Blog Hop (1) & Follow Friday (2)

It’s time for the Blog Hop again! It’s a great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old ones!
Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is a meme sponsored by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.
Today’s Question: 
When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?
As I read a book, I make mental notes as to what I’ll *try* to include in my review. But other than that, I write my review after I read the book, either the same day, or the day after – whenever I get a chance.

And… Its also Follow Friday – my second one!!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View.
Follow me, and I’ll *try* to follow you back!

My Answer to this week’s Follow Friday question: What’s your high-fashion book cover?

I love both of these covers! Their designs are so rich and dark,
I’d definitely find them in a high-fashion book cover boutique :)


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    September 24, 2010

    Like you, I also take mental notes. I always write my reviews at least a day after I've read the novel to give it time to sink in and so I can get my thoughts in order. Have an awesome weekend!

    My Hop

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    September 24, 2010

    Hi! I'm hopping by for Follow Friday! Great blog – I'm following you.

    Hop on by to Paromantasy We currently have a giveway going on. Join for a chance to win new PNR novel, The Ghost Hunter!

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    Jessi E.

    September 24, 2010

    I'm an old follower just coming over to say WASSUP?

    I do the same thing – mental notes or short notes if there are too many mental notes to remember.

    Blog Hop @ The Elliott Review

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    Anne Bennett

    September 24, 2010

    I'm hopping by. I agree that I make mental notes while I'm reading but I never write a blog until I am finished with the book.


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    Must Love Books

    September 24, 2010

    Found you on the hop. I'm now a new follower!

    I'm doing a giveaway right now. Today is the last day to enter!

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    September 24, 2010

    Happy HOP! I take notes when I'm reading and it's helped alot. I'm already following and I hope you have a fun weekend!

    HOP by and visit

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    September 24, 2010

    I always ended up forgetting my mental notes, so I had to switch to paper. :D I'm impressed you can remember everything you need or want to!

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    Midnight Bloom

    September 24, 2010

    Hey! I'm dropping by from FF! Your header is so cute and I'm looking forward to your upcoming reviews!

    I make mental notes to myself too while reading, but quite a few times, I've accidentally forgotten what I was trying to originally say, lol.

    Hope you have a great weekend! :)

    Midnight Bloom Reads

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    Little Miss Becky : )

    September 24, 2010

    This like a fun site–glad all this hopping led me here! :) I'll be visiting often!

    Come visit me at Stories & Sweeties!

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    The Book Bee

    September 24, 2010

    Hi there, just stopping by from the hop and I am your newest follower. Have a great weekend!


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    September 24, 2010

    Mental note. Same as me, I always note down what I want to include in my reviews. :) Dropping by via the hop. If you have the time, come visit me over Cladestine Sanctuary and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

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    September 24, 2010

    New follower here!

    I love your book covers :)

    Check out my Hop here:
    Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

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    September 24, 2010

    Hey there! I'm a new follower from the blog hop…I adore your header!

    In response to this week's question, I don't really take notes or write my review while reading the book, but I'm generally a really fast reader, so that helps! :)

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    September 24, 2010

    Hey! Thank you so much for following my blog – I'm now following yours!
    I agree with your choices – SAPPHIQUE especially looks pretty. Can't wait till it comes out :)
    PS – I live in Texas too! Just about 2 1/2 hours west of you ;)

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    September 24, 2010

    From the Hop!

    I review the book right after Im finished.

    Yara @ Once upon a Twilight!

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    September 24, 2010

    Thanks for following! You have a cute blog. Good choices, too. Can't to read these books :) I'm following back

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    September 24, 2010


    Following you back. I saw another review of Nomansland and they had the same feeling as you did about the book. Sounds good, but it'll have to go on the back burner for now.


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    September 24, 2010

    Hello, thanks for visiting my blog! I'm here to return the favor and what a blog you've got over here. It looks great! I'll definitely be following and returning for more.

    Happy Friday!

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    September 24, 2010

    Just hopping by…great blog you've got here.

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    La Coccinelle

    September 24, 2010

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my site. Those are some lovely book covers…

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    September 24, 2010

    Happy weekend. Come see how I write reviews

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    September 24, 2010

    Hi, I am a new follower from the Blog Hop! Your blog looks great and I can't wait to read some of your reviews :)

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    September 24, 2010

    Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love! I do love the Sapphique and Incarceron covers. Have a great weekend!
    A Trillian Books

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    September 24, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow too! :) I returned the favor! Awesome book covers btw! I will have to go check those out! :)
    The Delusional Diaries

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    September 24, 2010

    Saw your comment at my blog, so I hopped on over and became a follower!

    Look forward to reading more of your reviews!

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    September 24, 2010

    I saw your comment and hopped over here to follow you back :D I absolutely agree with you on the Follow Friday answer!

    Thanks for following and I love your blog! Did you design it or did someone else?


    Also don't forget to check out my amazing giveaways located at the top of my blog posts.

    Ashley's Bookshelf

    P.S. I sell complete blog layouts made by me thru blogger template. If you would be interested in one please email for the prices and I would be extremely thrilled to assist you!

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    September 24, 2010

    I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop, and I love the Haunted cover! The color's are amazing :)

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    September 24, 2010

    hi! i'm stopping by from the hop! i like your blog!!

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    September 24, 2010

    Hi, I'm dropping by from the hop and follow for a visit. I can't wait to read Sapphique…awesome cover. Please drop by a visit me too and check my giveaway.


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    September 24, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) New follower for you now too.

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    Savannah Smith

    September 24, 2010

    Hi! I've just stopped by from the blogger hop :)
    I'm a new follower :D

    Have a great weekend!

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    September 25, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower, love your site and I'm a follower now too.

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    September 25, 2010

    Hey thanks for following me! I'm already a follower! Your blog is supercute(:

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    September 25, 2010

    Love your blog, I am now following from blog hop. Drop over and check out my blog at Have an awesome weekend!

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    September 25, 2010

    Hi, I am here from the Hop hop hop! Your header and blog design are terrific! Happy, hoppy weekend. :)

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    September 25, 2010

    Hi Hafsah, just stopping by for the hop. I am also a new follower of your blog. Hope you are having a good weekend.

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    September 25, 2010

    hi, thanks for following me, Im a new follower too now!

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    September 25, 2010

    I just noticed Im your 100th follower-congrats!

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    Laura Ashlee

    September 25, 2010

    I love the Sapphique cover! I can't wait to read that book. I'm stopping by from the hop and I'm a new follower! Come visit me at

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    Jen the bibliophile

    September 25, 2010

    Just hopping by on the book blog hop! Your blog is gorgeous. I also write up my reviews after I read the whole book as well. It seems that books just have too much content to judge it at the beginning. I wish I could write reviews just after I've finished a book because it's all fresh in my mind, but it never seems to work that way. I'll be following you to see what you post next.

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile
    Wicked. Sexy. Books.
    For The L♥ve of Reading

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    September 25, 2010

    Hi, those are great covers. I have found them appealing and if there weren't so many books already tbr, …
    Stopping a day late on the Friday Follow and clicked to be your newest Follower. Hope you will come by:
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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    September 25, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am also a new follower. Have a blessed weekend :)

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    September 26, 2010

    Just stopping by to say hi, it's my virginal blog hop and I'm loving all the new blogs i'm finding. I've started following you, stop by my blog and say hi.

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    September 26, 2010

    Hopping by to say hello. I see that you're currently reading The Iron King – it's a really great read! Have a nice weekend. :)

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    September 26, 2010

    Hi there. I am a new follower from the hop. Great blog you have here! I review my books after I have finished the whole story, but I do make some notes as I go along. Come and visit me at