Friday, January 21, 2011

Follow Friday and Weekly Book Report


It's Friday again!  How time flies right?  It's horrible that it has been almost a week ago that I've been apologizing for not doing too much posts, and now another weekend is just around the corner and I'm going to apologize again.  This week, I only got around to doing two book reviews (might not be much of a big deal but I'm used to writing at least three every week), but at least I never missed any of the memes.  But enough rambling.  

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and this week's question is:

Who do you cheer for?

I'm not much into watching sports but I do like watching basketball sometimes.  In the NBA, I like the Miami Heat, mostly because LeBron James plays there now - my brother is a big fan and it rubs off me sometimes.  In local sports, I cheer for the Ginebra Kings in the PBA because that's my dad's favorite.  By myself, I'm not a big sports fan.

As for non-sports cheering, I cheer for the following:

The patients in the psychiatric ward where I work.
The bus drivers that I encounter daily.
The passengers I ride with everyday to go to and from work.
Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams.
People that find time to write a book despite heavy schedules.
Authors that churn out book after book.
Young readers.
And of course, to each and every one of us in the book  blogging community!



Here's a recap of this week's posts: 

Awesome Author Interview with Alice Kuipers (Life on the Refrigerator Door and The Worst Thing She Ever Did - Lost for Words)

Book Review:  A Dangerous Dress by Julia Holden

                       Me, Dead Dad & Alcatraz by Chris Lynch

     10 Good Things on a Monday:  Favorite Fairy Tales
     Teaser Tuesday:  Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwen Cready
     Third Sentence Thursday:  Me, Dead Dad & Alcatraz by Chris Lynch

Miscellaneous Posts:
     ARGH is now on Twitter
     Nina vs. ARGH:  Printed Books vs. Ebooks
     Does This Ever Happen to You?  Book Question
     Make Your Own Monster Bookmark

New Books this Week:
     Printed:  Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
 For Review:
     From NetGalleyPlan B by Charnan Simon
                                The Hanging Wood by Martin Edwards
                                Shine by Lauren Myracle



  1. Hey, I bought Her Fearful Symmetry this week too!! But you're a much quicker reader than I am so I'm sure you gonna beat me with the review! Looking forward to it =)

  2. That's amazing! We could compare reviews :D I've got a huge TBR pile so I'm not sure about doing a review before you, though.

  3. I love your banner! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I'm following you back.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Hey I am a new follower!! Its funny you mention Lebron I am so not a sports person but I am from Cleveland and well he is not well liked there

  5. Old follower hopping through....hop on over to see my answer and enter my current giveaway!

  6. Hi! Found you through Follow Friday - I hope you're having an awesome weekend. I"m definitely following your blog for more, and I love that design - it's adorable!

    I really like how you list all your posts for this week. I do that too, but in a much less orderly manner. ><

    Best Wishes,
    ●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬●

  7. Nina, I love it when ARGH puts on his reading glasses hahaha!!!

  8. I love your book report monster :)

    Old follower <3

    I do like to watch games when I get to go to them but I'm not much of TV sports watcher.

    1000 Follower Giveaway info...

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    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
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  9. Your blog is adorable!!! The monsters make me smile :D

  10. returning your follow! and three reviews a week? wow, that's a lot.. I'm lucky if I write one a week lol... more power to ya' =)

  11. I have "Her Fearful Symmetry" too! I just haven't gotten around to reading it. I loved The Time Traveler's Wife, so I'm hoping I won't be disappointed!

  12. I love your take on "cheering"! I wish I would have thought of it! :)

  13. Hi, Nina! Thanks for stopping by - definitely happy to return the visit and become your latest follower. Happy reading!

  14. I really love your list of what your cheer for. I was considering doing that myself, I'm glad to see someone did :)

    And thanks for stopping by and following, I'll be following in return :)

    Have a great Friday!
    - Chelsea
    Books Turn Brains

  15. I adore your list of those who you cheer for!! Almost did something similar, now that I've read yours -- I wish I did.
    New follower.

  16. Love your "cheer list". Have a great weekend.

  17. Thanks for visiting ~ I'm a new follower now..Great blog! :)
    Kristy @ Dreaming By Day

  18. stopping by from the friday follow .


  19. New follower here! I cheer for the Miami Heat as well, they are my hometown team! Love your other cheers as well! Stop by my blog if you get a chance.

  20. Hi! I'm already a follower, just wanted to stop by and say hello!

    In the Hammock Blog

  21. I'm a new follower! Your blog's design is awesome!

    Would love for you to check out or and consider following me as well.

  22. Just following you back and I love your header!

  23. Thanks for checking out my Follow Friday. Returning the favour :D

  24. Just dropping by to say hey.
    I'll be intrested to know what you think of Plan B I read like a week ago, and I don't know. Anayways, have a good weekend

  25. I am following you back! Thanks for following. What a great answer to the question. Thinking out side the box. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  26. I'm not a big sports fan either. Although I will cheer for a few local teams if I'm at the game.

  27. Thanks so much for becoming a follower of my site. I'm now a new follower of yours in return because I love the look and feel of your site.

  28. 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

  29. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

    New Follower :)

    If you have a second please have a look at my new blog:
    Quick Quotes Quills

    Lu from Lu's Bloody Big Book Blog

  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Nina! I'm an old follower. And I must say, those are some of the best non-sporty things to cheer for. :]

    Have an awesome weekend!

  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like to watch basketball too. It's more fun because it's so fast-paced, but I haven't watched enough to have any allegiances.

  32. Definitely love your cheer list :) very true.

    thanks for being a follower and commenting on my blog, I so so appreciate it.

    Basketball is one of my favorites too (thanks to the BF)... We're nuggets fans though :)

  33. OH, and I wanted to say that I LOVE your header. It's totally awesome.

  34. Old follower stopping by! Have a great weekend!


  35. Hi Nina! Just stopping by to say thanks for stopping by my blog and to return the favor. I absolutely ADORE your headers. Your monster is awesome! I hope you have a great weekend, and happy reading!


  36. I like your monster mascot! Thanks for hoppin by my blog this weekend!


I just have to tell you, ARGH feeds on awesomeness, so if you can, drop him some awesome here, and I promise to give some awesome back :D

Right now, because of my really busy schedule, I'm cutting back on receiving awards. So until further notice, me and ARGH would not be accepting awards. But thank you for thinking of us, we really appreciate it!