Welcome Hoppers. Personally I have kind of a limpy hop going on this week. Have you ever been so exhausted at the end of the day that you had to take a little nap in the car while your significant other went in to Home Depot? If so, you might be a teacher! Nevertheless, it was a great week, and Friday means Silent Sustained Reading--so, it's all good.
Jennifer of Crazy for Books poses this question for the hop this week: do you have a rating system for reviews? I've posted about this in the past, but the short answer is no. I choose not to use a rating system. One reason for this is that I often write about classic books--imagine me deciding how many stars Steinbeck or Tolstoy should get! I don't think so.
Now, get thee hence: I have a guest post at Desert Book Chick, an awesome Aussie book blog run by the formidable Amanda. When not blogging Amanda is an Anthropologist and Ranger in the Outback. She has a pretty fascinating life, and her blog is a cool compendium of book reviews and blogging tips; plus she has a helpful newsletter you can sign up for. My guest post is all about my love of Russian novels.
Speaking of Russians, my first short story post about Chekhov kicked off my very own meme. Unfortunately, I don't have the expertise to create a button, so I just have this graphic of which I am inordinately proud. Does anyone want to hop on the bandwagon? The Story on Thursdays will be a weekly feature. Don't feel as though you have to commit to doing this every week, but if you're reviewing a short story collection, you might want to do it on a Thursday. Then I just have to figure out this whole McLinky thing, and you can link your review to me. So here's my not-a-button graphic: