anonymous bookaholics

Books, Bucket List, Novel, Tag

Hi, my name is Grace, and I’m addicted to books.

Hello my lovely friends! I was recently tagged by the wonderful Beth @ Reading Every Night to take part in this fun tag. If you guys haven’t already, go check out her amazing blog that is constantly a source of inspiration for me!

I don’t see any rules for this tag, so lets go ahead and get started.

What do you like about buying new books?

Everything! I love cracking open a new spine, and delving into a new book. Also, the anticipation of reading the pages, and trying to guess what is in the book. It’s incredible to realize how many countless books have been written utilizing twenty-six letters. I also get to feel the weight of the authors/publisher’s sweat, blood and tears that went into writing this book. I believe that there is a sense of pride in knowing you own such an amazing book. You know? That feeling you get when you put a book on your bookshelf and think to yourself, this is mine!

How often do you buy new books?

I don’t have a particular schedule or time that I buy books. Just whenever I walk into a store and see something I’ve wanted for forever, or when I just can’t wait for a book, and I buy on Amazon. I always try to force myself to go to the library first, and I’ll more than often buy a book I’ve already read and want in my collection.

Bookstore or online book shopping – Which do you prefer?

Personally, I love the vibe of bookstores, so I’ll always visit just to walk around and sit down at the cafe. I hardly buy books that way though, and much prefer to buy books online where they appear at my doorstop a couple of days later.

Do you have a favourite bookshop?

I don’t have any bookshops near me (I really hope this changes as soon as I get to college), but there was a quaint bookshop in Korea that I enjoyed. There was a nice cafe as well that faced the window where many people were reading and enjoying their pastries.

Do you pre-order books?

I’ve never pre-ordered books, mainly because I’m afraid I’ll dislike the book. I tend to buy books from authors I’ve loved, or classics because they are truly timeless. However, as I’m discovering more and more books I want to read that haven’t been released, pre-ordering books may become more common for me.

Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

No, I know I’ll never follow it, and in the end just feel guilty. Instead, I always force myself to look for a book at the library, go through their free book section, and then have buying books as my last resort. Sometimes that doesn’t happen, and that’s ok too.

Book buying bans – Are they something for you?

NOPE! Doesn’t faze me at all. (I really need to work on my self control) but until that day comes…

How big is your wishlist?

I can’t tell you the exact number, and the list just continues to grow. I feel no guilt though, because I feel like books are really invaluable, and their should never be an end to my wishlist.

Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?



Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

I’m in love with this cover, which is half the reason why I want it on my bookshelf, but also the storyline sounds interesting, and I really want to see how this book ends!

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

There have been such wonderful reviews about this series, that I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these books and read. Mia sounds like such a badass, and I want to learn more about her character and how she lives down her past.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This sounds like a book I’d want to pass down to future daughters/girls. It deals with a lot of things girls struggle with, and although I haven’t read, the premise and content sounds incredible.

I tag:

Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf

Whitney @ Brown Books and Green Tea

Emma @ Llady Literary

And anyone else! Just make sure to link back, and post a comment so I can see you answers 🙂

What do  you find addicting about books? If there was an Anonymous Bookaholics session near you, would you attend? Let me know in the comments below 🙂


11 thoughts on “anonymous bookaholics

  1. I loved reading your answers for this tag, and wow you managed to get around to it fast as well which is great! 😀
    I really loved your answer for the first question because so many of those are reasons I love books as well, honestly there’s just nothing that can compare to that feeling of buying a new book is there?
    My wishlist is the same, uncountable! And I really hope you love Nevernight as well, I’ve already read it and really enjoyed it so I think it’s definitely worth the hype! 😀

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    1. Is it too obvious that I was really excited to do this tag? :p I love the questions, and couldn’t wait to get started 🙂
      More so than downloading an eBook, a physical copy of a new book is so rewarding and exciting!
      My greatest problem is that I have an extensive TBR list full of books that I want, but when it comes down to buying, I always browse first leading to me buying books I wasn’t planning on! Which is another reason why my wishlist never shrinks, and why I haven’t started Nevernight yet… Do you ever have this problem?

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      1. I think it probably speaks more to the fact that you’re more organised when it comes to tags than I am!
        Ebooks just aren’t really the same are they? Nothing can beat owning a copy of one of your favourites in paperback or hardcover.
        I feel like this is exactly my problem. I always spend so much each month because I see books I wasn’t planning on buying or reading and I have to buy them and read them. I will plan to read one book and then before I know it a week has past and I haven’t started it yet because I’ve read five different ones instead! It’s a common bookworm problem though so we’re not the only two! 😀


  2. Whoever created this thing is a genius, ha. I love the questions! I recently bought myself a copy of Written in the Stars and I can’t wait to start it. I’ve never read a YA with a Pakistani protagonist, so I’m so, so excited for it. I also prefer taking a walk around a bookstore, but I usually buy books online just because it’s convenient and they’re also cheaper. :$ We addicts need to save money some way, ha.

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

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    1. Ahhh! I just saw this comment because wordpress has been sticking a ton of your comments under spam. I promise I’m not ignoring you, I just never got the notification, or saw this comment under my post!
      I read your review for Written in the Stars and loved it! And agreed, better to be smart about spending our money if we are going to spend it all on books 🙂

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      1. Nooo, I hate WordPress sometimes. 😦 Don’t worry about it! Even if they weren’t under spam, I totally understand. I’m so bad at replying to comments (Even though I read them all!) >.<
        Thank you so much. ❤

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    1. Ahhh! I just saw this comment because wordpress has been sticking a ton of your comments under spam. I promise I’m not ignoring you, I just never got the notification, or saw this comment under my post!

      But agreed, books are my favorite, and when they’re beautiful, ughhhh.. ( I don’t even have any words as to how much I love them… )

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