Saturday, August 28, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #1! - A fabulous new meme for me

Notice what I did there in the title? :)

Book Blogger Hop

Yay! My first Hop! I'm the 302th entrant for this week :D
The book blogger hop is hosted by, and the idea is for the event to last over the weekend to give everyone a chance to visit the other bloggers.

*waves* Hiiii to all the folks stopping over from the Hop.

The question this week (one answers a new Q each week) is:

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

I use a simple grading system (A, B+, B- and so on). I find it is more flexible than stars or smilies, though I wish I had a cute graphic icon I could sort of 'paste' onto the reviews. There have been one or two reviews where I haven't felt qualified to grade, they are just so stunningly outside the grade curve!

I think of this blog as more than a review blog - about 25% of my posts are about ebook readers, and I have lots of cute, book-related, graphics that I re-post(with credits) from the brilliant folks that create.

If you are a Kindle/Ebook-Reader user, or would like the pure convenience of converting any book format to any OTHER book format,  I would highly recommend you read this very useful post on using Calibre with the Kindle/Sony/Nook!
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  1. Thanks for your comment! :) Looks like we like some of the same stuff... can't wait to see more posts from you!

  2. Just popping in via the hope to say hi! I think the grading system does give you a little more flexibility, I do a star rating system and sometimes feel limited but it helps me stick to my point:) Glad to be a new follower of yours!

  3. Your system does allow for a little more flexibility for those books that fall in between. Sometimes there are books that I'm not too crazy about, and I wonder where do they fall in my system. Sometimes I'm just now wowed by a book, but I didn't hate it either. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. Thanks for hopping by! I like the idea of a grade system, seems like it might be a little easier to rate that way. Have a great weekend!

  5. @Emily, @Jenny, I'm following you both now :)

    @Bookangel - You are so right! I just give myself that steady B to assign to the 'Meh' books :)

    @Candance - Thanks!

  6. I'm happy to have run across your blog. And just in time, as I need help with e-books.

    I'm a new follower!

  7. Hey, stopping by from The Hop! I'm a new follower :)

    I also have a giveaway going on at my blog if you're interested. If you have the teim come over and visit!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. @readerbuzz - Thank you! I follow you too :)
    @Caitlin - Thanks, I am now going over to follow you as well!

    What do you all think of my new name? (It used to be Reads Everything, and now it is e-Volving books)

  9. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower too! How did you get the reaction thing at the bottom of your post? I have seen few blog with it, but can't figure it out!

    Have a good day.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

  11. I think for a lot of book bloggers that blog often and consistently reviews only count for a small portion of their posts. I know I don't have the funds or the time to read and review nearly as much as I blog!

    & thanks for stopping by!!

  12. found you through the hop, and thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like the design of your site, sleek and clean.

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog... I though I'd return the hop! It's too bad that you probably won't be able to take part in The Contemps challenge. I mean, I probably won't be able to fully complete it myself since it's a lot of books to buy but I can at least do my best to read as many as I can....

    Anyways, I hope you've been having a great weekend! :)

  14. Just found you via the Hop. I'm enjoying my look around! Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Hi, just returning your hop! Your blog name does a good job of conveying your interest in the changing format of books :)

  16. Hey! You commented on my Mockingjay Cover cretation and asked what I used to make it. I used Photoshop. I really love that program! I could be on it all day!

    As the voting has started for the Mockingjay Covers and if you'r einterested in voting I'll leave a link. Thanks!

  17. Hey!
    Just hopping by!
    Lovely blog, am a new follower now :)

    Also, I liked it that you talk about e-books, I've been dying to get my hands on a Kindle hehe

  18. Hi Danya! The blog name is thanks to the brilliant and creative choices given by the talented folks who took part in the contest. The winner is Gnoe from graasland.

    @Caitlin - Am voting at your link now :)

    @May - thanks! I am now following you back. Its so nice to see a Brazilian out in the blogosphere.


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