Thursday, September 23, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (7): September 24-27, 2010

The book blog hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books. The idea behind it is to link up your blog and check out others who did the same!

I want to welcome everyone stopping by from the Hop!

I'm a 23-year-old aspiring YA novelist and on my blog it's all about YA novels, writing and movies! I'm really excited to be meeting everyone! Feel free to have a look around my blog!

This week's question:

When you write reviews, do you write them as you read them or wait until you have read the entire book?

I always wait until I've finished the novel and had a day to reflection on what I've read. I need time to gather my thoughts and figure out what I really liked about the novel and some points that weren't as strong. Since I'm a writer, I like to give suggestions on how I might have done it differently or what I think would have made the novel stronger. I do think of things I know I'm going to talk about sometimes if I notice it while reading, particularly if I see a passage to quote.

Please feel free to check out my 100+ Followers contest going on right now! I just added some new things to it!

Want more contests? Hop over to Book Contest Directory for a list of contests going on right now! We'll add your contest there or you can get the scope on active book contest!

Also, I just read The Dark Divine and reviewed it if anyone's interested!


  1. Hi Amber! I like taking notes since I've noticed it helps me a lot!
    come visit

  2. Hopping through. Thanks for hopping by. I like commenting on the writing too in my reviews. As a new writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about what traits the author has that I do or do not want to add to my own stories.

  3. I'm just visiting from the hop and am an old follower. I have to mention it again, but I just adore the colours and theme of your blog.

    I like to jot notes as I am addicted to post-it notes and have them everywhere. If that company ever went out of business, I'd probably go into a deep depression (lol).

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi, Amber! Just hopping by. Already a follower.:)

    Yup, taking notes of important or striking passages also works for me. :)


    Musings of a Reader Happy

  5. You already know I also wait to write my reviews, but. I agree! :] I like to be able to process the whole book before reviewing it so that it gets the review it deserves as a WHOLE book.

  6. Hello, Happy Hopping.

    Creative blog you have here!

    I wait tell the book is completely finished before I start ranting and raving about it.

    Black Disaster Fairy

  7. Hey Amber! Stopping by from the hop and already a follower of course! ^.~

    I also review a novel after reading the book. I can't think how to articulate my thoughts about a novel really quickly, so it usually takes me awhile to think of what to say and how to write it....

    Hope you have a great weekend! :)

    Midnight Bloom Reads

  8. Happy HOP! I wait til I've finished the book before I write the review. I take insight notes though and since I started I think my reviews are alot better. Have a fun weekend !

    HOP by and visit

  9. Hey Amber, just hopping on by! I also like to wait until I'm finished with a book, but then usually I like to write the review quite soon after I finish reading, so I don't forget anything I want to say!

    Also, the Book Contest Directory is looking good and I grabbed the button & put it on my blog :D

  10. I think its great that you think of ways it could have been written better. I am sure reviewing other books helps to be a better writer as you notice plot elements that work or don't work.

  11. Hello, Happy Friday!

    I'm stopping by to say hello on Follow Friday and the Blog Hop. TGIF!!

    Have a awesome weekend!

  12. Thanks for stopping by!

    I figured I'd answer your question here, because sometimes they get lost otherwise XD

    My giveaway IS international! :)

    And here's the direct link to it too, if that's helpful?

  13. Hey!

    Just hopping by for the blog hop. I love the look of your blog-very creative! The books on your "Next on the Chopping Block" widget look fascinating. I have written down some of the titles! Feel free to hop by my blog if you get a chance!

  14. Wow! That's quite a different header! Like it. Was it hard to do or did you have someone do it. And I love when someone lists all the giveaways in one place!!! Thanks for that!!!!
    I'll be checking that out as soon as this posts.


  15. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!


  16. Hi. It was a long week and now a relaxing sunny week-end. Please hop over to my blog and take part in my poll about Banned Books. Thanks.

  17. I've got some hot contests too, stop by and check them out (i'm now a follower!).

  18. Hi there. I am a new follower from the hop. I too want to write a book one day. Romance is my love. especially historical. Come and visit me at

  19. hopped in via the Book Hop. Love your title (Everyone should have a little bit of Alice in them) and the wallpaper. i'm a newbie to hops. happy to join. :-)


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