Hello, I’m Nefeli and I’m a book addict.
(wait, that’s supposed to be anonymous. how do these groups work anyway?)
I was nominated by Abby @ Beyond the Read to do this fun tag and talk about my reading and book buying habits. If you aren’t following Abby, make sure to check her blog out! Once again, thank you Abby for the tag! On to the questions…
What do you like about buying new books?
I love the process of buying new books. Strolling through the bookstore, taking books in my hands, feeling the covers, smelling the pages, reading all kinds of synopsis. It’s an experience that I like to feel with most of my senses ( I do not taste books with my tongue), but apart from that, book buying is also a form of shopping therapy. Buying new books makes me feel happy, like I’m doing something good for myself.
How often do you buy new books?
Not too often. I don’t have a “schedule”, to be honest. I used to buy books only when I had read all the ones I owned or when I was planning to go out of town for a long time. In the past couple of years, though, I’ve made a habit of buying books once a year from an annual bazaar. If I read them all before the next one, I visit the bookstore.
Bookstore or online book shopping: which do you prefer?
As I said, I like to employ all my senses in book shopping, so I prefer physical bookstores. There’s something about walking through the isles of a store and caressing all the books that is so therapeutic to me. I mostly go online shopping when there’s a bargain or a book isn’t available in my country.
Do you have a favorite bookshop?
There’s this chain in Greece called Public and I’ve been shopping almost exclusively there for the past decade. I want to start trying and discover other bookstores in my area, though.
Do you pre-order books?
No. It’s way too anxiety- inducing for me. What if my order gets lost? What if they scam me? What if by the time it gets here my desire to read it has vanished?
Do you have a monthly buying limit?
As I said, I don’t buy books monthly, so no. I try not too spend too much money whenever I shop and I always overthink the amount of books I’m willing to pay for (yay for i-grew-up-in-an-economic-crisis buyer’s guilt!).
How big is your wishlist?
29! I try to keep it small. It used to be 400.
Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own right now?
1. Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien. The fact I haven’t read this one yet? A crime.
2,3. Sisi and Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki. I’ve had a healthy obsession with empress Sisi of Austria and I’ve been dying to read these for the longest time.
I’m still new here and I don’t know who to tag except Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner (I’m not fully comfortable with doing it yet either). So, if you like these questions, feel free to pretend I tagged you!
What’s a confession you’d make to an anonymous bookaholics group?