Every week the Bookmark Chronicles poses a bookish question. If you want to check out the challenge click the link.
THIS WEEK IS:When you’re in a book store how do you decide which book(s) you will buy?
Like will you: Know what you’ll buy before you get there; Bring (a portion of) your TBR and narrow it down; Pick the cheapest ones so you can buy the most with the money you have on you; Buy the ones written by authors you know you like;Pick the pretty covers; Browse and read the descriptions; Look up their Goodreads rating; or anything else?
This is a bit tricky for me. I buy a lot of my books online. I don’t often buy books a physical store. It honestly is just a price thing. Amazon is evil and all that but I wouldn’t be able to buy the amount of books that I do if I was paying $17 for a hardback. That being said, I do occasionally buy at a bookstore, there are just too many good ones near me not to and sometimes I have impulses.
If I do plan on buying something at bookstore I usually go in having like two or three titles in mind that I want. I might only get one, but if I am spending full price probably I want to make sure I am getting something I know I will probably like versus a random cover buy.
That being said, a local bookstore near me does have a discounted section that rotates books in as well as a used section. I am a little bit less stingy when it comes to that because I know it isn’t going to break the bank. When I buy used or discounted it is a bit more spontaneous and based off like cover, author, and just general vibe from the description.