Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday December 10 – 12th

While you’re hopping through, please take a look at my current contests!! Everyone needs more books, right??

It’s Friday! Time to discover new blogs to follow! Blog Hop is a meme held every weekend and it is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books. It’s a great way to find book blogs that you might now know about.

Question of the Week:

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs?  Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"

I like reviews, cover reveals, and publishing news the best, because they expose me to books that I probably wouldn’t look at twice.  Interviews are fun as well, and, hey, who is going to complain about an awesome contest or two? 

Parajunkee is hosting Follow Friday, which is another fun way to meet new bloggers. Check out Parajunkee’s blog here. If you are visiting from the Blog Hop, please leave a comment so I can stop by your blog to say hi!

Question of the week:
Do you have an under-noticed author that you think we should all know about?

I have several, but I’ll stick with just two.  Octavia Butler writes compelling, thought provoking science fiction, and I have loved every book that I have read.  Pick up Mind of My Mind  for a gripping read about a young woman who refuses to let someone use her for his own gain.  I’ve read it about four times now, and have enjoyed it every time.

Diana Wynne Jones is another author who doesn’t get the credit she deserves.  She was writing fun children’s fantasy novels long before Harry Potter made his ballyhooed appearance, and her books are full of wit and suspense, with very sympathetic characters.  I highly recommend picking up The Chronicles of Chrestomanci!

13 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday December 10 – 12th

  • December 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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    Isn’t Diana Wynne Jones the author of the Outlander series too?

  • December 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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    Just lovely… and I am swiping your crazy lovely badge :) It is in need of some side bar love.
    Darling, I just love reading about books I never heard of before and finding great reviews on books that I’ve been wanting to read. Plus making new friends is always a plus :)

    I think the most undervalued authors are the Indie Authors. Noah my lovely Igor created a wonderful badge for me, us!!

    Pleasant hopping to you,
    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

  • December 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm
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    @Jenni – No, the Outlander series is by Diana Gabaldon, and I so do not have the patience to read them. Those books are, like, a gabillion pages each! Diana Wynne Jones also wrote Howl’s Moving Castle, which was made into an animated film. That is a great book, too!

    @Mad Scientist – Thanks for dropping in! I love your blog :) I’ll be swiping your badge, too. I need to read more indie authors, but sometimes I don’t know who to try! I definitely need to read more of indie works, though.

  • December 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm
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    I like variety, too. Have a happy hop!

  • December 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm
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    Hopping through. I’m familiar with both these authors but haven’t read them.
    My Hop

  • December 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm
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    I like the under-noticed author question. I looked up Mind of my Mind, and it is supposed to be the second book in a series. Is that true? Would I have to read the first book first for full appreciation?

  • December 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm
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    @Susan- I read mind of my mind first, and it still makes more sense to me to read it first. Seed to harvest is a compilation of all of the books in the series, and I believe it is bound in chronological order, not the order the books were published (because the last book was really published first!).

    Parable of the sower is another wonderful story by Butler. She was such a talented writer!

  • December 10, 2010 at 11:57 pm
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    I’m your newest follower!
    Just blog hopping by! Nice to meet you. :-) My hop is at The Lit Express.

    Come check out our 100 follower giveaway. Prize is an amazon gift card!

  • December 11, 2010 at 4:02 am
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    I always love cover reveals. It’s so exciting to see new covers!

  • December 11, 2010 at 10:54 am
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    Thanks for stopping by. :)

    I love reviews for books that I have read. I like comparing them to what I think too.

    I dislike when I happen across a review for a book I’ve been wanting to read and it has spoilers without someone saying there will be spoilers.

  • December 11, 2010 at 11:21 am
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    Hi there, I’m hopping back. Your blog name is so cute. I agree that publishing news exposes you to books you may not normally look at.

  • December 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm
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    Thanks for visiting! I’m already following!Just hopping by to say hello! It’s nice to see other book blogs and read the answers on the question of the week!

    Here’s my post.
    I’m having a 14-day blog event with lots of giveaways! I hope you drop by. Thanks!

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