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8.04.2011

Feature & Follow Friday #57


Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday (err Thursday) on Parajunkee.com

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & 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 > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list!  It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

Our Feature  - Bonnie @ Hands and Home






Above all I am a proud wife and mother who has the privilege of spending my days with my 2 beautiful daughters. Hands and Home combines my 3 passions, my family (including natural family living), creating, and of course my first ever passion, reading.

Reading is such an important part of my day and my favourite place to go with my girls is the library. I read just about anything, I enjoy reading Paranormal/Fantasy, Christian or Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Women’s Fiction (some chic lit), Cultural Fiction, Fantasy... Basically if it is well written with strong characters I will most likely love it!

Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

I know this might sound silly, but I read the Madeleine L'Engle series, A WRINKLE IN TIME at a young age and it did sort of change my childhood. In the books the parents aren't always right and the children save the day, things aren't what they appear to be and the deeper meanings of the novel were apparent to me as young as I was. It was one of those eye openers...like "You are right!" Parents aren't always right...sometimes kids can make a difference. Well there went my childhood...



Now for the Follow Fun!





RULES

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - Hands & Home & www.memyshelfandi.com
  3. Put your Blog name & 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. 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!
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40 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your poor parents LOL. And dang it! Someday I'm going to be one of the first 5 links. That is my goal.

Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

Daniel A Kaine said...

Great question this week. And damn I only made it to #46 this week. I'm like you Jennifer, trying to get as close to the top as possible XD

~Daniel A. Kaine - http://shikiharu.blogspot.com ~

ParaJunkee said...

9 pm CST People this is when it goes live...!!!

Daniel A Kaine said...

Yeah... I got distracted by a book and missed the start >.<

Jenni Elyse said...

I still haven't read that series, but I've heard so many good things about it. I need to get to it!

Mimi Valentine said...

Yay, another awesome Follow Friday question! :) This one was a little hard, but I still thought it was cool!

Here's my Follow Friday! And you can check out my 100 Followers Giveaway if you have the time! :)

Jinny (SkyInk.net) said...

Hmm this question involved a bit of thinking, but I really enjoyed answering it!

Oh god, it's been so long since I read A Wrinkle In Time, I really should re-read it, I can't remember what it was about at all!

(My #FF post if you are interested: http://skyink.net/?p=2520) =)

Laura Newcombe said...

Oh wow, fantastic question this week. I almost teared up answering it! Here's my post.

Happy Follow Friday, everyone!

StuckInBooks said...

I read that series as a child too. Not sure I had the same reaction as you though. =)

StuckInBooks.com

Coranne said...

Great question this week!

Jessica said...

Great question, took me a little while to figure out which book changed my life.

Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

I'm fairly new to FF, it's my third week participating, and it's definitely the main reason I've got followers because I actually get my link out there :)

progressandprocrastination.com said...

Hey I'm a new follower :) I never read Wrinkle myself but I've meant to ever since I saw it in the library. See you around, probably once a week I should think ;)
jfeldt

aLmYbNeNr said...

I had to read the first book for school...I can't remember when. But it was definitely the wrong time, because I didn't get it and it weirded me out lol!

aLmYbNeNr said...

Where do we link up?

Books4Juliet said...

Hi! This is the first time I joined this meme. I'm a new blogger and I'm so excited to participate. It looks so much fun. :) Thanks for hosting this!
Here's My First Follow Friday
~a bit new follower :)
April @Books4Juliet

Book Crook Liza said...

This is my first week at FF! What a wonderful idea! Great way to find new people!

My post, if anyone is interested:
http://bookcrookliza.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-me-friday.html

Niina said...

I got married thanks to this book...

My 3rd Friday Follow Entry

aparajita said...

Wow now you have interested me about this book...i'm definitely checking it out :)

Check out my 2nd FF @ http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-2.html

Cristina said...

Nice pick! I loved that book when I was growing up. It has been awhile since I read it. My picks are at http://alaskanbookcafe.blogspot.com

Jennifer G. said...

It took me some thinking to find an answer for this question, but eventually it just came to me!

Jennifer @Books&Barks

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I love A Wrinkle in Time--it is one of my all time favorite books.

Peggy said...

I haven't read this series, but it looks interesting.

Here is my FF: Pawing Through Books

Shaunna said...

Great (if not hard!) question!

This is my first Follow Friday!

Shaunna
Scarlet Letters

Kira said...

i still haven't read that book. been meaning to for a while.

Pif's: http://www.prettyinfiction.com/2011/08/blog-hop-and-follow-feature-friday-2.html

Cassandra said...

This is a great question!

Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension(http://bmdimension.blogspot.com/)

Amy said...

Great question! :D really had to think about it for a minute.

Amy's Follow Friday

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Allison said...

It's cool how children's books can have such a huge impact on our lives. The Baby-Sitters Club was really important to me. It makes me worry about kids who never read, though.

Karla said...

This is my first Follow my Blog Friday! :) Loved the question.

My Follow me Friday here.

Karla @ Karla Reads

Bonnie said...

That's not a series that I've read but I can imagine it would be quite powerful for a child! Great answer and thank you again so much for inviting me to be one of the featured bloggers this week!

Patricia Lynne said...

Got a late start on it this week thanks to my hubby's company picnic this afternoon. Ah well, my post is up now. Great question. (Even though I hesitated to answer. lol)

http://plbjourney.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-again.html

Jodie B. Cooper said...

Hi! Love the #FF Blog Hop!

Thanks!

Jodie
http://sidhinews.blogspot.com/p/feature-follow-friday.html

Lisa Mandina said...

A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books growing up as well.

jacqulinecarrera said...

Great question this week! I had to think about it for a while.

Jacquline @ Adventures in Writerland

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Rachel! I've been following Parajunkee's View for quite a while now.

This is one of the most interesting questions asked in the Hop! LOVE it!!

Madeline L'Engle is another one of those authors I am fascinated by, although I haven't read any of her books. I'm ashamed to admit that I've owned "A Wrinkle In Time" for some time, and have yet to read it... There are just SO many books I'd like to get to!

I'll definitely make this book a priority! I like books in which adults aren't always right, and childre ARE, especially since it turns out to be the case quite often in real life, as well!!

Thanks for sharing!! : )

Kristina said...

That's a great answer! Finally getting to friday hops! Old follower!

Kristina
http://ladybugstorytime.blogspot.com/

Aimee Renee said...

I remember A Wrinkle in Time, kind of vaguely though. I may have to re-read it.

I posted my blog for the first time for follow friday.
http://aimeereneewrites.blogspot.com/

tmycann said...

Wrinkle In Time is one of my perennial favorites--and definitely one of the earliest fantasy books I remember reading, so a perfect introduction to your Follow Friday hop idea... which is also awesome. Thanks! :)

(Just wish I could sort out how to make the Javascript work in my WP blog...)
:(

Nimue said...

Thanks for this amazing feature :)
I will definitely join your weekly Follow Friday.

I posted my first Follow Friday last week. If you are interested have a lool here: http://mybookishobsessions.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-my-blog-04082011.html

Britta Kirk said...

Hi, My name is Britta and I will be a new blog hopper this Friday! Great blog meme, to get us all celebrating one another! Your blog is pretty awesome btw!

<3 Britta
http://novelday.blogspot.com

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