Book Blogger Hop


Book Blogger Hop – 2/14 – 2/20
 Question of the Week:

How do you handle unsolicited books that appear in your mailbox? Do you add them to your queue? Do you write to the sender and explain you didn’t ask for the book and are not sure when you will be able to read and review the book? Or do you simply not read the book at all?
My Answer: Unsolicited books or any emails I filter messages.  I use outlook and gmail for email accounts.  Once I learned this technique I saved a ton of time.  I also use auto delete or block sender. 
So, for books, I basically do the same thing.

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended December 31, 2012.

 I didn’t want the hop to come to end, and with Jennifer’s permission, I’ll relaunch the Book Blogger Hop on Friday, February 15th, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt just like before. The hop’s purpose will remain the same as it will give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Weekly Questions:  If you have a question, fill out the Form. Each blogger with a selected question will get credit during that week’s hop. Remember to keep the questions & answers G-rated for the younger bloggers.
January 3rd – 9th: During the holidays there were hundreds of blog hops with giveaways and prizes. How did you keep track of if you what, if anything, you won? (submitted by Judy)
January 10th – 16th: Are you a book blogger purist? Do you only have book related posts or do you review/post on anything/everything that catches your eye? (submitted by Judy)
January 17th – 23rd: Do you blog for a living or for fun? (submitted by Judy)
January 24th – 30th: Do you think you will ever read every book in your TBR stack? (submitted by Elizabeth)
January 31st – February 6th: When you receive new books in the mail, do the older ones get moved to the bottom of your list or do go strictly “by the book” and keep your list with older books first and then the new ones? (submitted by Elizabeth)
February 7th – 13th: What is the highest number of books you received in one day either in the mail or from UPS or FED EX? (submitted by Elizabeth)
February 14th – 20th: How do you handle unsolicited books that appear in your mailbox? Do you add them to your queue? Do you write to the sender and explain you didn’t ask for the book and are not sure when you will be able to read and review the book? Or do you simply not read the book at all? (submitted by Elizabeth)
February 21st – 27th:  Do you think you will ever read every book in your TBR stack? (submitted by Elizabeth)
February 28th – March 6th: Have you stopped accepting books from either authors or publishers to try to catch up? If not, do you think you would ever do that? (submitted by Elizabeth)
March 7th – 13th: Do you have a schedule set for blogging and reading time? Or do you not have a set time and just let it happen? (submitted by Elizabeth)
March 14th – 20th: What is the most creative thing you have ever done with a book? (submitted by Veronica)
March 20th – 27th:What is your favorite weekly meme? (submitted by Kisha)
March 28th – April 3rd: What are some of your favorite book blogs? (submitted by Jack)
April 4th – 10th: To you, what qualifies a book as good or bad? Are some books objectively better than others, or is it purely a matter of opinion?(submitted by Zeb)
April 11th – 17th: What do you think is the best book marketing tool? Blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest, or goodreads? (submitted by Anne)
April 18th – 24th: Are your reviews more of a rehash of the story or do you comment on writing style, characters, and reflection? (submitted by Elizabeth)
April 25th – May 1st: Do you answer the Book Blogger Hop questions in advance and have them scheduled or do you write your post the night before or the day of the Book Blogger Hop? (submitted by Elizabeth)
May 2nd – 8th: When you receive a book in the mail or from UPS, do you immediately catalog it or leave the books stacked up until the week is up and then catalog them? (submitted by Elizabeth)
May 9th – 15th: When you enter a contest or request a book, how do you keep track of what the books are? or perhaps you don’t keep track and just remember what you entered or requested? (submitted by Elizabeth)
May 16th – 22nd: How do you decide what blogs to follow? (submitted by RAnn)
May 23rd – 29th: Did you ever make a HUGE mistake when you posted a review? For Example: Did you have the correct book title, but the wrong author in the blog post title? If so, how long until you found your mistake? (submitted by Elizabeth)
May 30th – June 5th: How many posts do you normally publish per week? (submitted by Elizabeth)
June 6th – 12th: When you view someone’s profile, what information do you like to see? (submitted by Elizabeth)
June 13th – 19th: Do you think your blog reflects your personality? Does it show organization, a care-free style, or some other trait? (submitted by Elizabeth)
June 20th – 26th: Do you prefer Nook, Kindle, other reader, or paper book? (submitted by Becca)
June 27th – July 3rd: Do you follow a lot of blogs but rarely read them or do you follow a few you read regularly? (submitted by RAnn)
July 4th – 10th: Do you cull your list often or do people stay on once they get on? (submitted by RAnn)
July 11th – 17th: Do you read books in translation? What are the last 3 books in translation you read? (submitted by Emma)
July 18th – 24th: Do covers pull you in? (submitted by Elizabeth)
July 25th – 31st: Do you like to read books with a theme such as Halloween, Christmas, etc? (submitted byElizabeth)
August 1st – 7th: How many bookcases do you have, and how do you organize the shelves? (submitted byElizabeth)
August 8th – 14th: Do you have a pet peeve about when someone posts a comment on your blog? Example: no link back to their blog. (submitted by Elizabeth)
August 15th – 21st: What is your favorite electronic device to use to add posts and content to your blog? Example: Your phone, your computer, your iPad, or another device? (submitted by Elizabeth)
August 22nd – 28th: Do you reply to comments on your blog or do you figure folks won’t be stopping back to read your reply so you don’t bother? (submitted by Elizabeth)
August 29th – Sept. 4th: Do you request notifications of new replies when you post a comment on a blog post? (submitted by Elizabeth)
September 5th – 11th: How many bookcases do you have, and are they all in one room or different rooms? (submitted by Elizabeth)
September 12th – 18th:

2 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop”

  1. Great idea, Jackie… I’m always getting solicitations for books. I never send mine to people unless they specifically ask or we have some sort of arrangement (isn’t that the same thing, nevermind) or something. Although I love to support my fellow authors, I don’t like the, push it in your face method. Great article. This is my favourite blog of yours by far. 🙂


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