The Bookaholics Anonymous Book Tag #books #booktag

Hello everyone! I’m back with a fun book tag. I haven’t been reading enough to keep up with regular posts, so this seems like a fun idea as book tags seem to be a thing of the past here at readrantrockandroll. Today I will be doing the bookaholics anonymous book tag which I found on A Rambling Reviewer. Let’s go!

What do you like about buying books?

I love the entire book-buying experience, whether it be online or in the store. It’s exciting adding new books to our home library, and it evokes happy emotions.

How often do you buy books?

Buying books is quite regular in our house. Whenever I have extra book money to spend, it burns a hole. It seems like I’m always purchasing a book for someone, especially my children. There isn’t a week that goes by where a new book isn’t entering our home.

Bookstore or online book shopping – which do you prefer?

This is a difficult choice because we buy books in store and online. It’s convenient to have books shipped to your house for free if you spend, say, thirty-five dollars or more. How awesome is it to purchase a book online and have it delivered to your mailbox next day? Amazon used to be my favorite online book store, but dealing with constant book damage became tiresome. Barnes, however, always ships in a box. With that said, buying books online may be convenient, but there’s nothing like getting lost within the shelves of books.

Do you have a favourite bookshop?

We live rural, and the closest book store is Barnes & Noble. It’s about a forty-five minute drive or so. That remains my favorite place to buy books. The people are very nice there, and they have a super-friendly, knowledgeable manager on staff who’s always there. He has a smile on his face every time we visit and asks if we need assistance. We’ve had multiple conversations, and it’s something I always look forward to. Sadly, there just aren’t that many book stores anymore.

Do you pre-order books?

Sometimes I do. At one point we pre-ordered books on Amazon.com because it would come to your mailbox the day of release. We try to refrain from using Amazon.com at all anymore, especially for books. Now I usually just head in to the store and buy the book the day of release.

Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

I don’t have a limit, but our bank account isn’t unlimited. We normally watch what we spend on books, but we splurge whenever possible.

How big is your wishlist?

I’m glad this question refers to wishlist rather than TBR. 🤣 Believe it or not, I don’t have a huge wishlist. It’s probably under ten books that I have in mind for purchase right now; however, if I walked around in the bookstore, my memory would be refreshed.


That’s the end of the questions for now. I won’t tag anyone, but if you would like to do this tag, please do! I’d love to see your answers.

Where do you buy your books? Do you purchase more in store? Let’s chat!

❤️ Mischenko

24 thoughts on “The Bookaholics Anonymous Book Tag #books #booktag

  1. I do buy online quite a lot for convenience, especially this last couple of years. Whenever possible I try to use lesser known online retailers but, I agree, nothing beats browsing in a real live book store.

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    1. It’s hard not to, Cathy. With the cost of fuel spiking like it has, we may be forced to purchase online more over the summer if it stays high. Living rural definitely has its disadvantages too.

      Same with the book store. There’s nothing like it! Have a good weekend, friend. ❤️

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  2. I have stopped buying books (sort of a lie, because two arrived today) until I get through at least two of my 30 shelves that are sitting full of unread books in my basement. I used to tell myself that I was saving them for retirement or the apocalypse, but enough is enough. Between my yarn, my books, and my husband’s tanks, there isn’t much space for the people that live here. 😂

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    1. 🤣 We have so much in common! 30 shelves though! Whoa. It’s crazy how many books we have that we haven’t read, yet we keep buying more. It’s the same with yarn; although I’ve decided to sell a large portion of it because I haven’t been crocheting or knitting much this year. The tanks will have to stay though. 😉

      Apocalypse! 😂😂😂 I’ve rationalized that thought one too many times. Have a good weekend. 💜

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        1. Same! It is too bad we aren’t closer. It seems like the majority of people I’ve become close with are in different countries. It’s weird how that works. Take care and have a great weekend!

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  3. I enjoyed your answers. It’s always Amazon for me as stores don’t give discounts and there is no other option here. Book damage is not great thing to deal with amazon. I hate to return things but after ordering so long I can rely on dealers who 70% of the time send books in the best condition.

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    1. I agree with you on the discounts. We definitely have to be frugal as readers!

      It’s actually been Amazon who’ve sent books to me in poor condition. Often they throw them in boxes full of my other purchases and they tossed around. I’ve actually returned books and have them sent back to me carelessly again and again. You’re right though; the majority of books arrive okay.

      Have a great weekend! ❤️

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  4. That was a fun post to read, Mishchenko! Alas, I don’t buy many books because I live with minimalists. But I love the feeling of loading up on books. Since I work in a library, I can do that easily and the books have a temporary home on my shelf. I do sneak new books on to my Kindle with my own fun money though and no one has to know!

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    1. LOL! I could never live without the library, and working there would be difficult because I’d always be checking out all the books! 😉

      It is nice to know that we can house thousands of books on our devices too. Thanks, Barbara. Enjoy your week ❤️

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  7. I love your answers Jenn. Unfortunately, I don’t buy a lot of physical books anymore except for my grandkids. I read almost exclusively ebooks, so use Amazon or Kobo for my purchases.

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