Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #3

Book Blogger Hop

This Meme is hosted by Jennifer from Crazy for Books on Fridays. 


Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.

1. Post about the Hop on your blog (feel free to grab the logo at the top of the post!)

Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier!

In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!).

I have asked this one before – back when the Hop first started – but I really enjoy reading people’s answers since they vary so widely. Plus, I had to come up with a really quick question this week since I am in the middle of packing for an overnight getaway for my wedding anniversary!

“How many books are currently in your To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile?”

My answer: I think my TBR is toppling over at about 1,000 right now. I have run out of bookcases so I have resorted to just piling them on the floor in my spare room. Yes, it is out of control. I guess my blog name is appropriate, yes?! LOL! 

I have about 30 to 50 books in my TBR pile!  I'm sure I will be adding some more to the pile soon!  LOL!

I need more questions!!! If you have a suggestion for a future HOP question, click here to fill out the form!


2. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List below.

In your description, please state the main genre that you review – Example: Crazy-for-Books (contemp. adult fiction)

3. Visit other blogs in the Linky List!

Make new friends! Follow new book bloggers! Talk about books! Rave about authors! Take the time to make a quality visit! Check out other posts and content, make a new friend! Don’t randomly follow someone if you never intend on actually following them! No spamming please! (Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs – it’s just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)

“What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?“

For me it would be the storyline has to be very interesting and the characters have to be well written.  Need to care about what happens to them to be able to finish the book.

If the story was boring and the characters not well written and very distasteful then I wouldn't be able to finish.


  1. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  2. Hi there. I'm a new follower. Found you through Crazy For Books's blog hop. I read a lot of romances and some mysteries. The Eve and Roarke books are among my favorites. If you get a chance to check out my blog that would be great.

  3. Hopping through. I don't give books up too often, but I definitely appreciate a good writing style. Prose that is well-written but doesn't get in the way of the plot.
    My Hop

  4. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

    Emma Michaels

  5. Hi. Glad I found your blog thru the book blogger hop as I too am fond of mysteries.

  6. Stopping by via Crazy-For-Book's Blog Hop. I'm following your blog.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka