Friday, August 27, 2010

Hop Hop Fridays

9:13 on a Friday and I go to add my link on lovely Jennifer's wonderful site.  262.  By 9:13 in the morning?  Holy hoppers that is a lot of people spending a lot of time thinking about books.  I love that.  All of the publishing websites (the ones I am eternally grateful to for helping me to get my agent and book deal) are often less than hopeful about the future of the written word.  

Not that people will stop writing but that publishing as we know it will loose its shape and become a sort of cyber silly putty version of itself.  Distressing.  I love books.  I love trees too which presents a quandary.  I love the heft of a book and the weight of a book and the soft shushing of pages turning.  I like the sheer inconvenience of a book.  The way it takes up all the room in your bag and makes you get rid of the extra pot of moisturizer that has four dribblets left.

I like to write in books in my own indecipherable scribble.  I like it when my book gets that utterly bedraggles, rained on, sandy, broken in look.  Can that happen with a cyber book?  With 262 hoppers at 9:13 in the morning I am fizzing with hope for books.


  1. Hi Priya, I'm hopping by. Check out my guest post at! btw, greedy reader that I am, I love real books and e-books; I got a Nook and it's great, but I still love a real book too!

  2. It's now up to 300! It's getting hard to decide to visit. Sesame Street usually helps me!


    Hello, found you at The Hop.
    I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new.
    I'm #211, Just stopped by to wish you a great weekend and check out your blog.
    This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 3.

  3. I believe that humans will never loose their love of books, well not all of them anyway! As for Blog hops, I have given up as just too many people doing it :(

  4. Just hopping by....I don't think people will ever tire of books.

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for reviews on I'd Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman, Saving Cee Cee Honeycut by Beth Hoffman, and many others.

    Happy Hopping, Everyone....hop on over to my blog to see my answer to the rating question.

  5. Historical fiction is my true love and what inspired me to be a history teacher. I can't wait to read more about your book. I am now a follower via the hop, I hope you can stop by my blog and check it out. I have two contests going on as well.

  6. With the Nook and Kindle at all time low prices, I have been tempted. I don't know if I would enjoy reading from one of them or not. If the prices drop a little more, I might give one of them a try. People mention how convenient they are, but I've never found books inconvenient. I still like pulling down from the shelves the books I had as a child - many of which contain personal artwork and early attempts at printing my name. How does one read a fairy tale picture book to a child using a Kindle?

  7. I think e-books have their place, and they're a great addition to the literary landscape, but there are too many people who truly adore the tangible, cherished object for me to worry too much about the future of books. Things about them might change - print runs, production values, price - but they're not going anywhere.

  8. Hi Priya, found your blog at the hop. i love historical fiction and multicultural fiction. love the words 'plum bean' =). its so refreshing to find somebody who is at ease in doing what inspires them. wishing you best of luck, would definitely look out for your book.


  9. I'm just getting around to hopping this week. Your blog is listed as one of my must reads so no hop needed for you (from me)!

    I hope you are getting healthy and enjoying the weekend.


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