Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday already ?????

poised and ready to Hop
Somehow, it's Friday again.  I feel like I lost a day in there somewhere, but either way, it's nice that it's Friday.   And --- Friday means it's time for the weekend-long Book Blogger Hop.  Hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books, the Hop lets us all discover new blogs, visit familiar blogs, and have a lot of fun.   Plus, if it's hot outside, it's the perfect way to spend some quality time in the air conditioning.  

This week's question comes from Veronica, who asks:  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?

As a Librarian, I get almost all of my books from the library -- either from my own library, or through interlibrary loan (which is great -- and free!).   I'm definitely a fan of "try before you buy" - especially since librarians don't tend to have huge salaries, but also because I don't necessarily want to own every single book I read.    Books I do buy are ones I really want to have, and to read again and again --- and I try to buy them used (online or at the local used bookstore), or new from my local indie bookstore.    I also am fortunate enough to receive books from publishers and authors, who would like me to review their book.  

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to say --- especially because, of course, I'd like to see that bloggers are using their libraries (hopefully).        Happy Hopping, everyone!!!

and ... thanks, as always, to Disapproving Rabbits, for providing such great bunny photos!


Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind said...

I agree about only owning absolute favorites and without the library, I couldn't afford my book habit. So yay for libraries (and librarians)!

Jenni Elyse said...

I need to use my library more often. I used to, but I became too impatient for the long hold times for new releases. Poor excuse, I know.

redhead said...

the vast majority of my reads come from the library. i guess it's a good thing that my tastes are fairly niche and obscure, titles I'm looking for are usually on the shelf or available through interlibrary loan.

If I read something and really like it, I'll probably buy it eventually, usually from my fave local family owned bookstore. They do a good business in trade, so I can trade in old stuff for a few bucks of credit towards something new. I've been doing really well lately finding good stuff at estate sales too.

this is a great hop question!!

aloi said...

yay for libraries :)

Lynn Marie said...

stopping by from the hop!! Love the blog! It's so original! :)

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