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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Book Blogger Hop July 16-19

Sigh.  Summer is slipping away.  Can you believe we're halfway through July?  There is this consolation:  it is time for another Book Blogger Hop, sponsored by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.  Get thee hence!  Read the instructions!  Hop! Drop your visiting card in the silver plate provided.  Or just leave a comment.

Here is a new twist on the hop (cue Chubby Checkers):  Jennifer has a question for us each Friday.  Last week it was really interesting reading the posts to find out everyone's favorite writers.  It turns out book bloggers are a greedy bunch, and almost no one could pick just one.  That made it even more fun to read the posts that justified the long, long lists most people had (guilty).  This week the question is, "What book can you not wait to get your hands on?"  My answer is:

Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
February 11, 1011

You might recognize Priya from her blog The Plum Bean Project.  Her writing is beautiful, and a kind, gentle spirit infuses her posts.  Her novel, a historical fiction set in Restoration England, is about Nell Gwyn an actress who became the mistress of Charles II.  I've been following the progress of the novel from manuscript to almost-published book as Priya wrote about each step in her blog.  Her current post shows the book cover (with blurb from Philippa Gregory); the book is available for pre-order on Amazon now.  So I'm looking forward to February, when I will finally get my hands on Priya's novel.

In the meantime, I'm finishing Jonathan Lethem's Chronic CityDon Quixote awaits.  Also on my TBR shelf:  Wolf Hall and several others.  I promised myself I would read at least one novel by Anthony Trollope this summer--The Prime Minister is next in line.

If you are here on the hop, be sure and leave a comment so I can return the visit.  Cheers.


Unknown said...

I'm stopping by from the Book Blog Hop

I'm already a Follower!

Happy Friday & Happy Reading!

Have a great weekend!

Welcome To Larissa's Bookish Life!

Roof Beam Reader said...


Thanks for stopping by my Blog - this Book Blogger Hop is great! Don Quixote has been on my "TBR" list for ages.. hopefully I'll get to it sometime.

And kudos to you for catching the Salinger reference! ;)

Anonymous said...

I just saw Priya's cover art, and it's beautiful! Great suggestion. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, hopping over to see your blog. I'll keep an eye out for Priya's book. Thanks for the suggestion. My blog hop is here: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

Super Librarian said...

Stopping by from the Hop!

Thanks for putting a new book on my radar. I hadn't heard of it before!


Anonymous said...

Hi! Stopping by through the hop.
Thanks for the rec of Pryia Palmer. I'm going to look into her right now!


Kristin said...

Stopping by from the hop.

Here's my answer.

Grad said...

Popping in to drop my "card" in the silver salver, one corner turned down to reveal the word "Felicitations." Seriously, though, I love your blog even when its not book blogger hop day. I really can't wait to read Priya's book as well. I'm also waiting the the next Thursday Next book which won't be out until March 2011 (I was mistaken to believe it was this month). Well, I'm hopping off to visit another blog. Be back soon.

Suzanne said...

Dropping in from the hop to say hello.

That book does look like an interesting one -- I don't know much about Restoration England.

Janna said...

Howdy, found your blog via the hop and just became a new follower!

My blog: http://www.primoreads.com/

Aisle B said...

Was excited to hear about Priya's progress. WOW!

Will go to her website to learn more about Nell and Charles.

Reading The King's Mistress and haven't stopped. Really enjoying.

Hey you ate all the chips last time! Serving lemonade to beat the heat... so this time you had better bring desserts. We're going to watch the Smackdown between Alice and Phillipa for Edward's devotion in King's Mistress...

Personally can't see why she would like Edward... He's old enough to be her GRANDFATHER! OH well... I guess his title and charm are the primary source of attraction...

What do you think?

Aimee said...

I'm just hopping by! Great blog! I'm a new follower. My Friday Follow/Blog Hop

Covnitkepr1 said...

I like to follow writer’s blogs as I feel I learn from each one. I have a book of Communion devotionals at the printers which I authored, although I don’t consider myself an accomplished writer. I am a follower on your blog and invite you to follow mine as well…and please leave a comment when and if you visit.

A Life Bound By Books said...

Thanks for stopping by A Life Bound By Books! I'm your newest follower - Have a great weekend!


Cat said...

Hi Lisa - thanks for hopping by my place. I'm delighted to discover your blog and can see many interesting post I look forward to reading.
And I'll be checking out Priya's book which sounds wonderful.

Am now a follower. Have a great weekend! :-)

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on the Hop! Returning the favor & since you have a great blog too, I'm now a follower. Have a great weekend!

tediousandbrief said...

Thanks for stopping by! :D I had heard of Exit the Actress either on Goodreads or someone else's blog, and it does sound interesting!


Priya Parmar said...

thank you! i just found this! that was the most wonderful, beautifully written post. i love that exit the actress is going out into the world to meet enchanting people like you!

jenna said...

Thanks for mentioning this book! It sounds pretty interesting and I doubt I would've found it otherwise. I love the cover art and historical fiction is one of my favorites. I look forward to reading it.

Also, thanks for following my blog! That's how I found yours - you're one of my first followers.