It's time for the weekly book blogger hops again! A great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old.
Crazy For Books' Book Blogger Hop
Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday.
I'm Alison. I've been blogging for a year. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.
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On the blog this week:
Win a signed copy of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and read about her Minnesota book signing.
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
Sand Chronicles vol. 1 by Hinaki Asihara
Questions of the Week:
Blog Hop: 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 the vast majority of my books from the library. I check my library website (actually two different libraries' websites) daily and have dozens of books and CDs on hold. I check the sites so often that I have two 15 digit identification codes memorized :-)
I get a few books from bookstores - a mixture of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores.
I get a few review books, although not many. Some come from authors or publishers, but most come from NetGalley or Galley Grab. I've also been lucky enough to win some great books in giveaways recently.
Follow Friday: What do I do when I are not reading?
You mean there's life other than reading or blogging?
On rare occasions I do tear myself away from a book or the computer. I love running. I run for about an hour every day - between 6 and 8 miles. On days I don't run, I love doing yoga.
I'm also really into cooking. I spend hours looking at cookbooks and recipe sites. A large part of my daydreaming concerns what I want to make for dinner. Tonight, for example, I made Mexican pizzas with black beans and pineapple. Plus a big salad with homemade strawberry basil pesto for dressing.
My reading and blogging habit have largely eclipsed my other hobbies, but I don't mind. I do enjoy making jewelry, particularly ones that look like this (Well, not quite like that. Chan Luu is much more talented and expensive than my bracelets):