November 19, 2010

Happy Blog Hop Friday!

This is my first Friday blog hop where I get to show off my new blog!

So much has been happening lately I have neglected my blog a bit, only having time on Fridays to join in the blog hops.
There are some major changes happening in my life which will hopefully have my blog black on track and getting at least a review a week up. I have some planned for December so please keep an eye out. I may even do a giveaway for Christmas so keep an eye out on my giveaway page.
Since I don't have a review I will do something a little unrelated just because I am so happy with how life is turning at the moment I need to show it off a little :)

My week so far....
I waited for 3 days for my new dining table to be delivered, the couriers kept calling to say it would come on certain days then it wouldn't. Very annoying but once it finally got here my kids were so delighted that my son and I picked out place mats and he set the table once we came home (he is 5 and I didn't even know he knew how to set a table.)
The significance of the dining table is that we haven't had one that we sat at for dinner since my son was born. Now that he is heading off to school next year I want us to all sit and eat together properly which seems to be working well so far.

I got myself a new job! I work in a high stress environment at the moment so I have applied for a million and one things (I would have been happy to scrub dishes at this point, just to lower my stress levels) So in early December I will be working for Maccas! I know it may sound strange to be excited by that, but it's a job where I don't have to deal with as much crap as I do now and I can be trained to move up in the food chain without it taking over my entire life like me current job has. My son has already asked if he can come to work with me though, and my husband says he wants free food :/ I think I will just be banning Maccas food all together once I work there.

Other than that we are getting into the spirit of Christmas and have been making a glittery mess all over the place. We have also invested in new Christmas decorations this year.

That's enough of my rambling, on to the blog hop madness that is Fridays!

Parajunkee hosts the ever popular Follow My Book Blog Friday. Her featured blogger this week is Ginger at GReads
The question of the week is How long have you been book blogging?

I would say around 5-6 months. So I am not as established as most but I keep plugging away and trying to get this blog of mine going.

Book Blogger Hop

Crazy For Books hosts the one and only weekend long book blog hop. The question of the week over that way 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 am an Aussie, so don't follow any traditions due to not celebrating Thanksgiving. But I am always thankful for good friends, family and being able to spend time with both.

Happy blog hop bloggers!


November 14, 2010

A massive thank you!

As some of you may have noticed my blog has had a pretty big face lift over the last 24 hours.

I am totally rapt with how it has turned out and wanted to give a big thank you to Danny from Dreamy Blog Designs!
She has done an amazing job and I can't praise her enough for her efforts in getting my blog to the state that I wanted it.

So once again a huge thanks!

November 12, 2010

Happy Blog Hop Friday!

Once again it's stalking *ahem*, I mean following time.

If you want to join the follow on fun you need to visit;

Parajunkee hosts the ever popular Follow My Book Blog Friday. Her featured blogger this week is Jackie at Insane Hussein
The question of the week is What us your usual monthly book budget??

HA! That's too funny. I have no budget, although at the moment I am on a book buying ban (self imposed) due to my TBR pile being so high (that is in the physical sense, I fear it may avalanche on one of the children :P)
I normally buy a book a week. Nothing too exxy mostly only things that are under $15 unless it's a new release that I absolutely can't live without.

Book Blogger Hop

Crazy For Books hosts the one and only weekend long book blog hop. The question of the week over that way is If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

Absolutely yes! There is nothing worse than walking in mid conversation and I feel the same way about books. I would rather be there from the beginning.

Happy blog hop bloggers!


November 9, 2010

Check it out Tuesday

I propose a new kind of book blog hop.
I am all for pimping myself out and jumping on the book blog hops, I wont stop doing it either. I just think it would be nice if we had a hop where you could recommend other peoples blogs.

So the rules of this hop are as follows:
Recommend one blog and add them to the linky list.
Go check out the the blogs that were recommended.
That's it get hoppin!

I'll even go first and recommend you go visit Jessica Rabbit (although be warned her blog is for 18 or over)

November 7, 2010

Weekend Question

Liz at Cleverly Inked hosts a weekend question for us all to answer each week. It's always book related for all the book obsessed bloggers like me.

This weeks question is;
Do you prefer a male or female protagonist?

I personally don't mind. I actually love getting into the head of a male protagonist so long as it is written well. I obviously find it easier to relate to a female though.
When writing I always write as a female because I have yet to master writing a male lead.

So what's your preference?

November 5, 2010

Hippity Hoppity Hop!

It's that time of the week again and I am ready to bounce around the internet finding new book blogs to stalk *ahem* follow.

If you want to join the follow on fun you need to visit two blogs;

Parajunkee hosts the ever popular Follow My Book Blog Friday. Her featured blogger this week is Monica at Bibliophilic Book Blog who I am pleased to say I was already following :)
The question of the week is Who are your favourite authors??
I could be here all night trying to make lists, but I will say the top three are Richelle Mead, J R Ward and Claudia Gray.

Book Blogger Hop

Crazy For Books hosts the one and only weekend long book blog hop. The question of the week over that way is What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?

I do admit that when I first figured out the whole following thing I followed a few blogs that I really wasn't that interested in so I culled a few. I didn't feel too bad though because they were not following me and they had many many many followers. 
I have had one person stop following me. It was a really odd guy who got pissed off when I didn't follow back or accept a Facebook friend invite straight away. He found my personal FB account not the one I use for my blog so I was actually glad he unfollowed me (hmmm is unfollowed a word?)
At the end of the day, I appreciate people taking the time to read my blog and follow on but I wont be offended if people do drop off the list because I will assume they have their reasons for doing so.

Happy blog hop bloggers!


November 4, 2010

Head over to Sparkling Reviews

Sparkling Reviews

Sparkling Reviews is giving away a Kindle when she reaches 500 followers (only 2 more followers needed)

There are bonus prizes if Sparkling Reviews gets 1000 followers withing 2 weeks of reaching 500!

So head on over there and enter!

PS... The giveaway link is in the image. I was a clever cookie and changed it :)

November 3, 2010

Instant Give Away!

Okay, so here is the situation. I have managed to obtain an extra copy of Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, I haven't even read the copy I have yet so I really have no need for two. If you want to read the synopsis then click the pic above.

So this is an instant giveaway which means I have no date for you to enter by, it is purely first one to comment gets the book!

The conditions... I will post to people internationally, BUT I will do it the cheapest way possible which means the post time will probably take up to a month.
If you are a fellow Aussie it will take 1-5 days to post depending where you are in the country.

So, as I said, first one to comment gets the book so comment now if you wish :)


November 1, 2010

Weekend Question

Weekend Question is hosted by Liz at Cleverly Inked. I thought I would give it a whirl this week as I have enjoyed seeing some other posts from this weekly meme.

Do you judge a book by it's cover? If so which is your favorite?

I am terribly judgmental. I understand why publishers think book covers are so important, I will skim right by book if the cover doesn't catch my attention.
One cover that has caught my attention this weekend is 

I'm not afraid to say I think this cover is totally hot! I would buy this book just to stare at it while I had something tangible to hold at the time. I have tried to read a Gene Showalter book previously without much inclination to continue reading but this cover alone makes me want to give her another chance.
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