Thursday, December 2, 2010

Book Blog Hop (11) + Follow Friday (10) + Week(s) in Review

It's Follow Friday!

This is my tenth Follow My Blog Friday, a weekly meme hosted by hosted by Parajunkee's View! I have taken a whole month off! Phew! Nice to be back :-)

What do I do beyond reading and reviewing for a hobby?
I do stuff other then reading, reviewing and blogging? I have tons of hobbies.  Too many for my husband's wallet ;-)  One of my favorite is PHOTOGRAPHY! Also, we have seasons tickets for ICE HOCKEY! We all love ICE HOCKEY in this family, hubby plays, son plays... I want to play but might also take up FIGURING SKATING.  

Book Blogger Hop

This is my eleventh Book Blogger Hop, a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books 

Book Blogger Hop Question:

What popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?

Oh my.  Do I have to answer?  I really do hate when I come across a book I just can't get into because it doesn't mean the book is really horrible it just means it didn't connect with me.  Kind of like television shows.  An example, FRIENDS.  OHMYGOODNESS I HATED THAT SHOW, but everyone else loved it and the length of the run and salary of the actors proved it was a hit.  I just wasn't into it.

One book I recently did not finish was Extraordinary- the hype of that wasn't that of some though.  I love the author, the writing style was wonderful I just couldn't connect.  That's all it amounts to.  Some stories don't reach out to me the same.

There are a few more but I haven't posted my reviews yet.  

So, what about you?


What is new this week? And the last (few)...

Let's talk about what's went on over the past month or so that I've been on leave from BBH + FF...

On a personal note:  
The Thanksgiving holiday treated us well and it was nice to visit with my husband's side of the family.  Over the holiday weekend I started another blog (link to come in the next few weeks) which will be my online-journal documenting my DIY + Cooking attempts.  It's cool to see how awesome something can look even when it takes not-so-yummy!

On the Blog:
Like my new banner?!  I do, took me forever but I'm totally happy with it.  Also, I've been playing around with the sidebars... hoping to find a happy medium of useful info and fabulousness!

Reviews you may have missed:
Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
Illyria by Elizabeth Hand
Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
The Oracle Rebounds by Alison van Diepen
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan

A review or two :-)
There will be a On Fab's Doorstep this week because I got a totally fab surprise in the mailbox today!
I'm planning on having a holiday giveaway, or two! So watch out for those.
Anything New with You?


  1. Hello, new follower.
    Ice hockey is also a love in my family. And I take a photography course at my highschool and I really enjoy it. i just recently developed my very own picture..I messed it up a bit, but it was still an awesome picture!

  2. New follower here!

    I draw stuff but just for fun. I watch ice hockey games, and I hope to try it in the future.

    Feel free to check out my blog:

  3. Hopping through. Old follower. I'm not a hockey fun, although I should be since I live in Minnesota.
    My Hop

  4. Hi There! I'm a new follower! I used to skate quite a bit, but now that I live in BC it doesn't really get cold enough to skate so my skates are collecting dust. (I prefer to skate outside) Drop by and say hi if you get a chance!

  5. Following through Follow friday! Return the favor?

  6. The ice and I, unfortunately, are mortal enemies, but hope you have fun with the figure skating ^.^

    Stopping by from Follow Friday and am your newest follower~~

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

  7. Ohh ice hockey, I'm a die-hard habs fan since I'm from montreal!

    Now following your blog :)
    In The Next Room

  8. New follower hopping by to say hi!

    Ice Hockey sounds cool, but dangerous... Have fun!

    Hop on by my blog anytime

  9. Hey...
    stopping by to say hello and have a great weekend!

  10. Hi! I'm a new follower. Figure skating is so much fun! I love your header. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

  11. Hi there! I am a new follower! Oh yes, I LIKE your banner, it's so good for eyes!


    Reading Lassie

  12. Hey! Just stopping by for FF. I'm your newest follower. Ice hockey you say! I had a quick peak around your blog and couldn't determine if you're Canadian or not... I am so... GO HABS! ;) And I liked your comment about too many hobbies for hubby's wallet. Very cute! Have a great weekend.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

  13. LOL. No, new friends, I am not Canadian. My love for hockey also does not come from our area as we live in THE SOUTH! The only thing people here know is GA-FOOTBALL! I have a whole story on how Hockey made its way into our veins but I'll spare you all ;-)

    Nice to meet you all, I'll be returning hops soon!

  14. Oh god, FRIENDS. All of my friends loved that show and tried to get me to join their cult but I just couldn't get into it. D:

    Anyway, found your blog through Follow Friday, and am now a new follower! Your blog really is Flippin' Fabulous, and I can't wait to read your future posts!


  15. Hey there - I'm from Pittsburgh, so we are a major hockey family, too - know exactly what you mean!

    Haha, I never got into Friends, either - you are not alone ;)

    Happy Hop! Please stop if you get the chance!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  16. I'm a new follower and I also enjoy photography! I'm hoping for a new Digital/slr camera for Christmas since mine just broke.

  17. Oh man, Friends is my favorite TV show ever. I still watch every re-run on TV, and we watch the DVDs often. :)

  18. Hopped over to thank you for participating in my 21 Day B&B Bash. I appreciate your comment. I would love to try my hand at photography some day, but my pocket book won't allow it with my overly large passion for buying books. But I love black and white photos and have lots decorating my walls.

    Have a great weekend!

  19. I love it! A question pertaining something other than books! Here's the
    short list of what I'm doing when I'm not reading:

    Cooking, gaming, gambling, drinking, smoking, golfing and sometimes even
    watching TV.

    I expound on all of the above at my blog. Follow me here -

    Howard Sherman

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  21. i found your blog thru the hop and im now a follower of your blog!

    if you have time, come visit me too at


  22. Hi! I neither love nor hate Friends - if I want to watch TV and there's nothing else on, I'll watch it, but won't go out of my way to. In books, I'm not a fan of the angel books that are popular in teen fiction at the moment. I don't mind writing honest reviews about what I like and don't like about a book, but feel bad if the dislikes are so much more significant than the likes.

  23. That's too bad! I was looking into trying Extraordinary. I might have to wait on it now though. I'm a new follower! My hop is at Coffee Table Press

  24. We are huge professional hockey fans in this house, tho for rival teams, which can sometimes make for interesting watching experiences, lol.

    Figure skating was something I always wanted to learn how to do, but, like roller skating, I simply could never get the hang of :(


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