Friday, July 2, 2010

This Week in Our Year

Hi!  Welcome to Our Year in Books.  If you are stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop, we are glad to meet you.  If you like what you see here, feel free to stalk follow us either here or on twitter.   I say "us" because we are a husband and wife team of book readers.  We do not read the same genres (most of the time not even close, although she is working on him for some of the classics - thus far to no avail; he has long since stopped trying to convert her to the dark side (literally)). 

The question posed for this weeks blog hop was: Why did you start blogging (I am paraphrasing)?  We started blogging because we already had other blogs (his- very neglected, hers - floundering in a world of food bloggers) and we challenged each other to read a book a week for this year.  Once we got started, we realized it was a natural fit for a blog.  We had never read another book blog and thought we were alone in the universe for about 2 months.  Imagine our surprise when we realized there were...others...and lots of you.  If we had known about book blogging, we most likely would have given up, because we would have had to force ourselves to read Twilight and other teen-genre fiction.  Being adults we could not have brought ourselves to do that.  Ignorance is bliss!

So, to review the last week (actually a couple weeks, because we haven't done this post in a while):

-D read and reviewed the last two books written by Robert Jordan in the Wheel of Time series (i.e. not the one written by Sanderson).  Check them out:
-D also read a book out of the Dark Tide Trilogy by Dennis McKiernan - the review is here.
-L read and reviewed the following books:
Oh, We also became television producers for about an hour sometime last week.

We also discussed the great literary merits of just about everything.  Well, D and I did, but we didn't put that on here.  Stick around.  We are happy to have you!



  1. Thanks for hopping over to my blog on the blog hop! I am now your newest follower!! (:

  2. Hi. Thanks for stopping by Ordinary Reader. And yes blogging is fun! I'm enjoying every minute of it. I love the reading, I love the writing and it's so nice getting to know other bloggers. When I started, like you I had no idea there was this huge community. It's probably good that I didn't; I'd have been too intimidated to do it. But so far it's been a sheer joy. It's amazing the number of authors and titles I've added to my tbr list since I began in January. And it just keeps getting better. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hopping in from the Book Blogger Hop! =))

    I'm a new follower! =)

    Happy Reading!

    Have a great weekend!


  4. I am a follower! I also wanted to let you know that I have a huge announcement up today! My debut novel is getting published! Please stop by, I would really appreciate it and could use all the help I can get on spreading the word and would love to know what you think of the cover art!

    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I didn't realize that you're a husband-wife team, but that's such an awesome idea. I'm now following, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  6. I found you through the hop! I too had no idea about the book blogging community when I began blogging. It was a pleasant surprise! My husband likes to read every now and then but I could no sooner get him to write a review than I could get him to gouge out his eyes. I think it's great that you can share your reading this way. =)

  7. Caught you through the Hop! I'm now following and have added you to my Book Blog List.

    Hope you can hop over my way too ;)

    Care to venture into The Wolf's Den?