This is our first time participating in Book Chic Club's Fragment Friday meme which involves sharing an excerpt of the book you are currently reading (or a favorite book) with your followers. My 'fragment' is from Margaret Mahy's The Tricksters. Earlier this year, I fell in love with Margaret Mahy's The Changeover (my review), and when I noticed that Kristin Cashore's blog title ("This is My Secret") was inspired by Margaret Mahy's The Tricksters, I couldn't wait to read it.
I'd hoped to record this fragment outside in our backyard, but the birds noisily chirped about what a foolish idea that had been the second I set foot outside. So instead, I brought a little bit of the outside inside, and since the sound seems to be terrible on my webcam, I recorded this on my regular camera (which is just as well, since I am camera shy when it comes to posting photos or videos on the blog anyway). If we participate in this meme again next week, I promise to choose a shorter passage to read since I may have bored you all to tears with this longish excerpt. *Sorry!* If you would like to participate in Fragment Friday, please head over to Book Chic Club to share your fragment. :-)
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, and it is a terrific way to connect with other book bloggers and readers. You can join the Hop by clicking on the image above. This week's question is:1. How many blogs do you follow?
I haven't checked the exact number recently, but I follow between two and three hundred. Do I check each one daily? Sadly, no. But I wish there were more hours in the day to devote to catching up on my Google Reader because I love checking in with all the fun blogs! I am thankful for memes like the Book Blogger Hop, Teaser Tuesdays, and Waiting on Wednesday that remind me to stop by and see what everyone has been up to lately. :)
This is our first time participating in Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View. If you'd like to participate, please stop by her site and share your blog link.
If you found The Eager Readers through one of these memes today, hello and welcome! *waves* :-) Thank you for stopping by and be sure to enter our Richelle Mead & Stupid Shiny Designs contests while you are here!
Happy Reading! :-)