Thursday, December 15, 2011

Follow Friday (17)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. It is a great way for bloggers to make new friends and find new blogs to follow. Go to either blog, follow ALL the instructions and then add you link to the list. It’s just that easy!

This week’s question:

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

It depends on the book. I buy most if not all of my books. I am not patient enough to wait for the library to have a copy available for me to check out. And I don't like being on a time-limit to read my books, which usually happens with new releases. It makes the rebellious teenager in me come out and I swear, I read slower! So, I tend to buy books rather than borrow them. Once I read it, if I liked it,  it gets passed on to one of my daughters, and when she is done with it, she passes it on to the other daughter. If I didn't like a book, I usually take it to the local Half-Price Books and sell it for credit to buy more books. They take all of my books, whether they buy them or not, and they donate what they don't buy. One stop. I will usually keep books anywhere from six months to a year before I decide whether or not to get rid of it. I always keep books I loved, because I know I will read them again. Needless to say, my bookshelves are overflowing.

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  1. Hi there! I'm so used to buying my books now too that I completely forgot about the time limit thing. I definitely have ran into some massive late fees before too. We seem to have the same love for Half-Price books. :)

    I followed you back, by the way!

  2. I am the SAME WAY! I don't like the library method. They take forever to get books AND there's always a wait-list for new releases. Uh, no thank you. I'm not that patient. I buy the e-books instead. If I like them, I make note to buy the hardcovers in the future one day (for my future library lol.)

    I LOVE HPB. Always get my children's books from there or from bookdepository.

    New follower :0) Here's my FF

  3. I definately hoard my books and I'm quickly running out of room, here's mine

  4. New follower. I like your idea of taking unloved books to a shop to obtain credit. I will definitely look into that. Looking forward to your posts!

  5. My bookshelves are overflowing too! I try to pass on what I don't plan on re-reading.

    Old follower
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  6. I love my library and use it a lot but I hate having to worry about when the books are due.

    I am a new follower.

  7. That is actually a good booking system to solve the whole book hoarding problem when you pass it down to someone in your own family, at least the book will be in their shelf, haha.

    Old follower:)

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  8. I pretty much buy my books as well. Don't remember the last time I used a library for reading purposes actually. I love my books!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I'm impatient with my library too. I get the "must read NOW!" syndrome!

    Here is my Follow Friday post

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  10. I hear you about the reading slower if other people want it. I'm a supporter of the library, but if I know other people are on hold for it, for some strange reason I just want to hold on to it. No idea why...then I feel guilty! :D

    Happy Follow Friday!

  11. I do quite the same things too.

    old follower

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  12. I only keep the ones I really like,have a happy Friday.

  13. That's great you have kids you can share your books with. My son is 3, so I've got a little time before then. Thanks for stopping by my FF post.

    Sarah's Books & Life


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