book blogger hop #2

About The Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was created by Crazy-For-Books in 2010 and ended in 2012. Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop in 2013. Each week the hop poses a book related question with the purpose of giving bloggers a chance to build their online community.

The Question
The Answer

If I’m being completely honest, I don’t have a favorite author. I’ve been out of the reading sphere for so long that the last time I remember having a true favorite author was when I first read the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series’. That was right before required reading began, and we started to be force fed books by dead men.

Don’t get me wrong, I like some classics. Fahrenheit 451, for example, loved it; but I didn’t read it until after I graduated high school. When there was no longer an expectation attached to the book, I was able read and enjoy the book.

I SparkNoted my way through most of my high school literature classes, one of my biggest high school regrets. I barely read any books from my freshman to senior year, which is sad considering how much I loved reading in elementary and middle school.

That’s why I created my blog – to get back into reading and to connect with other readers. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me, I hope you’ll be joining me.

[Some of] My Favorite Quotes

“A book is a loaded gun.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

book blogger hop

On Twitter recently, I hopped onto a blogger follow train, where I found Kerri McBookNerd. The first post of hers that I read was this weeks Book Blogger Hop, so thanks for introducing me to the hop Kerri!

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was created by Crazy-For-Books in 2010 and ended in 2012. Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop in 2013. Each week the hop poses a book related question with the purpose of giving bloggers a chance to build their online community.

This Week’s Question
The Answer

Yes and no… The first time I see a book is usually in one of three places: BookTube, Twitter, or a book blog that I’m following. If I’m intrigued I’ll look it up on GoodReads to learn more about it. What I look at is the synopsis, reviews from people I follow, and any content I should be aware of (homophobia, sexual assault, etc.).

Star ratings don’t really matter to me, but the ratings/reviews from those I follow do. The voices that I listen to belong to LGBTQIA, disabled, and persons of color. When it comes to stories about those identities, I do pay attention to the reviews from persons with those identities because it’s their story – and their opinion of how it’s told matters to me.

What about you, do ratings affect whether you buy a book or not? Let me know in the comments below.