DAY 6: BOOK SHOPPING PROCESS
First, I keep an eye out for titles and/or authors that I've heard about or are familiar with. With the extended book blogging/social networking, I have a lot of books stored in my memory and I use that in my initial scan of the shelves. Then, I start looking at intriguing covers or interesting titles. Once I find one that captures my attention, I look at the back cover and see if it seems worth buying. This part is often repeated many times and I starting debating with myself about which books I'm going to buy.
I do very similar things in the library that I do in a bookstore though with much less time spent agonizing over my choices. I have a very bad habit of overloading on books when I go to the library and usually don't get to read all of them, but I just can't turn away from an interesting book.
When buying e-books, I use price more than anything else to figure out which books I am buying. I have bad impulse control when it comes to books that are less than three dollars. Even if I'm not so sure about the book, I am more willing to give it a try if it is really cheap. Plus all it does is take up space on my e-reader rather than taking up my space on my bookshelves.