Friday, March 26, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: Say Hello!

I just had to jump into the Hop.

I'm Old but I feel New. I started blogging (almost) two years ago. I have 75 (amazing!) followers. So, Old.

But I consistently blog just once a week. And I fumble around every time I add a picture or post a link. So, New.

What I am most interested in:  I want to connect with other book bloggers who read more than I do or read more widely than I do. I want to learn from you. I know you are modest, but I also know you are out there.

What do I like to read? The good stories. Fiction. Nonfiction. Travel stories. Children's picture books. A little fantasy. A little sci fi. A mystery now and then.

I like character more than action. I like something that surprises me, but I'm not interested in being shocked just to be shocked. Beautiful words. Happy stories. Redemption. Vision. Meaning.

Please say hello here. I will also seek you out. I will add you to my Reader and/or Follow you.

Follow me here, too. Befriend me at Goodreads. Follow me at Twitter. Befriend me at Facebook

What if you don't think you are this kind of reader?  Say hello anyway. I love to know someone is out there.

34 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm a new follower that found you through the Book Blogger Hop.

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  2. Hi! Found you on the blog hop. I am considered old but still feel very new too. Well, it's fun!

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  3. Hi!! I'm stopping by from the book blogger hop!! I like that you like to read 'happy' stories!! So do I!

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  4. Hi...new follower via hop. I can be found here

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  5. I'm a new follower who just found you through Book Blogger Hop, too. I'm new to blogging but very old to reading and reviewing books!

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  6. We know each other from BGL and already follow each other, so I just stopped by to say hi. My favorite kind of reading has to do more with characters and place than with plot, and I do so like it when the writing is really good. I like fiction, memoirs, travel, sometimes biographies. I put several suggestions on your reading for France, and those are good examples of the kinds of books I like to read -- stories about France, food.... Lately I've read several books about artists, and am getting absorbed that that. Books liks Luncheon of the Boating Party, The Yellow House (about Van Gogh), I am Madame X.

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  7. Hi there,
    I hopped on over from the Book Blogger Hop!
    I too am a fan of character over action AND I'm a huge Peter Paul and Mary fan.

    I am now a follower.

    Take care,
    Michelle

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  8. +JMJ+

    Hi! =) I also found you through the Blog Hop. I've bookmarked your site and will definitely be back.

    I agree that the most interesting thing about book blogging is getting to connect with other readers--and I also prefer those who read widely and who can surprise me with the new books they feature. =)

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  9. I don't have followers but I do have subscribers. I found you through the book blog hop.

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  10. Hi I found your blog via the hop-I am now a follower and look forward to reading your posts

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  11. Hi there-I found you in the blog hop. :) I love your "voice" and I agree with you that I don't like to be shocked for the sake of shocking. I like to find gems of insight that mull around in my head long after I've read the book.

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  12. thanks for posting about the blog hop. i am hoping to get more traffic as i am very new. i enjoy reading your blog.

    http://bookbantering.blogspot.com

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  13. I have just found you through this meme, don't you just love the new graphic? And I'm very happy to be your new follower!

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  14. Wanted to stop by and say hello-Hello!
    Is that not a great way to meet new bloggers? I love it.
    I'm glad you found me at the Hop! I look foward to checking out your other reviews. You have become a cherry on top of my sundae.
    For an explanation to this crazy response, see
    BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY at the top of my blog.

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  15. Hey Thanks for stopping by my blog and following I am now a new follower of yours.

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  16. Thanks for visiting Rose City Reader and signing up as a follower. I did the same for your blog.

    I tend to like story over ideas in my books. Not necessarily big adventures, or shocks just for shock's sake, but I like things to happen. And I think that meaningful literature can also have a plot.

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  17. Hello-- Thanks for following Mrs. BG and I'm following your blog as well. Always great to meet another library lover. I read all kinds of books. Love books with well written memorable characters but I also love my action thrillers. I'm a bit of a tomboy.

    Lesa

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  18. Hello there, I'm glad I found your blog as I feel the same as you. I'm rather newish to the scene (less than three months) and I feel like I'm fumbling around, at least technologically wise. I feel silly because I can't change date fonts as yet, but I'm learning.

    I read anything I can get my hands on and whatever I'm in the mood for.

    Have a great reading week!

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  19. I forget to mention I'm your newest follower!!!

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  20. I am astonished. Pretty sure I've never had so many comments and now I've seventeen new followers. Amazing.

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  21. Saying Hi from the blog hop!!! I love finding new followers!!! Thanks for stopping in at Scraps of Life!

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  22. New follower from Blog Hop. Can;t wait

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  23. New follower from the Blog Hop!

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you.

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  25. Hello! I just found your blog on the blog hop. It is wonderful! If you are going to France (I saw from an earlier post) and enjoy historical fiction--I am a historical fiction author so am a bit biased-- try Sandra Gulland's marvelous 'Josephine B' trilogy. They are fantastic!

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  26. I enjoy your blog...it is in my reader! I've been blogging for a few years now but my blog is very simple and I only have the chance to post a few times a week at most! The blogging community is wonderful and big enough for all of us!

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  27. Hi there! Stopping over from your hop to my site through the Book Blogger Hop. Glad to make your acquaintance! I can not be counted among your site followers....and I love your blog header there by the way. Gotta love a good librarian pic. The books reviewed on my site are as wide ranging as my taste (pretty much whatever catches my eye) so feel free to stop by anytime...as I will here. ^_^ Happy reading!

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  28. Hey!

    You have an awesome site that I am now following ... loving this blog hop (",).

    Have a great day!

    http://paranormal-obsession.blogspot.com/

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  29. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a great week! I've started following you on Twitter & Goodreads!

    ~Angela

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  30. I'm already following, but just "hopping" by to say have a great weekend!
    ~Angela

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  31. Hello! Thanks for visiting me and now I visit you! I still feel new at 8 months old. I see newer bloggers with widgets I haven't tried yet!
    I read varied genres - about 3 books a week.
    Have a great week!

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  32. I have you in my rss reader, and I just friened you on goodbooks. I don't use following, so don't take that personally. I'm not sure if I read more than you, but I enjoy your blog!

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Comments, comments, comments! How I love comments! (And followers, too, if you want to make me even happier!)