Guys, I’m on such a roll in terms of blogging right now. Let’s hope I can keep it up! Anyway, I was tagged by Ashlee from Books Are 42 to do the Anonymous Bookaholics Tag! It seems super fun, and it’s also always easy content.
It’s a little unclear who the original creator of the Anonymous Bookaholics Tag is, so if you choose to participate just yell “thank you!” into the void. It’s what I’m doing. Anyway, let’s move on to the questions!
1) What do you like about buying new books?
Ooh there’s so much to like about buying new books. I especially loved buying new books when I still lived in the U.S, because it was always so fun to chat with the booksellers. People here in NL don’t seem all that chatty, unfortunately… Anyway, I also love the idea of purchasing a new world to dive into! It’s almost like you’re broadening your own world with each new book you buy and read. Plus, buying books makes me happy! I always buy a book when I’m sad, have something to celebrate, just feel like it… You get the idea.
2) How often do you buy new books?
This varies a lot. If I have a ton of gift cards to spend, I’ll easily order between ten and twenty books. But any normal month, I’d say anywhere between zero and three. I have the tendency to impulse buy, so I honestly don’t even keep track of how much I buy. Though that I’ve moved back to the Netherlands, I’m spending a lot less on books.
3) Bookstore or online shopping, which do you prefer?
Like I said, I impulse buy quite often, which can only be a result of going to bookstores a lot. So my answer is bookstore shopping! I like chatting with the booksellers about bookish things, and they always have something good to recommend me. Even though online shopping is usually cheaper, I simply don’t have the patience to wait a whole two days before my books arrive. I want my books now!
4) Do you have a favorite book shop?
So I always enjoyed going to Barnes & Noble, but I’m biased because I used to work there. It’s a lot of fun going to a book store where you know everyone that works there. Here in the Netherlands I love a little store called Lattes and Literature. It’s an independent book store that sells only English books, has tons of board games, and has a little cafe attached to it. I quite often accidentally find myself there…
5) Do you pre-order books?
To be honest I usually don’t. I’ve done it once, and had a good experience, but I’ve never really been incentivized again to pre-order. Knowing me, I’ll also forget I pre-ordered something and then go buy the same book in book stores. Funnily enough, I did pre-order The Language of Thorns back in the day because of the goodies. However, I went to a signing event to where I had to buy the book at that store in order to get a signing ticket, so I ended up sending my extra (unsigned) copy to one of my friends!
6) Do you have a monthly spending limit?
Though maybe I should? Do I have the discipline for that??
7) How big is your wishlist?
I don’t really keep track of books I want to get some day. I have a weird working list in my head. But if I ended up writing it all down some day, the list would probably be quite long. It includes a lot of books I’ve read on my e-reader but would also want to have a physical copy of, like the Red Rising series. But I also don’t want to spend the money twice, so I always hope for gift cards for my birthday.
8) Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own right now?
Well, Red Rising, like I said. And uhm, I’d definitely want a copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, even though it isn’t out yet. And finally… I’d want the leather bound edition of Mistborn, but it’s 100 dollars, so if I ever get that book, it will be because someone with a huge heart (and money) gifted it to me.