Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Friday, December 17, 2010

Welcome to all Book Bloggers-June 10 to June13

"Hi, Welcome to our Blog"-Yoda and Charlie

Welcome to all Book Blog Hoppers

I will follow back all who follow me-

Every Friday Jennifer of Crazy For Books hosts The Book Blogger Hop-The Book Blogger Hop is a great chance to meet new to you bloggers, find some new blogs to follow and gain some great readers for your own blog.   Every week about 275 or so bloggers from all over the world participate.    I have found some excellent new blogs this way and gained some wonderful readers.    I follow about 500 book blogs  and am always happy to find more.   If you follow me I will follow you.


   My blog for the last few months has been one third Asian literature, one third classics and one third short stories but I do read contemporary fiction also and even some YA once in a while.    I have various reading projects I am working on also.    My latest one is South Asian Short Stories.   I am very into Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf.  

If you visit me please leave  a comment so I can return the visit-

I will follow all who follow me-

Every week Jennifer asks participants in the Book Blogger hop to answer a question-here is this week's question-

Every week the host of the Hop asks us to answer a reading related question-here is this weeks question


Limiting my answer to living writers, I think I would like to meet Kenzaburo Oe, the great Japanese author.   

Mel u


BLHmistress said...

Hi new follower here, I agree its really hard to just narrow down one answer to this . I am half and half majority of the time but mostly the characters have to grab me.

My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

Anonymous said...

I still have to write my post but I like the question. I think if the plot is strong enough I don't mind so much if the characters aren't that well developed.

Have a great weekend, Mel!

Suko said...

Hopping by to say "hi"! My answer to the question would be "it depends on the book".

Anonymous said...

Hopping by and following through. Great giveaway thanks! Make sure you check out mine!


Hannah said...

I'm a total character gal. I love watching people change and mature as they move through the plot. My partner David is totally plot-driven--and it is astonishing to me that we so often love the same books. I think authors who do one really nicely often do the other brilliantly as well

Sugarbeat said...

Hi There!
I'm an old follower hopping through! This week's question was tough to answer, wasn't it? Hope you have a great weekend. I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

Anonymous said...

It is hard to say but I would lean toward Characters in part because I don't mind books that many people consider lacking in plot. I like books that go into the interior of a person and show how and why that person is behaving, changing, etc.

Good question.

Anonymous said...

I would say that it is probably characters in part because I tend to like books that others seem to find lacking in plot. I like interior books that delve deep inside of someone and show why they are the way they are and how they are changing with circumstance.

Mel u said...

pburt-thanks for your very interesting comments

Lifetime Reader-I am not sure I can say for sure what my preferences are but it is a good question

bookdout-thanks for hopping by

Sugarbeat-thanks for hopping by and thanks so much for the follow

Mel u said...

BLH Mistress-thanks so much for the follow

Mel u said...

Leswammes-yes it is a good question-thanks for hopping by

April said...

Hopping by to say hello and wish you a wonderful weekend!

Elizabeth said...

New Follower..I thought I followed a while back, but I guess not.

Always love to visit your site.


Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Von Loon's Lives sounds really interesting. I'll have to look it up!
Happy weekend!
My Hop

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Hello! Stopping by via the Hop. Love your blog's background! Already a follower :) My post this week is here.

Don't miss loads of fun!

~Zakiya LadyWings

gautami tripathy said...

Happy blog hopping!.

I wanna meet Shakespeare!

Here is my Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday post!

Anja K. said...

How could I have forgotten to include Haruki Murakami in my response - I'd have to seriously brush up on my Japanese though!

Anja @

TC said...

Hi, just hopping on through. I had an instant massive list in answer to this week's question. Have a good weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from the blog hop.

Check out my answer if you like.


Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from the blog hop.

Check out my answer if you like.