Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday! (7-15-11)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that everyone is ready for a fun and relaxing weekend ... since I had to work last nite (which means I don't get off work until 1 am), there was no midnite showing of Harry Potter for me. Hopefully I will be seeing it today or tomorrow, though! If this is your first time stopping by my blog, welcome! I have pretty eclectic reading tastes, so hopefully there is something that you will like! For old followers, welcome back!

Jen at Crazy for Books hosts the 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?

Most of my books are bought at Borders or from my library's used book sale. During the summer months are library has a huge crush of readers (everyone wants to read during the summer!) so the pickings are slim, but I'm hoping to get back there once fall rolls around. I believe it's important to support local libraries, especially with all these buget cuts going on across the country. Don't want to lose the libraries!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee. This week's question:

What do I do when I am not reading?

Work! No joke ... a restaurant manager's life isn't very glamorous, unfortunately. It's at least 50 hour work weeks, add that to the 30-40 minute drive each way to work, and the fact that I never have a set schedule week to week. Luckily, I have a weekend this week (off today and tomorrow), but I'm usually not so lucky. When not working or reading, I like to workout, watch movies and my favorite TV shows (The Office, Glee), and hang out with friends. Pretty normal stuff!

What do you do when you aren't reading? Let me know ... and have a great weekend!


  1. New follower here!

    Wow, you're a restaurant manager?? I totally respect that haha, that is NOT an easy business to work for! Before I became a librarian I worked as a hostess at several different places-- most recently at Chilis last year-- and while it wasn't very difficult, customers can be so damn difficult to deal with! I don't think I'd have the patience to be a manager and have to deal with their complaints all day!

    Anyways, have a great weekend off!

    You can see my FF post for this week at the link below :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  2. Happy FF! My sister is a restaurant manager, and I have several other siblings who are servers, the restaurant bus is a lotta work. Great TV show choices! I’m stopping by for FF, my post is at Book Savvy Babe

  3. 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

  4. You know I really never thought about how difficult it would be to get choice books during the summer. You are right...everyone wants to read in the summer. I don't get to read much during the school year so I definitely try to read as much as I can during the summer.

  5. yeah for local libraries!! I love them too ;)

  6. Hopping through. Wow, 50 hours a week is a lot. A restaurant would be a hard but interesting place to work.
    My Hop

  7. I work a lot too! 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!

  8. Hello from the hop!
    Budget cuts are just terrible. I love my school library and of course the public one is nice.
    I get many of my books from my friends. We trade back and forth all of the time.
    Have a fantastic week!