Friday, November 25, 2011

Hops, Follows, and Tag Alongs, Oh My!

The 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.

Q. No question this week, since it's a holiday weekend for us US folks. Just stop on by your fellow 18 & Over Bloggers if you have the time and say "Hi!" J

Wishing everyone a fabulous Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend!

It's also time for the Friday Follow, courtesy of Parajunkee's View!

Q. 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?

A. There are so many people I'm thankful for, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Alice Novic (author of Alice in Genderland), who I got to know very well during my spring celebration; Giselle Renarde (author of Red Satin Christmas, the 3rd in her Red Satin series), who has long been one of my biggest supporters and favourite authors; the good folks at JMS Books, Bold Strokes Books, and Cleis Press, who have been wonderful in providing early reads and fantastic giveaways; my fellow bloggers, Nanny, Mike, and Diana, who I can always count on for a visit and a few kind word; and (of course) my fellow readers who make this all so much fun.

Finally, it's time for TGIF, is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.

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

A. I'm tempted to say writing, but that's far too easy an answer . . . instead I'll go with hiking. I love to get outdoors and just wander off the trail, exploring those hidden places that are so naturally beautiful, and yet so easy to miss. I'm also a bit of a rock-hound and fossil hunter, so I definitely don't mind getting dirty (and enduring a few scrapes and bruises) to retrieve something special.

As always, I urge you to hop around to some new blogs, tag along with some new friends, and find some great new reviews to follow. I always find something new to delight me!


  1. I love hiking too, and I agree the book blogging community is awesome.

  2. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

    Old Follower :)

    If you have a moment, please come and vote on your favorite YA Novel's Character:

  3. Ooh I definitely have to check out the Red Satin series since it's written by a GISELLE!! WOOT!!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. Really nice answer :)

    New follower

    Here's mine:

  5. HeeHee, I think my dogs would love you! In a perfect world, they would spend ALL day hiking ^_~

    Nice answers this week!

    Here's mine:

    New follower ^_~

    sinn @ sinnful books

  6. I don't think any of us would be anywhere without our fellow bloggers, here's mine

  7. New follower from FF stopping by to say 'hi'.

    Nicki J Markus

  8. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, thanks for participating in the 18 & Over Follow!