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Everywhere! I'm very guilty of frequenting the book sections in charity shops quite a lot, although I don't feel too guilty because at least charities are benefiting from my book addiction! I also tend find myself clicking on to websites like The Book Depository & adding books to my wishlist when I really should be doing other things.
I've also been known to slip a book or two into the trolley when I'm doing the weekly food shop because there are usually some pretty good deals & anything that makes food shopping slightly less dull is always a good thing. I do also think supporting high street book shops is really important, I love the feeling of stepping into a branch of Waterstones and more often than not I head to the 'buy one, get one half price' section to have a browse there.
This is a really difficult question to answer because it varies so much, sometimes I'll end up going a little crazy and other times I'll buy none at all. On average I'd probably say about 5 a month.
Unfortunately my local library isn't really that local and it's not the best. There were so many libraries to choose from where I used to live and I do really miss that. I still remember the day I got my very first library card, I was so happy and loved going each week to check out new books!
I think they're generally great. Of course there are occasionally a few books in there that are almost falling apart but if there's a book you want to read but don't really want to spend money on it, the library is a great place.
I love them & every time I'm walking past a charity shop or second hand book shop, I have to pop in and have a look around! You never know what you might find on the shelves and that element of surprise is a lot of fun. In my experience they're generally in pretty good condition and sometimes the little dedications that someone has written to the original recipient are so sweet. It all adds to the story of the book and I love that.
There's no real rhyme or reason to the way my books are organised on my bookshelf at the moment. They're not organised by colour or in alphabetical order or by size and I quite like that higgledy-piggledy look. My to-be-read books are mixed in with books I've read because I think if I had a shelf completely full of books I haven't read yet, I'd get a little overwhelmed.
Absolutely, I wouldn't hold on to a book I didn't plan to read because I think it should go to someone who would like to read it.
If I didn't enjoy a book I would either pass it on to a friend or take it to a charity shop. There are some books I own that I don't think I would ever read again, but I did enjoy them and I'm very happy to have them in my collection. I'm still totally dreaming of having a room in my house entirely dedicated to books.
Yes! There have been a few books I've read and not particularly loved so I've donated them in the hopes that they'll find a home with someone who does love them. I think it's important to support charity shops and I know they're always grateful for book donations!
Even if I did think I bought way too many books, I don't think I'd put myself on a book buying ban purely because I think it would make me want to buy even more! Last year I put myself on a make up buying ban and I instantly broke it, I don't think I'm very good with rules!
Is there a such a thing? I think as long as I'm not holding on to books just for the sake of having them fill a space on my shelf it's okay. The art of storytelling is a beautiful one and I'll be forever inspired by people who can build up an entire world within their imaginations and then share them with the world.
I tag you!
Where do you buy your books from most often?