Saturday, January 31, 2015

What the heck is a book buying ban?!

This week's Feature & Follow Friday topic was one that brought out a fun little tidbit about my past: until recently I didn't really buy books. At least not regularly. I might have bought a book if it was something I was absolutely DYING to have, but mostly I got ebooks or I got my books from the library or a used book sale. I pretty much never bought new books! Like, ever. So imagine my surprise when, as a brand new book blogger, I kept seeing people mentioning "book buying bans." I'm thinking to myself, why would anyone ever do that?

Now I understand.

Over the past few months I have discovered many things. I have discovered discount books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble coupons, and most importantly I discovered Book Outlet. Then this happened:


This doesn't include this week. I get it now. But even if I get it now, I can't understand these "book buying bans" you speak of. Why would you do this?! Okay, maybe I kind of get it because my shelves are quickly running out of space and I can see how this might become a problem... 

In a very short amount of time, my YA shelf has gone from this: 

To this (Harry Potter moved to the other shelves):

Not that I'm complaining... But my husband might have a thing or two to say next time we move! What I'm trying to say is I get it now. I understand where your coming from. 

But I still don't understand "book buying ban."