"Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book stores…
How do you choose what do buy from your local bookstore? Do you have a list, or just browse? What is the selection in your book store like? Do you find what you're looking for? Do you feel pressured to buy the kind of books the store makes prominent? (question courtesy of MizB)"
I decided to take a stab at Monday's Musings. This one's about one of my favorite passtimes--visiting bookstores!
I've seriously cut back on my purchases from bookstores and plan to try to keep my "hobby" in check this year, mostly because there are stacks and stacks overflowing to the floor. But when a "good deal" presents itself, it is hard to walk by.
My favorite bookstore is the Half Price Bookstore and I'm trying to limit my purchases to sale books only--50 cents--$3. I have a huge list of books I want to read (not kidding it is about 10 pages long) and if I see something on my list, I'll grab it. And then if I find something and the cover catches my eye, I can easily convince myself that it was put there just for me.
When I shop regular/new bookstores it is generally with a gift in mind, although about once a month while I am waiting for the boys I will go and inhale as much new booksmell as I possibly can. There again, I have a huge time passing up any sale, whether it is something on my list or not.
I never have a hard time finding "something" to buy. I don't feel "pressured" by the endcaps and displays, but it's the closeout sales that do me in every time.
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