Friday Book Blogger Hop


What are we discussing today?

Well Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer has asked the question

“Do you own more than one eBook reader?”

I only have the one ereader and as such am held hostage by Amazon. However I have just inherited my daughters old iphone, so I am considering the option of buying ebooks elsewhere. B&N and Kobo aren’t as much of a “thing” in the UK. Plus I don’t think my poor brain would cope if I had several ereaders, I’d never know which one a particular book was on.

At various times I have used the kindle app on an android phone, as well as my PC, but they have always been as a supplement rather than a replacement for my kindle. In fact the very idea of my ereader going kaput feels like the stuff of nightmares. I’ve had it just over 5 years now and am worried about how many more years I can expect from it.

Do you have more than 1 ereader? Join in and let us know!

Friday Book Blogger Hop

Friday Book Blogger Hop

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 


Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews has asked a really great question this week, which is –

“How many posts do you schedule for your blog on a weekly basis?”

Of course, with me the answer is never simple because first of all does the question relate to posts that I have ON a schedule, i.e. post regularly, or does it mean use the scheduling option for posts.


In terms of regular weekly posts it’s three. It’s Monday What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, either Can’t Wait Wednesday or Shelf Control Wednesday and then this post on a friday. I also re-joined Six For Sunday last week, though that may be more of a dip in, dip out post. I tend to drop book reviews on the remaining days unless I have a promotional post to do.


If we are talking pressing publish ahead of time, then I used to schedule quite a few posts, and I still do for the occasional promotional post or blog tour. However I found that if I did the same for one of my blog meme posts I then forgot to link the post back to the founding site. If I’ve specifically signed up for a blog tour then I also schedule those in advance (though I’ve generally stopped doing those at the moment). So in summary and to actually answer the question, probably 1 at the most and more likely 1 every 2 weeks.

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Friday Book Blogger Hop

FRIDAY BOOK BLOGGER HOP

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 


This week we are asked –

“What upcoming books are you intrigued to read in 2021?”

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

I mainly read indie published books, and generally stick to authors I know, so whilst I’m looking forward to some books, I wouldn’t use the term “intrigued”. I do want to read some non-fiction this year, I don’t really know what form that will be, so perhaps I can put that as my intrigued to read? Though actually it’s intrigued to KNOW what I will read 😂.


Along with aiming to read some non-fiction, I also want to reduce the number of unread books on my kindle. I suppose I could say that I am intrigued to know which of these books I will choose to read and just what number I will get through. I’m currently on the first of them, only another three hundred and something to go.


Is there a book you are looking forward to reading or intrigued by?

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Friday Book Blogger Hop

Friday Book Blogger Hop

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

Yikes – I totally lost track of what day it was yesterday and missed posting! Thankfully the hop lasts for several days, so I can still join in.

Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer this week asks “What are your reading goals for 2021?”


I’ve massively lowered my Goodreads reading target this year. Last year I had 250, and read 249 books, this year I’ve set a target of 150 books. However more importantly I plan on joining in with a few reading challenges.


I want to read at least one book a month that I have bought but never read. I have over 1000 freebie books unread and have no problems if I never do read them, but worryingly I have 300 odd books I HAVE bought and never gotten around to reading. I am determined to make some sort of dent in that number!


I’m also planning on reading out of my go-to genres of dark romance, romantic suspense, SFR and fantasy/PNR. I rarely read non-fiction, so I’m hoping that by this time next year that will have changed.


These are two challenges I am hoping to complete in 2021.

Books And Bakes Reading Challenge 2021
2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge

So, what reading achievements are you hoping to make in 2021?

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Friday Book Blogger Hop

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

Today’s question is  
“Do you have any bookish ornaments on your Christmas tree?”
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I’m a very traditional when it comes to decorating the tree, so no I don’t have bookish ornaments. I’ve never even thought of looking for them either. We have an upmarket department store called John Lewis, who have done some of the oddest baubles over the last few years, including an aubergine, santa in a bath tub and a greenhouse amongst others. Whilst looking for images of them to share, I discovered they did a beautiful bookish bauble – though at around £10 I’d probably save the money and spend it on real books instead.

Friday Book Blogger Hop

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer asks the following question.

“What was the last book you started to read but couldn’t finish?”

I did have a reading dip, a month or so ago, where I really struggled to be inspired by any of the books I was picking up to read. However that was very much a me thing rather than the book. However I was recently approached to arc read a book and I’m now wishing I’d read the reviews on Goodreads rather than the ones on Amazon, because there is no way I will be finishing the book. So the answer is THIS WEEK.


I won’t name names as it’s an indie published book and, as mentioned, the reviews on Goodreads would be enough to give most of us pause for thought (if we’d read them first). After struggling through the first few chapters I actually researched if the author was not a native English speaker, because the language used and the sentence structure was odd, to say the least. Turns out she is actually Australian, my British ear usually finds Aussie authors sound more natural than US authors, when reading. There were poor word choices, strange word choices and plain wrong word choices, along with a strange syntax that made me wonder if the author had bothered with beta readers, arc readers or an editor.

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Friday Book Blogger Hop

FRIDAY BOOK BLOGGER HOP

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

Life got the better of me, or perhaps age is just making me more and more forgetful. Whatever the reason, I nearly forgot to post this week’s question and my answer to it.

Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews asks us – Do you own an e-reader? If so, what is your favorite thing about it?


Why yes, yes I do own one. For years I resisted, certain that it would never replace the joy of a physical book for me. Now I wouldn’t be, couldn’t be, without it. I can carry hundreds of different books in my handbag. I can read at night without needing a lamp. I also can read at night without my glasses, though my daughter laughs at how large I have the font and how few sentences fit on the page!


One of my biggest fears now is that I will lose my kindle or it will break. I love looking at book covers but I don’t love how much space they take up. In a family home where there are 5 adults (well almost 5, the youngest offspring is 18 in a few weeks) there isn’t room for bookshelves or bookcases. My kindle allows me to indulge my reading passion without overcrowding my home.

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Friday Book Blogger Hop

Friday Book Blogger Hop

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

Today’s topic on the blog hop is from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews. She asks the following question –

What is your favorite social media and why?

Wow, social media is such a double edged sword. However of all the sites the one I visit most often, usually daily, is Facebook. According to my son, that’s because it’s a site “for old people” and whilst I’m still a long way from retirement there are days when I do feel old 😂😂😂.


At times I’ve belonged to dozens of groups and accepted even the most tenuous of friend requests. These days I’m in just a dozen or so author groups, and some of those I only visit occasionally.

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I do love Goodreads. I’ve heard tales of bullying and nasty behaviour on there, but as someone who reads indie authors and sticks with “my tribe”, I can’t say I’ve been exposed to too much of that type of behaviour. So for me it still feels a safe space to be.

Are you a social media fan? If so what sites do you mainly use?



Friday Book Blogger Hop

Friday Book Blogger Hop

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This weeks questions is –
Have you ever participated in the NaNoWriMo? If yes, how did it go?

And the answer is no I haven’t. Can you join in as a blogger? What exactly is NaNoWriMo? I see authors mention it repeatedly but, honestly, I have no idea what exactly it entails. And since I didn’t even manage to post yesterday, or visit any of your blogs, November hasn’t exactly gotten off to an auspicious start.

Whilst it’s good to set goals and targets, so that you don’t let things drift, I’m also more aware these days of not overloading myself. Of not putting so much pressure on myself to do things that, at the end of the day, aren’t enriching my life. So I might take some elements of the challenge, but allow myself to do it at my pace and be happy even if I don’t “get all the boxes ticked”.

So do you take part in NaNoWriMo, and if so can you tell me something about it?

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Friday Book Blogger Hop

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week Billy @Coffee Addicted Writer asks
What is your favorite candy to snack on while reading?

I never manage to answer these questions succinctly – why use one word when I can use a dozen? 😉

So first of all in the UK we have chocolate and sweets, and I generally only eat the latter on longer car journeys. Mind you anything over 40 minutes is a long car journey in the UK so it leaves plenty of opportunity.

I do have a sweet tooth, so I do indulge in the occasional chocolate bar whilst reading. However I’m more likely to indulge in a savoury snack of crisps (chips) or cheese and biscuits.

We only really use the term “candy” when we talk about candyfloss – the pink spun sugar strands that are wrapped around a stick and sold at fairs.

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So what do you snack on whilst reading? Have a great week.