Friday 15 July 2011

Follow Friday #17 / Book Blogger Hop #17

Q. What do I do when I am not reading?

Lately I just seem to be working all the time. I have a day job, do freelance editing, am studying for two diplomas, and planning my wedding for October.
Then there are letters from penpals to reply to, household chores etc.

Things I love to do, and squeeze in when I can, are: writing fiction, cross stitch, photography, theatre, music practice (singing/flute/piano) and sketching....

Book Blogger HopHow/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 rarely go to the library as the one near me is pretty useless, so I either buy my books, or read those I win in giveaways/receive as ARCs. The ARCs I get from authors/publishers or from NetGalley and GalleyGrab. When I buy books I tend to favour Book Depository as it ships free to Australia.


  1. Hopping through. Sounds like you're super busy! What degrees are you going for? What does freelance editing entail?
    My Hop

  2. Old follower stopping through. Good luck with your upcoming wedding. I hope you don't let the planning overwhelm you. That can be a great task.

  3. Old follower stopping by. You sure sound very very busy! How did you find time for sleeping, reading and blogging, moreover with your wedding around?


  4. Wow, you are super busy! Congrats on getting married in October. Are you enjoying planning your wedding? Well I hope you don't get too overwhelmed with everything and I hope to see you around the blogasvere.

    New Follower
    @Ramblings From This Chick

  5. Hi,

    stopping by from the blog hop.

    Have a wonderfull weekend
    Laced Little Muffin's Reading Corner

  6. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through.
    Two diplomas would be quite a course load. Book Depository is a godsend for us Aussies - I hope it doesn't change now Amazon has bought it!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. Hopping by from the Hop! I've actually never used or looked up book depo but I think I'm going to have to. Everyone says it has free shipping. Do they have good prices?

    Here's My IMM

  8. I love NetGalley. They have some real treasures.
    Here's my HOP

  9. Congrats on the wedding! My husband is an editor too. New follower!

  10. New follower from Follow Friday here. And, wow, that's a full plate you have! I admire you!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  11. I stopped by from the blog hop

  12. Aww that sucks you're library is useless :( But, gotta love getting ARCs! It's definitely not the only reason I blog, but it is nice when I get an ARC for a book I've REALLY wanting to read. Very fun! :)

    New follower! :)

    Here's my follow friday and book blog hop for this week.

    ♥ Sarah

  13. Hi! I'm new to #FF, but have a happy friday and have a great weekend! New follower
    Check out my #FF

  14. Hiya there! My love-to-do list is filled with fun stuff too! There really just isn't enough time is there?! I'm just now gaining the courage to jump into the world of blogging to help spur my writing. I'm new to blogging though and new to #FF. So excited! Happy Friday.


  15. Wow! It sounds like your days are definitely busy. Congratulations on the wedding! I hope the plans are going well. I know they can be exhausting.

  16. Good luck with all the planning for your wedding! It sounds like you are a very busy woman.
    I'm a big fan of Netgalley & Galley Grab. Free books are a good thing. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  17. Oh my gosh, you're a fellow artist like me! That's really cool! I love to write, draw, take pictures, and sing too -- although I'm not that great at the last one LOL x) I limit myself to singing in the shower. ;)

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  18. Just dropping by for the blog hop. I've just recently discoverd NetGalley, but I've never heard of GalleyGrab. I'll have to check it out.


  19. I totally love my library but it can be frustrating when they never have the first in a series of books I'm interested in starting! That said they're really good for finding random titles you would never normally pick up, and they're free!
    New follower thanks to #FF. Feel free to drop by: