Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blog Hop Tour - don't forget me!!!

I know it's Saturday already, but I can't miss the Blog Hop Tour!

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, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted at Crazy for Books!! 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 at Crazy for Books 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.
Every week we answer a question just to get to know each other better. This week's question is:

How many blogs do you follow?

Well, I had to go and count mine - yes, I can still count mine - I follow 78 blogs. Take into consideration that I just started doing this - blog hopping - about a month ago. I try to visit as many as I can on this tour and during the week, if something interesting catches my eye, I check it out. Following more blogs gives me more interesting things to read about. AND, my followers have increased from 10 to 53 just by participating in this Blog Hop and the Follow Friday Tour. I didn't think the number of followers I had mattered to me - but it really does!!! Gotta go visit more blogs!!! Happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

W.W.W. Wednesdays

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you'll read next?

To play along, just write a post answering these three questions and comment at Should Be Reading
(and here - I want to know, too!)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux

Lavender Morning (Edilean, #1)Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was classic Jude Deveraux to me. It was amusing and unpredictable and the heroes and heroines were characters you could get behind and root for. This is the beginning of a collection of books about the Edilean family. I can't wait to read the others - one takes place in the past and one is set in the present - a sequel to "Lavender Morning". Jude Deveraux is so talented and her books make you work to anticipate the twists in the plot. She never disappoints.

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Musing Monday

It's Monday and we're doing a round-robin kind of thread. The question I have to answer is: "Did you ever read a novel that was not in your comfort zone? What/Who have made you pick up that book? Did you like it and would read more from that genre?

I read "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. When I read the description on the cover, I didn't think I would like it because it was a murder mystery, etc. Then I kept seeing the the stores, on the Internet, everywhere! It was like it was taunting me to read it. Then, my book club decided WE should read it. I gave in and bought the book. I really did like it. It moved along quite well for me - I finished the last 300 pages in one afternoon. However, it was very disturbing because it was about men who abused women. The heroine was very interesting because she was quite intelligent, but, since she only spoke when she had something to say, people thought she was intellectually challenged, which she used to her advantage because she was so smart! Anyway, I did like the book, but I don't want to read the other 2 books in the series. Yes, I can put it down and walk away.

So, this leads to my question - Have you ever read the first book in a series that bothered you and were you able to walk away from the series, or did you read the rest of the books just to find out what happened next or if things got better? Was it worth it?

Thanks for visiting me! Have a great Monday!

Friday, August 6, 2010

It's Friday Already!!!

I've had a really busy week, but I can't resist the Follow Friday! I'm baking cupcakes today for my future daughter-in-law's shower tomorrow, but in-between, I'm following...glad YOU came to visit me.

If you aren't visiting from the Follow Friday Tour, you can join the fun by going to and adding your blog to the list, then follow as many others on the list as you can. It's a great way to make new book blogging friends! My followers have increased 4 fold since I started doing this.

Have fun and have a great day! Back to the cupcakes...