Friday, August 20, 2010

I See Hopping Books

Book Blogger Hop I dunno... but it really seems as though the weeks are passing rather quickly. I mean, wasn't Friday just here?

Oh! Hello and welcome to Audible Candy, your source (at least, one of them) for audiobook and fiction podcast reviews! I'm Entish (named for the language of J. R. R. Tolkein's Ents - for some odd reason, talking trees were totally my highlight of the Lord of the Rings trilogy - books and movies both). Pull up a chair, read a few reviews, and leave a comment and a link to your own blog - reading and commenting on blogs is a favourite hobby of mine!

If that charming image of hopping books above this sentence is new to you, allow me to introduce you to the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by It's a weekly event for book bloggers, where you can register your blog with the Mr. Linky (and see a traffic increase of over 9000!) and browse the list for new and interesting blogs. Meet fellow book bloggers! Find fascinating blogs! Let the following and commenting extravaganza begin!

I have officially used up my allowance for exclamation marks.

Today's Hop question: "How many blogs do you follow?"

Currently, I'm following thirteen blogs - five in the sidebar, and the rest by the grace of my Google reading list. As I'm rather new to the book blogdom, my numbers are rather low: I want to keep pace with the blogs that I follow, and not feel so overwhelmed by the length of my reading list that I can't leave a comment or two. My reading preferences are as eclectic as the books I purport to review, though they do seem to tend toward the more literary and classic fiction side of the scale. But I enjoy reading YA and genre specific (well, more speculative fiction kind of genre specific) book blogs as well.

Thanks for reading. Leave a comment, and I will return to the favour [exclamation_mark_goes_here]


  1. Just hopping by to say, hi.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  2. Hi, just saying hi? Is this a new layout? Its cute!

  3. Entish, I've just stopped by to say, "Hi!" and also I wanted to note that I see you joined the "Victorians" on Terrific! We are currently in the midst of a group-read of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd." So, after you've read it please feel free to stop by and leave your thoughts and comments as well. Even if you can't join in now, the discussion threads remain open in perpetuity, and folks will always join in when a thread is revived. There's also an earlier thread for "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" too. Anyway, 'Welcome!' Cheers! Chris

  4. Kelly - thanks for dropping by, :)

    Danielle - I'm glad you like the layout! I stumbled across a site called "Shabby Blogs" and fell head over heels in love with the skin. Hopefully I can keep it for a bit before I encounter another "must have!" skin and give this blog another face lift, x3

    Christopher - Thank you for the welcome and the advice! I was so excited to see that you were moderating a discussion on "Far from the Madding Crowd" and was inspired to pick up the book again; the discussion looks like a great deal of fun (and there's so much background information on Hardy and the setting of "Madding Crowd", cheers!) Thanks again for stopping by.

  5. Just hopping by. Hope you had a great weekend!

    And the plot thickens...