Friday, June 24, 2016

Feature & Follow #17



THE FUTURE & 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 THE #FF WORK?






  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followersYou create your own post using the post prompt. You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt. Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment. If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
    The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
    It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
    As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.


    Specific RULES
    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.

    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.

    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 followedFollow 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”

    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”


    THE POST PROMPT: 

    Name one or more standalone books that you wish was a series

    MY ANSWER:

    To be honest the only title that comes to my mind is "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik.It was one of my most favorite books in 2015 because it was also pitched as "Howl's Moving Catle" meeteing Polish folklore. Read my review and make sure to get a copy because this lovely will also become a movie!



    Summary from GoodReads


    “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

    Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

    Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

    The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

    But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.



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