Book Blogger Hop

June 21, 2013 Uncategorized 15

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week someone asks a question that everyone then answers. Easy, right?! I haven’t participated in a couple of weeks so I’m making up for it now 🙂

This week:

When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you are completely done with the book?

I love this question, as I’m curious to know what other people do. While I’m reading, I take some mental notes of things I want to say in my review. They aren’t very long just something simple like: this character drove me insane at this part, for example. Unfortunately, I usually forget them. These thoughts usually occur when I’ve set the book down and am doing something else. I always tell myself “go write that down in a minute!” But, I usually forget to do that, too. So to answer the question, I write the review after I’m completely done reading the book.

I’ve tried writing detailed notes while reading before but it became a little time consuming. I found myself forgetting what I’d just read or just eager to keep reading, not wanting to write notes. When it comes time to write the review–usually a couple of hours after completion of the book or the next day, depending on how emotionally damaged I am from the ending!–I tend to wish I had taken notes. I always forget the good stuff! But, oh well. I think I do a decent job with my reviews, as is 🙂

What is your reviewing style? Notes while reading or just write the review afterwards?


15 Responses to “Book Blogger Hop”

  1. Vonnie R

    I’m with you. I suck at taking notes and they are time consuming. It’s easier to take notes though when I’m reading in my Nook because it has the highlight and text thing set up and I don’t have to get up to look for a pen. With physical books, I sometimes use a paper as my bookmark and that’s were I write my notes. It’s rare when I do that though.

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    • Christine P

      Oh see that’s a good idea! I have a kindle app for my ipad. I wonder if it lets you do that too. That’s quite convenient! Thanks for following!! 🙂

    • Christine P

      It’s always interesting to find people that do write it while they are reading. I don’t see how they do it! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth

    My style is to write my thoughts down in an e-mail and then I add or take away thoughts. This works the best for me.

    Stop by for my full answer if you like.

    Happy Hopping!!

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  3. Meredith

    I’ve noticed if I really love a book, I never take notes. I don’t want to interrupt the story. It’s when I’m not pulled in that I make notes. I want to be specific about what didn’t work for me. I’m a new bloglovin and GFC follower.

    Meredith’s Musings

    • Christine P

      Now that you mention it, that’s exactly what happens to me. The only time I’ve taken notes is when I’ve not really cared for a book. Good books are just too good to set down! Thanks so much for following! 🙂

  4. Cait

    I don’t take notes. I swallow books whole and then afterwards root through the pages trying to remember what I wanted to mention. 😉

    • Christine P

      Haha! I swear we are twins. That live across the country. That aren’t the same age. But hey, who needs to know that?! 😉 But really, though, I do the same thing and can never remember what it was I was trying to find/remember. It’s especially hard doing that on an ebook.

  5. Maria Behar

    Hey, Christine!

    I really like your answer! It’s not only very honest, but funny, as well.

    I sort of make mental notes, too. And, like you, I tend to forget them later, when it comes time to do the actual writing…. So I can totally relate!

    I end up waiting until I’m finished reading a book before writing my review. But I might decide to start taking notes, because it does seem an overwhelming task to write the review after I’ve read the book. Often, I don’t really know how to begin….

  6. Sunny Duvall

    I love this question as well for the same reason, I’m curious to see everyone’s answers! I’m like you though because I make mental notes about it but unfortunately forget. I have to start writing them down! It’s so tedious to write them though like you said, but I always wish that I had! Love the post, I completely agree 🙂

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Book Blogger Hop

May 24, 2013 Uncategorized 9

I haven’t done this in FOREVER and wanted to start doing it again! Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week he asks everyone a fun question. You answer it and hop around to see everyone else’s answers. The questions are quite creative some weeks and it’s so fun to see what people have to say.

This week’s question:

Have you ever been to BEA, and if so, do you recommend attending? Any good advice for first-time attendees? 

My answer:

I’ve never been to BEA. I would LOVE to go, though! I’m so jealous of everyone who is getting ready for it. It seems like it would be such a fantastic experience. I hope to go maybe next year! *fingers tightly crossed* I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s experience once it starts. I will be sitting here jealously, yes, but I hope that everyone who is going has a fantastic time! Take lots of pictures 🙂

Want to play along or see other’s answers? Be sure to check out Billy’s original post for the linky list! Have you been before?! Tell me about it; I’d love to know how awesome it is since I’ve never been!


9 Responses to “Book Blogger Hop”

  1. Kathryn T

    Firstly thanks for following my blog and I have just followed you on Bloglovin’. Will check out other places to follow you in a minute. BEA sounds quite an experience, would be good to do it once to just get to know what it is like to be in the throng of booklovers.

  2. Whitney B

    The green monster floats around when I hear people are going to BEA. I must agree with you, it looks like quite the experience.

    You’d asked me what BEA Armchair is, it is a virtual BEA (the link can describe it better than I). Thank you so much for visiting/following my blog; I’m a new follower via bloglovin’

    Whitney @ She is too fond of books

  3. Maria Behar

    Hey, Christine!

    I’d love to go to BEA myself, but can’t…. Of course, you know from my own post that there’s an alternative in Miami, Florida! I sure hope you can go to Miami Book Fair International!! I’m so glad I was able to provide the information through my post, too!

    I think I’m going to sign up for Armchair BEA. It sure sounds like it’ll be a FAB experience!!

    Thanks for commenting on my BBH post, and becoming a blog follower!! 🙂

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Book Blogger Hop

March 1, 2013 Uncategorized 4

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer where each week you answer a simple question and then hop other blogs to see theirs. It’s a great way to find new blogs to follow and meet new friends!

This week’s question:

You’re going on a long train ride. What books will you bring to read?

My answer:

 Suuuch a hard question! I’m obviously going to bring along SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray since it is what I’m currently reading and it’s super good. I’ll bring my iPad, too, because I have entirely way too many ebooks on my kindle app that I want/need to read. If you read my post last week, you know I’m not a huge fan of the ereaders. But in this case, it’ll give me options! If the train ride is really long…like days long, I would probably bring all 7 Harry Potter books. C’mon, you can’t go wrong with Harry Potter! I would read whichever one I was currently in the mood for. Knowing me, though, I’d probably start with Prisoner of Azkaban–love it! 

What would you bring? Join the hop!


4 Responses to “Book Blogger Hop”

  1. rivie bleu

    That’s why I like my Nook, because in cases like this (not that it happens to me) it saves you a lot of space. I would bring all my favorite books so I could reread them. I was watching Harry Potter 4 today and I thought maybe I should give them a shot, I haven’t read them I don’t know, I just never felt like reading them. Now I have to look for them, maybe I’ll make time for them

  2. Susan

    I used to be very anti-ereader, but then I got a Kindle Fire and I LOVE it. I still read mostly paper books and yet, you just can’t beat an e-reader for convenience. Especially if you need to lug along 7 HP books, you know??

    Happy Hopping!

  3. Jenna

    Harry Potter is always a good choice!!
    I love the convenience of an ereader for trips- so much at your fingertips without all the bulk!

    Thanks for hopping by 🙂

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Book Blogger Hop

February 22, 2013 Uncategorized 11

This is a new blog hop started by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer where you answer a question each week and then view other people’s answers, follow them, find new books to read, etc. Basically, it’s a good way to meet new book bloggers!

Which do you prefer most: a printed book or an Ereader?

If you have paid any sort of attention to my blog you probably know this answer, haha! I’m definitely a printed book kind of gal. I like to show off what I’m reading 🙂 I don’t mind ereaders, though. It’s a very convenient way of keeping things organized and all in one place. I pretty much carry my iPad around everywhere, so I know I’ll always have my ebooks handy if I find some time to read. That’s definitely an advantage to having one. Unfortunately, though, I get headaches easily and can’t read on the iPad for more than an hour at a time without my vision going all crazy. Plus, my printed books with all the different graphics and spines look amazing on my bookshelf. Printed books all the way!


11 Responses to “Book Blogger Hop”

  1. Susan

    I totally agree. As much as I love my Kindle Fire, I’ll never stop reading REAL books.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

    • Christine

      The ereaders are just so convenient, aren’t they? And if you get tired of reading you can always surf the web in one easy step haha!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Rachel

    I like my Kindle, because if you need glasses you can make the font exactly the right size so you don’t need them to read. Also, you can highlight passages and quotes you like and easily flick back to them. There is no backlight on Kindle so it doesn’t bother my eyes. I usually have to wear glasses to read a printed book if it’s not very well lit around me. I do like having my favorites in printed form as well, though. Great question. 🙂

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