Happy Tuesday Bibliofriends,
I was tagged by the amazing Ashlee at Books Are 42 to do this super fun Anonymous Bookaholics Tag! I kind of did this in a bit of a rush, so I’m sorry if my answers come across as slightly out there or snarky…? When I get stressed out, my brain seems to resemble Roadrunner from the Looney Tunes trying to do everything at hundreds of miles per hour!
1) What do you like about buying new books?
Everything! From entering the shop, to browsing the shelves, to picking it up, to giving it a new home, to reading it, to staring at it on my bookshelves, to talking about it with friends – what book lover doesn’t like buying new books??
2) How often do you buy new books?
To be honest, with Covid etc I haven’t been shopping in town more than I normally would but every time I go somewhere you can guarantee that I’ll HAVE to enter at least one bookshop and I will probably ALWAYS come out with at least one book. My last shopping trip was Sunday and I may have been to Waterstones and I may have bought 5 books… whoops!
3) Bookstore or online book shopping: which do you prefer?
Bookstores for the experience, online for the prices.
Again this sounds so wrong now with Covid etc but… I love being able to go into a shop and
touch everything!pick up a book that looks interesting, read the blurb, skim the pages for the font style and size…
4) Do you have a favourite bookshop?
One of my favourites is called a second hand bookshop called Moss Books in my local town. It is STACKED with books. They’re double stacked on the shelves then there are piles and piles all over the floors and so many genres! It’s my book-loving dreamworld!
5) Do you pre-order books?
I don’t as a rule but the exception to this is the Waterstones signed, exclusive version of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab (and yes, I am totally aware how much I am mentioning and loving and hyping this book!).
6) Do you have a monthly buying limit?
Um…I’m sorry, a what?? 😂
7) How big is your wish list?
You know that proverb, how long is a piece of string…? Do you see where I’m heading with this? I want so many books, in fact I want all of the books! 😂
8) Which three books from your wish list do you wish to own right now?
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline – the wait is becoming agonising!
The entire Shades of Magic series by V. E. Schwab
The Poppy War trilogy
TAG – you’re it!! Feel free to have a go at this tag yourself and link it back to my blog if you want! Drop me a comment and let me know which 3 books you’d be wanting from your wishlist!
Have a great week people!