Friday 27 January 2012

FF (54) & TGIF (37)

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This week's question feature is from
Book’d Out

Q: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?

My Answer: I avoid 'Horror' at all costs as I am a total wimp. I like Paranormal, Fantasy etc but when it crosses the line to Horror I can't take it. My imagination is far too active and I start to see monsters, muderers etc everywhere I turn, just can't handle it.


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This Friday's Question:

 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?

My Answer: I used to buy all of my books, but when I started working in a library 5 years ago I realised it was silly. I tend to borrow most of my books now from the library, but if I find one I really love I will then buy it. On the other hand if it is an author I know I love or have the rest of the series like Rachel Caine or Derek Landy etc then I will buy the book straight away.

Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!! 

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Annette Mills said...

I think part of the reason I get most of my books from the library is because I'm not a re-reader. There are very few books that I would read again, so why keep them?

Alexa S. said...

I buy most of my books, but I'm coming to realize that I'm really a book hoarder - I like acquiring books even though I may never read or like them. I'm slowly learning to let go of that habit - and hopefully, I use my library more too!

Jen said...

TGIF! As a librarian, I get almost everything I read from the library. I do buy once in a while -- I don't know if you can do this at your library, but we can order personal copies through our jobber, so when they come in, we just pay the library (which means free shipping, and usually a discounted price). :)

Totally Booked Solid said...

new follower . I'm with you horror is not for me

J. B. Kantt said...

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

Haha I'm a wimp too when it comes to horror ... although I prefer to call myself a chicken! :)

barmybex said...

Annette - Makes sense, I re-read quite a lot especially if I love the book, but a lot of them are one time reads so library makes sense

Alexa - I seem to hoard books too, they're just so pretty. But you soon run out of space. Good luck kicking the habit!

Jo - No, my library doesn't do that, if I want to buy a book I have to go to the shops or online. Sounds like a good scheme though.

Welcome Totally Booked Solid :D

J.B - Welcome, hehe chicken does sound better. :)

bookgoonie said...

I'm planning on starting my 1st Rachel Caine series soon.

Amy @

barmybex said...

Yay bookgoonie - you're gonna love them, Rachel Caine is amazing!!! :D