Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Friends - Week Three

Okay, I'm ready now! Here are the ten blogs for this Friday.

Coversgirl at Between the Cover - This is a blog that I have been following for a while. She can be best summed up by her profile blurb: "Book addict, earring fancier, creative dabbler, self-flattering self-portraitist, scientist by training, armchair historian by inclination". With all her talents it is a wonder that she has any time to blog! She writes fun posts and reads good books. A blog to keep on the radar.

Cat at Beyond Books - This is a new to me blogger that I discovered by following comments on Sassymonkey's blog one day. We read a lot of the same stuff, so I find that she is very good for book recommendations! Another fellow Canadian, too, which seems to be rather important to me, huh? Anyway, she has a feature called 'Out of my Pocket' where she shares all of the books that she has bought, she does 'Waiting on Wednesday' posts that put new releases on your radar, and she writes really good reviews. I am very happy that I stumbled on her blog.

Jean Pierre from bombastic bagman - JP has a lot going on his life, but when he has time to blog he is worth reading! His most recent post was about a job promotion, so I offer my congrats to him for that. When I participated in Secret Santa two years ago, I drew his name and it was almost like I was there when he was opening my cool gift. A very fun blogger!

Bonnie from Bonnie's Books - I have 'known' Bonnie for a really long time in computer years. I knew her before either of us had blogs, actually. I met her through online book clubs. Then, we both started blogging and I am still reading her blog to this day. She has a great header over there right now, actually. She is very organized and talks about a diverse amount of reading issues. She also was looking at Books Around the World, too, which was a fun idea. She just recently started blogging again, so it is nice to have her back!

Melissa from Book Nut - Somewhere along the lines Melissa became one of my favourite blogs. I am not even sure when I started reading her, but this year I find that I am paying more and more attention to her blog. It is just one of those things that happens, I guess. She is great for book recommendations, for starters. She also writes really good reviews in a much more timely fashion than I have ever been capable of! I find that it is the organized bloggers that I love. Maybe because I am so disorganized at the best of times!

Joanne the Book Zombie - This is another blog that I really just started reading in the last few months. I have no idea how I missed it before! I think maybe I thought I was reading it all along, but then when I checked I discovered I was very mistaken! I am glad that has been remedied, though. Joanne is a very fun blogger, so you really should be reading her blog if you are not already. She has this 'thing' for zombies, though, that I do not share. I think that is our only disagreement so far. We leave actually like 40 minutes from each other, so hopefully one of these days we are going to do a meet and greet!

Chris from book-a-rama - Chris is another Canadian blogger that I think I knew of before blogging... My memory is terrible! I'm sorry Chris! What I do remember is that she lives in the same province as me. Yay! Anyway, Chris is hosting the eco-challenge right now, which I really should have joined, but didn't. I think it is a great idea, though. She also has lots of other great features on her blog that you should check into. Head on over and see all the great books that she has read this year! She is a really nice person, so you won't regret it at all!

Bookfool from Bookfoolery and Babble - I really don't even know where to start with this blog. There is so much going on that it is not very easy to sum it up in a few short lines! Bookfool has to be about the happiest blogger out there, which is something that shines through in her posts. She reads great books, writes great reviews, and takes fantastic pictures! That's just the beginning, though. Everyday that you open up her blog to read you are in for a treat. This is one of the blogs that I have been following the longest, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I think most people have already had the privilege, but if you have somehow missed this blog you should remedy it now!

Iliana from Bookgirl's Nightstand - While I am not always a great commenter, I know for a fact that I have been reading this blog for a very long time! I remember back when I first started reading it she had already been around for a while, so I spent a lot of time going through her archives. I stuck around! I even comment on her blog now, which is probably a good thing! (Well, maybe.) Anyway, Iliana is one of those people that you know if you have the chance to meet her, you will love her. Her sweet personality comes across in all of her posts. I am very glad that I have chanced upon this blog and think that everyone that doesn't read her should!

Sherid from Bookie - I think this blog is like 'Stephenie Meyer' central. If you want to know what is going on in that franchise, she is on top of it! This is yet another blog that I have been reading for while, and even though she drops off the blog-radar once in a while, when she reappears it is always with a good post! She also has great post titles. She should write some for me because I never know what to call my posts!

Well, I guess that is ten! I actually considered just carrying on because I was having fun, but I don't want to be too overwhelming! So, I guess you will have to wait for the rest next week. Have a good weekend everyone and visit these blogs!

By the way... I am not gifted in the graphics... Anyone want to make me a picture to accompany these posts seeing as how they are becoming weekly? I would really appreciate it!


  1. I'll be back. :-) Take your time.

  2. Hmm, I was sure the last time I stopped by I added you to my google reader, but you're not there! If I hadn't been updating my blogroll today I wouldn't have seen this! Yikes!

    Thank you so much for the kind words, really! What a nice thing to stumble upon on a Saturday morning! And yes, it's important to me too when I find fellow Canadian bloggers. Ha! We well-read few!

    Also.. faeries! Which is another reason why I was sure you were added to my feeds immediately. Weird.

    Anyhow, you're there NOW. I made sure. And now I have new blogs to check out as well.

  3. Another fine group of people! This reminded me that I really miss JP. I wish he'd post more often!

    I can try to help with a button. What kind of image would you like on it? It might take me a few days, but I promise it'll be done before next Friday :P

  4. Thanks so much for thinking of me! We definitely need to meet up for a coffee and some book-hunting this summer!! And don't worry about the zombie thing - you'll be on my list of people to save - I have a plan all set to go.
    Have you heard about Zombie Walk 2009 yet :P

  5. Literary Feline: Not very many people came back...

    Cat: I am glad I am on your feeds now. I enjoy your blog, too!

    Ana: I know! I wish JP posted more, too. I still included him, though.

    Joanne: Coffee and book-hunting sounds good! What is Zombie Walk 2009?

  6. Maybe they are like me and still trying to catch up with their google reader. :-)

  7. I wasn't finished with that last comment, but somehow it ended up posting before I was ready. My work computer's been giving me all kinds of trouble this morning. My one at home hasn't been much better but that's a whole different story. Let's see how far I get today . . .

    I like being introduced to new-to-me blogs, and so I was excited to see your list. Some of these blogs I'm familiar with--and love. Others are fairly new to me. I'll have to stop in and check them out.

  8. Okay, I'm only a week late (something was going on last Friday, and I never made it on to the computer... excuses, excuses...). Anyway, thanks for the shout out. Right back at you, too (the whole part about not knowing when I started reading you, but that I've found myself paying more attention to what you read more as of late...). Thanks!

  9. Literary Feline: lol. I didn't mean to pressure you into commenting!

    Melissa: You're welcome! No worries on being late!

  10. I recently found Cat myself. She's awesome! So is Joanne and several of these others are also on my Google Reader.

    I'm not great with graphics either but I'd be willing to give it a try if you tell me kind of what you'd like and what you want it to say.

  11. I'm surprised that I have time to blog! Thanks for including me - it's always lovely to know one's efforts are appreciated! I think this type of post is a great idea, and I'll probably spend the next week browsing through all those blogs.

  12. Aww...THANKS Kailana! I DO tend to have book blogging ADD, you are right! I have read some good books lately, so there may be some blogging yet this summer! Love ya's!


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