This is a discussion post I stumbled across on one of my newly discovered favourite book blogs; The Book Junkie's Bookshelf and I thought I'd share my book buying habits....
I am a book addict. I love books, I love book shops, I love anything book related. Books are my drugs so I can't walk past a book shop without going in for a quick looksie. I can't help it - I have a problem, the books call to me - I swear they do.
I'm not really a big user of the public library, I prefer to purchase the book and own it myself - it's just one of my quirky things but that's not to say that I will never use the library. I will occasionally purchase books off sites such as amazon but again my personal preference is to walk into a book shop where I can experience the books. For me book shopping is a very textile experience, I need to thumb through potential purchases, look at them on the shelf and choose the one which appears to be in the most pristine condition. It's slightly quirky but it's my thing.
Waterstones is my favourite book shop at the moment but I'm dying to try out Foyles and Borders - maybe when I make a trip into London.
The biggest problem for me - if you can call it a problem - is that I read all these reviews and blogs online about these incredible books and then discover that they aren't yet released or aren't availiable for purchase in the UK yet - which is really frustrating for me because I then have a huge wishlist with books I just can't find.