Friday, June 04, 2010

Book Blogger Hop Again

Participating in the Book Blog Hop last weekend seems to have brought a few more visitors to my blog. While I'm not not one of the bloggers who is "monetizing" the blog or approaching it as a business, it is nice to know that I'm not just talking to myself here.

The Hop is all about visiting other book bloggers, which I am enjoying doing. In the past week, I've read various posts by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, Mel at The Reading Life, and both Leah and D at Our Year in Books.

I'd like to call attention to Mel's post on 1 June where she says, “ I overcame a life time aversion to reading short stories.” I think that's just too interesting in light of yesterday's post where I clearly stated that I didn't like short stories. So I stayed around to read more about what Mel had to say. I'll admit that I have read some very good short stories, but it's going to take a lot to sway me away from my current passion for long novels or series toward short stories. In the past 10 years or so, I've only read the occasional short story, and those most often in a book of short stories about the same characters—serialized short stories that together tell a coherent story.

The Hop goes on through the week-end and I plan to visit several more readers to see what they have to say.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I have bookmarked your blog and will follow.

    I think you can still get in on the challenge. The latest you can finish is Monday, I believe.

    Have a lovely weekend!