Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Fun November 12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Jennifer over at Crazy for Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop.  I haven't been posting very regularly on my book blog, have reviews waiting to be posted, but thought I would join in again this week.  Here are the rules:


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 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 (eclectic adult 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 suggestion for a future HOP question, click here to fill out the form!  Thanks!

This week's question comes from Christina who blogs at All About YA Books:
"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

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!!!

To answer this week's question, YES I most definitely start a series with the first book.  Years ago I read the Dragon Lance books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.  I read the Legends trilogy first.  I was shocked when I discovered that the Chronicles series took place first.  There was so much I understood better after reading Chronicles.  At the same time, because I had read Legends first, I knew things that I should not have known about the future of these characters.  Ever since then I am so careful to read series in order.

Now onto The Friday 56, hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the any sentence that grabs you.
* 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 Thanksgiving: The True Story by Penny Colman. It is a book I discovered at the library last week after Story Time while I was looking for Thanksgiving stories to share with the children.  

"Telegrams and letters poured into the White House.  How dare he change the 'hallowed traditional' date!  What would happen to all the traditional Thanksgiving Day football games?"

I was not aware that the Friday 56 is now hosted by Freda, so I was still playing by the old rules (having not linked up in several weeks) so my quote was from the fifth and surrounding sentences as I used to do.

On to Friday Finds 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! 

The only book I have discovered this week is the above mentioned book.  I am only on page 48 and I have discovered so much about Thanksgiving that I was unaware of.  There is a chart included toward the beginning of the book that shows different claims for the first Thanksgiving.  There were many days of Thanksgiving proclaimed throughout the years way back in colonial times, but an annual National day of Thanksgiving took a while to be recognized.


  1. I liked it! It made me laugh....

    Here's mine:

  2. Hi there!! I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop, please stop by and follow back :D
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

  3. Hopping through. New follower. I read a Dragonlance book out of order once too! It's the only one I've ever read actually. When I was in 6th grade, Tracy Hickman came and spoke to our English class. His niece was in my class.
    My Hop

  4. Hi!
    Sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  5. So glad to have found you via the Hop! I can't read series books out of order. If I start reading and discover the book is part of a series, I stop and read the first one first. I may have OCD :)

  6. I'm a new follower! You can find me here I am so thankful for this hop! I wrote a Christian YA that's out with an agent. I'll be sure to get a copy to you now that I've found you lol. I also homeschool - whooo everyday is a whatwasIthinking day lol!!

  7. I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
    doesn't run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  8. Good question!

    Thanks for participating in the 56!

  9. Stopping in to say hi! Love your blog! You've got a lot going on on fridays!!

    Girls with Books
    Teen Bookshelf


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