I saw this blog post about book buying habits over on DE Haggerty’s blog, who saw it at the Book Huntress and I decided it might be cathartic for me to actually write down the ridiculous amount of books I buy on a regular basis. Perhaps it will help to curtail my obsessive book buying. Or NOT!
My Book Buying Habits
Where do you buy your books from?
I was exclusively an Amazon customer for years, primarily because they were first. Then I became annoyed with Amazon’s slow-to-price-match practices and began to shop around. Now I shop everywhere, with nearly as many weekly purchases from All Romance and Evernight. (This is not going to end well, is it?)
Do you ever pre-order books and if so do you do this in store or online?
I wish I could pre-order ALL of my books, then I could unsubscribe from all newsletters and not be bombarded with ‘It’s Coming’, ‘It’s Almost Here’, ‘Are you ready for it?’ mailings. Meh. And yes, I do pre-order from book and mortar stores also.
On average, how many books do you buy a month?
50. 50 is a good number. Let’s say 50 and call it a day.
Do you use your local library?
I LOVE the library! Before we moved last year, I had a small local branch right at the corner, and visited often, even taking my own books or reader there. You cannot beat the library for ambiance!
What is your opinion on library books?
How do you feel about second hand books?
I’m not understanding the question. The key word here is BOOKS. Doesn’t matter where they come from.
Do you keep your TBR pile on your main bookshelves or no?
My bookshelves ARE my TBR. The only thing I have to actually track are ARCs. If I don’t read them the minute I get them (and who does that?), they will get buried.
Do you plan to read all of the books you own?
That’s why I bought them, DUH!
What do you do with books you feel you will never read/did not enjoy?
I’m supposed to be honest, right? I delete them. End of story. If it’s a print book, I give it away. I do browse my books and re-read many from time to time. A book I didn’t enjoy has no business being on my shelf.
Have you ever donated books?
I do donate books, and it’s like giving away one of my children. But unless I want to end up on an episode of ‘Hoarders’, I couldn’t possibly keep every book. *Sadness*
Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
Do you feel that you buy too many books?
Ask me a serious question.
White Noise by Ann Grech
Series: Unexpected #2
Genre: M/M Erotic Romance, LGBT
Release Date: JULY 28th
Everything he didn’t know he wanted, and now couldn’t live without…
Paramedic and mountain rescuer Stratford ‘Ford’ Wallace fell hard and fast for pro-snowboarder, Reef Reid. For a ‘straight’ guy, falling in love with a dude was not what he expected, but his explosive attraction to Reef is undeniable. Neither of them have uttered those three little words yet, but Ford knows Reef feels the same. At least, he thinks he does.
Reef is smashing his pre-season training at Fernie, the idyllic Canadian snow resort, getting wicked air and landing what could be season-winning jumps. What’s even better is that his man is with him. Going home to Ford every night is what Reef always dreamed of— his very own happily ever after.
Knowing they’re ready, they take the next step in their relationship— meeting the parents. But when tragedy strikes on the slopes, can Ford push through the painful memories and be what Reef needs?
Ford will sacrifice himself, literally putting both his heart and his life on the line, to protect his man. But will it all be for nothing when Reef is presented with an offer that’s too good to refuse?
Meet Reef and Ford in Whiteout
By day Ann Grech lives in the corporate world and can be found sitting behind a desk typing away at reports and papers or lecturing to a room full of students. With her quirky glasses and shiny leather briefcase, she has the librarian look nailed. All laced up tight in her pencil skirts and killer heels, her students can only fantasise about what she gets up to in her spare time. If only they could see those tattoos! Oh, and those notepads of story ideas tucked away in odd places that would be sure to have them fanning themselves!
By night she’s a wife and mum and a purveyor of saucy stories that are filled with lust, raunchy scenes and ultimately love. Ann’s an avid reader of anything sexy and firmly believes in the motto ‘leave mummy alone, she’s reading or writing.’ Because of that, she is pretty hopeless when it comes to getting dinner on the table on time or cleaning the house.
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