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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Follow Friday (14)

Hey everyone, its Friday and time for another Follow Friday post! FF is a meme hosted by the wonderful ladies of Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and features a new up and coming blogger as well as a book related questions. This week the question is...

What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?

Hmmm...I'm not sure if I've done anything that really qualifies as crazy (especially in the eyes of fellow book lovers) for a book. I've gone to plenty of midnight releases, for Harry Potter and Twilight, but that's pretty normal, at least to me. One summer though, I was working in an ice cream parlor called Maggie Moos in the same strip mall as Borders and had the day shift before the realease of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I had reserved my copy weeks in advance and wanted to get to the store early to get my bracelet. My store gave out different colored bracelets depending on how early you got there- the better the color the faster you'd be called up to the cash register to get your copy. Anyways, I ended up sneaking out of work, running across the parking lot in my uniform, and getting to the store as it opened just so I could get the first colored bracelet. I got crazy stares from all the employees but it was totally worth it because I ended up being one of the first 10 people to get their copy that night.

I don't know if that's necessarily crazy...I like to think of it as some HP love. Send me your links in the comments and I'll be sure to check them out!


  1. Ooo, I've never done a Midnight release. I bet that's a lot of fun, if not a bit stressful.

    I had to beg just to BORROW a copy of Divergent!

  2. Wow that is awesome, I have gone to some of the midnight releases of the Harry Potter books. They were the books that got me into reading(:

    Here is the link to my FF

  3. That is definitely HP love. I would of done that for Twilight myself. =D I can't say I've done anything all that crazy myself, either.

    You can find my FF here! CLICKY HERE! =D. I'm a New Follower.

  4. LOOOOOOOL, HP was totally worth that!!!

    New follower :)

    My #FF hop is here

  5. lol I spent a long time being shoved around a herd of people to get my copy of HP. It was worth the long drive and the crazy people! Gotta show the HP love!

    New Follower =o)

  6. New follower here!

    I haven't really done anything too crazy either. If you have time, stop by my blog and check out my current giveaways!

    The Crazy Bookworm

    Happy Reading!

  7. Hopping through. How funny that you did snuck out of work. I worked a midnight release for Harry Potter. It was crazy but fun.
    My Hop

  8. LOVE that you snuck out of work! I wasn't fortunate enough to be into Harry Potter at the time they were coming out... (I was "too cool" for them - guess I didn't know what a big book nerd I would turn into!)

    Stop by and see my TGIF / Follow Friday this week!

  9. I've stood in line for hours to get DVD's, toys and for movies. With the Kindle I just make sure I am bright eyed at midnight for those special releases =)
    I'm Following you GFC, NB, FB and Twitter

    Here's my FF

  10. Oh nice story! it's fun.

    old follower

    Here is mine

  11. sounds like you are dedicated :) I'm a new follower here is my post for a follow back http://totallybookedsolid.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday_20.html

  12. New follower here! That's a great story - crazier than anything I've done! Here's my FF if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-3.html

  13. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    Following through NetworkedBlogs :)

    The Muggle

  14. Hi! Old follower here. That's an awesome story.

    Check out my FF

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