Anonymous said: How. Do . You. Afford. So. Many. Books???? I have to save up for so many I'm crying
that’s what I look like when I buy so many books that I can’t afford anything else. I imagine the same situation is you, but with the opposite problem.
Can we clear something up though please, because a lot of people seem to think it extremely important (and I’m not saying this to you specifically, just to people in general):
You do not have to own every book you have ever seen that people are interested in that you think you might like. While it’s great to support authors like that, you really do need to keep your bank account in mind. Buy the books you really love, and when you hear about something new, see what other people have to say about it, maybe request it and borrow it from your local library if it’s possible, to try it out first. Then if you fall in love with the book or series, spend your money on it.
I live in a privileged situation where I can afford to buy books in excess at a whim. I’m incredibly lucky for that, and I know it. There are some days that I actually regret buying so many because I’m so out of space- my room is tiny and there are 4 full, large bookcases in here. I will never regret supporting the authors and buying their work, but it gets a little difficult space-wise. Right now I also have to be more concious of what I buy because of that.
So, the moral of the story is if you can’t afford to spend money on everything, spend it only on what you really love.
The book haul today courtesy of a $100 book voucher which I still haven’t used up, a book depository order of Fangirl, and oh yeah the rest is from the Best. Bookshop. Ever. Why is it the best bookshop, you ask? Well, see that attractive Lord of the Rings in hardback? Yeah, that was $25.
I’m so jealous.