Friday 29 April 2011

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?

I haven't kept up to date with new releases for the last few month in an effort to be good. I had a look though just for this question and there is honestly nothing that stands out. I would quite like to read "The Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss which is already out. I read the first one and enjoyed it. It was about three years ago now though so I would have to read it again I think. I will also want to read "Smokin' Seventeen" by Janet Evanovich despite being disappointed by the last few. I can wait until it comes out in paperback though.

The book I am really looking forward to isn't out until October. It's "iq84" by Haruki Murakami. I love his books and I have read them all unfortunately so the wait for this has been excruciating. I have read quite a lot of articles about it already and I have a feeling this might be his best yet. In Japan it was published in three volumes but thankfully it's being published in the one here. Not sure I could take extra waiting.

My sister is over so as soon as I am free I promise to hop around other blogs.


  1. Thanks for stopping by-I have read all of Murakami's novels but Hard Boiled in Wonderland-I am really looking forwards also to IQ84-I am now a follower of your blog and thank you for following me-I look forward reading your posts

  2. Thank you Mel. Hard Boiled Wonderland was the first one I read. I have a soft spot for that one.

  3. Hia. I'm looking forward to the new Murakami too, although I still have plenty of his to read so I can wait

  4. I am so jealous that you have plenty of his books still to read. Enjoy.

  5. Hi Karen! New follower here. Would love for you to follow me back. Yay for the blog hops and follow fridays! Blackberry Summer is my upcoming release I want to read and I listed my shelter books on my blog.

    Judith Leger - Paran/Fantasy Romance
    w/a L.J. Leger - YA Fantasy
    w/a Jadette Paige - Erotic

  6. Enjoy your books, just hopping by.

    Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

  7. 2nd person I've read waiting for Murakami! I must check it out.

  8. Murakami's writing is lovely. If you do decide to read him maybe start with Norwegian Wood. Everyone seems to love that one.