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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly (book) blog hop hosted by Parajunkee. This week's feature is Angela from Angela's Anxious Life. This week's question is on a more personal note: What do I do when I am not reading?

I try to read as much as I can because it is my escape. Everyone has their "thing" that helps them relax. My thing is reading. During the school year (August-June) I am surrounded by moody middle schoolers. All of my time is spent grading papers, making tests, tutoring, trying to speak to parents, planning with other teachers, looking for new jobs (we all have those days), and reading/searching the internet for things to use in the classroom. With only 24 hours in a day, that takes up most of my free time.

Periodically, I go to a movie with the kids or shopping for shoes. Most Friday nights the hubs and I rent a redbox movie when the kids go to the grandparents' house--he watches while I read on the couch.

I also moonlight as a domestic diva in training. I play around with crafty things: making whimsical furniture and accessories for the kiddos, quilting, making 80s cartoon inspired jewelry, etc. Eventually, I'll get around to opening an Etsy store.

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  1. Shoe shopping! I love it but try to avoid it as much as I can for obvious reasons :) Happy Friday!

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  2. Yup, I am another one who needs my books to relax and escape for a little while from the stress of the real world!

    New follower by the way!

    You can see my FF post for this week at the link below, would love if you stopped by sometime :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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  3. Hey there! Happy Follow Friday!
    My "thing" is reading too :)
    I like how you explain things in your blogs!
    I am definitely a new follower.
    Have a nice weekend and keep on reading!

    ~Grace
    http://pagingthroughlifewithgrace.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh yes, I would not have my sanity if I were not able to dive into another world somewhere...It would probably not be pretty!

    New follower, friend!


    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  5. Reading is my escape as well. If the hubby wants to watch a movie at home. I agree...and then I read during the movie. We both get to do what we like.

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  6. Hopping through. 80s cartoon jewelry sounds really cool. What cartoons?
    My Hop

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  7. Passing through and following!

    I would think working in a middle school would be physically taxing but emotionally rewarding.

    Please stop by my blog and return the follow favor! :D

    http://lariswriting.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm sure middle schoolers are a challenge! Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Follow My Book Blog Friday Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks! Nice to meet you!

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