Do You Buy More Books Than You Can Read?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series created by Rukky at Eternity Books and hosted by Aria at Book Nook Bits. The full list of April topics can be found here.

This week’s topic is Buying More Books Than You Can Read.

Do you buy a lot of books?

Surprisingly, no. When I do buy new books it’s usually because I have a gift card. Otherwise I stick to used books, or mass market paperbacks which are much cheaper than hardbacks. I would say I buy under 20 books a year, if that

Do you read all of the books you buy right away?

Definitely not. I’ve noticed that when I get a new book I either read it within a few months, or it sits on my shelf for almost two years before I get around to reading it.

Or do you buy more books than you can read?

I definitely accrue more books than I can read. As a mood reader I like to have plenty of options available if I ever want to pick up something different. I want to read everything on my shelves, otherwise they wouldn’t be there, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be reading them soon.

How do you choose which books you buy?

I buy based on the author and how quickly I want to read the book. For example, I preordered Laura Griffin’s latest book, Deep Tide, which was $7.48 both because she’s an auto-buy author for me and because I plan to read it as soon as I get it in the mail.

Do you buy more books than you can read? Tell me in the comments!

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