Thursday, July 15, 2010

Posts of Note, Books and the Book Blogger Hop

For this week's Book Blogger Hop the question is: what book are you dying to get your hands on right now!
  • I'm looking forward to Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - who isn't? This trilogy has been awesome and I can't wait to read the last installment!
  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner is a close runner up. I'll have to read The Maze Runner again to be fresh and ready for the sequel when it comes out this fall.
  • I recently read a review on NPR's website about Frans G. Bengsston's The Long Ships. Vikings, escapes, political intrigue... this sounds like an engrossing read.
What books are you guys eager to get your hands on?

In other news, here's some blogs and online discussions I've found the past couple weeks that have caught my eye:
- A blogger's adventures in the stacks at Yale.
- Shelf Awareness' article "Hashtags Could Save Publishing" offers motivation to be active on Twitter.
- Wastepaper Prose sparked a discussion about avoiding negativism when using said hashtags.
- Bibliophiliac also sparked discussion with her post "On Ratings and Reviews."
- The Broke and the Bookish is written by a group of college students. The varitey of reviewers means a variety of genres and opinions and I'm enjoying their blog!

It seems like there have been a lot of great posts recently. I should have kept better track but these are the ones I remember! How has your week been? Read anything good lately?


  1. Just coming by for the hop!!! hope that you are having a good weekend!!

  2. Why thank you for mentioning us! That was really sweet of you! :)

  3. I am hopping in for the blog hop. I'm a new follower, too!

    It seems like everyone is looking forward to Mockingjay. I really need to start reading the series!

    If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I think that the 29 challenge will be fun but difficult. Grr... But too fun!

    Hop hop hop.

    Personal Book Blog
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  5. I'm your newest follower from the blog hop..I'd love for you to stop in and check out my blog
    if you get a change {book and product reviews, giveaways, family stuff and more}.
    Have a wonderful weekend ♥

  6. I'm stopping by from the Book Blog Hop to say hi!

    I'm already a Follower!

    Happy Friday & Happy Reading!

    Have a great weekend!

    Welcome To Larissa's Bookish Life!

  7. thanks for giving me some bloggy love! i WISH i had seen the summer read challenge earlier, dangit!

  8. I'm taking my hop later than usual this Friday. Happy weekend. Pussreboots.

  9. Thank you for visiting me! Agreed, the expectation for Mockingjay is immense, and I can't wait for it either :)