Friday, January 20, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (1)

Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by two blogs, Alison of Alison Can Read and Rachel of Parajunkee.
It is a weekly meme created to influence community among blogs -- the concept -- I follow you and you follow me. Win, win!

How it works:
-Visit these two great blogs!
-Leave your name on the post.
-Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.
-Be sure to follow them and if someone follows you follow back!!!!

This week's question: What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?

Hmm...the craziest thing I have ever done for a book...good question?

I suppose I would say the craziest thing I have done for a book/books, was subject myself to the closing sale at Border's on State Street in Chicago. I am talking hordes of people stampeding their way through the shelves. And I willingly chose to go just to see what YA book treasures were left to be excavated. I went once. I went twice. And then I went a third time (thrice?). It was worth it. I found it so sad that such a mammoth store was closing that I just needed to make sure I walked out of there with as many books as I could!

Thanks for stopping by!

And...I am hosting a giveaway -- Win The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith!


  1. My TBR pile is so huge because I took advantage of Borders closing. It ripped my heart out that they did because they were my go to bookstore for years and years. But I did come away several times with some great books! It allowed me to buy the books I had been thinking about but getting them at a much more affordable price!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

  2. Thanks for the follow! Followed back :D

    OMG, I definitely did the same thing with a Borders store here in NY! I walked away with 12 books (all YA) and spend only 50 dollars! WIN!

    Kristin from GrowingUpYA

  3. I definitely took advantage of the Borders closing sales - although I was so sad to see them go :( I had both Borders and B&N in town, but I much preferred Borders, the staff was friendlier and less kids running amok!

    Stop by and see my TGIF / Follow Friday this week!

  4. I was at a Border's closing as well! It was crazy.

  5. My TBR pile is just crazy in general. It's my very formidable foe!

    Thanks for the follow and I'm following back. Must say that I'm intrigued by your blog.

  6. I was soooooo sad to see Border's close too. I have so many happy memories of that place.

    New follower!

  7. I was so very sad when my Border's closed, and I didn't even make it to any of their closing sales... lucky for you! I hope you are enjoying your reads now :)

  8. I remember when both the Borders near me closed :( It was really sad since I loved going to the one that was a town over to read for hours and buy more books than my poor bookshelf could hold! Definitely bought a couple of books when they had their closing sale but by the time I went, they were already almost cleared out!

    I'm a new follower! :)

    Here's my #FF

    The Book Vault

  9. Following back =) Our bookstore in the mall closed...and I always forget and try to go there every time I go to the mall =(

  10. The day Borders closed, it felt like a part of me died as well. So many memories (I have to admit I go and stand out the front of the old store and look up at it wistfully, the sign is still there!)

    I'm an old follower but I've never seen the #FF until today which means I must not go on twitter on Fridays because it's been everywhere!!!

  11. I just about bought Borders out when they closed. I bought over 50 books...over a few shopping trips.
    Following back!


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