9.22.2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (5?)

I'm losing count, my days have been so busy recently D;

First is Follow Friday, from Allison Can Read and Parajunkee:








Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?

The only novel series that I constantly go back to is the Artemis Fowl series, which for many reasons I continue to mention here on Follow Friday. In my eyes, the series has a great plot, awesomely snarky humor, characters that I've grown to love/ loved since the first page, and is long enough to be satisfactory without feeling ripped off (final book, #8, is scheduled for next year.) I know that many times it's humor is seen as childish (and rightly so), and that the books are in both the childrens' room and YA section of my public library, but I swear I will go and see the movie even if I am forty when it comes out. 
Also, I put the graphic novel on a display stand in the childrens' graphic novel section while I was working last week, and had a happy-dance moment when I came in this week to find it gone. Another soul converted!


Next (as usual) is Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Crazy for Books!



Book Blogger Hop

“As a blog reader, what information (besides the book review) do you like to see in other bloggers’ reviews of books? (For example – Author bio, social media links, book synopsis from Amazon/Goodreads or one written by the blogger, page count, ISBN number, link to purchase, etc.)”
I'm actually not that picky about it. I like seeing the publication date (and subsequently forget to put them in my own reviews), and the Goodreads link for the book. I'm on GR a lot, so I like to be able to click on a link at the bottom of an interesting review and be taken to the page so I can mark it to be read. Personally, I find author bio to be a bit unnecessary in a book review, and I'd rather those go on a separate post (about new and upcoming author posts, NYT bestseller posts, etc.)
As for which synopsis that I like, for a while I would write them on my own but recently switched to writing down the ones from the inside/ back cover of the books. That's obviously easier on my part, and I can then devote more time to writing the review itself. I see a lot of other book bloggers do it too.

12 comments:

  1. I REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY Want to read Artemis Fowl but havent found the time.
    I followed.
    My Follow Friday Click Here

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  2. Good choice!

    New follower!

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/09/following-friday-5.html

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  3. Hopping through. I've heard lots of good things about the Artemis Fowl series. I really should read it some time.
    My Hop

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  4. This has been on my TBR list for YEARS. Crap. What the heck is taking me so long!

    I'm your newest follower!
    Care to follow back? :)

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    lovelifeandreading.blogspot.com

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  5. I really have to read the Artemis Fowl series! My teacher recommended it to me ever since 7th/8th grade, 2-3 years ago and I still havent read it.

    Jess @ MaybeitzLove

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  6. That's a pretty cool choice. :) Original, too. The Artemis Fowl books are some of my boyfriend's favorites. Not my cup of tea, personally, but everyone has different tastes.

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  7. My little sister loves Artemis Foul. :) I though haven't read it yet.

    New follower. :) My Friday!!! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Hi there, new follower here - Love your blog!

    Great answer! I haven't heard of this series yet, but it's definitely being added to my TBR list! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/09/follow-friday-15-updates-and-some.html

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  9. I haven't read Artemis Foul yet, but I've heard its good!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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  10. Happy Follow Friday!

    I hope you will stop by and check out our twitter event going on today!
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

    Sincerely,
    Emma

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  11. I've never paid much attention to the Artemis Fowl series. :/

    I do re-read HP and Twilight a lot though!

    Happy Friday!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  12. Hopping by from the Blog Hop.

    Have fun.

    Elizabeth - OLD FOLLOWER

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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