It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
- Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
- Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - The Romanceaholic and The Talking Teacup.
- Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
- Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
- Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
- If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
- If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
- If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
This may seem like an odd thing for someone who writes lots of reviews to say, but I don't usually read reviews before reading a book. I have had subscriptions to Analog, Asimov's, and Fantasy & Science Fiction for years, and all have book reviews (actually, F&SF has several regular review features). And I try to read them every month. I really do. I follow a lot of other book bloggers, and I try to go around and read their material. But I always get in the middle of a review and get lost, unable to sort out what is supposed to be going on that makes the book good or not. Eventually, I go cross-eyed and give up. So I don't really know if it would be accurate to say I've ever sought out a specific book based on a review either good or bad. Maybe I have, but I don't recall.
I don't have anything against reviews (obviously), and I'm not trying to make some sort of hipster statement about being beyond being influenced, I'm just saying that for some reason I am not very good at reading the sort of stuff that I spend my time writing. At least before I read a book or watch a movie or television show. After I've read a book or consumed some other media, I love reading reviews of the book I read or the movie I watched. I don't know why I like reading reviews after I've read a book, I just do.
Yeah, I know. I'm odd. You're not the first to notice.
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