Friday, September 23, 2011

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday #3



The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books. It was created for book bloggers and readers to discover new blogs they wish to follow!


“As a blog reader, what information (besides the book review) do you like to see in other bloggers’ reviews of books? (For example – Author bio, social media links, book synopsis from Amazon/Goodreads or one written by the blogger, page count, ISBN number, link to purchase, etc.)”


As a blog reader, right off the bat I would like to know whether the reviewer liked the book or not. It doesn't necessarily have to be a rating, just a statement of whether you loved it, liked it, or didn't like it. I don't mind where the synopsis comes from, whether the reviewer writes it or it comes from Amazon/Goodreads. I like links to purchases or links to goodreads so I can easily add it to my constantly increasing to-read list! I like to know the page count but it isn't a big deal because I know that Goodreads will have it. 


The one thing that I think the review must have, is an image of the cover! I just like knowing what the covers look like, I don't necessarily 'judge' a book by it's cover, but I still like to know what the cover looks like. So I can put a cover to a book in my mind. 


What about you? What do you like to see in a book review?







Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read. For more information on how to participate please go to either of their blogs.


"Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?"

Generally I don't like to re-read series over and over. If it has been a really long time since I have read the series, so I don't remember what happens, I may re-read it then. I prefer to discover new books and authors rather than go back to the books I have already read! I like to be surprised by the plot and characters, which I'm not if I'm re-reading a book! There are very few books that I have read more than once, but if I had nothing to read I would probably re-read the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The books in this series are super fun and mostly light hearted. If I'm looking for a fun easy read and have nothing on the go already, I will pick these books up. The first in the series is called One for the Money. It's gotten to the point that I'm not sure what happens in which book, it all sort of blends together into one big long story.



Do you have a favourite series that you read over and over? Let me know in the comments below or leave me a link to your FF and/or Blog Hop!


Happy reading!
-Amy

7 comments:

  1. I'm your newest follower!
    Care to follow back?

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  2. I totally understand when you say you like discovering new authors. There are so many books out there that I don't want to reread the same book over and over again if it was just okay. Great answer!

    Here's my FF!

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  3. Hopping through. I haven't read any of the Stephanie Plum books. I'm curious about the movie that's coming out though.
    New follower!
    My Hop

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  4. Happy Follow Friday!

    I hope you will stop by and check out our twitter event going on today!
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

    Sincerely,
    Emma

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  5. Hi! New follower :) Please stop by when you get a chance. I am hosting my 1st giveaway too. A free book or 2 for your shelf? Just in case you wanna say hi here is my link:
    Books And Beyond:FOLLOW FRIDAY

    I liked your answer. I agree there are sooo many fab authors and books out there. I think you really, really, have to LOVE a book or series to re read it.

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  6. Sorry this is so late...i've been a bit busy and haven't checked out the linky list yet :O
    I know what you mean about discovering great authors, but one series i can't stop reading is Harry Potter. No matter how many times i re read them, they're still amazing!
    Have an awesome week, and please stop by, i love meeting new people!

    http://omnom-books.blogspot.com/

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  7. I like to see ratings and definitely a link to purchase (for the same reason as you!). As far as re-reading, I don't re-read a LOT of books (I have far too many that I haven't yet read), but now and then, I'll pick up a title I haven't read for quite a while (years) and re-read it.

    My hop post: http://www.knittingandsundries.com/2011/09/friday-book-blogger-hop-september-24.html

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