Friday, May 27, 2011

Follow Friday -A Week's Worth

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee. It's a great way to discover other book bloggers and learn about them.

This week's question is:

Q. How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

I typically read one to two books a week. I would love to read more than that, but with a full time job and part time grad school, that's all I can manage. I'm currently reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I am absolutely loving it so far, but it is 600+ pages, so it's going to take me longer than a week. 

I usually go back and forth between Kindle books and paperbacks. It just depends on which copy happens to be cheaper. If I find a copy at a used book store that's cheaper than the Kindle version, I'll go with the paperback. I also stock up on books during the spring library book sale, which you saw here and here. I've recently tried audiobooks and I listened to an old favorite, James and the Giant Peach. It's harder for me to enjoy an audiobook, though. I tend to miss a lot and I'd rather read the book anyway. 

So for all of you out there that read 4-5 books a week, how do you do it?

If you'd like to follow my blog and you cannot click the button on the right column, scroll to the top of the page and click FOLLOW there. Blogger is having some issues, but hopefully it will be up and running soon.

Love and (a book) light,


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  1. Hi Dorothy!

    Congrats on Grad School! That is amazing! I wish you luck and enjoy the reading you do get in!

    My Follow Friday

  2. This was a nice book blogger question. My answer will probably embarrass me in comparison with my peers!

    Follow me back to my blog at prepare to be stunned –

    Thank G-d it’s Follow Friday with a long weekend ahead. Everyone enjoy!

    Howard A. Sherman

  3. Hey, I have a kindle too, and I love reading on it. I can imagine that grad school doesn’t leave much time for extra reading…. Anyhow, happy FF, I am a new follower to your blog!
    Book Savvy Babe

  4. Hi, I read about that much too. I don't have a Kindle but I've been debating on getting one though. I really love bound books and I don't want people to lose their love for them too. Ha, that probably sounds lame. Anyways, I'm a new follower: <3

  5. Hello Dorothy! I'm so thrilled to learn you're from the Philippines too! So sad I can't get to meet you though. Thank you for dropping by my blog and for the follow, I returned the favor, obviously :D

    I can read 2 - 3 books in a week because I almost never watch television, I only watch Glee, then I'm done. Most of my free time is spent blogging and reading, and eating and sleeping :D

    Have a great weekend!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  6. Dorothy,
    You were a winner on my 200 Followers Giveaway, but didn't leave an email address! Oops... please contact me via email by June 5th in order to claim your prize!! Thank you!

    ekfamilybooks at yahoo dot com

  7. Oh Grad School!

    Congrats my dear!

    I try to finish at least one a week. It doesn't always work. Dang life happens to get in the way more often then I'd like to admit but that is ok.

    A Lovely Little Love


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