This week on BTT:
Does the price of a book affect your decision about buying it? Do you wait for cheaper editions of books you want?
Yes, I rarely buy books new. The majority of my books are used books from school or charity sales. If I do buy a new book, it is often from a book overstock site. If I do buy a book completely new (say from Amazon), it is usually a treat to myself such as a birthday or Christmas gift. I almost never buy hardcover books new (unless they are cookbooks) and try to wait for the paperback edition.
Bonus BTT from last week:
Do you write in your books? Highlight? Make notes? Or do you like to keep your copies as pristine as possible?
Pristine as possible. I have never really had the habit of highlighting or writing in books, textbook or otherwise. I usually buy used books or give my books away when I am finished with them. I like books that move between people so I keep them as untarnished as possible.
It bothers me a lot when I find people write or highlight in library books though. Sometimes, it can be amusing if they are correcting grammar, but usually it’s not.
Yeah only occasionally will I buy hardbacks or underline in books. Most of the time I don’t. But I admit that hardbacks are nice to read. cheers.
Hi Susan! I really liked reading hardback books too, but they are expensive to buy and own. I justify it with the cookbooks though. Have a great week!