Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Book Blogger Hop and Weekend Wrap-up

Well it's finally here! Today is Friday! And you know what that means...

Book Blogger Hop

For the second week in a row, I entered my name in the list on crazy-for-books.com. If you have your own book blog and have not yet done so, I highly recommend doing it. It's a great way to get people to come visit your blog and gain some followers!

Each week, there's a question that has to be answered. This week's question is...

Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year?

Ok...this one takes some careful consideration. I've read tons of new authors in this year so far. But...I'd have to say I have to go with Deb Caletti. I read her book, The Nature of Jade and absolutely fell in love with her and her work. That book got a rave review from me and you can check it out here.

So! That's that for the Hop. If you are coming from the Hop, do these two things for me!

1) Comment below and lemme know that you found me on the Hop.
2) Follow, follow, follow!

So. If you're already a follower, you probably know that this a new kind of post I like to do on Fridays (this is my second time doing the post) called the Weekend Wrap-up. The first time I tried this, the two posts ended up being separate. Then someone pointed out to me that by condensing them into one post, the brand new readers from the Hop can see kinda what I do around here. So that's what I'm gonna try this week!

This week has been a rather calm week in the world of FMNS. I did two reviews this week. And here they are...

I reviewed the book To Be Mona by Kelly Easton. I had high expectations for this book, but unfortunately....the novel didn't live up to them. The story had a great set-up and fabulous potential...but it missed the mark a little. My review was not too great, and the book recieved the grade "D".

You can read that review here if you'd like.

Also reviewed this week was the book A Kiss In Time by Alex Flinn. This one also looked fabulous--funny, entertaining, witty, and creative. And it certainly was all of these things! But in terms of characters development and the overall spark of the book...it just didn't beg to be read. That was a tough review to write, but it recieved the grade "C".

Check that out using this link.

I am currently reading a book called Candy by Kevin Brooks. When I started the book, I thought it was totally weird, and I was worried I'd have to read yet another book that disappointed me. But suddenly it picked right up! And now it's this extra intense book that I can't put down! I'm about 20 pages from the end and it's just...so good!

Well, there's my week! Now...for the part I just love. One of the parts (my favorite part) of the Weekend Wrap-up post is to feature a new book blog I discovered during the week and loved.

This week, I found a blog that's about a month old. Her blog has a cute background and plenty of promising posts. Looking around the site, this blog has potential and I can't wait to see what she does in the future. So far, in the course of about a month, she's gathered about 30 followers (which I'd say is pretty good!). I'd like you guys to go ahead and check out...

You can find her on the web at emiliebookworld.blogspot.com. I invite you to check her out and follow her to keep updated on all the new things she's cranking out. Plus, she's reading Shiver, which is like at the top of my TBR list, sooo... :)  Hahaa, well, Emilie, good luck in the blogosphere! Keep up the great work, girl!

Well, that's a wrap! There's our week here at From My Nightstand. For all you new folks, we hope you can keep on coming back. And if you are a new blogger with your blog less than a month old, send me an email at frommynightstand@gmail.com. I'll check out your blog and hopefully you'll be featured in the next few weeks! Thanks for reading, guys. Adios!



Hi Meg! Nice post. I also do a summary of what happened during the week, in my Blog Hop post, so people can easily see what sort of things there are on my blog.


Library Gal

Hey there. Stopping by via the hop. I love how you featured a "new blog" I'll be checking it out. New follower


Thanks for featuring my blog!! Your's looks great too.


Hi, stopping by through the hop and now following! I totally agree about A Kiss In Time - while the concept sounded great it really didn't click for me and I put it down partway through and haven't bothered to pick it up since.


Thanks to all the new followers! :)

danya- Exactly. It's entertaining, it's "cute". There's just...nothing special. It doesn't "click", like you said.


New follower. Hopping through to wish you a wonderful weekend!

Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

Megan Hoover-Swicegood

Deb Caletti is great - I started reading her this year too.

Happy Hop Day!
Megan @ Read It, See It

Lover of Romance

Just found your blog through the hop!!! I love the layout and background!!! Way adorable!!!

Feel free to come over and visit me Here

Happy Reading!


Thanks for stopping by and commenting, guys :)


Hello, I love your blog! I am a new follower. I love Emilee's blog, I think we started at about the same time, my blog is four weeks old. Have a great weekend!

Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com


Danielle - I LOVE your blog! Congrats on starting it. Go new bloggers! I'm new too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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