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Thursday, November 24, 2011

TGIF (7) and Feature and Follow Friday (13)

TGIF... is a weekly meme hosted by GReads to re-cap the week's posts and to propose a question for followers.

Q. When You're Not Reading: What occupies your time when your nose isn't stuck in a book?

Well, when I'm not saving the world from reading non-read worthy books as BookNerd Girl, you can usually find me a) working b) catching up on my many tv shows or c) annoying my baby sister as much as possible *teeheehee*
Honestly, I live a pretty boring life...I know, I know that's hard to believe considering how fantabulous and awesome I seem *insert all your groans and eyerolls here*. I'm not a very social person, mostly because I don't really like "real" people. I prefer spending time with fictional characters, but hey, who doesn't *shrugs*. So, reading and reviewing does take up a considerable amount of my time. I'm also a huge TV junkie! Seriously, the amount of shows I DVR and watch on a weekly basis is beyond ridiculous. I spend a great deal of time watching/analyzing/promoting/obsessing over the show Supernatural *squees*. And occassionally I do venture out into the "real world" *the sun, it burns!* and go shopping, to concerts, or to the movies.

Feature and Follow Friday... is a blog hop, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, that allows book bloggers to discover and connect with other book bloggers.
Today's featured blogs are:
Books & Beyond  AND  The Book Addict

Question: It's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for - blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

I've only been blogging for a few months, so I'm still pretty much a noob, but I am so so so very thankful for the ENTIRE blogging community. So many wonderful bloggers and readers have helped me, encouraged me, made blogging fun, and have made me feel right at "home" here on the blogosphere. So I want to thank EVERY blogger, follower, author, and reader who has stopped by my blog, commented, talked books with me, or has just been plain awesome!
I have few special bloggy shoutouts:

~Ishita at The Reading Fish ( @HeyItsFishy ) and Zareen at Reach for the Stars and the Books 
( @ShiningStar786 ) for being awesome bloggers, fun Twitter pals, and super cool chicks.
~BookLuvr Mindy at Magical Urban Fantasy Reads ( @bookluvrmindy ) for always taking the time to leave me the nicest comments.
~LisaILJ for taking the time to read and comment on my book reviews.

To Authors:
~E.S. Lark ( @eslarke ), Emma Raveling ( @emmaraveling ) , Carlyle Labuschagne 
( @ CarlyleL ) and P.M. Dooling ( @padooling ) for giving me the chance to review their wonderful books, be a part of their fun blog tours, and for being awesome and lovely ladies to chat books with.

To all those bloggers who host these fun memes/features that I've gotten the chance to participate in! Without many of these weekly memes, I wouldn't have met so many of my bloggy friends:
~Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for Feature and Follow Friday
GReads for TGIF Friday
Should Be Reading for Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays, and WWW Wednesdays
~Book Journey for It's Monday, What Are You Reading?
The Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday
Breaking the Spine for Waiting On Wednesday
The Story Siren for IMM

There is a never ending list of books that I am grateful for.
As always I am thankful for J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series, all of Lauren Myracle's books, the books of my childhood- The Chronicles of Narnia, Anne of Green Gables, The Berenstain Bears- and for many of the books and series I had the pleasure of reading this year. Here are just a few:
  • The Daughter of Smoke & Bone: Laini Taylor
  • Anna Dressed in Blood: Kendare Blake
  • Whirl: Emma Raveling
  • The Waking Grove: E.S. Lark
  • The Protectors Series: P.M. Dooling
  • Shatter Me: Tahereh Mafi
  • Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
And of course this list of books and bloggers could go on and on, but I won't ;)

What about YOU?! Leave links in the comments
If you're a new follower please let me know so I can follow you back


Anonymous said...

Happy Follow Friday! I loved your list of bloggers, as I love them too! :)

The Brunette Librarian said...

Anna Dressed in Blood was pretty wild. I finished it last week and when I was done, I went whew!

Sarah (saz101) said...

"Annoying my baby sister as much as possible *teeheehee"

Mwahaha! Love this.

Like you, I'm new to blogging. I'm so grateful for the sense of community, and the comments, help, giggles, memes, everything! I love you people!

Anonymous said...

Hopping through! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kim said...

I'm also fairly new to blogging and I agree that without the support of other bloggers and readers, I would be completely lost! Great answer!

New follower.

Kim @ The Paper Planes

Sarah said...

I follow most of the bloggers you listed they're blogs are great, here's mine

Juli Rahel said...

Old follower here and it seems as if we pretty much share our favourite past times! :)
Hope you have a great weekend and hop on over if you have the time:
Juli @ Universe in Words

Unknown said...

I keep seeing The daughter of Smoke and Bone. I really should get a copy!

There's so much to be thankful for and the list just goes on and on...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Old follower,
April (Books4Juliet)
My Follow Friday

Amie@Mom Reads My Books! said...

Great lists, both of them! Thanks for stopping by! Old follower!

Izzy G. said...

Hi! I'm Izzy from My Words Ate Me and I'm stopping by for Follow Friday. I also loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone as well as Anna Dressed in Blood, and I'm really looking forward to the chance to read Shatter Me. Your list of bloggers is fantastic too and I follow many of them :)

Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

Shanan, The Book Addict said...

I love the name of your blog!! I love words that the sound alone makes me smile. Here is a link to a guest post I did on my favorite words:

And I am so sad--I forgot to include Harry Potter on my list (and I even did my honors thesis on Harry Potter so you would think I would remember!!).


Uomo di Speranza said...

I heard that Shatter Me was an excellent one indeed...and as far as cookies go, I do hope you've made snickerdoodles before. If not, well, miss, you are not livin'.

PS: I'm a new follower! Feel free to check out my Frivolously-Follow-Me-Friday Post here. Thanks!

Grace Fonseca said...

Ooh...excellent choices. I also loved Shatter Me and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Great selection. Come visit me as well. I'm thankful for my book-blogging friends.

Livre De Amour-Books of Love

Alexa S. said...

Happy Friday! I laughed out loud when I say the part about annoying your baby sister, if only because I do the exact same thing sometimes :)

Amy said...

Hey! Your blog has made me even hungrier. I am waiting for tea. I need to read Shatter me. Everyone loves this book. Great FF.

Here's my FF

Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

Melliane said...

oh some great blogs. It's really nice.

old follower

here is mine

Megan Bernard said...

Hi there!
I'm stopping by to visit you because you visited me :)

I love your blog title-- "Spelunking" is such a fun word ^_^

Enjoy your weekend!


Bookluvr Mindy said...

Ahhhh! Thanks for the shout out!

Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

Spellboundbybooks Mel said...

TGIF : From One book junkie to another.. your life is absolutely NOT boring. I prefer spending more time with my nose in books rather than in reality as well! And at least in books, things HAVE to make sense... reality.. meh.. not so much LOL

Happy Reading!

Jenna and Ashley said...

So many people to thank! I know they appreciated your acknowledgments. It's hard to believe you've only been blogging a few months. You have so many followers:)That's a testament to how awesome your blog is!

-Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (old follower)
Thanks for stopping by my FF

Bellas Shelf said...

As I type I am enjoying *drumroll* cupcakes!
Flavors on my plate:
Red Velvet (classic & my FAVE)
Chocolate cake w/Salted Caramel frosting
Caramel cake w/Chocolate Butter Cream frosting
Pumpkin Spice cake w/Cream Cheese frosting
Apple Cider cake w/Vanilla Butter Cream frosting

They are mini cupcakes I get from the new cupcake bakery by my house. They hung a pic of me up on the Wall of Fame because I bought 100 cupcakes so far! Not ALL for me, some were gifts ;) lolz.

Thanks for stopping by & saying hi. Nice to see an old follower stop by :)

Sarah (saz101) said...

Supernatural! YES!!!

OK, so this is a seriously delayed follow-back, but hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Richard said...

Thanks for stopping by! Glad to know I'm not the only one with hateful thoughts toward Twilight! Following back :)