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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book Blogger Hop + Follow Friday!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books!

This Week's Question:

If you see a book that looks good, but it is part of a series, do you start with book one or just read the one you want to read?

My Answer:

I always, always, always start with book one. I can't read just part of a series. Series are all about getting indebted in the characters and becoming immersed in the world and I can't do that just reading the last book or book 2. My brain just doesn't work that way, plus I'm kind of nosy when it comes to my characters. I want to know as much as I can.

Follow Friday is hosted by the awesome Parajunkee at Parajunkee's" View

This Week's Question:

What is your monthly book budget?

My Answer:

I don't have a monthly book budget really, maybe if I did I would be more organized with my buying but really I just pick up things randomly. I do try to only go once a month in order to pick up things I only really, really want, but that normally doesn't happen... and when I go to signings (which seems to be fairly often recently) that idea goes out the window.


Alison said...

Hopping through. Hope you have a great weekend!
My Hop

Music4Betty said...

I keep my budget really low, but there are times when I have to toss it out and just buy!

Julia :) said...

Wow I absolutly ADORE your blog banner. Its so enchanting!

Just hopping through! I'm a new follower. :)

Julia @ That Hapa Chick

Jan von Harz said...

Hopped in to say hi. I am very bad with budgeting when it comes to books, more of a see it, want it, buy it kinda gal. Have a great weekend!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

I'm with you. I start at the beginning! and my book budget...sad :( lol!!

I Read Banned Books said...

Old follower...
I'm with you, always start with book one. Drives me crazy that others don't. ;)

Hope you come by and see my answer!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Hey! I'm an old follower just stopping by on the hop to wish you a great weekend!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

Bella said...

Just stopping by for Hop. Agree with you on the question, I have to start at the beginning of the series, or I'll just get confused. New follower. =]

Bella @

Howard Sherman said...

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

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Hi twin! I haven't stopped by for a while, sadly. ;_; So I'm here now, giving you a few weeks' worth of loving in one post! <3

I can't start a book mid-series, either. Can't. There might have been something I missed or some important concept in the first book. I don't like not knowing what the heck is going on.

My book budget is $0! I'm a poor college student, so I only borrow books from the library or read in Barnes and Noble while hogging their air conditioning. :)

Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer. Have a good weekend twinzor! <3

Katie said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the hop :) I try to read books in the order intended, but I have had a few instances that I found I was reading a sequel. Have a blessed weekend!

Lora1967 said...

I just wanted to say hi. Please stop by and say hi do my poll and giveaway for books.
Depends on how many are in the stories and if they are in the same stories and stand alone otherwise no I spend about 50 a month on books

Lora1967 said...

Hi Just hopping around to say hi this is my first blog hop. I do books sometimes but right now I'm giving away a really nice pair of Bushnell binoculars. Really. Come on over and hi high and check out my site. Refer your hubby boyfriend or just your friend that hunt. I always start with the first one in a series.
Thanks This is fun

vampgirlx90 said...

Hello Fellow Blogger! Wanted to show some love and say your blog is wonderful. I myself just started a new blog and could really use your support. Return the favor and become a follower?

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower! Happy Follow Friday and Blog Hop!!!

Emma Michaels

AngelicNytmare said...

Just dropping by to say hello. I know about the signing my first one I went and I spent like 50 dollars. -sighs-

have a good weekend!

kel said...

Oh, how I wish I had a book budget! Lately it has been nonexistent! Thankfully, I do get quite a few freebies each month, so that helps!

Girls with Books
Teen Bookshelf

April said...

Dropping by from the hop!
great blog, i'm your newest follower

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