Thursday, January 27, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday and Book Blogger Hop

This is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee.  Click the link to add your name to the linky list and follow, follow, follow!  This week's FF question is:

What was your favorite subject in school?  (from Marie @ Mission To Read)

This is a toss-up for me.  I really, really enjoyed English and Language Arts in school!  I enjoyed getting to read a lot of great books, and I actually enjoyed writing papers on them.  I guess that was good training ground for me to become a book review blogger.  I also enjoyed learning grammar as well.

The second subject I enjoyed was history.  My dad is a big history buff, so I guess I got that from him.  I like learning the history of several different countries, as well as the United States.  I am also an avid military history freak - I enjoy learning things about different wars.
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!  So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list below!!

The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don't have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun!  This is a weekly event!  And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added!  We get over 200 links every week!! 

This week's question comes from Aliyah who blogs at Des Absurdités:
 "What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"

I am realllly anticipating The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner!  I really enjoy speculative fiction, and this book concerns the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.  I'm soooo excited!  This book is being released by Thomas Nelson Publishers, so I am hoping that they offer this book as a part of their Book Sneeze program.  

Here is a write up about the book from

An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in the book of Revelation.
Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet and Wagner weave a fast-paced, end-times tale of good vs. evil and the promise of a new dawn for humanity.
Set in 2048, when planet Earth is suffering from the damaging effects of years of misuse and abuse, cultural history professor Paul Binder receives a mysterious letter that leads him to examine a lost 2nd-century Diatessaron manuscript. Ancient prophecies, cryptic letters, and strange events set him on a course to uncover the missing clues that could lead humanity into a new age. Each character embodies elements of the four horsemen in a race to save the world from total destruction. Layered with forgotten symbolism from the ancient, Jewish, and Christian traditions, the novel is a type of engaged fiction in which the main character's lost journal serves as a guide to the reader in interpreting clues and understanding the novel's conclusion.


  1. I didn't like military history at all heh~~ Got very bored especially with reading them. All kinds of people though ^.^

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  2. I enjoyed history a lot and almost made it my college major, but went with English Lit instead. I'm your newest follower and look forward to more of your posts.

  3. my favorite subject was English. Have a great week-end hop by and say hi Outhouse Reviews

  4. To answer this week’s question- in school I liked JROTC and English! I'm horrid at history. Dates just don't get along with me, but my hubby is a history undergrad.
    I’m hopping by from Follow Friday I’m following you and would love if you follow me too! Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  5. Thanks everyone! Hopping over to your blogs now! Good to know there are other English lovers out there :D

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Seraph Seal sounds really good. I might have took it up! :)

  7. I loved History as well...probably why still like reading historical fiction occasionally! :)

  8. Hi new follower as well, I loved History too -especially Greek , Roman and Civil War oh and WWII

    My FF and Blog hops

  9. Hello, I'm a new follower! I loved Language Arts and History as well, which is probably why I read so much Historical Fiction. :) Glad to find your blog. Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. English is a great subject!

    New follower!

    My FF

  11. Your anticipated choice sounds very interesting. I'll have to keep it in mind.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Just hopping by! Your pick sounds like an interesting read. I'm a new follower. :)

    Reading Lark's Hop Post

  13. Hi, I'm here from the Hop! The Seraph Seal sounds quite good. Happy weekend!

  14. Hey Emily, just stopping by on the hop and follow. Terrific blog, much luck. History is sexy!!
    Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  15. Thanks everyone for stopping by! Hopping over to your blogs now!

  16. Language Arts-i loved them when i was younger! I'm actually doing a French Days party over at my blog) Have a great Sunday!

  17. The Four Horsemen? This sounds like something I want to take a closer look at!