Impulse Book Buying

February 28, 2014 book buying, impulse, Thoughts 4

I try my best not to buy anything on impulse, but occasionally I’ll find a sale, or I’ll buy a pair of shoes or a handbag or something for the house…just because. 

When it comes to books I am not lacking…we know the problems.  Advance copies for review, books we win from other blogs or that friends send us.  Then there are the books that I really want to read and no one sent me.  I don’t consider these true impulse buys…they are more planned.  Just this week I ordered a new release, THE HEADMASTER’S WIFE, because two bloggers I admire read it and raved…so that one I bought.  I also plan book purchases around author events or book festivals.  This has been a pricey book month for me. 

Where I get into the impulse thing is more like the Kindle or Nook daily deals, or the email deals I get from publishers letting me know about reduced price e books.  Twitter is filled with tempting book deals too.  So here in full admission of my problem are the recent impulse buys…but hey I got good deals!

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

The Goldfinch by Donna Tarte

Must Love Dogs, New Leash on Life by Claire Cook

A Natural Woman by Carole King

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris

While yes each of these books was on a long wish list I added them to my e library because they were a great price.  Not sure when I’ll read but I felt it was a good time to snag them!

So…tell me….do you have impulse book buying syndrome?  Do you budget for and plan your paper or e book purchases?  

4 Responses to “Impulse Book Buying”

  1. Meg @ write meg!

    I’m pretty good about not buying physical books unless I’m absolutely lusting after them, but e-book deals are my downfall! I’m immune to Kindle’s $1.99 specials, and I’ve often clicked Twitter links to purchase books I’ve had my eye on for a while that are suddenly less than $3. Can’t help it! But hey, there are worse vices, right? 🙂

    The Rosie Project was such a fun read — hope you love it, too!

  2. Trish

    It is so so so easy to hit that buy now button on Kindle or Nook! I grabbed Goldfinch as well and ALMOST got I Know This Much is True but I already own the hard copy and have read it. LOL! Guess it’s pretty sad when you’re buying books you’ve already read just because they’re cheap. 😉

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