Svea at Confessions and Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog has created this new weekly event and invites anyone to join in and leave a link at her blog.
It's been a week of hectic social activity with my brother and SIL staying but as they now live in the UK we don't see them often so lovely to get together for a while.
I did manage to snatch a few moments each day with google reader but that was the extent of my blogging world and I have to say I missed it.
The bloghopping started by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books is proving to be a great success although I haven't had time to get right into it yet.Thanks to all those who have hopped by and commented and a big welcome to my new followers. I did have a brief half hour last night during which I tried to repay some of those visits and even in this short time I was wowed by the beautiful blogs out there. Just as well I had a clearing out of old prebookblogging sites on GR last week because there are a lot of new blogs being added.
I doubt there'd ever be a week when I read nothing at all so I did have a book at hand over the last few days. It was one I'd never heard of before I saw it on the library shelf but the synopsis sounded ok - I don't usually talk about the books I'm reading on the Sunday post but this one is getting a mention because I don't intend to waste my time reviewing it. What really annoyed me was the long list of blurbs on the back cover, each one a mouthful of gushing superlatives written by various critics of well known newspapers who one assumes do know what they're talking about. It wasn't long before I began to question: