Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Follow (8)

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 { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers -
  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've had quite a stressful week this week. I don't know if some of you have noticed, but I didn't have a Thursday Three post this week. That's because I've been so busy with school! We just had finals week, and until a few days ago, I've been crazy busy studying for exams and doing projects. It was so sad :( Luckily, I'm done with all my exams and I've submitted all my projects, so I'm pretty much free to spend the next week doing what I want. The stress was so worth it! :D

This week's Book Blogger Hop question is do I judge a book by its cover. If you've read a couple of reviews, you'll know that a book's cover heavily influences my buying decision. Of course it's not the most important thing, and if I don't like how a book sounds I won't pick it up even if the cover is the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen, but it's sort of a preliminary for me. If a cover catches my eye, I pick the book up and check it out. It's not always the case, since I have a lot of books with more subtle covers, but a good cover is always a perk. This week's Follow my Blog Friday question is "What's your favorite brick and mortar bookstore?" Truth is, I don't have one! I love them all, and all the ones I go to are equally wonderful.

If you're here on the hop, don't forget to leave a comment! And I'm having my first ever giveaway, so don't forget to enter that. I'm giving away books, swag and an ARC, and best of all, it's international! Click the link below the nav bar to go to the contest page :)


  1. Hoppin' by from FF to say hello. Cute header!! --I do follow for follow... come by and visit me some time. ~Thanks.

    Happy hopping!


  2. Hi Erika! I am sorry you had a stressfull week, but glad its over with! Hope you have an awesome labor day weekend :) I am going to go check out your giveaway...

  3. I'm just hopping through. Congrats on blogging for 6 months! That's quite an accomplishment! Have a great weekend.

    My Hop

  4. Aw, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a good weekend, too. :]

    And I'm pretty much the same when it comes to covers and picking out books. They definitely have to be able to catch my eye.

  5. Hi, Erika! Just hopping by! I'm already a follower of your blog. Yeah, even if the cover is pretty but you don't dig the plot/storyline then you won't buy the book. The cover attracts but not necessarily makes you want to buy it. :D


    Musings of a Reader Happy

  6. Hey stopping by from The Hop! I'm a new follower :) Congrats on the 6 month mark!

    Come over for a visit if you have the time. I have a giveaway going on right!

    Have a great Friday!

  7. Hi :) I'm a sucker for a book cover that uses bold color. Pastels usually stay on the shelf.
    Hope you have a fun weekend!!
    Hope you Hop by my site

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you.

  9. Just stopped by for the hop. I'm guilty of judging books by their cover. I hope you have a great weekend!!
    A Book Obsession..

    Make sure to check out my 100 followers contest here if you haven't entered! Ends 9/6

  10. Hi Erika: it's great to find you thru the hop. Sorry to hear about your stressful week - in this case, enjoy your much-deserved long weekend. :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have an awesome book party. :)

  12. Stopping by from the hop and we are new followers!!

  13. Just hopping by to share some Friday blog love! Have a great weekend!
    A Trillian Books

  14. Hopping through. I hope your weekend and next week are less stressful.
    My Hop

  15. Hey Erika, just hopping on by! Yeah, when I'm browsing books it's basically the same - I'll give the ones with the catchy covers a closer look (and then if there's time, I may spare a glance for the others). However if the description doesn't interest me, I won't bother with it even if it has an enticing cover.

  16. Just hopping by!
    I'm a new follower. :)

    Keitra @ Page by Page

  17. Following you from the Friday Follow.
    Have a great labor day weekend.

  18. Erika!! i have missed you and your blog, just thought i would stop over and say hi, hope you have a lovely weekend! :P

  19. Hopping over to say have a great weekend!

    Don't forget to have a look at my Giveaway if you haven't already!


  20. Hi there, I'm your newest follower via Crazy for books' blog hop. Although my blog isn't about books only, I do love reading and I love meeting new people who enjoy it too.

    Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Marie (hope you'll come by for a visit sometime, I love new followers.)
    The Things We Find Inside

  21. stopped over from the hop and I'm now a follower. If you'd like to stop by my blog as see my answer I'm at

  22. Stopping by from the already a follower. And yes, I do judge a book by it's cover!

    Thanks and Happy Reading!

  23. Hi Erika - great book blog. :) Found you through the Hop.

  24. Love your header...first-time visitor.

    I do pick up a book because of its cover...not necessarily buy it, but it does make me pick it up and check it out.

    Hopping by.

    Stop by my blog if you like: