Jennifer over at Crazy for Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop on Friday’s. I’ve found some great blogs each week that I’ve participated and encourage you to head over there, enter your link and start visiting! While you are here however, take a moment to enter my competition for a copy of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.
BLOGS I’VE VISITED TODAY!
Chick Loves Lit
Along for the Ride
Books by Their Story
ABOUT THE HOP:
In the spirit of the Friday Follow, I thought it would be cool to do a Book Blogger Hop to give us all book bloggers and readers a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on! So, I created this weekly BOOK PARTY where book bloggers and readers can connect to find new blogs to read, 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 that they may not know existed! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start PARTYING!!
The Hop lasts a full week so if you don’t have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun! This is a weekly event!
Maw Books is hosting a Bloggiesta this weekend (June 11-13)! What is a Bloggiesta?
From Maw Books herself:
In short, it’s a blogging marathon. A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two!
So what do I plan to do this weekend? Well… here’s my list (because I do enjoy making lists):
- Write backup posts for a rainy day (includes some memes such as Two-Sided Tuesday for at least one month)
- Put out invitation for guest posts
- Clean-up tags, category lists
- Write up posts on my finished challenges for the year
- Clean up my side bars and add an awards page
- Visit the Blogging Tips group on the Book Blogs Ning and find ways to improve your blog.
- Clean out and organize your feed reader and blog subscriptions.
- Find a blogging buddy (any volunteers? =)
It’ll be a fun weekend!
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
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ELantris took me on a pretty memorable journey. I was introduced to Sanderson through his Mistborn trilogy and, although you’d think I’d get used to the slow build-up in his novels after reading those, I found myself right back in the same boat.
Once again I felt the chills going up and down my arms at the start of the story. You know those chills that signal that you are about to read something really good? Yup, that’s them. While the storyline of Elantris wasn’t as intricate as it was in the Mistborn trilogy (granted, he had three books to work with there), it was still pretty fascinating .. if a bit predictable.
I was confused about the magic system though, I have to say. There really wasn’t all that much about it, compared to the amount of time spent with Selene and the politics of the book and with Hrathan and the religion of the book. But overall I felt the novel was a good, solid story built in a very solid world – a world that was fascinating, strange and wonderful all at once.
If you haven’t read Sanderson, I would recommend reading this book though after reading the Mistborn trilogy. I don’t know that I would have sought him out again after this stand alone novel as I did after reading the trilogy.
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