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Book Blogger Hop


It’s Friday, and the Book Blogger Hop started yesterday. I actually have a chance to sit down and write a post so thought I would join in this week (despite to fact I have a couple of reviews waiting to be written…shhh).

This week’s question suits e quite well as I’ve been in a bit of a rut recently- although I seem to be coming out of it now.

Who is your go-to author when you are in a reading rut?

Well I tend to more go for a style than anything else. Most books I can just read through a rut with, but when I’m really struggling I know if I find an easy read I should be okay. For this reason I tend to only read Chick-Lit when I’m in a reading rut, (generally speaking) the writing style is easy to understand, the stories aren’t too complex (although they can often be rather predictable), you never really have t think when you’re reading chick-lit. I also find that Jodi Picoult rarely fails to draw me in- her books do make me think, but the writing style is easy and there tends to be a great need to know what’s going to happen next. The other thing is my Harry Potter books. I know them pretty much off by heart but they still excite me.

Related Reviews:

Harvesting the Heart- Jodi Picoult

Sing you Home- Jodi Picoult

Handle with Care- Jodi Picoult

House Rules- Jodi Picoult

Songs of the Humpback Whale- Jodi Picoult

Picture Perfect- Jodi Picoult

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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It’s (not!) Fridaaaaay


…and that means the Book Blog Hop is here!

And this week’s question is a bit difficult, ’cause I don’t really know the answer

How many books do you own? This can include books in your to-be-read (TBR) pile(s) and books you have already read that are on your keeper shelf.

As far as books I own, I have no idea at all. I recently packed up the books in my room, and that was about 6 boxes, not to mention my other books around the house. My TBR pile in paper books is at about err 20 books and I have I think about 10 on my kindle…possibly a few more. It’s actually quite big for me, I usually at least attempt to stay in single figures…

Note: for some reason this didn’t post properly on Friday…but I thought it had. I apologise for anyone who tried to visit only to find the link didn’t work

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Hippity do dah hoppity day


At last it is Friday. It has been a week and a half. I wasn’t going to participate in The Book Blogger Hop today, I thought it’s about time I took a week off, but I popped in to see the question and couldn’t quite resist bragging! So what is this week’s question?

“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”

Earlier this week (just as I was writing my blog post on The Man Booker Prize nominees) I won a copy of one of the books Half Blood Blues- Esi Edugyan on Twitter, and today it arrived.

Half Blood Blues is the story of two band mates. 50 years after one band mate (a black German) is arrested after the 1940 fall of Paris his friend returns to Berlin and the story of the night comes to light.

This sounds like a bit of a different angle on a war story and I’m excited to get going with it.

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Blog Hop


This weeks blog hop is a little different, instead of answering a question we get to promote a giveaway…for another blog.

I want to highlight Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog’s giveaway. She’s giving away a signed copy of Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard. This is fantastic book and is now out of print, so if you’re a fan of ‘real’ books this could be your only chane to get your hands on a copy. It’s an international giveaway so no restictions.

Over on her blog Dizzy C also has an interview with Linda Gillard and her own review of Emoional Geology so you should look those up too.

I’ve already read Emotional Geology (my review), as well as two other books by Linda Gillard (Star Gazing, A Lifetime Burning) and she’s a bit of a favourite of mine. I don’t own either Emotional Geology or Star Gazing though so I’ve entered in hope of having my own copy.

Happy blog hop weekend everyone.

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Book blog hop


I’m writing this weeks blog hop from my I-pod so I apologise for any mistakes it’s a bit more difficult

This weeks question is about what makes us keep reading a book and what makes us give a book up. I answered this a bit in my very waffley post earlier this week. So long as I am interested by the premise I won’t let myself give up before 100 pages have gone because I think that gives enough chance for the book to get going in most cases. If I am really struggling at that point I will give up but if I have even just an inkling of interest I will generally continue.

Thanks for hopping by

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Hoppity Hoppity


I am feeling lazy this week so I am just going to answer the question

“How many books are currently in your To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile?”

I’m not to bad, I have about 22 currently, if you don’t count the books of my Mum’s I am hoping to borrow. I know some people count their wishlists as part of their TBR pile but I don’t as there’s no guarentee I’ll even read them. I’m actually trying to cut my TBR pile down, this blog has meant that I’ve increased the size of my TBR pile by over 700% so I am trying to get it to a more rational amount. I’m aiming for below ten but that hasn’t happened for more than a year.

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Book Blogger Hop


My book blogger hop post is a little late this week, I signed up on my i-pod yesterday but it would be a nightmare to write my post from there so it had to wait until now.

This week Jenifer was busy so the hop is being hosted by Lori’s Book Corner.

The question this week is Which author would you most like to meet?

My answer is pretty predictable, J.K Rowling, I’d have a million questions to ask her. I think Stephen Fry would be cool to meet too.

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It’s Friiiiiiiday!


…and of course that means blog hop day!

This week Jennifer asks

 “What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?”
I recently saw the adaptation of  Water for Elephants (film review, book review) and although not as good as the book I did enjoy it. My favourite book to film adaptation, though, has to be Lord of the Rings. I loved the films but have never managed to finish the books (despite loving The Hobbit). As for worst, The Harry Potter films (reviews of film and book 7) simply because I love the books so much that I hate everything that is changed and when things are left out.

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Book Blogger Hop


It’s Friday and of course that means it’s time for The Book Blogger Hop. I haven’t done a post for this for a while and I thought it was about time.

This week Jennifer asks: “If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?”

Well that’s easy, first place that came to mind was Hogwarts (from Harry Potter of course). I mean just how cool would that be? I could learn magic, awesome!

New on the blog this week:

Review: The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

News and Musings: Ebook sales outstrip paperbooks

The Out the Comfort Zone Hop is back

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Out the Comfort Zone Hop


For a while I have been joining in with the blog hop over at crazy-for-books and the review of reviews at semicolon. They are both fantastic ways of finding new blogs but they have their problems, which I think is nothing to do with how well they are set up but more to do with the user. I find I am only really looking at blogs similar to may own, and also that I often find I have little time to look through the list. So I thought I would start my own blog hop!

Introducing…

The Out of the Comfort Zone Hop

So what do you need to know, I’m starting off simple, just 1 rules

When you add your link you must visit the two blogs above you, no matter who they are! You can visit other blogs too but should find you are looked at by the two blogs below you

-If you are in the top 2 this is a bit more difficult, just come back at a convenient time and start counting up with the list carrying on at the bottom (i.e. if you are at the top you visit the bottom 2 blogs, if you are second you visit the top and bottom blogs)

The jump will last from Thursday night to Sunday night (GMT). So this week will be from 7th-10th April.

Please post about this hop in your blog if you join in, I won’t ask for it every week but just well we’re getting started. Sorry about the clicky, wordpress doesn’t support the normal list

 

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Book Blog Hop


I am loving this week’s Blog Hop question! I just had to answer!

“If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?

Lets see…

Well I’d Have to get the next Thursday Next book on my list, I already have One of Our Thursdays is Missing, but can;t actually read it until I get my hands on First Among Sequels- Jasper Fforde

Then I’ve been wanting to read The Closed Circle- Johnathan Coe since I read the book that it follows from, The Rotter’s Club

I read the whole of The Night Bookmobile- Audrey Niffenegger while in Waterstones a while ago and would love to own it, its one of those books you can read and re-read, and I love the pictures

I’ve been wanting to read more by Johnathon Safron Foer ever since I read Everything is Illuminated, so Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close would have to be there.

I loved the first part of Stephen Fry’s autobiography so The Fry Chronicles would have to be on there

And if I could get hold of it A Recipe for Bees- Gail Anderson-Dargatz after really enjoying A Cure for Death by Lightening

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Blog hop


I thought it was about time I actually did a blog hop post, recently I have been spending the weekend with the boyfriend so have just been adding my blog to the list and not doing anything else until the Sunday, but this week I have a little more time on my hands.

The blog hop is a great weekly event hosted over a crazy-for-books.com where book bloggers can post their blogs and find some other fantastic blogs.

Every week the participating blogs are asked a question, this week…

“Who’s your all-time favorite book villain?”

I tend to like ambiguous villians. The first that sprang to mind was Snape from the Harry Potter books. Initially he is just completely vile and a love to hate type character. But he seems to have some depth that makes you think is he really so bad?

Actually thinking of Harry Potter Umbridge is another one I love to hate, although she has less depth I probably hate her more. I just want to punch that woman in the face!

New this week

Review: Something Rotten

Review: Waterstone’s 11: The Sentamentalists

Review: About a Boy

News: Jasper  Fforde visit Birmingham

 

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Hippity hoppity whooo


I thought it was about time I did a post to go with my blog hop again. I have been a bit lazy about it recently. There is lots of new stuff on my blog this week so have a look around and drop me a note here and I’m make sure I visit you in return.

For those who haven’t heard of the hop before it’s a great way that book bloggers can find one another, just visit crasy-for-books, add your link and visit otOnto this week’s question:

“What are you reading now and why are you reading it?”

I’m reading Everything is Illuminated- Jonathan Safron Foer. Partly I’m reading it because I’ve heard lots of good things about it and it sounded interesting to me. Partly I’m reading it because it’s on the Rory List and we’re reading it as the group read from the Rory List over at The Bookclub Forum

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Hoppity hoppity


Book Blogger Hop

Lately I’ve not really been reading much, mainly because I have been ill and had no concentration for anything what-so-ever. I’ve managed to finish War on the Margins this week, and things are looking up, I’m about halfway through The QI book of General Ignorance. Still my blog is a little quiet, and I didn’t participate in the hop at all last week.

This week I wanted to pop my head back in despite the quietness of my blog. Still have a look at my review of War on the Margins, and further back if you haven’t visited my blog before. Leave a comment somewhere and I will make sure I pay you a visit too.

On to this week’s question:

“What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?”

This is hard! Like Jennifer it’s the plot that originally makes me pick up a book, and a plot which takes too long to get going, or doesn’t interest me will make me give up on a book. I can’t say I’ve ever not finished a book because I don’t like the characters but if I can’t attach with the characters then I find it difficult to really enjoy the book. This was my main problem with War on the Margins, the plot interested me but generally I didn’t care about the characters.

New since my last hop:

Reviews:

War on the Margins

Kafka on the Shore

Things I want my Daughters to Know

 

Happy hopping everyone 🙂

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It’s time for another hop.


The End of Mr. Y

Image by Darice via Flickr

Yes it’s book hop time again. Thank God it’s Friday! If you’re visiting from the hop (or not as the case may be!) drop me a note and I’ll make sure I visit you back.

Onto this week’s question…

“What is your favorite book cover?”

This one is a bit hard for me. I don’t really have that many covers I really like. The Cecilia Ahern cover’s are usually quite pretty, and I like the coloured pages of Scarlet Thomas’ books, and the covers actually are good. I suppose they are my favourites.

New on the blogs this week reviews of….

Double Vision

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Chocolate Run

Emotional Geology

The Well of Lost Plots

Proust and the Squid

 

 

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Blog hop time!


It’s that time again. Time for the blog hop! Thank you all for visiting drop me a line and I’ll make sure I visit you back.

Onto the question:

“Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let’s use this week’s Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!”

Seeing as I’m English I don’t celebrate thanksgiving. What am I most thankful for? That would probably be my family who I love and who love me, and my fantastic friends.

New on my blog this week:

A new look! I fancied a bit more colour. I hope you all like my new layout.

Review: The Confessions of Max Tivoli

Review: The Hunchback of NotreDame

Review: Random Acts of Heroic Love

Review: Handle with Care

Review: Therapy

Review: The Jane Austen Bookclub

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Hippity Hoppity


It’s blog hop time again. Welcome one and all. Let me know you’ve visited and I’ll visit you in return.

On to this week’s question:

“If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?”

If I know it’s part of a series I always do. I think that a series is written as a series and should be read as such. I would worry that I wouldn’t understand things in future books without having read the first.

 

New this week:

Review: Q&A (Slumdog Millionaire)

Review: The Partisan’s Daughter

Review: Life on the Refrigerator Door

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Book Blog Hop


Heya everybody! My blog hop post is a little late this week seeing as I actually have some semblance of a life this weekend. Still here it is.

Now onto this weeks question:

“What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?”
Well I have no idea how many people ‘follow’ my blog. I’m not on friend connect, or blogger generally so I don’t really have a way to find out. I think 3 people subscribe by e-mail (wooo-hoo) but I suspect RSS feeds are more popular. I only really follow blogs that I have been interested by and I don’t stop following them, although I only scan google reader and read what catches my eye, and some blogs catch my eye more often than others.

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Hopping Time


It’s time for the hop again! This week’s question:

“What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?”

I would love my own library, how cool would that be?

New on my blog this week:

Some changes

Review: The Scarlet Letter

Review: The Diary of a Married Call Girl

Review: Rachel Ray

Hope you all enjoy my blog. Leave a comment and I’ll make sure I visit you back

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Blog hop time


Yes it’s Friday again, so it’s blog hop time again. I am feeling lazy about blogging today so if you don’t know what the blog hop is by now then visit one of my other Friday posts!

Still for those who are visiting HIA! Welcome to my blog. Comment that you’ve visited (or make a comment on one of my other posts and I’ll make sure I visit you back.

On to this weeks question:

“Where is your favorite place to read? Curled up on the sofa, in bed, in the garden?”

That would be curled up on the sofa, all cosy. I like reading in bed lots too though.

I haven’t posted any reviews this week, because Vanity Fair is going pretty slow but I still have some new posts:

 

Musings: The effect of reviews

Musings: The Problems with giving up

Meme: I’ve been tagged

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Bouncy Bouncy!


It’s time to go hopping again! The Blog hop is a fantastic weekly event hosted by Jennifer over at crazy-for-books.com it helps bloggers to find each other- creating some great Karma. I’ve found some of my favourite blogs through the blog hop, and some book recommendations that I may never have discovered otherwise. If you’re visiting from the hop HIA! Feel free to have a look around. I love comments so comment on anything. I’ll make sure I visit you in return. 🙂

On to this weeks 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?”

I don’t let myself give up before 100 pages usually. If I can’t get into a book or am not enjoying it I still want to give it a decent chance and I think that 100 pages is adequate to do that. Sometimes I stop reading books before that, but when I’m not in the right mood and intend to read them at another time. I do review books I give up on but always make sure to note that I didn’t finish the book.

New this week:

Review: The 19th Wife

Musings: Books that change the world (Book Chat Collective)

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And the Blog Hop starts again


Friday again so time for another blog hop, naturally.  

The Blog Hop is a great weekly event hosted by Jennifer over at crazy-for-books.com It helps book bloggers to find one another. I’ve found some great blogs, and some great books this way.

Every week Jennifer gives us a question This week’s question:

What’s your favorite beverage while reading or blogging, if any? Is it tea, coffee, water, a glass of wine, or something else?

It’s usually a cup of tes for me- strong, white, one sugar. In fact I am drinking a cup of tea and eating Hobnobs right now.

If you’re visiting from the hop, Hi, welcome to my blog. I hope you like what you see, leave a comment and I’m make sure I visit you in return.

New on my blog this week:

Review: The Swan Thieves

Musings: Is it every right to ban a book? (The Book Chat Collective)

Enjoy!


 

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Hopping about


I didn’t take part in the blog hop last week due to being away all weekend. I didn’t want to just post my link and run so decided I’d leave it for the week.

The Blog Hop is a great weekly event hosted by Jennifer over at crazy-for-books.com It helps book bloggers to find one another. I’ve found some great blogs, and some great books this way.

Every week Jennifer gives us a question This week’s question:

“How do you spread the word about your blog?
(e.g. Social Networking sites, Book Blog Directories, comments on other blogs…)”

Well my blog started as a thread over at The Bookclub Forum which had all my reviews in it. That thread is still going but now I have here too- and I crosspost over to the forum. This blog has musings and news too which aren’t on my thread (but crossposted through the forum now they have their own blog feature. I crosspost to my Facebook page. Apart from that and The Blog Hop I’m also listed on the Book Blog Directory.

If you’re visiting from the hop, hi! I hope you like looking around my blog, leave a comment somewhere and I’ll make sure I visit you back. (It doesn’t have to be a comment on this post, I always visit my visitors!).

New posts since last hop:

Review: Dead in the Family

Musing: Studying books

Musing/News: Banned Books Week

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Hoppity-hop-hop


I cannot believe it is Friday again already. This week has gone much faster than last (and I honestly don’t understand why!

As it is Friday it is of course time for the blog hop. If it’s your first time welcome. The blog hop is a weekly event to help book bloggers to find one another hosted by Jennifer over at crazy-for-books.com why not hop over there, add your blog and visit some others?

So on to this weeks question: In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, let’s take time this week to honor our favorite book bloggers and why we love them!

Well I do a little bit of this every week that I find a special blog, but I’m going to honour a couple now:

An Old Flame– I like the book discussions on this blog, it’s a blog that really involves its readers.

A Thousand Books with Quotes– I like how this blog is different. It’s made up of quotes from books that Bookquoter has enjoyed. It really gives a good idea of what the books are about and the style of writing. It’s also a great way to rediscover old favourites.

Have a look at my blogroll too. It has some great blogs written by my friends.

If you’re visiting from the hop hi! Have a look around and feel free to leave as many or as few comments as you would like. I’ll make sure I visit your blog in return.

New this week:

Review: A Lifetime Burning

News: My First Award!

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Lets do the blog hop again!


At last it is Friday. This week has been so long! Of course it being Friday means that it’s time for The Book Blog Hop, hosted by http://www.crazy-for-books.com The hop is a great weekly event which helps book bloggers to find one another. Every week Jennifer asks us a question to help us to get to know each other better. This week’s question is:

Post a link to a favorite post or book review that you have written in the past three months.

Well I’ll go for a review and a general post, because how can I represent my blog with just one post?!

Review: The Elegance of The Hedgehog

General post: Clearing out books

If you’re visiting from the hop welcome, I hope you enjoy your visit here. Leave me a comment (here or in a post you’re interested in) and I’ll make sure I visit your blog in return. New posts this week:

Review: The Full Cupboard of Life

Review: My Sister’s Keeper (film of the book)

News: New Puffin Covers

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STOP! Hopping time!


It’s FRIDAY! And of course that means it’s time for the blog hop. The blog hop is a great weekly event that helps book bloggers to find each other. Why not hop over there and add your blog?

Every week Jennifer asks us a question so we can get to know each other better. This week the question is:

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Yes I do. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Sometimes you can get the feel of a book really well from the cover, or from the title alone, and there has to be a way to choose which books to look at out of all the ones in the bookshop! You can quite often tell what type of book it is from the cover too. You know what I mean, crime books tend to have the author’s name in giant letters, chick lit. tend to look kind of flowery. So that makes me avoid certain books.

If you’re visiting from the hop this week leave me a note and I’ll make sure I visit you back. New this week:

Review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Musings: Clearing out books

The New Penguin Covers

Other Blogs: My best finds of the last hop

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This hops finds


It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. A combination of not having time to look at many blogs the last couple of weeks (although I have looked) and being a bit more strict about what I choose to mention. I’m following more than I’m mentioning but I want to mention those that I particularaly liked. So you should check them out. Onto the blogs!

A Thousand Books with Quotes– I loved this blog because it’s different. It’s no just full of standerd reviews but quotes from books that BookQuoter loved. It’s a great way to see what’s so special about a book. A great way of remembering books you loved, and of finding new ones you could love.

An Old Flame– I didn’t get as far as reviews on this blog but I’m loving the discussion about books and reading. It’s a very interactive blog.

What great blogs have you found this hop?

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Hop along!


Can you believe it’s Friday again? And that means it’s time for the book blog hop hosted over at crazy-for-books.com The hop is a great weekly event which helps bloggers find each other. Why not hop over and add your blog to the list, and check out some great blogs while you’re there!

If you’re visiting from the hop, I hope you like my blog. Leave a comment somewhere and I’ll make sure I check out yours too.

Every week Jennifer asks the bloggers a question. This week’s question is:

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

I rate my reviews out of 5 (5 being the best, 0 the worse, although I’ve never actually rated anything 0). I’ve tried rating out of 10  but find that it’s difficult to put things in the right spot with so many numbers, but with 5 I sometimes need to you .5 to show the different between a good book or a very good book for example.

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hop along


I must be right in saying that my last post was also a blog hop- something which makes me feel like a neglctful blogger yet again. I am reading a rather difficult book at the moment. I am enjoying it but it is long and at first (at least) was rather difficult to read in terms of writing style. It has taken some getting in to. Now I’ve got into it though I’m really enjoying it. I hope I’ll be able to post my review some time next week (hopefully before Friday). The name of the book? Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Anyway on to the hop. The hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer over at crazy-for-books.com it’s a great way for bloggers to find one another and I’ve found some great blogs using it.

Eery week Jennifer asks us all a question to help us get to know each other better. This week’s question is How many blogs do you follow?

In terms of book blogging maybe 20? I can’t count because I’m on my boyfriend’s computer and most of my links are saved as bookmarks. I can’t say I visit them all everyday but I try to at least pop over every week. When I first started the blog hop I added lots of blogs but now I’m a little more selective (this is also why my blog appreciation posts have gone down, a blog now has to be extra special to go there, and although I have followed new ones since the last of those I haven’t highlighted any).

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It’s time to do the hop.



It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the book blogger hop. This great event, hosted every week at crazy-for-books.com , is a way for book bloggers to find one another (and has a scary effect on your wishlist!). Why not hop over there and have a look?

If you’re visiting from the hop, hi! I hope you like my blog, leave a comment somewhere and I’ll make sure I visit you back.

Every week Jennifer asks a question this weeks question is:

How many books do you have on your ‘to be read shelf’?

Mine isn’t too bad. I have a rule (which I am constantly breaking) that I can’t buy more books unless my TBR pile is in the single figures, even when I ignore the rule it keeps my pile out of the crazy levels. At the moment it’s at 16 books.

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Hop hop hop


It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the book blogger hop. This great event, hosted every week at crazy-for-books.com , is a way for book bloggers to find one another (and has a scary effect on your wishlist!). Why not hop over there and have a look?

If you’re visiting from the hop, hi! I hope you like my blog, leave a comment somewhere and I’ll make sure I visit you back.

I’ll probably not be visiting too many blogs until Sunday as I’m away most of the weekend.

Every week Jennifer asks a question this weeks question is: Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?

I do like to have background noise when I read but I’m not fussy about what. I’ll read with the TV or radio on usually (radio 1 or Kerrang) or if I’m listening to my i-pod or itunes I’ll generally just put it on shuffle.

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It’s that time again


Yes it’s time for the hop again. The book blog hop is a great weekly event which helps bloggers to meet one another hosted over at crazy-for-books.com.

Every week Jennifer asks a question this week she’s asking about our favourite newly discovered authors.

For me it’s Jane Austen. Not exactly a new author but I read my first book by her just 3 weeks ago and enjoyed it much more than I expected to and can’t wait for her next one (as in her next one I read…I’m not expecting anything actually new from her!).

Read my review of Northanger Abbey.

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Book Blog Hop


Yes it’s that time again! (And no new posts since last time, although I have almost finished my current book so should be something new over the weekend or early next week). The Book Blog Hop hosted over at crazy-for-books.com is a great weekly event which helps bloggers to find each other, and I’ve found some great blogs through it. The best of which I’m letting you guys know about.

This week Jennifer is asking about the book we’re currently reading.

At the moment I’m reading A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. I’m not sure I would call it an exactly enjoyable read but I am finding I’m liking reading it. It’s about a man with drug and alcohol additions and how he is trying to overcome them. It has been a bit graphic in parts which have been hard parts to read but is generally an easy read. It’s a bit of a controversial book because there is some debate over whether it is a biography (it is written like one) or fiction. I won’t say more now because then it’l spoil my review as I am near the end!

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Book Blog Hop


Yes it’s that time again! The book blog hop hosted over at crazy for books is a great way to find new blogs- I’ve found some great blogs in the past- and I’ll of course let you all know what I found this weekend come Monday.

This week Jeniffer is asking:

RIGHT THIS INSTANT, WHAT BOOK ARE YOU DYING TO GET YOUR HANDS ON (PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE)?

This is a bit of a tough one for me actually. I’m waiting for Jodi Picoult’s House Rules to come out in paperback, and I’m looking forward to the end of my book buying ban so I can get ahold of Scarlet Thomas‘ latest offering Our Tragic Universe. I’m waiting for Jasper Fforde’s Shade of Grey in paperback too. I’m planning on geting The Perks of Being a Wallflower out the library tomorrow too- does that count?

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Again I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, which is a great event taking place every week that helps book blogggers to find one another. To have a look just click the picture. If you’re here from over there welcome! I hope you enjoy looking around, feel free to comment anywhere and pop in to say hi here- I promise to visit your blog in return.

As usual I will be posting my best finds on Monday.

Over the last couple of weeks Jennifer has been asking questions so we can get to know each other better this week she’s asking about our favourite authors and why they are our favourites.

I have a few favourites. JK Rowling because I just love the Harry Potter books, they completely take you into a different world- it’s escapism, and it’s what really brought me to the online world (for more see my me and books section). Jasper Fforde because his books are so clever, there are all types of references that readers like us will appreciate, plus his books are funny and exciting. Sebastian Fawkes because he can really take you into another time and get inside another person’s head. Birdsong remains one of my favourite historical fiction books even though I read it when I was back in school, and Engleby actually made me like a potential murderer. Haruki Murakami, because his writing is so beautiful that it’s almost poetic and his stories are like nothing I’ve ever read before.

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Book Blogger Hop


I’m taking part in this great project (should we call it that? I think it is the best word) again this week. Last week I found some great blogs and hope to this week too. I’ll let you know what I come across.

If you’re here from the hop feel free to pop a comment here and I’ll make sure I visit your blog (if I haven’t already).

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I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop. If you’re here from there welcome! Feel free to comment here and tell me about yourself and how you got here.

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