Blog Hop (4) and Follow Friday (5)

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is a meme sponsored by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.
My answer to this week’s Blog Hop question:

When you read a book that you just can’t get into, do you stick it out and
keep reading or move to your next title?

I don’t pick up books that seem boring, but if I can’t get into a book,
I usually keep reading.

And…(of course) its Follow Friday


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View.
This week’s question is:

What’s your reading suggestion this week?

I suggest reading I am Number Four, by Pitticus Lore, which I am currently reading.
If you’ve already read that, try The Prophecy of the Sisters, by Michelle Zink.

Follow me, and leave a link so I can follow you back!


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.

October 17, 2010



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    October 15, 2010

    Hopping through to follow! Nice blog! Can't wait to check out some more of it. Happy Hopping Friday!


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    October 15, 2010

    Just hopping through.. hope you have a great Friday! and a wonderful weekend!!

    Come see what's happening at GReads!

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    October 15, 2010

    Just hopping by, will check back later for your response! Here's mine:

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    Tampa BookWorm

    October 15, 2010

    Hopping by to say hi! Have a great day!

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    Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit

    October 15, 2010

    Happy to have found your blog!

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    Book Lady

    October 15, 2010

    Hiya! I'm following you back! :)

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    October 15, 2010

    Thanks for the follow….Im following now as well. What a fun blog you have. I love reading from the teens POV…:D

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    Kristina Barnes♥

    October 15, 2010

    Just hoppin' on by! <3 I'm an old follower (and lover).

    I usually stick it out with books, even if it drives me crazy to finish reading it. Also thanks for the recommendations! :D

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer.

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    Fiction Spark

    October 15, 2010

    Hi, I'm now following you.
    I really enjoyed The Prophecy of the Sisters and just this afternoon I bought my copy of the second book.I'm looking forward in reading I am Number Four and I'll watch the movie next year. Have a great day.

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    October 15, 2010

    Hiya! So glad you came to find me. I'm following you back now :) I'm going to take you up on the Number Four book. I saw the preview for the movie this weekend and it looked SO GOOD. I'll have to read the book first now!

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    October 15, 2010

    It's my first ever blogger hopping Friday! What a great idea! Enjoy your weekend!

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    October 15, 2010

    Dropping by via the Friday hops. :) I am also your newest follower. If you have the time, drop by Clandestine Sanctuary.

    xoxo. Greyz

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    Seduced By Books

    October 15, 2010

    following you back – thanks for stopping by

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    Rebecca Glenn

    October 15, 2010

    Thanks for the follow–I'm following you back!

    Becky (The Book Frog)

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    Book Loving Mommy

    October 15, 2010

    Hi! I'm a new follower from the hop! I am getting ready to read Prophecy of the Sisters so I'm glad you recommended it!

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    October 15, 2010

    Hopping by! :) Hope you are having a good friday!

    Come visit my blog to see my answer to the question (and check out my giveaway!)

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    October 15, 2010

    Old follower just popping in! Have a great Friday :)

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    October 15, 2010

    Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I'm following you back!

    I think I'll have to put the two books you suggested on my TBR list – not that it isn't long enough…

    Have a great weekend! Love your background!

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    October 15, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I just stopped by to return the favor.

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    Book ♥ Soulmates

    October 15, 2010

    Hopping by to say HI!

    I'm hearing great things about Number Four. I need to read it soon!

    Have a great weekend!
    PS: Visit our BLOG for all kinds of Halloween goodness including a Graveyard Photo Tour, Creating A Halloween Story and sign up to win our Halloween Prize Pack =)

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    October 15, 2010

    Old follower *waves* :D I've been wanting to read I am Number Four. Especially since they are making a movie out of it yippiieee!

    Hop on by! :D

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    October 15, 2010

    thanks for hopping by my blog, and for following! I'm returning the favor. Have a great weekend.

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    October 15, 2010

    Just hoppin' on by to say “Hi!”
    I will stick with it and finish a book even if I don't like it. Thankfully this hasn't happened much!
    Happy reading this weekend!
    New follower too!

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    Emma Michaels

    October 15, 2010

    Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

    Emma Michaels

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    Fiction Spark

    October 16, 2010

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    October 16, 2010

    New follower here. I used to read all the way through a book even if I couldn't get into it. I read the Corrections years ago and couldn't stand. I thought, “what's with the hype.” These days 50-60 pages is a good measuring stick for me. If I can't get into by then, it's time to put the book aside or pass it along to someone else. Happy reading!

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    October 16, 2010

    Luckily I've not yet met a book I didn't like since I started reviewing. I'm pretty sure if I was specifically requested to review a book, I'd make myself read the whole thing even if I hated it. If it was something I picked up myself, though, I wouldn't review it if I didn't finish, but I don't know that I'd force myself to stick through the whole thing. Still, even if you hate something, I suppose there must be some redeeming qualities, and something to learn from the book, right? Best of luck in your future selections :)

    The Wolf's Den

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    October 16, 2010

    I have a hard time stepping away from a book and can honestly say that it has been only recently that I have sat a couple aside. I plan on going back to them though if I get in the right mood to read them.
    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    The Delusional Diaries

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    October 16, 2010

    Happy HOP! Usually it's a matter of mood and timing for me. If I'm not feeling a connection, I postpone the read for another time. If reading the book feels more like a chore and I'd rather go scrub my toilets that's code for “step away from the book” I read for fun and blog how the book made me feel and how excited I am by it. Enjoy your weekend :)

    Come HOP by and visit

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    Sarah Mohamed Saghir

    October 16, 2010

    im ur latest follower, hopefully not the last.
    i see ur number of followerz is growing, way to go! hope to see u on my page, at BONAFIDE BLOGGER
    have a nice weekendddd :))))

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    October 16, 2010

    Hi Hafsah! Thanks for dropping by! I'm your latest follower! :) I see that you're reading I Am Number Four. I've been thinking of reading it since I heard that it will be made into a movie. Cant wait to hear what you think about it! I've never met anyone who is homeschooled. I wonder what it's like for you! Nice to meet you!

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    October 16, 2010

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and following.
    This is me returning the favor. :)

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    Peppermint Ph.D.

    October 17, 2010

    Hopping in for the first time! Love the sound of Wither and am putting it on my neverending TBR pile :)

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    October 17, 2010

    New to follow Friday and I'm enjoying the blog hop!! You have a really nice blog. I'm your newest follower, hope you follow back :) Happy weekend!

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    October 17, 2010

    Hi, Hafsah! Found you in the hop. New follower here. Nice reads in your IMM.

    Hope you're having a nice weekend!

    Musings of a Reader Happy

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    October 17, 2010

    I saw you on my hop and now I'm a new follower:) I hope you have a great weekend!

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    October 18, 2010

    Just hopping through…Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't wait to further explore yours.