I was tagged by Dr.Awkto @ The Inky Awkto. Thanks so much for tagging me! It’s almost been a month since I was tagged, and I’m just now getting to it. Whoops… Writer’s block sucks.
1. What do you like about buying new books?
Everything! I like browsing the shelves at a bookstore and finding potential new books for my TBR. I like being surrounded by books. I like the smell of new books. I just generally like books, so of course shopping for new books is a enjoyable experience.
2. How often do you buy new books?
I try to not to get too carried away when I go to a bookstore or shop online. On average, I get about two physical books a month (and a handful of ebooks), but I’m trying to cut down even further.
3. Bookstore or online book shopping – which do you prefer?
Both bookstore and online book shopping has it perks. I can’t say which one I prefer over the other because I use both of them so often.
When you go to a bookstore, you can physically look at the book and its condition and decide whether or not you want it. With online shopping, you can see how battered the book is when you buy it until it arrives in the mail. However, online book shopping is generally cheaper. On the downside, the wait can be antagonizing as you stare at your mailbox, waiting for your package to come. If you buy books at a bookstore, you don’t have to wait. On the other side, online shopping normally has more options. Especially if you live in a smaller town, your local bookstore might not have as many selections as a bookstore in a big city.
So yeah. In short, I can’t choose which one I like better.
4. Do you have a favorite bookshop?
I’ve only ever been to three bookstores before: Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, and Books-A-Million (B.A.M.). The nearest B&N and HPB store are both fairly small, so they don’t have the biggest selection of books (unfortunately). As for the Books-A-Million, I’ve only ever been there once when I was much younger, so I don’t remember exactly was it was like.
I guess if I had to choose one, I would choose Barnes & Noble because that’s the bookstore I go to the most often.
5. Do you preorder books?
I wish I remember to, but I never do. I get so excited about a hype of a book that I forget to preorder it. Most of the time, I just go to the bookstore and buy a copy the day it comes out.
6. Do you have a monthly book buying limit?
I try not to go over two books per month, but now I’m trying to limit down to one (or zero!) book a month.
7. Book buying bans – Are they something for you?
Yes. I used to buy so many books to the point where my TBR pile was a mile high. After I went on a book buying ban, the number of books reduced dramatically over the months.
8. How big is your wishlist?
HUGE. You can never have too many books. Just saying.
9. Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas
The third book of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo
I just realized that all of these haven’t been released yet… *sigh* Gotta wait.
Bree @ The Literary Hellion
Poppy @ Poppy’s Best of Books
Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo
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Until next time….