15 Day Book Blogging Challenge
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This was created to learn about the blogger, fellow bloggers,etc as a community.
Describe how you shop for books.
If money is good I buy a few books new from bookstores-Usually series or authors I am already familar with. I am leery about spending a lot of money on someone I do not know if I will like their works. If it is on a good sale, then I may spurge and take a chance once in awhile.
I also buy books used. Yard sales, thrift stores, used book stores etc.
When money is tight, used bookstores become popular as I can bring in my old books for store credit which helps keep my cost down.
Ebooks-I am really cheap here. I do not spend more than $2.99 a ebook. And will not pay more than $0.99 for a novella. Why? Because there is something tangible to a physical book that I prefer and would rather pay more out this way. Also, once I have the book I am stuck with it. I can;t easily let people borrow it nor can I ever sell, swap or trade it. And I LOVE to swap and trade books! Its fun! So ebooks are often a last resort, freebies or they are for review.
Here is a ratio example of what a month of book collecting might look like for me right now while money it tight.