Wednesday, February 5, 2014

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge

I guess I forgot about the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge but let's continue, shall we?

I'm on Day 6 of the Challenge and the question for today is:

Describe how you shop for books.

That's quite a question! The short answer is I browse. I look over displays and find things that look interesting to me, either because the book is by an author I like, or comes from a publisher I like, or just because it looks interesting for who-knows-what reason. I do keep a wishlist on my phone, which is handy if I'm at a particularly large bookstore, especially a used bookstore with an eclectic selection. I was at the Strand bookstore in New York this past weekend and let me tell you, it was overwhelming, so having some specific things to look for made my visit fun and productive. But it's also nice to just lose yourself in the stacks!

April at runs this Challenge, which is open to all.


bermudaonion said...

I do browse some but that can be dangerous so I usually go with a list.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I almost never buy a random book at a always comes from a list. Now the Kindle? That is total impulse. Like when someone named Marie raves about a book, and I just pick that Kindle up and BUY the thing. I guess I'm not really good at browsing.

Justin Elvins said...

I'm always buying completely random books at any bookstore. And my kindle I just love and buy everything for. Underrated Books

stacybuckeye said...

I miss browsing in a bookstore! It seems I always go in with a list these days and miss the good stuff :)