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Suntag: Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

It was about time a support group appeared around here! I was tagged by the crumptious Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books to this well-needed tag and gathering. If you want to know what a real rant or a brilliant rave looks like, go check her wonderful blog.

hello im a bookaholic

What do you like about buying new books?

The chase. Hunting down Amazon deals is a new passion of mine. Let’s face it, I’m a student, I can’t spend all my money on hardcovers and new releases. So I often check the books on my lists to see if something is worth breaking my buying ban. Bans are made to be forgotten, right? Also, when I’m feeling down, I love ordering a book and see it at my door a couple of days later, with its promise of a new adventure and characters.

How often do you buy new books?

Too often according to my bank account. It depends on many factors. When I started blogging, I only took books out of the university’s library, but in the last few months, I’ve been indulging in massive hauls. I buy books whenever I can afford it.

Bookstore or online book shopping – Which do you prefer?

I wish I could spend my days in a bookstore, but I don’t live close to any good ones offering titles in English, and online shopping usually ensures you a nice deal or cheaper prices. The main reason why I love bookstores is that you don’t have to wait to start reading, but as we currently have an Amazon Prime subscription, the wait never lasts more than a couple of days. So online book shopping wins until I find THE bookstore I’ll fall in love with.

Do you have a favorite bookshop?

Can I say Amazon again without getting censored or you sending tomatoes my way?

Mollat, the first French independent bookstore, is the perfect place to wander around. They’re definitely not cheap, but there are books literally everywhere.

Do you pre-order books?

I have never pre-ordered a book. Never ever. I usually wait for them to get released before I add them to my cart. I don’t really know why but I feel a little leery about pre-ordering.

Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

I try not to go over 25€, which reduces my chances to get paperbacks but leaves me plenty of leeway for ebooks. I don’t take the number of books into account because the price range is so wide some months I can get 20 books and others only 2 for the same amount of money.

Book buying bans – Are they something for you?

My mind cannot get around the idea of a ban. I did try, in June, then in July, but I check Amazon daily to add new books so how am I supposed to resist? I think I stayed away from books for so long that I’m trying to make up for it by giving a home to as many books as I possibly can.

How big is your wishlist?

Do you see the hole representing the global economy? My wishlist is bigger. I have also found that now that my time is eaten away by work again, I crave new books to create a wall around my desk, even if I don’t get to read the stories before 2017!

Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?

I remember The Widow being one of the first books I added on my wishlist when I started blogging nine months ago. I’ve been dying to read this story but I was waiting for the paperback to come out. Why am I doing this to myself?!

Lilyn @ Sci-Fi & Scary totally sold me The Fireman when she shared a few lines from the book. Who doesn’t want an apocalyptic horror story with a pinch of sarcasm? Sarcasm is underrated, I want to read more of it.

Finally, a women story. Every time I walk or drive by a school, I take a look at the mothers waiting to be reunited with their children and I wonder what’s going on in the closed circle of Mothers. I can’t explain why but I’m very curious about this book.

I tag!

Annie @ The Misstery

Monique @ That Wild Soul

Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner

and whoever feels like doing this tag!

53 thoughts on “Suntag: Anonymous Bookaholics Tag”

    1. I wish my library weren’t so slow and uncooperative when it comes to requests! It’s hard to resist the temptation on Amazon, indeed! I tried visiting the site less often but it’s hopeless!

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  1. The thrill of the hunt is my favorite part about buying books. πŸ™‚ Our flat we’re sharing in England will be full of books and waffles. πŸ™Œ I went crazy on vacation and then had to figure out how I was getting all of them home. πŸ˜‚ Amazon is the greatest place on Earth. I always say if it’s not on Amazon, then it’s probably not worth buying. I don’t know if it works the same in France, but I’ve saved money on books that I pre-ordered. I paid for a signed copy of Nevernight and after I received it, they gave me a credit back. So I ended up getting an autographed copy of the book for less than what people paid after the fact. πŸ€—

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  2. I can’t wait for you to read the Fireman. I don’t do tags because I never know who to tag, but I’m going to leave a few of my own answers here anyways.

    I rarely buy new books. I tend to visit half price books or buy cheap e-books from Amazon. But library is family time, so we go there a lot, too.

    Bookbub. Bookbub is this awesome email service that sends me an email every day with some selections from Amazon. RARELY do they not have at least one free book on the list that looks interesting to me. It’s a free service too.

    I don’t pre-order books. Like you, I’m a little leery.

    A limit for books? Hm. Yes, a general one, but it depends on how much I really want a book that I find. LOL. And if I have the monster with me. If she’s with me, I’ll blow my money buying her pretty much any book that sounds interesting to her. I will nurture her bookworm obsession.

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    1. I wouldn’t miss this books, it sounds too awesome. I noticed you don’t do tags, so thanks for trying here πŸ˜€
      Bookbub sounds so good (and free!!) I’ll have to check it out, even though I know I should stay away for the moment, haha.
      I love how library time is family time and that Miss L is free to expand her horizons, it’s absolutely cool.

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  3. I loved reading your answers for this tag Donna! I’m always buying books on Amazon just because the price is a little cheaper but I do prefer going into actual bookstores. I hope you manage to find the bookstore you’ll fall in love with soon (for me it’s the Piccadilly Circus Waterstones which isn’t my local one but it’s my favourite!)
    Also I can’t believe you don’t pre-order books! I’m always pre-ordering because that way I just feel like I’ll be able to get my hands on new releases ASAP, plus that way I don’t have to worry about forgetting the release date and not buying a book until a week or so later!

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    1. Thank you! I’ll take note to visit Picadilly Circus Waterstone!
      I keep track of new releases, but it’s a bit tedious so I might try pre-ordering! (when my TBR gets a little less out of control,haha)

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      1. Ohh definitely, it’s the best Waterstones I have come across in the UK, and I’ve been to most of the ones in London so that is saying something!
        I always find I miss at least one book off my list, at least with pre-ordering I know that doesn’t happen, I can just wait for the book to be dispatched to me and then it’s a nice surprise when I realise it’s been released!

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  4. I’m so jealous that you can get plenty of ebooks with €25! I just converted that to AUD and it makes 37 AUD, which can buy me maybe 4 ebooks if I get it from Booktopia (our local e-bookstore)… and maybe like, 1 hardback OR two paperbacks. Books can be so expensive. I don’t really buy books from Amazon, though, and I suspect they’d be quite cheaper. πŸ˜‚

    I looked at The Hive after you mentioned that it’s a book on women and was SO surprised to see that it has a really low Goodreads rating! The blurb sounds so interesting, so I hope you like it.

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    1. Only 4 ebooks for 37AUD? Wow, that’s a scam!! Amazon is definitely cheaper! Is there a reason why you won’t use it? πŸ˜€
      I know, I checked Goodreads and was surprised by the ratings, but it doesn’t scare me because there were books with brilliant reviews that I hated, haha!


      1. Well, I might have exaggerated and chose the more expensive ones. πŸ˜ƒ But ebooks can be quite expensive.

        Hmm, I’m a bit iffy about Amazon – in my publishing class we had LOTS and LOTS of discussion about how it’s harmful to the local book industry, and I guess I’ve internalised that a little, haha. Admittedly though I use Book Depository and that’s a part of Amazon… so obviously I’m not blameless. πŸ˜‚

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  5. Thanks Donna! I’m always on a buying ban… Amazon is my favorite place also XD Because when I go to a bookshop, they never have the books I want to read! ARGHHH

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    1. Those buying bans…
      I know!!! Mollat has plenty of hyped up books, they have 10 copies of A Game of Thrones, but when I show up with my list, it’s impossible to find what I’m looking for! So frustrating!


  6. Ordering books when feeling down is the best invention ever! ❀ And not being able to read them because of a massive TBR *shrugs* who cares?! It's their presence which is soothing xD. Amazon…it has ruined my bank account improved my life, really. And those mother circles…they only gossip about who didn’t clean their windows on time and shit. I heard from my sister. We’re not missing out on much there! πŸ˜€

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    1. I love tags πŸ˜€ They’re always so fun to write! And I don’t have to use my brain too much. They’re perfect when you don’t have inspiration for a review πŸ™‚ I really need a budget or I would go overboard, haha. But I have so many books now that I’m gonna use the book money on make up and clothes for the new season xD


    1. Bans don’t work on me, I can’t resist Amazon deals. That’s why I’m happy to have a massive TBR right now, it should help with the urge to buy more. I’ll just have to take a look at my shelves, haha!


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