Feature and Follow #47

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.

Here’s this week’s question:

Share something you’ve learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.

I have come to realise that I enjoy Beta reading for Authors!! I have done a few lately and having that one-on-one interaction with Authors is awesome! I can share my thoughts with them before the book is even released, give opinions and generally chat! It has even make me think that I may do a massive career change in the future!!

Here is one example you must get onto!!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday!!


  1. Terrific answer Naomi! I hadn't considered the Beta reader thing before. As for a career change - go for it girl!!

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. I'd never even heard of Beta reading before now! It sounds awesome. Maybe it's something I'll look into too :)

    New follower via Bloglovin'! Here's my FF :)

    - Allie @ Little Birdie Books

  3. I have beta read coming up, and I can't wait to do it. I adore the author, and love being able to help. Great answer. :)

  4. Cool answer. I've been thinking about doing more beta reading but time prevents me. Happy Friday!



  5. Beta-reading is great fun! But it can be a little tricky as well :D even more so than just writing a review I think. Because you get to know the author, and so it's not always easy to critisize anything... Great answer, Naomi!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. Happy Friday!

  6. Sounds cool, what a great way to get to know an author. Enjoy!

  7. Great Post :) It would be great to get to know the author like that.

    old follower :)

    My FF

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  8. Great FF! I'm a new blogger so I'm learning a lot from
    everyone's post! I'd love to work closely with authors! I'm following you on Twitter & Bloglovin!


    Here's my FF:


  9. I think it would be fun! I love immersing myself into reading, so why not make a career out of it!!

  10. It's fun! I really like it. I pick books I know that I would enjoy though

  11. Me too!! It is so fun to interact with an author like this!!

  12. It is a occupational hazard for us I think!!

  13. That is true!! You learn to be a bit careful with it though, put the good points out there!

  14. It is a great way, I enjoy it so much!!

  15. It is fun! I haven't done a lot of them, but have enjoyed it when I have!

  16. I really liked beta-reading too, but it takes so much time! It took me like 30 hours per book to LBL critique. As oppose to it only taking 3-4 hours to read a book from start to finish.

    I've heard only great things about Trisha Wolfe, so I'll add it to my TBR list. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  17. I can never read a book that fast!! lol But yes, you do take your time reading when you are a Beta!!

  18. I've beta-read once, and I enjoyed the experience. Maybe one day I'll be asked to do it more often. :) That's really cool that you got to for that book. I'm signing up for the blog tour through YA Bound, and my fingers are crossed I make it, lol. :D

    Old follower by Bloglovin' and new Facebook follower. :D

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  19. It is a very emotional ride!! I hope you do get a chance to read it!!

  20. I made it onto the tour! Can't wait to read this! :D

  21. Oooh... congrats!! I hope you love it like I did!! Come back and hook me up with your review link so I can check it out!!

  22. That sounds awesome. I want to be a beta reader! :) I need to check that out.

    happy Friday! old follower

    My Feature & Follow
    Whit@Whit's Book World


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