Friday, November 12, 2010

Follow Friday+ The Weekend Blog Hop (5)

Ugh, I'm sick as a dog this Friday and slept in until literally 10:15 AM Eastern Time-- that's why I'm so late with getting my post for Follow Friday (hosted by Parajunkee's View and the Book Blogger Hop ( hosted by Crazy-for-Books) up.  Luckily I still have the energy to blog (and read!), even if anything more complicated than that throws my congested brain out of whack. :)

If you're stopping by via the Blogger Hop or Follow Friday, welcome to my blog.  Yesterday I kicked off my first giveaway: the prize is a copy of Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton, plus a special Tyger Tyger necklace generously provided by the author.  You can also read my interview with Kersten Hamilton, and check out my review of Tyger Tyger.

This week's Follow Friday featured blogger is Insane Hussein-- be sure to check out her blog and follow.  And the question is:

What is your usual monthly book budget? 

Hmm, well that's a good question, but not one I have an exact answer to.  Some months I make two trips to the library and return with an armload of books-- all for zilch money.  And yeah, sometimes I go on a new releases-buying rampage and spend $50 to $100.  It just depends what's available at the library and how much money I have. 

On to the Blogger Hop... In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!
The question is:
"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?" 
I usually do prefer to read the first book in a series first, but if the books are more like companion novels (like the Dark Hunter series or the Seven Kingdoms books by Kristin Cashore), the I don't mind reading them out of order. 

Last week Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books challenged all the blog hoppers to find a new blog and follow it as loyally as they could.  I have not had a lot of time to comment on other blogs this week, mostly due to being sick and the usual mess of schoolwork.  But I did do my best to stalk--I mean follow and keep tabs on-- Carmel of Rabid Reads.  She reviews mostly adult paranormal books(particularly anything to do with werewolves) and though I'm usually straight for YA, I do enjoy seeing what good and new in the adult industry, too.  

Anyway, thanks for hopping by and don't forget to enter my giveaway. I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Judith Leger said...

Good Morning Kat!

Happy Friday.

New follower here. I’m doing all three of the Friday blog runs. I don’t limit myself to budget with books. I just love to read and write so that line is always doable for me. And Yes, I love start a series at the 1st book.

Theresa @ TheCreativeWell said...

Hi Kat! I'm a new follower from the hop. :)

Hope you feel better soon and try to have a good weekend!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Susan said...

So glad to have found you via the Hop and FF. I'm your newest follower!

I can't follow any kind of budget, so I don't bother limiting myself! Unfortunately, I'm not made of money so I do have to keep my binges under control. I'd say I spend maybe $100 a year on books for myself.

Feel better!

Jan von Harz said...

Hopped by to say hi and to wish you a wonderful weekend.

Howard Sherman said...

I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
doesn't run chronologically.

That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman

vampgirlx90 said...

new follower to your blog here. thought i'd drop some love and say HEY HEY YOU! you've got a great blog here!

my blog is just a baby-i'm talking can't even hold it's own head up without support-type new. be great if you'd take a look-sey and help a fellow blogger out!

how many times do you think i used the word blog?

Wenj said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by :) I just wanted to let you know that I love your site and am a new follower! Have a great weekend!!

Wenj @ Black Lagoon Reviews

bookdout said...

Hi, Just hopping by. Companion series - thats a great term to distinguish a series from one with an arcing plot.

shelleyrae @

Chrizette @ All the days of said...

Hopping by on the blog hop. I have no budget for buying books. I only buy books when I REALLY have to have them and that is not every month. :)

I ALWAYS read a series in order. I cannot skip a book, I will not be able to enjoy it without knowing that I have read everything that came before. I know, I am a little strange :)

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