Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (4)

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 usual monthly book budget?

Book budget whaaat??  If I try to set a budget for books, I am convinced that it would only lead to disaster.  I buy books when I have extra money, and when I'm broke I don't buy them.  Some months I may buy one book, and others I might buy ten.

 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:
If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

Heck yes, I do!  I cannot stand to read a series out of order, and won't do it.

Welcome to all of the new faces, and welcome back to the old ones!
Here is some of what has been happening on my blog since last time:

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  1. Hopping through and now following you!

    Your comment about not having money meaning you don't buy books made me chuckle. I'm exactly the same way. If the bank is empty, so is my monthly book buys.

  2. Just stopping by through Follow Friday. I try to budget but always spend alot.

    I am a new follower. Check out my blog at

  3. Hey- I stopped by from the hop. I am curious to find someone who likes reading series out of order... I totally agree with you that the books need to be read in order.

  4. Hopped in to say his and am now a follower. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Hello, joining you from over at the hop. I've enjoyed meeting you, happy reading, PW.

  6. Hopping by....I like your budget answer! Agree!
    Hope you come by and see my answer!

  7. Hey! I'm your newest follower; just stopping by on the hop to wish you a great weekend!

    I hate reading books of a series out of order and try to avoid it. But sometimes it happens to me without even realizing it until I find myself completely lost. It pays to do your research before starting a new book!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

  8. Hopping through. I'm a new follower. Like you, I don't have a set budget. I usually don't buy anything but it's nice to get someone once in awhile.
    My Hop

  9. Hi, I'm a new follower =) I see that you read Dash + Lily! So jealous! I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Happy Friday!

  10. Hi! I'm a new follower too! You can find me here: I try to start at the beginning of a series adn my book budget is very very sad lol

  11. I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
    doesn't run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  12. Hey there! Awesome blog. I love the theme!!!!
    I usually read series in order, but sometimes I pick up a book and don't realize that its part of a series. Oops!

    Following you now. :)

  13. Hi, Jenny! Just dropping by from the hop. :) I can't read a series too out of sequence!

    Have a nice weekend!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  14. Hi Jenny. I prefer reading series books in order. It adds to the build up of the overall series plot. New follower from the hop and follow Friday.

    Have a great weekend.


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