November 12, 2010


Thank goodness it's Friday.  I seriously wasn't sure whether I would make through the week.

Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books and Friday Follow hosted by Parajunkees View are great ways to discover new blogs and connect with other bloggers. I look forward to participating every week.

Book Blogger Hop's question: If you find a book that looks interesting but it's part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

Generally, I do. But I don't think it's always necessary. I started the Harry Potter Series on book 3, A friend loaned it to me. And I was swept away. I went back and read the first two and in hindsight I think If I had started with the philosophers stone, I might not have continued reading-definitely not my favourite of the HP series.

Friday Follow question: What's your monthly book budget?  It varies but if I were to average it out over a year probably around 75.00 a month.

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to visiting your blogs! Have a great weekend!


  1. Hello! I found you through the hop - am really enjoying your blog! I see YOU by Charles Benoit is going to be reviewed by you soon. I'll look forward to reading your review; I reviewed that on my blog a few months ago and am very passionate about it. Have a nice weekend!

  2. Hopped in to say hi and am now a follower. Have a great weekend!

  3. Back for a visit...I just LOVE, LOVE your blog name and your side panels.

    Enjoy the hop.

  4. Hopping by! My book budget is broke :/ so I'm getting creative and itching to binge! And I start at the series beginning anytime I can.

  5. Hello,

    we saw your blog thatnks to the fab Follow Friday. Loving the background. Sacrilege about the Harry Potter skip! But we forgive you because of your awesome blog!

    Hop you pop past ours' when you have a moment.

  6. Happy Friday! Found you on FF. New follower who is always looking for new books either for me or my son.

  7. Stopping by from Follow Friday. I always have to start a series from the beginning - I just can't help it :)

    I always find it amusing when I am blog hopping and I come across someone who mentions HP and the Philosophers Stone.. I am from the states and here it is the Sorcerer's Stone. It just makes me smile :)

  8. I was just about to ask if you still needed to buy books even though you work at a library but you answered my question I am still jealous that you work at a library !(new follower)

  9. $75.00 a month for a book budget sounds fair. Some people may think that's too much - but if you think about it, how much does a person spend on going out to eat in a month??

  10. Hey! I'm newest follower; just stopping by on the hop to wish you a great weekend!

    I try to read the books of a series in order but it doesn't always work out that way nor is it always necesarry. And my book budget is anything under $100.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

  11. Hi LG!!
    Enjoyed your answers and HERE's mine. =)

  12. I love that you brought up the HP series. I know a lot of people who have watched a movie or two, and then picked up one of the books partway through the series. I didn't think it was possible--but this is a great example! TGIF to you too :)

  13. New follower here, I love your blog!!!

    I have to start with the first book in a series!

    Girls with Books
    Teen Bookshelf

  14. Just hopped in to say "Hello."

  15. Just hopping by...Yours is the first blog I've seen that uses the same background as mine :)

  16. I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
    doesn't run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  17. Hi, stopping by via the hop. You have such a pretty blog. I'm a new follower :)

  18. Oh, I HAVE to start at the first book. I'm kind of obsessive about it ;p Even if the books are companions and don't need to be read in order, I have to start with the first book that was published and go from there. Thats the same for prequels and things- my rule is to go in the order it was published. I feel like the author had a reason he/she published it that way so I have to read it like that (like the cronicles of narnia or Dragonriders of Pern books).

  19. hey everyone-thanks for stopping by-and thank you for all you kind words.

  20. I just wanted to say hi. Please stop by and say hi do my poll and giveaway for books.
    Depends on how many are in the stories and if they are in the same stories and stand alone otherwise no I spend about 50 a month on books

  21. Most of the time I really need to start at the beginning of a series. I don't want to miss out on anything that might impact later books :-)

    I'd love to have $75 a month to spend on books. We tend to hold out until Christmas and then put some books on our list and then ask for book store gift cards. Last year we were able to pre-order a ton of our favorite authors with those!

  22. Stopping by to say hi and hope you have a good weekend!

  23. Hi! Found you on the hop (picked you as the blog name is lovely).

    Looks like you will be reviewing a new Meg Cabot? Sounds fun! Her books make such a great travel read for me.
    - Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

  24. wow, $75...i wish i had that much to spend on books!!!