Saturday, 16 July 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday





Follow Friday is was thought up by the awesome Rachel at Parajunkee's View, it helps us book lovers meet other bloggers out there in the vast blog-o-sphere!

This weeks Featured Blogger is the lovely Angela at her blog of amazing: Angela's Anxious Life. Make sure you head on over and check her out, here's a little bio.



Hello fellow bloggers!  My name is Angie, 32, from Colorado and I LOVE to read.  I just started blogging in the past few months and I love it.   I decided to start blogging because I really don't know a lot of people who read so I thought I would blog to find people with my interests. I got tired of talking to people about books who would then look at me with a blank stare!   At first I avoided blogging for a long time because I would go online and see all these wonderful blogs and think there was no way I could set up a web-page like the ones I was seeing.  Then one night I sat down and looked all over the internet till I figured out how to use blogger.  In fact, I received a lot of help from the blogging 101 posts right here at Parajunkee's View!  .  I recently acquired a Nook Color and am LOVING it.  I never thought I would like ebooks at all.  I swore that they weren't for me though I never gave them a chance.  Then I received the Nook for my birthday as a gift and have never looked back!

I read all different genres of books... but not a lot of non-fiction.  I will review YA, Paranormal, Mystery, Horror, Fantasy,  really anything that seems interesting. Aside from blogging I moderate two fabulous groups on goodreads.com.  One is the YA Book Club which has 3000 members now (http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/3551.YA_Book_Club) and the Stephen King Fans group which has 2000 members now (http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/203.Stephen_King_Fans).  I am quite proud of both groups since I have worked so hard on them from the beginning.  The groups have grown so much that I recently had to recruit a co-mod for each group to help out!  I have discovered so many books through these bookclubs!  Some of my favorite authors are Charlaine Harris, Stephen King, George RR Martin, RA Salvatore, Rick Riordan, Janet Evanovich, Cassandra Clare, and JK Rowling just to name a few.

What do I do when I are not reading?  Well....  I love to watch TV and Movies, and play video games. I have an Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii.  I even have a hilarious blog for my Xbox 360 where the Xbox is blogging for me http://360voice.gamerdna.com/tag/Estel0212. From time to time on my blog you will find reviews for movies, games and TV.  My husband and I head out to the movies every Friday in the summer... and YES we plan to spend two night at the theater waiting for Harry Potter.  I will definitely post some pictures from that adventure.  I also love to go out on the town... ballet, theater, broadway shows, concerts, I am just about up for anything new and exciting.  Plus I love my two kitties and my hubby!  Feel free to stop by my blog... I try to keep it entertaining so prepare to have fun!

I do love to see other Girl Gamers out there and any lady who loves Ms Evanovich is a-ok with me!!

This week's question was "What Do I Do When I Are Not Reading?"
I love cooking, and especially baking. Which is really odd as I am not a lover of cakes and yet I really like baking them! Pastry is a completely different matter however, I would do back flips for a Vanilla Crown! I also love a good gaming session, having a computer programmer for a Dad meant I was introduced to the joy of point n' click in the heady 90's and that love has stayed with me. I love adventure games like Uncharted 2 and the new Batman:Arkham City game is my number one cannot wait for release this year. Other than that I collect crafty hobbies, currently I can sort of knit and cross-stitch, but most of my projects get forgotten as soon as I get I new book in my hot little hands!
What do you guys get up too?

17 comments:

Pedantic Phooka said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for stopping by!

I enjoy cooking too. My favorite thing to make is soups. I like to make a couple big pots every month and then keep the leftovers in my freezer. That way I always have something homemade when I don't have time to cook.

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

www.PedanticPhooka.com

joder said... [Reply to comment]

I like eating baked goods and wish I baked more. Thanks for following my site. I'm now following you back.

The Scarf Princess

Marla said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the follow! I'm following back. :) I love Big Fish Games! I just bought Princess Isabella: Return of the Curse and played it yesterday. So much fun. I hope you have a great weekend!

HollyG said... [Reply to comment]

@Pedantic Phooka Soups are great for taking to work (provided your thermos doesn't explode all over your desk like mine once did!)

Brie said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Holly! Thanks for stopping by our blog, I'm your newest follower.
The next time I go to the movies I'm gonna ask jalapenos with my popcorn, that sounds fantastic!

Kellie said... [Reply to comment]

New Follower! Nice to see there are quite a few girl gamers/ book bloggers out there. If only I knew more in person.

Megan @ Book Brats said... [Reply to comment]

Baking is like the life I wish I had. I bought some new frosting yesterday and I plan on making cupcakes tonight! YUM!

Happy Weekend, and thanks for stopping by! New follower :D

Book Brats!

Amy *Moonspells and Magic* said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not much of a baker. I do cookies for my whole family at christmas and hours of cookies is enough to last me the year in between the next Christmas! Hopping through and following back. Looking forward to reading your reviews! Have a great weekend :)

Nicki J Markus said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the follow, following back.
Ah, I see you're in Brighton. I live in Adelaide, Australia now, but I originally come from Kent! ;)

Lari said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh! I'll eat cake if someone bakes it for me! I am not kitchen savvy but I love delicious food. Cool blog. Please stop by and visit mine!

HollyG said... [Reply to comment]

Wow Hi everyone!

Marla: Thanks for the game recommendation, I feel a Big Fish marathon coming on!

Brie: You will not regret the awesome snack combination, once you have experienced the greatest no other movie food will do!

Kellie: Yeah we are a rare and awesome breed!

Megan: Oh man what type of cup cakes?

Amy: I also attempted cookies and home made goodies for all my family last christmas, so much better then spending days racking my brains for individual gifts! I still have quite a lot of homemade mexican liqueur left!

Nicki: My man is from Kent! Or Folkestone to be exact. Brighton is one of the best cities ever, everyone should at least visit once!

Lari: If I could some how get a cake to Hawaii I would definitely bake you one! Something with pineapples and rum!

Danielle Gorman said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for stopping by. I love baking too. I'm not the biggest fan of eating cakes either, but I just love baking. Very therapeutic.

Danielle
@Ramblings From This Chick

TheBookAddictedGirl said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for stopping by: I'm returning your follow! :D
I love to cook, though I'm pretty useless. I can only really make puddings! ;)
Hope you have a great week!
Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl

Bonnie said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for visiting me at Hands and Home, I am now following you back and am really looking forward to hearing more from you! I also love to bake, not so much cook. I don't know why I'm just not as creative with cooking I guess.

I feel like I want to speed read through all of the Harry Potter books (or have a major Harry Potter movie marathon) so that I'm caught up to see the latest one in the theatre. I really feel like I'm missing something!

Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

thefictionalbookshelf said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for following my blog. You now have a new follower.

http://thefictionalbookshelf.blogspot.com/

Bookworm1858 said... [Reply to comment]

Returning the follow-can't believe you don't like cakes! One of the reasons I try not to bake is that I would quickly consume whatever I had made. But that's much healthier for you, of course.

HollyG said... [Reply to comment]

@Bookworm1858Healthy? Oh what I lose in cake I more then make up for in savories! I have a particular weakness for pretzels!