Friday, 22 April 2011

Book Blogger Hop

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!

I'm going to attempt to visit everyone on the list this weekend (as the weekend is twice its normal size). However I will be going out in the sun shortly after posting this. Never fear, I'll be back once I'm cooked to hop on by.

Book Blogger Hop

"If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

Short answer, yes! This might be a contributing factor to my 400 book high TBR.

I have "hardback authors" which means I'll get the book as soon as it's published in any format, normally hardback even though I don't like reading hardbacks. These include Terry Pratchett, Kelley Armstrong, Karin Slaughter and Charlaine Harris though there have been some that have dropped off the list and others that are jostling the ranks.

Some of my favourite books have been by debut authors...I'm still waiting for some of them to write second novels. I'd be on them in a heartbeat.

I like the comfort of series and knowing characters inside out. Before starting a series I like to have books two and three lined up just in case I get hooked. I suppose now I've got a Kindle I don't have to worry so much as I can get the next one in an instant, but it's become habit.

Sometimes I haven't even read anything by the author before I start hoarding! It will start with a recommendation or I see loads of people reading a certain author on Goodreads. I go look for books, I find several that interest me. I procure these books even though I know perfectly well it could be months, years even, before I get round to them.

Head over to Crazy For Books to join in or just to browse the participating blogs.

26 comments:

  1. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through. I tend to get a bit obsessed when I find an author I like


    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

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  2. Thanks for hopping by. I'm also a Terry Pratchett fanv- just looking for some time to re-read all the books of his I have on my shelves.

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  3. New follower saying hi! I get obsessed and check out everything an author has written I don't want to miss out on anything!

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  4. Totally agreed on the series thing!! I nearly passed out when I couldn't read Catching Fire immediately after The Hunger Games haha. I also can't believe that your TBR pile 400 books high!! Whoa! haha.

    New follower here!

    Have a great weekend xo
    Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads

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  5. Coming through on the blog hop. Most of us seem to think like you do.

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  6. Hopping by! I'm definitely just like you. If I find an author I love, I NEED to have all their books.

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  7. Stopping from the blog hop as well. I tend to be a big hardback buyer -- actually, it's more because I do get pretty obsessed with new authors and will rarely wait for a paperback to come out if their book is released in hardcover first. The worst, though, is catching up with an overseas author! I have a great bookstore that will order UK editions, so with authors who have a delay between US and UK eds, I actually have my UK buy list.

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  8. Agreed! I always read books by authors I love the most...Recommendations on Goodreads are filling up my TBR list way too fast!

    Happy Friday!

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  9. A lot of the debut authors I've read the last few months have planned sequels for their debuts, but since they were only just published there's a long wait ahead!

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  10. Hi Ellie, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you and am quite amazed by the number of blog posts you have conjured up just this month alone! Wish I was as prolific.
    Marc

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I definitely know what you mean about the debut author thing. It'd be awesome if those great authors would release more work!

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  12. I do the haven't read but hoard anyway thing. Mostly with romance authors and their backlist titles.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I like your idea of having books lined up in case you do like the author...good thinking.

    Stopping by from the blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Ellie, just hopping by from the Book Blogger Hop! A 400 book TBR list is daunting and impressive all at the same time. It makes me curious to see just how many are in my own list, but I think I'm a bit scared to know the number.

    Happy reading!

    Grace @ feedingmybookaddiction.blogspot.com
    (new follower)

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  15. Thank you for hopping through Release Notes. I have my hardback authors that I have to have, no matter what! My kindle is just one big stuffed TBR list! LOL

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  16. Just stopping by through the blog Hop. I also read all the books by an author if they've written one I just love.

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  17. I like that you have "hardback authors." Now that's loyalty! Thanks for stopping by The Prairie Library!

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  18. Saying Hello from the blog hop!

    http://angelasanxiouslife.blogspot.com/

    Angie

    ~new Follower~

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  19. Thaks for stopping by my blog! I'm a follower now!

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  20. Thank you for stopping by Death Books and Tea! New follower!

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  21. And I thought I had a large tbr pile, lol. I'm the same. I hate reading hardbacks (so uncomfortable) and yet there are a few authors whose books I have to get as soon as they are released.

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  22. Hi there! I'm not participating in this specific blog hop, but I got to your blog via all the Friday hops! I just wanted to say that I love your blog and am a new follower! :)

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

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  23. Just hopping by...I think I'm in the minority this week, as I don't seek out every favorite author's backlist, though I will try to finish a series if I like it!

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  24. Holy geez, I know what you mean. I've since broken myself of the habit somewhat, but with some authors it's really really tempting. :) I still have plenty of debut authors' books on my bookshelf that haven't been read yet, but I'm getting to them slowly but surely. :) Thank you for visiting and I hope you're having a good weekend!

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  25. Thanks for stopping by. You sound like me!

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  26. Fun blog! just hopping by, http://coldmoonviolet.blogspot.com

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