Friday Blog Hop Aug. 27, 2010


Happy Friday!!  I’m participating in two blog hops this week. Please leave me a note to let me know if you came by from the Blog Hop. Also, if you are a new follower, please leave me a link to your blog so that I may stop by and follow you!

The first REALLY BIG NEWS: I have an updated blog design!! What do you think? I want to thank the most WONDERFUL JennJ of Sapphire Designs for taking my dream and making it a reality. She has turned my blog into a beautiful, professional book review site! She is also a fellow book blogger and she is my FEATURED FRIDAY blogger! Please visit JennJ at her blog:

Sapphire Romance Realm

I also wanted to let you all know that TODAY (Friday Aug. 27, 2010) is the FINAL DAY in my 300 Follower Gift Card Giveaway! It is open to all of my Google Friend Connect followers. Details and entry can be found HERE.  I hope you stop by to enter. The winner will be announced soon!

Now for the HOP:

FIRST it’s Crazy-For-Books :

Question of the week: Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

Yes!! I use a rating system. I use the generic 5 star system, although the value of my number of stars may be a bit different… 5 is like an A+ and rarely given. 4.5 is an A, 4 is an A-, 3.5 is a B+ and 3 is a B… so an “average” book for me is a 2.5.  I use the system b/c it gives readers a quick overall idea if I liked a book and how much I did like it. My rating system can be seen HERE.

I’m also participating in Parajunkee’s Follow Friday blog hop:

Parajunkee’s View is a great place to check out – you can stop in by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading!


27 Responses to “Friday Blog Hop Aug. 27, 2010”

  1. Kathy H. says:

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  2. Maidenveil says:

    Hi! Just hopping by! I’m already a follower of your blog.

    it somehow reminds me of grading system in school. haha! 😀


    Musings of a Reader Happy

  3. Hey! I’m from the blog hop.

    Your blog is wonderful! I’m looking forward to reading more from you, so I’ve newly followed. 😉

    Hope you have a lovely Friday!
    ●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬▬●

  4. Hi,

    I’m just hopping by to say hi from Follower Friday. I’m already a follower!

    Love your blog and the color scheme.

  5. Danielle says:

    Happy Follow Friday!

    I’m stopping by to say hello. Looks like we share the same taste in books. I can’t wait to read some reviews. I’m now a follower.

    Have a great weekend!!


  6. Happy, Happy Friday!

  7. Minx says:

    OOOO you new blog looks fab, I may have to dust off mine, all these professional looking ones… EEEK! I might have to get my good knickers out!

    Looks absolutely fabulous!

  8. Hi there! *waves*

    Hopping over via hop! you blog is looking fantastic! Sometimes I wish my blog design was different! Definitely hopping over soem over time too! Have a lovely weekend! I follow you already!

    Til next time!
    Badass Bookie xx (Lisa)

  9. I thought it looked good before when you redecorated by yourself and now it just looks WOW! Jenn did a really great makeover and glad you are happy with it!
    I do follow already but am not doing as much hopping lately to check out stuff instead of reading so missed the transformation…..

    Hopping by today from Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

    jackie ^_^

  10. Looks great!1 Love it 🙂

  11. Savannah says:

    Hello just stopping by the blog hop!

    Have a great weekend 🙂

  12. Kt says:

    I’m just stopping by for the hop. I hope you have a great weekend!

    Be sure to check out my 100 Followers Contest Here: A Book Obsession..

  13. ketch1714 says:

    Hi, Twimom227! Happy Friday! Stopping by for the blog hop! Hope you are well!
    Check out ketch1714.wordpress.com for my answer to this week’s blog hop question and a movie clip 🙂

  14. Lesa says:

    Old follower. Saying Hi and be sure to check out my weekly meme of book review of the week–>

  15. JennJ did a wonderful job on your blog, hon! It looks beautiful!
    I use the same rating system as you do btw. Have a great weekend! 😀

  16. Beverly says:

    Hey there! Just hopping by! If you have a chance, stop by The Wormhole and check out my 300 follower giveaway! Happy reading – have a great weekend!

  17. JennJ says:

    Hi hon! Aww thank you so much for your kind words it was a pleasure working with you on your blog! And thanks so much for the featured blogger mention! I am honored. 🙂 BIG HUGS

  18. Happy Friday!! I’m hopping by and love how your site looks. I’ll be back 😀

    Come by when you have some time

  19. Rebecca says:

    love the blog! all these hot men on here are making me wish my hubby was home!

    come see me!

  20. Lisa says:

    Hey, chica! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Not sure if I commented before, but I love the new blog design. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Mwah!

  21. Twimom227 says:

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!

    @Lisa: You didn’t miss anything… I unveiled the “polished” blog on Friday! Thanks!!

  22. Emily says:

    The new layout looks great- I love those colors together! Have a great weekend!

    What Book is That?

  23. luv46kdz says:

    Wow, great great blog!! Found you through hopping around, love it. New follower. Gotta love the pnr!

    Tomes Devotee

  24. Marq says:

    I love the new look! I know you’re happy to finally have your blog looking the way you want it to! congrats!!

  25. KIKA says:

    Lovely header! just lovely 😀 hopping on through and am now a follower!


  26. Jen!!!!!! I love your blog…that is all. MWAHs!!!! =)

  27. pussreboots says:

    Happy weekend. Come see what my rating system is.

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