Friday, May 18, 2012

Blog Hopping 5/18/2012

Welcome, fellow bloghoppers! You're looking at the personal blog of S.J. Bell, independent author. My first book, Bonds of Fenris, is currently available at Smashwords and Amazon. Link on the sidebar, get 'em while their hot! It's been making a big splash on the internet, check out the review on Goodreads.

I was absent from the blog hop last week (busy, busy, busy), but I made up for it with some substantial postings about the hoopla over Fifty Shades of Grey, and the Indies With Attitude and their net-drama. Additionally, check the Review Roundups from this week and last week.

In addition to this blog, I also have a separate blog for reviews, Lupines and Lunatics. Latest review is Bloodrose. Check it out!

Happy hopping!

This week's ice-breaker for Feature & Follow:

"Summer Break is upon us! What would be the perfect vacation spot for you to catch up on your reading & relax?"

Is it just me, or are we getting this question a lot lately? Well, no need for drama. My answer is the same as last time: right here where I am now. You don't need to spend thousands of dollars to take a trip elsewhere to read, when just the act of reading itself transports you far away into imagination. It's wasted effort. Besides that, at any given point in the world, there's at least as much fun to be had as any vacation destination you could come up with. You just have to know how to look for it is all.

This week's ice-breaker for TGIF @ GReads:

"What made you decide to start your very own book blog?"

Well, I decided to book blog when I started writing. I was doing a lot of reading, because reading is the best way to learn how to write. I wanted an excuse to do write-ups of the books I was reading, so as to get them straight in my head. At the same time, I knew I'd eventually have to have some kind of cachet, either to attract the attention of a publisher or to publicize myself if I self-published. Book blogging presented itself as a natural solution.


  1. Hopping through. I love traveling, but I agree that traveling at home with a book can be just as nice.
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  2. You're right, reading transports you to different places.


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