Friday Blog Hops #1

I don’t really have anything for First Impressions Friday this week, but I thought I’d give the Friday hops a go before we head downstairs for Chinese food and Torchwood.

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What do I do when I are not reading?

Well, my other main hobby is gaming. I love MMORPGs, and single player RPGs. I’m primarily a World of Warcraft player but I have tried other MMOs (Age of Conan, LotRO, Aion, Guild Wars, Rift) and I’m really really looking forward to Guild Wars 2 because it looks so fantastic!! I wouldn’t mind reading the books to get a hold of the game’s lore beforehand but shh, this is about not reading so.

I also do normal boring things such as watching tv, going to the cinema, walking. And on a Saturday afternoon and Monday morning I volunteer in a local charity shop which is hell on my bookshelf space but I’m currently unemployed so it’s something.

Book Blogger Hop

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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’m actually planning to do a little feature on this, but in a nutshell I buy them. I enter as many giveaways as I can (if the books interest me of course) and I have received a couple of books for review from Quirk publishing, but I’m still pretty self sufficient with books. I’m bad and don’t use the library but that’s mostly, these days, because I have so many to read on my bookshelf already. I don’t buy from independent or large chain book shops such as Waterstones, Borders, because I simply can’t afford it. As mentioned above, I am unemployed. But I do make great use of charity shops, Amazon, and The Works.

12 thoughts on “Friday Blog Hops #1”

    1. I get the same service from Amazon in the UK as I would from Book Depo so I couldn’t be bothered to put in all of my delivery/payment details all over again for the sake of a company change but I definitely see the appeal for some things!

    1. Oh hey ^^ I started following your blog just the other day!

      Lucky 🙂 I struggle with the library, and I’ve recently heard if you want them to get a book in from another library, you have to pay a fee.. The whole point in going to the library is to save money, not spend it 😡

  1. I tried WoW awhile back and loved it but man what a time suck! I would swear I’d only been playing for 10 minutes and like 4 hours went by. 🙂 Plus I was bad at it so I quit.

    I have a hard time making the library a regular thing. You’d think free books would be a bigger draw for us, yeah?

    1. I know!! Everytime I go through a reading slump it’s because I suddenly get a little more interested in gaming. All MMOs are the same. I still love them though, what a great timesink 😉

      And you really would. I sometimes get urges to pop in and have a look but then remember how much I have on my shelf.

    1. That’s true 🙂 I enter as many giveaways as I can. I have found some great blogs to follow through doing that too, even if I don’t win too many. I often feel bad that I haven’t had anything to giveaway yet though.

  2. Hey, nice blog you have. I found you with FF but I also do the blog hop

    I playing video games to but not RPG’s 🙂 Assassin’s Creed is one of my fav. games to play right now. 🙂

    I have to feed my book addiction by buying books now and then but I am trying to be

    1. Thanks you 🙂
      I’ve never played Assassin’s Creed, and I’m trying to be good too! This week’s In My Mailbox does nothing but prove how bad I am though :p

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