Book Buying Habits Tag

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I mean who doesn’t have terrible book buying habits? I’ve gotten a little better… not by much though.

Where do you buy your books from?

Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Do you ever pre-order books and if so, do you do this in-store or online?

I pre-order online, although I am old enough that I used to have to talk to a person to do it! *GASP*

On average, how many books do you buy a month?

I’m down to one anymore just because I have so many ARCs.

Do you use your local library?

Yes! But mostly to get writing done. I also read picture books there to boost my bibliography for school.

If so, how many do you borrow at a time?


What’s your opinion on library books?

I like them. I just wish my library had a better YA selection. Or rather-they had a YA selection that was more easily accessible. They have a teen section that adults aren’t allowed in and that’s where most of the new releases go.

How do you feel about charity shop/second hand books?

They’re cool. Who cares where you got it so long as you’re reading?

Do you keep your read and TBR pile together/on the same bookshelf or not?

I keep my TBR pile on top of my bookshelf so I don’t lose track of the books.

Do you plan to read all the books you own?

Yesssssss? Probably not. I tend to host giveaways when I realize the collection has gotten out of hand.

What do you do with books that you own and that you’ll feel you’ll never read/enjoy?


Have you ever donated books?

Text books mostly, but also old fiction copies.

Do you feel like you buy too many books?

Not any more. But going to the bookstore used to be an ordeal for me. I’d buy 5-6 books, some new, some old, some hardback, some paperback, and then I’d bring them home, I’d stuff them in my shelves and I’d never touch them again.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.


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