Thursday, January 26, 2012

Friday Hops #7

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

Today’s Question: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?

There’s no genre that I avoid at ALL costs, but I generally don’t read a lot of nonfiction. That said, I just remembered that I’m in LOVE with The Beak of the Finch, which is nonfiction. Haha, ah well. I like a little bit of everything!


TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads!

Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?

I definitely prefer to own books (which is obvious when you see my bookshelves), but I actually hardly ever buy books these days. Between the books that I already own but haven’t read, books that I get for review, and library books, I have MORE than enough to read. (Plus I’m broke. :P) I do love used book sales though – especially for finding out-of-print editions. I went to school in Baltimore, which has the most amaaaazing place called The Book Thing, which is basically like a used bookstore, but everything is FREE! They run on volunteers and donations, and you can just go in and take however many books you want. It’s FANTASTIC. I definitely miss being able to go there and search for awesome books.


Happy Friday, everyone!

36 comments:

  1. I agree - I can;t say that there s a genre that I absolutely won't read.... New follower :)

    My FF Post

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  2. I wish I knew of the book thing! I would have been there every weekend when we were stationed near there if I had known.

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  3. Oooh, The Book Thing sounds amazing. I wish I had something like that here...I'm going to investigate if there's anything like it. ;)

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  4. I also don't read that much non-fiction but there have been some that I enjoyed like Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose.

    Have a great weekend.

    Stop by my HOP if you have a chance.

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  5. I agree- I try not to avoid genres. You never know when a gem might turn up!

    I prefer to own books as well. I only just discovered the week before last that we have a store that was giving at FREE books up to a maximum of six. But when I went past last weekend, they seemed to be shutting down. I'm annoyed I hadn't seen it sooner.

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  6. I love dipping on everything, you never know what you find.

    New follower

    Here's Mine

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  7. Oh wow The Book Thing sounds like a dream come true! Wish there was something like that here but then I'd probably end up being swamped in books I'd never have time to read. Kudos to you for exercising self control when it comes to expanding your permanent book collection. Woot!

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  8. I love owning my books too! Just more fun for me!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. I don't read a lot of non fictien either but it changes sometimes.

    old follower

    here is mine

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  10. It's good to like everything. I try to keep an open mind when it comes to reading, but I don't read a lot of non-fiction either. It's just not a huge interest of mine.

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    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
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  11. I kind of want to go to Baltimore now and hit up Book Thing because it sounds absolutely amazing! I'm also a big fan of owning my books, but I'm trying to be a little more selective when buying them since I'm (a) broke and (b) at a loss for space right now. Happy Friday!

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  12. The Book Thing sounds like the kind of bookstore I could actually go into! I am on a tight budget too!
    Karen @ Books Beside My Bed

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  13. A little bit of everything is a good thing. Have a happy Friday!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday_27.html

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  14. Hi! I'm a new follower!!! I can't wait to read more on your blog!!!! :)

    I agree about non-fiction not being my cup of tea. What can I say; I'm a fiction fan! :)

    http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-me-friday-my-first-one.html

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  15. I like most everything as well . new follower check out my post http://totallybookedsolid.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday_27.html

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  16. It's great that you like a bit of everything! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Turns out I am following you already via GFC. :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

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  17. thanks for stopping by mine. i guess every genre has its good books. you've just gotta find it.

    following back!


    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  18. Thanks for stopping by - happy to return the visit (and the follow).

    I couldn't agree more - used book stores are the most dangerous place for me and my wallet to visit. LOL

    Here's my FF

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Non-fiction isn't what I spend most of my time reading but I have read a few good books in that genre too. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm following back! :)

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  21. FREE BOOKS?!?! Why can't Ohio have one of those :(
    I really want to drive out to Baltimore to check this place out...
    Returned the follow!
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

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  22. I wish nonfiction was more exciting, but alas. It's just not so!

    Thanks for stopping in and following. following back!

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  23. any book whatever genre they are if I'm not into it then I'll avoid , it's that simple . I'm following back . Have a great weekend!

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  24. Thanks for following my blog. Following you back.
    Nereyda @BookObsessed
    http://BooksandSparkles.Blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks for stopping by. I am now following. I don't read non-fiction either.

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  26. I don't read non-fiction as well. I find it so hard to enjoy them. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Old follower too! :)

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  27. Interesting answers. I'm not a fan of non fiction either. I also generally love to have my own copy, but there's also the issue of cost, and takes up space, I've been borrowing a lot of books lately. I also wish I had something like The Book Thing in my town too. lol.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. Am now following yours too,

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  28. Hopping through. I love non-fiction, but I know a lot of people typically don't like it.
    My Hop

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  29. I completely agree. Non-fiction is usually not my strongpoint.
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm following back :)

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  31. Thanks for hopping by it was great to have you

    Shauni
    bodicerippers-shauni.blogspot.com

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  32. Following back.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. I know what you mean.I keep my options open but non-fiction does not interest me too much.
    Thanks for stopping by.
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    Samina- Escapism Fanatic.

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  34. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy non-fiction if it is about a subject I like, and the writing is engaging.

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    Beth
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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  35. I don't read much non-fiction, but I am trying to be open to all genres. Thanks for stopping by my FF. Following back! Happy reading

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