Friday, July 31, 2009

Where Do I Get My Books?

Trish, over at Hey, Lady! Whatcha Readin'? posted this and I thought it was an interesting thought. (She found the idea at Presenting Lenore and Boston Bibliophile.)

The idea is to look at where you got the last 20 books you reviewed, so here goes:
  1. Handbags and Homicide by Dorothy Howell-- Library
  2. Seen Art? by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith-- Library
  3. Winds of Hope by Anita Stansfield-- Library
  4. Shelter From the Storm by Anita Stansfield-- Library
  5. Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder-- Library
  6. The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker-- Library
  7. The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark-- Received for Virtual Book Tour
  8. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by e l konigsburg-- Library
  9. The Wolves Keeper Legend by Sylvia Weber-- Received for Virtual Book Tour
  10. The Outlander by Gil Adamson-- Library
  11. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones-- Library
  12. Author Review-- Ibsen-- I own them
  13. A Band of Roses by Pat McDermott-- E-book received for VBT
  14. Series Review-- Laura Childs' Scrapboooking Mysteries-- Library
  15. The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse-- Library (for book club)
  16. Chemical Cowboys by Lisa Sweetingham-- Received for VBT
  17. Visions on America by Jean Koning-- Received for VBT
  18. Katka by Stephen Meier-- Received for VBT
  19. Secrets, Lies and My Sister Kate by Belinda Hollyer-- Library
  20. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda-- Library (I actually bought a copy, but it was for my dad for Father's Day!)

*Note-- this is NOT counting any Summer Reading Saturday posts, even if they included book reviews.

SO the breakdown-- 13 from the library; 1 owned (well, several works, technically, by Ibsen); and 6 received from either authors or publishers (all for Virtual Blog Tours).

I don't read a lot that I own. Why? Because if I own it, it doesn't have a due date!! Heaven knows we own a lot that I haven't read though!

If I weren't receiving books for review, would it impact my blog? I'm not sure that it would. Don't get me wrong, I love doing the Virtual Book Tours. But it's not why I blog.

Now, if you took away my library card.... well, I might be in trouble then. :D


  1. I am almost the same way. If I did this, all of them would be from the library (I think).

  2. What would we do without our libraries!?