Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm out of witty Hop titles

Today's Friday, which here in the book blogging community tends to mean it's time for the Book Blog Hop - hosted by Crazy-for-Books. So if you're hear from the hop leave a comment. I'm getting much better about visiting as many blogs as I can.
Book Blogger Hop
This weeks hop question is
 Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what are your favorite reading tunes?
I am not big on listening to music when reading. I usually pride myself on being a multitasker but music and reading don't see to go well for me. I can only focus on one at a time. Sometimes I'll listen to a little classical music of a French artist but I can't have lyrics I understand playing while I'm reading

As some of you know, I've been on a self imposed book buying ban. While I was rereading Harry Potter and looking forward to birthday books it wasn't so hard to pass up trips to Barnes and Noble in favor of just buckling down and reading what I own, but I found my will tested this week.
Yesterday was my Best Friends birthday, and I was early for our lunch, which was in the same plaza as Barnes and Noble. I thought there would be no harm in just walking around. I mean I look at books on Amazon all the time and seem to be able to resisting buying them. I was wrong. I walked out with the latest Phillipa Gregory book - The Red Queen and started it yesterday.
I bought it with a gift card, and hopefully it will inspire me to finish the Weir books I have scattered around my room, as well as the other random historical fiction I have in my room. 

Happy Hopping

15 comments:

Red said...

Already a follower but wanted to say I like your running list of books read so far in 2010. May have to borrow that idea :)

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I have heard great things about Phillipa Gregory and have her first book requested at the library. And it's physically impossible for me to walk into BN without buying something!

Melody said...

Hi, visiting from the hop--have a great weekend!

Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

Just hopping by to say, hi.
Kelly Bookend Diaries
http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

Kelsey said...

Well if you had to break your book buying ban then that is the book to do it on...I am so jealous..:) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

Suko said...

Happy hopping! I've hopped over before. You have a great blog!

bibliophiliac said...

I'm already a follower of your brilliant blog, so this is just a social visit on the hop...

Hott Books - Gina said...

Just hopped by to check you out.
I'm not into reading with background noise either. Though I generally read while hubby is watching tv or the kids are practicing sports...
Enjoy your weekend!
Gina ~ Hott Books

Kritter said...

Found you on the hop - I am a new follower!

pussreboots said...

Happy Friday. Come see how I listen to music when I read.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Stop by my blog, you've got an award waiting for you!! :)

readerbuzz said...

I love quiet when I read. Beautiful quiet. Every now and then a little French music is lovely, too.

I am now a follower. I hope you will stop by my blog. www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I've also been on a self-imposed book buying ban and also caved this week...bought one day by david nicholls. but the fact that i limited myself to just one is quite a feat for me!

John Smith said...

Hi,

I found you through the Book Blogger Hop. I took a look around and thought that your blog is great! So I decided to follow you. Anyway, check out my blog as well: http://johnsmithbooks.blogspot.com/

You could follow me too if you like it.

Warmest regards,
John Smith (pen name)

nymfaux said...

Hi! I'm a new follower--just stopping by from the hop! As music goes--I used to have music playing all the time, but now I prefer quiet.

Looks like a fun blog!!! Hope you're having a great weekend!!!

nymfaux
http://nymfaux.blogspot.com/