Friday, 20 August 2010

Book Blogger Hop / Follow Friday #1

Book Blogger Hop

Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee, where people spread the book love by following around the blogosphere.

Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books, where book bloggers can "connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!"

Question of the Week: How many book blogs do you follow?

How do I find out this? Hmm...aah. Found it, by clicking around a couple of places. Here's a direct link to the number of blogs you're following.

Because I'm relatively new to the community, I'm only following 43 book blogs at the moment. I have followed a couple of my friends that don't have book blogs, rather personal blogs.

As for the amount of blogs I actually read, that is usually what comes up on my reading list. Occasionally, when I'm surfing, I find new blogs that I read. But what I've noticed is that some don't have a Google Friend Connect widget that I can easily find, and as a result, I don't end up following them.

So some advice from me (as if I'm in any position to give advice >< ), is to have your following widget somewhere easy to see, but not too prevalent. If followers is your thing, of course. (And when is it not? XD)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy your week, and your book hopping.

Leave a comment below so I can check out your blog and follow, and please stop by and have a look at a couple of my reviews in the sidebar.

●▬▬▬๑۩ Lots of bookie love, Tina ۩๑▬▬▬▬●


The Book Bee said...

Hi, just stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

Manga Maniac said...

I am hopping in for the blog hop. I'm a follower, too!

I follow a ton of blogs - there are so many interesting ones out there!

If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm now a follower :)

misha1989 said...

Hopping by to say hello! Thanks for visting my blog


Jinky said...

Thanks for hoppin' over my place. I really like your layout... simply clean and pretty. Wished I new how to make 3 columns, pages, etc. Anyway, welcome to book blogging. Looks like you've caught on quickly and you'll do've got a good site. I'm now a follower. btw, you said that you're following me but I don't see you on my list...


Jenny said...

Just stopping in via the hop to say hi! I'm a huge YA fan as well, so I'm happy to have found your blog! I see you just finished Vampire Academy not too long ago and that is one of my favorite series. I'm sad to see it end in December but can't wait to find out what happens!

Elena said...

Hi! Just hoppin by. I'm a new follower. Cute blog!

Erika said...

Hi Tina :) I'm a new follower via the hop. You have an adorable blog, and I'll be sure to come back!

Have a great weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

Reading Angel said...

Thanks 4 stopping by, I'm a new follower of yours as well!

Autumn said...

New follower from the blog hop!


brandileigh2003 said...

Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Here is my Follow Friday post

Missy said...

Hi! Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful weekend and am now a new follower!!

Happy reading!
Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

Emilie said...

Stopping by through the hop. I hope you have a nice weekend and good luck with your new blog!

danya said...

Hi, hopping on by and now following! Read your Hunger Games review - love that you almost ran into someone when reading it, lol. It is gripping, and Catching Fire even more so!

A Tapestry of Words

Alissa said...

Hello! Stopping by from the Hop. Glad to see another new blogger. :]

I noticed your Books I Lurve post, and I saw that you listed The Time Traveller's Wife. I'm glad you liked it! It's definitely a good book, although depressing.

Hope you have a great weekend! Oh, and I'm a new follower.

Steph said...

Thanks for following!!! I am now following you!
Hope you have a great weekend! - Steph

Emily said...

Hi! I just found your blog on the hop and now I'm a follower. I love your layout - so cute! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Emily @ The Ninja Librarian

Euphoria13 said...

Hi there!

I'm hopping by from the Book Blog Hop!

I'm a new follower!

Happy Blogging!

- Mevurah

Melissa said...

I'm here from the blog hop, and I have to have a lovely site! I'm a new follower and definitely looking forward to reading more of your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, stopping by through the Hop! This is a cute blog. I'm a new follower.

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday!! Just found you blog and became a follower! Hope you will also take a look at mine!!!

Emma Michaels

Alissa said...

Commenting back! Like you, I also tend to miss replies when I comment on other blogs.

To answer your question, I haven't actually seen the movie yet. I want to - and the reason I decided to read the book is because I saw the trailer. But I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Have you seen it? And if so, is it worth seeing?

anjohnston said...

Just hopping through from the Blog Hop.

I completely understand what you are saying with the follow button. So many blogs make it too small or at the very bottom of their list and it's so difficult to find.

I was looking around your blog and noticed you read and enjoyed The Hunger Games. Have you gotten to the second book yet? It's just as great!

I'm your newest follower and i hope you'll stop by and visit me. Here's a link:

Have an awesome weekend!

danya said...

Hi Tina, thanks for commenting on my Beautiful Creatures review. Like you, I haven't read very many co-authored books (and looking at my favorites, the vast majority are single author books). One exception is Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer - I absolutely love this book! However, it is written as letters between two characters (rather than, for example, two authors collaborating on a first-person perspective of just one individual).

Another one I can think of is the "Of Two Minds" series by Carol Matas & Perry Nodelman. They manage to pull it off quite well (their books get a little bizarre, but they're supposed to), from what I can remember using a third-person perspective and sort of flipping the focus back and forth between the two main protagonists.

Not sure how much of a difference it makes, but I think how the two authors choose to write the book (the style and voice) could definitely be affected by the fact that there's two authors. Something interesting to think about though!

Marie said...

Hopping over from the blog hop! I'm a new follower! Hope you have a great weekend!

LadyViolet said...

Hi just stopping by from the Hop! I love your blog design! I'm a new follower and looking forward to coming back :)
Have a great weekend
In the Library of LadyViolet

Marie said...

RYC: Aww thank you! But no, I didn't make the banner unfortunately! It is really pretty though :)

Alissa said...

I'm glad to hear that the movie is worth seeing! I thought The Time Traveler's Wife, as a movie, would mask all of the depression that goes on in the book - you know, that they'd try to give it a more "wow" and supernatural feel.

But I'm really glad that it does the book justice. I hope to see it soon! Thanks for letting me know. :]

Jessi E. said...

Just stopping by via FF! I am a new follower! Your site is lovely and has some cool tips and tricks ... as well as glorious books!

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments! Hopefully I'll be able to reciprocate by visiting everyone.
:) Tina

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