Saturday, July 13, 2013
Daisy Talks About Book Shopping Habits
So I've been participating in this awesome event hosted by April @ Good Books and Good Wine where we talk about our bookish habits over 15 days with 15 prompts.
Today the prompt is: Describe how you shop for books
I LOVE SHOPPPING FOR BOOKS!
(Bet you didn't see that coming)
I have different ways of shopping for books: there's the one in which I randomly browse the bookstore and pick something up, the one where I go online once a month and buy books from my wishlist and then there's the book sales I go a little crazy at, as evidenced by this post.
I live in the Netherlands and as much as I want to support my local bookstore, they just don't have all the books I want. They've only recently dedicated shelf-space to YA and while the selection is MUCH BETTER now, it's still pretty limited. I tend to read in English cause it takes ages for books to be translated and well, I save a little money this way as English books are much cheaper (try half the price). I do on occasion walk into our local bookstore and see if anything catches my fancy.
Every couple of months there's an AMAZING book sale in different cities around Holland and since the books hardly cost anything there (I average about 2-3 euros per book, yay BARGAIN), I just load up my cart with anything that looks remotely interesting and then bribe the boyfriend to help me carry them home.
But the bulk of my book buying is done online, mainly at The Book Depository as it's by far the gentlest on my bank account and it has free shipping worldwide. This is where I get all the books I can't get my hands on here and I have a huge wishlist with books I want that are already out, but is also used for all my pre-orders. I typically set an amount I let myself spend each month and then just go crazy till I reach said amount in books. I also have this weird rule that I can only pre-order books with 100 days or less to go till the release date. There has to be some kind of system to the madness I guess :)
So, what about you guys? What are your book shopping habits? Are you participating in this event as well? Leave me a link and I'll be sure to check out your post!