Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Blog Hop #13

I'm participating in two of my favorite Friday book hops today. Make sure to stop by my New Revelations Book Tour Giveaway for a chance to win a brand new Kindle.


To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
  6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

Maybe as an author I should be bothered more by this, but I'm actually not. I know some people are in the camp of get your own ideas to make millions off of, but I've enjoyed several books that are retellings of other novels. I think what's important about fan-fic inspired novels is that although they share similar concepts, they bring something new to the table as well. 
Book Blogger Hop

From the Crazy for Books blog:

"The Book Blogger Hop is much more than just a “follow for a follow”. It’s about making friends. There are literally thousands of book bloggers around the world. It can seem like we are blogging in a bubble, constantly checking the same blogs over and over again. The Hop is about taking the time to make a quality visit to another blog, getting to know the person who is writing that blog, and seeing if you really *want* to follow that person!"

Every week is a chance to visit a new blog or more, find connections, and learn about new books to read! The Friday Book Blogger hop was gone for a while, but it's back and better than ever. I missed it and I'm happy to participate as we rotate hosts! I'll be hosting this week and next!

Is there a book series that you're not totally into, but still keep buying new releases because you love the covers?

Not currently, but I did keep up with the Wicked Lovely series partly because of the covers although I lost interest by the second book. I'm even tempted to by the sequel to Halo because of the cover although I didn't like the first book at all. 


  1. Maybe I misunderstood this question. But I took it to mean books with similar ideas and whatnot. Vampires saving the world is my example. Two completely different books yet with the same theme. I don't mind those.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Answering the blog hop question....I normally do not read a series but covers draw me in.

    Happy Hopping!! Stop by for my answer if you like.

    Silver's Reviews

  3. I don't really mind either, if books have similar themes, as long as each book has a unique voice. For series with gorgeous covers - I wouldn't keep buying if I didn't like them - for me, it would be like throwing money away - money that could be spent buying a book I actually want to read.

    Tanya Patrice

  4. Hopping through. I've only read the first Wicked Lovely book - I liked it. I'd like to read the others, partly because of the stunning covers.
    My Hop

  5. I concur! Haha love that word. As long as there's some sort of twist or difference from the original story, I'm all for it. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Followed back. :)

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  6. Good answer, I like when books bring something new to the table. Thanks for stopping by. Following you back via GFC!

  7. I like spinoff books as well (when they're well written). WRITE ON!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following back :)

    -Kate the Book Buff

  9. Hi - I am new to blogging and added your blog to my blogroll - to follow. Thanks.