Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hopping Time

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 three and a half months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books.

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

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?

I don't write reviews until after I've finished the book, although I'm thinking about how I want to shape the review as I read. I typically review a book a few days to a week after I've read it, partly because I want to give it time to sink in and partly because I procrastinate.

Follow Friday: What is the best book cover ever?

Ummm...hmmm...I'm not sure. Let me think about it and I'll update the post.

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


  1. Hey Alison! My answer is here I'm an old follower!

  2. I am with you on waiting to write a review though I love that you'll admit you're procrastinating a bit!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  3. Hi, Alison! Just hopping by. :) Already a follower.
    I agree with giving it time first before writing a review.


    Musings of a Reader Happy

  4. Found your site thru the Hop and decided to stick around as a follower. I'm an adult who ready YA too so it's always nice to read reviews from other bloggers in the same boat.

  5. Hi! I'm hopping by for Follow Friday! Great blog - I'm following you. I'm an adult who loves YA too!

    Hop on by to Paromantasy We currently have a giveway going on. Join for a chance to win new PNR novel, The Ghost Hunter!

  6. Hey! I'm an old follower just hopping by to say, "WASSUP?"

    Anyway, I am like you - making notes to self (in my head) while reading... but I am psycho about getting that review out ASAP... It's like an addiction of some sort.

    Blog Hop @ The Elliott Review

  7. Just stopping by from the blog hop. Have a great weekend! =D

    -Kaitlyn Schulz

  8. I also tend to wait a few days after I've read a book to actually write my review! Although I do have to get all my notes together right after finishing, because while I can remember general thoughts and feelings when I write my review, I'll have forgotten specific things if I didn't note them somewhere. My memory is all over the place, haha!

  9. Hello, Happy Hopping.

    It is a bit fun thinking about how you would like to present the review.

    I wait tell the book is completely finished before I start ranting and raving about it.

    Black Disaster Fairy

  10. Happy HOP!! All I can say is how wonderful it is to meet a fellow procrastinator :)

    HOP by and visit

  11. I do the exact same thing with reviews : )
    and I vote Eyes Like Stars for best cover ever...or Crown Duel or Fallen...uhm, you're right. Hard choice!

    Also, I tagged you on my blog!

  12. Interesting to know how other bloggers review - I write notes as I go along and use stickie notes as well.

  13. Exactly the same as mine. Same as the others, notes are always a must :) Dropping by via the hop. If you have the time, come visit me over Cladestine Sanctuary and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

  14. Hi!

    LOL, your answer to the cover question cracked me up... I had that problem for a second... and then I stopped and thought of Book Covers and figured out which one stuck out foremost in my mind... and that's how I ended up where I ended :)

    Check out my Hop here:
    Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

  15. HI!Already a follower!
    Just dropped in to say hi :)

  16. already follow and I do that too with my reviews too.have a great weekend

  17. Happy Hop!

    In answer to this week's question, I wait until I've finished reading the book before I do any part of my review. I read fast, so it works for me :)

  18. (Hopping!)

    I sometimes like to wait a couple of days before I review, but I also find that I start forgetting what happened with some books. I suppose that's a hint to me that maybe I didn't like those all that much...

  19. Hello! Hopping by =)

    Hmm that's a really good point! When you know you're going to review something, it's hard not to think about the wording as you go along. I take notes so that I can remember specific points that inspire me, but I don't actually write out the review until I'm completely done either.

    Happy Friday!

    The Bookish Type

  20. I'm already a follower of yours but I wanted to hop on by from the hop and follow friday and say hello!

  21. Just hopping by... great blog! I'll be back...

  22. Just stopping by for the hop!!! I hope you are doing well and having a great weekend so far!!

    Feel free to check out mine at Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

  23. I wait until I'm done as well. Sometimes a day, sometimes a week and sometimes even longer.

    Happy weekend. Come see how I write reviews

  24. Sorry left you the wrong link-here is the right one - Addicted To Romance

  25. Just stopping by from the Hop! Have a great weekend!

  26. Hi Alison. Just dropping by from the hop and follow. New gfc, goodreads, and twitter follower. Drop by and check out my giveaway if you can.


  27. Hopping over to say have a great weekend!


  28. Procrastinate?! Don't we all?! Following you from the hop. Come and visit me at

  29. Just hopping by….

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week’s questions…it was my question that was chosen…pretty neat.

    I also have a lot of reviews you may want to check out.

    Happy Hopping, Everyone….hop on over to my blog to see MY answer to MY question.


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