Saturday, September 25, 2010

Book Blogger Hop Sept. 24-27



The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy-for-Books. It's a chance for book bloggers to interact, make new friends, and most importantly, share their love of books!

This is my very first hop! :) I've seen the hop around since I've started blogging, but I haven't gotten around to it. Why? Oh, simple. I'm just lazy! :P

Anyway, this week's question is:


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


I never write a review while I'm reading the book. I'd end up marking down the entire book in my review and come up with a 6-page Word review if I did! I write my reviews after I've finished a book -- usually immediately after, so it's fresh in my mind. I do, however, write down notes on Word while I'm reading. I tend to forget things I want to say or mention if I leave it up to memory, so I'll have little post-it notes all over my book to "focus on this section, Kristina!" I also scribble down quotes, but that took too long and slowed down my reading, so I just have post-it notes for the page numbers of quotes I'd want to include in my review.

How about you all? :)

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Kristina. Stopping by from the hop and follow. New follower. Hope you visit me too.

http://booknoise411.blogspot.com/

Jennifer

brandileigh2003 said...

I am following you now! Thanks for stopping by my hop post.

I saw you are doing Sword of Truth challenge-- have you read before or is this first time?

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for stopping by! :)

Thanks for the follow, brandi. :D This is my first time reading the Sword of Truth series. I've heard about it before, but never got around to reading it (although I watch Legend of the Seeker on TV, lol :P). The books are ALWAYS checked out at the library, though, so I can't get my hands on the books. :(

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hopping by...thanks for hopping my way. The only problem with post-its is that they sometimes fall out of the book! So I have to put page numbers, too.

Tiger Holland said...

Welcome to your first hop! I'm hopping by to visit and follow. :-) Thanks for that review of the Maze Runner--I've been avoiding that book for a year, but with the quotes you provided, I think i'm going to have to give it a look!

-Tiger

http://tigersallconsumingbooks.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I love your blog! I am here from the hop and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your reviews--I like your style!

I have now added Twenty Boy Summer to my TBR list. It pretty much sounds amazing!

If you get a chance, stop by my blog at www.literatureforlunch.com :) Happy hopping!

Tammy said...

Welcome to the Book Hop! I try to particiapate every week because it's such a great way to discover awesome blogs out there....like yours!
I'm a new follower. I'm going to go and look around some more! Have a great weekend!

Marty said...

Thanks for stopping by :o)

Like you, I write the review after reading because writing the review at the same time interrupts the flow of the story for me.

Oh... and I'm a new follower.

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

@Laurel: Too true! I usually try to put them near the binding, so they have less chance of falling out. It has happened, though, so I have a "central" post it note where I write down the page numbers and just go back and look em up later. :P

@Tiger: Thank you! And I'm glad you mentioned my quotes interested you! I almost scrapped the idea of including quotes, because I wasn't sure anyone would read them/was interested! So thank you <3

@Jennifer: Thank you! I'm really glad that the review made you want to read the book! That's the first time I've had that happen to me, ahha, so I'm excited! It's a really amazing book, and I was appalled when I saw it mentioned on Scroggins's list of books to ban! x=

@Tammy: Aw, thank you Tammy! That makes me really happy. <3 Have a great weekend, too! And happy reading!

@Marty: No problem-o! Thanks for stopping by, as well! ^^

....Petty Witter said...

Just like you, I'd be lost without my post-it notes.

Rhiannon said...

Hey Kristina,
Thanks for coming on by. I too have seen this hop dealy for awhile and thought, what is that? but haven't bothered to check it out till now. Silly me.
Rhiannon
TheDiaryofaBookworm.com

Ellie said...

Returning the blog hop Kristina! I like your blog and your reads, consider me a new follower... Interesting that you've got the Terry Goodkinds lined up - we got given the whole set at the shop, Mum brought them home and got hooked, and now they've filtered down to me! Hopefully I'll get started on them soon.
Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

readerbuzz said...

I'm stopping by via the Hop!

I'm a new follower!

Hope you will stop by my blog:
www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

@Petty: Ahh, what will we do without our beloved post-its? <3

@Rhiannon: Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad I DID join the hop. My first experience was totally awesome! <3

@Ellie: Thanks for stopping by! Ooh, do tell me what you think of the series! If I ever get my hands on a copy, I'll let you know what I think, too!

@readerbuzz: Thanks for stopping by! I visited you back. <3

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