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Friday, November 12, 2010

Follow Friday / Book Blogger Hop (15)

Hey everyone, how's Friday for all of you? Mine's not so good... hope you're having a better day than I am.

The question for this week is: What is your usual monthly book budget?

Usually its around 1,500 pesos if I can spare some money. Or something around $30 (sometimes less) but I don't usually buy all the books I want at once. I buy 2 this week and then I'll buy 2 the next week or so, which makes me feel like I'm spending less since I didn't use up all of it at once. :)

Book Blogger Hop

The question for this week: If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

That depends. If I think the book can technically be a stand-alone read even though its a part of the series, I'll read that especially if I'm not sure if I will really like it. Though most of the time I tend to start with the first title just so I don't miss out on anything that I might need to know so I can understand the whole thing. Like in The Iron Fey series. Even though I'm dying to read The Iron Queen, I ABSOLUTELY have to read the other two books first!


This week is pretty slow for our blog, if you like check out these posts:

Cover Reveal featuring Wolfsbane, Between the Sea and Sky, Small Town Sinners, The Day Before and Abandon.
Teaser Tuesday featuring Jennifer DeLucy's Seers of Light
Waiting on Wednesday featuring Starcrosses and Falling for Hamlet

We have one review up for Susane Colasanti's When It Happens. Find out why my friend, Tin, didn't like the book that much.

Also, today is the last day to enter our Jenny Pox e-book GIVEAWAY!


  1. Hello Kai! Don't worry, you're not spending too much. Last month, I spent about $120 two months ago. I'm a new follower and I look forward to reading more in your blog:)

  2. Hopping through. I hope your weekend makes up for an icky Friday!
    My Hop

  3. Hi there! I just started following this week, and I always enoy your posts! I've been trying to keep my book buying budget down lately, so I've been doing everything I can to get cheap books - borrow from the library, use interlibrary loans, but inevitably, I end up buying a book every week or every other week (and always hardbacks too, because I always want to read the newest thing!).

  4. Hopping through and not following you! I have to keep my book budget really low.

  5. Hopped over to say hi and wish you a happy weekend!

  6. Hopping by...I am very sad to say my book budget is sad. Very sad. The more I say that on his hop, the sadder I'm getting lol. I may have to go on a spree this weekend!

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

    My monthly book budget is under $100. But I know what you mean about buying a few here and there and not realizing it.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

  8. Yes! I hate blowing all the money I have in one week. In the past I haven't really had a budget, but I think for the rest of November and December, I'm just going to buy the books I'm REALLY looking forward to - like Anna and Balefire and a few others. Old follower - have a great weekend!

    If you get a chance, check out my blog :)

  9. Right now my book budget is!! I do get quite a few freebies though, which is nice!

    Great blog!!!

    Girls with Books
    Teen Bookshelf

  10. Hi,
    I'm stopping by for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I hope you have a great weekend. Happy Reading!

    I'm an old follower.

    Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies

  11. dropping by from the blog hop and follow friday! cool blog!

  12. 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

  13. Hi there Kai! <3 Just hoppin' on by. <3 I'm an old follower/lover, as you know! :D

    My book budget is $0! I'm a poor college student, so I only borrow books from the library or read in Barnes and Noble while hogging their air conditioning. :)

    I can't read books mid-series. It just doesn't work that way for me. I MUST start at book 1.

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer. Have a good weekend! <3

  14. Hi! I'm stopping by from the hop :) I try to read books in the order intended, but I have had a few instances that I found I was reading a sequel. Have a blessed weekend!

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. hi Kai! Thanks for stopping by my book blog, my kozy korner, and saying hello from the hop! have a great weekend!

  18. I try and do the same thing buy maybe 2 or 3 books a week if I can sometimes i tend to spend way more than usual.

    have a good weekend!


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