Berls’s 15 Day Blogger Challenge | Day 6

July 16, 2013 Challenges & Readathons 0

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?
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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

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