Saturday, July 13, 2013

15 Day Blogger Challenge~Day 6

Today is all about how I shop for books. I shop for books two different ways...
  • Online book shopping: So when I go online for books, I don't search around much except for the price. The truth is (and I hate to admit this), I buy a lot of my books online at Amazon. I just can't afford hardcovers at retail price. Usually when I do the actual shopping on Amazon, I go for the free ebooks and it actually turns me on to a lot of new titles and authors.
  • In-store book shopping: This is where I'll buy my paperbacks, mostly because I can afford paperbacks and when you buy paperbacks online they're usually no less than the ones in the store. Also, when I go to the bookstore, I know nearly every book on the shelf, so it's more about deciding which ones I really want over the other choices.
Now, if shopping for books means how do I choose which books sound good, then that's a different story. Like I said above, I pretty much know every book on the shelves that I'm looking at, so it's more of what looks the best and what's most worth my money. Sometimes I can remember a review I just read for a book, but mostly I pull out my phone and go on the Goodreads app. There, I check the rating, and then, just to be sure, I check out some of the reviews of people I follow and trust their reviews. I talk myself out of buying books a lot, but these things help whatever decision I make.

How do you shop for books? Let me know in the comments!

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