For What It's Worth

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blog Hop & Follow Friday!!

This is a weekly event hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books. It's a chance to discover new blogs and to garner new readers for your blog as well.

New this week.....Tell us your name & answer the question - "Why did you start your blog?"

My name is Karen and the short answer as to why I started a blog is - to save my marriage. I never used to be a big reader. Maybe 6 books a year on a busy reading year. Then I read the Twilight series in four days, the next night I was up until 4 am reading The Host and so began my reading obsession. That year (2009) I read almost 150 books! Of course I had to discuss length ...with someone. Ding ding ding!! That would be my poor husband. I realized I had to share my passion in another way when he started knowing who the Black Dagger Brotherhood was and corrected me when I made the mistake of saying Z and Mary...he questioned me...."Isn't Z with Bella?" okaaay. Poor guy. So I started reading and commenting on book review blogs. Then my husband kept bugging me to do my own blog since I'm so opinionated. MOI????
So here I am! I hope you like what you see and come back soon. There are a lot of blogs out there and I'm glad you came to check out mine!

Head on over to Parajunkee's View and participate in her wonderful new Follow Friday! Again, make sure you read the rules before you enter!
(btw - Parajunkee is the one who designed this blog! - Just wanted to give a shout out to Rachel!!)

This week I reviewed Faithful by Janet Fox, Moon Called by Patricia Briggs.
Highlighted my new favorite music group Mumford & Sons


I have a great contest going on until Sunday! "Pick your own Book"!! The link is at the top of the page under my header.

Don't forget to leave a link to your blog too so I can hop back.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Good Morning! Just stopping by to say HEY! ... hehe, Twilight was my undoing, too ... and my boyfriend is subjected to the same kind of torture, lol ... I'm sure he tunes me out most of the time, though :D Have an aWes0me weekend xx

  2. Hi there Karen! I'm a new follower from Follow Friday!

    Gosh, your header/design is pretty darn awesome. Hope you have a great weekend! :D

  3. I am a follower! I also wanted to let you know that I have a huge announcement up today! My debut novel is getting published! Please stop by, I would really appreciate it and could use all the help I can get on spreading the word and would love to know what you think of the cover art!

    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

  4. Hi from the hop. Come on by! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  5. hello karen! i found your blog through the friday follow. i hope you can stop by my blog too. have a fantastic friday and happy reading :)


  6. Hello! Happy Blog Hop Friday! You have a great site here! Glad to have found it through the blog hop!


  7. Hopping in from the Book Blogger Hop! =))

    I'm already a follower! =)

    Happy Reading!

    Have a great weekend!


  8. Caught you through the Hop! I'm now following and have added you to my Book Blog List.

    Hope you can hop over my way too ;)

    Care to venture into The Wolf's Den?

  9. I'm dying laughing. Your poor husband! That's terrifying, that he knows the members of the BDB and who they go with--I'm lucky if any guys I spend time with know the difference between Edward and Jacob, and that's a billion-dollar blockbuster franchise. :-)

    To conclude, you are wondrous. I am now reading Return to Paradise, from you, via Lena, and it is also wondrous.

  10. I'm stopping by to invite you to come check out my new and improved blog page, and hopefully follow as well! I'm starting all over again, and would love to see my old friends following my new page, and new friends, too!

    Crazy Cat Lady