November 12, 2010

Friday Blog Hop - November 12

Last week's challenge, described here, was to follow a blog and post comments.  I chose to follow Ashley's Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing because I liked the title of her blog.    Don't we at times open a book, start reading, and then go bleh.   Other times, of course, it is an amazing read -- or else we'd all stop reading altogether!

She started a new meme or posting this week:  Memory Monday -- about her childhood favorite reads, "with the emphasis being on the memories they created."  What a fun idea!   I remember books I read as a child much more vividly than what I read last month.   Hmmmm, is this a sign of aging?

Today's Hop question:  "If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"
Not necessarily.  At times I know enough about the character in the series;  in fact I'm reading a book from NetGalley for review.  It is by an author who writes both stand-alone books and a series.  I adore her stand-alones, but have never read her series.  This time, I decided to go ahead and jump in the middle.  Look for a review on The Girl in the Green Raincoat in couple months.   No, it is not by  Steig Larsson!


joemmama said...

Stopping by from the Hop! I want to read the whole series from the beginning...just makes it easier.

1girl2manybooks said...

Stopping in via the hop... I also like to read series' from the beginning and in the proper order first time around. Happy weekend!

Chazz said...

I am a bit obsessive about doing things in what I perceive to be the correct order. So when it comes to books that are part of a series I have to start at the beginning.

New follower from the hop :)


Suko said...

Hi, I am new to your blog from the Hop! I love your header! I will "check out" the blog you are highlighting in this post. Happy hopping! :)

bookaddict4real said...

Hi awesome looking blog. I applaud you for taking on the challenge last
week. Good job!

Jan von Harz said...

Hopped in to say hi and am now a follower. Have a great weekend!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

I always start at the beginning. Wow. Where's my sense of adventure??

Kristin said...

Hi there...stopping by via the hop. I feel a little different - I have to start at the beginning and it's only on rare occasion that I don't. My full answer can be found here.

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

Happy Friday! I love your fall leaves! And I agree with you - it's ok to start in the middle! I prefer to start at the beginning but if I don't have time to read all the 1st ones I'll start in the middle. And I adore NetGalley! Isn't it awesome!!!!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Hey! I'm an old follower just stopping by on the hop to wish you a great weekend!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

Erika said...

Here on the hop. I love your blog title :)

Usually, I read books in order. When I don't, I just end up confusing myself and feeling like I've missed out LOL.

Have a great weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

Jon said...

Just hopping by to say "Hi!"

Howard Sherman said...

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

Mari said...

I'm visiting from the hop (and am a new follower).

I love the child reading meme - great idea.

Kelly said...

Hopping by! GFC following you, too!

Elizabeth said...

Hopping by...stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

Broncomax93 said...

Hi Just hopping around to say hi this is my first blog hop. I do books sometimes but right now I'm giving away a really nice pair of Bushnell binoculars. Really. Come on over and hi high and check out my site. Refer your hubby boyfriend or just your friend that hunt. I always start with the first one in a series.
Thanks This is fun

Lora1967 said...

I just wanted to say hi. Please stop by and say hi do my poll and giveaway for books.
Depends on how many are in the stories and if they are in the same stories and stand alone otherwise no I spend about 50 a month on books

AngelicNytmare said...

Stopping by to say hello and have a good weekend!

booksaroundtheworld said...

Hi Stopping by from the Hop! Don't you think that you miss out a lot if you start in the middle of series? I could never do that... :-)

I really like your blog design! Are you changing the background according to the season?

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

booksaroundtheworld said...

Hi Stopping by from the Hop! Don't you think that you miss out a lot if you start in the middle of series? I could never do that... :-)

I really like your blog design! Are you changing the background according to the season?

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Mandy said...

Hi there! I am a new follower from the hop. I must read books in order! I would never have understood the Outlander series (my favourite books ever) if I read them out of order! Come and visit me at

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Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from the blog hop.

Happy Friday!!