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Friday, July 15, 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop July 15th 2011

Follow my Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee

This week's question is:

Q. What do I do when I are not reading?

As much as the little English teacher that lives inside my brain hated typing that's exactly the way the question was worded, and so I leave it that way... begrudgingly...

When I am not reading I do lots of things. Usually work. Other than work I have homework (I work full time but take University courses online  working toward my degree), Netflix, whatever series I am watching on DVD at that moment (currently re-watching Buffy), knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, playing with my puppies, etc. I used to play some online video games but I find I don't just have the time anymore, although I do turn on Age of Empires III once in a while if I need a break and feel like blowing stuff up.

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Crazy For Books

This week's question is:

Q. 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?

Mostly I buy my books brand new from Chapters. I have one literally 5 minutes walk from my office so it's very convenient. I have this weird thing with people touching the books I want to read so I typically don't use library books or used books unless I absolutely have to, or I know and trust where they are coming from. I also like to purchase Ebooks from because I have both a Kobo and the Kobo app for my iPhone. Other than that the only other place I really get books from is Book Mooch and blogger giveaways.

Speaking of giveaways, I have a giveaway running right now. Entries close Sunday and the winner will be announced Monday. So enter now! 

Once I get to 100 followers I have a very special giveaway planned. It involves a signed book that was released this week. I am going to see her tomorrow to get the book signed. Do you know who it is and what book it could be?

Hopefully this Follow Friday gets me closer to that 100 follower goal! 

So...what do you do when you are not reading and where do you get your books? I's love to hear from you!


  1. Hi, old follower here, returning the visit from the hop! :p

    I've been re-watching Buffy lately too and I'm currently nearing the fifth season. The closer I get to the end, the more and more that I miss it being back on.

    Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

  2. I am just over half way through the second season currently. I forgot how sad some of the episodes made me. :( Once I finish season 4 I might swao back and forth between Angel and Buffy since that's when they split off and Angel gets his own series!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am a Buffy fan too! Following you back

  4. How nice to be so close to a great book store! Two years ago I started tracking where my books were coming from. Please come see where I get my books.

  5. I like your blog! I almost used a similar template at one point.

    New follower, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  6. Confuzzled - Buffy rocks. Thanks for the follow back!

    Puss - I love your idea and now I want to try it! Thanks for dropping by.

    Nikki - I am glad you like it! Thanks for visiting!

  7. Hi! I'm new to #FF, but have a happy friday and have a great weekend! New follower
    Check out my #FF

  8. Thanks for dropping by Fiction Fairy and thanks for the follow. I am hopping back over now!

  9. 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

  10. Thanks for stopping by Howard. I'm on my way to return the favor!

  11. I'm obsessed with Netflix and mostly work a lot too! At least we have reading and blogging to lighten our days though!! :D

  12. New follower!!!! :o) Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great answers!

  13. I watch movies when I can and Netflix on the Xbox makes it so convenient! 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!

  14. Hopping through. I haven't done Age of Empires in years! I loved it in college.
    My Hop

  15. I also like playing video games in my free time.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Lauren's Book Bag

  16. Hey there! new blog follower from follow friday, little late but oh well! love your page and i'm lookin forward to seeing more of your posts. hope you will stop by my blog and follow me! =]

  17. Thanks Lindsay! Better late than never I always say!