Book Blogger Hop is hosted at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This week's question:
Can you pass by a bookstore without stopping in?
Yes. If anything, book blogging has ruined the pleasure of going to the bookstore. As much as I read, there is no way I could afford to feed my habit at new book stores. Pre-blogging, I'd mostly read library books, with some used books and a very few new ones. A bookstore gift certificate was a real treat--a chance to pick out what I wanted without guilt. Now, with a huge backlog of NetGalleys (and plenty more available where they came from) plus whatever tour books caught my eye, plus whatever was pitched to me that I chose to catch, a bookstore just seems like more of the same. I guess there is some truth to the military statement that familiarity breeds contempt.