Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Fun August 20, 2010

Time for some Friday fun:

Book Blogger Hop

Jennifer at Crazy for Books hosts Book Blogger Hop.


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 an awesome opportunity 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!  So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and 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 300 links every week!! 

Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.


1.  Enter your book blog link in the Linky List at Crazy For Books blog
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 Libraryscatbooks!

How many blogs do you follow?

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!  (Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs - it's just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)

And just as an FYI - this event is not something you should feel that you have to participate in every week.  If you want to join in and link up once a month, GREAT!  It's up to you how often you participate!

So, have fun HOPPING and enjoy your BOOK PARTY weekend!!!

So, how many blogs do I follow?  My book blog is quite new so I am not following that many yet.  After counting I realized I never followed Crazy For Books (oops), guess I need to go do that as soon as I can.  Right now I am following 19 book blogs.  I am following a lot more homeschooling/mommy blogs that it took a while to scan through them.  When I have more time I plan on making sure I have them all.  They are now listed on the left side of my blog.

More fun:

Optional F56 Logos

Tonya, over at Storytime With Tonya and Friends, hosts The Friday 56.
* 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 comes from "Mommy, Teach Me to Read!" by Barbara Curtis. She is a Montessori teacher who has homeschooled her children (of which she has 12).  The quote is actually quoted from reading specialist Toni S. Gould.
At the preschool level they had the free time to learn and to develop an interest in learning.  Without exception, they experienced success in learning to read. 


  1. Hi there,

    Just stoppping by via Hop! Lovely blog you have here! sure to stop over some other time too! Have a lovely weekend and Happy Reading!Some interesting posts you have here!

    Til next time,
    Lisa (Badass Bookie)

  2. HI! Here on the hop for my first time! that is wonderful that you can home school with your children. I love spending all the time I can with my kids but sadly...I am not a teacher!! LOL I gave you a follow!


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