Berls’s 15 Day Blogger Challenge | Day 6
Picking up where we left off, here’s day six in the 15 Day Blogger challenge. It’s hosted by “Good Books, Good Wine,” if you’d like to check it out.
Day 6: Describe how you shop for books.
As you’ll remember from day 1 of this challenge, I do not like to spend money, even on books. You’ll also remember that I’m addicted to series. Both of these factors weigh heavily on how I shop for books.
If I’m looking for a specific book – say I’m in the middle of a series and I can’t find the book at any of the many libraries I belong to – then I usually go straight to Amazon and hope the book is less than $10 there. I don’t like to spend more than $5 for a book – but if I’m in the middle of a series and can’t get the book right away from the library, I’ll spend a little bit more. If it’s more than $10 there, I’ll try B&N, but that is not usually cheaper, in which case I wait for it to become available at the library.
To avoid this happening though, I try to plan my reads ahead so that I’ll have them from the library. Also, anytime (and I mean 99.9% of the time) I pass a Half Price Books I stop and look to see if they have any books by any of my favorite authors for less than $5. I keep my Shelfari book shelf open while I shop, so that I (1) don’t buy books I already own and (2) don’t leave the store without checking all my favorite authors out. I would hate to miss one!
Oh – and for audio books- I pretty much just use my audible credits and try to take advantage of audible sales. But again – as is my recurring theme – I don’t like to spend more than $5 on any book if I can help it.
Do you have any quirks when it comes to buying books?