Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View that spotlights two amazing blogs and allows bloggers to link up and meet other fabulous bookish friends and share the Following love.
This week's spotlight blogs are: Fiction Ferver and Book'd Out
And the question is:
Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
Hmmm...I'm not really big on memoirs or Science Fiction, but there are definitely exceptions to that distaste. HOWEVER, (and I know this is kind of twisting the question prompt but go with it!) I absolutely cannot stand time travel! There's just something about it that I cannot ever get into. Everything I've tried to read I just find too many loopholes or things that I don't believe would happen given the time readjustments. It's not like everything I read is real or believable so I don't quite understand my aversion to time travel, but I know it's there. What's funny is this extends to movies and TV shows too, so it's just a life-avoidance, really!
What genre do you avoid? Leave a link in my comments and I'll come check it out! (and of course if you follow I would love to follow back!)
TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. This week's question is:
Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?
Most of my books are from the library, and I like it that way. Libraries have been a haven for me all my life: my mother is a librarian, and they've always meant home. It's books and order and familiarity and so many worlds and universes and possibilities all in one room or under one roof - they're amazing. So naturally, I want to support them all I can. Obviously it's much more financially stressful to own every book you read too, so the library is a nice little cash-saver as well.
Also, I feel like having books from the library increases my odds of reading them soon. Having a deadline to return the book makes me feel like I need to read that book and do it quick, before my time runs out. No offense meant to books I buy of course! It's just that I get that oh well, it'll be there later feeling with ones I own and they tend to get lost in my TBR stack.
Of course, if a book is one that I absolutely loved loved loved after reading a library copy, I will eventually go out and purchase my own copy. If I love it I want it available and on hand at all times, even if I rarely go back and read it again.
Happy Friday, everyone!