Hey. So there’s this thing called Bloggiesta, where you work on your blog – updating, changing, adding, etc – for a weekend along with other bloggers, and you ya know, dedicate time to your blog and you get ideas and tips from other bloggers and stuff. I always seem to miss it, but not this time!
This is happening March 30th to April 1st. So, you make a to-do list for your blog, blog hop and tweet with other participants, participate in some challenges if you want to, and at the end of the weekend hopefully your blog is all fresh and updated and such! You should check out the sign-up post here.
Now I want to ask you guys -are there any changes you’d like to see on my blog? Any widgets I should add, any new page info, polls, links to other media, a calendar, anything? Leave your suggestions in the comments - I really want your ideas! Cause honestly, I can’t think of a whole lot to do or change*… but that’s probably from laziness and a lack of imagination on my part. So tell me what you’d like to see, kay? Kay.
So yeah. March 30 through April 1. Bloggiesta! Sign up so that I can have fun participating with you all!
* Except I know I need to take down the Valentine’s Day header. I got to get with my sis and make a spring-time one.
Hop, hop, hop.
Hey ya’ll. So I’m actually up late / early enough to do this before work for once, yay. I’m a little more than halfway through Nightwatch, so expect a review of that HOPEFULLY tomorrow. So this here Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books, and you should visit there for more info and participate and such.
So this week’s question is………
“What is your favorite spooky book (i.e. mystery/suspense, thriller, ghost story, etc.)?”
Hmmmm… this is actually a tough question cause I hate being scared and henceforth don’t read many books that would fall in this category. However I do read classics, and hence I’ll have to go with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, cause that dude totally knows how to create a sinister, dreary atmosphere. I’d also have to say Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte cause you know, there’s moors and rain and ghosts and so much good gothicness and I loves it.
Soooo… what about you? Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite spooky book is! Do it.
Hello and welcome! Figured today was a good day for a blog hop post, since I like the question, I’m at work, and I’m probably not going to have a review to post today (still reading Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire, which I’m really enjoying). If you’re interested in joining in on the hopping fun, check out Crazy For Books for more info.
So this week’s question is…
“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”
Luckily, I don’t really have one genre that I read the most. I bounce around fantasy, sci-fi, romance, YA, regular fiction, classics, humor, historical fiction, etc. pretty evenly. In fact, the best that I can narrow down my favorite genre is just fiction, because that covers everything that isn’t non-fiction. If fiction wasn’t being written anymore, I’d just read non-fiction. And I could never give up reading completely! If there were no books around, I’d read appliance manuals just to have something to read.
So what about you guys? What would you read if you couldn’t read your favorite genre anymore?
Hello, and welcome! It’s time to the Book Blogger Hop! Feel free to get comfy and browse around
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen over at Crazy-For-Books, be sure to check there for more information on what the Hop is all about!
This week’s question is…
“Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore. I actually didn’t enjoy this Moore novel very much, but I can’t help but love the title.
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost. I picked this up used one day because the title was amusing, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Has anyone else?
Leave me a comment and let me know what the craziest book titles in your collection are! Happy Blog Hop!
Hi guys! So this is my first Book Blogger Hop since I’ve made the switch to WordPress. Looking forward to visiting some other blogs today! Book Blogger Hop is posted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books, you should visit there to see how to participate!
So this week’s blog hop question is…
“What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?”
My answer: I’m eagerly awaiting a bunch of new books this fall, but these are the two I’m looking forward to the most and would LOVE to be able to read in advance!
Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey: This is the next installment in her Tales of the 500 Kingdoms series, which I adore. I highly recommend these books, if you like anything with a magical, fantastical, or fairy-tale theme. I think this one is scheduled to be released on October 18th, 2011.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini: The fourth and final installment of the Inheritance series, better known as the Eragon books. I’ve loved these books, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the series ends! It’ll be released on November 8th, 2011.
Not that I’m likely to get ARC’s of these, of course. But I can dream
What upcoming release would you love to get an ARC of? Leave a comment & let me know!
Hola, readers! I’m participating in this week’s Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books) for a couple reasons:
- I haven’t done one in a while and I liked this week’s question.
- I’m about 300 pages into a 1200 page book… so it’s probably going to be a couple more days before I get to post a review. Sorry about that. But after this book I’ll be in the mood for some quicker reads!
Anyhoo, this week’s topic is a good one. Here’s the question:
“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
And here’s my answer:I don’t know if I’ve ever actually had that realization – reading has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents weren’t bookish. Neither of them read for pleasure. Ever. But I did learn to read pretty quickly in school and it just took off from there. I also had not the best childhood (boo-hoo), and I remember being able to completely sink into books as a kid and everything else around me just vanished. I wouldn’t even hear when someone called my name, I was in a completely other world. And people never really made fun of me for being such a reader as I grew up – I didn’t really hang out with people like that in school. So it never seemed anything other than normal to me.
I guess the closest I can come to “realizing” that reading was a truly important part of my life was when I was discussing tattoo options with my boyfriend (who dislikes tattoos, btw). I was trying to express my frustration because I decided I wanted a bookish tattoo but couldn’t find or think of one that would represent my love for reading accurately. And as I was talking about it, I realized how much I really do want a tattoo to represent my bookish ways, because reading has been the one great, constant love in my life. (Obviously I love my honeyman more, but reading has been a continuous presence in my life since the age of about 6.) As of yet, I haven’t though of that perfect bookish tattoo, but I will dammit!
So I guess that’s my answer. And I’d love for you guys to tell me when you
had this epiphany about reading! (Or give me reader-themed tattoo suggests, I’d appreciate the ideas!)
BTW, before you leave you should check out my Summer Mini-Readathon
, on July 10th! It’s going to be so fun, and I have recently had news of a BONUS challenge / giveaway… I’ll announce more on that sometime in the beginning of next week.
Hoppy Friday! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen over at Crazy-For-Books – and Happy Birthday to her!
It’s been a bit since I’ve done a blog-hopping thingy, but I liked this week’s question and I could use the distraction while I’m at work today
This week’s question is….
“Summer is coming quickly – what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?”
My Answer: Sadly, the two books I’m most looking forward to technically aren’t new releases, but rather re-prints.
A special 20th Anniversary edition of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is being released on July 5th, and I’m super-excited about that. I love Outlander dearly, and can’t wait to have the new edition all pretty-ed up.
And secondly, on June 21st The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons will be released in paperback in the U.S. It was originally published a few years back but it’s HARD to find a used copy for sale at a decent price anywhere. It’s the last in the trilogy about Tatiana and Alexander (from The Bronze Horseman, and Tatiana and Alexander), and I can’t wait to finally see how their story ends. )
So those are mine! What books are you excited for this summer?
This Friday is kind of extra special, because it turns out that the Blogger Hop is now over 1 year old! Happy Birthday Blog Hop!!! This is hosted weekly by Jen at Crazy-For-Books, visit the link to join in!
This week’s question is:
“Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?”
I personally only like to read one book at a time. I like to be sucked into the story, and I don’t want one book interfering with my thoughts / feelings towards another book.
That being said though, I do occasionally break down and start reading two or three at a time. This usually happens because I’m…
a) bored with one book.
b) excited to start a new release ASAP.
c) too overwhelmed with the bajillion books I want to or should be reading.
What usually ends up happening when I read more than one book is that I end up ditching at least one of them, because it’s boring me, or I’m no longer in the mood to keep reading it. So, I try to avoid this little problem and only give my attention to one book at a time. Much simpler that way )
What about you? Are you book – monogamous? Are do you like to read more than one?
Also, before you leave, take a look at the choices for April’s reads and vote!
So, you might have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately. That’s for two reasons. One is that I’m about halfway through a almost 1000 page book, and I’m hopefully be finishing and reviewing that tomorrow. Second reason is that I have been totally lazy with my social internet usage lately. I have to be careful about not spending a lot of time online at work (they finally blocked Goodreads), and once I’m home I’m kinda tired. Or busy. Or both. So sorry, but bear with me while I try to catch up!
So this week’s Blogger Hop, hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books, is a really fun question.
“If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?”
Ohhh man, okay, my answer:
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Fire by Kristin Cashore
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
and I’d pre-order The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (out 3/22)
So what books would you buy right now if you had $80???
It’s Friday, and it’s been a while since I’ve done the blog hop! Looking forward to hopping around and seeing everyone’s answers! The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books, head there to sign up and participate! And now, on to the weekly question:
“Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?”
My answer: Yes. At the time that I created my review blog, I intended to review all kinds of things, not just books, and therefore Sarah Says was kind of general. When I decided to make it more of a book-only review blog, I was wishing I had picked something a little different. But now, I’ve learned to embrace it, especially since I had it re-designed and all pretty-fied.
What about you? And any other name suggestions for my blog? Feel free to look around, and vote for what you’d like to see read and reviewed in March!