It’s a TAGSTRAVAGANZA!! With the busy-ness of my summer, I’ve fallen woefully behind on tags, so you’ll see lots of tags in the coming days as I try to catch up! I’ve got a short reprieve between summer classes and fall, so Imma try to knock all these out before August 22!
The first tag comes from the wonderful Carrianne, at Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques, who I’m sure is also feeling the stress of library school 😉 Very belated thanks for the tag, Carrianne! If you like books and tea (or just books), check her out!
Where do you buy your books from?
Lots of places! Whenever I visit an indie bookstore, I buy a book (or many), because there aren’t any independents in my town, so I’m always super happy to shop at them. Otherwise, I use Barnes & Noble mostly, and very occasionally Book Depository. Sometimes Half Price Books. Really anywhere!
Do you ever pre-order books, and if so do you do this in-store or online?
Yes! Mostly online, unless there is an in-store event attached to the book release. Barnes & Noble online is my go-to if there isn’t an event. And I’ve done Book Depository and Amazon UK if it’s a UK release I want.
On average, how many books do you a buy a month?
It really varies; sometimes 1-2, sometimes 5-6, depending on my whims. We’ll call it an average of 4.
Do you use your local library?
Yes! I work at a library, so I use that one because it’s better than the one where I actually live.
What is your opinion on library books?
How do you feel about second hand books?
Do you keep your TBR on your bookshelf or no?
No! I’ve actually talked about my TBR habits on this blog, and in short, I don’t use TBRs. I just read whatever I want, whenever I want. Technically my entire bookshelf is my TBR at the moment. Since I moved back in with my parents, I don’t have room for my whole book collection, so I packed up all the books I’ve already read in boxes, kept them packed, and use my available shelf space for books I haven’t read.
Do you plan to read all of the books you own?
Yes! Though it probably won’t happen; I’ve already gotten rid of books I lost interest in because they sat dormant on the shelf for years.
What do you do with the books you feel you will never read/did not enjoy?
Donate! There’s a book exchange every summer in my town that I bring books to. If it’s during another time of year, I use Half Price Books, because you can sometimes get money for them. They will donate what they can’t resell.
Have you ever donated books?
Yes! See previous answer.
Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
Do you feel that you buy too many books?
Yes. I sometimes feel guilty. But does that stop me? Absolutely not.