Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hops, Follows, and Tag Alongs, Oh My!

The 18 & Over Book Blogger Tag Along is courtesy of Bitten by Paranormal Romance!


It's time for another Book Blogger Hop, courtesy of Crazy for Books!

Book Blogger Hop

Q. What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?

A. The author's voice, their style of narration, is what wins or loses my attention in the first few pages!

It's also time for the Friday Follow, courtesy of Parajunkee's View!

Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.

A. Melisande Shahrizai (Kushiel's Dart) just walked in, wielding a very long whip, and a very mean smile. I could tell you what I'm thinking, but I'm too busy grovelling at the moment!
As always, I urge you to hop around to some new blogs, tag along with some new friends, and find some great new reviews to follow. I always find something new to delight me!


  1. For the books that I'm stashing in rooms, I read in short bursts. To keep reading them I must be able to remember where I am even if I've only read a couple pages or haven't been able to read in days. Come see how I decide what to keep reading and what to stop.

    Following from the Hop : Im a Old Follower

  3. Stopping by from all the hops haha. Have a great weekend!

    Bookgirl @ My Book Addiction

  4. Hi,

    stopping by for the follow friday
    have a wonderfull weekend

  5. Ohh la laa. Sounds freeky deeky LOL

    Have a great weekend ;)

  6. Hi there, new follower here from the hop! Love your blog! Great answer! :)

    Here's mine:

  7. Hiya!
    Stopping by on the 18+ Tag Along. Have a great weekend ;)

  8. Hi,

    I love your blog. I'm a new follower just hopping by to say hello.

    My FF: http://shadowsireview.blogspot...

    Char =)

  9. Cruising through on the 18 & Over.

    Im gonna answer one of the questions anyways though. Once I start a book I can't stop reading it. What if it gets better & I put it down before I turned the page to total awesomeness? That what keeps me going.

  10. just hopping by, have a good week-end.

  11. I need to finish Kushiel's Dart! I've been reading it for awhile but I'm savoring it in little bits. Good thing the whole rest of the series awaits me! I'm a new follower as well.

    I also wanted to personally invite you to the 2011 Declare Your Independence Indie Author Giveaway Carnival at my blog, What Book is That?. A different indie author will be featured every day in July and new giveaways are going live almost daily- today's giveaway is for a $25 Amazon gift card!

  12. Ooh, great choice!

    New follower!


  13. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  14. I'm a new follower just stopping by to say hello! I've heard great things about the Kushiel's series and I've been meaning to pick it up!
    Happy Friday!

  15. I'm a new follower too, just wanted to introduce myself and and say Hi and happy follow friday.
    I haven't read the Kushiel books but I've heard great things.

  16. It's true, we need a good writing to keep reading!

    Have a great holiday!

  17. I'm already I follower, but thought I'd hop through via Parajunkee's FF.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend, please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  18. Seems like a great choice!

    I'm a new follower. :) Have a great weekend!

    My FF can be found here!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  19. Hopping through. Narration style definitely is one of the most important things for me too.
    My Hop

  20. Hey I found your blog through Parajunkee's Follow Friday, and I'm your newest follower. I love your blog!

    Be sure to stop by Teen Fiction Centre for the latest news, reviews, and author interviews!