Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blog Hops

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 almost 9 months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

On the blog this week - 

Reviews

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford

Manga Mondays

Fruits Basket vol. 15 by Natsuki Takaya

Discussion Post

What Books? Favorite Books That You Didn't Love At First

Questions of the Week:

Blog Hop: Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?

Not really. At first, I planned to name it Snowbird Reads, after my dog and have cute pictures of my doc staring at (or eating) a book. But I decided that Snowbird wouldn't sit still for the pictures and the name would be confusing. I didn't put a huge amount of thought into Alison Can Read. It was just a name that came to me and sounded good enough. I rather like it.

Follow Friday: Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

I'm so boring...I don't watch TV. We got a new digital cable box in November and I haven't been able to turn on the TV since! It's a complex 3-button process. Goes to show how much TV I watch that I haven't made the effort to remember how to do it (or to go watch the TVs upstairs or in the basement). The special rate we were getting ended this month, so we just cancelled cable completely and returned the box. Now, my TV is just a vessel for the Wii and the Blueray player.

55 comments :

  1. Happy Hopping!

    http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

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  2. You are probably already well aware of this book, but I was on Amazon shopping around for deals, doing random book searches, when I came across this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Manga-Shakespeare-Romeo-Juliet-William/dp/0810993252/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1298603352&sr=8-2

    First thing I thought of was u and MM! *blushes*

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  3. I've got Revolution to read, too, so I'm going to have to check out your review!

    Check out my FF!

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  4. Have you read Tramps Like Us by any chance?

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  5. Great blog and interesting posts. Start following your blog. Please visit my blog and leave a comment,I really appreciate if you can follow me back. Thanks and have a nice day. :)
    http://freedelicacies.blogspot.com

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  6. That's kind of how my tv was at my apt. I used it mainly for my Wii and playstation and dvd player. I'm not much of a tv person.

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  7. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through
    We have some favourites in common, but please come by and check out a clip of my very favourite TV show

    shelleyrae @ book'd Out
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

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  8. Congratulations! I have been honoured with the One Lovely Blog Award, and would love to pass it along to you (courtesy of Mysteriousbooks).

    If you're not into accepting awards, no problem . . . please take this as an admiration of the work you do. :-)

    Link: http://mysteriousrose.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  9. Hiya, old follower here just stopping by for the Friday Follow from Crazy for Books; I think I'll always wish that I could change my blog's name lol

    Anywho, hope you have a great weekend! And if I haven't said it before, I love your banner image :-)

    Darkeva

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  10. I don't watch very much TV either... We gave up cable last summer because no one ever watched it. I do try to catch Glee when it's on, but I ususally miss it. :)

    Happy Friday!

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  11. I totally wish I wasn't as addicted to television as I was. Happy Friday!

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  12. I couldn't do that! I'm a tv addict. ;)

    Have a wonderful Friday!

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  13. Happy Friday Alison! I can't believe you don't watch tv! I guess I can with how much you read, but even with how much I read I still like to sit and stare at the tv and watch ridiculous shows unfold before me:) It's addicting!

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  14. VERONICA MARS! Best show ever haha I really shouldn't watch tv, but I get hooked on shows like that and Dexter. So addicting.

    Have a fabulous Friday, Alison! :)

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  15. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-book-blog-follow-friday_25.html

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  16. What's in a name? Everything! A name is a label, a description and a promise. I'm very happy with mine - "Howard Sherman, Implementor" but it was quite a journey to get there.

    Hop on over to my blog and find out why - http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  17. hopping by! new follower!! Hope you check out my blog as well! =]

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

    i love pretty little liars!

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  18. Hey new follower here! I love the background to your blog! Gonna check out your Manga Monday post now too cause I love Fruits Basket!

    My blog's here: http://thecaitfiles.blogspot.com/

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  19. I like your sidebars a lot-just hopping by to drop off your invitation
    I would like to invite you to consider participating in

    Irish Short Story Week-3/14 to 3/20

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  20. I often think my life would be a lot less busy if I were to give up TV. I don't want a lot of TV, but it's still enough. I think the fact that you don't even miss it (at least it sounds that way) is so good for you! Instead of wasting hours in front of a box, you get to spend it reading or doing other fun stuff.

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  21. Love that you went with Alison Can read. Plus, if you'd gone with Snowbird Reads, even people seeing the dog pictures might think /you/ were the one nicknamed Snowbird. :-)

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  22. I can't imagine life without TV. Lol, I'm such a typical teen! I didn't care about tv till I saw TVD. After that, I kept watching new shows (or old ones like Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and now I'm addicted.

    Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for visiting Alison,

    -P.E.

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  23. Hello! Hopping by. I don't think I could live without cable. Although, the billion channels available I hardly watch. I like the news and channels like TNT, HBO, USA, HGTV and Food Network. That's about it. I could do without the rest. I didn't think I watched a lot of TV, but I stick to shows I enjoy. That's awesome if you can devote your time to other things! Love Wii! Need to start playing that again. I usually only watch TV at night. During the day I read and working on my writing. Have a great weekend!

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  24. Thanks for following me @ http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com/ and now I am following you too! (^_^)

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  25. Thanks for the follow! I also am now following you. :)

    I love your background!

    Amanda @ http://lettersinsideout.blogspot.com

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  26. Just hopping by...thanks for hopping my way. Your blog rocks!

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  27. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower!

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  28. Thanks for hopping by. Love your name (its simple to remember) and your blog is really pretty to view! I Look forward to reading what you have to say in the future.....one of your new followers too!
    http://christysbookbasket.blogspot.com

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  29. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday!

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  30. Thanks for stopping by. Your name is easy to r'ber and we don't have to be looking at the About me section for your name :)

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  31. There's a reason behind my silly blog name. Come see what it is. Happy Blog Hop!

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  32. I hardly watch TV on an actual TV anymore, I usually watch it online. I only watch it on an actual TV on Mondays and Thursday (sometimes Tuesday :P).

    I also like your blog name :).

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  33. How can you live without cable?! You're stronger than me! I tried for six months and just couldn't do it. After those six months, I vowed never again to be without it or a DVR ever again-- even if it meant less food in the house! :p

    ~Brooke

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  34. Thanks for dropping by our page earlier!! Your page is just the cutest ever!! Hope you have a great weekend! :-)

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  35. Hello back, thanks for visiting and following my blog (bookaholics) am now following you back and I think your blog name is funny and cool : )

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  36. Thanks for hopping to my blog. I love reading but would probably read a lot more than I currently do if I had your attitude to TV, but unfortunately I do watch my TV. I think your blog name is simply perfect for such an avid reader.

    I look forward to keeping up with your posts :)

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  37. Hey Alison!
    I know how it is, I gave up my TV too. But I watch my fav shows online... Actually I do everything online lately LOL.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier!
    Have a fab weekend!
    xoxo

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  38. Hopping by! Thanks for stopping by my blog:) I think Alison Can Read is a great name, too.

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  39. Look at all these comments! Alison, you're inspiring. I love your blog name and your blog. Old follower here. Glad I stopped by.

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  40. Thanks for stopping by on the hop! I see you read and reviewed Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. I LOVED that book. new follower!!

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  41. Haha - I barely watch TV anymore even though I used to be a TV junkie just a few years ago.
    Have a great weekend!

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  42. Haha your dog wouldn't sit still! I don't watch TV much, but I will watch Glee! But that's not even on the TV. I watch it online.

    I just checked out Revolution from the library! I'll be sure to read your review and see what you thought!

    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

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  43. Just returning your hop! I keep reading reviews praising Revolution so I'm going to have to check that one out. It's great to hear that the voice of the girl from the past doesn't feel too stilted or unrealistic :)

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  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I think your name is very cute and goes with your theme very well ^_^.

    I watch TV shows but most of them online :P. If I go ahead and get a DVR though that might change.

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  45. What a lovely blog you have! :) I just gave you an award! Please check it out on my blog.

    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

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  46. I love your blog name and design!! But then again, we do have the same blog designer. :)

    It's ok that you don't watch tv..a lot of people don't, so you're not alone. I do watch quite a few shows, but that's because once I start a series, with books or tv shows, I have to see it through to the end. I'm weird, lol.

    Old follower :)
    Jess @ Gone with the Words

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  47. Thanks for having a cup of tea - I am a follower already. Hope your having a great weekend.

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  48. I'm an olf follower passing by. I love your blog name - I wouldn't change it either :-)

    Take care,
    Evie@Paromantasy

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  49. I like your blog name a lot. It's simple and cute. Snowbird is a very cute name for your dog, but I'm glad you went with this for your blog. :)

    I don't watch the actual tv either. I do watch a bunch of shows, but they're all on dvd. I even watch The Vampire Diaries on my computer.

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  50. I like the name of your blog. Snowbird might have made me think of a Florida retiree with quite different book tastes! Off to read your reviews!

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  51. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your blog name, it's definitely to the point.

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my blog - hopping by to return the follow!

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