Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Fun August 13, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books.  It's a Blog Hop.  Come find new friends to follow who are as crazy about reading as you are.  Here are the rules, directly from her blog:

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for BOOK BLOGGERS and readers to connect and share our love of the written word.  This weekly BOOK PARTY is a chance for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! 
1. Grab the logo
2. Post about the Hop on your blog
3. Start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list below! 
The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don't have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun!  This is a weekly event!  And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added!  We get over 200 links every week!!
In order to add your link to the list, your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.  If your blog does not meet these requirements, it will be deleted from the list.
1.  Enter your book blog link in the Linky List below
In your link, please state the main genre that you review:  eclectic, contemp. fiction, ya, paranormal, mystery, non-fiction, etc.  Please do not list every genre you review - if you are review a variety, please put eclectic!  The Hop gets jumbled up if the title is too long, so please limit to one genre.  I will be limiting the number of characters in the title to ensure the Hop doesn't look messy!  Thank you!
Example:  Crazy-for-Books (literary fiction)
NOTE:   You no longer have to enter the length of time you've been blogging, but do let us know if this is your first time hopping with us!
2. Post about the Hop on your blog.  Spread the word about the book party!  The more the merrier!  In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!).  If you have a question that could be used in a future Hop, leave it in the comments!  Thanks! 
This week's question comes from Michelle from Michelle’s Book Blog! (waiting for her blog link!)
How many books do you have on your 'to be read shelf’?

3.  Visit other blogs in the Linky List!  Make new friends!  Follow new book bloggers!  Talk about books!  Rave about authors!  Take the time to make a quality visit!  Check out other posts and content, make a new friend!  Don't randomly follow someone if you never intend on actually following them!  No spamming please!  Don’t feel obligated to visit every link!  Do what you can.  The object is to have fun – not to feel so overwhelmed that you aren’t having fun! 
(Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs - it's just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)
So, have fun HOPPING and enjoy your BOOK PARTY weekend!!!

In answer to this weeks question:
I have a whole bunch of books that I have purchased and never read.  I am thinking I will pick a book every now and then so I can read them.  They are mostly Christian non-fiction and up on my book shelf in my bedroom.  I have an easier time focusing and keeping interest with my fiction books.  Plus, I still have my "homeschool" related books to read.  Books on teaching philosophies and techniques.  Plus books on improving my writing, as it is my dream to write a novel and have it published.  
Right now I am trying to get through my books for the Summer Reading Challenge over at Julie's blog: My Book Retreat. I have 32 books left on my list (ouch), plus I have added 8 (which are in addition to the 2 extra I have already read).

No clue how many other books are patiently waiting for my to read them on my shelf upstairs.  The books I included in my count are either in the library book box downstairs, on hold at the library, or waiting to be put on hold.

All I know is, with these reading challenges and discovering new books through book blog hopping, I am finding books I would never have come across and "expanding my horizons."

Hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! 

As I haven't been posting regularly, my Friday Find is a couple of weeks old.  Sad to say in the last few weeks I have found only 2 books over at the thrift  shop.  I have been concentrating on reading the books I already have, because each time I find a new book, I get interested in it and the books I have lined up to read next get pushed aside.  I found the book "The Shack" by William P. Young and "D.A.R.Y.L." by N.H. Kleinbaum, based on the 1980's movie of the same name.

And Tonya over at Storytime with Tonya and Friends hosts Friday 56

Optional F56 Logos

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blogor (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

My Friday 56 is again from a Nancy Drew book as it was sitting on the desk because I just finished writing my review.
So, from the "Secret of Shadow Ranch" by Carolyn Keene:
"'Maybe he's hurt,' said Bess as they walked toward the sound.  Whines and barks filled the air as the searchers called again and again, but each time the sounds seemed farther away and definitely were coming from the big meadow."

And, hope this is okay, I am going to share a second one, from the book "The Shack" by William P. Young, because technically the books were sitting side by side on the desk in front of me.  And this way you know I read more than Nancy Drew. 

"Now came the hardest part, waiting.  Mack felt like he was moving in slow motion inside the eye of a hurricane of activity happening all around him.  Reports filtered in from everywhere."


  1. Hey - just hoppin' by! Hope you have a great weekend! Stop by The Wormhole and say hi!

  2. Hi!
    I love Nancy Drew books! Have a great day!

    Just Books

  3. Happy Friday. Come see how many books I have on my TBR pile.

  4. Ooh, Nancy Drew! It's been a while since I've read those.

    The other book sounds interesting, too.

    My Friday 56 is The Fugitive

  5. Happy Friday!!!--Stopping by from the hop!--I'm a new follower!!! :)


  6. Found you from the hop, love your blog :)

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am now following your blog!

    Crazy Cat Lady

  8. I've bestowed an award upon your blog! Please go here to check it out:

    Crazy Cat Lady


Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have the time, I would appreciate it if you leave a comment. Have a blessed day!