Friday, September 3, 2010

Blog Hop Friday/ Follow Friday

It´s already Friday again, time for some blog hopping!

Parajunkee Follow Friday

This week´s featured blogger is:


I've had my blog for awhile, maybe a couple years? But once I had my son I kind of just stopped for a year. Once he turned one I started again and I haven't looked back! I love it! And it seems like I've made it my job. I may not get paid, but it's as important to me as going to work!
I'm a mother of two children, 5 and 18 months, and I work part time out of the home as a home health caregiver for the elderly. I spend my time reading, blogging (duh!) and I love to travel and explore. I live near Portland Oregon and Powells bookstore is my favorite place to go. I try to go to at least one book signing a month and I love to garden (though you can't tell by my yard right now). My favorite series is Kushiel's Legacy trilogies by Jacqueline Carey but lately have been really into YA. I review A LOT of YA, but also paranormal, urban fantasy and some historical fiction. I occasionally have another genre thrown in there as well. I'm pretty eclectic and love a lot of different genre's.


To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers -
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!  
  8. If your new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Here´s what was going on on Reading on the Dark Side this week:

I reviewed “Mockingjay”, shared some juicy teaser from “Warrior” ended my first Giveaway and announced the winners (congrats again, Melissa, Sharli and Jeanette!), talked a little about me and my sister and about my reading preferences but, above all, started my special event for September!


Blogger hop

Another blog hop is hosted by Crazy for Books.
RULES: (in hopes of simplifying things for everyone!)
1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List below (be sure to include how long you've been blogging and what genres you review!). If you post about the Hop on your blog, please link directly to your Hop post (don't forget to answer this week's question - see below!).
2. Visit other blogs in the Linky List! Make new friends! Follow new book bloggers! Talk about books! Rave about authors! (Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs - it's just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)
3. Post about the Hop on your blog! Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier!
4. In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!):

Do you judge a book by its cover?

haloUsually no. I have to admit that the covers of my favorite books ar sometimes among those I like least. There are however cases where the cover is so beautiful and amazing that it is enough to make me buy the book. An example for that is Halo.  I pretty much instantly fell in love with this one. Yesterdays, it arrived and I still love it and, what´s more, the story sounds very interesting as well.

So I admit, I do judge a book by it´s cover from time to time, but mostly it´s the story and the characters that make a great book for me.


Have a great weekend, enjoy whatever book you´re reading and happy hopping!





GREYZ said...

Dropping by via Follow Friday. I also became a follower. You can check my site - Cladestine Sanctuary -

Jinky said...

Hoppin' by from FF to say hello. --Have a good Labor Day weekend!


TheBookishSnob said...

Hi :) I like the cover of Halo as well. If I knew nothing about it, the cover would entice me enough to pick it up. Hope you continue to enjoy it !!
Hope you Hop by my site

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

already follow you and admit kids and reading is tough trying to balance that and blogging.

Clara Hanoux said...

Halo DOES look like a good one. Hi, I'm Clara, just hopping by!

Just wanted to say that I LOVE your review site and I've added your button to my sidebar :)

Danielle said...

I'm just stopping by to say hello and wish you a happy Friday. Yeah its finally here! :)I'm an old follower.

Have a great weekend!!

Anne said...

I am guilty of judging a book by its cover. I do it a lot!

Just hopping by to check out your blog. I am a new follower :) Swing by and check out my site sometime

Have a great weekend!

Kt said...

Just stopped by for the hop. I'm guilty of judging books by their cover. I'm also a new follower. I hope you have a great weekend!!
A Book Obsession..

Make sure to check out my 100 followers contest here if you haven't entered! Ends 9/6

Trillian said...

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

redhead said...

found you through the hop, I am SO guilty of judging a book by it's cover! it's a little sad, actually. but i'm trying to get better.

Jennifer said...

HI! Saw you on the Book Blogger Hop and thought I'd hop by. New follower.

Susan said...

I agree - book blogging is like a part-time (sometimes full-time) job. We may not get paid, but we put our hearts and souls into it. Not to mention A LOT of time.

Glad to have found you via the Hop!

Susan said...

I agree - book blogging is like a part-time (sometimes full-time) job. We may not get paid, but we put our hearts and souls into it. Not to mention A LOT of time.

Glad to have found you via the Hop!

Lu said...

Hopping over to say have a great weekend!


James Garcia Jr said...

Hello, Christine. Just dropped by via the hop. Hope you are having a great long weekend.
-James, author of "Dance on Fire".

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Hey Christine!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I don't know how I haven't run across yours before, but I'm following now! I also subscribed via e-mail, so I can keep tabs on your posts! It looks like we read a lot of the same books!

Hope you have a great weekend!

sablelexi said...

stopping by from the hop and a new follower. I see a couple books on your "can't wait" list that are near the top of my can't wait list too. :)

If you'd like to see my answer to the hop question, I'm at

Elizabeth said...

First-time visitor.

I do pick up a book because of its cover...not necessarily buy it, but it does make me pick it up and check it out.

Hopping by.

Stop by my blog if you like: