Follow My Blog Friday & Book Blogger Hop (5)

Posted November 12, 2010 by Carmel in / 41 Comments

Book Blogger Hop
This blogger hop was created by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.
Follow my blog Friday was created by ParaJunkee’s View.

This weeek’s questions:

If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

Most of the time I do, it’s just easier that way, less confusing. But from time to time I won’t either because I don’t realize it’s not the first book in a series or I just really want to read it and the other books weren’t in stock.

What is your usual monthly budget?

Under $100.


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I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada

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41 responses to “Follow My Blog Friday & Book Blogger Hop (5)

  1. Hi there! Stopping in from the hop πŸ™‚

    I’m one of those people who has to read a series in order. I’m always afraid that I’ll miss something huge if I skip one! My book budget = $0… I have to trade for my books or cross my fingers that I’ll win one πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi there! Stopping by on the hop πŸ™‚

    I spend less than $100 on books usually. The only times I ever go over are on Christmas, my birthday, or when I’m feeling particularly empowered to reward myself with books (boy do I love those times) πŸ˜€

    Have a great weekend!

    Erika Breathes Books

  3. Kat

    I’m an old follower just stopping by. πŸ™‚ I sometimes spend up to $100 on books, but rarely. Most of the time I just take advantage of the library. And I almost always read the first book in a series first. Have an awesome weekend!

    — Kat @ A Myriad of Books

  4. Thanks everyone for hopping by. I love Fridays! Time for me to stop hopping and start working though. I’ve procrastinated long enough!

    Don’t forget to check out my first every Giveaway!

  5. Thanks for the follow and found you on twitter. I know what you mean about budgets, but sometimes there are too many new books in the same to say no.

    I always go back and start with book #1!


  6. Happy Friday! I try to keep my budget at $20 or less. I usually have to forfeit coffee, which is generally a bad thing for the world, but I MUST have my books. I live for arcs, e-galleys and the audio books at the ebranch of my local library.

    Thanks for following my new zombie blog. Having a great time with it.

    Dana @

  7. Hi! I’m a new follower. I wish I had $100 to spend each month on books. I think my husband would kill me. Thank goodness for ARCs and blog tours, LOL.

    I love your blog! Have a nice weekend. πŸ™‚

  8. I WISH I had anywhere close to $100 on books a month! Lol. But since I’m not working a whole lot while I’m in college, my paychecks aren’t as great as they used to be.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog today! I can’t believe I wasn’t already following you but I have taken care of that now! I’ll be back soon to read some of your reviews. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  10. I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series’ story
    doesn’t run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child’s Reacher novels) then I don’t feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch’s Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can’t be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  11. I am the same way, I will make all attempts to read the first book in a series first, but sometimes I slip up and find out later that there is previous books in the series I just read- or if I have to wait too long for the first book when I have the second or third book in my possession? Yeah, the later books are def. going to be read first- darn having no patience πŸ˜‰


  12. Hi! I’m following the blog hop and found your site. It’s simply wonderful and I will definitely be following! Looking forward to looking around a bit more.

    Have a great weekend!!

    Wenj @ Black Lagoon Reviews

  13. hi there! Thanks for stopping by my book blog, my kozy korner, and saying hello from the hop! (old follower, btw) Under $100 sounds pretty reasonable to me πŸ™‚ have a great weekend!

  14. Nice Budget!! Thanks for visiting! I hope you had a great day!!
    Tiffany @ A Cozy Reader’s Corner or Cozyreadersnook (twitter)

  15. My book budget is a little on the crazy side but I can’t help but buy more every time I’m in the bookstore. So hard to say no!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Old GFC follower and New twitter follower.

    Have a great weekend.

    Jennifer @ Book Noise

  16. Oh my goodness, I do that too! When books aren’t in stock and I really want to read more of the series, I do read out of order now and again as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope you’re having an amazing weekend! <3

    – Kristin at Beneath Shining Stars, I Read

  17. Hello Sweetie. Thanks for stopping by and for you lovely comment. I’m following you. Can’t wait to read more from you. Keep it shiny!