Blogger Hop numero uno!

Book Blogger HopIn addition to enjoying reading books and sharing thoughts on them, one thing I love to do is get other people's thoughts on the same! I often find myself cruising through my followed blogs (or fave users on GoodReads), seeing what books others are reading and what they've got going on.
Such is why I'm really excited to be participating in my first Book Blogger Hop! Hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, it revolves around that same idea of getting to see what's going on with other book bloggers out there. There's also a question posed every week, which each participant is encouraged to discuss. This week's is:

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs?  Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"
 
My answer may not be so exciting, but I love the reviews! They're the cornerstone of most book blogs, after all. ^_^ Even reading various reviews for the same book is fun (as is the case in book tours), since each blogger has their own review writing style, as well as (of course) differing opinions.

But I also love to find out individual bloggers' thoughts on a variety of topics. Sometimes it's the "rambling about ___" that is most enjoyable....and most hilarious! I recently read posts on topics like book review length, bizarre Christmas traditions, and the (sometimes appalling) behavior of bookstore customers. Whatever brings out the personality of the blogger is quite intriguing to me.

12 comments:

  1. Great answer and I definitely agree that book reviews should be the center of every book blog!!! I hope you are having a great weekend so far!!

    Feel free to check out mine at Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

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  2. I love the reviews too! I visit my friends who have very similar taste. If they don't like it, I probably won't either! I'm a new follower. My hop is at Coffee Table Press

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  3. Hi! New follower from the Hop! I like the reviews too! I see you're reading Seducing the Vampire by Michele Hauf. I did too. I'll be looking for your review to see how you liked it (or didn't).

    Have a great one!

    Selena
    http://theenchantedbook.blogspot.com/

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  4. Mad Scientist said...

    Darling, I just love reading about books I never heard of before and finding great reviews on books that I've been wanting to read. Plus making new friends is always a plus :)

    I think the most undervalued authors are the Indie Authors. Noah my lovely Igor created a wonderful badge for me, us!!

    Pleasant hopping to you,
    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm a new follower. Here is why I read book blogs. Happy blog hop!

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  6. I'm following you now--have a great weekend!

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  7. Hi! I'm a new follower. I love the ramblings too! lol "behavior of bookstore customers." I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Hope you have a great weekend:)
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

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  8. I love to enter the giveaways. It's always exciting to be exposed to new books with the possibility of getting to read them.

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  9. Awesome Answer! I am the same I must Admit!

    :D

    Hopped by:
    Kylie
    http://kylie1403.blogger.com

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm much like you - 95% of my TBR list is made up of books I've seen reviewed and discussed on blogs! It really does help me find a lot of books I know I'm going to enjoy!

    Happy weekend :)

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  11. Alisha, it's a nice place you've got here, so I thought I would follow. I look forward to getting to know what makes you "tick". Have a great weekend,

    -James
    http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

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  12. Alisha! Thanks so much for stopping by the Primer and becoming a follower. I'm always excited to meet new book lovers! Just hopping by to return the favor and become a follower!


    As for Carol Goodman's books, if you're interested in picking one up....I think I would suggest starting with either "The Seduction of Water" or "The Lake of Dead Languages". Each book is a stand alone story, so there is no particular order you need to read them in. Those two are just my favorites.


    Happy reading!

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