...or why books and tv rank higher than sleep

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hop and Follow - Sept 3rd

It's time for Crazy For Book's Book Blogger Hop. This week's question is:

Do you judge a book by its cover?

I actually really don't. I will be more drawn to a book if I like the cover, but I don't recall ever turning a book away because I didn't like it. The synopsis and the first couple of pages are what is important to me; the cover art is just someone else's different taste.

It's also Friday Follow day over at Parajunkee's View.

This week she is featuring Candace at Candace's Book Blog so please check her out.

Parajunkee's question this week is:

what is your favorite brick and mortar bookstore?

I love love love The Book Barn in Niantic, CT. It's over an hour away from my house but I try to get there at least 2-3 times a year. Niantic is in such a beautiful area, so the drive is definitely worth the trip alone. The location isn't the only reason why I adore The Book Barn. They have hundreds of thousands of books divided into different buildings with names like: Hades, and The Last Page. There are cats roaming around and lots of places where you can sit and read indoors and outdoors. I love it because of the whimsy it exudes as well as the incredible collections of books for very reasonable prices. Almost all of my antique books are from here, including my 2nd edition Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott.
   This place really isn't for the faint hearted. They have such a high turnover rate that it is all but impossible to walk in, grab a book you were looking for, and walk out. The books you are looking for could be anywhere, so browsing and rambling is going to happen. That is a bad thing for my wallet because inevitably I buy bags of books. Hence why I only go a few times a year!


Danielle said...

Happy Friday!
I'm just stopping by to say hello. I'm already a follower.

Have a great weekend!!


Jinky said...

Hoppin' by from FF to say hello. Beautiful layout! Clean and neat.

Have a great weekend!




You know I figured a hurricane couldn't keep it's steam up when the water still freezes my toes off! I was at the beach Tuesday and it took me ten minutes to get the nerve up to go under. Glad your brother will be safe. They were in more danger than we were! We haven't gotten over there, but I really want to go.

Thanks for the good wishes. Have a good hop!

Heather Buried in Books

Shari said...

oops I left my comment on the wrong post:) happy friday! Shari over at myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

tubathespian said...

Hi! I'm a new follower, here from the Hop. I like your blog!


Maddie M. said...

Hi, I'm a new follower stopping by from FF @ Parajunkee's View.(:

- http://maddieeemsblog.blogspot.com/

Jessi E. said...

Hello! Just stopping by from the blog hop. You have a great looking site... I'm a new follower.

Hope you have a great weekend,
Jessi @ The Elliott Review

Kah Woei said...

Its the opposite for me. Bad book covers tend to turn me off. Not saying I might not pick it up again if I hear really good things about it, but the possibility is really low.