If you don't happen to live alone, then you're book buying habits mpst likely affect the other people around you. It could be because you're spend their money (parents), you have packages of books coming to the houe all the time, you have books laying all over the house, under beds, in drawers, in shelves, and hanging out of shelves because they can't fit. Most likely if the people you live with aren't readers themselves they probably complain alll the time! For example, my boyfriend and I live together. He used to be bothered by them being all over but now I think he's giving up the fight lol. Now the argument is how much is being spent on the books. I personally go book shopping every Tuesday usually. There's a bookstore near my job that sometimes gets new books for half the price. You can't beat that! At times they only have one in stock so I have to check every week to make sure I'm not missing anything lol.
My book bill comes up to about $30 a week. I don't think it's too bad but everyone else around me does. I have over 600 books in my tbr . It's gotten so crazy that now I've resorted to buying books and leaving them at my job so that he doesn't find out lol. ..also because I have no more shelf space! I have at least 30 books in my cubicle at work. My co-workers are beginning to complain but ummm who cares what they think??
As YA lovers, we all are so excited for 2010. So many awesome books are coming out that if we went and purchased all of them we'd ALL be poor! So I've begun to work on my book spending habits by finding ways to get books without spending. Book trading between bloggers and friends have become a weekly thing for me. Also trading through PaperBackSwap and Bookmooch are the best book trading sites I've come across. Paperbackswap has games that allow you to play for books. Not only does it save you tons of money, but they're also really fun. Goodreads is also getting into the new swapping craze. On there, all you have to do is pay for shipping and someone sends you the book. There's also Swap Tree where you can trade dvds, cds, and books. So it's pretty nice to get rid of a dvd you hated anyway to a person who has a book you've been dying for.
Joining Blog tours have also become my new thing. My buddy Cindy has started Around The World Tours, there's also Harmony's One ARC Tours, and Other Shelf Tours. All you have to do is sign up for the books you're interested in reading. You recieve the book, read it, review it and mail it on to the next person. Alot of these books haven't even been released yet. So it's definitely a good way to get your hands on some ARC's.
Imagine the look on my boyfriend's face when he starts yelling about me spending on books and I say "Nope! I got this for free!" Trust me, it's priceless lol.
I hope this was helpful. If you can think of more tips please do share!