Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Hop Friday

It's time for the weekly book blogger hops again! A great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old.

Crazy For Books' Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.

I'm Alison. I've been blogging for seven months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

*I'll be hopping by blogs Thursday night and Friday morning. I leave Friday night for Florida for vacation! We'll be going to Harry Potter land on Saturday and then a 7-day Caribbean cruise starting Sunday. Goodbye freezing Minnesota!

I will still be posting regularly on my blog while I'm gone through posts I have scheduled. Hopefully, they work. But I won't be commenting, since I won't have Internet access.

This Week's Reviews

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Trickster's Girl by Hilary Mantel

Check out my What Books? Feature this week:
Favorite Books To Re-Read

Manga Mondays: Vampire Knight vol. 3 by Matsuri Hino

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: No Blog Hop this week :-( (according to @crazybookblog)

Follow Friday: Who Do You Root For?

Well, no one really. The only sport I enjoy is gymnastics, but I haven't been following it much since the 2010 Olympics. If I had to pick some teams that I like, I'd say the Minnesota teams: Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild. I'm from Phoenix, so I'm also a Suns fan. I hate the Arizona Cardinals on principle. They had one exceptional year, but generally they've been an embarrassment to the state, and we wasted a lot of money on a new stadium when ASU's Sun Devil Stadium was perfectly fine and was a source of money for ASU. Enough ranting...

For the Super Bowl, I'm rooting for the Packers just because it's the closest team to Minnesota.


  1. I hope you have fun on your vacation! It sounds like a ton of fun!

  2. Have so much fun on your vacation! What a great trip! Let's chat all about your Harry Potter theme park trip when you get sister wants me to go in the spring and I'd love to hear about it.

  3. Have a fun trip! I'd love to go to Harry Potter land!!!


  4. Thanks for stopping by, new follower :)

  5. Have a great vacation! And thanks for stopping by my blog :) I don't root for anyone either, though, like you, I love watching gymnastics (and that's perhaps why I really do enjoy Make it or Break it..... I love guilty pleasures xD).

    Have a great time at Hogwarts! ^_^
    - Chelsea
    Books Turn Brains

  6. Thanks for hopping by! I am SO JEALOUS you are going to Harry Potter land. Have a great trip!

  7. Hi Alison. I'm new to the hop and a follower.
    I live in Atlanta and have wanted to move to AZ or Cali for years. Just to be on the West Coast. I loathe cold weather!

    Have a fabulous time on your vacay!
    Amy aka Lady Reader

  8. Hey Alison, just stopping by on the hop and follow. Great to see what u have up to. Cheer up and cheer!
    Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  9. Hi, hon! Thanks for stopping by - always happy to return the visit. Have a great vacation!

  10. Oh my gosh you lucky girl! Have a blast on your vacation, I wish I was going on a cruise! Hope you have a wonderful time, read lots of books, and get time to relax:)

  11. Hi, new follower here through Follow Friday! Happy Friday,

  12. Thanks for hopping by! You're going to Harry Potter land and the Caribbean?! Lucky! Take me with you? Have an amazing time!

  13. Hope you have a great trip! Have fun in Harry Potter land! :D

  14. Already a gfc follower. If you get a moment I would love it if you could stop by and follow my blog.


  15. here's mine

  16. I love gymnastics too. I also am a big figure skating fan lol I have been since I was tiny. I used to LOVE Scott Hamilton and Kristi Yamiguchi ... oh those were the days.

  17. Happy Friday!
    I stopped by to say hello from the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    I'm looking forward to my baby nephew coming over to see his auntie. :)

    Romance Book Junkies

  18. Who do I cheer for? When I follow sports at all (and that hasn’t been much lately) I follow people and teams who impress and inspire me.

    My answers are all over the map (literally!) but all perfectly understandable once explained. Follow me over to my blog and read all about it -

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  19. New follower. Love to read book reviews and commentary, so I'm obviously looking forward to following your blog.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

  20. Have a lovely trip hon!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog for Follow Friday!

  21. I already follow you and have a great trip!

  22. thanks for hopping by my blog :) I LOVE the Olympics (both summer and winter), definitely my favorite sporting event. Even though it's a long wait between them :(

  23. Hey Alison!

    Happy Blog Hop!

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Sounds wonderful!

    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

  24. Re: Movie Extra work- It's fun doing extra work for movies, but it also involves lots of long, odd hours. My shoot lasted from 5PM to the wee hours of the morning. This job was my first extra gig and I was lucky enough to be in the same room with the director -- Ronnie Howard!-- and the cast due to where they stuck me for the shot. I got to see them rehearse and everything. Even though you can't see me, it was quite exciting!!!


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