Hey guys! I hope you’ve had a good weekend and are ready for another week. I’m attempting to get myself back into some sort of routine with blogging, bookstagram, and exercise so I figured I’d start my Monday by writing something.
I was tagged by the lovely Ivana over at Books and Prejudice to participate in the anonymous bookaholics tag ❤ I can’t seem to track down the original creator but if you know, please tell me in the comments so I can give proper credit.
Let’s get to the questions!
1. What do you like about buying new books?
I’m the type of person who goes through everything I own a couple times a year and gets rid of A LOT. I don’t like having a ton of things cluttering my space. Books seem to always miss my semi-annual life editing because I love having them around and knowing that I’ll always have something I can pick up and read fresh. I’ve gotten better about letting go of books I know I’ll never reread but overall, having books is just something I enjoy and having new books to be excited about is just fun.
2. How often do you buy new books?
I used to buy books all the time. I still do love a $2.99 ebook but when I moved for grad school, I really stopped buying books. I realized I didn’t have enough room for them in my apartment and I didn’t have time to read for fun. Since graduating, I have started buying a little more but it’s primarily ebooks that are on sale. I’d say maybe once a month I’ll get a new physical book.
3. Bookshops or online book shopping: which do you prefer?
I really enjoy going to the store and looking at everything and then selecting a couple of books I really want to own. I almost always pull out my phone and check either my Goodreads or wishlist and go down the list and see what I can find. It becomes a sort of scavenger hunt that shopping online doesn’t offer. For #BlackoutBestsellerList I recently pulled up my Amazon wishlist and hunted the store for books I was interested in buying. I came away with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi. It was fun locating different books in the store and then narrowing it down to the couple I could buy at that time. Plus it was the first time I’d been in a bookstore in months!
4. Do you have a favourite bookshop?
Not really. I usually find myself at Barnes & Noble out of convenience and since I haven’t really bought books that much since I moved, I haven’t explored local bookstores. That’s a goal of mine once I feel safe getting out more.
5. Do you pre-order books?
I don’t think I’ve pre-ordered a book since 2007 when The Deathly Hallows came out. I usually think on my book purchases a while before I commit to actually buying them because I’m scared of spending money on a brand new book and then not really enjoying it.
6. Do you have a monthly buying limit?
Nah. But if I go into a store, I usually have a number in my head of how much I want to spend and that all depends on what else I have going on that month and how I feel about spending money that day.
7. How big is your wish list?
I just started keeping a wishlist on Amazon so there’s not too much on it. I also use my Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf as a place to track books I don’t yet own. That has about 80-90 books on it now. There’s a lot I want to read but I use Scribd or Libby to get access to many of those so I don’t actually buy them.
8. Which three books from your wish list do you wish to own right now?
I just got The Hate U Give because when I added it to my holds on Libby, it said there was a six month + wait time. It still said that in June so I just went ahead and bought it. Apart from that, three that I’d really like to have are:
- Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
- Tomie by Junji Ito
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Well, that’s all the questions for this tag! I’ll tag a few people below but if you want to participate, consider yourself tagged ❤ Also, if you’ve already done this tag and I’ve tagged you, I apologize! I’m so behind on reading blog posts.