Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop: Curiosity Killed the Cat

silhouette-1632912_640Q: When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

A: I honestly don’t go looking for books in people’s homes… maybe it’s because I usually already know people before I enter their living space, so I know what to expect. I am a super-introvert, so I don’t go to other people’s homes often unless they are good friends or family. I do like to look at the books that those people have in their homes though. I like knowing what they find interesting enough to invest time in.


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

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Book Blogger Hop: Reading Challenges, Yes or No?

books-768426_640Q: Do you participate in readathons and/or reading challenges? (submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

A: I have tried a few challenges, but I have a really bad habit of not being able to keep up with such things. I last about a week or so and then I find myself feeling restricted by the demands of a challenge. I definitely can’t make read-a-thons happen with my current work and life schedule. Maybe some day when I’m not working 2 jobs and am constantly distracted by a bunch of other things, but for now, I’m going to stick with trying to keep up with the reading obligations I have signed on for with my job and blogging hobby.

EDIT: I do set myself a goal on Goodreads every year, but I don’t really think of it as a challenge. I just read as much as I can, whenever I can, and if I meet the goal then I make it higher and higher until the end of the year.


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

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Book Blogger Hop: Past Blogs vs Current Blogs

social-1989152_640Q: Do you ever go “way back” to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

A: I’ve looked back at my original blogs now and then, especially when I make a serious alteration to the design of my blog. I took out a few old posts that didn’t fit with what I was going for, and added some elements that were missing from early posts. I think that I was more cautious back then. I was also very sure that without posting all the time that people would give up on me. I have realized now that blogging is such a personal thing for me, so I’m while I really love having readers, I also want to make sure that I’m having fun with it. If I don’t feel like blogging for a while, I don’t feel so bad anymore. I just take the break that I need.


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

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Book Blogger Hop: The Medium Is The Message

0804170703Q:  Do you read tie-in novels to movies or television series? If so, which ones? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

A: I haven’t read any tie-in novels, although I have thought about reading the books that go along with the Veronica Mars TV series. I really enjoyed the characters and their stories, and the books are supposed to be pretty good. I guess I never really felt that compelled to follow most stories in another medium. I’ve also heard that the Star Trek books are really good, which makes me wonder if I should read those… thoughts?


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

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Book Blogger Hop: Sidebar Organization

Q: How do you organize your blog in terms of what is in your side bar? Do you have categories and defined sections in your side bar? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

A: My whole journal aesthetic is meant to be pretty but clean. I try to keep my social media stuff right at the top to ensure that people can find me all over the web. After that, I added my affiliate link, along with search bar, categories dropdown, and recent posts widgets. I don’t really have any plan after that stuff. Instagram feed, Goodreads updates, and anything else goes below. Although my final piece is always my disclaimer post. I want people to know that this blog is just me speaking (or my guest bloggers) and that we are allowed to have opinions about stuff that don’t necessary reflect those of our employers or other people in our lives.


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

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Book Blogger Hop: On Being a Book Blogger

13123079_1157980684254034_234305926168773810_oQ: What is the most fun part/aspect of being a book blogger? (submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

A: I love being able to share my favourite books with people who care about books as much as I do. The community of book bloggers is really great. We all support each other so much, which I think is really amazing. I also really like the creativity that comes from writing and building posts, taking #bookstagram photos, and just playing around with the whole design of my blog.


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

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Book Blogger Hop: To Keep or Not to Keep

Q: What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

A: My first inclination is to share my unwanted books with the people I know, because they might like a book that doesn’t speak to me. I will usually bring these books to work or pass them to a family member. If I don’t think I know anyone who will like them, I will bring them to a charity shop. I really want to try Bookcrossing though. I think it would be so much fun to see where a book has gone around the city/country/world.

My own question to my readers is: Do you use Bookcrossing? If not, would you?


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.