Saturday, November 25, 2017

*Book Blogger Hop* 24 November 2017

We are on to a new week for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by the lovely folks over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This weeks questions is:
What's your immediate feeling when entering a bookstore, as compared to how you feel when entering a department store? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)
So I don't think I really have any particular reaction when I walk into a department store, so that would be like a neutral reaction I guess. It just is. It's not like a chore like grocery shopping, but it's not necessarily a treat either. Granted, my shopping experience for the past seven years has been that the department store I shop at (the PX on base) is also my (English) bookstore, not that it's got a particularly good selection of books available.

Now my feeling when I enter a bookstore, a real bookstore, it's almost euphoric. It's like Disneyland for book nerds. I mean, I can't help but be excited when I set foot inside a bookstore (and I bet most of you can't either). The possibilities seem endless and it's almost impossible not to buy something, regardless of how many books I have sitting on my TBR at the time.

So the answer to the question is that I'm way more excited about the bookstore than I am about a department store.

What about you? How do your feelings differ between the two? - Katie

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  1. LOVE your post!! "Disneyland for book nerds"!! My feelings exactly!! I couldn't have said it better myself! :)

    Yeah, department stores are not all that exciting. Sometimes I do feel a bit of anticipation when entering one, but that's only when I'm in search of something I need, like a purse or sweater. With bookstores, it's a whole different thing!! They are WAY more exciting than any department store!! YAY FOR BOOKSTORES!!!! :) :) :)

    Thanks for commenting on my BBH post!! If you're ever in the Miami area, be sure to check out the B&N on North Kendall Drive! That's the bookstore in my pics!! <3 :)

  2. Yes to "Disneyland for Book Nerds"!! I agree with that. I also feel peace whenever I walk into a bookstore. Department stores, not so much.