Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome

I've set this up in order to connect to all the wonderful bloggers that I've been meeting through reading challenges, starting with the Classics Challenge and now, too many challenges to mention. See the novel challenges link on the sidebar.

I enjoy visiting other blogs, from link to link to link, and feel free to comment here. I'd love to read what you thought about a book I read. I'll always come back to visit you. I'm a mom to three kids, wife, and high school teacher who ignores the housework and plays on the computer too much, when I'm not reading. I used to run a lot more, but indoors is more fun these days; however, my waistline is beginning to protest.

This blog is for all things book related: reviews, lists, memes, and anything remotely related to books. There are other things that I muse about at livejournal.

67 comments:

Emma said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Wow - you are quite adventurous with all the book challenges you take part in! I love seeing the lists of books people read, so I'll be back.

Chris said...

Hi! I just nominated you for the Thinking Blogger Award. Find out more on my blog, book-a-rama.

nessie said...

I much prefer blogger. Its just well better... Then again anything google i am for. its a little sad.

Maggie said...

We vacationed in PEI last summer. I envy you! Hope you can join the Southern Reading Challenge, but I see you might not have enough time. :)

Kim said...

Just wondered why the date on this post was May 16th, 2007 - are you in an alternate universe that is a month ahead?

Kewl! :)

raidergirl3 said...

I have this dated ahead so the welcome will stay on the top of the page - a sticky post.

Bookfool said...

My waistline has protested since I stopped running, also. And, my thighs. And, my rear end. Time to get back to it, I think. :)

John Ottinger said...

Thought you might like to know about the New Notions Five Reading Challenge

Bookfool said...

Oh, miss Raidergirl . . . yoohoo! You've just won a bookmark in my Chunkster Challenge Check-in drawing. Please send me your address at: bookfoolery@yahoo.com and I'll get that in the mail! :)

teachergirl said...

Thanks for stopping by: today is my last day for post planning but tomorrow I start planning for summer school. I know, it isn't summer and we will be finished the week after summer ends. Summer school only lasts half a day and I plan on grabbing a handful of all these beautiful books and hanging out by the pool reading my poor old lady eyes out. See you soon!!

Jill said...

Hehe, now who's following who on the Internet? Glad to find your book blog!

MyUtopia said...

I am MyUtopia on LT

Carl V. said...

There is news for you in today's post over on my site.

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Dewey said...

I'm glad you did this, because for some reason, live journal never lets me leave comments. It'll pretend to, but what I write out rarely saves.

What do you teach?

John Mutford said...

Thanks for dropping by on my blog. Looking at your favourite books in your profile, I guess the Austen Vs. Montgomery contest is a no-brainer for you, eh? Anyway, just to give you the heads up- the Jane Austen fans are quite plentiful and are already on board- you might want to call upon your fellow Islanders and/or Anne Fans to help out.

Callista said...

Just wanted to let you know I've added you to my blogroll on my book review blog.

Laura said...

I saw Jill tagged your LiveJournal and thought I'd tag this one ... just a comment to let you know I tagged you for the Blogging Tips Meme!

Check it out here:
http://laura0218.livejournal.com/20069.html

Erin said...

I really need to join a book challenge, never been a part of one.

I'm sure we'll have a ball visiting each other pages throughout the years to come. Happy reading!

Lotus Reads said...

I heard about you from booklogged...when I met her in Toronto she was on her way to your neck of the woods.

I'm really excited to have finally visited your blog, I'm going to take a look around now!

jenclair said...

Challenges are a great way to broaden reading horizons and meet other bloggers with similar interests!

Framed said...

You have entered some great-looking challenges. I had to drag myself away before I was tempted beyond control.

Debi said...

Hello!

I'm stopping by to let you know that I've set up a separate blog for the What's in a Name? challenge. I hope you'll be able to stop by once in while to see what contests are going on and to leave links to any reviews you write. Thanks again for joining!

--Annie

Alive and crazy said...

Dec 30???that's yet away!1

rhinocerosrunning said...

First off, I deeply admire people who keep their children alive AND do anything else at all, much less teach school and do lots of reading. YOU rock. I'm also a runner-reader, but have been slacking since the fall debacle that was the Chicago Marathon. I got on the scale today, and it's a good thing that spring marathon training starts on Saturday. 'Nuf said.

Ladytink_534 said...

Great new look!

raidergirl3 said...

Thanks, tink. New year, new look, all that jazz. It is called 'snapshot tequila', and I like tequelia too. I was hoping for an option that would let me put a picture and a list in the same page-element on the sidebar, but alas and alack, this does not. Does anyone know what I need to do to get that option?

Chrissy said...

Have you read the new book Archy The Flying Dolphin yet? It's an exciting new children's book that's full of fun and adventure and…danger! All the kids in my son's school can't get enough of it.
One year it's pogs, another pokemon, now it's this book. A lot cheaper then the others mentioned!!

Ramya said...

hey.. i have taken the liberty to pick out your reviews for books that i have also read and add it to my bookshelf..:) hope you don't mind..
here's the link:
http://addicted-to-books-index.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

Nice blog. I found you from J. Kaye

baddict said...

I just wanted to say hi! I just stumbled across your blog and I love it! It's always fun to find a new blog about books. I'll be adding you to my blog role if you don't mind. Happy reading! =)

baddict said...

Oy. I mean "blogroll" of course. My mind wanders...

raidergirl3 said...

hi cheryl, and welcome and thanks.

Hi baddict, and sure, put me on your roll.

Veens said...

ohh i like your blog :)

so many books ...and thats what i like :)

keep reading and keep blogging too :)

Andrew Clarke said...

May I suggest a book to try, if you're open to suggestions? "Outcasts Of Skagaray" was written out of concern for the unwanted children of the world, and takes the form of an action adventure fantasy. There are sample chapters on www.threeswans.com.au if you want a free preview. I would love to hear what you think. Best wishes, anyway. I love books too.

Ivy said...

Hi, thanks for visiting me and I am glad you enjoy my recipes. You have a very interesting blog and if cooking is my first passion, reading is one of my others. I wish I knew about blogs when I had my own bookstore. That would be great. BTW according to the date in your post, tomorrow is New Year's Eve and that put me in a festive mood :-)

Red Eyes said...

hello there!
have you seen or read the master and margarita?
Until I hear from you...

Strumpet said...

I know how you feel about inside being more fun! I spend all my spare time on the computer, so I've made a new vow to get back to the gym! Starting tomorrow :) Maybe my waistline will start receding a little :P

Bookeboy said...

Hello, Great Blog. So much reading! I have a list of books on my blog too. Come see!

farmlanebooks said...

It's the first time I've looked round your blog, and I love it!! We seem to have the same taste in books, and I feel that I want to add comments to everything! I'm going to hold back though, as I don't want you to be inundated with loads of them. I'll be keeping an eye on your blog in the future. Thanks for all the great reviews!
Jackie

Alabama Book Worm said...

You left a comment on my blog, so I decided to visit yours. Nice to meet you. And I just love your blog.

LegalMist said...

Thanks for the invitation to join as a contributor on the Pulitzer Project site. I posted my review there, and will post future ones as well.

You certainly are an avid reader! And I found your review of "The Road" compelling enough to make me want to read the book sooner, rather than later, in my attempt to finish all the Pulitzer winning books.

I'll check back here to see what else I should read, besides that daunting list of winners. :)

Cheryl said...

Hello! I just came to your blog. I am a librarian (on hiatus) and sadly living somewhere where there is no public libraries! (gasp!). Don't worry there is one school library (for a small fee) I can get my hands on books. Anyway, your blog is a feast for my bookish eyes even though I can't get my hands on the books. Thanks!

jns said...

RG3, planning to read any nonfiction this year? We loved having your book notes last year so I thought I'd drop by and twist your arm and try to get you to take the 2009 Science-Book Challenge. It'd be great to have you as a returning challenger. Plus, I have a fabulous looking button for this year!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Hi, I just found your great blog from the Tuesday:Where are you Meme. I've added your blog to my google reader and I need to check out more of your reviews!

yellojkt said...

I just wanted to let you know that the 2009 Fourth Annual National Just Read More Novels challenge is underway. I can see by your sidebar that you were a 9x winner last year.

I hope you give it a try again this year. Good luck.

farmlanebooks said...

I love your blog, so I've just nominated you for an award! Thank you for the great posts!

http://www.farmlanebooks.co.uk/?p=365

Robyn said...

Hello! I love your blog!

lisamm said...

Hi Raidergirl2!! I love your blog, and would like to drop you an email about something but can't find an address. Would you please send me an email at lisamunleyATcaDOTrrDOTcom? Thanks!

lisamm said...

whoops- a slip of the finger turned you into RAIDERGIRL2 instead of Raidergirl3! I'm sorry! I DO know it's 3!

Laura said...

I'm in England for I think the third week in a row. Well, it's a nice place. But in this book it seems to rain constantly!

Here's mine.

Richard said...

Hi Raidergirl3,

Thanks so much for the OT Challenge prize ("In the Country of Men") you forwarded to me recently. Although I see from your review that it wasn't a fave for you, I appreciate you passing it on since I'm not sure I would have bought it in the stores anytime soon--too many other books in the TBR pile. It looks good, though. Thanks!

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Evy said...

And I am so glad you set this blog up so I can present you with the Sisterhood Award. Details at
http://www.evysharlequins.blogspot.com/

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Ladybug said...

I just wanted to stop by say hello, you've got a reader in Norway :)

I see you're participating in some great challenges. I have entered two this last week, I'm new to this challenges and a bit afraid of chewing over to much :)

I saw your review of The Hunger Games, I didn't realize that it was a part of a trilogy. I'm listening to the audiobook these days and I can hardly turn it of.

Sorry for blabbering on and on =O

Sheila DeChantal said...

This is a great welcome. I visit all my commenters too. Love to see what people are reading,, what they have done with their blog. I am so amazed how many book blogs are out there.

Good morning!

Jessica said...

Hello! I see you are doing the RIP IV challenge as well. I'm checking through your book titles for ideas! Cheers, Jessica

Tosie said...

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keep it up...Tosie

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Cozy in Texas said...

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Cassandra Henken said...

Hi! I found your blog through the book_memes community on LiveJournal. I see your posts every so often, and this time I decided to check your blog out. I really like your It's Tuesday... meme.

I've just recently started to blog myself. It's mostly memes right now as I'm pretty new at writing book reviews. I'm at booksrevisited.livejournal.com.

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Bev Hankins said...

I just wanted to let you know that I have put up a Progress and Review post for the Vintage Mystery Challenge. You will find it at http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/vintage-mystery-progress-and-review.html OR I have put a button on my home page that will take you right to it.

I would appreciate it if, when you finish a book for the challenge, you would either leave a comment at the post or email the relevant info to me here at phryne1969 (at) gmail (dot) com. That way I can keep track of my challengers and try to be prepared when you're ready to claim a prize. And, I'll admit it, I'm really curious to see what you all decide to read for the challenge and maybe everyone else is too!

Good luck!

Bev