Let’s talk budget. In my personal views, books are crazy expensive and it takes me forever to save my money and buy my books. And there is even a special process for that which you can read on my How I Buy Books post here. I love physical copies of books. LOVE THEM. They are so much better than kindle copies, you can stroke their covers, smell them and just hold them. It’s great! The thing with physical copies of books, whether they are paperback or hardback – is they are expensive! And I know you all love the hardcover more, which is even more expensive than paperback. Then we have our final little lonely version of a book that the 21st century has shaped.
There is a final thing I’d like to talk about. I don’t know if you guys have ever noticed this, but there are some books that are on kindle, 1.99. Maybe 2.99, in general they are less than five dollars and a decent price for an eBook. But for me, depending on what the book is, I might just want it in physical format. Does anyone know the feeling I’m talking about? But then, I click the paperback copy format on Amazon and am amazed to see they want thirteen dollars for a book that is three dollars on kindle. Now, I probably sound like the cheapest person on Earth right now, but THINK ABOUT IT! On Amazon, a hardcover cost about thirteen dollars, that I can do. But a paperback?! Does Amazon think I’m stupid? Personally, depending on how much I really want that physical copy, depending on who wrote the book and how many good things I’ve heard about the series etc. I will consider paying more for the physical copy. But in the long run, I find that Amazon seriously needs to get their prices in order.
Though I have to admit, as much as physical copies cost, I will always love them more. ♡
PS: Happy Black Friday Bibliophiles