Friday, September 24, 2010

National Book Festival and Blog Hop

Hey kids!  My big post for today is about National Book Festival which is happening TOMORROW!  Bestie and I are sneaking out of work at 3 today, driving all evening, and making it just in time to see Suzanne Collins in the morning.  I haven't planned out the rest of my day really, other than going to dinner with a group of book bloggers.  Is anyone else going?  If you'll be there, are you interested at all in meeting up?  I'd love to hang out with/meet as many other bloggers as I can!  You can send me an email (see link on sidebar) OR leave a comment with a way for me to contact you OR send me a tweet (also on sidebar).  Hope to see you there!

And now for the hop!  Welcome to my blog, feel free to take a look around, all of that!  Today's question is:

  When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?

When I review, I wait until I've finished the book to start writing.  There are times when a sentence or paragraph or theme will jump out at me and I'll write it down or mark it in the book to use in my review, but I tend to wait until I've finished to get started writing.  I want to have the whole book behind me so I can see how everything fits together before I start to really evaluate how I felt about not just the story, but also about the writing and quality of the book.  You may have noticed that I really enjoy some books that may not be of the most literary quality and that there are some books that I don't personally enjoy, but that are beautifully written. If I wait till I've finished, I can usually judge those kinds of things more objectively.


  1. I envy you note takers XD

    New follower here!

    Check out my Hop here:
    Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

  2. Hopping on by today. With respect to used book store shopping, you're/we're supporting the folks who make books available to people who may not have seen them when they were first published. Great books deserve to be shared, over and over again.

  3. very cute blog :) I'm a new follower!

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  5. Have fun tomorrow! I'm jelous I wish I was going :)

    Love your layout, very pretty!

    Have a great weekend

  6. I'm hopping through today - have a wonderful time at the book festival this weekend. Sounds like a wonderful time.

  7. Such a nice blog! Have fun on the road trip :)
    Launching an international Giveaway today!
    e-Volving Books

  8. Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love! Have a great weekend!
    A Trillian Books

  9. Hey there, stopping by from the hop! The picture on your sidebar that says "150 books in 2010" Is really cute! I'm your newest follower.
    I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!(:
    Have a great weekend,
    Angela Z

  10. Same for me :) Things that stand out I write down as I'm reading, but the review comes after the book is finished. Have fun this weekend!

  11. Just hopping by….

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week’s questions…it was my question that was chosen…pretty neat.

    I also have a lot of review you may want to check out.

    Happy Hopping, Everyone….hop on over to my blog to see MY answer to MY question. :)