Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Follow (7)


The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event where bloggers and readers can find new blogs to follow. It's a neat idea for new bloggers (very much like myself) because it helps them connect with other bloggers and it gives them an opportunity to find blogs similar to theirs. I'm really excited about participating in this! If you're interested, go over to Crazy for Books :)

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:


  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - www.onceuponachapter.com
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
Hi everyone, I hope you had a lovely week! This week's BBH question is whether or not we use a rating system in our review, and I do! I have an overall grade, but I base that on a criteria: plot, creativity, characters, writing, and impact. I try not to rely on the ratings too much, as I think it's the actual review that's more important, but a numerical rating helps me sort my thoughts out when I'm writing a review, and acts as a sort of bottomline (which is weird, because I put my ratings at the beginning of my reviews, but still!).

And this week's Follow My Blog Friday question is "What is the first book that you remember reading?" My answer: The Berenstein Bears books! I can't remember exactly which one I first read, but I do remember being quite obsessed with them in kindergarten haha. I hardly remember any of the stories since I read them so long ago, but I loved these books. Didn't you? :)

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to leave a comment if you're here on either of the hops so I can pay you a visit as well.

45 comments:

  1. Hi!!

    I have chosen you for the One Lovely Blog award!! you can come here to pick it up: http://thebooklopedia.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-first-award-from-3-very-awesome.html

    Have a good weekend!!

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  2. Hey Erika!

    I'm an old follower, but I wanted to stop in and say hi! You're reading Halo? What do you think of it so far? The cover's gorgeous, and the description sounds interesting, but I've read a lot of mixed reviews on it so far.

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hopping through. Hope you have a great weekend!
    You should definitely check out Dream Girl. I really liked Dream Life as well. I'll post my review for that tomorrow.
    My Hop

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  4. Thanks for hopping by! So far, I like Halo (LOVE the cover), but it feels really slow. I'm only on page 53, so I'm sure it will pick up. I like the premise! How are you liking it?

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  5. Thanks for hopping! (Or you know, cyber hopping.) I'm adding you to my blogroll!

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  6. Hi, Erika! Just hopping by! I'm already a follower of your blog.

    Cheers!

    -Len-
    Musings of a Reader Happy

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  7. Hey! I'm from the blog hop.

    Your blog is wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading more from it, so I've followed. ;)

    Hope you have a lovely Friday!
    ●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬▬●

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  8. I really like the feel of your blog and look forweard to coming back. Please come by http://thebookishsnob.blogspot.com to find my ansdwers :D Enjoy your weekend

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  9. The Berenstein Bears! :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Just stopping by the blog hop!

    Have a great weekend :)

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  11. Hey! Already a follower, just wanted to say hi :). Have an awesome weekend!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog,Erika :)
    Problem is, there is seriously sth wrong with blogs' follow button today I just can't seem to be able to follow anyone *arghhh*

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  13. Hey Erika,
    Thanks for stopping by to say hi. Have a great weekend. Did you sign up for the giveaway at my place? Hope to hear from you soon. See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

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  14. Hi Erika! I like when rating systems break up into individual elements like characters and plot, I definitely think that helps keep the thoughts focused:) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  15. Hi, Erika! Happy Friday! Stopping by for the blog hop! Hope you are well!
    Best,
    Kelsey
    Check out ketch1714.wordpress.com for my answer to this week’s blog hop question and a movie clip :)

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  16. I have an award for you over at: http://theshelf2010.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-lovely-blog-award.html#comments

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  17. Older follower stopping by to say hi.

    Don't forget to check out my Book Review of the Week --> http://endofstorynextbook.blogspot.com/p/brotw_01.html

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  18. Thanks for hopping by;) I'm a follower now. I love the Berenstein Bears! I haven't seen it since I was a kid but there was an easy read one called the Spooky Old Tree and we had a story tape with it and I would listen to that over and over! But I think we had ALL the Berenstein Bear books!

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  19. Just found your blog on the Hop and I'm so glad I did! I'm a new follower and greatly looking forward to reading through your new and old posts. I loved the Berenstain Bears when I was younger, too! :)

    Feel free to check my blog out in your spare time, www.coffeetalereviews.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi erica! Thanks for stopping at my blog! I'm following you back (: lovely blog you have here!

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  21. oohps! I can't believe I spelled your name wrong! Im so sorry. Erika*
    Thats better!

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  22. Thanks so much for coming by my site! I followed you back too! Looking forward to a new "blogship"
    Smiles!
    http://thedelusionaldiaries.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks for the follow! I'm a new follower now :D

    Cade
    Braintasia Books
    http://www.braintasiabooks.com/

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  24. am following now! Thanks for coming through the Hop :) Looking forward to many more posts :)

    TheBookBluff

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  25. Hopping in from the hop to say have a great Weekend!

    Already a follower :)

    When you have a moment come have a look at my new Giveaway :)

    Lu
    http://lusbookblog.blogspot.com/

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  26. Thanks so much for the hop comment, follow, and the welcome to blogging. I'm now a follower of you, as well. =)

    I also adored The Berenstein Bears when I was little. So fun, haha.

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  27. Hey Erika! *waves with a smile* I love your blog! It's so fun and cute :) Thanks for following me! Oh yeah, and I'm a new follower! Bye! :)

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  28. Hi Erika, thanks for visiting my site. Love your header, can't wait to come back and see what's new. Have a great weekend!

    Johanna
    www.bookstoburyyourselfin.blogspot.com

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  29. Thanks for hopping by! I literally said "Ohhhh" when I saw the Bernstein Bears picture. I loved those books!

    ~Jenn

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  30. super cute blog! thanks for stopping by mine!
    I'm a new follower.
    Have a great friday!
    http://acozyreaderscorner.blogspot.com

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  31. Hey there! Just hopping by! If you have a chance, stop by The Wormhole and check out my 300 follower giveaway! Happy reading – have a great weekend!

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  32. Hey! Stopping by fot the hop! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Coincidently, I remember reading these books too! Or maybe it was watching the show.....lol

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  33. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your rating system. IF I were to go back to ratings, I'd want to do something like you:
    Plot: 5/5
    Creativity: 4/5
    Characters: 5/5
    Writing: 5/5
    Impact: 5/5
    Overall: 5/5 (Copied from one of your reviews)
    -Anne
    http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks for hopping by my blog :) You have a lovely blog, and I'm now following you!

    Also, I used to love the Berenstein Bears when I was a kid, except I never knew there were books - I always watched the TV show.

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  35. Berenstain Bears! Tragic! I disliked them as a child, and I hate them as an adult. Papa Bear seems like such a doofus, and the whole series seems so sexist and preachy to me!

    But, the kids at my library love, love, love them. We can't keep them on the shelves. I remain mystified by their appeal!

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  36. Thanks for stopping by! I see you are reading Halo, I cant wait to get my hands on that.

    Thanks again for stopping by!

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  37. Returning the follow- thanks, and I'm looking forward to your posts!

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  38. I thought I was already following you cause I always visit your great WoWs...now I made sure I'm following you! (Came through the BlogHop today.)

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  39. Hopping by to say hi! I'm an old follower :) Very cool on getting Halo! I just ordered it. I can't wait to read it. Have a great weekend!

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  40. Here for the Hop! I do not use a rating system. No two books are alike! I love the banner.

    http://firepages.wordpress.com

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  41. Hello dear. Thanks for stopping by. I am now your new follower. Keep it shiny!

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  42. I'm a new follower but I wanted to congratulate you on your 6 month blogiversary! I passed the one year mark for my blog this past week- it's definitely an exciting time. Have a great weekend!

    Emily
    What Book is That?

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  43. Hey! Hopping by from the follow. Congrats on your blogoversary.

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