Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday Blog Hops and Other Fun Things

Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year??

Wow. What a hard question. I would most likely have to say James Patterson. I have read almost all of his Maximum Ride novels and loved everyone of them. He is an amazing author. However there are a whole list of authors that I love also!

I cant wait to see what all your answers are. If you are interested in doing this hop then click the Crazy For Books link above!


Photo Roulette Friday Rules:

- Please be random! It's really OK to post a not-so-wonderful photo.

- You are more than welcome to edit your photo if you wish.

- Please include my button in your post, so people can find this bloghop and link up.

- You have until Tuesday night to enter.

Here is my entry:

Well here is my cat that we had to disect in Anatomy. I know it might be gross, but we had to choose the 10th folder, 8th picture so this is what I got.
This is a fun new meme I hope you all join!

The Life of a Sippy Cup Mom!, Mannland5 and The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man have teamed up to cohost Follow Me, Chickadee Fridays! Each week, simply stop by at any of these three blogs for a chance to link up and meet new and exciting bloggers out on the interwebz!

All we ask is that you follow a few simple guidelines:

Add a main link to your blog each week (Linky will open every Thursday night at 11 p.m. EST and close at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday mornings EST).

Follow the first three blogs in the # 1, 2, 3 spots.

Visit the blog above and below your listing and leave a *meaningful* comment. Something nice and shiney to make them smile. But make sure to tell them that you found them from Follow Me, Chickadee!

You don't have to follow every blog that follows you...but make sure that you follow the blogs that really interest you!

If you want to put the blog hop code or the Chickadee button on your Friday post on your blog, we welcome it!

Family friendly sites ONLY. The linky list will be monitored and anything not family friendly *will* be deleted. We don't want to see random naughty bits or something that would make our families cringe.

And the most important guideline? HAVE FUN! Make new friends, but keep the is silver and the other's...ack, Girl Scouts memories shining through. Oh, and have a Happy Friday!


  1. I love James Patterson's Alex Cross series. One of my favorites. Have a great hop!

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  2. Ashley, James Patterson is one of my faves for his thrillers, have not read the Maximum Ride books yet though... My taste runs more to the Women's Murder Club series books!

    Hopping over from Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

    jackie ^_^

  3. I mentioned James Patterson too! He's written so many books I have no idea how I missed him. Crazy, right?

  4. I haven't read the Maximum Ride books yet. I'm not a huge thriller fan, but I'd like to check them out. I think my husband would especially like them.

  5. I love the Maximum Ride series- amazing! I've not read any of his mainstream stuff either. He sure gets a hold list at the library though.

    Stopping in via the hop.

  6. I just started reading the Maximum Ride series - finished book 2 - and I was surprised by how much I like them as I'm not in to James Patterson at all.

    Gotta love the hop because it brings me to blogs like yours!

  7. Hewo! I'm stopping by from Follow Friday! (Need I say I absolutely LOVE your background?)

    Oh! *GASP* And I LOVE the graphics you have for your rating system! Like OH MY GOD! Totally awesome. I feel this insane urge to copy those. GOD! Why didn't I ever think of something that clever!? (must consider this question carefully).

    *cough* Anyways. Not The Point.


    (new followah! oorah!)

  8. HOPPY FRIDAY!!!Love your blog!

  9. Hey Ashley, just stopping by on the hop and follow, again. I've chosen my fav author, too. I like Patterson also. Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  10. Just stopping by for the hop!! Love the pink background!!! Hope that you are having a good week!

    Feel free to stop by my place Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

  11. James Patterson isn't my cup of tea.

    Happy almost weekend. Come see who my new favorite authors are.

  12. I'm just hopping by to say hi. I hope you have a great weekend!

  13. I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow. Have a great weekend

  14. Can you believe I've never read a JP book! Yeah, I suck! I hope to get to one soon!

    Hope you enjoy your weekend with some good reading!

    The Unread Reader

  15. i found you on the hop, and am now a follower :)

    james patterson is amazing! whether he writes adult or YA, he never fails to get me to enjoy his books

    have a great weekend!

    erika breathes books

  16. Um mine would be Simone Elkeles

    New follower.

  17. the first few max ride books were awesome, but it kind of went downhill for me :s im from the friday folower, and i'm a new follower! happy friday ;D

  18. I'm a new follower from the hop. Have a good friday

  19. I've actually never read a Patterson book, although I do have one of the Maximum Ride books sitting on the shelf waiting for me to get to it.

  20. I haven't read anything from James Patterson, but I have heard good things. I love your rating system symbols. Have a great weekend.

    A Book Obsession..

  21. I like James Patterson too---his books read so quickly and are always surprising. Have a great weekend!

  22. Maximum Ride has been on my list far too long! I've got to read those books - I've heard great things about them! I'm glad you're enjoying them!

    I found you via the Hop & am looking forward to looking around =) Happy Friday!

    The Bookish Type

  23. I have heard such great things about James Patterson, both is ya and adult novels, so I hink I'm going to have to pick the maxumum ride books up soon. I'm glad to hear you like them.

    Have a great weekend!

  24. Hi! I just found you through the blogger hop and thought I'd follow! Have a great Friday!!!


  25. Oh. My. Word. There's a dead cat on my bloghop! Ha ha ha! I never, ever would have thought that was coming! Thanks for playing along. I think I'm really gonna enjoy this photo roulette thing!

  26. Stopping by from the blog hop. I haven't read any James Patterson myself, but my boyfriend likes some of his books and has been trying to get me to read them for ages. They are on my TBR list, but that thing is a mile long, lol.

    Pages of my Life

  27. Already follow. Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!

    Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

  28. Hi, just blog hopping by! Happy Friday!

  29. LOL, Gotta love these challenges because you never know what you'll find :O Have a happy Friday!!!

  30. I already and a folloer that came by on FF. I have to say I like the dead cat picture. It looks a little weird and kinda gross, but I liked it all the same. Have a great weekend.

  31. Just hopping by to say, hi.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  32. Thought I would stop by and follow you on the Hop! Love the blog. That cat doe NOT look happy lol If you get a chance swing by and check out my blog too.

    Have a great weekend!

  33. Hi!

    I'm visiting from Photo Roulette! I love James Patterson, by the way.....and that crazy cat picture! I know it's kinda weird...but I liked it! ha!

    Happy Friday,

  34. Hi, I'm stopping by from the blog hop and I'm a new follower!
    Have a fantastic weekend and if you have time stop by my blog too!


  35. Hey following you from the hop! Take a second to check out our page and our most current author spotlight with PC Cast!

  36. I have j.Patterson's 'Maximum Ride' But the trick is starting it. lol

    I even got 'witch & wizard' ....err

    Greetings from Tresa via the HOP!

  37. Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

  38. Stopping by from the hop! I am a new follower :D

  39. Looks like you've got a great blog going on over here. I'm stopping by from the blog hop (yeah, I'm a little late to the party but that's how I roll ;).

    I'm a new follower so I'll be back for more, I'm sure.

    Happy reading!


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