Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (2)


Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View.
Check it out to sign up and participate, or to discover some awesome book blogs!

This week's question:
What is your reading suggestion this week?

It is so hard to choose just one!  Tons of new YA came out this week.  I'm going to go with Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly.  I've been on a historical fiction kick.  I haven't been able to read it yet, but it looks pretty cool.
Revolution
 The Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.
Check it out to sign up and join in, or to check out some great book blogs!

This week's question:
When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move on to another title?

I guess it depends on how much I'm not feeling what I'm reading and on which books I have waiting in the to-read pile.  I usually at least try to push forward and finish a book.  There aren't many that I cannot finish.  However, if I've given a book a couple of fair chances and I still cannot stay interested in it, I will switch to one of the books from the stack.  I always have the intention to (and almost always do) go back and finish the first book again at a later date.  This does not really happen to me as much as it used to, because with all of the online resources that are at our disposal, such as the book blogosphere and sites like Goodreads & Amazon, I am able to do enough research on a book to know beforehand if it is something that I will probably like, and to avoid the ones that are unlikely to appeal to me.  I also think that it is important, when accepting a book for review, to be discerning.

Welcome to all of the new faces, and welcome back to the old ones!
Here is some of what has been going on at my blog this past week:

Reviews:
Winter Shadows by Margaret Buffie
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Extras:
In My Mailbox

Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

  1. Stopping by from FF, I am now a follower!
    Enjoy the weekend :)

    Giota | Just Another Book Blog

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  2. Hi,found you through Follow Friday!
    I’m your newest follower!

    Come check my blog at http://bookstobrightenyourmood.blogspot.com/

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Hopping by. A new blog for me. Come and enter my giveaway if you like (although it's not a YA book).

    Happy reading!

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  4. Hopping by... now following. Happy Friday!

    Sarah
    http://sarahreadstoomuch.blogspot.com

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  5. I totally understand the whole "pushing through" to get to the end. I do the same thing.. if I DNF a book, it make me feel incredibly guilty. There have only been about 3 this year that I wasn't able to finish.

    I'm a new follower, stopping by from BBH/FF! Have a great weekend :)

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  6. Visiting from the hop and am a new follower.

    I don't have any issues walking away from a book, why read if you are miserable? :)

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  7. Just hopping by! Like you, I rarely find a book I don't like, so I don't generally have a problem finishing what I start!!

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  8. Revolution does look good. I have it on my TBR list! Hope you have a great weekend! I'm a new follower - your site is interesting AND gorgeous!

    Jessi
    Here's my Hop and FF

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  9. hi, hope your having a great day. I found you blog through Follow Friday and I decided to follow your blog to cheer you up.

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  10. Ah yes, goodreads and amazon are amazing for pre-reading research! :D You still sometimes pick up a book that loads of people think is great and find it rubbish though!

    Come visit my blog to see my answer to the question (and check out my giveaway!)

    http://libertyfallsdown.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/book-blog-hop-15/

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  11. Hi! Hoppin' on by to say "Hi!" Nice blog, I just followed. And yep, I stick it out till the end and will even continue with the series!
    Have a great weekend!
    http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi! Visiting (and following you now) from the blog hop. If you'd like to return the favor, stop by The Book Frog.

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  13. Hi, stopping in via the hop! I'm going to check out your recommendations. Hope you're having a great weekend :)

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  14. Just hoppin’ on by <3 I'm an old follower :)

    I usually stick books out, even if it annoys me like crazy. I like giving fair chances to books, and I feel incomplete if I don’t finish it. I’ve even stuck it through an entire series I absolutely hated. Maybe it’s just me being weird.

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer.

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  15. Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  16. You're right - it's not too hard to pick up a book that you know you are going to like nowadays with all the resources we have available to us. Glad to have found your blog through BBH. I still love YA, and I am now a follower :)

    -Linds

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  17. Just hopping by...I like the name and look of your blog.

    Here's my Hop post:

    Click my name for the link....

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  18. Hopping through. Great looking blog. Good luck on the Contemps Challenge - I'm still debating on joining. :)

    Oh and where did you find the cute pink ribbon? I would love to post one on my blog too, but would want to give proper credit.

    -C

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  19. I'm a new follower hopping by! Love your blog!

    http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/book-blogger-hope-october-15th-18th.html

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  20. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I haven't been home all day, but I will definitely be hopping by all of your blogs soon!

    Chrystal: The pink ribbon is there in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I wear the breast cancer awareness ribbon on my blog in honor of a good friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to have a bilateral mastectomy and just completed her chemotherapy last week.

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  21. Happy HOP :) If I'm not feeling a connection and it seems like the timing is off I stop with the intent of coming back later. i really believe there is a book for every occassion and that that forcing to read something is more a chore than something enjoyable. With the books I've been asked to review, there's only been one book I couldn't finish and OMG I tried so hard to do read it but in the end I felt sick and felt if I kept going I'd end up hating it. I'd rather wait til I'm in a better space than push through. Just my two cents worth.

    Come HOP by and visit

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  22. Hopping for the first time! Like you, I do a lot of "research" before I ever decide to read a book in the first place...there are so many books out there available to read for everyone, so I try to stay focused on the ones that really appeal to me.

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  23. Found you on FF, I'm a newcomer and I'm really enjoying visiting the blogs and following too. I'm your newest follower, I hope you'll follow back :) You have a great blog! Happy Weekend!

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  24. I think your comment on being discerning about ARC's might be the best comment I've read, it's very true.
    I'm a new follower. Drop by my blog and share your scary/paranormal reviews, interviews or giveaways all month long on my Giving me the Creeps October links page. And spread the scary with fellow bloggers.
    TheDiaryofaBookworm.com

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