Today’s musing is a sort of “read and respond”…
A blog I frequent suggested I check out several articles of interest… one of them which happened to be this one: “Trendspotting: Readers’ Spending On Books“. So — being the avid reader & book junkie that I am — I couldn’t help but click over and read the short piece about readers’ current spending habits.
I was surprised that the hard back books were where the publishers made their money. I usually only buy hard back books at the Half-Priced bookstore, and I try to find them on the clearance shelves for $2.00. If I buy a hard back books in Barnes and Noble, I go to the clearance table and buy them for $3.98-$6.98.
I am not an e-reader, nor will I be one soon, or probably never in my lifetime, unless Barnes and Noble closes their doors. I don't shop online for my books, I buy a book at my two bookstores mentioned, and at Wal-mart, and Sam's Club.
This month I have bought 10 new books. I bought 5 books for my 8 year old Granddaughter, she loves to read. Here goes her list: Ramona's World, Ramona the Brave, by Beverly Cleary, Superfudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by, Judy Blume, The Report Card, by Andrew Clements.
Now my list of books: Cleo, The Cat Who Mended a Family, by Helen Brown, I'm a sucker for pet stories, Friends and Lovers, by Barbara Delinsky, I love Barbara's storytelling, The Threadbare Heart, by Jennie Nash, because it was bargain priced at Barnes and Noble for $3.99, Jane Austen Ruined My Life, by Beth Pattillo, I love her twist on the Jane Austen books, and I am a Jane Austen fan, Somewhere Along the Way, by Jodi Thomas, I read the first book in this series and really liked it, so on November the 2nd, the second book was released, so I just had to have it to read. That is only the books I've bought this month. In October I attended a Library book sale, and bought 8 books, and a few others at Barnes and Noble. Which happens to be my favorite bookstore.
How about you what were you last book purchases?