Being on WordPress, Instagram and Goodreads I notice a common trend about us, bookworms: we ALWAYS buy more books! And sometimes we’ve been on such spree that we are forced to go on Book Ban! That’s a dreadful word that I loathe! Book ban? What’s that ridiculous word?
So I looked into this and wondered why, I, a rational and otherwise savvy woman was always buying more books even when my shelves were overflowing already.
I swear that I am the Becky Bloomwood of books! I don’t have a signature green scarf but rather a @storygift booksleeve LOL
So why do I always buy more books?
1 Because I am curious
When I bought Wolfsong by TJ Klune, my first MM book, I wanted to read more about gay relationship. And when I read A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi I wanted to truly understand what being a young muslim in the US after 9/11 was like.
I am also very curious about the hype and I want to know with my own two eyes and brain what the fuss is about and if it’s deserved!
2 Because I love to learn
Queue in historical fiction like Ruta Sepetys or Kate Quinn or Ken Follett. I loved history in high school but I sometimes wonder what they taught us because I am always learning more in these reads!
Also books about gamers or athletes or artists are so far from my day to day world and hobbies that I learn new rules, new tricks (like rugbymen going into ice bath to heal their micro trauma faster), often interesting but sometimes totally random facts.
3 Because I have mood swings!
I can have overflowing shelves and I swear that day for that particular mood, I have nothing to read! What could I do but buy a new book right?
4. Because I love all that’s pretty!
And let’s face it some covers are so gorgeous they are irresistible! That’s a well known fact: the cover plays a major role in the buying process!
5. Because I love buddy reads!
And of course if a friend offers to buddy read a book that seems right up my alley I will agree and ..buy it! Sometimes I’ll buy the ebook and then if I love it, I’ll even buy the physical copy.
6. Because I have one click authors!
You know THAT author that you love reading no matter what! You don’t even read the blurb you just know that you’ll have a blast! That’s blind trust and of course you need that book! And you want to support authors too! They have to earn a living right?
7. Because I am weak and peer pressure is real!
PR companies and publishing houses have mastered that concept and that’s why they ask so many of us to feature their new babies. The more we see them, the more we hear others gush about it, the more we want to be IN!
So does this ring a bell? Anything we have in common? Or are you made of steel and can resist all this??? I forgot some reason maybe?
Thanks for reading!