I enjoy adding exciting new books to my collection, but unlike many booktubers and bookbloggers I buy way too little books to be doing book haul posts on a regular basis. Usually I buy a few books every two – three months. It’s not much, but given my fairly slow reading speed sufficient to expand my already enormous TBR pile even more.
There’s one exception. Whenever I travel to London, which is usually at least once every two years, I can’t possibly resist all those gorgeous bookshops. It sounds ridiculous to spend so much money on books in London, knowing that I could order them in my own bookshop at a discount. There’s something satisfying about browsing in English bookshops, though. Being able to choose my favourites from thousands of titles, being able to pick them up and flip through them. It feels so much more real and fulfilling than simply ordering one specific title at my own bookshop. That’s also the main reason why I prefer bookshops over online shopping.
And since books are more expensive in Belgium, the reduction I’m denying myself makes little difference anyway.