September 3, 2010

Book Blog Hop/ Follow Friday #4

Book Blogger HopJennifer at Crazy for Books hosts the Book Blog Hop.
This week's question:  
Do you judge a book by its cover?
Yes I do. It's usually when I'm browsing without any specific book in mind. I used to do it a lot when I was younger, but now I go in with specific titles and/or authors in mind. Sometimes I'll browse and pick up a book based on the cover. It usually has to do something with the colors, what's featured on the cover, the blurb, and the first paragraph. I tend to be drawn to books that look unique. 

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee! This weeks featured follower is

This week's question:

What is your favorite brick and mortar bookstore?

It really depends where I am. I definitely like my local library because it has three floors and books that I never thought I'd see there. It always has the latest releases too. I haven't been there in a while and I have a million books that I need to read and fines that I need to pay. If I want to buy a book and I'm near my college, I go to the local Border's, either the one in my town or the one in the next city over. If I'm back at home, there's only one bookstore there, and that's Barnes and Noble. I'm not really a fan because you have to buy a membership to get rewards where at Border's you don't have to.

August in Review: 
The only books I read this month were Mockingjay and the Scott Pilgrim series. I was extremely busy with summer school and with moving out and didn't really have the time to read more. I'm currently half way through Iron King by Julie Kagawa and Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers. I hope to be finished with those by the end of the weekend (it's the first time that I've read two books simultaneously). 

I held my first blog giveaway and I saw that it was a rousing success. I'm currently not working and have depleted my funds paying bills that I can't really host another giveaway until Blog Fest. I really don't know what to giveaway, but you can believe me, it'll be awesome. 

I accomplished two goals on the 101 in 1001 list and that was Have a Blog Giveaway and Take a Make up Artistry class. There are a few more on the list that I want to accomplish, I'll be posting a blog when I accomplish them. 

The Psychology of Character posts have started with Openness and Conscientiousness.  Coming up next are Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. That concludes the Big Five portion. 
What's Happenin' in September:
Continuing to work on Sex, Drugs, and Steampunk. I'm debating whether this has market appeal or is just something I want to post online. I'm thinking that I'll post it online first and see where it goes from there. I'll be posting the loosely edited excerpts online for Teaser Tuesdays, starting next week. I hope you enjoy reading them.

The Do It Yourself MFA program has already started and so far it seems awesome. I recommend that you join or at least follow along. I posted my goals for the DIY MFA. 

What's going on for you this month?


Danielle said...

Happy Friday! Just stopping by on the hop.

Have a great weekend!

redhead said...

found you through the Hop, and I am totally guilty of judging books by their covers! I'm trying to get better tho.

noral said...

barns & nobles...
in my country there's no barns and nobles... i think the biggest in my country is kinokuniya and also MPH at One Utama Shopping complex..

anywy, happy reading :)

ps: just stopping by from BlogHOp

Noral @

Library Cat said...

Oh my goodness, I have so much to say. I am visiting from the HOP and a new follower.

First, I love Walter dean Myers. Second, I am interested in this DIY MFA concept. Third, I enjoy learning about psychology.

I hope you will have the time to visit one or both of my blogs: LibrarysCat and Never Forget!!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm your newest follower via Crazy for books' blog hop. Although my blog isn't about books only, I do love reading and I love meeting new people who enjoy it too.

Looking forward to reading more from you.

Marie (hope you'll come by for a visit sometime, I love new followers.)
The Things We Find Inside

Godlybandgeek07 said...

Stopping by via the follow! I think it is awesome that you are a psychology major, I am actually minoring in psychology! I am now a follower of your blog! Stop by my blog 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:


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