Saturday, November 13, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (November 12-15)

     This week I posted my first interview, with Lacey Weatherford! I was super excited about that. I also had a lovely night last night with five of my best friends. Who wouldn't love running around the mall trying on random dresses and other articles of clothing, then taking zillions of pictures? ;D
Book Blogger Hop
     Last week, Jennifer challenged everyone who participated in the hop to pick one new blogger to actually get to know. I chose Alison from Alison Can Read! I didn't keep track of all of the posts I commented on, so I'm not sure if I left five comments or not. What I do know is that I really love her blog! Alison reads some very interesting books and she reviews them so well. She goes beyond the general scope of the book to really get at what the author is saying about life, love, or anything else. Another plus is that we seem to have a similar taste in reading material (Harry Potter is just so wonderful). One last tidbit about Alison: she used to take gymnastics, but claims to be better at watching than actually being a gymnast.

Question of the Week:
     If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?
     I can't help it! I hate reading things out of order. I feel like I'm doing the characters a severe injustice by not reading the beginning of their story. Plus, I seem to be out of the loop if I don't know the story from previous novels.
     We are reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain in my English class. Guess what I have yet to read? That's right, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This really irks me, because I'm wondering if I would understand the story better if I had read about Tom Sawyer first. Oh, well. :)

     So, how do you feel about reading things out of order? Who did you get to know last week?


Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Books in a series: yes, I like to read things in order, if I can. I'm sure there are books that I didn't read, because they just didn't catch my interest, but hearing about the sequel made me want to go back and read from the beginning.

It's probably more common for me to mean to read something, and in the blink of an eye, now there's a bunch of sequels, and it's turned into a series, so I feel overwhelmed!

I'm seeing a lot of series I enjoy beginning to wrap up though... House of Night, Vampire Academy, Wheel of Time, The Immortals.

Did you see the new Harry Potter website? I am drooling over the new covers. So pretty!

Archimedes said...

Stopping by on the hop! I'm your newest follower. I tend to read things in order but will peek in later books to see how things turn out :)

@lex said...

Madigan: Too many of these great series are ending. It makes me so sad sometimes. Nope, I haven't seen the new Harry Potter website yet, but I'll definitely go look now! :)
Archimedes: Haha, cheater! That ruins the suspense! ;)

Alison said...

Hi @lex. Thanks so much for doing the challenge with my blog! That was so flattering and cool.

@lex said...

Of course! I loved doing the challenge with your blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't have to read books in order as long as I read them recently enough to remember the story. If a series is well written I will be reminded from one book to the next and have those aha moments when the pieces fall into place.

Still, first to present (hate to say last) is usually a good way to go.

@lex said...

That makes sense. I just don't normally read them all close together. Maybe if I did, I wouldn't mind so much. Last is such a terrible word when referring to books! :)

Stacy (UrbanFantasyInvestigations) said...

Just hopping around. I am now a follower. Thanks

Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from the hop.

Enjoy the weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Kelsey said...

I agree! I have read series out of order once..but then I end up re-reading that book so that I have everything in order. I much prefer to read in order then I will grow attached to the characters.