Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday (4)



As always, its time for another Follow Friday. This wonderful meme is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Each friday two blogs are featured in an effort to expand one's blog. Go and check out both of these sites to learn more!

Q: When you've read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it...?)


For me, there aren't a lot of opportunities to buy books. I live in a very small town that doesn't have a book store, and all the thrift stores that have small selections of books all have genres that I'm not interested in. The three hour drive to the  closest good shopping sight though does offer a better book selection; Barns and Noble, along with some smaller book stores that are scattered all across the city. When I have the money on one of the trips I usually can stock up on two to three books, which is pretty good for me. Now, when I'm down with those I usually keep them, lend them to friends if they need them. They'll sit on my shelf for a good year or so, and by that point if they aren't memorable enough or I've read them enough to give them up, I'll give them to my grandma for her annual summer garage sale for other people. 

My number one way of getting books though is through the library. No obviously I can't keep or donate or sell any of those books, but what me and a friend do do, is check out a good number of books, usually something between three to five and then we swap them. If we think the other should read the book we'll just give it to hem, and then get it back to return when they've finished (: It's always a fun thing to do. 

What do you guys do with your books? 

12 comments:

  1. I don't use the library as much as I used to, so I keep most of my books!

    New follower!

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/12/following-friday-14.html

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  2. That is really nice of you that you give your grandma your books for her garage sale. =]
    New follower. =]
    Here is My FF

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  3. I keep all my books although I'm quickly running out of room, new follower, here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/12/feature-and-follow-friday-9.html

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  4. No bookstore? Gads! That must be hard. I love the whole experience of walking into a bookstore, especially one that serves coffee.
    Old follower hopping through.
    FABR Steph’s FFF

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  5. I use the library a lot as well, I can order what books I want brough to my nearest library, makes reading easier. ;)

    New Follower! Come see my Friday too! :D And have an awesome weekend!

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  6. That's a bummer that you don't have any book store nearby. Thank goodness for buying books online!

    Here is my Follow Friday post

    Old follower =)

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  7. I like to donate books to our local library, but keep the ones I like.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday_16.html

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  8. I used to buy my books, but now I use the library.

    New follower

    www.ocdaboutbooks.blogspot.com

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  9. Same here. Barnes & Noble is just ten minutes away from work. I used to go there everyday. Now, I go there probably once a week because ever since I've gotten a Nook, I mostly buy e-books online. But for Hardcovers and Paperbacks, I tend to keep most of my books! Thank you for sharing it!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  10. Sometimes, I just donate the books to library of my choosing.

    p/s I'm your new follower

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