I love buying books. I think that “book buying” can actually be considered a hobby of mine. Every time I get an Amazon Gift Card, I start plotting ways to get as many books as I can with that gift card. But… I have a huge problem. I spend hours trying to buy a book!
So, I’ve raged about this before, but in Puerto Rico, there’s only one acceptable bookstore. I say one because it’s the only one that carries good books in English, and the closest thing to Barnes and Noble I’ve seen. So, whenever I enter the bookstore, I just stop in front of the YA section, and stare at it for about two hours. I’m not joking.
I am so indecisive when it comes to buying books! I take SO many factors into consideration when buying a book:
- Whether my friends on Goodreads have read it (and enjoyed it)
- How popular it is
- Whether it’s part of a series or standalone
- How pretty the cover is
- How the blurb sounds
- I tend to read the first pages to see if the writing style goes with me
- I take into consideration the “If you liked ________, then you’ll love ______.”
- How much it costs
Whenever I go to the bookstore, the employees know better than to interrupt me while I’m deciding which books to buy (because I always buy 2 or more books when I go there… No self control!). But, I hate spending so much time deciding on what books to buy!
This is why I love online shopping. Whether it’s through Amazon or The Book Depository, I love shopping for books online. It’s so easy just surfing through my wishlist and choosing the book I want! It’s true that I have to actually wait for it to arrive, but I think the waiting part is so exciting! Stalking the mailman every time he comes around is definitely the best part. The mailman already knows that any box that arrives at my house is for me (and most probably contains books!).
Do you have the same problem as me? Let me know in the comments!