I shop both online and in-stores. I do not use my public
library only because they do not carry much in the YA genre. It is extremely important that I bring someone
with me when I shop in-stores. This is because I want to buy everything and screw
the $25-30 budget I had.
I either have a priority book buy list. The books might
include a new release that I have been waiting for, a book that has been on my
want list for over 3months. If I “forget” to bring my list I look at all the
pretty covers then read the first chapter. I typically do not read the back
synopsis of the book just because I like the surprise of what could happen.
When I buy online I look at what is cheap. Like I said I do
have a book budget and sometimes going over that gets me in trouble. Both with
my parents and with Sean. Being “disappointed in me.I am a book cover whore. I like the shiny
ones and the pretty ones and the ones that pop out and say “ooo over here Ashley
pick me.” So on-line buying I look for cheap, pretty and what I have had on my wish
list the longest.
So yes that is how I shop for books. I have only used Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Modpodge Books if she has books on her list that I want to buy.