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2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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74 / 104 books. 71% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

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50 / 52 books. 96% done!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

My Exciting Summer (Online, Anyway)

So, according to my 11-year-old son (who has done nothing but eat, read, swim, watch t.v. and play video games), this is "the most boring summer ever." My 8-year-old is going to Boredom Busters, a great day camp at a nearby school, but my 5-year-old wasn't old enough to attend and my aforementioned 11-year-old declared, "Do NOT sign me up for that." The two oldest will be attending a neighborhood nature camp in a couple of weeks. Other than that, we got nothing. The most exciting thing that's happened so far is the nasty flu bug that seems to have taken up residence in our house. Throw up galore. Thrilling, I tell you.

Personally, I think excitement is overrated. I'm all about boring - as my kids will readily attest. I prefer to lay around, relax, read, swim and forget about any and all responsibility. Except for the vomit cleaning (a responsibility which always seems to fall in my lap - sometimes literally), I've been pretty successful.

Even though things have been a bit dull around my house, lots of fun stuff is going on in the blogging world. Three things that I'm pretty stoked about are:

The Book Blogger Hop

This weekly event is just so much fun. I love finding new book blogs. New ones are being created every day, and I don't want to miss out. Click on over to Crazy For Books to join in the fun.


I've never participated in Bloggiesta, but BBB could sure use some sprucing up. These are the tasks I plan to complete this weekend:

- Update blog roll - 90 minutes and counting
- Link up reviews for "Baby Steps Authors," "LDS Authors," "Arizona Authors," etc. - 40 mins.
- Update review schedule
- Create BBB Facebook page and add link
- Add new review books to Google spreadsheet - 5 mins.
- Update "My Kids Recommend" section
- Create a BBAW post with links to best posts

I think that's it for now. I've actually got a lot I need to accomplish this weekend, so I don't want to get too carried away.

If you're interested in joining the Bloggiesta, find all the info on Natasha's blog.

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

You probably know all about BBAW, the weeklong celebration of book blogging. There are daily blogging topics, an interview swap, awards and lots, lots more. Last year, I was absolutely thrilled to have BBB nominated in the category of Best Written Blog. This year, the awards/voting component has changed. I'm not thrilled about the self-nominating thing, but I'm going to bite the bullet and do it anyway. A post will be forthcoming. Check out all the details about this fun annual event here.

Told ya there was lots going on. Sounds fun, huh? I think I'll get started on my blog improvement for Bloggiesta. Or maybe I'll go back to my siesta, since it is summer and all ...


  1. Hi I found your blog via the hop-I really like your design and am now a follower -I also signed up as a twitter follower-

    Mel u

  2. Great blog! Thanks for visiting me through the hop. I'm now a follower. I grew up in Arizona and I'm LDS, so we have a lot in common.

  3. Ooh, vomit does sound exciting! I'll agree I like the laid back summer feeling. Looking forward to seeing what niche you pick for BBAW.

  4. Thanks for stopping by! I like your blog as well. Have a great weekend!

  5. Susan! so sweet of you to hop on by my blog! Lovin yours :D I too am LDS and am simply ecstatic when I meet fellow church members here in the community!!! (Yes allison that means I'll be stocking you too) :D I'm following your blog and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be back often! :D

  6. I SO need to make my book blog a little more of a priority!!!

  7. Following you back! I am doing Book Blogger Appreciation Week too! Good Luck!

  8. Hopping on by and became a follower. Love your blog! I am also trying to read all the Printz award books. It is my favorite of all the awards. Hope you can check out my blog this weekend.

  9. Thanks so much for stopping by! Your blog seems to be very prolific and versatile--something for everyone. Obviously this means I'm excited to read more from you.


  10. Thanks so much for stopping by! Your blog seems to be very prolific and versatile--something for everyone. Obviously this means I'm excited to read more from you.


  11. Thank you for hopping by on the hop! I love your blog!

  12. Hi! I found your blog via the hop. I am starting a book club at Would lvoe to have you join us if you can. Have a great Sunday!

  13. I'm glad you're going to bite the bullet and register for BBAW...think of it as registering and not so much self-nominating and it feels better. ;)

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your site! :)

  15. I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog -


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