Friday, September 18, 2015

Follow Friday - Cormac mac Airt Became High King of Ireland in 227 A.D.

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - I Heart Reading.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. 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.
  5. 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".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Help us give our Feature Interview Questions a fresh look! What questions do you think we should ask our weekly features?

I'm sure there are going to be dozens of silly proposed questions like "If you were a vegetable, what kind of vegetable would you be?" or "What is your favorite non-chocolate based dessert?" I could probably reel out a couple dozen of those, but that's probably not a very helpful collection of answers.

On the other hand, coming up with serious questions is a lot harder, especially since most of the obvious one, being obvious, are already on the list of questions Parajunkee and Alison Can Read use. Here are a few I came up with:
  • How do you pick which books to review? Even if you restrict yourself to one genre or even one publisher there are probably more books available than you can ever read or review. How do you pare the list down?
  • Have you ever read a book intending to review it, and in retrospect decided not to? What was the book, and why?
  • Do you review anything other than books?
  • Do you do any writing other than reviews? What else do you write about?
  • Are there any kinds of books you would absolutely refuse to review?
  • What do you consider to be your best review? Your worst?
  • What makes you unique as a book blogger?

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  1. I like the idea of asking how a blogger chooses books to review. I was thinking of writing a post on just that!

    New follower on Bloglovin'! :)

    1. @Hazel D: One thing I didn't put in the question was to ask how a blogger decides what order to read and review books. I have piles of books that I have agreed to review. Deciding that I'm going to review those is not as big of a question as which ones are going to get reviewed first and which ones are going to be pushed off to a later date.

  2. Great questions, i'll go with your first to answer because that's why i've just started my new blog. I review books now that i read from a random selection on my TBR pile or recommended by those who know what i like on Goodreads (unless it's a favourite author!) My last blog turned into a bit of a chore with ARC's & Book Tours.

    New to this FF, i've added you to my ‘Blogs’ page since i'm on WP and not Blogger. I hope you’re having a great weekend!

    Rose @ https://rosehartblog.wordpress...

    1. @rosehartblog: The ARC treadmill can definitely become overwhelming. My solution has been to mix other reading in among the ARCs that I read and review.