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.