Thursday, July 8, 2010

Book Blogger hop and Friday Follow



Hey, It is the weekend!!

I am ready to do the hippity, hip, hopping, blog hop and am trying the Friday follow this weekend as well. Welcome to all my visitors!

Jennifer at the Book Blogger Hop has a question to answer every week and this week's question is: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!

Oh Boy this is a really hard question and I am not good at commitment but I will list my favorite Minnesota authors:

1. I love Louise Erdrich. She has written so many good books and her stories all intertwine but are also great as stand alone novels. Plus she writes about Native American culture and issues and places all of her novels here in the Midwest where I live. She owns a bookstore in Minneapolis called Birch Bark Books and it is a lovely store.

2. Stanley Gordon West. Excellent author. I met him at a bookstore in Saint Paul and asked him if he would speak to my high school classes, he said yes! When I told him what school I taught at, he responded that his granddaughters went to the same school. One was in my class! His books are great, and he is self-published.

3. Faith Sullivan. I love her. She was a teacher in Minneapolis and I have met her as well. A lovely lady. Her books are so entertaining. Lark from THE CAPE ANN is one of my favorite characters in literature. I wish she would write faster as I can't wait for her next book!

There are lots of great Minnesota authors, maybe I will do a future post on them.
Have a happy weekend!!

14 comments:

  1. Louise Erdrich is on my TBR list now. Next time I'm in Minneapolis I'll check out her bookstore. It looks lovely. Thanks for sharing your favorite authors!

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  2. Hello there! Go to: http://www.languageisavirus.com/nanowrimo/word-meter.html
    All you have to do is type in the number of "Words" (in this case books) you have read so far and then the number of "books" you want to read. Once it calculates you just copy and paste the code into the Desgin part of the Blogger Dashboard

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  3. Your story about Stanley Gordon West is AMAZING! What are the odds of everything coming together that way? Found you through the Hop and now I'm going to go peek around a little more :)

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  4. Stopping by from the hop. I haven't read any of the authors you mention but I may have to check them out.
    talesandtreats.blogspot.com

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  5. Found you on follow friday. I'm also in love with Percy Jackson so I'm now your newest follower :)

    Ariel
    http://mustlovelabradors.blogspot.com

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  6. Just hopping by the hop and the follow! Stop by The Wormhole and see what I have been reading! Have a great weekend and Happy reading!

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  7. Hey! Just stopping by on the blog hop! Hop on by my blog and return the follow! www.novelthoughtsblog.com Thanks!

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  8. Greetings to a fellow Minnesotan! I'm just hopping by to wish you a good day and lots of good books.

    Ms. Martin Teaches Media

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  9. Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

    I'm a follower.

    I'll be hanging around awhile.

    VampAngel
    VampAngel's Reviews: To Read or Not To Read It? That is The Question

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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog (: I really need to check some of these authors out, thanks for the recommendations! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  11. Hi there, I found you over at parajunkee's follow friday. Looking forward to following a book snob:) You can check out what I've been reading and my contest at myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm a new follower of friendly Friday follow, please follow me back. For every follower that joins I will be releasing a Unicorn back into the wilds of the New Jersey boardwalk. So please do your part by joining and saving these special creatures. Thanks
    Thanks, Mr. Monkey

    http://laughingmonkeystick.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi. I'm a new follower from FF! Feel free to stop by my blog sometime!

    Also, I'm starting a new meme on my blog, When I'm Not Reading

    Hope you can participate sometime!
    The Unread Reader

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  14. Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. I have a Crescendo contest going on and here is my link for my Follow Friday

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