Friday, April 8, 2011

Follow Friday and Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday is here again!

Welcome everyone and I hope you had an amazing week! A big hello to our Hop guests and a welcome back hug for returning followers.

Don't forget to rush over to my three contests on my other blogs if you haven't been there yet!

I am also happy to announce that Zombie Girl Shambling has
it's own Facebook fan page! In the weeks to come, I will be adding fan pages for all of my blogs, so stay tuned!

Bookgirl Knitting also has it's own Fan Page!

Hope to see you there! Drop me a like and watch for updates...

Check out the linky to join the hop!

Happy Follow Friday everyone! Let me tell you a little bit about this HOP. Every Friday or really Thursday evening we all get together and say HI! But, we need to know how to find you, so please leave your link in the Mr. Linky below. Also on Follow Friday we have a Feature...because alliteration is the way we roll. Each week is a different feature from the book blogging community. They are picked randomly or I give in after multiple harassing emails. Just depends on the week. If you want to be next weeks feature...leave your link. Also, I've had a recent rash of people signing up on the linky weeks later, which sort of defeats the purpose. If you want to participate check back here on the next Friday!

Our feature this week is...


Hi there, my name is Lesley from My keeper shelf, I live in Scotland in the UK.

I'm fairly new to the world of blogging although I have always checked out other blogs for what to read next suggestions. It kind of started with joining Goodreads last year to help me keep a track of all the books I had read and to find suggestions for fab new books from like minded paranormal romance and urban fantasy readers. I then progressed into joining a few groups on Goodreads to discuss my favourite authors (Karen Marie Moning, Stacia Kane, Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh to name but a few.) and was then inspired to start my own blog focusing on the types of books I love the most- paranormal romance and urban fantasy (although I do love a good smexy cowboy book now and then!)

I love reviewing books but I am in no way a professional reviewer providing amazingly insightful critique, I like to keep it simple. I'm a reader first and foremost. I pick up a book because something about it interests me: the story, the authors previous work or the gorgeous cover. I absolutely love to drool over book covers and have realised that I often, ok I admit it always, judge a book by it's cover so I like to include new covers on my blog and well, drool.

I came up with the name my keeper shelf as that's how I categorise books. If I love a book it goes on my keeper shelf. This usually means I have folded down or bookmarked pages at the "good bits" and I will go back time and time again to reread my favourite pages. My blog is simple but fun (hopefully!) I would love it if you would come over and say hi.

Q. Do you judge a book by it's cover?

Yes. Yes. Yes. I'm a graphic designer, to me things should look pretty. If a cover is so bad, I won't even pick up the book. I have been surprised though. A book that I thought had a horrendous cover...I really enjoyed. Here it is, what do you think? Great book though...

My answer:

Yes. I have misjudged a book by it's cover. Take the Hunger Games. For the longest time, I thought it looked boring because of the black cover. No swirling big dresses. So vampish girls looking sultry on the cover. Nada. Just this weird bird pin looking thing.

Suffice it to say I was so wrong. Awesome book!

Thanks for visiting for the Hop! See you next week!



Aimee said...

I'm the same way! A book with a cover that I don't like or doesn't draw me in can take me a while to actually try it out! I'm already a follower. My FF is at Coffee Table Reviews

LindsayWrites said...

hey there! new follower on GFC! follow me back?! love your blog and i'm excited to read more!

today on my post, choose which YA cover you like better. two gorgeous ones! =]