It's Friday!!!! Have a happy weekend. If you have a chance stop by my blog:

Happy Reading!

Michelle said...

Hello! I've been doing the FF for a while but have never left a comment! I've been blogging for about 6 or 7 months now. :) I would love for you to check out my blog!

Hooked to Books

Raven said...

I think it's a great brand name for your blog. Thanks for hosting the blog hop. I'm your newest follower.

The Slowest Bookworm said...

LOL I love hearing how everyone thought up their blog names. I'm not in the hop but wanted to comment anyway :D

кєяo said...

Your blog name's really unique, Parajunkee. I agree with Raven. It's a great brand name.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

I'm so sorry, but I can't get onto Gone With The Words. I don't know why, but it pops up with a "internet cannot display". I hope I can still take part, though? (:

Katie said...

Hello, and happy Friday! I'm a new follower of yours, and a Follow Friday first-timer. :-)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just hopping by, stop and see mine.

Katie said...

Hi, love this meme.
I'm a new book blogger and just had to try this out. Thanks for doing this c:

If you want check out ♥

Jenni Elyse said...

I actually really like the name of your blog. My blog name is just my name, kind of boring when you think about it. :)

Am I blind or is the linky not on this post?

My Follow Friday

S.J. Wright said...

I'm brand-new to FMF! I'm loving it so far!

Melissa said...

This is such a great idea, I'm new to FMF and am having so much fun checking everyones answers!

Crystal said...

My first Friday follow. So fun!
Here's my Friday follow!

Nicki J Markus said...

Hi. I'm a newbie to Follow Friday. Hi everyone!

Elizabeth Sharp said...

Hello, it's my first Follow Friday, but hopefully there will be many more to come...

Frosy said...

I'm so glad you pick Jess! I have been following her for a long time and love her blog!

Brie said...

Hey guys! This is such a cool idea, the whole point of having a blog is meeting other people who share your interests and being able to talk and just have a good time together right?
My name is Brie, my friend Marie and I have a new blog, come and say hi!

Katie said...

Hi! I'm new to your Follow Friday(: I couldn't figure out where the "Linky thing" was on your blog so I decided to put it here. Come check out my blog and follow! I'm trying to get more followers and meet new people(:
(magic is in words)
and I really like your blog!

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