Blog Hop (8) and Follow Friday (9)

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:

If you find a book that looks interesting but is a part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

Yes, if I don’t, I feel like I’m missing out on a whole lot of details :D

And…(of course) its Follow Friday


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

What’s your usual monthly book budget?

Haha, I don’t buy books at all. I don’t have any money, lol.
I check books out at the library and win some, but the last time
I purchased a book was a looong time ago!

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.



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    Phantom Paragrapher

    November 12, 2010

    Im a new follower

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    November 12, 2010

    Old follower here, hopping by to say hi! Will check back later for your post!

    Here's mine:

    Happy Friday!

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    November 12, 2010

    I wish I could say I didn't purchase any books. My bank account would be so much happier! I have an obsession with buying and owning books — I just have to do it! I'm attempting to build my own library, so hopefully that's where all this money spending will lead!

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Yours is really cute!

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    November 12, 2010

    Smart idea! Checking out books from the library. If I did that then I'd have more money to you know.. actually buy groceries.

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    Rebecca Fabian

    November 12, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so impressed by your writing, crafting, and reading habits! Can't wait to read more.

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    ....Petty Witter

    November 12, 2010

    Where would we be without a good library service? Poorer and with more need for shelving I expect. I don't buy many new books but I do buy quite a lot at charity shops etc for very little cost plus the money goes to a good cause.

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    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    November 12, 2010

    Hey! I'm your newest follower; just stopping by on the hop to wish you a great weekend!

    I wish my monthly book budget was $0. I'd be rich! ;) Naah, mine's not so bad. Anything under $100 I find is acceptable for me.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

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    A Tale of Many Reviews

    November 12, 2010

    I always go back to the first book and read it. Monthly budget and I don't work well together as far as books are concerned. We love each other and spoil the other rotten. ;)

    New follower! :D
    @Julie_Brazeal – follow you there too.
    My Friday Follow:

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    Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies

    November 12, 2010

    I'm stopping by for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I hope you have a great weekend. Happy Reading!

    I'm an old follower.

    Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies

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    November 12, 2010

    I'm an old follower, just topping by from the hop :)
    How do you not buy books! I try not to, but I can't help it… They're just so pretty.
    Have a great weekend!

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    Judith Leger

    November 12, 2010

    Good Morning!

    Happy Friday.

    Old follower here. I’m doing all three of the Friday blog runs. I don’t limit myself to budget with books. I just love to read and write so that line is always doable for me. And Yes, I love start a series at the 1st book.

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    Susan from Reading World

    November 12, 2010

    The library was my lifeline when I was younger. We're still there all the time, but I buy way too many books too.
    I'm enjoying your blog!

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    Jan von Harz

    November 12, 2010

    Hopped by to say hi and am now a new follower. I am a buyer, love owning the book, but I am trying to do the library thing more.

    Have a great weekend

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    Kristina Barnes♥

    November 12, 2010

    Hi there Hafsah! Just hoppin' on by. <3

    Dude, finally someone as poor as me! High-five, Hafsah! xD My book budget is $0! I'm a poor college student, so I only borrow books from the library or read in Barnes and Noble while hogging their air conditioning. :)

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer. Have a good weekend! <3

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    Howard Sherman

    November 12, 2010

    I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
    doesn't run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

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    November 13, 2010

    Found you through the Follow! I'm a follower now :)

    Have a great weekend!

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    November 13, 2010


    I'm surfing in on the Book Blogger Hop. I'm also a new follower. This is my hop post:

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    November 13, 2010

    Hello fellow blogger! new follower to your page here. Just wanted to drop some *love* and say that you have a wonderful blog here! I'm new to blogging and would love if you could return the favor and follow my page! Happy Blogging!

    how many times do you think i used the word blog?

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    November 13, 2010

    Hi There!
    Thanks for the visit! I'm your newest follower! I look forward to what you write in the future! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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    November 13, 2010

    Just hopping by! Thanks for following :)