Aug 062012
 

   

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

This week’s question:
What attracts you to a book blog? What puts you off in a book blog? Do you share personal stuff on your book blog?
My answer:
For me, first and foremost, is if the blog has similar reading likes of genres that I enjoy and content.  At least once a week, I search the internet and visit many blogs, looking for hosts to invite to Partners In Crime Tours.  I am amazed at the number of book blogs that there are now, as compared to when I first started in this community.  Thousands.  A large majority being YA/MG.  The next is if the blog has a pleasant look and easy to navigate.  To me, that says that they put in a little extra for their readers since we are the ones who see the main page.   Things I don’t like are, and there seems to be less of it now than before, and that is music on the site, difficulty navigating, and word verification.  However, and it happened to me on blogspot, I understand why since there are those people/bots that fall under the category of spammers and one has to protect their site.

I do share some personal events in my life and also enjoy seeing the same on blogs that I visit.  I believe it gives one a little window into the blogger behind the screen.

August is being hosted by 5 Minutes for Books

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
Click on text for more information/synopsis.

          

          

Monday:    The Last Innocent Hour by Barbara Taylor Sissel (gifted from Author)
Monday:    A Slice Of Death by Bill Walker (from author)
Tuesday:   Cabernet Sauvignon for Beginners by Sara Fasolino (WOW-Author)
Thursday: The Outlaw Among Us by Nathan Dodge (Simon & Schuster)

Hosted by Acting Balanced

I saw this meme on Vicki’s blog, I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach, last week and thought it might be fun to participate.  So here goes….and btw…if you want to join me, just click on the link above to play along.

Rules:
Here are FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered!

1. Finish this sentence – The thing I dislike most about shopping is….
is at the check out and seeing how much I spent lol.
2. What is your favorite flavor of jello?
Strawberry Banana
3. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day who would you be and why?
Oprah Winfrey.   She appears to be such a down to earth person with an unending amount of energy in everything she does.  Would love to see and participate in a day in her life.
4. Who changes the lightbulbs at your house?
Both my husband and myself.
Bonus question:
5.  What time do you start your day?

Usually 6am

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  10 Responses to “Monday Memes”

  1. Hi Cheryl, Just stopping by to say Hi, and hope your summer has been going well. I’ve been blogging a lot less this summer, but hope to spend more time visiting blogs in the fall. Have a great week.

    BTW….I also enjoy blogs with similar reading interests and a bit of personal posts thrown it as well.

  2. Hate the music..hate it.

  3. I could just say ditto to Diane’s response ~ blogging has been on the back burner for me this summer. Pudgy had a thing to say about that!
    I like your answer to word verification- the new blogger version drives me nuts!!!!!!!!! Hope all is well with you and Mr.C, Tootsie!

  4. I like blogs that enjoy the same genres I do as well. I’m amazed at the number of YA blogs out there.

  5. Dislike music and Word Verification I hate. I don’t think some bloggers even know it is there. If any of my blogs show it please let me know. I seem to think I have it turned off on all my blogs, but knowing me, I don’t!!

    BTW I love your blog and visit it every day.

  6. I haven’t done a Musings post in awhile, but I might just have to participate. Liked your answers…the same things bug me.

    Your responses to the questions made me smile.

    And your books! I like the look of The Innocent Hour…and the book on wines. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I like your site! Color scheme good, not too cluttery. I’m following you on Twitter!!!

    Here’s mine: http://fiktishuhs.blogspot.com/2012/08/musing-monday.html

  8. I like your “musings” response…here’s MY MONDAY POTPOURRI/MUSINGS POST

  9. Well-written answer: you said just what I wanted to say, but didn’t think of at the time. 🙂

  10. I also really liked your answer! Number one thing that turns me off of any blog is difficult navigation & crazy themes that make it hard to read. Add in crazy widgets that take forever to load the page or freeze my computer (I do have high speed) and you can pretty much guarantee I won’t be coming back. 🙁

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