Friday, January 20, 2012

Follow Friday #2

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Follow Me Friday is a book meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. #FF is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort
between bloggers. In order to join in the fun, all you need is well . . . A book blog :)

This week's question:
Q: What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?


A: Well, I don't know if that counts as crazy exactly, but since I live in Bulgaria, some books (even in e-format) are kind of difficult to get. Such was the case with the e-novella "Never to Sleep" by Rachel Vincent, because it was (mainly) available on B&N for the advertised price of dollar something, while on amazon the cost was three times higher. Naturally, I wanted to buy it at minimal cost. But B&N wouldn't let me, since they only 'deliver' to the US and CA. So, I ended up calling my sister, who lives in the States, to purchase it for me, then send it over. Well, that didn't quite work out. The next day or two I just roamed the net for any site that would sell it to me. Turns out Harlequin Teen worked just fine LOL

Hop in, follow and share the luuuurve!!! :))

22 comments:

  1. New follower! I did not realize that it was difficult to purchase books in other places. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your reviews!

    http://www.ohpaperpages.blogspot.com/

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    1. Usually it isn't all that difficult, since Amazon has most of the books in their database. But this one was being sold at 3 times the price that Rachel wanted. I was like... no way!! LOL

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  2. I've made my Mom drive for three hours to get to the midnight release of a Harry Potter book once! That's about as crazy as I am, when it comes to getting the books I want.

    I'm a new follower.
    Follow me back?
    I Heart Reading

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  3. I never buy books online, I normally buy physical books, but I didn't know you will have problems buying ebooks as well....

    Old follower stopping by:)

    Natasha @ My FF

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  4. New follower. Like your blog a lot. I didn't realize that books are that hard to get even in E-Book Format. Wow. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

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  5. I hear you, sister. Ebooks are a b***h to buy sometimes. This message : *not available in your area* drives me insane! ARGH! :P

    I'm a new follower!

    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-7.html

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  6. I've found it so crazy how much higher they are overseas! We talk about this regularly...I'll send deals to my friends and one is in Sweden so they are always much more expensive for her.

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  7. Hey!
    Haha, we're neighbors, just the Danube between us :))
    Yeah, I can certainly fraternize with you on this one, sometimes it's a real sport trying to get an ebook, not to mention getting them on Amazon at 3$ more expensive then US peeps, when they don't deliver it to any Kindle but I download it to my PC, seems really steep. But hey, we're used to dealing with weird stuff, right? lol

    Thanks for stopping by, following you back!

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    1. You got that right, Liv!! I visited Romania a few months ago ;) Your villages look like those from the fairy tales :))))))

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  8. Oh, the things we will do to get our hands on our fave books!

    Thanks for coming by my blog, I'm following you back too :)
    ~ margie

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  9. Following back! Thanks for dropping by. Hopefully it'll be easier for you to get books!


    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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

    The Muggle

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  11. Lordy! What we do to get books! Thanks for stopping by and happy FF!

    Otherwhere FF

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  12. that's crazy! Hopefully you get books easier now! Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

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  13. Thanks for becoming a follower of my site! I'm now following you back and applaud your ingenuity in getting your book.

    The Scarf Princess

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  14. Hi Vanya! Thanks very much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to hearing what you think about my reviews. New follower - returning the favor. My friend's Dad lives in Bulgaria and she just visited there last year. How cool! :)

    Kendra @ Reader's Edyn

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  15. Thats good that you were able to get the book(:

    New Follower

    My FF
    http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday.html#comment-form

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  16. Awesome story and great post :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading!!

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  17. I don't blame you for trying to get a good deal, ebooks can be so expensive! Glad you found a workaround though!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

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  18. Haha! Great story! I hate spending so much money for hardcover boks when a good paperback book is just fine! I'm completely with you! I'd totally buy the cheaper version if it were up to me.

    Thanks for following, I'm following back!

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  19. I'm so happy you finally ended up getting it! And I hope you thoroughly enjoyed it :D Thanks for stopping by :)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  20. It really sucks that B&N isn't INTL, I hope they got INTL at some point - it'd be good for them! I'm glad you were able to get it from Harlequin though! Thanks so much for featuring my button on your blog! I think I already follow you in my RSS feed reader, but I'll check and if not, I'm definitely adding you :D

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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