Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Hop/Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop 

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"
I like reading reviews but usually of books that I've read already; I feel more equipped to contribute to the conversation that way.  I usually skip author guest posts unless a giveaway is attached-sorry!  And of course I like giveaways, because we all love free books, but I think my favorite part of book blogs is the meme "Waiting on Wednesday" because it adds so many books to my wish-list.  Of course I also get titles just from the reviews that people do so I also like when people review older books so I don't end up with five (or ten) reviews of the same book on the same day-then I usually don't read any.

"Do you have an under-noticed author that you think we should all know about?"

Well, I mostly follow American YA blogs but I think Jude Morgan who is British and writes adult literary novels is supremely under-noticed.  My personal favorite is Indiscretion, which is the best Jane Austen-esque novel I've ever read but I've also read and enjoyed An Accomplished Woman, Symphony, and Charlotte and Emily/A Taste of Sorrow (US/UK title).  I also own Passion but I haven't read it yet.  Additionally there is The King's Touch and A Little Folly.  If you like Jane Austen, I think you would like Morgan.  


  1. I agree about reviews for older books. I also love WoW for putting new books on my radar. I like IMM for that reason too.

  2. I love seeing what people thought of books I have read and loved. And getting recommendations. I'm a new follower. My hop is at Coffee Table Press

  3. I agree about Waiting on Wednesday - I love seeing what's coming ! :)

  4. Darling, I just love reading about books I never heard of before and finding great reviews on books that I've been wanting to read. Plus making new friends is always a plus :)

    I think the most undervalued authors are the Indie Authors. Noah my lovely Igor created a wonderful badge for me, us!!

    Pleasant hopping to you,
    Mad Scientist

  5. It's been awhile for me and dear Jane, but I'll keep this author in mind when I'm in an Austen mood. hehe

    I'm a new follower! Would love you to come check out my under-noticed author pick here:

  6. Hello, I stopped by your blog today.

  7. I haven't heard of the author you mentioned. Just one more for me to look into. Have a great weekend!

  8. I've pretty much stopped participating in giveaways. I'm happy reading what I have and what I can get via my library. Here is why I read book blogs. Happy blog hop!

  9. I love to enter the giveaways. It's always exciting to be exposed to new books with the possibility of getting to read them.

  10. I like reading reviews of books I've already read, too. Sometimes, if I haven't read the book, I'm really worried about spoilers.

  11. Happy Friday! I don't read the reviews for books I haven't read because I don't want to know what is going to happen, especially if it's a series. I like finding new authors/ books. New follower here.

  12. Hi! I'm a new follower. I just added Indiscretion onto my TBR list. It looks so good. jane Austen is one of my fav. authors ever. Glad I found your blog.
    Hope you have a great weekend :)
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

  13. I agree to not read the reviews on books you haven't read, but usually there aren't spoilers so I read them to see if I will like the book.

    Stop by my blog to see my answer.

  14. I have two Jude Morgan books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I hear such good things about them, I've started collecting them even before reading the first. But I really should get reading...

  15. I'm your newest follower!
    Just blog hopping by! Nice to meet you. :-) My hop is at The Lit Express.

    Come check out our 100 follower giveaway. Prize is an amazon gift card!

  16. Happy Sunday! Just hopping through :)

    My favorite part about the book blogging community is the camaraderie that is fostered and the awesome book reviews. Like you, I also like WoW as it gives me some great suggestions as to what to add to my TBR pile.

    Great blog!


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