Friday, August 13, 2010

All Hopped Up on Goofballs

It's Friday ... again ... and that means that Jennifer over at Crazy for Books is hosting her weekly all-night kegger, known as the Book Blogger Hop.  It's a great place to see and be seen (write and be read?) and to mingle with the untouchable glitterati of the book blogging world.  All kidding aside, I have found many a worthy blog through Jennifer's weekly good offices and I humbly advise you, good sir or madam, to partake of the festivities while the wekend is young.  If and when you discover new talent (and there is no doubt that you will), be sure to leave a comment.

Now, if you are joining us from the Hop, please make yourself at home.  I'll take your coat, thank you.  Have a seat in this chair next to the fire and feel free to put your feet up on my mastiff--she won't mind, I assure you.  I would offer you a cup of cocoa, but we are fresh out.  Perhaps a nip of brandy?  Or, perhaps you are interested in our take on the literary giants of yesterday and today.  Feel free to peruse our listings at your leisure, and leave a comment here and there, for we dearly appreciate the input of our readers.

Jennifer's question this week is how many books you have on your TBR bookshelf.  I will admit that my TBR listing is a fluid one.  There are generally three or four books that I mean to get to, but they may get surreptitiously bumped if I come across a good review from among my many esteemed colleagues (which seems to happen very often).  How about yours?  Do you have a long list of must reads that you must read in order?  Or do you go with the flow and pick up whatever happens to fall from the higher shelves onto your head in your local used book store?

Please let us know.  And then have a great weekend. 


  1. Stopping by via the Hop! And a current follower....

  2. Uh I own about 190 books that I haven't read. What can I say? I'm a collector. But not in that creepy, Fowles way.

  3. My TBR list is similar to yours. I have a few in mind that people have recommended but I'm constantly knocking books off the list if something interesting comes along.

  4. Hi Bev, thanks for stopping by once again! I hope we keep you interested.

    Jane, I can only imagine what that stack looks like--Shakespeare, Browning, Sartre, Oscar Wilde, Cervantes--do you have any favorites? I collect a bit myself, but I'm sure you've compiled a much more impressive list than I ...

    Red, I think that's the only way to keep up with the great stories that keep coming out, while catching up with the classics from time to time.

  5. Well, you've made me feel very welcome, I couldn't help but follow! :) I've got a tbr 'shelf' of nine books, and I also like having a certain amount of spontanaiety (sp? one of those words I can't really spell :P) when it comes to which book I'll read next. I love what you have going on here!

    If you're interested, feel free to visit my blog. I'd really appreciate it. :)

    Have a great day!

    Elle (Media Molly)

  6. Just hopping by to say, hi.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  7. Hopping by to see what's new. I'm already a follower.

    Happy Friday!

  8. Hopping by for the first time and became a follower. Cheers.

  9. By the way, I'll have a cosmo!

  10. @Elle, thanks for the comment. I've signed on to Media Milly as a follower.

    @Kelly, thanks for stopping by. I'm a new follower at Book End Diaries.

    @Janna, thanks for coming back. I read your reviews of The Ask (which I recently read) and The Corrections (which is next on my list), and realized that I need to check out your blog on a regular basis.

    @Trina, welcome! I will have my man fix you a Cosmo directly.

  11. Stopping by through the hop although I'm already a follower - and to let you know I've given you an award; stop by my blog to see. :)