Friday, August 20, 2010

Fragment Friday + Book Blogger Hop + Follow Friday

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.  :-)
Buy The Tricksters:  The Book Depository | IndieBound Amazon 
Add The Tricksters to your:  Goodreads Shelfari | LibraryThing | Visual Bookshelf

 Book Blogger Hop

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!  :-)


Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

Just hopping by to say, hi.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy Friday! :)

From the Shadows

brandileigh2003 said...

Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Here is my Follow Friday post

Katie said...

Just hopping by and now I'm a follower!! Happy Friday!!!


Brenda said...

I am your newest follower from Follow Friday, have an awesome weekend!

Erika said...

I'm a new follower from the hop. Cool blog! It's awesome that blogging is a family thing for you guys :D

Have a lovely weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

Chrizette said...

I am glad you enjoyed the MOM SONG on my blog :)

Thanks for hopping by - love the photos in your header!

Elizabeth said...

Very nice site.

Lu said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Already a follower :)

Have a great weekend!

Cleverly Inked said...

The Tricksters is a new one for me..Interesting!

heidenkind said...

Welcome to Fragment Friday, Violet!

LMW said...

Stopping by on the Hop! I'm liking that fragment idea! going to have to try it! I will give you a follow! Have a super day!

Emma Michaels said...

Happy belated Follow Friday! Hope you will also stop by my blog! My new meme to help hopeful authors is starting today!

Emma Michaels

iamjenai said...

Hi! I received an award and I am passing it to you!! You can pick up the One Lovely Blog Award at

Have a fun blogging day!!


Candace said...

You read outloud so well! Your voice does so well accentuating the different voices and thoughts. You could read to make audio's for different books and make a living doing it! Seriously, your good! I can only do that well for a short while. This is my first time listening to a fragment Friday, and it was a good experience!

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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