Friday, 20 May 2011

Friday Blog Hop (20th May)

 weekly meme hosted by Laurie at 

Question of the week: Did you set yourself a reading goal?

I tend to set myself a reading challenge each year, this year my aim is to read 250 books; I am current;y up to 104 .

Weekly meme hosted by 

This weeks featured blog:

Ninja Girl from Ninja Girl Reads

Question of the week:  It's circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them...
  • Photographing my children is an obsession! now they are older they are starting to run or pull cheeky faces (little do they know they will be shown at their 21st's)
  • I love to fill out paperwork, if I make a mistake or it looks too messy I start again ;)
  • I love the smell of magazine paper, soil, rain, babies and freshly mewn grass
  • My kindle goes wherever I go (much to my husbands horror), you never know when you might just get that spare moment to read.
  • I have to have everything in order, the house spotless and nothing lying around - clutter irritates me.

What to do..

  1. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  2. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  3. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  4. If you're new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!


  1. Just stopping by from the 18 & over tag along. Good luck with your goal and have a great weekend!


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  3. Wow! That is a mighty fine goal. I have absolutely no idea how many books I read. I'm guessing a lot, but probably not that many. Good luck!!! With 104 done already, I'm sure you'll succeed if not surpass your goal. Oh, and I absolutely love owls! They're just sooo cute! Cool blog, am definitely following :)
    Ninja Girl

  4. Oooh, and I grabbed a button ;)

  5. Thanks for stopping by Bitten Books. I'm following your blog now too :)

    Haha, I love paperwork too. I prefer surveys and questionnaires though.

  6. Now following! Thanks for stopping by! And I'm LOL at you and your kids. They are so going to get you when they turn 21! But that's such a great idea! And I love the smell of freh cut grass too!

  7. I feel really lost without my kindle, sometimes if I forget it when I'm at uni I consider going back for it-but it's an hour long round walk and I'm too lazy haha.

    I used to love photographing my cat too, she was like my child =]

    I'm a new follower

    The Cait Files

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've followed you back.

    I love the smell of magazine paper too. And I take my Kindle everywhere.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today :) Returning the comment and following right back at ya!

    Take care,
    Ms. C

  10. Thanks for stopping by

    I wish I have kindle. I got too many ebook to read lately

  11. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through. Thanks for stopping by - I can look past any mess, clutter is a polite term for stuff all over my home!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  12. Wow you've already surpassed my reading goal for the year! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following, love the man candy! :)

  13. Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend.


  14. I've also become obsessed with photographing my kids. I even seem to have taken over the job from my pro photographer husband.

    Thanks for following my blog. I'm a new follower here too! Have a nice weekend.

  15. Wow - 250? Good luck . . . and good reading. :)

    Sally @ Bibrary Bookslut


    I can definitely relate to hating clutter! I organize all my rooms constantly! Thank you for stopping by!

  17. Hey trhanks for following! Happy FF ;)

  18. Haha, I'm so glad someone else likes to fill out paperwork too. I always thought I was weird! And I'm the same way, if I screw up something on it I can't just cross it out, I have to start over. And I also LOVE the smell of freshly cut grass!

  19. Hi! New Follower :)

    I have to take my ereader with me everywhere I go. I drive my husband crazy, he just doesn't understand my obsession with reading. lol

  20. Thanks for visiting me at Hands and Home. My Kobo also goes with me everywhere. Before I had it I would often take 2 books with me incase I finished one or wasn't in the mood for the other - love that i don't have that problem anymore.

  21. Hi, Sharon! Lovely site. =) Returning the follow. Thanks! Can't wait to check out your posts.


  22. Hey, thanks for stopping by my FF! I really wish my quirk was keeping a clean house and everything in order! My house is more often chaos...

  23. You've read over 100 books already!!! OMG!! That's my goal for the year... lmao!!!

  24. If there is clutter my mood will continue to deteriorate throughout the day! It drives me nuts so I'm totally with you on that point! Organization is a must! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

    My FF

  25. Please come over to my house and de-clutter me!
    New follower.

  26. Thanks for stopping by! I have a kindle but I haven't been completely converted to it yet. I still prefer a good old physical book. Have a great weekend. :)

  27. Thanks for coming by!
    Wow!!! 250 books?! I wonder how do you manage it? My goal this year is 100 and I think that's a lot:)))
    I also have my Kindle with me everywhere!

    inga from

  28. I take my kindle with me everywhere I go too. I have a huge handbag, so it fits in there nicely with all my other stuff. I cannot believe there was a time when I was against the Kindle, I can't imagine not having it. I love my Kindle!!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy FF to you. I'm a new follower and here's my FF.

  29. wow, my goodreads goal is 100! Please coach me! lol...

    Have a great weekend!

    Nat @ Reading Romances
    Small Blogs, Big Giveaways

  30. 250 books?! When will you sleep? :-)

    I'm like the others, except 100 books is my goal every year and I've never made it - my tally always tops out at around 80 or so. There's just always those books that hold me up, because they take me longer to finish. Books that I don't dislike enough to stop reading completely but don't like enough to become addicted to are always my downfall.

  31. Thanks for stopping by.
    That's a good reading goal, I was aiming for something similar but am only on 81. Well done on getting to 104 already.

    I don't have a kindle, but I'm the same with my books. I always take one with me in my bag - you never now, as you say, when you will get a spare moment to read!

    Have a great weekend

  32. For the first time I set a goal of 100, I am at 32 so far not bad but I need to get cracking LOL this year is flying by .

    18 and over Tag Along

  33. Oh, I'm so not a fan of paperwork, lol! But my Kindle goes with me everywhere as well, to my boyfriends horror. LOL! I love it. ;)

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  34. This is a fun question. I’m learning so much about everybody and I don’t think most of us are as quirky as we think we are.

    My quirks seem normal enough. As I wrote them I woke up to the fact a lot of my quirks create inner conflicts. I’ve got a lot to think about!

    Follow me Back to my blog and see what quirks I’ve got –

    Howard A. Sherman

  35. I have the same reading goal as you! I am not doing as well though I am on 91!

    I also take my kindle everywhere! I can't go anywhere without knowing he is in my bag! : D

    New follower here!

    Suz @ Under the Covers

  36. Hopping through. I don't have kids, but I bet I'll photograph them tons when I do.
    My IMM

  37. Old follower saying HI. I totally agree with you about paperwork, I do that too.

    The Scarf Princess

  38. Thanks for stopping by. I wish I were more like your last quirk. I'm incredibly organized when it comes to some things, but horribly disorganized when it comes to others. I wish I could be more consistent. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. :)

  39. hey there new follower! thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I love the feel of your blog (very cheerful for sure )
    I take my kindle everywhere too. i even got a bag that is the perfect size and everything. :)

  40. Woot! Thats a high goal! your half way there! I have mine at 100 but Im more than half way there I might have to raise it :) Thanks for visiting my blog.

  41. I always love your blog!!! so bright and cute hehe :D thankls for stopping by mine

    Im an organised person as well.. Clutter = FREAK OUTS

  42. Hi Sharon, thanks for stopping by at my blog. I'm now following you too :) I love the smell of babies too, somehow they smell so pure and sweet.. I'm not big on perfumes but if I do wear one, I would definitely wear something like the smell of rain...

    Your header is super cute, btw!

  43. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am following you back! It's great that you take tons of pics of your kids, I need to take more pics of mine!
    Truly Bookish

  44. Thanks for hopping through, Sharon.
    I hate clutter too.

    Monique @ AsianCocoa's Secret Garden

  45. Thank-you kindly to you all for stopping by! it is always great 'meeting' new people through these memes and adding more blogs to my growing list.

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  46. hi i am a new follower and new to follow friday! cant wait to meet all you new cool people!

    Angel's Cove Book Reviews


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