Monday, February 2, 2009

Musing Monday

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 usually have something in mind when I hit the bookstores. It's either a new book by a favorite author, a recommendation for a friend, or the next in a series that I've been reading. Sometimes I read a good review in a magazine or on a blog and I'll hunt for those books as well. I usually have a post -it note stuck in my purse with a few books or authors to look for.

I always scan the new releases and the displays though. You never know when you'll find a great book that you've never heard of. If I have time, I'll wander the aisles and see what pops out at me. Something always does. I do have a bit of a book budget though so I can't always buy everything I want. My new technique is to pull out my cell phone and take a picture of the book. This way I can see if it's available on BookMooch or add it to my list to buy the next month.

I do take my book buying seriously!

1 comment:

BookPsmith said...

Great idea about using the camera. I try to remember authors and titles but never works. Sometimes I write them down and then can't read my own version of shorthand:)