Friday, September 24, 2010

Book Blogger Hop/Follow me/Friday Find


Follow Friday, hosted by ParaJunkee and Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Jennifer (Crazy-For-Books), and follow/hop to some new blogs.

Jennifer asks us this week “When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?

I write the review after I finish the book. I don't even take notes. I don't want to give away too much to the next reader. My point is, how can anyone write a review without finishing the book?

ParaJunkee asks: What is your high fashion book? --- translation --- best book cover ever?

There are so many book covers I have loved over the years. How can I name a favourite?
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Friday Find:
All the Colours of Darkness by Peter Robinson
A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half-term freedom swimming in the river near Hindswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a mans body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked and successful set designer for the Eastvale Theatres current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Why would such a man want to take his own life? Then Annies investigation leads to another shattering discovery, and DCI Alan Banks is called back from the idyllic weekend he had planned with his new girlfriend. Banks soon finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, where secrets and deceit are the norm, and where murder is seen as the solution to a problem. The deeper he digs the more he discovers that the monster he has awakened will extend its deadly reach to his friends and family. Nobody is safe.

23 comments:

Nicola said...

A good book. I love Inspector Banks! This one's not my fav. but you can't go wrong with Peter Robinson.

Teresa said...

Thanks for hopping by. I'm off to look around your blog a bit. Have a great weekend.

Red said...

Stopping by from the hop! I usually post a few times while I'm reading the book. I don't necessarily review what I read so much as I try to look at different elements of the story or my experience as I make it through. I agree you can't really give a real, thought-out review until you've read the whole book.

BookQuoter said...

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekemd also. I enjoyed looking around your poetry site too!!

emeraldfire said...

Thank you for hopping by. Love your blog!

2manybooks2littletime said...

Thanks for visiting! Great blog - I'll be checking out your others as well!

Angela said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :) I haven't found a lot of other people that enjoy poetry, so it was a pleasant surprise

MJ said...

hopping by-great blog you have here. Your Friday find sounds interesting-I may have to check it out!

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

Stopping by to check out your Friday Find. A new mystery is always a good find.

redhead said...

i gotta take notes, or else i'll get distracted and forget something important!

thanks for visiting my blog!

Deepali said...

Very nice find, sounds like a good mystery.
On the hop, Launching an international Giveaway today!
e-Volving Books

Mandy said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog. I enjoyed looking around yours. I am a new follower.

Karen said...

Agreed. How can you write a review if you don't know how the book ended??
Have a great weekend!

1girl2manybooks said...

Hopping back! Thanks for visiting my blog. I don't think I could choose just one favourite book cover either. Happy weekend!

Chrystal said...

Hopping through. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love eclectic blogs... very fun. :)

Anne Bennett said...

Thanks for stopping by on the hop. I didn't care for the question, so I posted a review about Banned Book Week which starts tomorrow.

Lisa said...

Just hopping through. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Suko said...

Hi, I am here from the Hop, but not new to your wonderful blog.

You are considerate to be careful about what you write in your reviews. I try hard not to include spoilers in my own as well (although sometimes it is necessary to "give away" little details).

Have a relaxing weekend.

Trillian said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on the hop.

Melody said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog--returning your visit! Have a great weekend.

Lu said...

Hopping over to say have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Great Find!

Lu

Kelly said...

Visiting from the Hop! I definitely agree with what you said about not being able to write the review til the book is finished. I do however jot down interesting tidbits and quotes I like while I'm reading, in case I want to refer to them in the review. Have a great weekend!

Miz Tipsy said...

I agree. I write my review or summary of the book I am reading after I finish reading the book. I don't want to write something down just to find out at the end of the book that I missed some key information that changed the story all together. So I finish reading then do my writing.