Books

Booking Through Thursday – Mark-Downs and Mark-Ups

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.

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