By now - being the seasoned bibliophile that you are - you've developed a system for how you go about buying books. Let's take a look at some of the different types of book buyers and see which one you fall under, shall we?
1. The in-and-outer
You are not the type to be swayed. Once a book has caught your attention and you figure out where it can be purchased, you know what you have to do. So, when the day comes to pick up your new read, you enter that bookstore with one sole purpose. Get what you need, and get out. Sure other books might cause your eyes to sneak a quick peek, but that’s all you’ll allow. Nothing will break you. What you’re looking for, is what you’ll get dagnabit!
2. The sleep-on-it-and-revisit-er
Commitment is not quite your thing. Should you be in a situation where you have to make an immediate decision, automatically your subconscious sounds of the alarms. Abort! Abort!! You like to take your time. When visiting a bookstore, you peruse the aisles, picking up books that catch your attention and will maybe even read a chapter...or two. Then you walk away. Once back in the comfort of your own home, you start to evaluate and decide a good night’s sleep will provide the answer...and it always does.
3. The online shopper
Bookstores? You mean, like, actual bookstores that you have to drive or walk to and actually go inside? Oh hell no. Ain’t nobody got time for that! You are all about convenience and prefer the virtual world. Buying a new book online in your opinion, is ten times more convenient than waiting in line. With the simple click of a button, you can nestle in your fav reading spot - jammies still on - and start reading without ever having to go outside. Ahhh, now that is the life!
4. The hide-your-credit-cards-before-you-shop-er
It’s possible that once or twice, you’ve wondered if such a thing as rehab for book buying actually exists. Control is out of your hands. The moment you feast your eyes on the latest books, you can not be held accountable for your actions. It’s not your fault all the books you happen to look at sound so juicy! So, after realizing debt is not something you want to live with, you’ve put yourself on a book detox. You now only go into bookstores with a limited amount of cash - purposely keeping your credit cards out of reach. It’s the only way to not appear on the next episode of Hoarders: Buried Alive.
5. The cover shopper
Shouldn’t judge a book based on its cover? Yeah, ok. The covers are what draw you in, seducing you with their beauty and compel you to read the back. It’s true, you may have been deceived a time or two with gorgeous covers and reads that came up short. But, you just can’t help yourself. You figure, if the read wasn’t as great as you thought, at least your bookshelf will shine and stun with it’s colourful beauty!
6. The author shopper
You consider yourself a loyal book lover that will go above and beyond to support your favourite authors. Every single published book of theirs sits proudly on your shelves. This isn’t specific to just one author - how could it be when you have so many favourites? A visit to the bookstore first involves seeking out your go-to authors to see what’s new. Mind you, there have been times when you’ve left disappointed and empty handed. However, other times you’ve given someone new a shot and low and behold have found a new fav!
So...Which one are you?
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