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12 / 30 books. 40% done!

2024 Literary Escapes Challenge

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28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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23 / 50 books. 46% done!

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23 / 50 books. 46% done!

Booklist Queen's 2024 Reading Challenge

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48 / 50 books. 96% done!

2024 52 Club Reading Challenge

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40 / 52 books. 77% done!

2024 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

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27 / 40 books. 68% done!

2024 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

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10 / 25 books. 40% done!

2024 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

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12 / 26.2 miles. 46% done!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

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26 / 100 books. 26% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

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64 / 104 books. 62% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

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43 / 52 books. 83% done!

Disney Animated Movies Reading Challenge

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69 / 165 books. 42% done!
Friday, October 01, 2010


Okay, I'm going to be totally honest with you, even if it makes me look like a terrible mother: These days (with three of my four kids in school all day) I actually look forward to weekdays more than the weekends. Horrible, right? I'm going to go ahead and blame it on my health issues (since it's just so dang convenient) and the resulting exhaustion, but the nice, all-day quiet is awfully appealing these days. Still, I'm looking forward to this weekend, which promises to be both fun-filled and uplifting. If you're LDS, you know that General Conference starts tomorrow (that's the uplifting part) - it always gives me a much-needed boost, even if my restless children make it a tad difficult to concentrate on what the speakers are sayng. Conference weekend also means lots of family together time. We're going to be decorating for Halloween, celebrating a cousin's birthday, eating homemade grilled pizza and lots more.

As if that wasn't enough, it's also time for my two favorite weekly bloggy activities:
This week's question from our hostess, Jen, over at Crazy for Books, is about using social network sites to promote our book blogs. Even though I don't think I really "get" Twitter, I do use it for occasional giveaway announcements and such. As for Facebook, I just recently set up a fan page. You can use the link on the left sidebar to become a fan. All in all, though, I think the resource that has most help me advertise my blog is the Book Hop and Follow Friday, as well as visiting and commenting on all the blogs on my feed reader (there are hundreds). I really love finding new book blogs and keeping tabs on all my favorites.

Your turn - head on over to Crazy for Books and get Hoppin'!

I've only been doing Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee, for a couple of weeks, but I'm really enjoying it. Click on over there to join in the fun!

If you're here because of either of these events, leave me a comment and let me know. Welcome, everybody - enjoy your stay :)


  1. Beautiful blog! Thanks for hopping by Too Many Books, Too Little Time!

  2. Hi,
    I'm stopping by your blog on the Blog Hop and for Follow Friday. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and get lots of reading done. :)

  3. I have not tried using Facebook to promote the blog, I might have to give it a try since so many people seem to use it for that purpose.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Stopping by from the hop! Do you find that Twitter helps you get followers? I've never used my Twitter account to promote my blog before, but I've heard some good things about it so I'm thinking I should start.

  5. Have a great conference weekend! I'm looking forward to it also. :)

  6. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog design and button. I would love to create a button one day for my blog!

    Great reviews - I will definitely be back :)

  7. I like your blog! Stopping by from Book Blogger Hop! Come see me some time

  8. Hi Susan! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your little one is soooo cute! Love the hair :-)

  9. Oh gosh I am so with you on the whole not "getting" Twitter thing! I just don't understand it at all. But I'm working on it! Hope you have a really great weekend!

  10. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  11. See, I do tweet things, but I'm honestly not sure how helpful it is... or how often I should tweet things like giveaways... like... once a day? once a week? once EVER?!

    I am so out of the loop on that... and I've yet to succumb to the Facebook page... I am fighting it tooth and nail... but that's only because I can barely stand using my personal one, lol! Curse social networking!!!

    Check out my Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway HERE!!

  12. Your blog is Cute x 10!

    Glad I found it through the hop!

  13. .....just hopping by...hope you are having fun in the hop...cute site

    Stop by my blog if you like to see how I get the word out:


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