Friday, March 18, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

I saw this on a blog I follow and thought it might be fun to participate. I hope my "reviews" (or lack thereof) don't bother people! If you're reading this because of the Hop, I don't review books in depth or describe the plots much because as a reader I don't like having too much of a book given away before I start to read. I like to discover the book for myself and not anticipate something happening that I read about in a review. In fact, in the last several books that I read, there were many little surprises that I was very glad I discovered on my own and didn't know them before I started reading. So my apologies if you prefer more in-depth reviews than what I provide here!

This is the cool logo for the Book Blogger Hop - thanks Listener for helping me make this appear! :)
Book Blogger Hop

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

My answer: Actually, if you read the post just previous to this one, in a happy coincidence I answered this - I am in a terrible habit of having more than one book in progress at one time! I always mean to stop and concentrate on a single book but there are just so many interesting books in the world it's hard. The main reason I think I do this is because I'm lazy, so I tend to have an "upstairs book" that I read before I go to sleep, and a "downstairs book" that I read in the living room or at the table in the dining room. I usually forget to carry around the book I'm reading so I get another one that's nearby if I'm on a certain floor of the house, etc. Or I keep bringing home the 50 cent Library Sale paperbacks and there is usually at least one that I don't want to wait to read so I might just start because I can't wait and then before I know it there are a few books. Lately I've been concentrating on finishing as many of these 50 cent books as possible so I am trying to read one at a time, but I suspect I'll never entirely break this habit!

10 comments:

  1. I read a different book for every format I read in: digital audiobook, CD audiobook, ebook, and dead tree. My blog reviews free audiobooks, so I tend to read those more than other books.

    By the way, if you look at your post page, there should be a little tab that says HTML. Click that tab and you can insert code like the one above.

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  2. Hi I usually have a couple of books on the go at once. I am a new follower of your blog :)

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  3. Hi all! Thanks for stopping by, I will be visiting blogs later today and will start with yours! :)

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  4. Howdy! Found you via the Book Blog Hop. I'm now a new follower - number 8, that's me. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Janna
    Primo Reads

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  5. I completely agree about reviews - I only ever skim through them because I don't want to be too influenced by other's people's views. Sometimes a book that gets so much hype, I don't actually find that interesting.

    Welcome to the hop too! I've heard a couple of people say they have 'bed-time' books- I guess they're normally a bit more relaxing!

    Have a great weekend :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm your new follower! So far, Jonathan Strange is a little slow going, but I've heard the conclusion is very exciting... I'll have to let you know. I read Life of Pi last year and thought it was amazing!

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by, I am returning the follow! I like your upstairs and downstairs books, too funny. I should stash a few in the couch myself!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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  9. thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower!
    have a great week!

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