I’m back! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
I recently took a week off blogging so I could try and get on top of my blogging schedule before starting up at Uni again, so I’m sorry I was away but I am so excited to be back! In true Allonsy fashion, I am back with a discussion (which apparently I write a lot of??? I honestly hadn’t noticed!) and today I’m talking about my book buying process and how it has evolved over my lifetime & where I’m at now with reading and buying books!
HOW MY BUYING PROCESS STARTED
My book buying process mostly just started with me being bought books as a kid (Harry Potter, Alex Rider, Percy Jackson etc.). Mostly I used to just read the same series over and over while I was in Primary school and then I was introduced to the library and I would mostly just borrow the same books on a loop at school.
As soon as I got introduced to the library I tended to get most of my new books from there and I mostly just read from there or re-read my own books. Basically, I could’ve recited whole chapters from Prisoner of Azkaban to you because I’d read it so many times (which is hilarious to me because it’s now one of my least favourite books in the series).
HOW IT CHANGED
Annnd, then I got a bit older and became a teenager which ultimately gave me new responsibilities and different views on things (basically, money became a big thing, as it always does when you enter high school). So, money became important and doing my own thing became important too, and I started buying more books than I used to.
Then later on in high school, I started to go to the shops less often and to the library more than I used to. I only really bought books when I couldn’t get them at the library or when I was stressed and binge-bought books.
WHERE I’M AT NOW
Now I’m in my second trimester of Uni and reading has become less of a priority. I have unhauled 50+ books throughout the year, I mostly just borrow my books from the library, and I also request (and sometimes receive) review copies from publishers. I don’t buy many books for myself these days and I usually prefer to just get books from the library or from Netgalley or physical review copies (though I don’t request books unless I really want them, and I don’t request them often.)
I also think my reading tastes have changed. I have started reading different genres and age groups and I’ve become much more comfortable with branching out in books which is really cool for me, personally.