Thursday, March 24, 2011

Follow Friday - This One Goes to Eleven. Well, Five Actually

It's Friday again, which means it's time for Follow Friday. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host (Parajunkee) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the weeks - Rebecca of Confessions of a Page Turner.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme, give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.
  1. My list of books in the "to be read" pile that I own is more than 5,992 books long. And yet I still keep buying more.
  2. I often read books that I pretty much know I'm going to loathe. I don't know why.
  3. People often ask me when I find time to read, given that I have a full time job, am a part-time student, study Tae Kwon Do, and have a wife and two kids. I have an hour and a half commute by bus and subway each way to and from work every day. I use that time to read (or sleep).
  4. I always have at least two books with me, just in case I finish the first one. Sometimes I carry three.
  5. I sit at a computer all day, but I simply cannot read a book on an e-reader. I don't know why. I can't follow a book in audio format either. My attention wanders too much when I try to read a book that way.
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  1. Greetings from Australia, you have a new follower courtesy of Follow Friday.

    I am another one who finds a paperback the way to go for reading enjoyment, unfortunately with the postage costs to OZ being so high this isn't always possible, so I have had to re-think and do many of my reviews on e/books. For my responses to this weeks questions please pop in to

  2. @Soooz: Thank you for stopping by! I have run in to those Australian shipping costs sending books via Bookmooch to people down there. I still do it though, because Australians deserve books too. :)

  3. I've had a friend give me several books and say "Here, read this, it sucks." And I do. Why? No idea. I'm a new follower! My FF is at Coffee Table Press

  4. I am so relieved to hear that someone else cannot do books on readers. I've read enough Science Fiction to know what will happen to societies that get rid of their books...and it isn't good. New follower!

    My Head is Full of Books

    Thanks, Anne

  5. Hopping through. Reading time is the best thing about a long commute.
    My Hop

  6. Wow! I thought my 900 TBR pile was big! I don't like to listen to audiobooks either because my mind wanders.

  7. @Aimee: I'm worse, I'll buy books I know are going to suck. I have a bunch of L. Ron Hubbard books that I know will be terrible. But I bought them awyway.

    What's wrong with me?

  8. @Anne: Everytime I see a science fiction book that talks about how they got rid of paper I wonder what fantasy universe that author stepped out of.

    There's just something viscerally satisfying about holding a physical book that an e-reader just doesn't match for me. I suppose if I had grown up using e-readers that might not be the case, but I can't change the past, so that's just the way it is.

  9. @Alison: Pretty much the only good thing about it as far as I'm concerned.

    My commute is my least favorite thing about my job.

  10. @Jenni: LibraryThing is the only way I can keep track of "Mount TBR". And I keep adding to it. I'll probably pick up more books this weekend. What is wrong with me?

  11. Hi, I'm a new follower. Please stop by my blog and follow me in return. :c)