Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

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I’ve seen this book tag on a few blogs now, such as Red Rocket Panda and Life and Other Disasters, and it seemed fun, so I figured I’d play along since I love any excuse to talk about books. Here are the questions:

What Do You Like About Buying a New Book?

Oh, so much. Being the first person to open it, the crispness of the pages, and new book smell. How pristine they are before I read them so often that they fall to pieces.

How Often Do You Buy New Books?

Too often, considering I don’t really have the budget for it right now. I preorder books to save money, and anytime I’m within a mile of a bookstore, I’m probably coming home with at least one book. I also think my UPS person is probably getting tired of lugging boxes full of books up to my third-floor apartment once a week.

Bookstore or Online Shopping – Which Do You Prefer?

Bookstore, easy. I love walking through the aisles and pulling books out at random to examine them. It also feels nice to be surrounded by other people who love books as much as I do. In a lot of my local bookstores, there’s so much community among the regulars that it feels a little bit like going to a friend’s house.

Do You Have a Favorite Bookshop?

I used to live in Asheville, NC, and one of the places I miss the most is a bookstore/bar called the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar. It’s just as glorious as it sounds – new and used books, drinks (both alcoholic and coffee), and pastries. It’s a large building with tons of nooks to explore and so many interesting books. Every time I go back to visit it’s one of the first places I want to go.

Do You Preorder Books?

Yes! I love pre-ordering books. Sometimes they’re discounted through Amazon, and I like having release-day delivery.

Do You Have a Monthly Book Buying Limit?

No, but goodness knows I need one. I spend way too much money on books, especially when I make a terrible decision like seeing if there’s anything new on Book Outlet. Last week I was bored and ended up ordering a full box of books from them. I make a lot of impulse purchases when it comes to books.

How Big is Your Wishlist?

Massive. I add several new books to it every single day, which means it’s grown to such a number that I have no chance of ever actually reading everything from it.

Which Three Books From Your Wishlist Do You Wish to Own Now?


The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee, because I just finished The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and I wish I didn’t have to wait until next month.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, because everyone raves about this book, and it sounds like something I’d really love.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, for exactly the same reason as for Six of Crows

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