Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Fun August 27, 2010

It is Friday again already, I can't believe it.  I know I haven't gotten a lot of posting done here on my book blog.  I haven't gotten a lot of reading done either.  The baby is getting older and is more easily distracted while nursing, so reading while nursing is not quite as feasible.  And when I do get books read I do not have time to write a decent review.  Did you know it is difficult to write a review for a book after having started another book, at least for me.  And it is impossible to wait a week and remember the details and important points I want to include.  So, I am sorry I have not been real active here.  I plan on rectifying the problem soon, a notebook to write notes down will have to stay within reach.  Hoping I can get some more reading done too.  Especially because I need to catch up on these challenges I signed up for.  Nancy Drew is going a lot slower than what I thought it would.  I have found quite a few Christian Suspense books for the Thriller/Suspense Challenge.  My list for The Summer Reading Challenge is looking impossible right now. Time to revamp that a bit. We'll see if I can make the 100 book mark by the end of the year.  Granted I didn't start any of these challenges at the beginning of the year, because I didn't know about them.  

 Sometime within this next week I hope to update everything.  For now I am linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books.  If you are new here, please know I will be getting back into the swing of things soon.  I hope.  I am excited because I have my first review copy coming from a publisher soon, more on that later.  Let's get this Friday Fun going:

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!!

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:
Books Are A Girl's Best Friend

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

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!!!

In answer to the above question:
I have enjoyed looking at some other blogs to see how they rate books.  I am still not quite sure the specifics of the way I rate, I am somewhat vague in my thinking here.  
If I have really enjoyed a book and would recommend it I give it a 5
If I had some difficulty with following the book or inconsistencies, or just wasn't that fond of it I give it a 4
If I really couldn't follow a book and wouldn't recommend it, I would give it a 3
If I would tell someone not to waste their time I would give it a 2
If I couldn't finish the book it gets a 1

Anyhow, I just clarified the rating system in my mind as I was typing.  Need to get that posted on my sidebar, so others will know what my rating means if they read a review.

Now, onto Friday 56 hosted by Tonya, over at Storytime With Tonya and Friends.

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.

Well, the book closest to me is Dr. Seuss's ABC and I don't think it has 56 pages, so let me see what I can find. Since we moved the desk to the living room I am not as close to my box o' books.  So we will go with "And Then There Were Two" by Gilbert Morris, this is the second book in the Dani Ross Mystery Series (yes I know I haven't written a review for the first one but lets say right now I would give it 5 stars).  
-"I'm doing it because I believe Jesus wants me to.  But I do need some help with my investigation of Mr. Denver's accident. If you think of anything that could help me find the truck that forced him off the road, would you give me a call?"

And last but not least, on to Friday Finds hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading

I am looking forward to reading a Christian Suspense book I found at our church library.  I processed the book myself a while ago, but at that time I wasn't interested in suspense, so I didn't think any more of it until I saw it in our book return box.  I asked the lady who returned it if she had liked the book.  Her affirmative answer convinced me I should read it, so after I finish some of the books I have out from the public library I will see how I like it.  It is called, "Before I Wake" by Dee Henderson.


  1. Hi, I came here trough the hop! Great blog.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi! I found you through the hop. I'm a new follower. I hope you can check out my blog sometime!

    Have a great weekend.


  3. Hey there! Just hopping by! If you have a chance, stop by The Wormhole and check out my 300 follower giveaway! Happy reading – have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for stopping by. I am now following you. Glad you like my weekly meme of Book Review of the Week.

  5. Happy weekend. Come see what my rating system is. We have very similar systems.


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