Monday, October 3, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books. This is a great way for bloggers and readers to discover other book blogs. A great way to connect bloggers and readers with the same passion: reading!

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is much more than just a “follow for a follow”. It’s about making connections. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of book bloggers around the world. It can seem like we are blogging in a bubble, always checking out the same blogs over and over again. The Hop is about taking the time to make a quality visit to another blog, getting to know the person who is writing, and seeing if you really *want* to follow that person! I am not a big fan of blindly following other blogs just to increase your follower numbers, because who is to say that the people will come back? Just because they are “following” you doesn’t mean they’re reading your blog. How many times have you “dumped” the messages in your Google Reader account due to the daunting number of messages there are, many from blogs you “had” to follow (in order to participate in a hop, giveaway, etc). I’d much rather have a lower “follower” count and know that these people are following me because they WANT to follow me, not because they HAVE to. I like the knowledge that I’m connecting with people on more than just a “have to” level.

“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”

For me it's the Vampire Diaries series. I was shock to see this book even included. I love Vampire Academy. It's one of the reasons why i became addicted to reading in the first place. I've read the whole series and hated that it ended. But good thing there's a spin-off. Even the HUnger Games? This is a great dystopian novel, a page-turner until the end.

Banning certain book stirs up curiousity. Questions such WHo and Why will arise. And the more the reason readers will want to read the books to find out why. We have all different views and reactions. We all have our own judgement. It may be bad for you but that doesn't mean it's bad for everyone. So why censor it?