Book Blogger Hop | What’s On My Book Blog

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

Other than book reviews,

what do you feature on your blog?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Answer:

This blog has been going through growth over the last year and with that came changes or perhaps it was the other way around – that the changes inspired growth – so, there have many different type of posts as I work to make my book blog the best that I can make it.

Little history first: Thanks to some crazy, unrelated, and potentially fatal health-related events (that I have since fully recovered from) and subsequent life changes (i.e. quitting my counseling job to reduce the stress in my life), I found myself with the time to finally put down the stories in my head on paper.

Many articles that I read said that writers should have a blog. Those articles never said what should be on that blog, though. Since I needed to hold myself accountable for keeping up with my reading while I was writing, I started the rudiments of a book blog – with just one review a week and nothing else.

Then I learned about ARCs and how to get them, opening up a whole new world to me.

Now I have a true book blog with the following types of posts other than reviews:

  • WWW Wednesday – a look at my current reads
  • Book Blogger Hop (this post) where I answer a bookish question each week
  • Author Q and A’s and Excerpts (as I have them)
  • Bookish gift ideas (December)
  • NaNoWriMo reflections (November)
  • The occasional book promo post and cover reveals
  • Hopping across the Blogosphere (found with the Book Blogger Hop)
  • Starting next month – I‘m excited to be adding in the occasional Guest Post

So, what kind of posts do you like to see on book blogs (other than reviews)?


Book Blog Hopping Across the Blogosphere

Hop on over to these book blogs to see excellent reviews (on books other than mystery or fantasy) and bookish posts from a few of the amazing bloggers I follow:

Bookish Posts

International Women’s Day was earlier this week, and, in honor of that day, Kathryn @ Books, books, and more books posted a list of favorite books by female authors: https://kathrynbooksville.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/5-books-by-females-i-enjoyed/

Romance

I haven’t read hot, steamy romances in many, many years, but Dini @ Dinipanda Reads Book Blog writes excellent reviews, like this one from earlier this week : https://dinipandareads.home.blog/2020/03/10/review-the-guy-on-the-right-the-underdogs-1-by-kate-stewart/

Historical Fiction

Jill @ Jill’s Book Blog reviews a wonderful historical fiction book set in the time of Henry VIII this week: https://jilljemmett.com/2020/03/09/review-wolf-hall-thomas-cromwell-1/

Nonfiction

Sam @ Taking on a World of Words shared her Book Club reflection on the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of stakeholders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water: https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/book-club-reflection-what-the-eyes-dont-see-by-mona-hanna-attisha/

Judy Blume Book

How many of us have read a Judy Blume book or two or all of them? Kate and Serena @ The Library Ladies shared a Book Club review of one of Judy Blume’s gems this week: https://thelibraryladies.com/2020/03/09/bookclub-review-its-not-the-end-of-the-world/

13 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop | What’s On My Book Blog”

  1. So funny! I just answered a very similar question on a different blog, but it wasn’t a part of this blog hop.

    I love reading about the bookish lives of others! I know that’s vague and I find it hard to describe, but I’m much more likely to click on a blog post if it’s about someone’s life rather than simply a book review.

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    1. I think connecting with others is pretty integral and reading about their thoughts and lives can be very interesting. And even easier to read than other posts, like book reviews. ❤️

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  2. My blog has gone through a a lot of transitions over the years. I started blogging in 2012 prior to the publication of my first book, later that year. I had some regular weekly features, guest authors, and, of course, my collections of “weirdness.” Despite reading constantly, I never reviewed books on my blog until last year. Now I am so glad I did. I can’t imagine why I was resistant to the idea for so long. In addition, I have found great recommendations from other book review blogs (yours included). I really love the blogging community!

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