Friday, 20 August 2010

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday

A Very Big Welcome

Welcome to any visitors who got here through the weekly Book Hop (a Book Party) organised by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books  or Follow A Book Blog Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View so that book bloggers can share their blog with other book lovers and also find a new blog to 'follow.' To get involved all you have to do is post your blog link at the bottom of the 'linky list' on Crazy For Books and/or Parajunkee's View, answer the weekly question (for the hop) on your blog and get hopping around  and following all the blogs!

This weeks  Book Hop question is: How many blogs do you follow?

My answer: I just did a quick count on my dashboard (I haven't tried Google Reader yet but I'm planning to do that soon) and I'm following 51 blogs at the moment. That isn't many at all compared to everyone else but although I try to follow someone in return if they follow me, if I don't think that the types of books they review are for me then I don't because it can be misleading for the blogger too.  One thing I do too is take a good look around the blog first, read a few posts, look at pages and reading lists before I hit follow instead of only doing it in the hope of them following back. Also, as I'm following a smaller number of blogs, I can make more quality visits. However, I hope that my blogroll will grow in this weeks Hope and Follow Friday!

I hope that you enjoy taking a look round my blog and. I'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to drop me a comment! If you like my blog, please follow, I'd really appreciate it and don't forget to leave a link to your blog in a comment so I can check it out :D

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!


  1. Hello from South Africa, I am just stopping by for the blog hop and Follow Friday.I hope you have a great weekend.

  2. What a lovely blog you have! stopping by via the hop, am now following you, looking forward to reading your posts.

    have a great weekend!


  3. Hopping by. Happy Friday. Following you!
    Kathy @
    I Am A Reader

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

  5. Hi! I'm just stopping by from the hop... I'm currently hosting a few giveaways, so stop by my blog to enter. Have a great weekend! :)

    ~Book Obsessed

  6. Just stopping by on the blog hop. I really like your blog layout it is so cute! I hope you have a great weekend and happy hopping! :)

    Pages of my Life

  7. 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

  8. Hi! Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!!

    Happy reading!
    Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

  9. Just dropped in to wish you an awesome weekend! I am already a follower of your blog.

  10. I liked what you said about taking the time to find out if the blog has something you're interested in before you follow it. I do that too : )
    Happy Friday

  11. I totally know what you mean about quality posts. I'm followed 123 blogs (ironically, the number of followers I have! XD) and I only regularly comment on a small handful of them. I'm trying to comment more frequently on more of them but I'm so busy now that school is coming up!

    Great post. :) Happy reading!


  12. Thanks!! I am a new follower as well :) and I was actually JUST going to go to picnik right now ha before I read your comment, but anyways I use Inkscape and Gimp. They are both free on the internet and they are sort of equivalent to photoshop. I'm still learning it, but they work pretty well!

  13. Hi! I just found you at the hop and now I'm your newest follower. I look forward to reading more of your posts! I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower.

  15. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm kind of like you too with who to follow. I mean, are you supposed to follow someone when they follow you? Most of the time I do, but sometimes I don't because after scrolling through their posts, I don't see things that might greatly interest or really apply to me... and then I feel like I'm being rude or something when I don't... *sigh*

    Anyways, I really like your blog name! Books are certainly like my best friend, lol.

  16. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like your's! Have a great weekend!

  17. Hi found your site through the Hop. I'm a new follower and I totally agree with the quote you have posted. There have been times when it's been days after finishing a book and I'm still walking around feeling lost. My hubby just laughs at me :D

    hope you have a great weekend

  18. Hi, just stopped in from the blog hop. I love your layout. I'm a new follower.

  19. Hey, just stopped by to thank you for visiting and taking a look around.
    As you said it's never to early to start writing, so off to check out your reviews. I too love historical fiction. One of my favorite authors is Phillipa Gregory's earlier books on the Tudor wives.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower. I'm following you, now, too. Enjoy your Saturday.

  21. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, compliments and for all the follows, it really brightened my day to find all your comments here, I really appreciate them. I've checked out all your wonderful blogs and left a comment/followed them too now, but on some there was a problem with the followers widget so I will have to try again later.

    Katie, Amelia, Midnight Bloom- I'm glad to find that there are other people who find the same as I do about following and yes, I sometimes feel bad about not following back if their blog is not for me

    Brooke- what a coincidence! Thanks for reccommending Gump and Inkscape, I'll be off to check them out after writing this comment

    Lisa- I hope you enjoy reading my hf reviews, I would love to hear what you think. Unfortunatly because of the adult content in Phillipa Gregory's books I can't read them yet but they do sound great.

    Amelia Robinson- I'm the same about not being able to comment on and read other blogs and write posts as much now school is coming. It's such a shame but I'll try my best to keep this blog updated frequently as I love doing it.

    I hope you all enjoy reading my future posts :D


  22. *edit

    The BookishSnob- I know what you mean, books can definitely transport you to a new world and sfterwards you feel a bit like you are home sick!

  23. dropping by from book blogs. Great blog, new follower.
    check out mine:


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