Thursday, November 10, 2011

Friday Memes 11/11



Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This week's features are Mother Lode and The Book Nympho.

This week's question is...

In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day, tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.

I have two cousins in the military, one in the Air Force and one in the Marines, and I'm very proud of them! Here's hoping all our servicemen and women stay safe, wherever they are.

Fictionally speaking, Gladiator is my favorite movie ever, so the clear winner is Maximus Decimus Meridius. There was a dream that was Rome...


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TGIF is a meme hosted by Ginger at GReads.

This week's question is...

Love-Hate Relationship: which characters from a book do you love to hate?

My first thought here was Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter, of course. He's an obnoxious snot but not actually evil, so it's really quite easy to enjoy hating him!


I also love to hate the Goddess of Pain from Robin McKinley's Sunshine, who is a scary b*tch.



18 comments:

  1. Thanks to your cousins for serving in our military!!

    Angie

    Angela's Anxious Life

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  2. Oh, good pick with Gladiator.
    I'm in Australia, but still grateful for what your cousins are doing for all of us :)

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  3. Great pick of the Gladiator. I haven't seen that movie in years but its still one of my fav's

    Happy Veteran's day!!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi *waves* new follower =) I have alot of family in the service too so it was hard to pick. Here is mine if you'd like to check it out!
    -Shellie
    My FF

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  5. Happy Follow Friday. Already a follower. My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-2.html

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  6. Hi!

    Russell our Aussie gets a mention. He was good in Gladiator!

    Michelle

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  7. Happy Remembrance Day! Yes, I agree with you about Maximus. I'm a new follower.

    http:\\elizabethbaxter.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi! New follower. Good pick... and good pic! Happy Friday. :)

    Check out my FF here.

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  9. Cheers to your cousins, and I love that movie, too! :P

    http://jaimeliredeslivres.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-6.html

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  10. Hopping through. Yay Draco. He was the cutest little boy in the movie. And I like the man he grew into - at least he wasn't truly bad.
    My Hop

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  11. Thanks! for sharing this about your cousins.

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  12. Thank you to your cousins. Extremely brave and courageous people.

    Excellent post, new follower:D

    My Post

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  13. happy vet's day! say thanks to your cousins!

    I follow you here! will you stop by my blog?! I'm hosting a cover craze for an author! :)
    http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  14. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  15. Love Gladiator. Russell Crowe is so good in that movie! It's wonderful to have family or friends who are serving.

    New follower hopping through. Check out my post if you get a chance.

    Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

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  16. Happy follow Friday!!! My blog is hosting two giveaways currently (the one that just started today is for your choice of a Wendy Delsol book! Stork, Frost or The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls!) I would love it if you would stop by and enter! Thank you and TGIF/Happy Veteran's Day!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma
    The Writers Voice:
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

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  17. New follower. Great pick for your movie. Gladiator was a classic!
    Bless your cousin I hope he is safe & happy.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Follow Friday@BOOKS & BEYOND

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