Thursday, December 2, 2010

Follow Friday + Blog Hop

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

What do you do besides reading / reviewing as a hobby??

I do Tae Kwon Do after School. I really love it and it's my second favorite hobby! I joined approximately 3-4 years ago and ever since I fell in love. At first I was reluctant (I used to be afraid of everything!) until my mom forced me and I came to learn how to defend myself. Plus it really helps you out in dangerous situations.

I live in New York so Crime isn't uncommon here. One time when coming home at night I was alone and I knew somebody was following me. It turned out that the guy tried to grab my purse but to his surprise I kicked him where the sun don't shine and punched him. So I'm really grateful for not getting harmed that day.

Plus Tae practice is just a blast.

This is pretty much what happens most of the time...

Currently i'm a Red belt with Black Stripe (One stripe away from Black!)

So I guess one would refer to me as a 'Kick Ass Nerd' (too corny?)

Book Blogger Hop
My second Blog Hop!

This week's question comes from Marce who blogs at Tea Time With Marce:
 "What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?"

Well I don't really know how to answer this one. I just recently started blogging so reviewing a book I didn't enjoy wasn't much of a problem. Plus as I have said before, I have a higher threshold than most people and even if a book REALLY is horrible, i'd probably get something out of it. 

On other subjects-
Tomorrow I am posting my review for Angelfire so that should be interesting.
And next week i'll be holding my first giveaway! I'll be giving away a $30-40 amazon gift card! More details to come later! (It'll be US only and only to followers) 

I'm also thinking of adding a Last Sacrifice Giveaway! Richelle is coming to New York so i'll probably get copies signed! Not sure if anyone would be interested but if so then leave a comment and i'll see how many copies to get signed for the giveaway.


Jenny said...

Just popping in via the hop to say hi! Love the image with smelling the feet, hilarious:) Can't wait to see what you think of Angelfire, I have that one on my list as well and am really looking forward to it! Glad to have found your blog, we seem to have similar tastes:) Have a great weekend!

Jenny of Supernatural Snark

The Shrinking Violet said...

New follower.
I love that. Kick ass nerd.
And you've just taught me something new today. I never knew there was such a thing as a red belt with a black stripe level. To be honest I was only aware of three levels. But congrats on you ass kicking abilites!

The Happy Booker said...

Just hopping by to follow. Great blog, I'm glad I found it! Tae Kwon Do, wow! That sounds like a lot of fun. I only wish I had the energy for an activity like that! Can't wait to read your review of Angelfire.

-The Happy Booker

Nina B. said...

New follower here!

I have been fascinated with martial arts for so long, but I don't have the heart to try it. I swim and I draw stuff but just for fun.

Feel free to check out my blog:

Sugarbeat said...

I'm an old follower wandering her from the follow! Congrats on your almost black belt. My daughter does Karate and just got her yellow (and wears it to school she's so proud of it!) Drop by my blog if you get a chance and say hi.

Alison said...

Hopping through. New follower. So cool that you were able to beat the bad guy! I wish I knew tae kwan do.
My Hop

Moonlight Gleam said...

Following through Follow friday! Return the favor?

Zoƫ said...

Tae Kwon Doe sounds like a great hobby to have... I wish I had the motivation or energy for an athletic hobby, after spending all day in the lab I could certainly use one for my health.

Happy Follow Friday :) I'm now following your site.
In The Next Room

aobibliophile™ said...

hi Book Kritik! love the Kick Ass Nerd label. i've also joined Follow Friday and would love to have others follow me so i can follow as well. have a great weekend!

AngelicNytmare said...

Just stopping by from the follow. Oh i'm dying for Last sacrifice to come out.

Niecole said...

New follower here... hopping by to say hi!!!!
Love the Tae pic you posted, hehe making me laugh on such an awful friday...

Hop on by anytime!

Caroline (Bon Bons and Reveries) said...

Hi! Just dropping by from Follow Friday. oooo I'm a very anxious person. When I was a junior in high school (3-ish years ago) I did a theater program at night in Newark and I had to park at this parking garage that was across the street and underground from the building. There were several times where I was sprinting to my car- I'm still surprised that I didn't get mugged any of those nights. I think I'll try Tae Kwon Do.
Glad to hear you were able to defend yourself and "kick ass"
Have a great weekend :)
Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Just stopping by through Follow Friday. Wow, I would love to do something like Tae Kwon Do. And you are very lucky in that situation that you are a kick arse nerd!

I am a new follower. You can check out my blog if you like at

Happy reading :)

Reading Lassie said...

New follower here! I once dreamed to be a martial artist, but gave up when I realized how much I hate muscle pains! Haha.

Carla said...

Stopping by through Follow Friday. I'm a new follower.

Tae Kwon Do must be great. I always wanted to do something like that!

Have a nice weekend.

Library Mosaic

Steph said...

New follower - welcome to blogging! Your site looks great. I have to come back to read through more but the header is great. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

Jan von Harz said...

Almost a black belt that is very impressive. I actually hopped in to thank you for participating in my 21 Day B&B Bash, and I am now a follower. Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

Wow, Tae Kwon Do sounds cool. I love that you're a butt-kicking nerd. That's cool, very cool.

Glad to have found you via the Hop!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Tae Kwon Do, what a cool hobby! Just stopping by for FF. I'm your newest follower. I like your creative letter substitution for your blog tittle too. Well done! :)

Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Yay! It's Friday! I'm so glad for the week to be over maybe now I can get some reading time in. I'm stopping by for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I hope you have a awesome weekend!

I'm an new follower. =)

Romance Book Junkies

bibliophile brouhaha said...

Wow! I am so glad you are alright and knew how to defend yourself! Go you! I've been wanted to try martial arts every since I read the Lily Bard series by Charlaine Harris.

Just found your blog through the hop! Great job here! New follow!

-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

Catherine said...

Stopped by for following friday, and now following!

That is sooo cool you get to get books signed by Richelle Mead!!! I love her series :D


adriana said...


New follower - love your blog (saw it on Goodreads). I totally admire martial arts and hopefully one day I'll actually try it. You always hear these stories about purse snatching, but I'm glad that your story had a happy ending (still want to go to New York though). Here is my blog (

~Adriana (@msbibliotecaria)

Aimee said...

New follower. That is awesome! I am more of a duck and run person myself, but I wish I wasn't! My hop is at Coffee Table Press

Mad Scientist said...

Hello my dear, I felt a need to do some hopping tonight. :)
Oh yeah, being a kick ass nerd is a wonderful label if someone needed to label themselves.

Last Scarifice is going to be a good book. How lucky to get a signed book!

Good luck with that and the kick ass black belt.

Stop by, I have a giveaway if my own going on right now.

Mad Scientist

Uniquely Moi Books said...

I want an autographed Last Sacrifice from the kick ass chick! You go girl!

brandileigh2003 said...

I like to write, watch hockey, play board games, and video games
I am hopping by from Follow Friday. I am following you and would love it if you follow me back! Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Alisha (MyNeedToRead) said...

Oh my goodness...I'm glad your TKD training paid off in that situation you described. That guy will certainly think twice next time he passes you by! ^__^

Lisanna Saunders said...

New follower stopping by on the blog hop to say hi! Return the favour?

I wish I learned TKD! It's the perfect defense.

Have a good weekend!

Seduced By Books said...

hi - we're new followers - welcome to the hop and follow -
i personally (jenn) LOVE vampire academy so i can't wait for last sacrifice

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