Friday, November 19, 2010

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday Nov. 19-22

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy-for-Books. It's a chance for book bloggers to interact, make new friends, and most importantly, share their love of books!

This week's question is:
Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!
I'm thankful for you all, truly. My followers, readers, friends. I've been going through a bad time recently, and blogging, as well as the people in the book blogging community, has made things a lot more bearable for me.

My holiday traditions usually include a mash-up of Thanksgiving and my birthday (AND I HATE IT; I want them separate, dangit!). My aunt and uncle and two cousins come over and we celebrate Thanksgiving at my house and we gorge ourselves on turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, and sparkling cider. Then we all talk for a good hour or so, until our stomachs are settled. And lastly, we do a mini-birthday celebration for me and eat cake. Not too exciting. But it's good food! :D



Follow Friday is a weekly meme posted on Friday's that is hosted by Parajunkee @ Parajunkee's View. To join, all you have to do is follow the host and the week's featured blogger. Then put your name on the linky, grab the button, and follow, follow, follow as many people as you can! If someone comments and says they're following you, be a dear and follow back -- it's all about spreading the love during Follow Friday! :)

This week's question is:

How long have you been book blogging??

It's technically my fifth month. I started at the end of July, but I was gone for most of August and only really started up in September so that's how I count it. So, three months. :3



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17 comments:

kel said...

I've been book blogging about two years now, with a little break in the middle. Love your blog!!

Jenny said...

Hi Kristina! I'm so sorry to hear you've had a rough time of it lately, I'm glad having this blog has been helpful. I'm a huge fan of reading your reviews, so I'm very glad to be a follower of yours! Hope you have a great weekend:)

La Coccinelle said...

Just stopping by from the Hop. Have a great weekend!

Anna said...

Mmm I want some of those garlic mashed potatoes! I'm with you though about being thankful for our blogging friends...it's a nice little escape when times are rough. Happy Friday :)

Melissa said...

Happy Friday, Kristina! I hope you're back to your bright, chipper self soon...no more stress! I love my bloggy friends, too...they are wonderful, yeah? :)

Julie said...

Hopping by! Your Thanksgiving dinner sounds yummy! At least your birthday isn't during Christmas. My grandfather had a bday around that time and always hated it because he got less presents LOL Hope you have a great weekend!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Dropped by from the Hop! Happy Reading!

BLHmistress said...

HI nice to meet you, I'm a new follower . Have a great weekend.

FollowFridays

Howard Sherman said...

How long is too long?

I was blogging from my official website about the interactive fiction books
I was writing before the words "blog" and "blogging" entered the English
language.

And I blogged a lot about many things -- not just books.

I need to blog off topic a little more, I think. I don't want people to the
idea I'm too two dimensional!

Thank God It's Follow Friday!

Enjoy the weekend!

Howard Sherman
http://www.howardsherman.net

Music4Betty said...

New follower! I'm a newbie at book blogging, only since April. Your blog is really nice :)

Kristina said...

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend and have a great birthday!!

Kay-c said...

Thanks for the hop~ and follow...and followed you back~

We've just started last monday this week~
so we're still trying to figure things out here

Kay-c @ http://derangedbooklovers.blogspot.com/

Straylights said...

MmMmM sparkling cider does sound pretty good! I think I'll have to go search for a bottle ;)

Emi said...

Kristina, my long lost love, I can't believe that we started out blogs around the same time. Its just further proof that we were separated at birth. xD

And to reply to your comment on my blog, we've talked about this; you need to move out HERE where we actually have RAIN and THEN we can gorge ourselves until we puke. Cake on Thanksgiving sounds awesome! ;D We can put candles in the turkey. <333

Judith Leger said...

Thanksgiving is my holiday. My oldest son's birthday is right at this time so it was understood that this would be my holiday to cook and have everyone over. We usually have the traditional Thanksgiving meal. I cook the dressing that my Mom taught me how to make. I love this time of year. I'm off from work almost the whole week. Love it!!

www.judithleger.blogspot.com
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Also writing as:
Jadette Paige
www.jadettepaige.weebly.com

Kat said...

Old follower here, just stopping by to wish you a great weekend. :) My dad always says people mash his birthday with Christmas, so I get what you mean. Congrats on having blogged for five/three months. :)

bookdout said...

Hi,
Just hopping by and following though. My son feels the same way about Christmas, his brthday is the same week so we make an effort to make them seperate.
Happy Birthday!

Shelleyrae @ bookdout.wordpress.com

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