Friday, September 24, 2010

The Friday 56 and The Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books and this is what she has to say about it:

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! 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 to read! 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!!

The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don't have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun! This is a weekly event! And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added! We get over 200 links every week!!

Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.

1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List below
In your link, please state the main genre that you review: eclectic, contemp. fiction, ya, paranormal, mystery, non-fiction, etc.

Please do not list every genre you review - if you are review a variety, please put eclectic! The Hop gets jumbled up if the title is too long, so please limit to one genre. I will be limiting the number of characters in the title to ensure the Hop doesn't look messy! Thank you!

Example: Crazy-for-Books (adult fiction)

NOTE: You no longer have to enter the length of time you've been blogging, but do let us know if this is your first time hopping with us!

2. Post about the Hop on your blog. Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier! In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!). If you have a suggestion for a future HOP question, click here to fill out the form! Thanks!

This week's question comes from Elizabeth who blogs at Silver's Reviews.

When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?

I definitely wait until I've read the whole book. Sometimes the book may start slow and boring but picks up steam and by the end your blown away or it could be a book that starts with a bang but ends up being bad. These scenarios have huge effects on the opinion of the book.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Storytime with Tonya :

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


I can't stop talking about this book - How To Be An American Housewife. If you like Amy Tans books, you'll love this one.  A story about a woman's life growing up in Japan and marrying an American service man and her daughters story of returning to her mothers home town.
So this isn't the 5th sentence, its the 4th sentence . I couldn't just start at the 5th.

How to Be an American Housewife"Get away." She scolded me for letting him get so close. "You don't want to be tainted, do you? You can't get rid of an Eta touch."


Heather said...

I wait too!

New follower here!

Check out my Hop here:
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday and a Giveaway!

Book Loving Mommy said...

I'm a new follower from the hop! Check out my answer here:

MJ said...

Hopping by-great blog! I'm a new follower. The book you picked for Friday 56 sounds really good. I'm a big fan of Amy Tan's work, so this sounds like another good novel along those lines.
If you get a chance, check out my blog too. I just posted a review for Middlesex which I think also resonates the same way as Amy Tan and perhaps also this book.

MJ's Literary Odyssey

Suko said...

Hi, I am doing the Hop as well! You have a terrific blog, so I will keep on visiting! Happy, hoppy weekend Natalie! :)

Pris said...

I am following you from Crazy-For-Books Friday Follow!! Loving your blog so far, looking forward to seeing what you post on your site! You can view my blog and follow me back at:
Thanks! Pris

Elizabeth said...

Just hopping by....

Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week's questions…it was my question that was chosen…pretty neat.

I also have a lot of review you may want to check out.

Happy Hopping, Everyone....hop on over to my blog to see MY answer to MY question. :)

Anne Bennett said...

Here's my 56 sentence:
"For some women, the journey is more important than the end result, and therefore their companions become like family to them."-Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

It was a long week and now a relaxing sunny week-end. Please hop over to my blog and take part in my poll about Banned Books. Thanks.