I was tagged by Leanne at nevertrustabooknerd to do this one. The tag & community is a group of readers that share their experiences with a very common problem here; Bibliophilism.
To get an idea of my own personal struggle with living as a bibliophile, there are 10 questions that I will be answering! So sit back, relax, & see what similar experiences we might have!
What do you like about buying new books?
The hunt. Honestly, I love just running my hands over spines, reading summaries, flipping through pages, & deciding what to leave & what to take home. Sometimes, if it takes too long to pick something, it can be a little frustrating, but it’s still great.
That & when I get to put those new books on my shelves.
How often do you buy new books?
Way too damn often.
At least once a month, usually. Sometimes I’ll go on multiple book buying binges a month. I have zero self control, y’all!
Bookstore or online book shopping – which do you prefer?
I prefer going to a bookstore to browse & then buying the books I want online.
Because books are always cheaper on Amazon.
Though I do have a Barnes & Noble membership, now. But the last couple times I went they didn’t have anything I wanted. Either I’m caught up on the books I want, or they really gotta fix their selection.
Do you have a favorite bookshop?
I’ve only been there once, but I adore Strand in NYC. It’s AMAZING!! It’s huge & has floors upon floors of books. New, Old, Rare, Collectibles. 18 miles worth of books. They sell books & lots of cute bookish merch, & will even buy books from you! And you can purchase things from their site online & THEY SHIP INTERNATIONALLY.
Do you preorder books?
I do! But I don’t do it often. It’s usually only if it’s a book I am super excited about. I think the last one I preordered was Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.
Do you have a monthly book buying limit?
Book buying bans – Are they something for you?
I’m gonna let my girlfriend answer these questions:
How big is your wishlist?
I have a tendency to buy books as I want them so….it’s not terribly huge? But I’m honestly not sure how big it is. I can’t think of more than a couple offhand right now so it’s hard to know for sure.
Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?
Oh man…alright, I can pick 3. Let’s see:
2/3 of them are out already, I just haven’t bought them yet? Even though I want them real bad.
I DON’T KNOW WHY!!
And because she knows she wants to:
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