Friday, 13 May 2011

Good to be back!

Phew, it's good to have Blogger back, what was going on there then? Typically it goes down when I have 2 reviews to write and I'm looking forward to FF & the Blog Hop! Hey ho, just let's hope it's fully fixed now. I lost one post that was only partly saved in Drafts but hoiked it over from Goodreads and all is well again.

No word from Parajunkee or Jennifer yet so I'll add the memes later.
EDIT: It's later, so here's the blog hop:

Book Blogger HopOver at crazy-for-books.com the question is  

Are you going to Book Expo America (BEA) and/or the Book Blogger Convention (BBC) this year?

I'm assuming both are based in the States, I'm not aware of similar in the UK, so no I'm not going to either. To be quite honest while they sound interesting and a great way to meet people my holiday time is limited and I'd rather be somewhere sunny, diving.

And at parajunkee.com  - The Blogger Apocalypse made me a little emotional. What is the most emotional scene in a book that you have read lately?

I don't often cry reading books, so the only example I can think of is a scene towards the end of a book called Richard Wilde by Mary Fitzgerald. I loved the book, and I did have a bit of a blub!

I had a nice little trip to the library earlier and found myself dithering over which books to borrow and how many. I've got a few review copies that need attention first, so no point going overboard. In the end I plumped for Solar by Ian McEwan and Blue Shoes and Happiness from the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I haven't read any of the others and I know now that this is the 7th book, but it's only a little library and they only had 2 of them so it was a random pick. These will be the next books towards ShelleyRae's Borrowed Book Challenge over at Book'd Out (there's a link to the challenge on my sidebar for anyone who wants to find out more)

I'm off now to sort out those reviews, have a great weekend everyone!

12 comments:

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just hopping by, Happy Friday.

Laurie said...

Thanks for hopping over, TC! I'm enjoying your blog and checked your "about" page - I too have been surprised at the wonderful books arriving at my door from authors and publishers: Who knew?
I double-checked and we haven't 'followed' each other yet. Shall we? I'll begin!
L

Shan said...

I would love to go to these conventions but I don't live near there and can't travel to them.
Shan

Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea

Faith Filled Reading, my new Christian book blog

Alison said...

Hopping through. The Blogger Apocalypse was definitely stressful. Hope it doesn't repeat.
My Hop

Elizabeth said...

Hopping by from the blog hop. Wish I had known about these events....my son lives in New York and is a reader. I will have to ask him about them.

Elizabeth

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

NEW FOLLOWer.

Elizabeth

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Loren Chase said...

I definitely need to head to the library soon. My card is full at the moment though... lol. Those sounds like some good choices:) And I wish I could go to BEA too although if I had the choice I'd rather go somewhere cold and snowy than sunny! New Follower;) Happy Friday!

http://lorenchase.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

I am a new follower :)

My FF for this week is here,
http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a nice weekend.

TC said...

Thanks to you all for hopping on by, and Sharon, thanks for the link to Leelou - I hope people like my new look.

Alexia561 said...

Hopping by to say hello! I agree that distance from BEA can be a problem, as I probably wouldn't be able to go if I didn't live within commuting distance to NYC. And agree with wanting to be somewhere sunny!

Have a great weekend!

TC said...

To be honest I don't mind sunny or snowy as long as I can be doing something, diving, skiing, sight-seeing - I'm not big on laying on a beach for a week.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I wish I could go to BEA, but unfortunately school is not out until several weeks later. Maybe I will be able to go next year.

Perhaps you'd like to enter the giveaway this month for the new book Divergent. I'd love to have you stop by my blog. Let me know if you decide to follow; I always follow back.