Blogger Hop & Friday Follow 10.8.10

It's time for The Blogger Hop and Follow Friday again. The Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View. They created these memes to give bloggers and readers a chance to network, support each other and find new blogs to read & enjoy.

What's your favorite beverage while reading or blogging, if any? Is it tea, coffee, water, a glass of wine, or something else?

In the morning, I love my American Coffee with flavored creamer. I am a total sucker for Fall flavors so I'll stock up on Hazelnut, Ginger, Chocolate, Caramel and my fave Pumpkin Spice {honestly, I loveeee anything pumpkin}.  My faves are from International Delights - I highly recommend them if you like to experiment with flavor! 

If I read during lunch, it's usually water.  And at night, I like milk or hot tea :) 

NOTE: Vanessa still isn't able to join us on a regular basis but I can tell you that she loves tea.  Her fave cold tea is Unsweetened Iced Black Tea from Starbucks.  She also loves hot tea at night :)

How many reviews do we like to do a week?

We do not post nearly as many reviews as we'd like to.  My {Isalys} original goal was to post 1 to 2 reviews a week, but even that wasn't happening.  Truth is that reviews don't usually get the same level of participation or attention as other memes so I don't feel a need to overload the blog with them.  I would be happy with ONE review a week.

I also plan on doing more video reviews and post ONE a month.  Vlogs are a lot of fun to film and watch, but they take time to load and watch and again, I don't want to overdo it.

Have a RELAXING weekend!!
Happy long weekend for our northern neighbors in Canada and those who get Columbus Day off of work!

Thanks for stopping by and if you're new to us, don't forget to leave a comment with your blog link so we can visit YOU too!


  1. Hi i'm your newest follower from FF

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  2. Just an old follower stopping by from FF: Just Another Book Blog

    Enjoy the weekend :)

  3. New follower here! It's so true about reviews.. I wish they got more attention than my memes, but they don't. :(

  4. Hey ladies! I agree with what you said about trying to balance the memes and the reviews...the memes get so much more attention! But the reviews are the point of the blog. What a struggle! But, it is a great way to make new book friends.So happy to have found your blog.

  5. I love the blog changes. Tis the season for black, orange, and ghouls.

    Mad Scientist

  6. Hopping on by to say hello! Your post made me think about how much I like hazelnut coffee.... mmmm.... :)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi, stopping by on the hop/FF. I'm now your newest follower! Have a great weekend!

    Magic Faerie's Paranormal Review

  8. Hi,
    Happy Friday! I'm doing the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I usually drink iced tea while blogging and the occasional glass of wine. Have a magnificent weekend!

    I'm a old faithful follower.

  9. Hopping by and following.

    Come to see Murphy's Library.

  10. Howdy from the hop!

    I agree about the reviews. I read for fun, and I don't like to stress myself over feeling like I need to speed read to get a review up. I'm a slow reader. I take my time with books. One to two reviews a week is good for me. :D

    I love those creamers too!

  11. I have the same problem. Reviews are a big part of blogging, but it seems that memes and giveaways are what get more interaction. I'm too nervous to to vlogging yet. I have a camera on my laptop. I taped a vlog, and thought I sounded awful!! Ice cold water is usually my drink of choice when reading or blogging.

  12. In case you all are collecting buttons of Halloween events, here is the link to the one I'm hosting with 25 Hour Books, All About {n}, and Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.

    Trick or Treat for Books

  13. Hello! Found you through the Hop. I'm a follower!

    I totally understand the reviews issue. So many things to do that delays everything =/

  14. Happy HOP! I drink loads of water and soda . The soda comes in handy at night because that's when I do most of my blogging and reading. Have a fun weekend !

    Hop on over and visit my blog :D

  15. I started following your blog about a week ago! I love it, probably my favourite i've found! mine is

    i'd love any advice you guys could give me :)


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