Thursday, July 7, 2011

Follow Friday & Blog Hop!

Hi! My name is Hannah and I'm the blogger at Follow Me To The Bookshelf. I've been blogging since October of 2010(although, this is a whole new blog that just started up about 2 weeks ago), and have had my fair share of meeting authors, book bloggers and finding out about new books. 

Book bloggers, if you're interested in posting a guest post or guest review, please send me an e-mail at followmetothebookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com. 

Authors/editors/publishers, if you're interested in having an interview or guest posting, feel free to send me an e-mail as well. 

Now for some TGIF stuff ;)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee @ Parajunkee's View.

"Lets step away from besties..what is the worst book you've ever read and actually finished?

"This is going to sound really horrible. I've never finished a horrible book. I close it and throw it away(metaphorically, I would never throw away a book). But, I haven't done that too often. I have pretty good luck with choosing the right book to read next."


Blog Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-for-books.

This week, we are supposed to 'promote' a giveaway happening on someone else's blog. I found the PERFECT person to promote.

Soon to be author, Natalie Whipple is who I chose to promote!

Natalie tweeted tonight, a link to her blog post - I, of course, followed the link to the blog title of "O_O"(odd title, I know). I found out within the next few minutes of reading that Natalie's book is going to be published! In the summer of 2013, Natalie's book "Transparent" will be released.
And to celebrate this absolutely WONDERFUL news, Natalie is hosting a book giveaway!

There are 5 books available.
White Cat(OR Red Glove) by Holly Black
Incarceron(OR Sapphique) by Catherine Fisher
If I Stay(OR Where She Went) by Gayle Forman
My Fair Godmother(OR My Unfair Godmother) by Janette Rallison
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

All you have to do is leave a comment on HER POST(click on that to go to her post) telling her what one of your favorite genre busting books is.

It all ends on July 12th(winners will be announced July 13th), so hurry and go enter!

Good luck to Natalie and her book, I'll make sure to pick it up when it comes out into the book world!


  1. That's a smart choice, I'm not sure why I torture myself. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit my site when you get a chance.

  2. I wish I was like that! I have a hard time not finishing a book! My Friday Follow answer is up!

  3. Joder - Thanks so much! I'll take a look =)

    Aimee - I was the same at first, but I realized there isn't enough time in the world to keep reading a book I hated, when there was a lot of others out there that I could be reading instead.

  4. New follower. I'm surprised you've never had to finish a book you didn't care for for school or something. That's where the majority of the books I can't stand but had to read come from.

  5. New follower! I wish I were more like you. I have the hardest time not finishing a book, no matter how bad it is. :P

    Reader's Refuge

  6. Thanks Jade & Alyssa :) Oh yes, I sure am lucky :)

  7. I can't not finish a book I started I don't understand why I torture myself but I do.
    New Follower.
    Erika @ Let's talk about books

  8. Hi, just stopping in via the Blog Hop! New follower here.

    I love your blog title!

    Have a great weekend!


  9. I need to finish all the books I start no matter how bad or boring they are. Though they may take me a couple of years to finish. *cough...Great Expectations*

    I'm a new follower.


  10. I've just began to do that. I used to hate not finishing a book, but lately with my massive TBR pile I just don't have the time or energy to finish a book that I am hating.

    I'm a new follower

  11. Hi & Happy Friday!

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  12. I completely agree with discarding a book I'm not enjoying. I only finished those I had to read for my studies.
    Here's my HOP

    Have a great weekend.

  13. Hi,

    I'm a new follower and I have to say I wish I was like you, I'm like a dog with a bone once I have a book. I have to finish it no matter how bad it is.

    My FF

  14. Most of the time I do that too. Except with the book I picked for my FF.

    New follower!

    Samantha @ Caught in the Pages

  15. Best not to waste time on something we dislike then something we love right...well at least that is what my hubby I still have OCD and want to read them all! Mhaahahaha ;->

  16. I salute all the brave souls that soldier on to finish a bad book. I could never do that. I never have and I can’t imagine I ever will.

    This week’s Follow Friday question is an excellent companion to last week’s Book Blogger Hop question.

    Follow me back to my blog and read all about why I hardly ever start a bad book let alone finish one –

    Read both my Book Blogger Hop post last week and my Follow Friday post this week and you’ll get the bigger picture of how my mind works. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! [grin]

    Thank G-d It’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  17. I am noticing that many of us book bloggers can't think of a book that we hated and didn't finish!

    Happy Friday, I am your newest follower :)

    Check out my blog at


  18. I definitely have books I dnf. Where should I start? I only listed one but there are several.

    Now following you! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  19. There are a lot I don't think I finished. A lot of them were books from my old book club. That's why it's "old." New FOllower. Have a great weekend.Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  20. New follower stopping in to say hi from FF!

    My FF Post

  21. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Feature & Follow Friday. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! Nice to meet you!

  22. new follower. Just visiting through the hops of course. I like that you couldn't pick a book. It's hard sometimes to finish a book, but at least you enjoy the books you read. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love.

  23. Hopping through. Great giveaway. I'm excited to check out Natalie's site.
    My Hop

  24. I totally agree with But not when I was twenty. Sadly, I finished many, many horrible books. Not anymore.

    Here's my attempt to pick my favorite literary device. Also, I'd like to invite you to throw your name into the hat for a $25 Amazon gift certificate in Readerbuzz's July Giveaway!It's international!

    I always follow back.

  25. My Book Blogger answer for this week.
    Our very own blog hop host.
    Following you on GFC

  26. Hey hey! Just hopping on through! It looks like I'm going to enjoy reading your reviews a lot! We seem to have some taste in the books we read in common! Haha.

    I'm now following you. Hope to see you around!