Thursday, September 30, 2010

Book Blogger Hopping

It's time for the weekly book blogger hops again! A great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old.

Check out the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books.


I'm Alison. I've been blogging for four months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books.

GIVEAWAY! I'm giving away a SIGNED copy of Book Crush by Nancy Pearl. Go HERE to enter!


I decided to enter Steph Su Reads' Banned Book Challenge. Check out my post about it here!

Check out my Guest Post on StephSuReads about Deenie by Judy Blume and my experience with banning books.

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: How do you spread the word about your blog? I use Twitter and Goodreads for a little blog publicity. But mostly I spread the word about my blog through participating in the blogger hops and by commenting on other people's blogs.

Follow Friday: What books have bitten you? Not to beat a dead horse, but...Twilight. Two years after first reading the series and I'm still obsessed. Also, the Harry Potter series. And Pride and Prejudice.

And also check out Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.

54 comments:

  1. I'm already a follower, just stopping by to say hi and see what is new.
    Hope you'll stop on by and enter my giveaways or sign up to join our Spooktacular Blog Hop.
    Have a great weekend!
    ~Inspired Kathy
    I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

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  2. Stopping by on the hop along. Love the name of your blog. =)

    I'm a new follower. Wishing you a great weekend!

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  3. Stopping by through the hop and already a follower. To answer the question your asked me on my hop, for Canadian Thanksgiving we pretty much eat the same food as for the American one as far as I know. It's just a little over a month earlier.

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  4. Hopping by your blog to say Hi! I am already a follower.

    My Book Blogger Hop

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  5. Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower.


    Kate @ Literary Explorations

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  6. Hello! I think that that's super cool you have a twitter. I had one, but it kind of didn't catch on for me *sigh*. Cool blog anyhow!
    -Danna from http://friendlyreaderohyeah.blogspot.com/

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  7. I'm just hopping through. Like you, I find blog hops to be the most effective way to spread the word. Hope you have an awesome weekend!

    My Hop

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love Harry Potter too :) I would say that's the series that has "bitten" me the most. I'm a new follower as well :)

    Tara | Hobbitsies

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following!

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  10. Just hoppin' on by! <3

    Fellow layout user! :D I mostly use goodreads too (a small link at the top of my review).

    I also still love Twilight <3 People shun me when I admit it, but it's so true. :) Love your display pic, btw. <3 Oh, and I'm a new follower -- I love that you review manga too! I haven't even thought about trying to review manga. :P

    My hop :3
    Kristina

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  11. Another big proper thanks to you for stopping by my blog.

    Mad Scientist,

    madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  12. Alison,

    To answer your question, you just have to write through the suckage. I don't often go back to read what I wrote the day before. Maybe the last few sentences but that's all. I used to waste all my time rewriting and rewriting but I realized that doing that never got me further than the first chapter. So instead of rewriting, I told myself that I wasn't allowed to rewrite anymore. Then I plotted out the entire thing and actually just wrote. A first draft isn't supposed to be amazing... my first draft is wordy and terrible. That's what the second and third draft is for!

    So yeah, just write through it. Don't dwell on what you just wrote, focus on what's coming out of your fingers next. Hope that helps!

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  13. Happy HOP!! I think we do the same thing. I did start using Goodreads but found by taking part in the weekly memes, it was a better way for me to meet people. Happy reading :)

    Come HOP by my blog and visit

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  14. Hey! What a great blog you have here! (I just stumbled by via Friday memes).

    Please keep it up, I'm a follower of yours, of course. :D

    Best Wishes,
    ●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬●

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  15. Just a new follower, I look forward to following your blog! Have a good weekend!

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  16. Hippity hop! Hello there, new follower.

    Aren't they re-releasing the Baby Sitters Club books? My Mum sent me an email reminding me how many of them I had as a kid.

    Chazz
    http://chazzhart.blogspot.com

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  17. Hey Alison,

    Just stopping by from the Hop. I'm the same I spread the word about my blog through memes and comments. I have a goodreads account as well but no twitter I'm still undecided.

    Have a great weekend!

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  18. Hopping by to say Hi! I am already a follower.
    Have a great Weekend!
    Misha
    My Book Blogger Hop

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  19. Hi! Just hopping through!!

    You know, I do pretty much what you do, although I have to say, for whatever reason, it always takes me FOREVER to find the place where I can update what page I'm on in a book in Good Reads. Sheeesh XD

    Harry Potter was on my list too for the FF question :)

    Stop by and check out my Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway!

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  20. Hellooo! found your blog on the hop and am now a new follower :D
    I didn't answer the FF question but I'm going to tell you here! The series that has bitten me are the Night Huntress novels by Jeanine Frost.. damn her! I'm on goodreads too but I mostly just use it to see how many books I've read LOL

    Hop on over :D

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  21. Hi, I'm on the hop! :) Nice blog! its my first visit here, so I'll be browsing through a few of your posts.
    How do you post a review in Goodreads? I still haven't learnt how to copy my blog reviews to my GR.
    Dee from e-Volving Books

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  22. You might be able to find through ILL.
    Buying is a good option too-- Elizabeth is self published and all the buzz and sells she can get help her a lot.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  23. Just hopping through your blog! Love what I have seen so far and I'm a new follower, check out my blog and follow back if you like!
    Pris
    www.benterudbookshelf.blogspot.com

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  24. Just hopping by!! Great site and I agree with you about how to get the word out for your blog! I hope you have a great weekend!!

    Carrie
    www.just-one-more-chapter.com

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  25. Ahh, I totally understand. I was bitten by Twilight, too. That started it all, two years ago for me. I've been reading nonstop since!

    I am a few follower through FF/BBH! Looking forward to reading your future posts!!

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  26. Hi,
    I'm stopping by your blog on the Blog Hop and for Follow Friday. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and get lots of reading done. :)

    I'm a old follower.

    http://romancebookjunkies.blogspot.com/2010/09/happy-friday-october-1st.html

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  27. Just hopping by! Commenting is a great way to network and have fun!
    ~Alyssa
    Teens Read and Write

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  28. Mine's also an award free zone for the reason you've posted.

    Happy weekend. Come see how I use the social networks.

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  29. I spread the word about my blog through facebook

    great blog would love for you to stop by mine and tell me what you think
    http://inthe-outhouse.blogspot.com

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  30. Cute site.. Just hopping by…


    Happy Hopping, Everyone….hop on over to my blog if you like:

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  31. Yep, blog hops and commenting are my primary means of connecting with other bloggers, though I have recently gotten into the Twitter thing and had some great exchanges with other bloggers on there as well :D

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  32. I agree in regards to Twilight. While the three sequels aren't my favorites, Twilght is one of those books I need to have with me. An example? I moved to LA for a while and because I couldn't bring my signed hardcover, I went out and bought a travel friendly paperback, which I re-read for the twentieth time on the plane.

    ~Brooke,
    http://brookesboxofbooks.blogspot.com

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  33. Hi, I found you through the hop and thought I'd drop by.

    I don't think Harry Potter will get old when it comes to reading (or maybe I'm just hoping it doesn't) and I can understand Twilight. It seems to be one of those series that have a lasting effect.

    Hope you're having a great hopping weekend!

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  34. hi just stopping by to say hi i found you on the hop!

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  35. baby sitters club started me out a long time ago - how funny - found you from the hop and follow friday.

    seducedbybooks.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks for stopping by Alison. My Husband created my banner, it helps if you have a talented artist about for these things!
    I'm a new follower (and love harry potter and Twilight too!)
    TheDiaryofaBookworm.com

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  37. Thank you for "hopping" by my blog. I just read your review for "Staying Fat..." Sounds like a book I'm going to have to read. Thanks again, and have a great weekend!

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  38. You know, I still haven't finished Pride and Prejudice. I've been reading it (off and on) for about a year and a half now! I like the story, of course; I just keep finding other, newer books and getting distracted.

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  39. I think it will be awhile before I pick up Twilight. The movies have turned me off big time. I want to read Room, but with so many review books, it will be awhile before I can get to it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Already a follower :)

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  42. Thanks for stopping by! I agree that hopping and commenting is the best way to get into the blogging community. People appreciate comments. We all like knowing someone's actually reading. I'm an old follower just stopping by to comment. Have a great weekend!

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  43. Hi! Thanks for coming by, and for following me. I am now following you back plus I love Manga :D
    Hope you took part in my international Giveaway!
    Dee from e-Volving Books

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  44. Oh, and Im uploading my first review on Goodreads now :) Thanks! I was searching for an auto update tool thingie, but perhaps thats not available?

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  45. I'm stopping by from the blog hop and wanted to say that I'm now a new follower!

    Also, I'm spreading the word that every comment on my blog for the month of October counts towards some awesome giveaways and also helps raise money for the Room to Read Girls' Education program! Have a great weekend! :D

    Emily
    What Book is That?

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  46. Hopping by to return the visit! I must check out that giveaway. :-)

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  47. stopping by to say hi from the hop! thanks for visiting my blog, i'm following you :)

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  48. Hi! Hopping by your blog a little late.... but I'm happy I discovered your blog! Looking forward to seeing what's next. :)

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  49. Hi Alison! I'm stopping again by to pass on the Versatile Blogger award to you. Come pick it up!

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  50. Hi again!

    I actually had read an ARC of Twilight months before the actual release, August, I think? When the book just hit store shelves, Stephenie Meyer did a small book tour and came to my mall. The book was so new that their were only like 10 people in her audience and I was one of the few that had read the book. :D I kick myself for being so shy b/c I literally could have picked her brain for quite sometime!!!! Now she's just far too popular.

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  51. I really wish Blogger was like LJ, where you can comment on comments!!! Anyway, my mom works at a library so she gets arcs sent over to her all the time. Most of my favorite books, I discovered first in arc form.

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  52. Just stopping by very late to finish up my hopping. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wanted to drop in and say hi. I'm already a follower, but I do love your blog.

    Jen
    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

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  53. I nominated you for an award http://inthe-outhouse.blogspot.com/2010/10/huge-thank-you-to-cozy-readers-corner.html

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  54. Am a new follower. I love your blog. Will be visiting here regularly.

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