So, I thought I'd write something sort of vaguely interesting. And I thought this would be nice. So, this is a YouTube tag, and uh, enjoy.
1. What do you love about buying new books?
All of it,
except the paying part. I don’t mind that my money goes to helping the author,
I just need food and I’m not smart enough to prioritize. I love holding books,
I love the feeling of owning a new book. I like the idea of walking inside a
bookstore and walking out again with a story that I’ve never read or heard and
now I can read it and the story is mine. I like collecting books. I like having
them and I am looking forward to having a place with enough space for all my
2. How often do you buy new books?
I don’t really have a decided course of action when it comes to buying books. I
tend to walk into bookstores and then if I see something I just buy it. Sometimes
my sister will ban me from entering bookstores because I will buy something.
Because I’m an idiot. I shouldn’t. I should read the books that I have.
3. Bookstore or
online book shopping - which do you prefer?
bookstores, they are my favourite places on earth. I like the smell, I like the
atmosphere. I’ve read since I was a little kid and reading has always been one
of the most important things in my life. I love reading and I love holding and
touching books. I tend to sit down on the floor in bookstores, confusing both
patrons and booksellers. They just look at me like I’m insane, but usually just
walk around me. I like to just grab some books and sit on the floor and look
I like online shopping too, because I find stuff that
I wouldn’t necessarily find in a bookstore, but I just really like physical
4. Do you have
a favourite bookstore?
There is a
Fantasy/Sci-Fi bookstore in my hometown, and there are books in those genres
there. They’re my favourite genres, so I’ll feel like home anyway, but the
feeling of the store is amazing. The people who work there are fun and dorky
and so sweet and helpful, they always have recommendations and they seem to
always know everything. So that’s a favourite.
I just moved to Amsterdam, and there is a huge
Waterstone’s in the Kalverstraat. It’s amazing. They only sell English books,
and it’s this big, old-looking awesome store. It looks so book-store-y. It’s
very pretty. Even if it’s big it seems so relaxed and sweet.
5. Do you
Not normally. I
have only done it for very specific reasons, The Fault in Our Stars to get the
signed one, and uh I’ve pre-ordered a book because I thought I needed it. And I
knew that since I live in Norway it would take longer to get to me. I therefore
preordered it to satiate my insanity. I think I read the book in question in
like a day.
6. Do you have
a monthly book-buying limit? & 7. Book buying bans - are they something for
No, but maybe I
should. I do sometimes make my sister tell me I’m not allowed, and usually
she’s very good at it. She’ll just stare at me and shake her head and I’ll put
the book down again. Sometimes she’ll just say: well if you want it just buy
it. I know that if I force myself to not buy books I’ll just buy more, so I
think that if I just go on the way I am now, because I think it’ll keep me from
buying all the books. I do have a clear image of big my bookshelf is, so I try
not to kill my bookshelves.
8. How big is
your wish list?
I don’t have a
conscious wish list. I have books that I want, but I buy them on whims. I’m the
least structured human in the universe. Anyway, maybe this is something that I
can start procrastinating with, assembling a wish list.
9. Which three
books (from you wish list or preorders, or...) would you like to own NOW?
· The girl who fell beneath fairyland and led the revels
there by Catherynne M. Valente, cause I loved the first one.
· Eternally yours by Cate Tiernan, because I’m all
tingly, and I want to read it now, and OMG
· The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth, it seems amazing.
change every now and then, they’re just off the top of my head.