Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blog Hop & Follow Friday

Welcome to my Blog.  While you are here, don't forget to stop by and enter my November Giveaway if you haven't already. 

This week I decided to participate in Follow Me Friday, hosted by Parajunkee's View, because this weeks question really interested me.  The question is: Who are your favorite authors?
I love sharing my favorite authors with people, and love to be introduced to new authors that I may not have  considered before.

My favorite adult authors include: Kelley Armstrong, Laurell K. Hamilton and Patricia Briggs.

My favorite YA/MG authors include: Rick Riordan, Carrie Ryan, and Brandon Mull.

Links to their websites, blogs, or wikipedia page can be found on my sidebar under "favorite authors"

The Book Blogger hop is an weekly event hosted by Crazy-for-books, as a way for bloggers to meet each other.
This Weeks question: What are your feelings about loosing followers?  Have you ever stopped following a blog.

So far I'm really new at this, and while I haven't actually noticed whether I've lost followers or not, I'm sure that it will happen.  It isn't a happy thought, but it makes me want to work harder at increasing the number of reviews that I do, and the number of posts that I make, to give people a reason to keep following me.  So far I have not stopped following any blogs, but that doesn't mean that I wouldn't consider doing so.  There are two reasons I would stop following a blog.  First of all, if they hadn't updated in a really long time, it seems pointless to continue following them.  Secondly, if they posted something that I found offensive, I wouldn't wish to follow them anymore.  They are, of course, free to express their opinion, but I don't have to read it.


  1. I hate to lose a follower, but I know it does happen! :( Here's my Hop: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Blog Hop...

  2. Hi, sablexi! ooh, you have a new layout. cute!

    old follower here. have a nice weekend!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  3. I love Patricia Briggs! I still need to read the fifth book in her Mercedes Thompson series, but my roommate has it, so I might have to borrow it! :)

    Have a great weekends!

  4. I there!

    I'm a new follower, and your blog is very very interesting!!!

    I get really sad when people leave the blog, but to each their own...

    I havent heard of those authors before, so its great that you love them, I'll go check them out!

    Come say hallo if you like at

  5. Just hopping through! I'm a new follower and would love it if you would follow me back at ( I have never stopped following a blog thus far and some of my favorite authors right now are Elizabeth Kostova, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, Kelly Armstrong, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

    Have a great weekend:)

  6. Thanks for a fun post. This is my first blog hop and I'm loving this, seeing all these like minded book loving blogs is a lot of fun. Your doll rating system is awesome and I am smiling. Too cute! Thanks for a fun post!

  7. Looks like our favorite authors are very similar! Kelley Armstrong is definitely in my top 3. I like Laurell K. Hamilton as well. Great picks!

    I'm your newest follower from the hop! You can check out my answers to this week's questions at Rabid Reads or follow me on Twitter. Have a great weekend!

  8. I've heard great things about the authors you've posted, but I haven't had a chance to read their books yet. And the reasons that you list for unfollowing a blog seem perfectly valid!

    I'm a new follower from the hop :-) Come see my post at Between the Covers

  9. Hopping through. I'm a follower. I've actually not read anything by Rick Riodan. I keep meaning to. I read one Brandon Mull book. It was decent, but my husband loves all his stuff.

  10. I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
    turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my

    On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
    such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
    over-the-top way.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  11. You have to look for my answer underneath the mountain pictures on my blog. I like your reply. It seems silly to worry about's comments I like! I think it is strange that I have very few followers that I actually know so if I lose one follower oh well, I didn't know then anyway.

  12. Happy Blog Hop Friday!

    I'm a new follower!

    I have too many fav authors to name...which is a good thing, I guess. :-D I have Armstrong in my TBR pile and I'm a big fan of Hamilton's earlier work...she has some great stuff out there!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lisajo85 @ Once Upon A Chapter

  13. happy Follow Friday, I love your blog Im a new follower. Kai