Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Blog Hops 7/15!

Follow Friday is hosted over at Parajunkee's View, and this weeks question was:

What do I do when I am not reading?

When I'm not reading, of course I blog and review books! I also play a few sports, swimming and softball, and I spend time with family and friends. And, from fall to spring, I still have to go to school, but I always find time to read books! During the summer, I love to hang out outside by my pool reading or I love to go bike-riding! But, I constantly have to be told to take a break from reading, because I definitely do spend a LITTLE too much time with it! 

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen over at Crazy-for-Books! Here is this week's question: 

How/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like paperbackswap?
I usually either buy my books or borrow books from the library. I like to only buy books that I know will be good, if I've seen countless reviews that say this book is amazing, I will go out and buy it. Then, I get books from the library that I really want to read, but they have a few mixed reviews or aren't that popular, so I save some money and get them from the library. But, it always seems like I get books from the library that after I finish reading, I love, so then I want to go out and buy them! I don't use many websites to get books, but I'm planning on starting that soon. 

Tgif is hosted by Ginger at GReads! This week's question was: 

Book Blogger Appreciation: Which book blogs have inspired you 
or made a difference in your blogging experience?

Wow, there are so many blogs that I love! I wouldn't be able to name them, but a lot of them have inspired me in some way. Well, I've always looked up to Kristi from The Story Siren. She has a great blog, and some day I wish to become as well known in the blogging community as her. I also like the blog, Reading Teen, they always put up great reviews and posts. And, of course I love the blogs that host these hops, they put up great reviews and I always look at their blogs each day. There are a ton more that I love, but I can't put all of them up here. I love all my followers' blogs, each and every one of them are great. 

Thanks to everyone for stopping by my blog, following, or commenting on the post. I really appreciate it! 

This Week at Such A Teenage Bookworm


  1. Great answers!

    I am so jealous that you live somewhere that you can have an outside pool :) I don't think anyone here in Scotland would be brave enough! :D

    I'm an old follower just stopping in past.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Pool! Wish I have one in my backyard. A small one would do. Happy weekends!


  3. Hi,

    stopping by from the blog hop.

    Have a wonderfull weekend
    Laced Little Muffin's Reading Corner

  4. Stopping by via Parajunkee's FF. New follower! Your blog's look reminds me of this old movie I love. "Pretty in Pink". _yay_ @

  5. I'm following you from the Book Bloggers Hop and would love a follow back. I read a lot as a kid too - upwards of 30 books a week. Used to clean the library out each week! LOL

    Tina "The Book Lady"

  6. I love the blog Reading Teen too. I'm hosting a Summer Book Club on Family Literacy and You this summer. We're on Wk 5 of 8 Weeks and we've had some great books you might enjoy. For the most part they have been books for kids 14 and up with a couple for younger readers 8-12.

    Tina "The Book Lady"

  7. New Follower

  8. Kristi from The Story Siren is such a great blogger to look up to. She has inspired so many bloggers! Great TGIF answer :)

  9. I'm a bit jealous over the pool thing. Much to cold here to have one. Great answers! I'm a new follower. My hops are up at Coffee Table Reviews.

  10. I love to swim'& having your own pool is very nice ;)

    Happy Friday.

    I came here trough Follower Fridat & I'm your newest follower.

  11. Hopping by from the Hop. I do the same thing...usually I only buy books that I know will be good! haha. But I don't go to the library anymore. Oddly enough, there isn't one anywhere near me!!

    Here's My IMM

  12. I stopped by from the blog hop

  13. @Jules Thanks for stopping by!

    @Jez Thank you! I love having a pool, especially in the hot summer.

    @Kyanara_night Thanks for visiting my blog!

    @Tina Peterson Thanks for following!

    @Phantom Paragrapher Thank you for following!

    @Katelyn Yes, she definitely is a great blogger!

    @Aimee Thanks for following! It's great to have a pool, I love swimming in it!

    @Nina Thank you!

    @The Book Angel You don't have a library? Wow, that stinks!

    @Cozy in Texas Thank you!

  14. Pool side reading is the best.

    Here's mine:

  15. Brilliant answers! Can I just say: I'm very, very, very jealous of your pool! Though, seeing as it rains for most of the year, I don't think a UK pool would be so great really! :D
    Thansk for stopping by my blog!
    Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl

  16. We have a similar answer :D
    Also enjoy All american girl! I remember loving that book!
    Check out My Follow Friday

  17. @StuckInBooks I know, it's really relaxing to read by the pool!

    @TheBookAddictedGirl Thank you! I love my pool, it's great to have one in the summer!

    @AgnesPink I'll go check out your post! Thank you!

  18. I’m seeing a pattern of book acquisition here. After all, there are just so many places to get books and so many different ways to read them.

    It’s hard to beat the library for price and selection but it’s even harder to beat the convenience of browsing BN or Amazon from a Nook or Kindle, hitting a button and reading the book you picked in about sixty seconds.

    As usual, my answer to this week’s Book Blogger Hop question is all over the map. Hop on over and read my multipart answer –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

  19. You are making me feel lazy just reading all your activities. I promise I'll move tomorrow. my TGIF
    Amy @ www.bookgoonie

  20. @bookgoonie Sorry I don't mean to make you feel lazy!

  21. Thanks for stopping by! A pool sounds so good right about now. It is so hot and humid here. Ugh! Enjoy your weekend!

  22. You have a pool!! aww I wish I had one! I Love swimming! and Yes! totally agree with Kristi
    Following back ;)

  23. Thanks for stopping by! I'm exactly the same way about getting books from the library vs buying them. I can only afford so many books (and I only have so much space that is already overrun by books) that I want to make sure that I end up with only ones that I love.

  24. Hopping through. I think The Story Siren was the blog that most inspired me to start blogging. That and Steph Su Reads.
    My Hop

  25. I'm with ya on buying books I know I'll like and getting ones I'm less sure about from the library. Thanks for stopping by my post. New follower!

  26. Two years ago I started tracking where my books were coming from. Please come see where I get my books.

  27. @Marla I'm pretty lucky to have a pool in this hot weather!

    @Jude Henderson Thank you, swimming is so refreshing in this hot weather!

    @Bookworm1858 It's always a good idea to save money!!

    @Alison Can Read Steph Su Reads is also a great blog, she always posts great reviews!

    @Bookish Brunette Thank you!

    @Karen Thank you for stopping by and following!

  28. I'm the SAME way with buying books. I generally only buy a book if I've actually read it and know I'll read it again. Of course, there have been a few exceptions. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my follow friday and book blog hop and following my blog! I'm following your blog now as well! :)

    ♥ Sarah

  29. @Sarah I know, I've done that tons of times now! Thank you!

  30. I like to read books from the library before I buy them as well. I have a tiny book budget, so I can only afford the ones I love! Thanks for hopping by!

  31. @Christy Your welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  32. Hey there Kristen!
    Thanks for following.
    I love reading by the pool, but most of the time I read bed with my snugly blanket :)
    New follower :)
    Looking forward to future posts!


  33. @Grace Thanks for stopping by! I love reading in bed also, it's so comfy! I'll go check out your blog!

  34. Hey, Kristen! :) I love the library too! That's usually where I get a lot of my novels (since I'm pretty broke at the moment), but if I really, really like a book, I go out and buy it!

    Swimming is awesome -- I could do it all day! :)

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  35. @Mimi Thank you! Same here, I love the library because the books are free!

  36. I played volleyball when I was in school. I still miss it. Sitting by the pool with or without a book is one of my faves.

    New follower!

  37. @Alexis Thanks for following!

  38. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Follow My Book Blog Friday Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! Nice to meet you!

  39. New Follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I'm just like you, I'll only buy books I'm certain that I'll like or else I'll get them from the library if I'm not sure.


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