Dec 10, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop (9)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs?
 Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"

I like to read it all! I definitely read book reviews and author interviews. I only enter a giveaway if I will read the book or will give it to my family members (avid readers). I don't enter a giveaway just to enter. I also read blogs for upcoming releases and book tour information. Texas is huge....and sometimes an author will come and I will miss out. I hate it when that happens, but considering it takes an entire day to drive through the state, I can't keep up with every author in every city. I try....

A couple of awesome YA bloggers (including yours truly) have started a new site, Literary Lonestars. We are dedicated to informing the great state of Texas and all of its fabulous readers literary news and events. We will highlight TX authors (there are a TON of them) and let you know when children and YA authors mozy their way through town. Read my little spiel HERE and check us out HERE. We hope to have a website coming soon! Not living in TX? Still a great resource for finding out who is on tour and what they are writing. Join us! 

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

"Do you have an under-noticed author that 
you think we should all know about?"

Hmm, under-noticed? I guess I would have to say Laura Whitcomb. She wrote Certain Slant of Light and Fetch. Also, debut author Heidi R. Kling (Sea), and a hometown favorite, Jennifer Ziegler (How Not to be Popular). I know a lot of people that know them, but there are a lot that don't. This is a super hard question! Some of my family members have no idea who Suzanne Collins or Lois Lowry are, but to me...they are HUGE!

JENerous Giveaway - win a signed copy of Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler ends Dec 11th
Swagga Giveaway ends Dec 12th

Across the Universe giveaway & Blessed giveaway coming soon....stay tuned!