I was tagged by Sam at River-Moose-Reads and Nicole at Sorry, I’m Booked to do the Bookaholics Anonymous tag! I’m not sure where this tag originated (or when the name got switched around), but if you know who created it, let me know so I can give them credit.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you probably already know that I am addicted to books. My monthly hauls are ridiculous, and I have more books than I currently have space for. So this tag is kind of perfect for me! I’m not going to tag anyone specific, since this tag seems to have been around for a while, but if you haven’t done it and you want to, consider yourself tagged.
What do you like about buying new books?
For me, books have always been an escape. I think I like owning books, because looking at them makes me happy. I know that there’s always an adventure waiting for me on my shelves. And it’s been my lifelong dream to have a library in the one like Beauty and the Beast.
How often do you buy new books?
Way too often! At least a couple times a month. If there’s a new release I want to read, I usually pick it up right away or preorder it, and I’m on Book Outlet around once a week or so (I don’t always buy things). I also like going to the dollar bookstore every couple of months.
Bookstore or online book shopping – Which do you prefer?
I prefer bookstore shopping, but, because I usually shop online, because it’s cheaper.
Do you have a favourite bookshop?
My favorite bookstore ever is Brattle Bookshop in Boston. I also credit A Novel Idea in Lincoln, Nebraska for inciting my love of used bookstores. But if we’re talking bookshops that are actually within driving distance of where I live now, I’d have to go with either Barnes & Noble, or the dollar bookstore I discovered in Lake Forest, California (everything in there is a dollar!).
Do you pre-order books?
Once in a while. But only if it’s a book I really want, or if there’s a good deal on the preorder. I’ve also preordered a few books to get them signed.
Do you have a monthly book buying limit?
Unfortunately, no. Though I probably need to make one because I buy WAY too many books. My excuse is that books are the only thing (besides necessities like food and gas) that I really spend money on.
Book buying bans – Are they something for you?
I’ve tried, but they never work. I’ve given up on them.
How big is your wishlist?
I’ve tried to keep it under control, so my Amazon wishlist isn’t that bad. That said, I’m definitely guilty of buying a lot of books that aren’t on my wishlist.
Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?
Since I’ve been obsessed with Hamilton lately, I really want to get a copy of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, because I think I will actually read it. I also really want to get a copy of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted soon, because I love that book and just want it on my shelf. And, if I had to pick one more (that’s actually currently available for purchase), I guess I’ll go with A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, because I really want to read one of his books, and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this one. Plus, the movie’s coming out soon.