Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Q4U: What keeps you coming back to a blog?

As a reader, there are some blogs you tend to go to check out more often than others. So...

What keeps you coming back to a blog?

Is it the content? Giveaways hosted? The blogger is your friend?

I have to admit, I will try to return the favour by checking out bloggers who stop by mine often (if they do have a blog). If they are taking their time to read my content, I feel that it is appropriate to do so too with their blog. Of course I don't spam them or anything; I just comment when there is something I feel worth commenting about or else I just do a quick drop-by.

Neat blogs with simple reviews of subjects I am into (YA novels and mangas) is definitely a plus. I am not the type of person to check out a review blog that likes to be lengthy and wordy (not that I have a problem with it! Just not my cup of tea). If the blogger can say what they have in mind with whatever they are reviewing without throwing fancy stuff in, there is a higher chance for me to come back.

With bloggers I am friends with, I do check their stuff as often as well. Why? Well, friends are friends right? And of course I support them in what they do!

So what about you guys?

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7 comments:

Taschima Cullen said...

I mostly check bloggers who:

a. Write from the heart
b. Friends are Friends
c. Are funny
d. Have good, eclectic content, and are not all based on memes., who wants to read that ALL the time right?

Liviania said...

Haha, I like being verbose.

~JoRdAn~ said...

I usually go back to blogs that have good review, contests, and just blogs that I enjoy. Usually there is just something that I like that brings me back.

Thao said...

Well I'll drop by blogs of those that I'm close with and any blogs that look lovely and have interesting posts.

elnice said...

I don't like really lengthy reviews. I just don't have time. I watch for author interviews, books news and contests. I also keep with several people that I have made friends with.

Elie (Ellz Readz)

wdebo said...

Hm, yeah yeah, I mainly check out the blogs of my blogger friends. And also those who have a good way of reviewing...those who review in a way that appeals to me, be that the language they use or the content of books and the truthfullness of the reviewing. All very important. And if they also have random cute things thrown in there...always a plus :D

Oh and also those who have checked out my blog (tho I keep forgetting to do that...crap...stupid homework grrr!! XO)

Jessica Lawlor said...

I come back to blogs that write about the kinds of books I like, have good giveaways (though that's not really that important) and who generally interest me with their content on a daily basis :)