Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop & Friday Follow

Happy Friday!!! It's time to blog hop :)
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books
Friday Follow is hosted by Parajunkee


In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky at Crazy-For-Books!!

The Super Duper Easy Rules of the Hop:
1. Grab the logo
2. Enter your blog in the Linky at Crazy-For-Books
3. Post about it on your blog and answer the weekly question

This week's question is:
Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

I do use a rating system for my reviews because I like to give a quick snapshot of my feelings about each book.  I try to rate every book I review between 1 and 5, with 5 being as close to perfect as a book can be and a definite own and reread and 1 meaning I couldn't finish (the complete explanation is in the left sidebar).  I use bookcases instead of stars, because I wanted to be a little different and as a librarian I'm surrounded by them everyday at woek.  My rating system is definitely not perfect and sometimes I find it hard to rate each book, so I do use half bookcases  as well. Eventually I would love to get a visual rating system. 


To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers -
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers


  1. Hoppin' by from FF. Nice layout! --Come by and visit me... I follow for follow. =]

    Enjoy your weekend!


  2. Hi! I found you through the hop. I'm a new follower. I hope you can check out my blog sometime!
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Thanks for following me!! Love your blog :D

  4. Thanks for following me. I can't believe I've missed such a beautiful blog. I'll have to check you out a little more when I'm not quite so tired.


  5. Hi Maria! I'm a new follower from the hop :) I really like your blog, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of it :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Erika Breathes Books

  6. Thanks for the follow! I'm now a new follower :)

    Braintasia Books

  7. Hey there!
    thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the header on your blog, and the background matches very well. I'm a new follower! Have a great weekend.
    Angela Z

  8. Stopping by from the Hop! Cute blog. I love the name. :]

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  9. Stopping by from the Hop too. Love the name, layout, everything! Can't wait to see more of a librarian's recommendations.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I think your rating system looks good! I'm trying to decide if I want to start one or not.

    Here's mine!

  11. New follower from Follow Friday


  12. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've just become a follower of yours too and I can't wait to read your upcoming posts! :)

  13. I'm just hopping through thanks to the Blog Hop. I've been looking around your blog (so jealous you read Dead Beautiful!) and it seems like we have really similar reading tastes.

    I'm your newest follower. Have an awesome weekend!
    My Hop

  14. Hey there! Stopping by from the hop. Following you now. :)

  15. Hi! This is my first hop :) Really liking your blog, the arrangement of the columns is nice..I just changed mine and also the name of my blog!

  16. your header is so cool and intricate I am in awe!!

    Happy Hopping, reading and blogging!

  17. stopping by on the blog hop and love your blog so much that I decided to stay on a while and become a new follower:) Hope you have a great weekend. Shari over at

  18. Decided to follow you after I saw your site. I am originally from Upstate NY. I don't have a regular rating system. Sometimes, it will help me express something about a book to make one up just for that book. Reading some Romance and erotica I seem to make use of the Hot Pepper Scoville Units scale a lot as in "that's as hot as a scotch bonnet." I have a contest happening and I hope you will stop by. I am closing in on 300 followers so I would love your help! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  19. HI! I'm a new follower from the hop! I LOVE supporting librarians because I have worked with so many good ones, either while I was pres for our Friends of the Library chapter or doing book signings at libraries! Keep up the good work!

  20. Hi there, just stopping by from the hop and I like the look of your blog. Have a great Sunday!



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