Friday, August 19, 2011

In the Hopper

Alrighty, we are trying to get back in the swing around here.  So, we thought we would get the blog juices flowing (that sounds inappropriate somehow) by joining the global book blog hop hosted by Crazy for Books.  It has been a while for us.  But, then again, it has been a while for almost everything around here. 
The question for the week is: what is the longest book you have ever read?
-D said (sleepily): "probably some Robert Jordan book, I guess."  Fear not, lovely readers of fantasy/sci-fi fiction, the reviews on this site are plenteous. 
-L says: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  This is THE book I recommend to almost anyone who will sit still long enough for me to tell them it is the best Lincoln biography out there.  It actually ends up being a four-for-one deal because it is also a biography of Lincoln's rivals for the 1860 Republican nomination for president. happy I told you about it...then pass it on!

Anyway, if you are new around here (or if it has been a while) feel free to browse around, leave a comment, start a conversation with other readers, whatever makes you feel at home.  Glad to have you here and glad to be back. 



  1. Following you on GFC. Stop by my blog and check out my Book Blogger Hop answer.

    I have not heard of that book. I read a book on Lincoln when I was a kid and I still think about how much I enjoyed it.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and following us. Off to check out your answer.

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I didn't know there were other husband - wife teams out there!!! We wouldn't know what to talk about if it wasn't for books......

    Atlas Shrugged was pretty good for a " long" book, but we tend to favor the classics.

    Look forward to following your progress!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the recommendation of 'As the Crow flies' by Jeffrey Archer. I will definitely look that one up!
    The Lincoln biography sounds fascinating. I'm adding that to my TBR pile. A few years ago, hubby and I visited Washington DC and wished we had some background info to all US presidents and their milestones. We ended up getting a crash course in American history from a wonderful professor who had everything we needed to know in a pack of cards! We drew the line at the pack of cards about the first ladies though!!