I was tagged by Nicole from Sorry I’m Booked to do the Book Buying Habits Tag. Go check her blog, it’s awesome!
After reading the questions, you guys are definitely going to get a glimpse into my book buying world and all my crazy habits that go along with it. So don’t judge me after ok?
Where do you buy your books from?
I have several different place where I like to purchase my books from:
- Indigo/Chapters (Biggest Canadian Bookstore)
- BMV Used Books
Do you ever pre-order books and if so do you do this in store or online?
I occasionally pre-order books. If the pre-order price is lower then the selling price, or the author is doing pre-order goodies. If that’s the case, I usually pre-order online!
On average, how many books do you buy a month?
This is circumstantial. It can be anywhere from 2-10 books in a month depending on what’s getting released that month or if I find good deals in store/online!
Do you use your local library?
Confession time… I don’t even have a library card. I know I know, shame on me. I just don’t really understand how libraries work with wait listing and such. I usually just go out and buy the book if I want to read it…
What is your opinion on library books?
I think they’re great for some people… but just not for me. I’m a slow reader and I know it gives you two weeks to read and return them, but I just don’t like time constraints like those.
How do you feel about second hand books?
I love second hand books. What someone else doesn’t want anymore could become my next favorite read! I frequent my local used books store monthly!
Do you keep your TBR pile on your main bookshelves or no?
Yes. I have two TBR shelves in my room. One is for new releases or books that I want to read ASAP, and the other is for my ARC’s that need to read and reviewed for publishers.
Do you plan to read all of the books you own?
In a perfect world yes. But will it likely happen… probably not. If I don’t get to the books that I own, over time I might lose interest and just pass them on to friends, fellow bloggers, used book stores, or to my local library!
What do you do with books you feel you will never read/did not enjoy?
Like I said up above, I usually give them away or donate them. In hopes someone else might like them more!
Have you ever donated books?
Yes. Many a times.
Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
I think those are silly. I understand the point behind them… but I know it could never work for me so I don’t even bother!
Do you feel that you buy too many books?
To me, no. I love reading and I love books. I don’t think I could ever have enough. But to others (ex. parents and friends), yes I probably do.
Well there you have it. All my dirty little book buying habits for you all to read. I had a lot of fun revealing some of these and I hope you had fun reading them!
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Until next time,