Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12 2010 Blog Hop Follow Friday Tag Along

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books.
About the Hop: In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!
This weeks question is: "If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

99.9% of the time, Yes. I just...have to. I need the history, the background, the buildup. There are series that can be read out of order, without any loss to the story, but I've always found that the investment I have in them is greater when I start at the beginning.

However, this sometimes works against me too. Because I'll start at the beginning and the book ends up not being very good and I never get to the fifth book in the series that I wanted to read in the first place.

I can only think of one series that I've read out of order, and that was by complete accident. Most of the time I research a book before I buy it - I love internet on my phone. LOL

Follow Friday is hosted at Parajunkee's View.
Her question this week is: What is your usual monthly book budget?

Um. I don't have one. I actually try not to think about what I spend on books. And some months are heavier than others. Honestly, I have no idea what I even spend on books a month - I make sure I have the money to buy what's coming out that particular week, or pay-period, and then I buy them. I think if I looked at actual dollars spent I'd be afraid.

I actually had a person at Borders the other day try to tell me how much I'd spent there this year already, and I told them I didn't want to know. We both laughed over that. I try to keep my spending reasonable.

Though I am trying to get myself onto a budget plan, but more of a budget of read vs. bought. So, this is my goal - for every two books I read, I can buy one new one. *nods* We'll see how well this works...

Calling all 18 and over book bloggers, are you looking for more bloggers like yourself? Well please join in so we can tag along with each other. This is for a specific group and your blog needs to primarily have book reviews and post adult book content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic, then you can play tag along. Sorry YA readers, but if you read both (I know some of you do) you can tag along also. Just make sure you have both YA and adult romance on your blog.

It doesn't matter what you read if it’s paranormal, suspense, historical, contemporary or mystery, along with erotic with any genre. As long as it is adult then you’re in.

To join in the fun and get details click here. This tag along is hosted by Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance.

If you have an adult book blog, please sign up for this tag along. There are others including myself that are looking for you so please join us.

New this week:
Review: Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
Review: Scoundrel by Zoƫ Archer
Free ebooks 16 I found a great site with free ebooks, so check this post out!

Right now I'm reading Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews, second in her Edge series. It took me a bit to get into, but the pacing picked up and the chemistry is intense! I'm really enjoying it and hope to have a review up this weekend.

What are you reading and loving this week? Or not loving, because I know I don't love everything I read.

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