Book Blogger Hop: April 14-20

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

The Book Blogger Hop post image was created by Coffee Addicted Writer.

This Week’s Question

What is your go-to website to check out book reviews? (Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Given that I’m a hobbyist book blogger involved in the book review community, there’s no specific “go-to” website I use for book reviews. I frequent many different book blogger websites and try to spread the love and appreciation where I can. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll see whose posts I retweet, which will give you an idea of whose blogs I bounce around to. Where I read my reviews depends on whether we’v read the same thing as I prefer not to read reviews before I read the actual book.

That said, here are a few bloggers whose sites I visit for reviews, though this isn’t an extensive list. (Read: please don’t hate me if I didn’t include you here. I still appreciate you and I just don’t have the time to list dozens of bloggers here!)

8 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: April 14-20

  1. I’m always looking for new book bloggers to follow, since I feel like my list is… way too short. I’m glad you shared this so I can do some blog hopping of my own!

    1. That’s a good point…you’ve made me realize that I didn’t even think about GR when I answered this question. But I do use them, specifically when I’m in a bookstore & need a quick, consolidated take on a book to help me decide whether I want to buy it.

  2. I don’t typically read reviews before the book anymore! There are times that I get spoiled and I just feel it’s safer not to. Plus, I think going in mostly blind has really added to my reading experience! I follow almost all those bloggers too! I’ll add the ones I don’t. 🙂

    1. I’m the same way. I don’t want to develop any preconceptions before I’ve had a chance to read a book. I’ll read book reviews of books I know I probably won’t get around to. And, sometimes when I do, the reviews reveal a little too much for my liking despite it not being a spoiler-y review. All depends on the style of the book blogger, I guess!

  3. Thanks for including me in the list! Other blogs and Goodreads/StoryGraph are pretty much the only places I look at reviews. Like you, I try to avoid reviews of books I know I’ll read until I’ve read them, but I also love to just peruse people’s blogs and Twitter to read reviews and find new stuff to read that way.

    1. You’re welcome! Like I replied to Briana above, I totally forgot about GR when I answered this question! But I do use them, usually when I’m in a bookstore & want a quick take on a book to help me decide whether to buy it.

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