Whew, what a day! Monkey and I paid a visit to the National Marine Aquarium with friends and the little ones loved it so much we were out pretty much the whole day. I love it there so I'm always happy to while away some time admiring the sharks, turtle, eels et al. Reading this last week has been a bit slow, I started a rather long book and have found myself a bit daunted by my lack of progress so I started something else and am planning on coming back to it fresh soon. However I did review the following over the weekend.
Surviving the Fog by Stan Morris, a YA sci-fi survival adventure, and
The Girl in the Box by Sheila Dalton, contemporary fiction with some of my favourite elements.
Coming up on February 1st I have an interesting guest post as part of the Curiosity Quills 2012 blog tour so please keep an eye out for that.
Turning to GReads question of the week:
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?
A lot of my books are now review copies or ARCs direct from the author, publisher or Netgalley. However outside of those I do tend to buy books rather than borrow them. I love to have a copy to go back to. For e-books I use Amazon and Smashwords. If I can find a good quality copy of a book I really want in a charity shop I still buy the odd tree book, and my family loan me a few now and then. I do try and make use of our library though, I think it's very much a case of lose them or use them, so I usually borrow books that are a bit of an unknown quantity where I'm not sure I'll like them, or books that are expensive or unavailable on Kindle. I also take Monkey there regularly and borrow lots for her as she has a worse book habit than me!
The bottom line is if it's readable I don't mind where it comes from.