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11 / 30 books. 37% done!

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23 / 51 states. 45% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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16 / 50 books. 32% done!

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43 / 50 books. 86% done!

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38 / 52 books. 73% done!

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25 / 40 books. 63% done!

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9 / 25 books. 36% done!

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6 / 26.2 miles (second lap). 23% done!

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22 / 100 books. 22% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

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58 / 104 books. 56% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

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42 / 52 books. 81% done!

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60 / 165 books. 36% done!
Friday, September 17, 2010

A Hoppin', Followin', Book Bloggin' Kind of Day

Wow, so somehow, it's Friday again. Not sure how that happened. The week has just whizzed by. I spent last night finishing Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel. Although it's filled with warlocks, demons, vampires, etc., it's not really scary - still, it made me a little jumpy last night with the husband out of town. Let me just tell you, this big ole house makes a lot of noise after the kids go to bed and it's dead quiet inside. Anyway, Clockwork Angel didn't hypnotize me quite as much as the books in The Mortal Instruments series (maybe because of the steampunk elements?), but it's still an absorbing, quick-paced thrill ride. I definitely enjoyed it, just not quite as much as Clare's other novels. And really, you should be able to get through it even if you're home alone at night. I'm just a wimp. Anyway, look for that review this week.

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is in full swing, if you haven't noticed (and how could you not?). I was too lazy to get myself signed up for it this year. I'm not wild about the nominations/award setup this time around, but I'm interested to see how it all plays out. Click over the the BBAW blog and check out all the fun!

It being Friday and all means it's time for the Book Blogger Hop. This weekly meme, hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books is tons of fun. It's a great way to get to know other book bloggers as well as drive traffic to your site.

This week's question is not really a question, but we're supposed to talk about our favorite book blogs in honor of BBAW. I could never name favorites. Seriously, I have hundreds of them on my Reader. With the Hop and Follow Friday, I'm constantly adding more. How about if I list my oldest and newest fave? Will that suffice? Okay:

The first book blog I ever visited is A Patchwork of Books, written by the lovely Amanda. She's a voracious reader as well as a wonderful person. I'm glad to have found her all those years ago. She's been both a friend and an inspiration to me ever since.

Although I added a ton of new blogs to my Reader last week, the one that stands out most is Parajunkee's. She blogs mostly about paranormal books and hosts Follow (My Book Blog) Friday. Be sure to check out her fun reviews.

FF works like the Book Hop. This week, ParaJunkee asks, "Are your favorite books YA or do you stick to adult reads?" My answer: both! Why limit myself, you know? I love adult, YA, middle grade, picture books, etc. As long as it's a book, I'll consider reading it!

Okay, now, click on over to ParaJunkee's blog and start checking out all the fabulous book blogs out there in Cyberspace.

Lastly, I'm only 6 entries away from my 700th post! Can you believe that? I'll surely have to celebrate that milestone with a contest of some sort. I'm still hammering out the details, but you'll definitely want to stay tuned for this one.

Have a wonderful weekend, everybody. Happy reading!


  1. Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Here is my blogAnswering Parajunkee’s question: I mostly stick to YA!

  2. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I'm excited to discover yours, as well. Can't wait to come back and read more posts. :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've got Clockwork Angel coming in the mail today - guess what I'll be doing all weekend!

  4. I'm still 17 at heart despite being double that age in real life. I love YA books.

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Inspired Kathy
    I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

  5. thanks for stopping by via the hop
    als thanks for follwoing me, i have followed you back!

  6. Hi! Just hopping through on the book blog hop! I really like your blog and all the books you read. I just visited A Patchwork of Books and also loved it. It's nice to find a book site that also adds in childrens books. I'm always on the lookout for my girls. I'll be following to see what you post next.

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile
    Wicked. Sexy. Books.

  7. Happy Hop!

    I love your header. It always makes me feel so welcome.

    Thank you for stopping by.

  8. Stopping bye :) from FF love the blog

  9. Hi there *waves*,

    Just making my round via hop. I love checking out new blogs and visiting old ones becuase everyone has unique content! This week I'm trying to reach 325 followers and for every follower I get this week they will get one too!!! So hop one over!

    Take Care,
    Badass Bookie (Lisa)xx

  10. I didn't know I was the first blog you ever visited! How cool is that?!

  11. Thanks for hopping by my blog, Susan! I hope you have a wonderful week.....

  12. Hello! I'm going to browse through your blog for a while, it seems interesting. Came from the hop -
    e-Volving Books

  13. Happy HOP! I'm a new follower to your site and excited to come back to read your posts. Hope you have agreat weekend and happy reading :)

    HOP by my blog this week

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad to have found yours. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm going to check out some of your reviews.

  16. I'm doing a bit of late hopping. Better late then never. :)

    I'm looking forward to diving into Clockwork Angel!

    Happy Reading!

    Black Disaster Fairy


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