Friday, 11 March 2011

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

The only good thing about days going by so quickly is that you get back to the weekend sooner! Once again it's time to link up with other book bloggers, thanks to Jennifer at and Parajunkee at Here are the questions -

Book Blogger Hop
"If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"

I don't really buy physical books anymore, I prefer my kindle, but if I was being given vouchers for a bookstore I'd stock up with some that are pricier or not available as e-books. I'd like to pick up some more Val McDermid, want to finally get my hands on The Hunger Games having read so much about the series, Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer caught my eye when it was featured on TV recently, I could go on for ages, I'd be over-excited (but possibly also disappointed at how far the money would stretch now I'm used to free and cheap reads!

Who are You the Girl instead of You the Blogger?

Let's see, I'm in my early 30s, a mum of one (a gorgeous 16mth old girl) and wife of one! As far as pets go we just have two budgies - they're great fun to have around. I work a couple of days a week to keep my brain working properly, and spend the rest of my time in a complete whirlwind. When I'm not reading I love being outdoors, I live a 2 minute walk from the beach so can often be found wandering along the seafront. While I'm walking I'm usually wishing the sea here was warmer and the water was clearer so I could indulge in a bit of scuba diving without having to travel abroad. Although it's taken a backseat now I enjoy photography, especially taking snaps of the natural world.

Thanks for visiting the blog, if you have time to look around, especially at my latest author Q&A, that'd be great. Have a wonderful weekend!


I Eat Words said...

New follower! :) You should DEFINITELY read The Hunger Games. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following through!
I live about 10 mins from the beach and photography is a hobby of mine as well (I teach it too )

Shelleyrae @ book'd Out

Liz said...

Scuba diving seems like so much fun. I love the beach, too. New follower =]

That's What Liz Read

Stephen T. Harper said...

Hi TC, nice to see you again!

Howard Sherman said...

Wow! What a great question this week. I always peek at other people's book piles at the checkout link at B&N. That doesn't make me a voyeur, does it?

The exhibitionist in me has posted my own bookstore shopping list -- and it's not as predictable as you may think!

Hop on over to my blog for all the suspense and chills of my TBR list -

Happy Hop Friday!

Howard Sherman

Alison said...

Hopping through. What is a budgie?
My Hop

Jacqui said...

Hello! I am your newest follower from the Friday blog hop! I would love it if you would follow back :)

Have a great weekend!

DJL said...

You make a good point on how you can stretch out a budget like this by buying the cheaper ebooks and also paperbacks. :) And you have budgies! <3 Oh, they're so cute! My dad used to raise them, and I had two as a child, too. Thank you for visiting my blog, and happy hopping and reading this weekend!


TC said...

Shelleyrae, wow, I'd love to understand photography better, I know the basics but could do with learning the more advance stuff.

Alison, budgies are also known as parakeets, small long-tailed birds.

DJL, my mum used to breed them but we only had one as a pet for the first time when I hit my teens. I take a mix and match approach to books, buy some in all formats, borrow some from friends and the library and get some review copies, it's all good!

Thanks for visiting everyone, TC x

TwoBibliomaniacs said...

Thanks for stopping by! I definitely recommend The Hunger Games. Oh, how I wish I lived closer to the beach...

Have a great weekend!

leslie.wright63 said...

Thanks for stopping by, wish I lved by the beach as well. I love the water.

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm hopping in and following you now.

L.L. said...

I'm with you on the Kindle - it is so convenient to be able to download things right away. I usually use it for books I want to read when I'm working out or books that I think I'll like but I'm not sure about (because I only like to have hard copies of books I love). Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Maidenveil said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Following back. <3

awww, nice place you have there. it must be amazing to be that near to the beach. would really drive you to want to take pictures. ;)

happy reading!

-Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

E Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have a Kindle and I LOVE it. To be able to carry most of my library with me where ever I go, is fabulous! I've also just learned how to lend books from Kindle to Kindle. My books come in both Kindle and Nook versions.

TC said...

I think the kindle is my favourite gadget ever. I thought I might miss the physical book but have realised that for me a mass market paperback isn't what the experience is about, it's the words on the page and where they take you and how they make you feel. Kindle lending isn't available here just yet, I'm sure it'll come soon though.