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:

~Jennifer~ said...

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

Maxine said...

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

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

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

Mash1195 said...

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

Lana Griffin said...

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!

Dvora said...

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.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

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

Enbrethiliel said...

+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. =)

pussreboots said...

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

mel u said...

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

Christy said...

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.

malissa32 said...

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

E.J. Stevens said...

Just *hopping* by! ;)
xx,
E.J.

Morgan said...

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!

Lisa R said...

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.

detweilermom said...

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

Rose City Reader said...

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.

Cozy Book Nook said...

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

Stephanie said...

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!

Stephanie said...

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

readerbuzz said...

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

Susieqtpies said...

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

Zoe Right said...

New follower from Blog Hop. Can;t wait

Zoe Right said...

New follower from the Blog Hop!

Missie said...

hop in

Teresa said...

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

Priya Parmar said...

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!

Kathleen said...

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!

GMR said...

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!

Bella said...

Hey!

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

Have a great day!

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

My Book Barn said...

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

~Angela

My Book Barn said...

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

MarthaE said...

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!

beth said...

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!