Feature & Follow Friday

Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

Question of the Week: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

To be honest, I'm not sure I would - the idea of starting fresh is just too daunting. To think of all the long hours I've put in networking, connecting with readers/authors/bloggers, and building enough of a following/reputation for publishers to take me seriously . . . well, I'm not sure I can see myself doing it all again. 

Parajunkee also hosts a Social Hop for Facebook and Twitter, which I regularly take part in. So, if you're one of those people who aren't on Blogger, or who just don't like Google Friend Connect, it's a great way to keep in touch and follow one another.


18 and Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and Kelly at Secrets of a Book Lover. This one is aimed primarily at bloggers and books for the 18 and over crowd.

Question of the Week: 
Do you have a formula or outline that you follow while writing reviews? 

Not in any way, shape, or form. I like to keep my reviews spontaneous, to simply dive in and talk about what struck me most strongly about the read. A review may be all about the story, all about the plot, a mixture of the two, or perhaps more about how the story is written/told. It's all about what I've taken away from the read, and what it is about it that would prompt me to recommend (or not) the book to others.


  1. Thanks for these recommendations!

  2. Great Recommendations!

    Now, as to the formula for review question. I do have a format. This is just a guideline that helps keeps my reviews cohesive while letting me be creative, spontaneous and a better writer.

    My 18 & Over

  3. Well I have to say that I just started over again about a month ago and it was painful to lose the GFC's but quite a few people followed me over. So I think as long as you have contacts that you keep up-to-date you might be surprised.

    As far as a formula, I don't have one anymore. When I first started out I had a certain way I would review,but with time I just went with whatever struck my fancy for that book. I agree that changing it up is fun and also people enjoy reading different things for reviews.

    Happy Friday and Have a Great weekend!
    Old Follower
    My Friday Follows

  4. Yeah I so wouldn't want to redo everything again. I have things where I like them now. :)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Great answer, it is way to daunting to even really thing to start over again. Old follower, =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  6. Hi! Your answer was great!(: I'm a new blogger! Mind checking out my blog?(: And maybe possibly follow?(x

    New follower!

  7. Oye, could you imagine starting completely over? That idea is just soooo daunting! :)

    Have a lovely week :)
    The Brunette Librarian's FF & a special giveaway :)

  8. I have to agree with you, all of my reviews are different because each book is different. I'm surprised to see how many don't follow outlines because when I first started reviewing a number of people did and I thought for sure I was doing something wrong! lol
    Hope you had a great weekend, thanks for joining in!


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