I love me my books and I can’t stop myself from buying any if I enter a bookshop. So the first rule of book-shopping for me is to not enter a store unless I know that I have some money to spend on my babies. So let’s say that I have some funds set aside for this glorious purpose I enter a store either thinking of buying certain books or not. And either way I’ll just let myself be seduced by all the pretty books present and buy more than I initially thought I would. And if I have a list of books that I wanted to buy, I’ll be happy if I bought one or two. (I just cannot stick to my booklists at all!)
But let’s talk about the other form of shopping in which I indulge: online shopping. Amazon is my best friend for this. I buy my paper books from the UK site because it has free delivery to Belgium if you buy books for over 25 pounds. So that means I never ever order books if I’m under that limit. Usually I get a book or five per time, but I’ve been know to splurge and get about ten at once. To choose which books will be bought I just add books either in one day or add a book to my basket every now and again until I reach my limit. My e-books have to be bought from the American Amazon though and I don’t plan these purchases most of the time. The dratted 1-click purchases are going to be the bane of my bank-account because it’s so easy and so fast that I just can’t resist it!
So that’s me, how about you? Can you stick to lists in a bookstore? Do you plan shopping trips?