Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Memes! Book Blogger Hop and The Friday 56...

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!

"Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!"

I am so Thankful for my parents, my loving husband and my son, who put up with me day in and day out! I'm also Thankful that I have a great job with a  wonderful boss and caring/loving extended family. 

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.

This comes from the book City of Tranquil Light - it is sooo good.

City of Tranquil Light: A Novel"Katherine looked at my feet. "Hereditary ingrown toenails? That's quite serious, but you are indeed fortunate. I happen to know how to treat such problems. Let me see the toe."

About the book:
Caldwell (The Distant Land of My Father) draws from the biographies of missionaries in northern China during the turbulent first half of the 20th century in this mixed second novel. It traces the story of two young, hopeful Midwesterners--shy, bright Oklahoma farmer Will Kiehn and brave Cleveland deaconess Katherine Friesen--as they journey to the brink of China's civil war in the isolated town of Kuang P'ing Ch'eng: the "City of Tranquil Light." In the unforgiving "land of naught," they live the joys and perils of missionary life, including famine, spiritual rejection, the dramatic 1926 rise of Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang, and the forcible, often violent, exile of fellow missionaries. Throughout the unrelenting hardship, the remarkably stable couple remain in China, bound to their newfound roots and to the ideals of their larger mission. At times this novel seems more about rhetoric than relationships--the couple's unwavering dedication to each other and their mission is unbelievable at times--but Katherine's diary entries are emotionally deft, capturing the romance and anxiety of cultural estrangement.
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Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Dropping by from the Hop! Love your blog - lots of interesting things to see!

Suko said...

Your blog is one of mt favorites, Natalie, because you are always so upbeat and positive. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

New follower! Looking forward to reading your updates :)

Judith Leger said...

Thanksgiving is my holiday. My oldest son's birthday is right at this time so it was understood that this would be my holiday to cook and have everyone over. We usually have the traditional Thanksgiving meal. I cook the dressing that my Mom taught me how to make. I love this time of year. I'm off from work almost the whole week. Love it!!

Also writing as:
Jadette Paige

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Happy Friday! I'm stopping by for the hop and follow Friday. I can't believe the holidays are so close. Were did the year go? I must be getting old. lol
Have a great weekend!
I'm an new follower.
Romance Book Junkies

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Just hopping by, Natalie...I've been super-busy from NaNoWriMo; this morning I reached 45,785 words (out of a 50,000 word goal!).

Have a fabulous weekend!

Here's my hop:

(click my name)

Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following though. Sounds like you are surrounding by love - always something to be grateful for!

shelleyrae @

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