Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Link ups;Radiant Reviews,Crazy-for-books and Postal Thursdays

      OnePageAtATime

Don't forget to post links to your book blog,book reviews,memes,giveaways,etc...in the post below!
 


I feel like I am trying to make up for lost time!  Chrissie's Blog she has a weekly meme called Radiant Reviews which I enjoy because it's trying to promote the Book Reviews we do which sometimes get overlooked.  One of my favorite reviews I did was the "The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz.  He won the Pulizter Prize for this book in 2008 I believe.  His characters resonated with me deeply  long after I finished the book I also felt like I learned alot  about the Dominican Republic which is a bonus.I would highly recommend this book.(For the full review of this book see the Dec 21 2009 post)  Now on to Crazy-For-Books  I believe the question was how do you feel when you lose a follower?   I am going to be totally transparent here the first time it happened it bothered me alot!  I had just posted a review on a Christian book and that same day I lost a follower!  I am not going
to stop being a Christian just to get followers,but I was concerned that I had offended someone.  I actually
gained 4 or 5 followers  a few days later so I could laugh at it later!  The important thing is to post  reviews of books that I enjoy first and foremost ,if someone happens to like the types of books I review then great,but if
they don't .... to each his own I guess.  I become more concerned with trying to please myself(at the risk of sounding selfish). I cant please everyone because then  it becomes loathsome and it's just not as much fun.  Let's face it why in the world would I do this for free if I didn't just absolutely love it?

On Saphires's blog is a weekly meme called Postal Thursdays where we discuss what we got in the mailbox this week  I just recently got a  copy of "The Truth abou Delilah Blue" By Trish Cohen which I had been fiending for  and "Shangai Girls" by Lisa See. (Thanks Amazon)    I don't  know which one I will review first but once I get unpacked all the way I  can then  better organize my time.  Well untill next week stay gold!
also go to www.busymomswholovetoread.blogspot.com she has a linky for giveaways on Thursdays.  next week I will split this up so I can display the buttons and not leave anyone out.

7 comments:

Howard Sherman said...

I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my
performance.

On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
over-the-top way.

Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

Together We Save said...

Just stopping by to say hello!

SapphireReads said...

I answered your question on my blog but I will answer here too. As far as losing followers, I don't like it and I think I take it personal because I'm sensitive because blogging is new to me. But my BFF OutnumberedMama has been trying to coach me :-)

So here's my response to your question:

The book I'm reading is an ARC for BN book club. It's pretty interesting. It's a YA based in the 20's. Thirteen Reasons Why is about a girl who commits suicide and left a cassette tape for her friend/classmate/boy who had a crush on her giving him 13 reasons why she killed herself, one of which is because of him. He somehow goes through the emotions and story of her reasons. I haven't read it yet but I've seen it in the stores all year and have thought about it.

I hear you about the purchases, I can't stop myself on BN. My son doesn't have an eReader. I just buy him regular books that I read to him.

bookaddict4real said...

I meant to put in my response that
I have only stopped following people
if they promise a follow for a follow and don't keep their end of it. Which is why I dont do those too much.

lisab said...

Stopping by to say Hello from one book addict to another! Have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

I completely agree that it's extremely important to enjoy what you read and review. Because if you don't enjoy it, I imagine that it'd make blogging feel like a pain and I hope that no one ever has to feel that way. And in reply to your comment on my blog, thank you so much for asking! :D NaNoWriMo is going, well, slowly. I'll probably spend the last two weeks of November terribly behind on my word count and force myself to pound it out. Also, I love your layout and I can't wait to see more of your reviews--since I also love mysteries and thrillers although I have a tough time finding ones that strike me as terribly interesting. D:
Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Kristin said...

Ack! I forgot to add, I'm a new follower of yours now. ;3

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Link ups;Radiant Reviews,Crazy-for-books and Postal Thursdays

      OnePageAtATime

Don't forget to post links to your book blog,book reviews,memes,giveaways,etc...in the post below!
 


I feel like I am trying to make up for lost time!  Chrissie's Blog she has a weekly meme called Radiant Reviews which I enjoy because it's trying to promote the Book Reviews we do which sometimes get overlooked.  One of my favorite reviews I did was the "The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz.  He won the Pulizter Prize for this book in 2008 I believe.  His characters resonated with me deeply  long after I finished the book I also felt like I learned alot  about the Dominican Republic which is a bonus.I would highly recommend this book.(For the full review of this book see the Dec 21 2009 post)  Now on to Crazy-For-Books  I believe the question was how do you feel when you lose a follower?   I am going to be totally transparent here the first time it happened it bothered me alot!  I had just posted a review on a Christian book and that same day I lost a follower!  I am not going
to stop being a Christian just to get followers,but I was concerned that I had offended someone.  I actually
gained 4 or 5 followers  a few days later so I could laugh at it later!  The important thing is to post  reviews of books that I enjoy first and foremost ,if someone happens to like the types of books I review then great,but if
they don't .... to each his own I guess.  I become more concerned with trying to please myself(at the risk of sounding selfish). I cant please everyone because then  it becomes loathsome and it's just not as much fun.  Let's face it why in the world would I do this for free if I didn't just absolutely love it?

On Saphires's blog is a weekly meme called Postal Thursdays where we discuss what we got in the mailbox this week  I just recently got a  copy of "The Truth abou Delilah Blue" By Trish Cohen which I had been fiending for  and "Shangai Girls" by Lisa See. (Thanks Amazon)    I don't  know which one I will review first but once I get unpacked all the way I  can then  better organize my time.  Well untill next week stay gold!
also go to www.busymomswholovetoread.blogspot.com she has a linky for giveaways on Thursdays.  next week I will split this up so I can display the buttons and not leave anyone out.

7 comments:

Howard Sherman said...

I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my
performance.

On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
over-the-top way.

Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

Together We Save said...

Just stopping by to say hello!

SapphireReads said...

I answered your question on my blog but I will answer here too. As far as losing followers, I don't like it and I think I take it personal because I'm sensitive because blogging is new to me. But my BFF OutnumberedMama has been trying to coach me :-)

So here's my response to your question:

The book I'm reading is an ARC for BN book club. It's pretty interesting. It's a YA based in the 20's. Thirteen Reasons Why is about a girl who commits suicide and left a cassette tape for her friend/classmate/boy who had a crush on her giving him 13 reasons why she killed herself, one of which is because of him. He somehow goes through the emotions and story of her reasons. I haven't read it yet but I've seen it in the stores all year and have thought about it.

I hear you about the purchases, I can't stop myself on BN. My son doesn't have an eReader. I just buy him regular books that I read to him.

bookaddict4real said...

I meant to put in my response that
I have only stopped following people
if they promise a follow for a follow and don't keep their end of it. Which is why I dont do those too much.

lisab said...

Stopping by to say Hello from one book addict to another! Have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

I completely agree that it's extremely important to enjoy what you read and review. Because if you don't enjoy it, I imagine that it'd make blogging feel like a pain and I hope that no one ever has to feel that way. And in reply to your comment on my blog, thank you so much for asking! :D NaNoWriMo is going, well, slowly. I'll probably spend the last two weeks of November terribly behind on my word count and force myself to pound it out. Also, I love your layout and I can't wait to see more of your reviews--since I also love mysteries and thrillers although I have a tough time finding ones that strike me as terribly interesting. D:
Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Kristin said...

Ack! I forgot to add, I'm a new follower of yours now. ;3

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