Friday, November 12, 2010

The World of Book Blogging - Part 1

Book Blogger HopWe’ve been very upfront about the fact that we here at Two Bibliomaniacs are new to the world of blogging and more specifically, the fabulous world of book blogging.  This new world of ours is filled with many unfamiliar happenings, like Challenges, Read-a-longs, and Hops.  Today, we would like to spend just a few moments talking about Hops.  Initially, we were put off by this most vulgar display of physical exertion (doesn’t the mere fact that we’ve created a book blog show that we’d rather be curled up in a comfortable chair?). 

Anyway, after further review, we found that a book hop is something entirely different and requires very little sweating.  In fact, the event is nothing more than an opportunity to connect with other book bloggers and only requires participants to answer a weekly question.  As we are always looking for a way to climb out of our current blogging hole of obscurity, we decided to participate.  Thank you Crazy-for-Books.
“If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?”
At first we thought this question was a joke.  Nothing more than a muse to stir emotions, but then to our horror we realize that there must be some legitimate truth to the question.  Now that our multiple fainting spells have ceased we must respond with a resounding, “YES, we always start with the first in the series.”  This is fundamental book etiquette, people.  Starting a series in the middle will do all kinds of horrible things to the delicate balance between our two worlds.  There’s really nothing more to say about this topic and if you happen to be one of those people who plot jump...  shame on you.



  2. LOL. You guys are hilarious! If someone asked the question, I guess it means that SOMEONE out there doesn't read books in a series in order. *Gasp* Not me. I ALWAYS start with Book 1.

    So glad to have found you via the Hop :)

  3. Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love! Have a great weekend! Trillian

    Come and link reviews of books with a war/battle element on this week's Read My War Review

  4. 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

  5. I will start in the middle of a series if and only if I didn't know it was part of a series. Or if I'm running to the bathroom and, in my haste to procure reading material, I grab the wrong volume.

    Matt Beers

  6. Hopping thru...

    I have to start at the beginning of series. I can't start in the middle.

    Love your blog, I'm a new follower.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! It might be a little while before the Dracula review. I'm trudging through it at the speed of a snail. I'm in the process of writing my reviews on the Millennium series. I'm going to follow back. Have a great weekend!

  8. Hi there! I am a new follower from the hop. I must read books in order! I would never have understood the Outlander series (my favourite books ever) if I read them out of order! Come and visit me at

  9. Ha Ha. I was actually surprised to read multiple people who said they don't start at the beginning of a series - or that they don't care. I can't really imagine.