Thursday, October 14, 2010

Book Blog Hop (9) + Follower Friday (8) + Week In Review (2)

It's Follow Friday!

This is my eighth Follow My Blog Friday, a weekly meme hosted by hosted by Parajunkee's View! And my Blog Title keeps getting more crowded :-)

My reading suggestion this week is if you have read Hush, Hush and loved that to pick up Crescendo on October 19th... or even check your book stores early, this book has been popping up early :-)  Click on the book title to read my 4 Star Review!
Book Blogger Hop

This is my ninth Book Blogger Hop, a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books

Book Blogger Hop Question:

When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?
Wow.  So, I have had only a handful of books I have had to push aside because no matter how hard I tried, or how many attempts I just literally hated the story, the characters, the whole book as a whole.  I know that sounds bad, but not everything is for everyone, right?  I am pretty open about stuff, although I have certain ways I definitely gravitate too, but I can usually push through.  One example was Stephenie Meyer's THE HOST.  WOW, I died for the first 200 or so pages then I fell in love with it.  I held on pretty good there and was surprised at the end. 

So to sum it up, I will usually give it a go and if I can't do it I'll set it aside until I am in a mood for something of that genre and try again.  If I give it 50 pages, then possibly 100 (depending on the size) and nothing is reaching out at me and nothing is processing then I'll eventually have to push it aside. 

I'm happy only a handful of books have made it into this category for me :-)

So, what about you?


What is new this week?

Soon I'll be starting my new feature Flip-It-Forward and Flippin' Backwards soon.  Check it out in my Features section.

I made my first trip to one of the county libraries for the first time since living in this state.  Overall, it was my first trip to a library in YEARS.  Let's just say it isn't exactly how I remember libraries being but I'll leave that for a post I am working on.  I did pick up a few books there that I'll be showing in my upcoming On Fab's Doorstep.  One of the books can be found in my Waiting On Pay Day post.

I posted two reviews:

Infinite Days  + Crescendo

I posted an my FIRST Author Interview.

I took part in two weekly memes.

 Waiting For PayDay, a newish meme, by The Bookish Snob.

Also, On Fab's Doorstep, name inspired by IMM by The Story Siren.  

Don't forget to check out my 100+ Follower Giveaway

I am officially at 176 followers that means Three Winners, Two for the First and One for the last two.  If I get up to 200 then it is Two Books for all Three Winners!


  1. Hi found you through Follow Friday!
    I'm your newest follower!
    Have a nice weekend!

    Anna Books to Brighten your Mood

  2. Stopping by from FF, I am now a follower!
    Enjoy the weekend :)

    Giota | Just Another Book Blog

  3. Stopping by from the hop! I am an old follower too :) Have a blessed weekend!

  4. Stopping by from FollowFriday! I love the colors in your layout and I love your suggestion. I won an arc of Crescendo and I was like, "ME? I WON?!" I loved Hush, Hush! I'm your newest follower:)
    -Danna from

  5. Just hopping by! *Waves* I love your blog header its flippin fabulous:P. I hope you get a chance to check out my blog. I started the countdown to Halloween today! There will be great halloween festivites coming this weekend and the rest of the month. And you can join in on the fun to. You can submit your own scary story, fact or fiction. Just sumbit it in the comments and I will post them.

  6. Just hoppin' on by to say "Hi!"
    I'm looking forward to Crescendo, 4 more days!

    Happy reading this weekend!

    New follower too!

  7. Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

    Emma Michaels

  8. That's exactly why I have a hard time stopping in the middle of a book! Sometimes it will turn out to be so much better than you think! Of course, I could just be OCD :o)

    Happy Friday!

  9. I tell my students to read the first 150 pages or first 4 chapters (whichever comes last). (Only for their free choice books, they can't do that with their teacher assigned books.) Award committee members will say if a book doesn't grab them by the first 150 pages, then they put it down.

  10. What are some of the books you had to push aside forever?

    I tend to put books down and come back to them days, months, years later, because I know sometimes it's just me not feeling like reading that kind of book.

    Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

  11. Found you through a follow friday.
    I'm a future children's librarian and i'm excited to see reviews of YA books!


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