Jul 15, 2011

Follow Friday (11) and Book Blogger Hop (8)



Hosted by Parajunkee, Follow Friday allows bloggers to connect and discover new blogs. To participate, click the link, follow the rules, and follow new blogs! This week's blog to follow is: Angela @ Angela's Anxious Life!


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

A. I work full-time, blog, spend time with my boyfriend and animals, go to the movies, and sit on Twitter/check my email! Oh, and always eating.. lol. The cycle never ends, really. Working takes up most of my time, but I actually listen to audio books while I work. I'm lucky that I can do that. So that helps my reading total for a given week. And I have a long ride to work where I listen to audio books that way too. I get a lot of "reading" done when I'm not reading! And even when I am reading, we have the TV on and something will catch my attention. Also.. this weekend my boyfriend and I want to start that P90X program, so I will be eating eating better and exercising (hopefully) as well!! Any words of advice on that one would be appreciated :o)



Hosted by Crazy For Books in the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! Click the picture on the side to visit her website for more info.


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?

A. I buy some books if I really like the author. I get a TON from the library, and I get quite a few in giveaways these days. The library is really my main source. I don't do too many of the swap sites because I'm so bad about going to the post office on time. I just like to get stuff from the "bib" as I call it and return it. Plus, my bib has Overdrive so I can download books (and even audio books) to my nook or android phone and borrow stuff that way! Super convenient :o) My library does have a used book sale going on all the time, and I browse that and buy a couple every now and then. Lately, I've had so much to read that I have no business going to a library for more!! lol


Happy Friday!!!
And check out my giveaways in the top right corner :o)

24 comments:

  1. Old follower here, just wanted to say that I love your answer!

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  2. I've just started listening to my first audio book and I do that while working out - I couldn't do it while working, I'd get too distracted :)

    I'm an old follower just stopping past to say 'hello' :)


    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  3. Can't get into the audio books. I like to read at my own pace and not have someone read to me. But we're all different and that's cool! I'm actually quite the opposite of you. I mostly buy all my books. I never go to the library. They never seem to have the books I want to read. Oh well. Thank goodness for Borders coupons or I'd really be broke.

    Looking for a job as well when I'm not reading so I have some book money!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. HAHA!!! The cycle NEVER ends... That's the truth chick!
    My FF Post!

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  5. Happy Friday Mickey! I've never really gotten into audio books, but for long trips I think they would be so worth it! You library sounds great! Mine is a nice one, but it's quite small, so the book selection doesn't always keep up with my wishlist! ;)

    Have a great week!

    Shelagh (old follower)
    The Word Fiend

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  6. Good luck with P90X! Let me know if it works for you. I've wanted to try it, but haven't yet. I need to do something, though, to get in better shape. Old follower :)

    http://www.booksandbarks.com/2011/07/follow-friday-3.html

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  7. My husband did P90X a while ago and really enjoyed it. I love when I can 'read' with an audio book when I'm not really reading!

    I'm an old follower hopping through!
    My Friday Post: http://www.handsandhome.ca/2011/07/follow-friday-11.html

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  8. So lucky that you can listen to audio books while at work!

    Have a fantastic weekend :)

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  9. GOOD LUCK with your new exercise plain! My favorite is the elipitcal while listening to Avenged Sevenfold. Try going as fast as they play guitar....I guarentee the pounds will melt away!

    Have a great weekend, here's our HOP! While your there check out our giveaway's The Vampire Diaries Complete Series, Vampire Shift (signed), Signed Forever Prize Packs!!

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  10. I stopped by from the blog hop
    Ann

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  11. We seem to have similar lives! Work, boyfriends, pets, etc. Isn't life grand?

    Here is my FF!

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  12. I listen to a lot of audio books too. That's how I read during the school year. I can listen to books and grade papers at the same time.

    Here's mine: http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2011/07/follow-friday-7-15-11.html

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  13. 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 – http://www.howardsherman.net

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

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  14. Working takes up most of my time too. It's amazing how much time we spend there, isn't it? I kind of wish the powers that be would reevaluate works hours for full-time. I'd love it if full-time was only considered 32 hours instead of 40.

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  15. Wow. That's nice that you can listen to audio books while you're at work.

    My FF

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  16. Just wanted to drop by and say hi :)

    I don't listen to a whole lot of audio books but I may start doing that more :)

    My Follow Friday: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2011/07/follow-friday-5.html

    Hope you're weekend is great! :)

    <3
    Taylor

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  17. Hopping through. I'm trying to eat better too. I've gotten into a bad habit of eating too many sweets lately. I'd love to do P90X
    My Hop

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  18. I get mine from the library too. Two years ago I started tracking where my books were coming from. Please come see where I get my books.

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  19. Hi, I'm a newer follower and this is my first blog hop. I just found out my local library has the same feature and can't wait to try it out and download a few ebooks to my nook and a couple audiobooks. Have a great weekend!

    Pawing Through Books

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  20. Old follower stopping by... Sooo jealous that you can listen to audio books at work. It sounds glorious!

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  21. Thanks to everyone for stopping by!! I can't believe I forgot to mention NetGalley and Galley Grab!! Oh man. Anyway, I appreciate all the comments. Thanks for all the well wishes when it comes to the P90X. I'm so out of shape, so it's going to be tough for a while.. but it will work out!!

    Mickey

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  22. Good luck on the exercise...trying to get into it myself. They say doing something for 21 days will create a habit... now I just have to do some form of exercise for 20 more days...lol
    Hopping by! Hope you stop by my site.

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  23. New follower stopping on by...

    Kristin @ http://kristincanread.blogspot.com/

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  24. 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: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks! Nice to meet you!

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