Thursday, July 22, 2010

Book Blogger Hop!

  The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books.  This week's question is:  Tell us about the book you are currently reading.

  Well, in my case it is plural -- I have four books I am currently reading:
  • Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner.  I'm about halfway through; it's ok but not completely thrilling me.  It has a "scandal of the month" flavor to it that is disappointing.  But as Weiner is one of my favorite authors, I am giving her the benefit of the doubt.
  • Unlikely Soldiers by Jonathan F. Vance.  I've just started this one; and the subtitle says it all -- "How Two Canadians Fought the Secret War Against Nazi Occupation".  I think I'll enjoy it and hopefully learn about some heroic men in the process.
  • Outcasts United:  A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John.  I heard about this book on Books on the Nightstand's weekly podcast and I just picked it up at the library.  It's about a young woman in suburban Atlanta who coaches a soccer team made up of refugee children from all over the world.  Another one I think I'll enjoy.
  • Ulysses by James Joyce.  I don't know what to tell you about this book but that the language is wonderful and I also want to throw the book against the wall.  But I will move forward .....


  1. Just hopping by. Wow, I am impressed that you can read 5 books at the same time. I have never heard of Weiner. I have to check her out.

  2. I haven't heard of the first 3 books on your list, but I look forward to hearing your take on them. And I want to want to wish you continued good luck as you make your way through Ulysses. Hopefully eventually I'll be able to take up the challenge. We'll see...

  3. Ulysses scares the crap out of me! I mean, I want to read it but it intimidates me!

    Already a follower! :)

  4. Hi, I'm visiting from the hop!
    Whoa, you've got lots of books on the go. Good luck with Ulysses! I haven't read it, but I've heard horror stories...
    Enjoy your weekend!

    from Une Parole

  5. Just hopped in to say hi. Have a great weekend!

  6. I totally understand re: Ulysses. I went through similar feelings when I was reading it. Happy Friday from California. Pussreboots.

  7. Hi, stopping by via the Hop. Wow, congrats on reading Ulysses. This is a book I have to read, and I admit that I've been putting it off. Have a fantastic weekend!

  8. Hi! Just Hopping by - I'm a new follower :). I'm giving away an ARC of Lauren Kate's Torment, plus seven other books on my blog so do check that out if you decide to stop by.
    Have a great weekend,
    Carly x

  9. Hi there, *waves* visiting in th spirit of the hop! Your blog is absolutely too cute <3 Sure to stop by some other time too! Happy Reading and have a great weekend!

    Take Care,
    Lisa (Badass Bookie)

  10. Hopped over and just became a new follower - I'm slowly working on Ulysses right now (in the background of whatever other books I happen to be reading) and am beginning to feel the same way!

  11. You have a book for every occasion. I sometimes have more than one book going too. At the moment, only one:

  12. I'm just stopping by to hi say from the book blog hop. I always have more then one or two books's crazy but then I also have a book for every mood. Congrats on trying to tackle Ulysses, I think that is one I'd rather avoid. :)

    I hope you'll stop by and say hi at

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Hi, found you via the hop. Looking forward to following your blog!

    My blog:

  14. Hopping through, wow lots of books your reading LOL Hope they're all enjoyable! am now a follower :)


  15. Found you via the Blogger Hop so I hopped over to say HI :)

    Would love it if you visited our BLOG too!

    Happy reading...hope you're enjoying all your books!!
    Book ♥ Soulmates

  16. Hi. Stopping by from the hop to check out your blog. Ulysses is on my tbr too but I've been so intimidated by reviews that I've never picked it up. Maybe when I run out books I really want to read....

  17. Stopping by via the hop. I'm looking forward to reading Fly Away Home, she is one of the authors I read everything by when it comes out.

    Outcasts United sounds great as well. I'm going to look for that one.

    I'm a new follower!


  18. Hey you, just stopping by on the hop and follow. Have a great weekend. Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  19. Howdy from a blogger who actually went to hops. I liked Weiner - she used Chick lit to approach tough issues. I began to follow u. Stop by:Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  20. Visiting from the Hop - and am very impressed with the number of books you're reading and especially that Ulysses is among them! (Count me among those who are intimidated by this one.)

  21. Thanks everyone for hopping by -- I'm returning the visits as fast as I can!

    Yes Ulysses is intimidating, but I think that it is one of those books that once you've read it you will see references to it in so many other places.

  22. Hi,
    Stopping by from the Hop. I hope you have a great weekend.

    Twice is Nice Blog

  23. I tried to read Ulysses. I failed. I still have the book, and I've tried to trump up a reading group for it, with friends, so I wouldn't have to wade through on my own - but that hasn't gotten anywhere as of yet. =/

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for commenting. I'm finishing and reviewing Vanity Fair this weekend - it was long but good.

  24. Stopping by for the Hop. About a week ago I attended my first Jennifer Weiner book signing. She was hilarious! Very engaging and highly entertaining. I have Fly Away Home checked out from the library.

  25. Hi! I'm stopping by from the Hop. Kudos on attempting Ulysses. I agree it's one of those books that is referenced everywhere, but I still haven't gotten to it yet. I just read Portrait of the Artist a few months back so I think I need an extended break from Joyce. Maybe next year.

    Happy weekend!

  26. Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

  27. Oops: Yes it's Monday Night! Since I'm in here watching WWE Monday Night - I thought I would visit the websites I didn't get to this weekend. Plus I would like to get you saved in my google-reader before I miss anymore posts.

    Blessed Be ~ Tresa


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