"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop is a fun meme hosted by Crazy For Books. Enter your link and go hop around other blogs that are out there, ready to be discovered!

This week was short for me. I only had 3 days of school! I'm hoping that the days I have no school will allow me to read all those books that need to be read.

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

Yes. I can't start a series in the middle. I don't exactly know why but this has actually happened to me before. It seems like I have to start from the beginning.

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers. 
What is your usual monthly book budget?

I don't have a monthly book budget. I can't ask for more than a book per month. Sometimes I can get lucky and I will get two books, but that is only on very rare occasions.

If you're visiting, make sure you leave your link and I'll make sure to visit your blog!


  1. Hi! Same thing here for book budgeting, since Christmas is coming up soon, I can maybe get one cheap book a month:P I'm a new follower:)

  2. Hi! I'm dropping by via Parajunkee's FF hop! I'm a new follower :)

    I try to set aside a budget, around $30 if I can, but usually I buy 2 books too, then more if I still have the money. XD

    My Follow Friday post for this week.

  3. Hopping through. I'm a follower. So cool that you only had 3 days of school! Those weeks are always nice. I only had 1 day of work, but I still haven't had enough time to read.
    My Hop

  4. Hey =)

    I'm stopping by from the Book Blog Hop

    and I'm an old Follower!

    Have a wonderful weekend & Happy Reading!

    Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

  5. Stopping in from the hop! I also like to read a series from the beginning and in order. I don't have a monthly book budget - couldn't even begin to consider one either! Some months I buy quite a lot of books, other months might go by and I've only bought one. Have a great weekend!

  6. Hopping through and now following you! I am blessed that reviewing websites let me have free books. As a college student, my budget is slim.

  7. Hopping in to say hi and am already a follower. I have a hard time restraining my book buying; its an addiction. Have a great weekend!

  8. Hopping over to say Hi and laughing at your California clock! I LOVE it!!

  9. Hey! I'm an old follower just stopping by on the hop to wish you a great weekend!

    One book a month? How do you survive! My monthly budget is $100...

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

  10. I would be very sad getting one book a month :( I'm sorry! I hope your book-a-month number increases! Old follower here - have a great weekend :)

    If you get a chance, check out my blog :)

  11. New follower here! Happy hopping! I completely agree with you, and I have to start the books in a series with the first book or I feel lost!

    Have a great weekend, and Happy Reading!

    BrandiHeather @ A Writer's Review

  12. Hello and Happy Friday!
    Found you through FF and i'm your newest follower.
    Have a nice weekend

    Anna@ Books to Brighten your Mood

  13. Hey Diana,

    Yup, I have to read books in order, too.

    Happy FF!

  14. dropping by from the blog hop and follow friday! cool blog!


  15. Hi, stopped on the follow. Kersten Hamilton is guest posting at my place today with a book & swag giveaway! Tyger Tyger Contest http://tinyurl.com/TyTyKHpost
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  16. new follower too! Tyger Tyger Contest http://tinyurl.com/TyTyKHpost
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  17. 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

  18. I just wanted to say hi. Please stop by and say hi do my poll and giveaway for books.
    Depends on how many are in the stories and if they are in the same stories and stand alone otherwise no I spend about 50 a month on books

  19. Hi Just hopping around to say hi this is my first blog hop. I do books sometimes but right now I'm giving away a really nice pair of Bushnell binoculars. Really. Come on over and hi high and check out my site. Refer your hubby boyfriend or just your friend that hunt. I always start with the first one in a series.
    Thanks This is fun

  20. hello fellow blogger! Wanted to drop some love and say wonderful blog. I've just started my page and am really trying to get some followers. Care to return the favor?


  21. Hey just dropping by to say hello!
    Have a good weekend!

  22. I am a follower! Happy Follow Friday and Blog Hop!!!

    Emma Michaels

  23. Hi, Diana! Old follower here. :) Just dropping by from the hop. I never read a book series out of sequence..it might get me confused. :D

    Have a nice weekend!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy