Thursday, 21 June 2012

Book Chat: My Book Buying Habits!

My Crazy Book Buying Habits!


Over on the youtube channel ReadingWithJack, he is asking us about our book buying habits. I thought I would have a go at answering his questions!

1) Do you have an obsession with buying books?

Yes. I buy, on average, 6 books a week. I have so many books at the moment that if I stopped buying them for 10 years I probably still wouldn't be able to read them all. I just can't stop myself.

2) When, where and how often do you buy your books? Do you go with anyone else or just by yourself?

I buy them from Amazon, Ebay, Second-hand/Charity shops, The Works (cheap British book shop) and Waterstones (for new books if there's one I really want). I tend to shop for books alone because unless the person you're with isn't a fellow book lover it can be quite boring for them to stand around while you browse all the books.

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?

Pretty covers. I'm a sucker for a bright, pretty cover. I go for the new books first to see what's just come out, then I usually go for the young adult, the comics and graphic novels and then the adult fiction.

4) Do you prefer to buy new, used or a mixture of both?

I prefer used because I buy so many books that I can't justify buying new books. I like them to be used but in good condition. I like to buy graphic novels new because they're more special and for keepsies.

5) How much are you willing to spend on books each month?

I'd rather not say. Lol. I probably spend at least £40. Eeek.

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

No. It would never last.

7) How long does it take you to get around to reading to recently bought books?

Sometimes I read them straight away if it is a sequel I just had to have, but usually I just buy them and put them on the shelf and read them months and months later!

8) Do you prefer to buy a lot of shorter, cheaper books or just a few longer, more expensive ones?

I really don't look at the length- I just buy the ones I want or ones that catch my eye. I don't  discriminate :-P

9) Anything else to say about these awesome obsessions?

Sorry bank balance.

10) Who are you tagging? 

Whoever would like to do it :-)


  1. Haha this is kind of like a confessional. Don't you feel a little better now?

    1. I do! Glad I got that off my chest. My name is Anna and I alcoholic. And I also buy too many books :-P x

  2. haha wow 6 books a week? I could never read that fast. Where do you put all those books? I won't have place in my house either. Not to mention my parents will probably kill me! but I do love going on Amazon to put books on my wish list though. It feels as if I'm buying them lol

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  3. I'm a sucker for a cover as well. Granted if the synopsis sucks then there goes that idea... but the cover draws me in. I actually need to find a place for all of my books. Between giveaways and buying... I have to start stacking them on the floor because I have nowhere else to put them.

  4. I get so jealous! Books are too expensive in South Africa. If I spent GBP40 on books,I'd walk away with two, maybe three books. I managed to find some new, but water-damaged, books at the library the other day for the equivalent of about GBP1. Ah well. I know what I'm buying when next I travel!

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