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Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Blogger Hop...and then some!

Greetings and salutations!

Time to celebrate the end of another week and get ready for the next one coming, but first a little R&R time to help you on your way.  TGIF but TGFW too! (that's 'thank goodness for weekends')
In looking over my posts, I noticed I was missing something...some how or another I missed out on the Book Blogger Hops for the entire month of September!  (officially anyway....I still hopped just didn't post)  In an effort to set this right and spread a little more bookish news, let's jump right into it, shall we?

It's that time again!  Time for the BOOK BLOGGER HOP, brought to you by Jennifer over at Crazy-for-Books! This idea was created as another means of finding, sharing, and otherwise connecting those in the blogosphere! How can you participate? Check out the main post on Jennifer's page, add your blog name and link into the MckLinky, and get "hopping" over to the other sites listed to make those connections!

This week's question from the hop....

How many blogs do you follow? see that's a tough question.  Follow as in actual number in Google Reader....100+.  Follow as in actually read on a regular basis, it drops back below 100.  I try to make the rounds as frequently as I can but alas, sometimes my visiting ability is limited.  Now if I could only perfect that "make more time" formula, I'd be set!

BUT WAIT...there's more...

Have you heard the news?
There's a new YA book being released from Feiwel and Friends as of August 31st, perhaps you've heard of it....

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
*Waits for recognition to dawn.....there it is!*
That's right!
Less than two weeks before it's arrival and it's already getting a lot of BUZZ in the reading community...and a lot of views as well!  Love book trailers?  This one is suppose to be really great.  How about Q & A sessions with the author?  Catch a glimpse here!  Thanks to Ksenia over at Feiwel and Friends, I am more than happy to share with you some more exciting news about this book.  The author, Alexandra Adornetto, is embarking on a tour to promote this new title starting this September!  So far, dates have been confirmed for several different locations in the US and even one in Canada.  Here's a glimpse of a few places she'll be stopping at along the way...
Author Tour:
Alexandra Adornetto
Author of Halo
September 24, 2010
Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 North Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092


September 27, 2010
Indigo, Toronto, Canada


September 29, 2010
Davis-Kidd Books, 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN 37215


September 30, 2010
Fashion Show and Book Signing at Sachi, 397 N Perkins Rd Ext Memphis, TN 38117


October 1, 2010
Davis-Kidd Books, 387 Perkins Extended, Memphis TN 38117

October 2, 2010
Austin Teen Lit Festival, Austin, Texas
Click here to register!


October 4, 2010
7:00pm: Blue Willow Bookshop: 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079


October 7, 2010
7:00pm: Barnes & Noble at the Galleria, 3225 West 69th Street, Edina, MN 55435


October 8, 2010
7:00pm: Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105


October 9, 2010
2:00pm: Carle Place Barnes & Noble, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514


October 10, 2010
Allykatzz Tween Summit, New York, New York
Click here to register!


October 11, 2010
2:00pm: Kingston Barnes & Noble, Ulster Plaza, 1177 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
To get the most up to date information on the tour, be sure to visit the official site.
Thanks for stopping by the site today!
Whether you were just "hopping" through or a frequent visitor, you bring me smiles all the same.
Be sure to check out the contests currently running on my site in the right sidebar, and for a listing of a few great ones in the blogosphere currently, check out the listing on the left sidebar.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time....happy reading!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Why oh why won't she come to Florida?

Gina said...

Juju: I know, right? ^_^

Elena said...

Hi! Just hoppin by. I'm a new follower. I hope you can check out my blog sometime.

Emidy @ Une Parole said...

Hey, I'm stopping by for a visit! I'm already a follower, but I wanted to say hi. So, hi! Enjoy your weekend!

Manga Maniac said...

I am hopping in for the blog hop. I'm a follower, too!

I follow a ton of blogs, too! It's a great way to discover new books:)

If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

Erika said...

I'm a new follower via the hop. You probably get this all the time, but I just have to say, your blog is super cute! :D

Have a great weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

Alissa said...

Hello! Just stopping by from the Hop. Your blog is adorable. :]

I wish more Author Tours were closer to where I live - it's such a pain to get to many of them!

Gina said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Will be around checking out your sites as well....
Thanks for all the kind words.

Alissa: Agreed! ^_^

Natalie said...

Happy Friday! Halo looks awesome. Wish she was coming near me!

Have a great weekend! :)

BrendaC said...

I am a new follower from Follow Friday, I look forward to reading more from your blog. Have an awesome weekend!

Alexia561 said...

Hopping by to say hello and wish you a great weekend! Glad to know that I'm not the only one who isn't able to visit all of the blogs I follow on a regular basis. If you ever perfect that "make more time" formula, please share! :)

danya said...

Hi, found you through the hop and now following! Love the metaphor of cooking for your blog :) Also jealous you've got an ARC of Matched - I've heard such good things about it!

A Tapestry of Words

Debbie's World of Books said...

Hopping through. Thanks for stopping y my blog!

Gina said...

Natalie: Same here!

Brenda: Welcome aboard!

Alexia561: Definitely will. *works harder on time making formula* ^_^

danya: Thanks and welcome aboard! Not everyone gets that actually...the metaphor. ^_^ Oh and yes, MATCHED is REALLY good! Definitely one to watch for!

Debbie's World of Books: My pleasure! ^_^

Rachel said...

Just hopping by. Hope you had a great weekend!

And the plot thickens...

Gina said...

Hi Rachel!
Thanks for hopping through...have a great week!

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