Thursday, March 10, 2011

Book Bloger Hop! (March 11, 2011)

Happy Hop Day!  :)

Book Blogger HopIf you haven't seen the Book Blogger Hop or participated in it before, it's basically just an online party where book bloggers (and others interested in books) can visit various book blogs and check out what's going on with everyone else.  You just click the logo to the left and visit the links on Jen's list.  Each week we have a question to answer that helps us get to know one another better as we hop.  

This week's question comes from Ellie who blogs at Musings of a Bookshop Girl:

 "If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"

Wow.  That's a fun one!  Well, I spent around $50 last night at Books Inc, but I guess let's assume it's a new shopping day with a fresh $80.  I actually try not to buy a lot of books and use my library a TON, but let's see...I think I already have most of the books I want....well, those that have been published anyway.  :)  There are a lot more I'd want if we wait a few months.

In reality, if you gave me $80 today and sent me into a bookshop, I'd likely spend an hour or so browsing and come out with some cute blank books (I love to write stuff - though no actual full "books" yet), and I'd probably buy some books for my girls.  They LOVE Mo Willems' pigeon books!  My 7-year-old also loves the Lucy books by Ilene Cooper.  I bought her Lucy on the Ball last night.  So I'd likely find a few cute things on the 3rd-4th grade shelves w/animals factoring heavily in the stories.

Writersblok Bamboo Small Notebook, Ruled, Pack of 4, 3.25 x 5-Inches (WBB701)Green Embossed Tree of Life Leather Journal - Lined
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!Lucy on the Loose (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

I'd also probably spend some time perusing the middle-grade and YA shelves - I can never resist! - but I really don't know if I'd buy anything...maybe a gift certificate so I'll be set for when those sequels come out this year!  :)  SO many good books to look forward to!

What about you?


  1. Those are super cute! I love fancy notebooks :)

  2. Those look like really fun books. I might get them for the little girl in my life.

  3. I Love the Pigeon books, I read them at the School Visits. Im bound to also buy blank notebooks as thats something Im really big on :) Im an old follower
    Ive actually read Beastly years ago, but I loved it so much I really should buy it.

  4. I love beautiful blank books too! I have been collecting (and filling them) since high school! I didn't even think about books for my son! He's only one but he just loves to read already!

  5. I'm really into buying journals as well. I have so many of them now I have no idea what to do with them all.

    I'm a new follower!

  6. New follower! :)
    And I love, love bland notebooks. This is, I never finish them and just keep buying new ones. I have a pile of half-full notebooks on my desk haha.

  7. Hopping through and I love the idea that you buy blank books for writing - I always have one right next to my bed. I also think it's great that you buy books for your kids!

  8. Wow! What a great question this week. I always peek at other people's book piles at the checkout link at B&N. That doesn't make me a voyeur, does it?

    The exhibitionist in me has posted my own bookstore shopping list -- and it's not as predictable as you may think!

    Hop on over to my blog for all the suspense and chills of my TBR list -

    Happy Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  9. Kids' books are so cute! (So expensive though T_T it'd be great to have someone give me money to spend on picture books ^.^)

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

  10. I love the idea of buying blank books for writing. Can never have too many of those! It's wonderful to have something at your side to write down thoughts, dreams, and ideas. :-)

  11. I love how you answered the question! I love blank books to, I usually end up writing lists and short reminders to myself, but I love having them around. Sometimes I find old ones, and it makes me remember what I was doing and thinking about at that time in my life. I like that.

    I am a new follower, (gotta love follow fridays!)
    April @ my shelf confessions

  12. Hi! Just stopping by on the Hop. Old follower here.
    I do that too! Whenever I go to the bookstore I usually end up spending at least 1-2 hrs browsing before picking up any books...its usually an all day affair for me.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

  13. Wow, that tree journal is really pretty!

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  15. I am amazed at how many people read more than one book at at time.

    Stop by my blog for a giveaway of LINEN QUEEN courtesy of Sarah from Hachette Books and to see my answer to this week's Blog Hop question.