Friday, November 12, 2010

Blog Hop! (Nombre Deux)

Book Blogger Hop
It's time for another blog hop! Hurray!

First thing's first... I guess that there was a challenge that went with the last hop. I can't remember which posts I commented on, but I'm sure that it was more than five. However, here are some of the new blogs that I started to follow (in no particular order):

... and a few more too.

I chose to follow these wonderful bloggers because it looked like they were reading some interesting books and what they had to say struck me as interesting.

And now, the new question!

"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

I really should, but sometimes I don't. For some books, that works; they could easily be stand-alone books. However, some books just don't quite work that way. They might refer to something that happened in another book before that-- something crucial. That's when I'll stop, go find the first one, and then work my way back to the first book I picked up.

When I was reading 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' I was a rebel, and I started with book 10, went back to 7 or 3... there was no rhyme or reason to how I read them. Then I read them all again, but in order. I'm not sure if one method did better than another.

Geez.... sorry for the long answer...

Any way, feel free to look around, and happy blog-hopping!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Hi! Just stopping by from the hop and I'm now following!! Happy Friday!!!


  2. Hopping through and now following you! Your blog is so cute, and I love the clock :)

    I try to read a book series in order, it only makes sense; however, sometimes it's okay to read them out of sync.

  3. Stopping by to follow! Do you participate in The Story Sirens 'In My Mailbox' on Sundays? Thats also a great way to find bloggers with likeable interests!

  4. Hopping back to you... Wow, you started Unfortunate Events at the end? Crazy!!!


  5. Wow, I can't believe you read Series of Unfortunate Events out of order! They really, really change after book 4, when more important clues start to be dropped.
    I'm a pretty fast reader... I usually like to go back and read earlier books in the series... even if it means that I have to wait for the library or the bookstore to special order it for me.
    There's one big exception I can think of to reading things in order, and that's when I'm writing a professional review. Sometimes my editor will send me a book in the middle of the series and ask for a review of it. I think it's really, really tough to write a book in the middle of a series that stands well on it's own.

  6. First-time visitor.

    Hopping by...stop by my blog if you like to see my answer to this week's question.

  7. Hello fellow blogger! new follower to your page here. Just wanted to drop some *love* and say that you have a wonderful blog here! I'm new to blogging and would love if you could return the favor and follow my page! Happy Blogging!

  8. Thanks for checking out my blog! have a great weekend!

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm returning the favor! I always have to read books in order or else I'm paranoid I'll miss something. I'd never be able to do what you did with Series of Unfortunate Events!


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