Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop & Weekly Recap

Friday, March 18, 2011


It's Follow Friday! Hosted by the always amazing Parajunkee's View, this is a chance to meet new blogger friends and grow our networks.

This week's question is "How did you come up with the name of your blog?"

Um.

Do I really need to answer that?

The short answer is that I wanted to stick with my name for simplicity and to build myself as a brand, not just the blog itself. Ta da!

Be sure to check out this week's featured blogger (and one of my personal favorites) Gone with the Words and the rest of the participants.



Book Blogger Hop

Hosted by Crazy For Books, this blog hop is all about connecting with our fellow bloggers. Each week we discuss a book-related question and hop around to other blogs to see their answers.

This week's question is "Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"

I usually read more than one book at a time. I'm almost always reading one or two on my Kindle, and then I have a paperback that sits by my bed. Right now, for instance, I'm breaking up the formal Jane Eyre with the creepy Wicked Lovely on my Kindle, and I'm reading 13 to Life in bed at night. I go through spurts where I'll focus on one book at a time, but usually I'm too fickle and need to go back and forth between them. The downside is that if I read books that are too similar to one another while I do this, I can confuse the story lines.

What about you?


My weekly recap is inspired by the phenomenally talented, kind and generous Small Review. If you are not already following her, you are really missing out.

If you're a first time visitor, or just didn't get the chance to stop by this week, here's what you missed:

Features and Memes
Silly Sunday - Bronte Sisters Power Dolls
Watch a funny fake advertisement for some killer literary dolls.

In My Mailbox
A return to the vlog.

Waiting on Wednesday - Crossed by Ally Condie
The much anticipated sequel to Matched.

Reviews

The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald
4/5 stars
I Read Banned Books ARC Tour

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
5/5 stars
Get Steampunked! Challenge

10 comments:

Christy @ReaderBee said...

Hopping by!

I usually only read one book at a time, but now I'm starting to think about adding in another read when I'm reading a really hard book. :)

Happy Friday!
My Hop!

A. Knight said...

Gah, I suck! I haven't visited in awhile! I just haven't had the time to comment...

Anyway, I always wanted to know why you stuck with your name for your blog. And now I get why.

I'm so mad I missed this week's posts. I browsed through, and it sounds like it was a pretty eventful week. Plus, you ended up enjoying a few reads, too!

:(

Asher K.

Jenni Elyse said...

Ha ha! I love your snarky little reply at the beginning. I like the idea of building myself as a brand too. That's one of the reasons I chose my name for my blog name.

Howard Sherman said...

Not everyone can multi-task and nobody should. When it comes to book sure, I can't read four books simultaneously (or even two, for that matter!) but there are times I'll juggle as many as four books at a time depending on the subject matter, the urgency or more often both.

The real trick to this is what KINDS of books to juggle. Hop on over to my blog and learn the method behind my madness - http://www.howardshermannet
Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

gautami tripathy said...

I read more than one book at a time, sometimes three, sometimes five!

I read varied genres, have a truly eclectic taste in books. Feel free to explore my blog, browse mt reviews.

Here is my Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday post!

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Awww! I'm a personal favorite?! This makes me happy. :D And same to you!

Jess @ Gone with the Words

Katie said...

The Bronte Sisters Power Dolls video is hilarious! And I love Small Review too :)

Just found you via the Hop! Have a great weekend :)

Lucia said...

I can't help but to have half a million books going at once! Too many good books to read. :O

Have a great weekend!
Lucia
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

Elizabeth said...

One-book-at-a-time lady here....

....I don't know how folks do it....I am amazed at how many people read more than one book at at time. :)

Stop by my blog for a giveaway of LINEN QUEEN courtesy of Sarah from Hachette Books and to see my answer to this week's Blog Hop question.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Hopping through. I like reading multiple books. Especially with drier books like classics.
My Hop

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