Book Blogger HopWelcome to Friday! I haven’t managed to do a lot of reading this week 🙁 I am enjoying The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig though.

Down to business: The Hop! This is hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books. All rules and the sign up can be found there 🙂 This week’s question is:

Who is your all time favourite villain?

To be honest, I don’t read a lot of thriller/murders/mysteries so this is a tough question. I would probably have to pick someone like Heathcliff – because he is angry, makes life hard for Cathy but because I feel sorry for him too – having been treated badly by Catherine and her brother and with a questionable family history. Some view him as the hero of Wuthering Heights; I don’t, to me he is the villain but he made the book entertaining.

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It is that time of the week again, and I’m excited as I started this day by finishing a book: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. I didn’t think it was her best book but I did enjoy it, and read 100 pages in one sitting. For various reasons – namely the fact my husband and I are re-watching West Wing my reading has been slow to get get started this year, but I have finished two books this week so I’m a happy girl! Anyway, down to business…

Book Blogger HopThe Book Blogger Hop is hosted over at Crazy-For-Books, go check it out – read the rules and join in! This week the question is:

“What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?”

I think I’m most looking forward to The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. This is Ash’s story, and it has to be said, I love this series and cannot wait for this to be released!

Follow Friday is hosted over at Parajunkie. The featured blog this week is:

http://missiontoread.blogspot.com

Pop over and check it out! The question asked at Follow Friday is:

What was your favourite subject at school?

Mine was history! I just loved it – so much I now have two history degrees 🙂 I don’t do anything with it now, I work in the church office, but I love the subject and love reading historical novels.

Please leave a comment if you pop by, and feel free to become a follower! Have a great day and weekend 🙂

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It is time for Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkie! Here are the simple rules:

  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers – http://www.loganeturner.com/
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
This week’s question:
Who do you cheer for?
I’m in the UK and love football (soccer) and I support Portsmouth FC – in fact my parents are letting me use their tickets to go see a match tomorrow! Woop! My husband follows the NFL and is a Chicago Bears fan, so I keep an eye on them too.
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

Kristan Higgins: My One and Only (review book from NetGalley)

Synopsis:

Just when she thought she had life and love all figured out…

Divorce attorney Harper James can’t catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister’s destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she’s being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.

Harper can’t help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick’s eyes, Harper’s always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.

Page 235

“And that was that. Goodbye, Harold, goodbye sweet, brief pretense that Nick and I were – or ever had been – happily married, goodbye whispered truths in the moonlight.”

I’m only on page 8 of this book, can’t wait to see what happens!

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Book Blogger HopIt’s Friday, and time for the Hop! To join in and read the rules hop over to Crazy For Books! This week’s question is:

“What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?”

Probably the plot. That, and usually the cover are what draw me to a book. I can often read put up with annoying characters if the plot is good and I have a desire to find out what happens.

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee. Head over there to find out more! The guest blog this week is Rabid Reads – don’t forget to check the site out! This week’s question is:

What did you study in college, or are currently studying and did it lead to your current 9 to 5 or are you doing something totally different?

I studied history at university, thinking I would go into museum work. However, part way through the course I fell out of love with history – except now for novels and TV dramas! I finished my degree with a 2:1 but am currently serving my church for a year, mainly doing admin for our communications department. Oddly, I actually really enjoy it, and this is such a worthwhile year 🙂

Thanks for dropping by! Do look round and leave some comments. Let me know who you are and where I can visit you!

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Book Blogger HopIt that time again! I haven’t been able to join in for a while because Friday used to be a work day, but as it is now my day off, I’m back! Go over to crazy-for-books.com to read the rules and how to join in! This week’s question is:

“If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?”

Yes! I don’t want to miss out on any of the action and the chance to get to know the characters. Even the Discworld series I began at the beginning, although not every character is in every book. I don’t want to miss out on anything!

Do leave a comment if you have dropped by, and I hope you like my site and reviews 🙂

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My answers!

1. What are you currently reading?

I can never read one book at a time, I have a book for every mood! I’m reading The Power of Prayer and Fasting by Mahesh Chavda, Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter, Prayer by Philip Yancey and The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis.

2. What did you recently finish reading?

The two books I have recently finished are Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels and Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. I enjoyed them both a lot. Very different, but very good.

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Probably the next Pratchett book Making Money, although I have a lot of books to choose from so that decision may change

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Follow Friday is hosted by parajunkie.com

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers – betweenthecoversblog.net
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If your new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

What is your reading suggestion this week?

There are two books I would suggest:

About A Boy by Nick Hornby – very good novel

Baptised by Fire by Jack Hywel-Davies – a great Christian biography of Smith Wigglesworth.

Please leave a comment if you are dropping by!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? This is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey 🙂

Books Read

  • Baptised by Fire by Jack Hywel-Davies
  • It Started With a Dare by Lindsay Faith Rech
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  • GodStories by Andrew Wilson
  • A Room With a View by E. M. Forster

Currently Reading

Theology Books

  • The Life by J. John
  • The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting by Mahesh Chavda
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney

Fiction Books

  • Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
  • Practically Perfect by Katie Fford

What are you reading this week?

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This weekly meme is hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney.

Well I have started my new job! I work for the church I attend: Church of Christ the King, Brighton. It is six days a week, so I haven’t managed much blogging this week – only one review, and only one book finished. That hasn’t stopped me starting other books however!

Now, down to business:

Books Read:

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Reviews:

Currently Reading:

  • Rooms by James L. Rubert
  • GodStories by Andrew Wilson – theology
  • Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce – library book
  • The Life by J. John – theology
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer – audiobook, theology
  • Spiritual Disciples for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney – theology
  • Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett – audiobook
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks – library book

This Week:

Monday and Wednesday morning are my times off, so I will try and do loads of reading! Hopefully I will get some reviews written too. I just want to get some books finished this week – that is my aim! Do leave a comment so I can visit you!

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