It was about time a support group appeared around here! I was tagged by the crumptious Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books to this well-needed tag and gathering. If you want to know what a real rant or a brilliant rave looks like, go check her wonderful blog.
What do you like about buying new books?
The chase. Hunting down Amazon deals is a new passion of mine. Let’s face it, I’m a student, I can’t spend all my money on hardcovers and new releases. So I often check the books on my lists to see if something is worth breaking my buying ban. Bans are made to be forgotten, right? Also, when I’m feeling down, I love ordering a book and see it at my door a couple of days later, with its promise of a new adventure and characters.
How often do you buy new books?
Too often according to my bank account. It depends on many factors. When I started blogging, I only took books out of the university’s library, but in the last few months, I’ve been indulging in massive hauls. I buy books whenever I can afford it.
Bookstore or online book shopping – Which do you prefer?
I wish I could spend my days in a bookstore, but I don’t live close to any good ones offering titles in English, and online shopping usually ensures you a nice deal or cheaper prices. The main reason why I love bookstores is that you don’t have to wait to start reading, but as we currently have an Amazon Prime subscription, the wait never lasts more than a couple of days. So online book shopping wins until I find THE bookstore I’ll fall in love with.
Do you have a favorite bookshop?
Can I say Amazon again without getting censored or you sending tomatoes my way?
Mollat, the first French independent bookstore, is the perfect place to wander around. They’re definitely not cheap, but there are books literally everywhere.
Do you pre-order books?
I have never pre-ordered a book. Never ever. I usually wait for them to get released before I add them to my cart. I don’t really know why but I feel a little leery about pre-ordering.
Do you have a monthly book buying limit?
I try not to go over 25€, which reduces my chances to get paperbacks but leaves me plenty of leeway for ebooks. I don’t take the number of books into account because the price range is so wide some months I can get 20 books and others only 2 for the same amount of money.
Book buying bans – Are they something for you?
My mind cannot get around the idea of a ban. I did try, in June, then in July, but I check Amazon daily to add new books so how am I supposed to resist? I think I stayed away from books for so long that I’m trying to make up for it by giving a home to as many books as I possibly can.
How big is your wishlist?
Do you see the hole representing the global economy? My wishlist is bigger. I have also found that now that my time is eaten away by work again, I crave new books to create a wall around my desk, even if I don’t get to read the stories before 2017!
Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?
I remember The Widow being one of the first books I added on my wishlist when I started blogging nine months ago. I’ve been dying to read this story but I was waiting for the paperback to come out. Why am I doing this to myself?!
Lilyn @ Sci-Fi & Scary totally sold me The Fireman when she shared a few lines from the book. Who doesn’t want an apocalyptic horror story with a pinch of sarcasm? Sarcasm is underrated, I want to read more of it.
Finally, a women story. Every time I walk or drive by a school, I take a look at the mothers waiting to be reunited with their children and I wonder what’s going on in the closed circle of Mothers. I can’t explain why but I’m very curious about this book.
Annie @ The Misstery
Monique @ That Wild Soul
Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner
and whoever feels like doing this tag!