Saturday, October 16, 2010

Book blog hop! (1)

 So, this is my first-ever time doing the Book Bog Hop based over at Crazy-for-Books.com  It's fantastic because I can get to know the book blogging community-- this blog is BRAND-NEW, if you hadn't noticed-- and pick up new followers!  Thank you so much to the awesome bloggers who have added me to their blog roll or let me add their blogs to my growing list!  And thanks to my new followers-- I promise I'll keep posting new reviews, immediately starting with Girl in the Arena, by Lisa Haines. 

This week's question is "When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move on to your next title?"

Well, I'll confess I'm not exactly the most patient reader in the world.  If I suspect a book just has a slow start, then I will almost always stick it out for at least a hundred pages.  But sometimes I encounter a book that someone has recommended that just is not for me.  Doesn't mean it isn't a good book, but not everybody is going to love your favorites.  Recently a friend of mine let me borrow The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Is it an international bestseller with international bestselling sequels that everybody seems to love?  Yes.  But was it my kind of book?  Not at all.  In this case, I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for my friend's sake, but I've been known to return books unread to the library, yes.

Anyway, what do you think?  I'm sure everyone on the Blog Hop has already considered this question a thousand times, but once more couldn't hurt. :)  And once again, thanks so much to everyone who has checked out or followed my blog.  You guys are the awesom-est.

12 comments:

Ava said...

Awesome start to your blog! I'm now a follower. :D

I usually try to finish everything I read, because I'm hoping they'll get at least a little better by the end!

My hop is here
. :)

Loretta said...

I am from the Hop! hopping by to say HI.
I see your a new blog! That's great!
I love blogging. I have only been blogging for a shot time as well!
Good luck!
I am also a New follower of yours!
:)

La Coccinelle said...

Just Hopping by! Have a great weekend!

Hafsah said...

Hi Kat! I'm your newest follower from the Blog Hop! Hope you'll stop by and follow back :)

Hafsah @ IceyBooks

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Annette said...

Great new blog! I'm relatively new too, so stop on by if you are interested. http://annettesbookspot.blogspot.com

Deepali said...

Hi! Welcome to the hop, and looking forward to hearing more from you soon.
I did love Steig Larsson's books, and ended up buying the hardback versions to keep and share :) I do get where you are coming from though.
- Dee from e-Volving Books
I also have an International Giveaway closing Today! - Win Any Book of choice for $15

Annette said...

I added you to the "Sunday Kickoff" at http://readerrecommended.blogspot.com/

Miss Page-Turner said...

Hey I'm a newbie blogger aswell:) I'll follow you as support:) Happy (late) Follow Friday:DIf you like to visit/ follow me: http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

New follower here!

I actually haven't picked up Girl with a Dragon Tattoo because I figure it's not my kind of book. If I want a good mystery, I'll read some Agatha Christie. I don't need the adult content thrown in. However tastefully it is done.

Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

Rhiannon said...

Ahha, I was going to read gwdt but the hubby screened it first and told me I wouldn't dig it. But I know what you mean, sometimes you just have to stick it out so you can bitch about how bad it is when you're done.
I'm a new follower. Drop by my blog and share your scary/paranormal reviews, interviews or giveaways all month long on my Giving me the Creeps October links page. And spread the scary with fellow bloggers.
TheDiaryofaBookworm.com

Jason said...

Hey Kat, I found you on the Amazon boards and saw you were part of the hop. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Do you review ebooks? You can check me out here: www.powerlessbooks.com/blog

--Jason

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