Thursday, September 23, 2010

Book Blogger Hop - It's Friday!!!

Gotta Love Those Fridays!!!

I can't believe another week has flown by and it's time to do the hop again.  This great weekly meme, hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books, gives book bloggers the chance to meet and greet other book bloggers and discuss what we all love to talk about most, BOOKS!  All you have to do is have a blog that contains some content, but is not limited to book reviews, about books.  Head over to Jennifer's blog, sign up, and start hopping.  Who knows what you will find?!?!

Question of the week:  When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?

My answer: It often depends on the book and my mood.  If the book is really difficult or really long, I might jot down notes or quotes to remind me of something that I could later use in a review.  I usually try to write the review as soon as I've finished the book as the characters and the events and my feelings are fresh in my mind.  If that doesn't happen, it's good to have the notes to refer to. 

It also depends on the review itself.  I write reviews for different reasons and for different publications, and not just for my blog, some of which are far more formal and use different formats than the more informal ones I use on my blog.  They require notes and a different way of writing.  I also tend to be a perfectionist and when I notice mistakes, it bothers me, so notes help. 

It's time to go have fun!  Time to talk about books!  Time to discover new authors! 

Have a great weekend and happy reading everyone!


  1. Old follower just stopping by to say hello! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Blog Hop @ The Elliott Review

  2. I don't usually take notes but sometimes I'll jot down the page number to a passage I want to quote. Have an awesome weekend!

    My Hop

  3. Hey Stephanie! Thank you so much for following my blog - I am now following you! Geez-a-loo I love your blog! Your layout is gorgeous :) I'm definitely going to be checking your updates from now on. Nice to meet you!

  4. Happy Hop! I wait until the end to write the review but use all the insight notes I have to share how I felt. I know as well, with writing for other sites, my reviews a different - those being alot short while my blogs are little bit more detailed.

    HOP by and visit

  5. I agree, long books need notes taken often while reading! XD I forget otherwise!!!

    Check out my Hop here:
    Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

  6. I review after I finish a novel. Have a blast hopping to/following new blogs!

    Here is my post! I am a seriously eclectic reader! I follow blogs via google reader!

  7. oooh perfectionist? I'm rather easy going about my posts - just one read and then I post.

    On the hop, Launching an international Giveaway today!
    e-Volving Books

  8. Just stopping by for the hop!! I hope you are having a fun filled weekend!!

    Feel free to check out mine at Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

  9. Already a follower. just hopping by...

  10. I'm a new follower from the Hop. Love your blog, have a great weekend!

    Sarah @ Loving Books

  11. Hey there! I'm an old follower, I just wanted to say Have a great weekend!
    I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!(:
    Angela Z

  12. Hi there! *waves*

    Just making my round via hop! Lovely blog you have here. This week I'm trying really hard to reach 375 followers so for every follower I get this week they will get one too! So hop on over!I actually already a follower!

    Til next time,
    Lisa (Badass Bookie)xx

  13. I am a new follower from the hop. Beautiful blog you have! I am glad I discovered it. Come and visit me at