Friday, 15 July 2011

Follow Friday (5) - Who Am I When I'm Not Reading?

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkie It's a really fun way to get to know other bloggers and pick up a few new followers on the way.

This weeks question is: What do I do when I'm not reading?

I would tell you but then I'd have to kill you :) Just kidding. Like a lot of bloggers, my first passion is writing and I spend a lot of my time hashing out plot lines and characters. I'm editing a YA novel at the moment but I hope to start the query process in the next few weeks. If I have any spare time after that I'll be gardening, painting, watching TV or just plain being bored. Oh and I am also a bit of a budding florist.

* My husband just walked past and said the above is a lie. According to him when I'm not reading, I'm blog stalking or eating/sleeping. Who are you going to believe? 

There you go guys. That's me outside of reading. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great weekend. 


  1. LOL love the rebel insert comment from the husband! Always enjoy discovering a new writer and bk reviewer. Good luck with the querying process. Have you considered self publ? What's your YA novel about?

  2. Love your blog header.
    Great answer.
    Here's my HOP

  3. Hi there, new follower here from the hop. Love your answer and your blog.

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Here's mine:

  4. I try to garden... but I'm really terrible at it! This is the first year (in 7 years) that everything in my garden hasn't died, and I think that I owe that to my husband!

    I'm an old follower hopping through to wish you a happy Friday!

    My Friday Post:

  5. Wow your blog banner is so cute. Thank you for stopping by my blog. You've gained a new follower.

  6. I'm sure if you asked my husband about what I do when I'm not reading, he'd agree with your husband. =)

    Thanks for stopping by StuckInBooks.ccm FF

  7. Good luck on querying your novel! Love the comment from your husband :)
    My FF

  8. Lani: I don't know enough about self-publishing as yet but I would def give it a try. My YA novel is about...goodness, If I could sum it up in a few words I wouldn't be having so much trouble writing my synopsis. I guess it's sort of a sci/fi fantasy novel based in Melbourne about a young tell with telepathic powers and her friends :(

  9. Lauren B: Thanks :) Love your icon :)

    Amy: We've met before on a previous FF!! :)

    Bonnie & Valerie: Thanks for stopping by again!

    Emily & The Fictional Bookshelf: Thanks for following. Looking forward to discussion books with you.

  10. Lani: That should have said girl not tell. It's too early in the morning here!

  11. Hopping through. That's a pretty bouquet. What genre (e.g. contemporary or fantasy) book are you writing?
    My Hop

  12. Alison: Thanks. The bouquet was one I did for a friends wedding a few years ago. My novel is probably urban fantasy/sci-fi if I had to put it in a genre. Even I am confused about it at the moment!

    Thanks for stopping by again :)

  13. wow! sounds like you have alot of hobbies! hope to see your book out soon.

  14. So exciting about your novel. Now I want to know all about it. I'll just have to stalk you

  15. Hi Lan thanks for coming by my blog. There is actually a large group of is Australian bloggers. If you go on Goodreads try finding a group called the Aussie Swap. And in Melbourne, there's a few of us. Us Aussies are all great blogging buddies so hope to have you join us.

    And goof luck with your querying! I'm still writing my novel, well more thinking rather than writing.

  16. hahahahahhaha your husband's answer hahaha
    typical :D

    New follower :]
    happy friday!

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! We should totally exchange novels when we're finished (but only God knows when that will be, for me at least).

    Your newest follower,

    Mandy @ Embrace Your Oddities

  18. Dreamer: Thanks, I hope I can get around to doing a lot of novel stuff this weekend.

    Rebecca: Stalk away! I'd love some stalker company :) Will keep you updated on the progress of the querying.

    Braiden: I'm not on goodreads. I can barely keep up with having a blog! Plus writing and other hobbies. But I'll jump on and have a look at the Aussie Swap group. I've met a lot of bloggers from Sydney but none from Melb yet.

    Melannie: Men are all the same aren't they? I suppose I should be happy he leaves me alone to blog on Friday nights!

  19. Hi, just following back.

    Lol, love your husband's comment!
    That's a pretty bouquet though. I have the black thumb of death so I try not to ever handle plants or vegetation.

    Have a great weekend.


  20. Mandy: Would love to exchange novels. I'm amazed at the amount of writing talent the blogger world can produce. Good luck finishing your novel. Keep me posted!

    Kristy: Thanks for stopping by. Gardening isn't for everyone and it takes a lot of effort sometimes but it keeps me sane :)

  21. Haha the husband sounds hilarious! Oh and I'm lovin' the flower arrangement, it looks beautiful.

    Following back :)

  22. Ooh! Pretty flowers! Thanks so much for stopping by and following. I've returned the favor.

    Have a great weekend!

  23. Good luck with the query. I love your header.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

  24. Best of luck with your writing!! I wish I could have gotten into the editing field, I think I would love that as a career!

    Thanks for coming by my blog!! I'm now following you too!

  25. Tyra, Laura Ashlee, Simone & Lauren: Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement about my novel. Fingers crossed something will come of it!

  26. Good luck in your writing endeavors! Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Follow My Book Blog Friday Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! Nice to meet you!


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