Blogger Hop & Friday Follow 11.12.10

It's time for The Blogger Hophosted by Crazy-for-Books and Follow Friday, 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.

If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?
I try to not start a series out of sequence for the same reasons that Jen mentioned in her post; I'd hate to miss out on the backstory or on important details. However, I'd be a "liar-liar-pants-on-fire" if I said that I've never done that...although in my defense, it was entirely unintentional, lol. I once read an entire series backwards. Literally, from book 4 to 3 to 2 and finally, to 1. How very Pulp Fiction of me, LOL!! Luckily, I was able to read & enjoy them out of sequence without really hurting the storyline.

What is my usual monthly book budget?

In my case, the question should be what is my WEEKLY book budget? Ha!  Yes, I can honestly say that I get new books nearly every week.  Most of you know of our Wednesday night gatherings at Barnes & Noble so it's on a very rare night when I don't go home with a new book (such as the case with this past Wednesday).

Random comment:  I swear that Hell must have gotten a cold front that night because the bitch that works at the Starbucks was actually semi-friendly to my friend Yami and NONE of us bought books that night.  Miracle of all miracles, I tell ya!! LOL

Anyhoo - I don't really have a budget or limit as to what I'll spend on books.  I just try to be reasonable and control myself as best I can.  I will not buy anything right before pay day or if I know I'm running low on cash.  I also try not to spend more than $20 or 30 at any one given point and I won't do that more than once a month.  Am I making sense?!

Well kiddos, you have yourselves a SPLENDID weekend!!

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 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


  3. I'm stopping by from the Blog hop. Hope you have a great weekend. Stop by if you have a chance.

  4. Hi, hon - happy to be Blog Hopping on over as a new Friday Follower. Keep reading, and have a fabulous weekend. :)

    Sally @ Bibrary Bookslut

  5. Hi there! Just hoppin' on by. <3 I'm a new follower! :D Can I seriously just mention how CUTE and ADORABLE your guys' blog is? I don't want to leave!

    My book budget is $0! I'm a poor college student, so I only borrow books from the library or read in Barnes and Noble while hogging their air conditioning. :)

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer. Have a good weekend! <3

  6. This pretty much seems like the standard answer! Even with Kelley Armstrong's series I had to read it all in order even though she wrote it so that wasn't necessary!

    Here's my full post:

    Happy Friday!

  7. New follower from the hop :-)

    I try to always read series in order - I figure they're numbered for a reason!

    And I'm sure I spend way too much money each month on books, though I try to limit myself to 1 new book a week!

    Have a good weekend!

    Christin @ <a href=">Between the Covers</a>

  8. Hey, girls! I LOVE your owls. The pilgrim hat and Santa hat are adorable!

    I hope you guys have a great weekend! :)

  9. I'm a new follower! You can find me blogging here I love the blog hop! I find so many awesome new site *sigh* happy*

  10. new follower. my blog was just born yesterday, so its still a little-bitty baby so it could use some followers.

    ps. your blog is way cool

  11. 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

  12. Old follower hopping through!

  13. Hello fellow blogger!i am a new follower to your page. Wanted to drop some *love* and tell your your blog is wonderful! I have a new page myself and need some support! would love if you could return the favor and follow.

  14. Hi Girls!

    I´m so glad someone doesn´t have a strict budget! I actually feel pretty bad after reading what other bloggers spend on books! :(

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    @ Reading on the Dark Side

  15. Old follower here. So glad I'm not the only one who's ever read a series out of order :)


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