Friday, 15 April 2011

I'm back in the Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is an awesome weekly blog hop hosted by Crazy For Books, where book bloggers visit each others blogs, connect with each other and share the reading love.

Welcome to my blog!

I've decided to take part in the hop for the first time in ages- it's been way too long and I've missed it! I used to be able to it more regularly because I had a lot of spare time on a Friday night but now I go to a youth group at that time instead. But now it's the school holidays, I have all the time in the world  =)

This week's hop question:

 "Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."

I recently read Sigrun's Secret by Maarie Louise Jensen and I'm going to pick the MC Sigrun. Sigrun is a young girl living in Iceland way back in history (it doesn't mention the exact date) who is exiled from everything she has ever known and loved when Saxons attack her family's home. She feels that she is forever in the shadow of her mother for it is her great sadness that she has not inherited the gift of her mother's visions or her talent as a healer but she is similar to her in more ways than she thinks for she proves her courage and love in her own way. Throughout these doubts about herself, the trials of young love and the challenges of leaving her home to live in a unknown city where everything is strange and unfamiliar to her, I was able to relate to Sigrun really well through her lifelike and distinctive voice.Also, I really enjoyed seeing her develop from a naive young girl who has some insecurities in herself into a confident, honourable and thoughtful young women. My review will be posted shortly!
Please feel free to look around and leave a comment with a link back to your blog- I'll try my best to hop and visit you back.

Note: I've been having probelms with my internet connection at home so I drafted this post earlier, hoping to get some hopping done before I go to bed but I couldn't post it until much later so I'll be doing my hopping tomorrow morning (I really hope my internet keeps working!)

Thank you very much for visiting and happy hopping!

9 comments:

  1. Happy Hopping!

    http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'm introducing four young men from the books I'm currently reading. Come see who they are. Happy blog hop.

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  3. Hopping through. Sigrun sounds like a great character - easily identifiable by young readers, and shows some character growth. The books sound like they are going to be a series, too, I'll checking it out.

    Here's my Book Blogger Hop: 4/15-4/18 post!

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  4. Hey hey, I'm a brand new follower over from the blog hop. I LOVE your layout and well, I love making new book blog friends. :)

    Please take a look at my blog post if you get a chance. :D

    http://faithunfurled.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-me-friday-book-blogger-hop.html

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  5. thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm hopping by to return the follow. Happy Reading =o)

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  6. I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm hopping back through and a new follower!

    I haven't read Sigrun's Secret but it sounds good. I'm not sure if it's good or bad that you relate to her?

    Kristi-The Book Faery

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  7. I am like you, I LOVE historical fiction - I just posted a review of a great historical fiction set in the early 1900s...happy to be following, check out my blog at http://lindsayhorne.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the design of your blog!
    i found you through blog hopping and I am your newest follower.
    Check out my blog: http://ingasilbergbooks.blogspot.com/

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  9. Sounds like a good book. Love your side panels.

    Hopping by from the blog hop.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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