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?
About the Blogger
I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada
Hi, Carmel! Old follower here. 🙂 I read the first book of a series too so I will not get confused. I never tried reading a series not starting from the first book. 🙂
Have a nice weekend!
-Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
I now make it a point to start with book 1 in any series that I might start. Too many of them nowadays make it hard to enjoy the story if you haven’t been reading the books in order. Some you can get away with reading book 3 first or something like Kelley Armstrong’s series. (Love that one!)
Here’s my full post: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-blogger-hop_12.html
Hello fellow Canadian!! Thanks for the comment love! I hope you have a great weekend!!
My Bloody Fairy Tale
Hi there! Stopping in from the hop 🙂
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 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by. I probably spent close to a $100 each month shipping books out.
Im now following!!!
Wow! Nice book budget. And your blog button is super cool.
Anything around $100 is fantastic. Sorry you live out in the boonies! Lol!
Hi Carmel!! Enjoyed reading your answers.
My answers are HERE
Hopping through. Old follower. I think I’d only read a series out of order if each was a standalone companion novel
Ooo…what a book budget! *insert longing sigh* LoL
I have to read a series in order, I can’t just jump into the middle.
Have a lovely book filled weekend!
Hi there! Stopping by on the hop 🙂
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) 😀
Have a great weekend!
Erika Breathes Books
I’m an old follower just stopping by. 🙂 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
This is such a cool looking blog! Following you back now, so glad you stopped by or I might have missed this! Very nice.
Thanks everyone for hopping by. I love Fridays! Time for me to stop hopping and start working though. I’ve procrastinated long enough!
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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!
I’m stopping by for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I hope you have a great weekend. Happy Reading!
I’m an old follower.
Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies
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 @ http://zombiegirlshambling.blogspot.com/
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. 🙂
Hopped in to say high. Great budget, I tend to just by what I want and throw caution to the wind. Have a great weekend!
Thank’s for following me, I’m your newest follower:) Great budget!
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!
Under $100 – oh wow, I wish!
-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha
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 🙂
Happy Friday, Carmel!
New follower here. I’m doing all three of the Friday blog runs. I don’t limit myself to budget with books. I just love to read and write so that line is always doable for me. And Yes, I love start a series at the 1st book.
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!
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 😉
Ok! Now following everyone back; 171 followers and counting! Thanks everyone!
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
Thanks for hopping by my blog! Yours is very cool! =)
Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! yours looks great! =D btw, I love Kitty’s series, hope you do as well!
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 🙂 have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by, you are another blogger with a generous budget 🙂 I wish 🙂
Nice Budget!! Thanks for visiting! I hope you had a great day!!
Tiffany @ A Cozy Reader’s Corner or Cozyreadersnook (twitter)
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
Hopping through and following now too! Thanks for stopping by The Enchanted Book!
Have a great weekend!
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
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!
Thanks for returning the hops. Another successful Friday! Up to 185 followers!