Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blog Hop Fridays!

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians!

I would like to wish everyone who lives in Canada a blessed and happy Thanksgiving on Monday.  I am looking forward to a fantastic long weekend at the trailer, even though we are closing it for the season after this weekend (sob, sob!).  I am debating whether to cook my turkey on the BBQ or do a beer-can type turkey over the open fire as it's only a small turkey.  My parents and in-laws aren't coming down until the end of the month to celebrate so it will just be hubby, kiddies, and myself.  I am looking forward to Friday and some relaxation time.  And of course, some reading time.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books.  It's a great way to visit blogs you already follow if you've been too busy during the week, to visit new blogs and to see the exciting things that bloggers are doing, and to have a chance to discuss our favourite topic, books.

If you are interested in participating, you must have part of your blog devoted in some way to books, including but not exclusive to, book reviews.  So head on over to Jennifer's blog and see what this is all about!

Question:  What's your favourite beverage while reading or blogging, if any? Is it tea, coffee, water, a glass of wine, or something else?

Answer:  It really depends on the time of day and my mood.  Usually during the day, it is water, once in a while I like to have a Diet RootBeer.  At night, I like my one cup of Chamomile Tea before going to bed as I read as I find it relaxing. 

Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee's View, is another great blog hop.  To participate in this one, you must follow the host blog and the special guest (This week it's, but otherwise you are free to follow whomever you wish.  Just leave a comment and have fun!

Question:  How many reviews do you like to do in a week?

Answer: I have never set myself a prescribed amount of reviews in a week.  I just post a review whenever I feel like posting a review or if I am reading something for a publisher or an author who wishes a posted review.  To prescribe a certain amount of reviews every week would take the fun out of blogging for me and I don't think I would enjoy it as much as I do.  Sometimes I don't even post reviews for books that I have read.  I am even thinking of getting back into book clubs as I miss the continuous discussion of books.

Don't forget to check out my Hallowe'en candle giveaway,

Have a great weekend everyone, and happy reading!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for the reminder, while I am not Canadian I have several friends who are. I'll have to send them my well wishes. I found you on the hop and am now following. I really like the look of your blog. You are so good with your choice of beverage. Mine are often loaded with caffeine.

  2. Hi found you from the hop, my beverage of choice is Diet Dew, gotta have the caffeine. I am now following your blog. Have an awesome weekend!

  3. I'm already a follower just stopping by to say hi.
    Hope you'll stop by and enter one of my many giveaways or sign up to join the Spooktacular Blog Hop or Gratitude Giveaways Hop.

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Inspired Kathy
    I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

  4. Hey Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by! This is my first time here, but I seriously have no idea how I haven't found you before now! I LOVE your layout! It's adorable! Just became a new follower!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you everyone for you amazing comments. Natalie, you made my day!!!! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

  6. Stopping in from the hop. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm not Canadian, but I hope you have a wonderful celebration! Both of those 2 ways to cook your turkey sound delicious! I hope you have a great weekend :)

  7. Happy HOP! I drink ALOT of water during the day and switch to diet soda at night. I don't know if it works but I hope it keeps me awake long enough to get what I need to get done done. Happy reading!
    Come HOP by if you have the time

  8. That explains a lot! Happy Thanksgiving! Ours in the US is in November! I like water too! :D nothing can beat good old water!

    Come visit

    Have a great Thanksgiving and weekend!

  9. I am an old follower ,stopping by to say Hello!
    Have a great weekend!
    *Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians!*
    My Hop>

  10. Stopping by on the hop...have a great Thanksgiving, I'm sure the turkey will be delicious either way!

  11. I am following you now thanks to Follow Friday:) Your layout is so nice, it perfectly fits at the weather outside:) Click here if you like o visit/follow my blog:

  12. Just hopping by from both HOPS. You have beautiful seasonal theme going on. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Ragan @ Location 2571

  13. I'm a new follower. Happy Follow Friday!

    Kate @ Literary Explorations

  14. Hopping by to say hello. Have a very happy Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday of the year - to say thanks for the good things.

  15. Awesome looking blog.Happy Thanksgiving.BBQ Turkey sounds good to me but I am a native Texan so I would say that! If you would like to post a link to your giveaway On my blog please stop by.

  16. Hi! Visiting (and following) from the blog hop. I hope you'll return the favor. : )

    The Book Frog


  17. I tend to drink Dr.pepper unless it is cold then I drink hot chocolate. come follow me

  18. Hey, just hopping by! Thanks for visiting us at Bewitched Bookworms! I love the feel of your blog, so I'm a new follower.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  19. Found you on the hop! Your blog is GORGEOUS and the reviews I read were excellent, so I will definitely keep following. Thanks!

  20. Hi,
    Happy Friday! I'm doing the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I usually drink iced tea while blogging and the occasional glass of wine. Have a magnificent weekend!

    I'm a old faithful follower.

  21. Hi - Great site - checking it out

  22. Hi!

    Happy Friday and Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm already an old follower ;)

    Come to see Murphy's Library

  23. Hopping through! Chamomile tea is my favorite tea too.
    My Hop

  24. Just stopped by to say Hi on hop friday.
    Stop in and enter my Kool book giveaways

  25. Just hoppin' on by! <3 I'm a new follower! :)

    Mmm chamomile <33

    I don't normally drink while reading; I'm afraid of spills! But when I write reviews, I must, must, MUST have a cold glass of Very Vanilla Soymilk with me. It's weird, I know, but I can't write one without it! :P

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer

  26. Hey! Happy Follow Friday! Just got back from my signing in California and posted a fun picture of me with Becca Fitzpatrick and Heidi R Kling for my FMBBF/Blog Hop post. Stop by and check it out!
    Happy Follow Friday!!!
    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- Love your layout!

  27. I'm a new follower from Friday Blog Hop.
    I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!
    I have a great 1,000th follower giveaway going on now too!

  28. Stopping on by from the Hop to say hello. I see that you're reading the Historian right now. That is one great novel! One of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it!

  29. Here here for Tea! I always forget to mention it, but drink it all the time. Iced in the summer, warm in the winter. Republic of Tea is a favorite of mine.

    Check out my Blog Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway HERE!

  30. You're the first blogger I've read today to recognize Canadian Thanksgiving. Thanks!

    Hopping by & love the template!

    Hope you'll drop by Whatcha Readin', Books? Cheers!

  31. Just hopping by...happy hopping....first-time visitor...trying to visit blogs this weekend that I haven't visited your design....header is adorable.

    Beautiful day here in Western Pennsylvania.

  32. Hi! Just dropping by from the hop. :)

    Tea is very relaxing indeed. Though I haven't tried chamomile.

    Hope you're having a nice weekend!

    Musings of a Reader Happy

  33. hi juat hopping by i am totally addicted to bookblogging i am also a lover of crochet mainly amigurumi
    have a good week
    joan from just joan

  34. I like that you have a lot of different reads - New follower. Have a nice weekend

  35. Hopping through to follow! Lovely fall themed blog! Happy Friday!!