Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Blog Hop Friday


A Blog Hop, has nothing to do with a new type of dance move, is a great way for book bloggers and blog readers to hop from one blog to the next; inspiration – Twitter!
This is where the underworld of book blogging comes to life, we all hop from one blog to the next finding new and exciting reviews, interviews, giveaways and maybe (in our case hopefully) more followers.  A book geek’s wonderland by combining social networking and books?
Each blog adds their name to a “Linky List” on a host blogger’s page (our hosts are Crazy for Books and Parajunkie) and off they go surfing the book-blogosphere with the other added blogs.  Hop host posts a question related to books and blogging about books that each follower should answer either in a blog or comment.  Once the blog is posted followers and Webbers reign free of internet constraints and comment away with their answers to the questions – creating a Book Lovers Frenzy!  What is better?

Here goes!
Parajunkie’s Question:
What is your reading suggestion this week?
Tarryn:  My reading suggestion for this week has to be-Undoubtedly-Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela. Finally, we are able to learn about the man and not just the leader.  An iconic book written in his own words from journals, post-its and calendars during his political years; said to be the new Long Walk to Freedom­: but better!
Kelly:  My reading suggestion for this week is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  A classic tale that some have compared to Jane Eyre – a Masterpiece!  Get a copy now!

Crazy for Books’ Question:
"When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?"
Tarryn: I feel that there are too many books to get through in a lifetime.  Why waste part of the journey on something you don’t enjoy?
Kelly: Life is too short for books you cannot enjoy – If you need to read it, read it.  But there is probably a better novel waiting to be devoured.


MJ said...

Hopping by-welcome to the blogosphere! I like the list you set out for yourselves, and I've read a couple and really enjoyed them. If you're interested, check out my blog too: MJ's Literary Odyssey

Black Disaster Fairy said...

Hello, I'm hopping along to say hello :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog... and so quickly!

I'm with you girls. LIFE IS WAY TOO SHORT! and there are so many books!

Black Disaster Fairy

Teresa said...

Hopping by to say hello. I agree, life is too short to read something that isn't working for you. I still have trouble putting something down. What if it gets better?


Okay, now for the header, get a bunch of your favorite books, place them on your comforter/duvet and rearrange them strategically then take numerous pictures of them until you get one you like. Then put them in your picture file and somehow magically it grows larger and you don't know how you did it. LOL that's what happened to me. It was very small to start with. But I do love the background.

So, I believe life is too short for bad books, but some deserve a second chance especially if they are your favorite author. So I set those aside and read something else and will go back to it.

I'm a YA reviewer but since you don't look like you read YA, I'd recommend, The mystery series I reviewed my Mary Anna Evans on my blog. The first is called Artifacts. It doesn't have any romance in it just pure fact and mystery. And not just slight mystery good mystery life in danger mystery. But since it's a series, you know the main character will survive, but you aren't sure about her beloved friends.

Buried in Books
Glad to meet you both!

Rebecca Glenn said...

Well, first of all, aren't you the cutest things ever?! I adore your photos--very clever, and I hate you for coming up with the theme.

The book that I'm a pusher for these days is The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell. It's a post-apocalyptic zombie road tale. Yes, it's been done before. Yes, zombies are all the rage. And yet...Alden Bell's prose is gorgeous, soaring. His protagonist, 15 year old Temple, is tough and savvy, a traveler with the soul of a poet and the heart of a warrior. And the zombie stuff is gross and cool. It's got a little something for everyone, and I simply can't say enough good about it.

Thanks for stopping by The Book Frog, and for following. I'm following back, and will check in frequently.

I like your work!


Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Hopping by to say hi :)

If I find that I'm really not getting into a book, I'll push myself to finish unless it's truly terrible!! If it's ridiculous or boring me to tears, then I might as well quit. I figure that if I get to the point where I'm ready to throw in the towel - there's no sense in trying to review it since it'll be unfavorable anyway (ya know?)

I've only ever not finished one book.

Have a great weekend!
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Stray said...

hi, thanks for hopping on my blog, im a new follower. Funny that you recommend Rebecca. I heard of it in class last year and the story seemed interesting but i can never find the book.

have a great weekend!

Katie Edwards said...

I love "Rebecca." I first read it because my friend, who was from Cornwall, just took it for granted that everyone who was well-read knew this book and I knew I couldn't fool her for long. But she disagreed when I said I was reminded of Jane Eyre. Great book.

Crystal said...

Just hoppin' on by to say "Hi!" I LOVE your pictures, too funny! And I will admit, I will finish a book and even a series even if I'm not that into it. If I start something, I have to finish it.
If you get the chance stop on by and say hi at our small book club blog, there's some giveaways too to entice you to come over. LoL
Happy Reading the weekend!

new follower

Shayana said...

Hopping back 'atcha! Love the Lemony Snicket quote!!

Library Talker

Susan said...

So glad to have found you via the Hop and FF. I'm totally with you on not reading books you can't get into. I mean, really, what's the point of that??

Happy Hopping from your newest Follower :)

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

Emma Michaels

Suko said...

Hoppin' over! Your blog looks terrific. I really like your photos. I am a new follower. :)

TheBookishSnob said...

Happy HOP! I love love your blog. I used to sit through painful book after painful book even if I had tears running down my cheeks. Now if I'm reading a book and there's no connection or I don't like it, I stop. What is so important that I have to force myself to read something that I obviously don't like. When it's simply the case of my choosing a book that it wasn't the right time to read, I stop and come back later. I agree that life is just too short.

Have a FAB weekend

HOP by and visit me

Inspired Kathy said...

Welcome to the hop. I'm a new follower.

Maidenveil said...

Hi, guys! Welcome to the hop. I hope you're enjoying it. :), guys have a point. That really made me think.

See you around and Have a nice weekend!

Musings of a Reader Happy

Normalyn from Stack of Books said...

Found you on FF, I'm a newcomer and I'm enjoying blog hopping and following! I'm your newest follower and I hope you follow back. You got a really nice blog here :)

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