Saturday, November 6, 2010

No rules Saturday blog hop

 Literary Blog Hop
I found this hop over at Book blog ning  it sounds interesting . My answer for the question over at the blue bookcase(You can click the buttons to visit them)  "What makes a book literary?   For me a book has to have a strong use of imagery and good use of plot.  For example "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison,The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisnernos and my new favorite "Miles from Nowhere" by Nami Mun
which won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2009.(I will have the review for this next week).Another quality which I think is important but not mandatory is that after reading it you are forced to think differently
about not only the characters but ,at the risk of sounding really corny here,life itself.If anyone is stopping by from either of these hops leave a comment and I will stop by to visit you! Until we meet again .
cheryl aka bookaddict4real

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Link ups;Radiant Reviews,Crazy-for-books and Postal Thursdays

      OnePageAtATime

Don't forget to post links to your book blog,book reviews,memes,giveaways,etc...in the post below!
 


I feel like I am trying to make up for lost time!  Chrissie's Blog she has a weekly meme called Radiant Reviews which I enjoy because it's trying to promote the Book Reviews we do which sometimes get overlooked.  One of my favorite reviews I did was the "The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz.  He won the Pulizter Prize for this book in 2008 I believe.  His characters resonated with me deeply  long after I finished the book I also felt like I learned alot  about the Dominican Republic which is a bonus.I would highly recommend this book.(For the full review of this book see the Dec 21 2009 post)  Now on to Crazy-For-Books  I believe the question was how do you feel when you lose a follower?   I am going to be totally transparent here the first time it happened it bothered me alot!  I had just posted a review on a Christian book and that same day I lost a follower!  I am not going
to stop being a Christian just to get followers,but I was concerned that I had offended someone.  I actually
gained 4 or 5 followers  a few days later so I could laugh at it later!  The important thing is to post  reviews of books that I enjoy first and foremost ,if someone happens to like the types of books I review then great,but if
they don't .... to each his own I guess.  I become more concerned with trying to please myself(at the risk of sounding selfish). I cant please everyone because then  it becomes loathsome and it's just not as much fun.  Let's face it why in the world would I do this for free if I didn't just absolutely love it?

On Saphires's blog is a weekly meme called Postal Thursdays where we discuss what we got in the mailbox this week  I just recently got a  copy of "The Truth abou Delilah Blue" By Trish Cohen which I had been fiending for  and "Shangai Girls" by Lisa See. (Thanks Amazon)    I don't  know which one I will review first but once I get unpacked all the way I  can then  better organize my time.  Well untill next week stay gold!
also go to www.busymomswholovetoread.blogspot.com she has a linky for giveaways on Thursdays.  next week I will split this up so I can display the buttons and not leave anyone out.

Book blog news:Post links to your Book blog,Book reviews,giveaways,memes.etc....

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Good morning fellow book lovers if you are looking to promote your book blog,book reviews,memes,giveaways etc.....then you have definitely come to the right place a few things:

1.Grab my button!
2. a worded link is ok, also (I e. www.bookaddict4real.com)
3.Most of all have fun

Contest Giveaway:Win a copy of Velocity by Alan Jacobson

Velocity
Good morning fellow addicts!  I am giving away a copy of Velocity by Alan Jacobson
here are the rules
1.  You must be a follower of this blog .
2.U.S residentst only (sorry different publisher)
3You must follow me on twitter.com/bookaddict4real.
Deadline is Nov.9th at midnight .  Thanks for participating

Saturday, November 6, 2010

No rules Saturday blog hop

 Literary Blog Hop
I found this hop over at Book blog ning  it sounds interesting . My answer for the question over at the blue bookcase(You can click the buttons to visit them)  "What makes a book literary?   For me a book has to have a strong use of imagery and good use of plot.  For example "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison,The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisnernos and my new favorite "Miles from Nowhere" by Nami Mun
which won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2009.(I will have the review for this next week).Another quality which I think is important but not mandatory is that after reading it you are forced to think differently
about not only the characters but ,at the risk of sounding really corny here,life itself.If anyone is stopping by from either of these hops leave a comment and I will stop by to visit you! Until we meet again .
cheryl aka bookaddict4real

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Link ups;Radiant Reviews,Crazy-for-books and Postal Thursdays

      OnePageAtATime

Don't forget to post links to your book blog,book reviews,memes,giveaways,etc...in the post below!
 


I feel like I am trying to make up for lost time!  Chrissie's Blog she has a weekly meme called Radiant Reviews which I enjoy because it's trying to promote the Book Reviews we do which sometimes get overlooked.  One of my favorite reviews I did was the "The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz.  He won the Pulizter Prize for this book in 2008 I believe.  His characters resonated with me deeply  long after I finished the book I also felt like I learned alot  about the Dominican Republic which is a bonus.I would highly recommend this book.(For the full review of this book see the Dec 21 2009 post)  Now on to Crazy-For-Books  I believe the question was how do you feel when you lose a follower?   I am going to be totally transparent here the first time it happened it bothered me alot!  I had just posted a review on a Christian book and that same day I lost a follower!  I am not going
to stop being a Christian just to get followers,but I was concerned that I had offended someone.  I actually
gained 4 or 5 followers  a few days later so I could laugh at it later!  The important thing is to post  reviews of books that I enjoy first and foremost ,if someone happens to like the types of books I review then great,but if
they don't .... to each his own I guess.  I become more concerned with trying to please myself(at the risk of sounding selfish). I cant please everyone because then  it becomes loathsome and it's just not as much fun.  Let's face it why in the world would I do this for free if I didn't just absolutely love it?

On Saphires's blog is a weekly meme called Postal Thursdays where we discuss what we got in the mailbox this week  I just recently got a  copy of "The Truth abou Delilah Blue" By Trish Cohen which I had been fiending for  and "Shangai Girls" by Lisa See. (Thanks Amazon)    I don't  know which one I will review first but once I get unpacked all the way I  can then  better organize my time.  Well untill next week stay gold!
also go to www.busymomswholovetoread.blogspot.com she has a linky for giveaways on Thursdays.  next week I will split this up so I can display the buttons and not leave anyone out.

Book blog news:Post links to your Book blog,Book reviews,giveaways,memes.etc....

Photobucket

Good morning fellow book lovers if you are looking to promote your book blog,book reviews,memes,giveaways etc.....then you have definitely come to the right place a few things:

1.Grab my button!
2. a worded link is ok, also (I e. www.bookaddict4real.com)
3.Most of all have fun

Contest Giveaway:Win a copy of Velocity by Alan Jacobson

Velocity
Good morning fellow addicts!  I am giving away a copy of Velocity by Alan Jacobson
here are the rules
1.  You must be a follower of this blog .
2.U.S residentst only (sorry different publisher)
3You must follow me on twitter.com/bookaddict4real.
Deadline is Nov.9th at midnight .  Thanks for participating

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