Friday, 24 September 2010

Hopping Away 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 new blogs 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/topic is: When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?

My answer: I don't start writing reviews before I have turned the last page of the book but I often tend to think about things that I am going to include in my review or try to remember a good extract to include. I usually write the review within a few days of reading it so that it is still fresh in my mind but if I am reviewing a book that I read a while ago I try and familiarise with it again by flicking through before I start writing.

New posts since hopping last week:

Review: Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
Waiting on Wednesday: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Teaser Tuesday: Deeper Than Blue by Jill Hucklesby
Calling all budding young writers and their friends and family!
BBAW: Future Treasures

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. This week I have reached 156 followers and I am hoping that I can gain over 150 this week so that I can launch my first ever giveaway!
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 enjoy your weekend!


  1. Happy Hop day, Stephanie! :) Good luck with the followers! I'm excited to see what your giveaway will be!

  2. Hey Stephanie,
    Travelling through on the Hop , Im an old follower :). I am dying to read Wildthorn, It looks good. I enjoyed Loveing Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer. Im about to review one that you might like called "The Other Countess" Eve Edwards- It's like Phillippa Gregory for Teen Girls.

  3. I think the slower the book is the more I think about it as I read... because if it's really amazing, I'm thinking about nothing but the story!

    Check out my Hop here:
    Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

  4. I'm the same way, I think it's only fair to finish the book first before I write the review! Usually I have to write it really soon after reading or I start forgetting things though :)

  5. I am following you from Para-Junkees Friday Follow!! Looking forward to seeing what you post on your site! You can view my blog and follow me back at:
    Thanks! Pris

  6. What a cute blog you've got going on over here. I'm a new follower, hopping over from the blog hop and follow friday but I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the books you're reading.

    Happy friday!

  7. Your blog is really cute :) I love, love, love young adult historical fiction as well, so I'm definitely following you now!

    If you get a chance, check out my blog. I've got a few giveaways going on.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Hey, thank you for stopping by everyone and for following!

    Phantom Paragrapher- I've read and reviewed The Other Countess, I love, love, love it! Definitely PG for teenagers as you say :D

    Sorry it's a bit late but I'm off to your blogs now, I hope you all had a good weekend :)


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