I want to start a new series on my blog where I rant or maybe share or ask related or non related things about books. It’s not a review and it’s kind of a personal view on some things related to being a reader or someone who blogs about books.
So my first question is, “How often do you buy books?”
I’m from the Philippines and live in the province, I am from Bulacan (well not really that far just a 20-30minute drive from the city). I consider SM North Edsa and Trinoma as the nearest mall with decent bookstores. Yes there are malls around my place, but let’s be frank here. As a reader who likes to pile mountain of books, you will always want to be surrounded by thousands of books to choose from. I usually go to mall once a week or 3x a month, that’s usually my free time whenever I have classes. So whenever I have those chances I usually spend my time inside a bookstore, and hoard a LOT of books. I am not even sure if the way I hoard books is similar to others who have really big collections of books. I just started building my bookshelf and my friends already think I’m buying way too many books. (Is there really such a thing like “buying too many books”? I don’t think so.)
Recently, I had a chance to shop for books again and I bought 9 books. Yes, I know, maybe it’s not that many for others but for me it’s quite a lot. But the thing is, I usually buy books that are in a series. I don’t like reading book 1 and then have to wait just because I have to buy the next book in the series. I buy standalone books too but majority of the books I read are in series. But before you think that I go crazy in purchasing books, consider that I am very fond of reading book reviews and it influences me in what books to buy next.
|Under the Never Sky Series|
|Shatter Me Series|
I love books, both physical books and ebooks, but seeing my collection growing and experiencing a lot of worlds through books is something that money can’t buy. The satisfaction of experiencing something through pages of a book is indescribable and that will make you forget how crazy you can get inside a bookstore.
So, how often do you buy books?
Happy Wednesday friends! And for readers residing in the Philippines, hello SUMMER!