Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday

Another Friday and these fun hops! Thanks for coming to my blog, I hope you enjoy your stay.

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question:

How/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like paperbackswap?

Great question! I love to read, but if I bought every book I wanted to read at full price I'd be flat broke in no time! So most of the books I read I either check out at the library or I buy used at the ongoing Library Sale, where they sell all paperbacks for 50 cents and all hardcovers for $1. I also recently discovered NetGalley and I have read a bunch of books on that site for free, which is great.

I do purchase at full price certain books though, for example, books by an author I love, or books I think I will be rereading. I have found books at the library that I loved and I have ended up buying a copy at the bookstore because I knew I'd want to reread the book. I also recently found a book on NetGalley that was so good I can't wait until it is published in September so I can run out and buy myself a copy at the bookstore (and give the book as gifts for my pals that read!).

This week's question:

What do you do when you are not reading?

You mean there are other things to do instead of read? Just kidding! I actually work full time at a job I really like, but for non-reading-related fun, I like to do puzzles, study foreign languages, and contribute to my collections of vintage items. I also like to research Nat M. Wills, this month's reading theme. I have an amazing husband and I love just hanging around with him too. 

What do you like to do? 


  1. Sounds like you keep yourself busy! What kind of foreign languages do you study? That's something I'm not very good at lol! I did take French in high school, and can still count in Spanish - but that's about it! Old follower :)

  2. Stopping by as well. :)

  3. I often get books from the library and end up buying them if it's something I love. Stopped by from the hop.

  4. Thanks for the Follow!I am with Jennifer with the foreign languages. It just goes over my head. Have a great Friday!

  5. Learning foreign languages is awesome..I wish I had more time to do that(and that it didn't go over my head). Happy weekend

  6. I’m seeing a pattern of book acquisition here. After all, there are just so many places to get books and so many different ways to read them.

    It’s hard to beat the library for price and selection but it’s even harder to beat the convenience of browsing BN or Amazon from a Nook or Kindle, hitting a button and reading the book you picked in about sixty seconds.

    As usual, my answer to this week’s Book Blogger Hop question is all over the map. Hop on over and read my multipart answer –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

  7. That is wonderful hanging out with the hubby. I too have an amazing husband and we love to hang out too especially by the waterfall after getting our favorite ice cream fixings. lol

  8. That's what I thought! I mean besides reading, what else is there? Yeah there are other things I like doing as well.

    Thanks for visiting/following my blog! I follow you now too!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

  9. Thanks for stopping by! :) I'm a new follower.

    $.50 - $1.00 for books sounds like an awesome deal! I need to look into used books.

    I love puzzles. I don't do them nearly enough. I don't think I've done one in years. I need to remedy this. ;)

  10. I love library sales too! Thanks for stopping by my post and following. I'm following you too!

  11. I wish my library had library sales. That would be awesome.

  12. Hopping through. What is Nat M. Wells? What languages do you like to study? I speak a little Spanish, but want to learn Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.
    My Hop

  13. I love to go to book sales, there is a huge local one coming up in September and I can't wait!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  14. You are a busy bee! Great post and hope you had a great weekend - thanks for stopping by my blog too! Don't be a stranger :D
    I have saved you in my feed!

  15. I'm such an avid library saleaholic that it's probably just as bad as buying books outright at a shop. Although I'm not one of the people you see leaving with a suitcase full of books. Not yet, at least. ;)

    Languages are one of my greatest loves, as well! Which ones do you study?

  16. I read the blog and it is quite interesting. Good job buddy!

    Shipping from Australia