Friday, December 10, 2010
Book Blogger Hop
Jennifer from Crazy for Books asks for this week's Book Blogger Hop question:
"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"
Hmmm.... I can't say that this is something I have honestly given much thought to... I do love reviews, especially for books that I am tres excited about and have just read (*cough, cough "The Last Sacrifice"***) because I love hearing everyone's different take about it, and I love talking out the plot line and everything that happened with someone else who has actually read it (I mean, talking out a book with my mom who has never read it can only go so far. She is great and tries and all, but gets confused with all of the character names I am throwing at her- especially with YA paranormal, whose characters seems to have really uncommon names). I also like reading reviews about books I have yet to read before, especially if they can help sway me to either purchase a book or just to check it out from the library. And you know what? I am not the type of person who gets all that mad about spoilers... If I read the plot line and know what happens beforehand, meh... (and a secret, this is kinda bad... But sometimes when I am really looking forward to a book and cannot wait to see how it all wraps up in the end, I will read the last couple of pages. Shhhh...).
Anyways, author interviews are a lot of fun too. I really like when authors really get into the silly questions that bloggers sometimes ask (ie. what is your favourite ice-cream). I hate it when they get all uptight about questions like that and refuse to answer them or answer them too seriously- have a little fun!
Articles are great too, I mean I would have never known that CLARY HAD FRIGGIN' BEEN CAST IN "THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS" MOVIE HAD I NOT READ CASSIE CLARE'S LIVEJOURNAL AND CLICKED ON THE LINK THAT LED TO THE ARTICLE!!! Sorry, I just got a little excited- I like the girl that they cast- much better than Emma Stone IMO.
And giveaways, well who doesn't love the chance at winning free stuff? Speaking of giveaways, don't forget to check out MY FANTABULOUS FIRST GIVEAWAY!