Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's Follow Friday! #4 and Blog Hop #1

Book Blogger Hop


Blog Hop is a weekly meme which encourages book bloggers to follow one another and make friends with fellow bloggers--it's hosted by Crazy for Books.

The question of the week is:
"What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"

I would be sad to lose followers and personally would like to know why they stopped following, but really, I'd understand if they were culling their blog follow list. I personally have never stopped following a blog since I try to follow blogs that I'm genuinely interested in. I also do enjoy following my fellow bloggers because I love to see what they have to say.

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Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and encourages bloggers to check out other blogs.

The question of the week is:
Who are your favorite authors?

Karen Marie Moning is immediately my top pick because yes, I'm obsessed with her Fever series. Then there's Charlaine Harris, Suzanne Collins, and Deanna Raybourn. And that, is my top four.

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Yes, it's Follow Friday/Blog Hop time! Also, this has been sort of a crazy week for me--I've been juggling NaNoWriMo while trying for San Diego Comic Con tickets (their server crashed, add additional week of waiting because of this) and then purchasing tickets for ALA Midwinter! Why? Because it's in San Diego this year and that's about two hours of driving from my house! Cue excitement.

For those of you who are new to my blog, my name is Kristin and mainly I review Young Adult books although every now and again there's an Adult book tossed into the mix. And I confess, I cannot walk into a bookstore and come out empty handed--or if I do, there is serious willpower at work. Since I love to read, I figured it's only natural that I (finally) set up a book blog. Enjoy!

If you follow me, please leave a link in the comments so I'll be able to find your blog and also, thank you so much for stopping by!

29 comments:

  1. Hopping through. Old follower. Lucky you to go to ALA Midwinter. That sounds way fun. Good luck with NaNo... :-)

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  2. *hop, hop, hop*

    Stopping by from the hop! New follower! Happy early Friday!

    Hannah( I review YA)
    http://abouteverything-hannah.blogspot.com

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  3. @Alison;
    It definitely does! I've actually never been before, but since it's in California for Midwinter this year, I figured that I had to go.

    @Hannah;
    Thank you so much for stopping by! And have a great weekend!

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  4. Yay Karen Marie Moning! I too am crazy obsessed with the Fever series and won't be surprised if I find myself in a padded room before the wait for book 5 is over! Fabulous blog you have here, we definitely have similar tastes and I'm glad to have found you through the hop! I'm a new follower and I hope you have a great weekend:)

    Jenny of Supernatural Snark
    www.supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com

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  5. New follower!
    You most recent 3 reviews are all on the top of my to read pile!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~Inspired Kathy
    I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

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  6. Hi, Kristin! From the hop & FF, new follower here. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  7. I love the name of your blog, I have a new follower from FF. Hope you have a chance to stop by.
    Thanks,
    http://www.wrighton-time.blogspot.com

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  8. Just stopping on by to say hello. :)

    My blog
    http://bookaholicaanonymous.blogspot.com

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  9. Just hopping through! I'm a new follower and would love it if you would follow me back at (http://openbookemptycup.blogspot.com). I have never stopped following a blog yet and some of my favorite authors right now are Kelly Armstrong, Suzanne Collins, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

    Have a great weekend:)

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  10. Hi,
    Following through on the hop. Like you I choose to follow blogs I'm interested in so I hardly ever have to cull my list.

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  11. Just hopping through to say hello! I was already a follower! :)

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  12. Great picks for your favorite authors. I have yet to read anything by Moning but keep seeing her books all over the bloggosphere with great reviews. Yet another author to add to my TBR pile. Argh!

    I'm your newest follower from the hop. You can read my answers to this week's questions at Rabid Reads

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  13. I like your choice of authors. I use to live in
    San Diego. I use to be excited when certain venues came there as well. As far as not buying a book when I walk into a bookstore it just hasn't happened. I get books for free and I still buy then so I can definitely relate to not having any willpower

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  14. I almost forgot how is that NaNowriMo going? I applaud you for doing it I just thought about it!

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  15. Just Hopping by!

    Check out my post over at Sparkling Reviews :)

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  16. Hi Kristin,
    I hope you have a fantastic friday that will lead to a spectacular weekend. Have I told you lately I love your blog? Well I do so keep up the good work.

    I'm a old follower.

    Romance Book Junkies

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  17. I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
    turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my
    performance.

    On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
    such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
    over-the-top way.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  18. Glad to have found you via the Hop and FF. I'm your newest Follower!

    Lucky you that you live only 2 hours from San Diego. I'm one of those "Zonies" who love to come visit :) I also have a hard time walking out of a bookstore empty-handed!

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  19. Hi There!

    I'm hopping by from the Blog Hop!

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy Reading :)

    - Mevurah

    http://theheartofdreams.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi there! its my first blog hop and I'm enjoying all these book lover blogs! Thanks for a gerat post!

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  21. Hey! I found you through the hop. I'm a new follower. I hope you can check out my blog sometime!

    Have a great weekend!

    -Elena
    http://elenasbookcafe.blogspot.com

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  22. Happy to have found you on the Book Blog Hop! I'm a new follower, can't wait to see more of your reviews!

    -Donna
    http://happy-booker.blogspot.com

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  23. Happy Blog Hop Friday!

    Love your site!

    I have too many fav authors to name! But Karen is on TBR list!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lisajo85 @ Once Upon A Chapter

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  24. I'm the same way with book stores...coming out empty-handed is impossible! great blog!

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  25. I also mainly review YA books. I think it is strange that I have very few followers that I actually know so if I lose one follower oh well, I didn't know then anyway.
    -Anne
    http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com

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  26. Hello,
    Happy Friday! I'm just doing my rounds on the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I also wanted you to know that I try to be a faithful follower and visit often. I hope you have a great weekend and Happy Reading!!

    I'm an old follower.

    Romance Book Junkies

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  27. Hey there, just stopping by your blog for the Hop and Follow Friday! New follower!

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  28. Hi Kristin it's me again , thanks for stopping
    by my blog. I am also one of your new followers.
    Hey I am looking forward to hear how your novel is
    coming along that Writer's Digest Ning community is pretty good . I haven't been in awhile because
    of blogging. They are pretty good for writing advice if you are interested.

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