Friday, August 27, 2010

The Blog Hop


    The blogger hop is a weekly meme hosted over at Crazy for Books. Taken after Twitters FollowFriday it's a way for book bloggers to meet fellow book chums, explore new book blogs, and share the love for the written word. This weeks question is

"Do you use a rating system?"
     No I don't use a rating system, but I am on goodreads where all the books I review here on the blog are rated there with their 5 star system. My reviews here on the blog are filled with my thoughts and feelings that are at times too much, too little, too in between to fit into a rigid (for lack of a better word) rating. I do however try to start the my thoughts and feelings part of my review with an opening line of "I really wanted to like this one." or "this one pulled me down and wouldn't let me go" and then elaborate on that to finish the review, why and what. How 'bout you? What do you like?

35 comments:

Black Disaster Fairy said...

HELLO,

I'm doing the famous blog hop dance here. I liked your post about the highest paid authors. I do love Patterson and I don't I dropped some cash on him.

Happy Reading!

Black Disaster Fairy

wickedsexybooks.blogspot.com
literarydaydreams.blogspot.com

Erika said...

I found you through the hop, and I'm now a follower :) You have some great posts. I really enjoyed the one about bookshelves, as well as the one about highest-paid authors. I can't believe Stephenie Meyer ranks higher than J.K. Rowling! Now I know how successful she really is.

Have a great weekend!

Erika
Erika Breathes Books

Ava said...

Hi! I found you through the hop and I like your blog. I'm now following!
Have a fantastic weekend and stop by my blog if you have time.

Ava
http://avacypher-bookinfinity.blogspot.com/

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Stopping by from the hop. I'm now a follower! Interesting to not have a rating system. I've seen a couple blogs today that don't use one. =)

Check out my hop post here.

Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

Just hopping by to say, hi.
Kelly Bookend Diaries
http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

KIKA said...

Black Disaster Fairy: Thanks for "dancing" though :) I have yet to read a patterson novel, I need to jump on it --- just returned the hop!

Erika: I was quite surprised by Meyer over Rowling too! but you must admit it's quite amazing Rowling is still making the list, I mean Meyers is in the peek of her Hype so it's quite understandable she's made the list---but to still make the list AND still have the Hype strong and steady for such a long time like Rowling is quite amazing too :) Just got back from visiting your blog and am now a follower!

Ashley: Thanks for stopping in :)
Just hopped back from your blog and am now a follower

Kelly: Thanks for stopping in, just came back from your blog :)

Trillian said...

I'm pretty similar to you with the ratings thing :D Have a great weekend! A Trillian Books

Liz Cush ★ said...

Found you through the hop, now following :)

KIKA said...

Trillian: *waves* hello, yes just got back from your blog, I echo your sentiments exactly about the rating system :) thanks for hopping through!

Liz: Hi liz! thanks for hopping though, just came back from your blog, am now a follower :) thanks for coming through!

anjohnston said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! i really appreciate it.

I do use a rating system because I find that if I haven't read a book, I like to take a peek at review ratings to see if they are good. Plus, I couldn't resist evil bunnies.

I'm a new follower. Have an awesome weekend!

Bailey said...

Hello! =) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following you!

-Bailey at IB Book Blogging

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Hey! Thanks so much for following my blog during the hop. I'm about to become your newest follower!

I don't have a rating system either. But I do like the fact that you can rate books on Goodreads! It's the best of both worlds.

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

I love your reviews, Kika! I actually wouldn't want you to use a rating system - not using one makes me read your review and that can tell me so much more about a book than a bunch of stars!

I have a long-winded answer to this question in my Hop post, but the short answer is much the same as yours :)

Kim said...

It was so nice to meet you tonight, Kika. Your blog is so awesome! Where have I been that I've never seen it? Can't wait to follow your reviews and posts in the future.

KIKA said...

an johnston: thanks for returning the hop :) and I completely understand your view--go evil bunnies! hehe

Baily: Thanks for returning the hop :)

Emidy: amen to the m'dear---Best of both worlds :)

Shanon! you are too sweet! that is such a compliment coming from you :) I am headed to your post right now to read it

Kim: So good to meet you too! LOL and thanks so much for stopping in, the feelings are completely mutual. And tell your son thanks for playing with me at the park haha too much fun

Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like the crazy bookcases pictured below. Impractical, yes. But really cool looking!

Emily said...

Hello! :) Thanks for your comment/follow, just returning the favor! Also - saw you on goodreads, too!

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Thanks for stopping by from the hop! I'm a follower of yours now. I don't rate either and I tend to write long reviews. I put my feelings in it too. That's the writer in me. I can't seem to write a short one. But hopefully, someone takes the time to read them as I put a lot of thought into what I write and make sure not to give the story away.

Heather in Sandwich

Alissa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your top banner. :]

I'm also a new follower.

Have a good weekend!

Rummanah Aasi said...

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. You've got a lovely one here. I'm now a new follower.

I loved the Dairy Queen series. The only thing I didn't get was the cover for Off Season. DJ doesn't even play baseball?!

Bella said...

I like to use a rating system, but only because I feel it helps people navigate around my site better ... if they're looking for good books, they can select the higher ratings on my tag cloud and if they want to see which books I didn't enjoy, the opposite ... it is, however, a personal choice ... and whatever works for each individual blogger is great! :)

Have a lovely week! xx

May said...

Just hopping by! Thanks for the visit!

Stephany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the header picture of your blog--so cute :)

Laura Ashlee said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm going to take a look around your now.

danya said...

Just returning your hop! Looks like you review some great books here :) I like the name of your blog!

Emily said...

Hey there. I saw you on the hop and your comments on my blog. I love your blog! It's absolutely fabulous. Count me as a new follower.

Mandy said...

Hi there...thanks for commenting on my blog during the hop. I am following you back. I love the picture on your header!

Twimom227 said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Twimom227

Alisha said...

I love your blog! Good content. I love your answer though! I beccame a follower for your blog!:)

Bailey said...

Hey thanks for visiting The Window Seat Reader! You have a great site. I picked up Dairy Queen once but didn't get around to it, so you definitely made me want to check it out again. Happy reading!

Kelly said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog! I really like yours. The post on highest paid authors is really interesting!

Izzy G. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :) You have a great one here!

Julie said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! Yours is great!

Paperback Writer said...

Sorry for a very late reply. Thanks for stopping by my blog & following me! It is greatly appreciated! Looking forward to your comments. I am now a follower of yours as well!
Happy Reading!

Hafsah said...

Hi! I'm a new follower, please follow me back! And be sure to check out my first giveaway!
~Hafsah :D
IceyBooks