Book Buying Habits Tag

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As impulsive as we are when it gets to buying books, we decided to do this book tag!

1. WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR BOOKS?

K: I buy books in any bookstore. Specifically (here in the Philippines) I go to Fully Booked, National Book Store, and Powerbooks. When I go to the USA, I buy books that are hard to find on Amazon. However, when I go to other countries, I make sure to buy a book in a local shop as well. 🙂

N: I buy my books from local stores like  Fullybooked, Powerbooks, and National Book Store. Sometimes I even go to thrift shops for them!

2. DO YOU EVER PRE-ORDER BOOKS AND IF SO DO YOU THIS ONLINE OR IN STORE?

K: Whenever I get excited for a new release, I do! I order them in store. It’s super hard to get new releases in the Philippines because most of the shipments don’t come on time and some stores only carry mainstream books (I’m looking at  you, National Book Store). Normally, only a few copies (sometimes only 1) are shipped to the bookstore near me, so I have no choice but to preorder it. It’s the survival of the fittest, where I’m from.

N: Yes, I do! There was a time that I pre-ordered a book 8 times–yes, EIGHT TIMES–from the same bookstore just to be sure that I’ll have a copy when it gets released. I’m not particular with how I pre-order so I do whichever I’m in the mood for.

3. ON AVERAGE, HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU BUY A MONTH?

K: I like to say around 5. This question is so pressuring omg????

N: There was a time where I bought 31 books last August thanks to the National Book Sale where I got books for 80%-90% off!! Sans that, though, I’d say I buy around 5-8? Or maybe 10

4. DO YOU READ AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY?

K: I don’t borrow books at the library because the only library around me is the university library and only academic books exist there (*cries*). I do go there to read my own books though!

N: If by read you mean I go there to read books that I own, then yes. I go to our university library. Very cozy.

5. IF SO HOW MANY BOOKS CAN YOU/DO YOU BORROW AT A TIME?

K: I answered this in the previous question, but let me tell you al a story. I once borrowed a book in my grade school library. I kinda misplaced it, and when I found it it was weeks overdue. And after that, I was traumatised, my friends.

N: I only borrow academic books from our school library!

6. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT LIBRARY BOOKS?

K: I like how you can borrow books for free, but I don’t like the pressure of the due date.

N: They’re okay?

7. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SECOND HAND BOOKS?

K: Second hand books are okay! As long as the spine isn’t broken, then I’m good. It’s always a plus when you’re able to buy a book for a cheaper price.

N: I don’t mind buying second hand books as long as they’re in good condition!

8. DO YOU KEEP YOUR READ/TBR PILE TOGETHER ON THE SAME BOOKSHELF OR NOT?

K: I don’t. I’m pretty lazy when it comes to arranging my shelf haha

N: No, I don’t. I’m only particular with the arrangement of my favorite books: they’re in the shelf that’s level with my eyes so I can see them all beautifully stacked whenever I pass it!

9. DO YOU PLAN TO READ ALL OF THE BOOKS THAT YOU OWN?

K: I’d like to say yes, but I’ve grown out of some of my unread books. *cries some more*

N: Unfortunately, no.

10. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH BOOKS THAT YOU OWN THAT YOU FEEL YOU WILL NEVER READ/FELT YOU DID NOT ENJOY?

K: I’m thinking of selling them or giving it away.

N: I might either sell it or give it away.

11. HAVE YOU EVER DONATED BOOKS?

K: Not yet! I really want to though!!

N: Yes! There’s this place in a mall nearby called Our Little Free Library where you can just drop off books for other people to get and read!

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12. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON A BOOK BUYING BAN?

K: My mom made me write a book buying ban contract!! I’m proud to say that I stuck to it!! (It was for less than 2 months so yay)

N: Yes. And I failed so miserably.

13. DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU BUY TOO MANY BOOKS?

K: YES!!! (But who cares??? lol)

N: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BOOKS. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY.

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This will be me in a few years.

Hope you enjoyed this book tag!

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