Happy Hop Day! :)
If 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.
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?