The very awesome April over at Good Books and Good Wine is hosting this 15 DAY CHALLENGE for book bloggers! I’ll admit that my love of blogging has wained in the last few months since learning I was pregnant, but I’m ready to get that love back (which started with reading an ENTIRE BOOK today!) … I hope this helps!
Today’s question: Describe how you shop for books.
When I saw today’s prompt, I had to laugh. I am the WORST when it comes to buying books. Not because I don’t buy books, but because I buy way too many. Just the other day I was going through my bookshelves and thought how crazy it was that the ratio of unread to read is SO freaking huge.
And yet, I still buy.
My typical bookstore run is usually me going there with enough time to look at ALL the sales tables. The store I love to go to has a TON of sales books, so you really need to take your time. I’ll pick out all the ones I want and then I’ll go through them debating if I really want them. I mean, I could come home with 20 books, but I’m sure my husband would have something to say about that.
Of course, when I’m not in the bookstore, I’m looking at books at the grocery store, or any other store that sells books — places like Shoppers Drug Mart, Superstore, London Drugs, Safeway, WalMart, etc. In fact, there are days where I’ll just store-hop and look at all the pretties on the shelves — usually coming out with at LEAST one book from each place. Oh, and lets not forget the used bookstore — lots of gems can be found there!
Annnnnd … there’s online. Typically I’ll buy from the Book Depository, but sometimes from Amazon. The books I buy online are usually pre-orders, or books that I can’t find in the store. Typically, these books are cheaper, which is nice. I don’t shop online so much now, but in the past I loved it!
So yeah … I have a bit of a problem when it comes to buying books.
How do you shop for books?