Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #9 and TGIF #2

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
I would have to say that I avoid biographies, unless it is someone I really want to read about. I do not read a lot of nonfiction, but I have a soft spot for history, specially ancient history. I am a huge nerd of anything about Ancient Egypt. Other than that, I do not think I really avoid any other genres, at least not by choice. 

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads
The purpose is to answer the question for the week, and re-cap the weeks posts.
It is a great way to get to know other bloggers.

Q.  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?
I would have to say it is a combination. I check out a lot of Kindle books from my local library, but I also buy my favorites. If I really like a book I borrowed, I will go out an buy a copy for my personal collection. I have a list of books I check out from the library, that I need to order for myself next payday. I prefer to own any book that I love, and with eBooks that is a lot easier. For my favorites I need to have a print copy. If I am unsure of a book, I may check it out from the library, purchase it later if I love it. 

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Celine said...

I definitely avoid biographies too unless I really have to read it such as for schools, etc. A new follower! :)

Celine @ Forget-me-not

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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I don't know much about Ancient Egypt. Do you have any particular books you recommend?
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TP said...

Yes - I'm not much of a non-fiction reader either. Also a big library user - but like you, I'll buy the books I love.

Anonymous said...

I understand buying the books you love after you've borrowed them from the library. The best books are always the ones that are easiest to reread.

Alexa S. said...

I really want to start buying ONLY the books I love. For the most part, I can easily guess which ones will appeal to me, but I want to make it a habit to be more selective with the books I'm going to keep and build my library with :)

I love the idea of borrowing a book if I'm not sure of it or never tried anything by the author. I can always buy it if I end up loving it!

Jennifer said...

I agree about biographies...only certain ones. We have similar buying habits. I always have to have a physical copy of my favorites!

Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

None said...

I wonder when they will offer to borrow kindle books from libraries over here. This would be so useful.

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Amanda said...

I usually only read nonfiction or biographies if it's something/someone I'm really interested in learning more about!

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shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I avoid celebrity bio's but I liek books about ordinary people

Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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