Monday, October 3, 2016

Musing Mondays (63) Where Do You Buy Books?

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat, that asks you to muse about something book related each week.

My musings for the week...

Random Weekly Question: What is your worst habit as a reader?

I have never actually thought about this before. I mean, what defines  a bad reading habit anyway? I guess, for example, my post on common/uncommon fictional hobbies. So, going along those lines, habits considered to be bad or good is totally subjective and dependent on the person being asked.

I guess, my worst habit would be that I dog ear the pages of my books. However, that's not actually a bad thing. I've noticed that the more dog eared pages = how much I've liked and enjoyed a certain book. Basically, I bookmark all my favorite scenes.

Other musings...

I took an impromptu beak last week. Well, I’m back, and oh man, it’s officially October. Only 28 days left until Halloween, hooray. Sorry, I do love summer, but I also love Halloween stuff too. Plus, the weather is finally starting to cool down a bit, which is great. So, goodbye summer, see you next year!

Anyway, to start out this week, I want to talk about where I get the books that I review on Our Thoughts Precisely. This probably won’t be the longest post ever, but I did want to talk about this eventually.

I enter giveaways, so I've won some of the books. I’m not that big on ARCs, and I usually only request the ones I really want. And even then, that’s pretty few and far in between. So, a lot of the books that get reviewed are ones that I already own—purchased before I started blogging, or I just bought them and let them collect dust on my shelf. For that reason, I have been reading a lot of backlist books this year. And it’s been great to finally make a dent in the books I own, but haven’t read. I primarily buy books from Barnes & Noble or the Book Depository. For Barnes & Noble, I like to go to the store, especially when I have a coupon.

Another place I buy books is actually the dollar store. Yes, the dollar store. It’s only recently that I’ve started looking there for some of the older books I want. I’ve found a few that have been on my list for a long time, and the second book of a trilogy I wanted to finish.

This next one is pretty self-explanatory: the library. Alright then, moving on.

I also get books from Blogging For Books. I actually like how they’ve set up the request system. And they’re my go-to place for finding random books that I may have overlooked, never heard of, or are nonfiction.

So, that’s pretty much it. Those are all of the places that I get books from. I do need to get back into going to my local library again. So, that’s what I’m hoping to do this month. So, what are your favorite places to buy books? Or, what are you looking forward to this October?


  1. Hi Breanna! Oh, I definitely think Dog-Earring the pages is a bad habit sorry lol. But I get what you mean, I always take it as a good sign if a book in the charity shop is battered and broken. It means it's been well loved... (and hopefully not just badly treated).

    I love Book Depository they have nearly everybook you can think of! And in every format. I've never heard of Blogging for Books but I'm definitely going to have to check them out. Also I love a shop you can get cheap books! Over here in the UK we have poundland and the works... always good for a bargain or two. :)

    Happy Reading!
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune
    PS I agree, Halloween is awesome!

    1. I really like Book Depository too. Their prices are always good and the shipping is free. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! :-)

  2. oh yes dog eared are the best:)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week! :-)

  3. I do the same thing when I dog ear! I don't think dog earring is bad at all but my coworker thinks I'm the devil for doing it haha I did include it in my post as something other people would call my worst habit:

    1. That's why habits are subjective, what one person thinks is bad another would have no problem with. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! :-)


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