Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hopping & Buying

Now it's time for another weekend hop hosted by Crazy-For-Books!





ABOUT THE HOP:



In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a placejust for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on!  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 that they may not know existed!  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!!




We are getting to know our Book Blog Hoppers!  Please answer the following question in your blog hop post and link to it in the Linky below!  

This week's question:  Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!
Now this is a question I'm frequently asked but rarely have a good response to. In all honest my favorite authors vary depending on my last 6 months of reading. Regardless, a few who have stood the test of time are Tracy Chevalier for her abilities to bring past times back to life so vividly, Jonathan Safron Foer for walking the perfect line between past and present and Milan Kundera for making me feel more philosophically informed than I really am. 


Now for a recap of my week in bookland! 
I'm still reading through the Harry Potter Series for my Summer at Hogwarts Program. My TBR list has gone from slightly daunting to completely out of control. Despite the fact that I'm reading less than I want to and am committed to finishing the HP Series before I seriously start anything other than short stories I have bought more books this week. 
They are -
I got a Great and Terrible Beauty and Mists of Avalon from Alibris.com and One day from Half.com I've heard amazing things about all three and can't wait to start on one of them (Especially One Day!)
Being that it is now July, I have bought to many books and my TBR list is to long, I will not be buying anything else until my Birthday at the end of the month, Hope my local Barnes and Noble doesn't go out of business without me!










18 comments:

BookQuoter said...

Ohh, I have been meaning to read 'One Day' since I got it 2 months ago. I'm crossing my fingers!!!

I am getting nearer getting the book for the Milan Kundera book from the library. It's been on reserve since you recommended it. I think I started at the 36th name on their list. I should have just bought it!!

Kathy said...

Just Hoppin' by!

You should put Mists of Avalon at the top of your TBR pile. It's fantastic!

Reading Rachel said...

Hello from the hop!

Please stop by anytime! 1001 Books

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Badass Bookie said...

Hi there! *waves* stopping over via hop! Lovely blog you got here! Sure to stop over some other time too ;)

Take Care,
Lisa (Badass Bookie)xx
http://badassbookie.blogspot.com/

VampAngel said...

Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

I'm a follower.

I'll be hanging around awhile.

By the way, I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Mists of Avalon is one of my favorite books. It's a must read. let me know what you think when you are done, ok?

VampAngel
VampAngel's Dilemma: To Read or Not To Read It? That is The Question

loves2read said...

I found you on the hop and became a follower. I have always wanted to read the Mists of Avalon. I can't wait to read what you think of it. I am having a Radiant Shadows giveaway over at my blog. Stop by if you can.
http://2readornot2read-loves2read.blogspot.com

Morgan said...

I've never read A Great And Terrible Beauty but I've heard wonderful things about it.

Kelsey said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog! I am a new follower!!

Beverly said...

Just hopping by the hop and the follow! Stop by The Wormhole and see what I have been reading! Have a great weekend and Happy reading!

amandawk said...

Stopping by from the hop. I love Tracy Chevalier and A Great and Terrible Beauty.
talesandtreats.blogspot.com

Jeremy West said...

Hey! Just stopping by on the blog hop! Hop on by my blog and return the follow! www.novelthoughtsblog.com Thanks!

pussreboots said...

I never know how to answer that question either. You'll notice that I didn't on my blog hop. Happy Friday. Pussreboots.

bibliophiliac said...

Hopped, stopped, and followed! I look forward to reading your posts.

leeswammes said...

Hopping over.... One day looks interesting, it's the same writer as Starter for Ten, I think? I loved that book, will look out for this one.

Find me at http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Hahaha I also wondered what Amazon would do without the insane number of books I normally order coming in :)

Thanks for joining the Book Ban!

Susan said...

Just found you through the Hop. I love, love, love HP. So glad you're enjoying the books!

Or So I Read said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours too! I’m adding it to my Google Reader right now.

Great to meet you!

:) Melissa