Friday, January 7, 2011


Hurray for Friday! It's been a very looong week and I am looking forward to a weekend of relaxation!

Friday is full of fun little meme's  and us book bloggers love to participate in them.  

The Book Blogger Hop - Hosted by Crazy For Books  and this is what she says about it:
Book Blogger HopIn 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.

Example:  Crazy-for-Books (eclectic adult fiction) 

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!).  

This week's question comes from Ivan who blogs at Ivan Bookworm:
 "What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"

I think the only book that has changed/influenced me is the Bible! 
I've read some powerful books and it stuck with me for a few days but never influenced or changed me. Interesting question, I'm looking forward to reading other answers. 

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice -  

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

My Friday 56 comes from the book WORDS by Ginny L. Yttrup:
Words   "There's a paragraph printed in tiny letters on one of the scraps of paper: Their names were Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, and I am sorry to say that they were both really horrible people."

More about this book:

Product Description from Amazon:

"I collect words. I keep them in a box in my mind. I'd like to keep them in a real box, something pretty, maybe a shoe box covered with flowered wrapping paper. Whenever I wanted, I'd open the box and pick up the papers, reading and feeling the words all at once. Then I could hide the box. But the words are safer in my mind. There, he can't take them."
Ten-year old Kaylee Wren doesn't speak. Not since her drug-addled mother walked away, leaving her in a remote cabin nestled in the towering redwoods-in the care of a man who is as dangerous as he is evil. With silence her only refuge, Kaylee collects words she might never speak from the only memento her mother left behind: a dictionary. Sierra Dawn is thirty-four, an artist, and alone. She has allowed the shame of her past to silence her present hopes and chooses to bury her pain by trying to control her circumstances. But on the twelfth anniversary of her daughter's death, Sierra's control begins to crumble as the God of her childhood woos her back to Himself. Brought together by Divine design, Kaylee and Sierra will discover together the healing mercy of the Word-Jesus Christ.

Have an awesome Friday! 


Lori said...

Just hopping over on the Book Blog Hop to say Hello, Thank you for visiting my blog, and to check out your answer...I imagine alot of people will say the bible influenced thier not so much. But that is a topic of another discussion...

Have a great weekend.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, that book sounds very intriguing...I've seen it around, and I need to add it to my list.

Thanks for the reminder about The Blogger Hop...since it wasn't around for the holidays, I almost forgot to check on it!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours has gone through a cheerful update - post-holiday.

Teenage Bride said...

Wishing you a lovely weekend Natalie!!!!

Suko said...

I like this combo of memes, and I love the cute picture, Natalie!

Wow! You've changed your blog design.

Anonymous said...

Hopping through!

The Bible is the best book to have change you :)

Howard Sherman said...

This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why –

Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

Howard A. Sherman

fredamans said...

Why do I think something beautiful comes out of something awful?
Great 56!
Thanks for participating! I follow you.

Moonlight Gleam said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
I am returning the follow! :)

Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf

Alison said...

Hopping through. The Bible is definitely a book that never gets old. You learn new things every time you read it.
Happy weekend!
My Hop

Alison said...

New follower too!

pussreboots said...

I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

Beverly said...

Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole. Have a great weekend - happy reading!