Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

Every week, Jennifer over at Crazy For Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop, which connects book bloggers from all over the net. This is my first time even hearing about this but I figured it would be a great idea to jump on the bandwagon. Check out her site for more details!

This week's question: If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?

My answer:

I don't know if that actually adds up to 80 bucks, but I was never a math major for a reason. Either way, that's my list. If there is any cash left over, I'd probably do what I always do, which is to grab a few random things that look interesting. Possibly a few zombie books. Maybe something by Vonnegut.

On an unrelated note, everything has now been moved over from WordPress. I'll only be updating this blog from now on so anyone who was reading me there will have to follow me from here. 

-Gabe

14 comments:

  1. Ooo, Brave New World is a good one.

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  2. Hopping by to say hello --- I'm seeing all sorts of books that I haven't heard of. This was a great question for the Hop. :)

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  3. Nonners: I've read it before but I don't own a copy and I'm not sure why. The same goes for Imajica. I've read it twice (which is saying something considering it's almost 900 pages long) but I haven't picked up a copy of it yet.

    Jo: Some of these were books that caught my eye while I was surfing Amazon today. The one by the Baer's was featured on NPR the other day and it sounded really interesting. If I get my hands on any of these books, I may have to read them for "extra credit"--that is, outside of the monthly themes I have planned.

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  4. Lol. It's weird, of all the people I thought I might get this book from, my dad was not on the list. He gave it to me in 9th grade (I devoured it) and then I just read it about a year ago for the second time. It's a good read. Also, I have the book, just not in the right format. I want a hardcover for my library and I only have a paperback:[

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  5. While I love hardcovers, I don't allow myself to buy them unless it's absolutely necessary. They're so expensive and I'm a spine breaker, so paperbacks are much more to the point for me. The last hardcover I bought was Justin Cronin's "The Passage" and that was only because it wasn't out in paperback yet.

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  6. lol. Yes, well I like my books to last. Especially if they make it into my library. And only the good ones make it there. Of course, if you don't have an awesome library like myself...I would want paperbacks too :] Not to toot-my-own-horn or anything.

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  7. I wish I were more discerning. I take books whenever I can get them. I haven't even *read* them all, to be honest. I'll get to it eventually but I like to think that I'm stockpiling for a giant blizzard or something.

    And you can toot your horn as much as you like. I think that people should brag about their books more often. Too often we talk about our cars, our cell phones, our bank accounts. Wealth should be measured in books--in how much you read, and in how much you think about what you read. At least...that's my opinion.

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  8. Well thanks. Books are awesome. But I wouldn't say I measure my wealth by them. True, they are a great gift and tool. And people should put more stock in them than their cars. But in my opinion wealth has nothing to do with it. But that just my opinion. And this your blog so I'll stop disagreeing with you. :]

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  9. Wow! What a great question this week. I always peek at other people's book piles at the checkout link at B&N. That doesn't make me a voyeur, does it?

    The exhibitionist in me has posted my own bookstore shopping list -- and it's not as predictable as you may think!

    Hop on over to my blog for all the suspense and chills of my TBR list - http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  10. Disagreement is totally allowed here. I meant it more on a metaphorical level, but you can disagree with me on metaphors, too. When I started this blog I was really hoping that it would generate discussion and apparently it has so I'm on my way to achieving my blogging goals. :)

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  11. Haha, Howard...I don't think that does make you a voyeur...at least I hope not. Because I do that too. :}

    Gabriel: Good I'm glad to have helped and how exactly can you mean that metaphorically? Do you mean, wealth in a specific way of in general?

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  12. What I really meant was that knowledge to me is more important than all the "things" in the world. I guess books technically count as "things" but I see them as being things which enrich us instead of things which we use to make us look rich. I don't know if that makes sense but in my head it does. :)

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  13. :] I'm a pretty literal person. I'm not sure it's a metaphor unless you say," Hey...it's a metaphor".

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