August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop Friday


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 list at Crazy For Books!!

The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don't have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun! This is a weekly event! And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added! There are over 300 links every week!!

Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.


1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List at Crazy For Books. 

In your link, please state the main genre that you review: eclectic, contemp. fiction, YA, paranormal, mystery, non-fiction, etc. Please do not list every genre you review - if you are review a variety, please put eclectic! The Hop gets jumbled up if the title is too long, so please limit to one genre. I will be limiting the number of characters in the title to ensure the Hop doesn't look messy! Thank you!

Example: Crazy-for-Books (literary fiction)

NOTE: You no longer have to enter the length of time you've been blogging, but do let us know if this is your first time hopping with us!

2. Post about the Hop on your blog. Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier! In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!). If you have a question that could be used in a future Hop, leave it in the comments! Thanks!

This week's question comes from:

Books Are A Girl's Best Friend

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

My answer:   No, I do not use a rating system for my reviews.  I initially used a grading type system (i.e., A+, B, etc.) but I felt that was limiting and preferred to just express my opinions on what I loved, what I found good, what I found disappointing and allowing others to decide whether to read the books and what their opinions were. 

3. Visit other blogs in the Linky List! Make new friends! Follow new book bloggers! Talk about books! Rave about authors! Take the time to make a quality visit! Check out other posts and content, make a new friend! Don't randomly follow someone if you never intend on actually following them! No spamming please! (Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs - it's just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)

And just as an FYI - this event is not something you should feel that you have to participate in every week. If you want to join in and link up once a month, GREAT! It's up to you how often you participate!

So, have fun HOPPING and enjoy your BOOK PARTY weekend!!!


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Welcome to the hop! I'm just hopping by, and if you wish to visit my post, you'll find it here:

Click my name for the link!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm trying to come up with a rating system. I have one I stole from an online group, but I'm not really sure of the copyright laws for book rating systems.

I'm a new follower!

Hope you'll stop in, too.

Wolfe said...

Welcome to the hop! Love the blog. New follower

BrendaC said...

Just hopping in to wish you a great weekend! I am your newest follower, drop in and check out my blog at
Have an awesome weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Just hopping by....

Stop by my blog if you get a chance for reviews on I'd Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman, Saving Cee Cee Honeycut by Beth Hoffman, and many others.

Happy Hopping, Everyone....hop on over to my blog to see my answer to the rating question.

Lori Johnston said...

Laurel-Rain, readerbuzz, Rebecca, Brenda and Elizabeth -
Thanks so much for dropping by! I appreciate the interest and hope that you'll continue to stop by.
I'm excited to discover your blogs.
Happy Saturday!

KIKA said...

Hopping on through :D loving the blog and am now a follower! happy reading