What! It's Friday already?

I am amazed at how fast the week went by. I am pooped.

So I won't dilly-dally with my answer for Book Blogger Hop. I need a cold drink. Gah, it's humid!

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 get my books anywhere, everywhere, however, where ever. Beg, buy (garage sales, thrift stores, bookstores, where ever books are sold), borrow (from the library, friends, and anywhere else), trade or Bookmooch, and even rescue from the sidewalk. A book is a book is a book!


For The Friday 56, here's what you do:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It's that simple!

My book for this week is:

This book of short stories talks about everything but happiness! Turning to page 56 relates to how a woman is reading a book, which recalls a sad past:
Here was where the writer would graft her ugly invention onto the people and the situation she had got out of real life, being too lazy to invent but not to malign. 

Over at Follow Friday, this week's question is:

What do I do when I'm not reading?

Blog - about reading of course. Craft some. Eat some. Decorate some. Garden some. Dilly dally. Or sleep.


Ah, my cool drink is a-calling! Have a great weekend folks, I look forward to reading your answers!


  1. It sounds like you keep busy in the real world. Its been fun seeing what people do in there non-bookish time. New Follower!

  2. Oh, ouch. What a fantastically cutting sentence, although admittedly pretty dark. I know that Alice Munro is the grande dame of the North American short story, and if all her sentences are that fierce, she would have given Dorothy Parker a run for her money!
    And I do just what you do when not reading. That and teach English and tend my chickens and pick the raspberries in the front yart (yum!) and act as the secondary 'alpha' for our neighbor's dogs (and their cat), and write, and...
    Following right back atcha, as I admire your blog and your choice of books.

  3. Can we have too much happiness? great line.

  4. I like sleep! But I don't get too much time to do that. 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: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks! Nice to meet you!

  5. Yeah, I guess we all blog when not reading. ;) Lol! But it's great having book blogs to share reads with other readers!

    Happy Friday, I'm a new follower! :) My answer can be found here.

    Rebecca at Kindle Fever

  6. Sounds wonderfully written! Thanks for participating!

  7. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    So glad to see you reading short stories! Personally I love short stories. I don't see too many people reading them though.

  8. Hopping through. I craft some too. But I mostly blog. And blog. And blog.
    My Hop

  9. Just dropping by for the blog hop! I would definitely rescue a book from the sidewalk if I saw one there!

    My hop:


  10. New follower stopping on by...

    Kristin @ http://kristincanread.blogspot.com/

  11. New follower hopping on through!

    I am absolutely LOVING this weeks Blog Hop question! I am finding SO many NEW ways to get books!! How awesome!!!

    Love your blog, it's too cute!

    Hope to see you around!

  12. Thank you for visiting!
    I agree, if it's a book, I'm all for it any way I can get it! :)
    Hope your weekend was great!

  13. Hey! i'm a new follower! love the blog! hope you will stop by and follow me!



  14. thanks for the visit, all! i've paid each of you a visit and added followed you back. see you all next week :)


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