It's that time again! Time for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books!
What is it? Well, it's a way for bloggers and readers to find each other. You write a little post about the subject of the week and link it up. THEN (and this is the important part), you hit a few of the other linked up blogs (take your time; you can spread it throughout the weekend), visit, comment, follow if you like what you see, and make new friends.
Each week, to encourage participation, we get to answer a different question. This week's question is:
“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”
Believe it or not, I did not receive a single book in the mail this week, but I did stop in at our one and only Borders (a Borders Express, to be exact, the ONLY major bookstore in the city proper, which means "thank goodness for the indies, or we readers would have nowhere to go now"), and picked up a few titles. I think the one I'm most looking forward to is this one (click the cover for Goodreads page and full description):
Having variously seen this described as "Harry Potter: the college years" and "Harry Potter for adults", I'm pretty interested in seeing how it goes, especially since the next-in-series, The Magician King, is now out. In addition, unlike many "literary" award winners, I find that ALA award winners (this title won the Alex award, as well as Goodreads choice for fantasy), are well-written AND enjoyable. Many of the award winners I've read so far this year have been . . . well, just OK for me, an average reader who reads for the fun of it. If you have your own Hop post, please feel free to leave a link in the comments; I'd love to visit!