15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 6: Describe how you shop for books

Posted July 13, 2013 by Shari in Reading Challenge / 0 Comments



Thanks to GoodBooksAndGoodWine.com for hosting this challenge.

Day 6: Describe how you shop for books


Oh, what fun! Shopping!

Well I should say right off my shopping habits have changed since I became a blogger. I used to hunt and hunt for books in print and often get burned by bad ones even while looking at reviews.

Then I got a Kindle and started trying out new authors left and right, but stil I was kind of frugal on what I bought because I didn’t want bad books.

When I started blogging, I went on a buying spree to have a lot to review. I wasn’t on any free lists, publisher’s radars, or even on NetGalley, so I was spending a ton of money.

Now that I have been blogging for a while, I still buy books, but not as many. And those books are always digital. I very rarely buy paperbacks. I do like looking at stores though. I scan the UPC tags on them and look them up later when I get home.

So when I do get some extra money, like recently, I went straight to my wishlist of books and scrolled through looking to see what interested me. I still do my $2 for 100 pages test on them.

After I decided which ones to get had some left over and then went searching my favorite authors to see if I missed any new releases.

I looked at the books recommended to me on several sites I shop at.

Sometimes I just don’t buy books when I can *gasp* Why? Well, I have a lot of review books that I have to read first. Then I have books that I have bought that I haven’t had time to read…then I get to the new books. So it is rare I will drop everything for the books I just bought. My one big goal, is to get the piles down so I can read the books I just bought or even the books I am dying to read.

But in the end I am kind of stingy. I want to wait for that golden gem of a book that is going to rock my socks off!

So how do you go shopping for your books?


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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