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Friday, 20 May 2011

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday - May 20th

Book Blogger Hop
Crazy-For-Books is hosting a Book Blog Party!  If you have a book blog and want to participate click here.

"If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?"

Our answer:  That's easy! I'd spend the day (or week. Hell, a lifetime!) in the Brotherhood mansion! As you can probably tell, I adore J.R. Ward's BDB world, so to spend even a minute within those walls would be awesome! To be more specific, I would love to "relive" the scene in Dark Lover when Wrath and Beth get mated. Really, witnessing any of the mating ceremonies would be cool! Or what about Butch's induction into the Brotherhood? Or how about a training session? Hmmm. Decisions, decisions.

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee

Second week this is so exciting, and hope to meet and follow a lot of you!  I love this question by the way...

"It's circle time.  Time for us to open up and share.  Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you?  We all have them..."

Now, don't laugh at our quirky habits!!!! LOL  OK, you can...

1. I can't go to sleep if the sheets are not perfectly pulled. If they bunch up for any reason, I have to fix them back or it drives me nuts.
2. I only cut my hair during a new moon. It's supposed to make your hair grow faster. I even have a printed new moon dates calendar thing on my desk so I can schedule my hairstylist appointments.
3. I don't like to eat cereal for breakfast. It's too sweet that early in the morning. But I LOVE to eat it as a midnight snack.
4. If I have a signed/personalized copy of a book, I buy another copy to actually read while the signed one stays on my shelf, untouched.
5. The first website I ever made was a fansite about the TV show Dawson's Creek.  It actually became a very popular fansite and at the time I was selected to create an unofficial fansite for Joshua Jackson and James Van Der Beek.  I ran all of those for a few years, and no, they're not still up.  But I made a lot of great friends, some I still talk to.

18 and Over Book Bloggers Tag Along is for adult book bloggers to get to know each other and hopefully gain more followers and is hoted by Bitten by Paranormal Romance.

"Did you set yourself a reading goal?"

I have a reading goal for the year, for the week, for everything.  I have so many books to read, new ones coming out on my HAVE-TO-HAVE list and series I've started that I need to finish catching up, that at last count, this year I need to read 120 books to finish series (I'm 40 in) with a total goal of 200 books (which I'm 39% ahead).  So I'm doing pretty good at achieving it I think.  I also want to read 10 new series this year, and I've managed to complete 1 of them, and started working on 2 others.  Not too bad, huh?

This was so much fun!  What are yours?!?!!?


Kellie said...

New follower!!
Hehe, Dawsons Creek, those were the days!!

You can find me at reawrite.com

Unknown said...

haha, yeah, those were the days! ;)

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the 18 & over tag along. I like your idea of spending time in the BDB world. Oh the things to see there! And your blog is stunning!

Gabrielle Bisset

Unknown said...

Thanks Gabrielle!!!

Sarah said...

Omg...the new moon hair cut. lol That's hilarious.

I LOVED Dawson's Creek! Me and my best friend at the time were absolutely obsessed with that show! lol

~ Sarah ♥ I'm Loving Books

Unknown said...

LOL, thanks for the name Sarah, I'll have to use that now, you know that? ;) Yeah DC was an obsession, took up A LOT of my time! Thanks for stopping by


Jules said...

I completely agree about the cereal!

I am a new follower! :D


Feel free to stop by my blog - http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

Darkfallen said...

I really need to start this series...I've heard so SO much sexy num nums about it;)

Of course I'm a follower of this sexy naughty bliggity blog!!

Come see ours & check out what we've been up to this week at Paranormal Wastelands!

Loren Chase said...

I do the same thing when I have a signed copy of a book! It drives my mom nuts. So I have a lot of double copies of books! And I'm always waking up to fix my sheets. It drives me crazy when they're not straight. Have a great Friday! New follower;)


Ann Craven said...

Omg!!! Francesca!!! That Dawson's Creek thing is hilarious!!! I feel weird commenting on our own blog, but I could not help myself! Too funny! I used to watch it before I went to school in the mornings! No Shame here!!

Unknown said...

LOL Yeah I know, you know it's bad when in my yearbook, where we each got a whole "description page" written by our bffs, they wrote this line "Francesca wants to become a graphic designer and have Pacey's babies."

Ann Craven said...


Not as bad as mine. For our graduation comment, mine says, "I'm a Jenius!"

Unknown said...

Good luck with all your goals haha and thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm already a follower, Have a great weekend!

Bookgirl @ My Book Addiction

BLHmistress said...

New follower here too, I don't blame you I would love to hang out at the BDB mansion. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend.

Sally Bibrary said...

Thanks for stopping by, hon - happy to be a new follower!

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Hi! Old follower...I don't like to eat cereal in the morning either! Too funny :D

I want a replay of the sink scene in the pit - yummy!

Thanks for stopping by mine ♥
~ Alyssa ♥ hesperialovesbooks

Kyanara_BJD said...


thnx for stopping by my blog and for the follow!
Whooo I foudn someone who has the same perfect bedsheet issues :D;)

New follower!
Have a great weekend!

Howard Sherman said...

I’ve seen a lot of great picks and gathered some fresh titles to add to my ever-growing TBR list. My answer will probably stun most people because the world I picked is a place most people would be scared to death of and try to escape from. Me? I want in.

Hop on over to my blog and be prepared for the unexpected – http://www.howardsherman.net

Howard Sherman

Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side said...

Congrats on almost reaching your reading goal this year...I'm almost there too!! Stopping by on the Friday Follow and Tagalong..showing some love. Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!

Bex said...

Oh, I didn't know that about the hair! Interesting! I like your list. :)

Old follower here! My quirky list can be found here!

Rebecca @ kindle fever

Anonymous said...

hopping in!

my goal is to read 100 books this year! lol..thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Last year I read 189 books. I'll probably be around the same this year.

Dawsons Creek... Niiice!

Much love for the brothers..true.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I've never thought about timing when I cut my hair. I only cut it once a year or so, so I don't think it matters for me.
My Hop

Mandy P. said...

Thanks for the follow. :) New follower... I like the trivia about cutting your hair during the New Moon... I'll have to try it. :) And I'm with you in the mansion... LOL Great idea!!

Mandy @ Reality Bites

AsianCocoa said...

Ha ha. I have that quirk about my bed too!
I'm a new follower.

Here's my Follow Friday

Unknown said...

Hiya! Thanks for coming by and following! I'm following back. :D Love your blog ^^
Haha! I thought I was one of the only ones about the cereal thing. I don't eat much in the mornings at all, actually. But if I do eat breakfast any, it likely will not be cereal because that's my "midnight snack". lol. I don't own any signed books yet :( But I'm sure that when I do get some, I'll be the exact same way. I do own some very rare first edition special copies of books, and they stay shelved while I have duplicates that I use for reading. haha.
That's a neat list there.
Have a great weekend! :)


Unknown said...

Thanks for following my lovely ladies : )

Lol, looks like we are all a little bit quirky!


bittenbyromance said...

Thanks for joining in the tag along. I hope to see you again.

Have a good week.

Crystal @ RBtWBC said...

Wow, those are some great goals and it looks like your well on your way to reaching them! Hope you had a great weekend!

Kristina said...

Thanks for stopping by. New follower. Love the hair cutting quirk, don't think I've heard that one before. Look forward to more from your blog.

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

Hello! Thanks for dropping by my blog Novel Addiction! See? I knew with my show this weekend, that I wouldn't be able to hop until super late, so here I am... days later, argh, sorry!

Newest follower - I absolutely love your quirky 5 facts. I, too, am not a fan of bunched sheets! There's nothing better than my bed when I've just changed the sheets because everything just looks and smells so perfectly done, lol.

I hope you have a wonderful week, Happy Reading!