About the Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended December 31, 2012.
I didn’t want the hop to come to end, and with Jennifer’s permission, I’ll relaunch the Book Blogger Hop on Friday, February 15th, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt just like before. The hop’s purpose will remain the same as it will give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s topic: What other interests do you have besides reading and blogging?
Besides reading and blogging? Do work and sleep count? Haha! I barely have time for those.
But in all seriousness, I do actually have interests outside of reading and blogging and working. I don’t always have enough hours in the day to pursue those interests, but they do actually exist. I am actually a writer as well. I have not been able to dedicate as much time to this lately as I would like, and have many, many, many unfinished works in progress that will one day become finished projects that will hopefully grace your e-readers.
I also crochet, though I still think of myself as a novice at that, even though I have been at it two years. I have had to slow down with this as my wrists tire out quite a bit faster than they used to due to arthritis that I didn’t expect I would have to deal with as badly as I do at 34.
I play guitar, although, again, this is something that the aforementioned arthritis has forced me to give up completely. My fingers just will not move in the way they need to to be able to play the way I used to. Though I have toyed with the idea of picking it up again. Or learning a different instrument. I have one kid playing the violin and one playing the viola. So who knows.
I love adult coloring books. This is a fairly recent hobby and I am still not very good at shading and all of that, but I still enjoy it. It is relaxing and fun and it helps calm me and help me recenter and refocus.
And I love hearing about all of the things my kids are learning and doing. Mostly because I miss going to school and learning. I didn’t get the chance to go to college, largely for financial reasons, and I envy the opportunities available to them. They are not yet of college age, but they have so much ahead of them.
So, those are some of my non-bookish, non-blogging interests! What about you? What else do you like to do when you aren’t reading or blogging? Link me in the comments and I would love to come check out your post.