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Pushing that Preorder Button

Today I’m talking about one of my favorite things in the whole world: shopping! I love to shop for dresses, purses, makeup, home decor, stationary, arts and crafts supplies, gifts for other people. I mean, you name it and I love to buy it. Especially, books. Lots and lots of books. On Amazon, on B&N […]

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March 30, 2014 - 10:24 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Oh wow, you loved GREAT that much? Are you a Gatsby fan or was the book just that good? I read Gatsby in high school and I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it so I didn’t even download the egalley of GREAT because I thought I wasn’t going to like it enough!
I can’t wait to read the Geography of You and Me. I’ve been hearing really good things about it! BUT I should read This is What Happy Looks like first too! 🙂
I’m not really a pre-orderer AT ALL. I don’t know why… Maybe because I like walking into the store and picking out my book and I NEED to take it home with me (I don’t like waiting for deliveries) but I just pre-ordered a bunch of books yesterday because I want those ASAP and going to the store takes a lot more time now than it used to because nothing is on the way home anymore haha.
YAY all good things! 🙂

March 30, 2014 - 7:30 am

Week in Review | The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh!The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh! - […] talks about experiencing book feels while reading in public Estelle @ Rather Be Reading looked at the fun of preordering books Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide’s latest bookish addiction is audiobooks (mine, […]

March 29, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Cassie - OH YES. #1: JoJo Noyes. One Plus One is AMAZING. Open Road Summer? YES – so excited for that one!!! Life by Committee looks awesome and We are the Golden has me SUPER intrigued.

SO LOVING THIS POST!! I even LOVEEEE Kindle preorders!! To have it just pop up??? SO FUN!!!

amaazinggg idea!

March 24, 2014 - 12:48 am

Retrospect #11-12 (Double Edition): March 23rd : Dudette Reads - […] Estelle @ Rather Be Reading talks about pre-ordering books. […]

March 22, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Alexa - I think it has been a long time since I preordered anything. I was buying finished copies like yourself but then I stopped doing that as well. Now I don’t have a ton of extra money since I quit my job to be in a medical program full time so I hardly preorder books.

March 21, 2014 - 6:58 pm

Kelly - I never preorder books! I think the only one I’ve ever preordered was Deathly Hallows, and that was only to a) guarantee myself a copy on release day and b) to avoid spoilers by reading it ASAP.

I really like the idea of preordering something that won’t be released for months, and forgetting about it, only to have it show up on my doorstep! Might be a new shopping tactic I need to employ 🙂

March 20, 2014 - 7:59 pm

Alexa S. - I only started pre-ordering things recently, and they’re usually things that I’ve (a) already read and loved or (b) are follow-ups in a series! I don’t do it often still, as it’s a fairly new thing for me — but I love it! Getting book mail is the best. (Also, your post kind of made me want to get Pointe!)

March 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Laura @ Scribbles & Wanderlust - Because I work in a bookstore, I tend to wait to borrow the hardbacks of books I’m interested in, read the first 50 pages, and then decide if I’d like to buy it and join the hype. I’m always so nervous about spending money, because sometimes the hype doesn’t live up. However, getting ARCs and THEN buying them — that always happens. THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME is one of them; read the ARC and immediately pre-ordered so I could have my own copy.

Beautiful thing about ARCs. You’re reading them for free, like a library, without the lending/return policy. A blessing for my wallet.

I’ve heard great things about POINTE too…let us know what you think!

March 19, 2014 - 3:15 pm

bookrockbetty - I think you’ll really like Open Road Summer!! I liked that it not only focused on the romance, but a lot on friendship too… plus the whole… hot musician falls for non famous girl is always a fun premise!!! <3 I love the Life By Committee cover.

March 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Molly @ wrapped up in books - I’ve been trying to cut back on my pre-orders this year. I always buy books at author events, and I go to anything local, so that’s already several full-price hardcovers a year. If I really love a debut I read as an ARC I’ll sometimes pre-order. I do order library books 2-4 months out so we get them on release day and to support authors, because I know those pre-order numbers are important.

March 19, 2014 - 11:07 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I tend to go through phases of buying books, or getting them from libraries. But I really don’t preorder many books, usually because I know I can get them very quickly from the library.

I think you’ve picked some great books to pre-order though. I definitely want to read Open Road Summer. And I’m very interested in Pointe because BALLET!

March 19, 2014 - 10:51 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I preorder books, but not a lot. If it’s a book I know I want to read the day it is released and I won’t be able to get to a bookstore for some time, then you bet I click that preorder button. But my most recent trip to the bookstore reminded me how much I miss wandering through the aisles, picking up a book and reading the back cover, then deciding if I want to buy it or not. It’s a feeling that just calms my soul and something I won’t get from clicking a preorder button. But I do understand the importance of those preorders and how they benefit the author & such.

Btw, good decision on preordering Open Road Summer. I was going to do the same, but decided to hold off because Emery Lord will be here in April and I plan to buy a copy for her signing.