Hey everyone! I had a different post planned for today’s Rewind, but I’m not feeling well so I decided on a topic that would allow me to participate and then go back to bed instead ><! This actually turned out to be pretty fun, and I’m sitting here wondering how I’ve become this obsessed with books and reading. I’m also pretty sure this confirms my book buying problem, but oh well! -shrugs-
1. I listen to audio books during my commute to school.
My university is a 45 minute drive without traffic and almost 2 hours with traffic. I make this commute 2 times a week, so I get a lot of audio book time in. I used to hate this commute, but I don’t mind it as much when I have a good audio book that I’m looking forward to listening to!
2. I read on my Kindle while on the elliptical.
I can’t stand cardio of any kind, especially cardio that involves sprinting or moving really fast (which I’m pretty sure is most cardio…). So instead, I crank the incline up on the elliptical and stay on there for an hour. I used to listen to music while I do this, but I kept outplaying songs after a few months. Reading on my Kindle turned out to be a great alternative because there are so many stories out there.
3. I have mastered Book Outlet…sort of.
For those of you who don’t know, Book Outlet is an online bookstore that sells books at overstocked prices. I check Book Outlet at around 10 PDT because that is when they usually restock and then add books I’m interested in to my cart. I do this most nights until I find that one book that makes me move on to purchasing whatever’s in my cart. This is usually a UK edition, a signed copy, or a book that costs a lot at full price. Before I check out, I remove books I don’t think I will actually get to and buy the rest. I don’t look through Book Outlet for awhile after, but I inevitably start the process all over again. I can’t be the only one who does this, right? >.>
4. I get the most reading done at work.
I am a part time barista at a local cafe and my shift is from 6:30 AM to 1:30 PM. There is the initial rush in the morning until about 9 and then another rush at about 11 to noon. Between these rushes we clean and restock and then my coworker hops on Twitter while I read.
5. I have a release day Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble routine.
On the release day of a book I’ve been anticipating, I gather up books I’ve been wanting to unhaul and sell them at Half Price Books. While waiting for the employees to get to my books, I check the clearance section because I can usually find books that have been on my radar and never thought I would find in person in perfect condition for $1-$3 (Side note: This is another reason why I always end up with so many books at the end of the month. I love looking through clearance sections and used book stores!) When the HPB employee calls me over, I then check to see if they have the new release I’ve been wanting. If they don’t have the book, I drive a mile over to the Barnes & Noble and buy the book discounted or fully with the money I get from Half Price Books.
So yep, there you have it. You now all know the lengths I go for books >.>. Don’t judge me!! You gotta read whenever and where ever you can. And retail therapy, ya know?
What are some of your bookish habits? I’d love to know in the comments!