My crazy book haul for August and a conversation about book buying that I had with Beth @ Reading Every Night got me thinking about things I’ve learned from book buying. So, I decided to make this little post that is supposed to be half comedic and half serious. Enjoy! 🙈😂
- If there’s anything I’ve learned it’s how to get great discounts. Books are not cheap and more often than not buying them online or in a used bookstore can cut the price – not to mention everyday deals or discounts the website/bookstore might have going on. (One time I bought over a $100 in books for less than $50!)
- Just because you run out of space for books doesn’t mean you stop buying them. You just keep buying them until they are in piles in your room and tumbling out your door. (This is bound to happen when you don’t have room for another shelf, aka my predicament.)
- I have no self-control. I don’t know what self-control is. What is it and where can I purchase it? Book buying is an addiction! There are months when I buy two or three books max, but then there are months when I decide to buy out my local used bookstore or even Amazon. I’ve learned that I need to learn to pace myself because my bank account is weeping guys, weeping.
- Book buying bans never work out for me. I can’t quit book buying cold turkey. So the most obvious solution is to only buy a few books I know I’ll read soon. That’s a new thing I’m implementing for myself from now on because of the above problem. (This does not include pre-orders because there are always those books you want asap when they’re released.)
- Last but not least, I don’t have to buy a book every time I visit the bookstore. I’ve spent countless hours in a bookstore and walked out with nothing so many times. In those moments it was enough to just browse the books and be in the bookstore, I had a fun time even though I ended up buying nothing. (Maybe I do have self-control sometimes.)
What has book buying taught YOU?