THE BOOK BUYING PROCESS AND HOW MINE HAS CHANGED

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!

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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).

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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.

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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.

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HOW HAS YOUR BOOK BUYING PROCESS CHANGED?

DO YOU BUY BOOKS OR USE THE LIBRARY MORE THAN ANYTHING?

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4 thoughts on “THE BOOK BUYING PROCESS AND HOW MINE HAS CHANGED

    1. I can understand that, I generally don’t buy books when I’m not reading very much! I haven’t bought a book in months because I have mostly just been reading 1-2 books a month and only getting the books from my library because I’m lucky enough to have one near where I live.

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  1. I tend to not buy many books either. I asked for 11 for Christmas last year, which is like half my yearly reading any way, so I didn’t need to buy those. And my brother, my mom, and I tend to read a lot of similar books, so I read their books as well. I think this year I’ve only bought five or six books, and two of those were eBooks and one was used

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    1. I mostly just ask for books for my birthday or Christmas, but even this year I’m not really asking for any because I’m feeling so uninspired by my shelves. That’s a great system, I do something similar with my youngest brother as he’s starting to get into YA and I can just pass on my books to him!

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