WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT NEW BOOKS?
The smell of them! Whenever I crack open a brand new book I’m transported to all the happy moments when I’ve started a new story. Something else I like about owning my own book rather than borrowing it from the library is that I don’t have to worry as much about spills or pages getting bent from me falling asleep on them. And I love goodies that accompany pre-ordered books. Oh, and getting authors to sign my books live and in person.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY NEW BOOKS?
I used to buy a lot of books. A lot, a lot. Between my book-loving husband and me, we’ve filled our bookshelves with books stacked two, three, and sometimes four rows deep. There is simply no more room for new books.
The way I come by books nowadays looks like this:
40% borrowed from library
20% Kindle e-books
20% Netgalley ARCs
15% new book purchases
5% used book purchases
Each time I don’t buy a book I feel guilty. Authors work so hard at crafting the stories I love to read, so I have made a vow to myself that when I am a successful published author, I will buy every book I read. That is a promise.
BOOKSTORE OR ONLINE SHOPPING — WHICH DO YOU PREFER?
If these two choices were at either side of a teeter-totter, the teeter-totter would be completely level. Bookstore browsing is so, so, so fun, but then again online purchases are so darn easy. Both are great!
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BOOKSHOP?
Yes, a used bookstore called Bookman, just a five-minute drive from my house.
DO YOU PRE-ORDER BOOKS?
When I absolutely, positively can’t wait to read a book and there’s no other way to get my hands on it, I WILL pre-order.
DO YOU HAVE A MONTHLY BOOK-BUYING LIMIT?
I don’t have a spending limit, just an awareness of limited funds.
BOOK-BUYING BANS, ARE THEY SOMETHING FOR YOU?
I don’t ban myself from buying books because, well, here’s a secret. I am a bit of a rebel; if I disallowed myself from buying books, I’d probably end up buying a bunch just to spite myself.
HOW BIG IS YOUR WISH LIST.
There are around 400 books on my wish list, and that’s just I like it. It’s I’ll never be without ideas for good books to read. 🙂
WHICH THREE BOOKS FROM YOUR WISH LIST DO YOU WISH YOU OWNED RIGHT NOW?
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab – It’s not due out until 2017, but I want it in my hot little hands right now. I am dying to know how the series ends!!
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – I adored the characters and worldbuilding from book one, Six of Crows, and people are raving about book two so, yeah, that one.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Okay, I realize that’s four books, but after reading The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves, I am so enamored with the series that I must own all the books now! 🙂