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Tuesday Talks #4 – Do you shop for specific books or are you a browser?

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I have managed to do two weeks in a row of ‘Tuesday Talks’, so you have reasons to be proud of me. The topic for this week is “Do you shop for specific books or are you a browser?”

‘Tuesday Talks’ has been started by Janie @Goodreads. And you too can joinย here.

Do you shop for specific books or are you a browser?

And my answer is: It depends.

I am a bit of a browser, I admit. If for some reason a book caught my attention, I might stop in the middle of the bookstore and check the Goodreads reviews (always check the reviews). On the other hand, if it’s a book by an author I like, I might simply take the risk and take the book home with me. There’s always the temptation of ‘Kindle Daily Deal’ but let’s not get into that extremely complex topic now.

Do I ever shop for specific books? Yes, in that case, I usually order the ebook version for my Kindle or order the paperback via Amazon. It’s a bit rare nowadays to shop for specific books because my TBR is big enough, but sometimes, there’s this book that everyone keeps talking about, and you just have to have it (book blogger problems?)

Curious to know everyone else’s thoughts and habits.


  1. In my younger years, Ana, I actually visit a bookstore and stay there for a long time going through books in my favorite genres. I would sometimes CUT CLASSES to be in a BOOKSTORE!

    Lately, whenever I drop by a bookstore, I usually have a book in mind I wanted to take a look at and being home. Technology has changed that though as I have discovered Kindle on the iPad. I have since learned that while it is good to read books, taking too much time browsing is counterproductive. Besides, on my list of books to read, which is not much, some books take months to complete as these are mostly self-help, motivational, business or leadership books. They are not meant to be read cover to cover, but more in parts, and applying the principles until it becomes a habit, before proceeding.
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  2. I used to go to the bookstore with a friend all the time to browse. I love going to see what catches my eye. But now I have over 150 novels sitting here waiting to be read, so I’m trying to limit my browsing. Also, I got burnt a few times where something sounded amazing and I honestly didn’t like it, so I try to be more selective about what I’m bringing home. But checking the reviews on my phone before buying definitely helps!!!

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      Thanks so much for your visit! I can relate to the amount of books. And definitely, I am always on my goodreads app when going to the bookstore ๐Ÿ™‚

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