Blog Hop: Book Blogger Purist?

book blogger hopThis week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Are you a book blogger purist? Do you only have book related posts or do you review/post on anything/everything that catches your eye?

I feel like if I was really a purist book blogger, I’d only post book reviews.  Which, obviously, I don’t!  On the other hand, I do try to keep to my general theme–which, as I think about it, may be less about books and more about stories.  I do movie and TV reviews, sometimes I post about songs, and I share my fiction writing at times, but the common thread is stories.

All my challenge posts relate to books and reading, and most of my blog event/meme posts do too–except for Saturday Snapshot, of course, but even that one I try to give a book spin when I can.  Or if it isn’t a book-related photo, I try to at least give a story to the photo I’m posting!

Your turn: book bloggers, do you consider yourself a purist in what you post?  Blog readers, do you like blogs to have laser-focus on their topic, or do you like more varied posts?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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8 Responses to Blog Hop: Book Blogger Purist?

  1. Steve Poltz says:

    So far, my blog has been almost exclusively SF/Fantasy book reviews.
    My intent was to be a general blogger as well, but as I keep adding reviews, and the desire to write other things grows, I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a second blog for general reflections and possibly for writing some of my demons.

    Steve
    http://itstartedwiththehugos.blogspot.com/

  2. Rosa Silva says:

    I must say I also like variety. I think its refreshing to sometimes post about other things other than books. I’m not a purist at all, even thoug my blog is mainly about book related stuff.
    Here’s my answer: http://bookishfindings.blogspot.com/

  3. Another purist but I do have other blogs relating to my other interests.

  4. I only post about books and adaptations of books so I suppose I am a bit of a purist but I do enjoy several blogs that post about various forms of entertainment.

  5. ki pha says:

    As a blogger and reader I like variety. I don’t really mind if the blogger doesn’t stick to their theme or title and I’m like that too. Though I do blog a lot about books and related stuff I add other things too; like through memes, WIPs, stories, writing tips, giveaway hops, etc…

  6. dianem57 says:

    I like more varied posts as long as they relate to the theme of the blog. I think you strike the right balance because, as you say, your common theme is stories. If you started writing about politics or your personal life or something else off-topic, I wouldn’t like it as well. I think you attract readers who are also interested in stories, not in other topics, so you would disappoint them if you went in all sorts of unrelated directions in your posts.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I am a purist. 🙂 Rarely is a post about something other than books.

    Have a great weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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