I totally have a pattern for buying books. Unless a sequel is coming out that I’m super pumped about and just cannot wait to read it, I typically always stick to my little pattern. I don’t mean to; it just kind of happens.
- I go check my email and see that there is an email from Kobo telling me about a promotion!
- I click on the link that takes me to the books that are on sale or that the promotion code applies to.
- I browse through the list of selected books, adding to my cart any that I recognize as wanting to read (the odd time I will find a new book this way, but it’s more likely that I just look for and pick up books that I already know I want to read – sometimes I will check with Goodreads if I’m not sure).
- I buy a bunch of books with the promo code or that are on sale.
The result and why it’s hard to change my pattern
As a result of buying batches of books at a time, I always have a pile of unread books. With accepting ARCs to review, borrowing the odd book, and continuing series as they are published or after I read a new book that is the first in a series (aka books that I don’t already own, because I only buy the first in a series in case I don’t end up liking it), I almost have no time to read these books that I purchased in a bundle! But, then the next promo email comes my way from Kobo and I’m right back to buying more books. Why? Because how can I not buy books that I know I am going to read eventually when they are on sale now?!