January 28, 2013

Crazy Book Buying Obsessions Tag

Do I have one...? I don't think so:

1) Do you have an obsession with buying books?
Nope. Nah-no-nu. I always know what is a reasonable amount to buy and I’ll pick up bargins now & again but I really don’t have an obsession. I do 'buy' free e-books a lot for my kindle, but only ones that aren't free to advertise for the rest of the series.

2) When, where and how often do you buy your books? Do you go with anyone else or just by yourself?
Very little, perhaps works out 2 ebooks and a physical book a month or so (since I've been e-booky at least- see my 'Stars' in quarterly updates if you'd like to see an explanation) . But it changes... And I shall have to buy more ebooks for copies that I don’t need in hardcover or paperback as I don’t have much room for new books. I like to buy books from Waterstones/Amazon/The Works (though I often don't find books on my wishlist from there).

3) What kind of things attract you to books when browsing them? Is there a specific genre of books you automatically go and look at?
If I know the library doesn’t have it or it’s cheap enough for it not to matter that I’m buying a book I could read for free then I’ll pick it up. I like YA, mostly.

4) Do you prefer to buy new, used or a mixture of both?
I’ve seen on the breaking your spines tag comments on broken spines & I have to say... I have a habit of buying books that look as good as new. Perhaps they haven’t been read, I think this every time I buy books from betterworldbooksltd on amazon. Well, I think library books are at worst are read in their room, not the bathroom.

5) How much are you willing to spend on books each month?
Well I get a ton of Amazon vouchers or Waterstones vouchers and I tend not to splash out much beyond using these- I probably spend about a fiver.

6)Have you ever gone on any 'book-buying bans'?

Not really. I’d probably come off it & buy more books that I would’ve- I don’t buy regularly just in bundles. I do buy a fair number of kindle books but I have the balance which I have to spend (I get vouchers as I don’t have a credit card).

7) How long does it take you to get around to reading to recently bought books?
Depends. Currently I own 62 books I haven’t read or intend on re-reading just on my British bookcase. I might read like half of that this year as I know the library can’t keep me away.

8) Do you prefer to buy a lot of shorter, cheaper books or just a few longer, more expensive ones?
Sometimes I feel cheated buying expensive books with few pages but if I want it more than a bigger one I just have to tell myself that. I think some books shouldn’t cost as much- but then some are bargains! (Especially kindle books).

9) Anything else to say about these awesome obsessions?
Go to a library, mate. Also read books you own but libraries are cool. I go on dozens of trips to the library throughout the year.

~Feel free to do this tag~

1 comment:

Sofia Grey said...

Nice tag! I may pick it up also, later. Honestly, I reckon I have a book-buying obsession :). I just bought 8 books from Amazon, and it ended up to cost around $30.
My library is pitiful. All of the books are more or less torn in shreds, and it takes a very long time to get a book you requested.

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