I saw this tag over Avery’s blog (Book Deviant) and I really thought that the questions were interesting so I had to do it! It will give you the chance to learn a little bit more about my bookish habits, which is always fun!
What do you like about buying new books?
This might sound cheesy, but I absolutely love coming home after buying a new book and adding it to my shelves. I will take any chance that I get to play around with my shelves. It is a bit more tricky these days since I am running out of room for them! I also love looking the book up on Goodreads, taking pictures of it for bookstagram, and talking about it on twitter. It is so wonderful that I now have a community who understands that feeling you get when you acquire a new book!
How often do you buy new books?
I buy books at random. It is very rare that I plan to go to the bookstore with a particular book in mind. I will go to Starbucks with a friend and end up in the bookstore and just have to buy something, or I will be at Costco, so of course I will peruse the book section, and I can not pass up a good deal. I discovered an amazing used bookstore in my city recently so I do go there more often these days. You never know when I might add a book to my collection!
Bookstore or online book shopping–which do you prefer?
I much prefer bookstores, and it is extremely rare that I will shop online! I haven’t ordered from Book Outlet in almost a year (even though I have a full shopping cart on there) and I have only ever ordered books on Book Depository for giveaways. I do not recall ever actually ordering a book on Amazon because I am in Canada and do not find the deals that great. There is something about the experience of being in a bookstore that is part of the fun of getting new books for me!
Do you have a favorite bookshop?
I have two favourite bookstores in Ontario (my province), but unfortunately they are not in my city so I rarely have a chance to go to them.
The first one is The Sarnia Book Keeper. I love their selection and their instagram is really great as well. There is a staff member there who has very similar reading tastes to me so I will often go on their website and browse her recommendations!
The second one is the Village Bookshop which I just think is so charming! They have a very limited selection, but the staff is amazing and I have recommended me some of my favourite books.
Do you preorder books?
I have never actually preordered a book! I think the main reasons is because I rarely buy books online. I really should think about starting to do this because I know how helpful it is to the author.
Do you have a monthly book buying limit?
Nope! I think I am usually pretty good about not going too crazy because I do not like having too many unread books on my shelves. I try to read the books that I have, but since I have started blogging my TBR pile is a bit bigger than I would like it to be!
How big is your wishlist?
I do not really keep a wishlist, but my Want to Read shelf on Goodreads has 461 books! That is ridiculous!! I can’t believe there are that many books on there, especially since I went through it recently and cleared off books I am no longer interested in.
Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own now?
Three of the books that I really wished I owned are ones that are not even released yet but I am counting down the days!!
I read The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry last year and it was incredibly atmospheric. It is a book that I have come to appreciate more with time. Melmoth sounds dark and I think it is going to be a fantastic read for Fall. October 16th can not come soon enough!
Claire Fuller wrote Swimming Lessons which was one of my favourite books of last year. I have been hearing amazing reviews for her new book and look how amazing that cover is! I am so excited for October 9th!!
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Do I even have to explain this one? Markus Zusak wrote The Book Thief and I will read anything that he writes. It also comes out October 9th, so that is going to be an excited and expensive day for me!
32 thoughts on “Anonymous Bookaholics Book Tag”
What a fun post!! I love all your answers and how lovely the bookstores are!!
Thank you! I love little hometown independent bookstores!
Such a fun tag! Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons was the first book I read this year (I loved it) so Bitter Orange has been one of my most anticipated books, too!
Awesome! I hope we both love it just as much!
Those book stores look so cute! I really wish that there were places like that near me, it just seems to be really big companies instead which I guess isn’t too bad, but they’re all the same inside. I’d just really love to find an independent book store one day and explore all the books they have haha!
I wish they were closer to me as well!! There is just something so charming about independent bookstores. It’s always interesting to see what books they choose to sell!
I agree, I much prefer buying books in bookstores than online – even though right now my options are limited since there aren’t any independent bookstores near me! And omg I’m also soooo excited for Bridge of Clay 😱
There aren’t many bookstores around me either which is frustrating! Less than a month for Bridge of Clay!!!!🎉
I can’t WAIT!
oh my god this is a crazy-fun post.
Thank you! It is such a great tag!
I can’t wait for Bridge of Clay! Loved your answers! 💗
I am so excited!! Thank you!
Lovely tag. Great answers
The second bookshop seems so lovely! I didn’t know Bitter Orange, but the cover is amazing!
It is so charming! I always look forward to going there. The cover for Bitter Orange has to be one of my favourites of the year!
I cannot wait to read Melmoth and Bitter Orange either!
I can’t wait! I hope we both enjoy them!!
I loved reading this post! I also love to buy books so that I can place and see them on my bookshelves! Also, I’m not sure if this is just a Canadian thing but yesss Costco has such great deals on books.
Haha I can totally relate to having so many books that I want to read!
Thank you! Costco book section in my Achilles heel. So many books I want to read for a great price!
I admire your restraint in book buying! I also buy very few books nowadays and rarely online. Bookstores are definitely the best places to go to, even if I end up not coming home with anything at all hahaha
But when I do, settling them on my shelf is the best feeling <3
I feel guilty buying new books when I have so many I am really interested in waiting to be read on my shelves! I love just going to a bookstore to browse and not coming home with anything. It is just relaxing!
Me too! Oh I actually feel the opposite hahaha I feel like I’ve left my future children back at the store and feel sad about it… :/
Hahah I love that!
That little bookshop looks absolutely charming! I do not have a great deal of book buying self control right now but then I tell myself their books and I make cuts in other areas 🙂
It is adorable shop isn’t it? I definitely go through phases with my book buying!!