Jun 21, 2013

New Friend Friday

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you are completely done with the book?

I usually write the review when I'm finished with the book. When requesting ARC's, I actually prefer a physical copy over an e-book because I can take notes as I'm reading. When I write the reviews, it's much easier to remember what angle I want to write about. More often than not, I dislike the summaries the publishers have written on the back. I have ran across a few that were so generic that they didn't even remotely do the book justice so I try to write the summaries as well as the reviews which proves to be a challenge. I always read the books first just for this fact alone.

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Question: Share your favorite quote?

Most of the shadows in this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine
                                                          - Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. great quote, it's amazing!

    New follower!

    Here's My FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

  2. New follower!

    Ooh, I love that one :)


  3. I prefer print to electronic too. Nice answer.

    Stop by for my full answer if you like.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  4. I don't take notes for my reviews and write everything after finishing the book. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xoxo

  5. I read first too ;) And I love the quote.

    Meredith’s Musings

  6. That was a really nice quote. When reviewing a book I usually take notes as I'm reading them so I can go back and use them for my review. :)

    I'm now following via BlogLovin'. :)

  7. Great quote! Thanks for stopping by and following you back via bloglovin.

    Kinx's Book Nook

  8. Inspiring quote, I like it!
    New bloglovin follower:)


  9. Oh, that's a lovely quote!

    New follower via both GFC and Bloglovin'! We'd appreciate a follow back via GFC as we're getting to 500 followers there! Thank you!

    My Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  10. Love the quote! Thanks for dropping by my FF.

    GFC follower.

    Nina @ The Bookish Confections


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