Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blog Hop November 5-8, 2010


This week's question: What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?

I would say I'm always a little disappointed to lose a follower, but ultimately book blogging is about expressing our opinions on different books and we all have a unique reviewing style that makes things fun and interesting. I'm sure my writing style and the types of books I review aren't for everyone, so I try to remember that when it happens. I review books because it makes me happy, having fabulous followers who appreciate my reviews and like to comment, to be cliche, is icing on the cake.

I have stopped following a couple blogs, but only because those individuals decided to quit blogging and were no longer updating their sites. I love to hop around to all the blogs on my list and while I don't always make it to every single one, I try to get to as many different ones as possible!



This week's question: Who are your favorite authors?

Oh my gosh, this is going to be a really long list but here we go: J.R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Karen Marie Moning, Chloe Neill, Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins, Rachel Vincent, Jennifer Estep, Carolyn Crane, Ilona Andrews, J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts), Richelle Mead and so many more!

33 comments:

  1. I'm not participating in the hop this week, but I wanted to stop by and say "Hi". I always enjoy visiting your blog and reading your reviews. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hopping through. Like you, I've only dropped blogs that stopped updating. Speaking of which, I should go through and do a purge soon. It's been awhile. Otherwise, I don't see a reason to drop someone - it's hard to be really offensive in a book blog (although I'm sure it's possible)

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  3. Hi! I really like your blog (and I saw on the side that you're excited to read "Matched"! Me, too. I've been hearing such great things about it). Anyway, I follow a lot of blogs that I don't always read day-to-day but I like checking in when I have time.

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  4. Hi, Jenny! Just hopping by. :) I have a long list of authors too. Certainly love most of them! :)

    Have a nice weekend,

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  5. I'm just passing by on the Blog Hop! You have a wonderful blog! I can't wait to read more.

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  6. Oh a richelle mead fan...yea! Just stopping by to say hey. :)

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  7. People keep telling me how great Cassandra Clare is. I guess I'll need to take the time to read something of hers soon!

    Just hopping on through! I'm a new follower and would appreciate it if you would follow me back.

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

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  8. It looks like we have a lot of favorite authors in common! :)

    Also, I totally agree with you about why people choose to stop following blogs. I think it's rarely personal, and more like the two people don't share similar enough interests.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  9. Just hopping through! I'm a new follower and would love it if you would follow me back at (openbookemptycup.blogspot.com). I have never stopped following a blog yet and some of my favorite authors right now are Kelly Armstrong, Suzanne Collins, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
    Have a great weekend:)

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  10. Happy HOP! I like your answer and it's true first and foremost we blog for us, we read what makes us happy and we just be ourselves. Some people will like that, some won't. I like your blog and since my opinion is all that matters.... LOL. Hope you have a fun weekend.

    LOL one thing i LOVE about your site is the left side with the new releases. Now I have to only look through my right eye because they're so tempting that I know I'll break my book ban :)

    Come by to see my HOP at The Bookish Snob

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  11. Hi,
    Just following through on the hop. We have a few fav authors in common :)
    I'm with you though, blogging shouldn't be a competition.

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  12. I've never actually read any of Karen Marie Moning's books, but I'm right there with you on your other authors. :)

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

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  13. Just stopping by to say hi, Im an old follow..:P
    And I love your blog, have a great weekend

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  14. Just popping in on the blog hop. I love your blog =) Thanks for stoppin by mine as well! =)

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  15. Hi there! Gotcha back! Thanks for following my blog!

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  16. Just Hopping by!

    Check out my post over at Sparkling Reviews :)

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  17. 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

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  18. I'm pretty much the same way. I'm an old follower just stopping by to say Hello!

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  19. I tried to keep my list of favorite authors short because otherwise it would be out of control! Thanks for stopping by my blog~~

    <a href="http://snifflykitty.blogspot.com/>Sniffly Kitty</a>

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  20. Happy Friday!
    Thanks for finding me. I'm a new follower and you have already made me laugh with your book cover post.
    http://newborrowedused.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm an old follower hopping by to say hello. I just recently listened to the audio of the first two Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress books and it completely changed my mind about the genre of PNR which I hadn't really cared for much before then. Can't wait to read more from her!

    --Donna
    http://happy-booker.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now a new follower :) I like your dying to read list.

    Happy reading!

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  23. Happy Blog Hop Friday!

    Love your site! I'm an old follower!

    I have too many fav authors to name...which is a good thing, I guess. :-P

    Have a great weekend!

    Lisajo85 @ Once Upon A Chapter

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  24. Can I just say I love the name of your blog? Extra points for working in the word 'snark'! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow, I'm happily following you back as well.

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  25. Returning the favor of a visit on the hop. =) I really love your blog and I agree with Kate above me ... Love the name of your blog and for using the word 'snark'.

    I am now a happy follower and look forward to your future posts. Happy Reading! =)

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  26. Thanks for visiting! Judging from the books in your sidebar we do indeed have similar taste in books, can't wait for Last Sacrifice!! :D

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  27. Following you back bb :0)

    I love your layout <3

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  28. Hello,
    Happy Friday! I'm just doing my rounds on the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I know your a faithful follower of my blog and comment often and I also wanted you to know that I try to be a faithful follower and visit often. I hope you have a great weekend and Happy Reading!!

    I'm an old follower.

    Romance Book Junkies

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  29. Hey Jenny,

    Please consider adding a subscribe by e-mail option so I can stalk more properly.

    Happy Friday!

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  30. khappy follow friday, i'm a new follower, I love your upcoming releases display, i actually have an e-copy of delirium on my nook it's fantastic!
    Kai

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  31. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower of yours and already you have cracked me up with your cover post! Too funny! lol

    A Page Turner 4U

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