Some more book hauling for me. August and September were weird months for me and I got lured over to the dark side of book buying. Whether this be physical books or ebooks. They all winked at me.
In September there was again talk about those that have big book hauls on Twitter. I voiced my opinion on Twitter but I’ll touch on it again here since this is my first haul since that discourse.
- It is none of your business what anyone does with their money. For some book buying and collecting is a hobby in itself. As long as they’ve squared it with their partner it is none of your business how much they spend on books.
- For some book buying is a coping mechanism. Getting book mail can be the highlight of ones day. I’ve certainly been there. Judging that is so harmful.
- You might think it is not a healthy coping mechanism or think it are bad buying habits but it is really none of your business. These are things for a professional to comment on IF and only IF the person themselves even wants help for that.
- Book buying supports publishers and authors so that books can keep getting published. Especially those of us that pay full price for most things. Yes libraries help too but lets not pretend that is a good option for everyone.
- Stop judging people for buying from Amazon and Book Depository. Yes they don’t treat their publishers and people well. HOWEVER some people might not have other means to buy then from there and its not fair to take that away from them.
- Doing big book hauls if you are a monetized and sponsored book tuber or book blogger is a choice. Be aware of what message you are sending when you do that. It certainly isn’t a bad thing to consider that, I agree.
- People feel the need to talk about consumerism and how big book hauls puts pressure on others in the community to buy books constantly and have full book shelves. When it comes to teens one might have a point there. But adults are right there and should be able to stop themselves. That is not on the person that does the book hauling.
- No you don’t need full book shelves or lots of book buying to be apart of the book community. That is not why we do book hauls. We just want to share the books that we bought and give them some extra attention.
★ Don’t Hex and Drive (Stay a Spell 2) by Julliette Cross = READ
★ A Deadly Education (Scholomance 1) by Naomi Novik = Read
★ The Magic Fish by Trung le Nguyen
★ The Theft of Sunlight (Dauntless Path 2) by Intisar Khanani
★ The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
★ Wayfarer by K.M. Weiland
★ The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids (Amra Thetys 1) by Michael McClung = READ
★ Grant Beagan: The Finder’s Core (Grant Beagan 1) by Jonathan R. Miller