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Friday, August 03, 2012

A Hoppin' Good Time -- It's BACK!

I don't know if I'm the last to hear the big news or not, but the Book Blogger Hop is back in business!  Or, rather, it has returned in its original form.  Squee!  I understood why Jen had to change the Hop from a monthly thing to a weekly thing, but I was really sad about it.  My participation lagged, then stopped altogether.  A monthly meme was just too hard for me to keep up with.  But, now that it's back to weekly, I'm excited to join up again.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, let me explain:  The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly (YAY!) meme hosted by Jen over at Crazy For Books.  It's an opportunity to discover new book blogs, find new readers, and just show the love to others in this big, glorious book blogging world.  Fun, right?  If you want to join in (and, trust me, you do), you can find all the details here.

For those of you who are visiting Bloggin' 'bout Books for the first time, welcome!  I'm so glad you're here.  Please take a look around, leave me a comment (or two or three) to let me know you stopped by.  I will absolutely return the favor.  Also, check out my right sidebar—I've got two great book giveaways going on right now.  I don't have a lot of entrants, which means you have an excellent chance of winning.  So, please, enter and feel free to spread the word.

For my long-time readers, a heartfelt thank you.  Interacting with you all is what makes blogging so much fun.

Now, onto this week's question:

When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?

 - Not necessarily.  It really depends on what the book's about.  I don't mind reading outside my usual genres, but there are some novels that I'll never read no matter how many people rave about them (ahem, Fifty Shades).  Even if I do want to read a gone-viral novel, I won't necessarily rush right out and get it.  I'll stick it on my TBR list and get to it when I get to it.  What about you?

Happy hopping, everybody!


  1. my sis in law keeps wanting me to read it, I don't think I will buy them but I might borrow hers.

    Thanks for stopping by, following.

  2. I was super excited to see the Hop was back too! This is only my second week participating since it was back.
    Great answer! I won't usually pick up a book just because of the hype. But if it seems like something I'd like, I'll take another look.

    Check out my post.

  3. I'm the same way. I don't run out to get a hyped up book, but if someone I trust says it's good, I'll read it.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I have to have interest at least. I will go with the hype if it is a new genre I am interested in trying, eg Hunger Games. I realised Dystopian isn't for me but I understood the hype.

  5. Yeah, I'm always tempted to give in but if it's something I wouldn't normally read I probably won't read it.

  6. I've only been hopping for the last few weeks and I'm having a BLAST doing so! I'm a first time reader of your blog and it's nice to "meet" you ;)

  7. Hype makes me nervous, but if a popular book actually sounds interesting, I'll put it on hold at the library. My anticipation grows as the 89 people before me in line read it. If it's really that good, I feel satisfied. If it turns out to be a dud, I can take it back with no regrets.

  8. First off, let me thank you for your visit today.

    I usually research 'hype' books, therefore, I know what it is about, and decide from my research whether or not I will read it. I did that with the "Fifty Shades" and found out it definitely would not my cup of tea.

  9. Thanks for stopping by.

    I also enjoy reading outside my comfort zone. And sometimes a "viral" book is a good way to find something new, but I really prefer not to read something that millions of other bloggers have read within the last month. I'm more like you - if it does interest me I will get to it when I can, not rush out and acquire it just because everyone else is.

    And I'll never read Fifty Shades either!

  10. Good answer...similar to my answer....mine is at:

    Old Follower...just haven't been here for a while.

    Silver's Reviews

  11. I read 50 Shades and you're really not missing much so no worries. I'm pretty similar. I read what I want, regardless of hype.


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