I love participating in the Follow Friday blog hop, hosted by one of my favorite blogs to follow Parajunkee's View.
Q. What do I do when I are not reading?
When I am not reading, I am:
1) Singing songs with my daughter. Her current favorites are "ABC," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "Itsy, Bitsy Spider," and "Old McDonald Had a Farm." And that farm has a lot of penguins on it suddenly--no I don't get it either. :)
2) Blogging. I love reading what is going on with other people's blogs. And commenting is half the fun!
3) Playing words with friends. My screen name is Shanan if you would like to start a game.
4) Browsing bookstores, however I recently found that shoe stores can be awfully fun as well.
5) Catching up on netflix and DVDs. I recently found that I love to watch my favorite TV shows on DVD. I never thought I would, I fought it for a long time, but now I love it and have so much to catch-up on.
6) Cooking. My daughter has recently found that she loves to help in the kitchen so I spend quite a bit of time planning meals that involve steps she can help with.
Now here is a list of things I wish I was also doing when I was not reading:
1) Traveling. I have not spent a great deal of time outside of my home state, but I would love to travel more. My favorite destination so far has been Washington, D.C. I love US history and you cannot get more US history than Washington, D.C.
2) Exercising. I am quite behind on my exercise goals--one of which is to actually exercise. :)
3) Learning Spanish. I took 3 years of Spanish in high school and 4 semesters of Spanish in college and I am still horrible. My daughter is currently obsessed with Dora and Diego. I think she already speaks Spanish better than I do. I know very sad.
This is my first time to participate in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy-For-Books.com.
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 try to list on the review where I received the books, however in general when I want a book here are the steps I go through to get it.
1) Paperbackswap.com. If you are a member, my name on this site is yogimommy. I would love to be friends. I love to play the games and have found that is the best way to get some of the books I want. But every once in a while I get offered a book through their first-in/first-out (FIFO) system. Overall, I LOVE this site.
2) Library. If I am not 100% sure that I want to keep the book or that I can use the book in a Paperbackswap game, then I would rather save my money. I have found that a lot of the YA books that I really want to read have very short waits at my local library, if they have any waits at all. My library has a decent audiobook collection and since audiobooks tend to be a little more expensive, I tend to look to my library first.
3) Borders.com. I joined their rewards club before last Christmas and I love it. I also love that they have tons of coupons that they send me through email. I rarely, if ever, buy a book from them without a coupon. And with the rewards card, even if I only buy one book the shipping is free.