Where Do I Get My Books From, You Ask…?


So, it occurred to me the other day (perusing through all of the e-Books on my tablet) and really realized that I have quiet a few books. Not including the ton I have on my bookshelf.

This fact made me really happy because for once the amount of fictional reading material I owned out numbered the non-fiction, informational and academic based material I have.

Likewise, I thought it’d be fun to share a list of places that I get my books from, besides signing up to participate in book blog tours, being gifted books by authors themselves and being asked to review material.

My Top Three Places To Buy Physical Copies Of Books:

1) Amazon

2) B&N




3) Thriftbooks


There is also of course the public library, but I live in a tiny suburban township. Which does have it’s own public library, but it’s slim pickings. I also know that B&N can be pretty pricey, but I remember when I asked for a B&N gift card for my birthday last year, I was able to get 7 books with the 50$ given to me.

How? You might be wondering. (I don’t. I’m not presuming to know what you’re thinking or that you’re thinking at all reading this.) Well, I waited a good month (haha, not even kidding) until B&N was having a big sale and went in to grab a few of the books I was waiting to buy and voilà.

The point is, book shopping at B&N is possible, if you’re patient enough. But for those who aren’t (which I am sometimes—or not? In this context) there are other options like Amazon or Thriftbooks.

What I love about Thriftbooks is that they offer older titles as well as several new ones, if you know when to look. Now, for those who do not know, Thriftbooks is a site that allows you to buy used books based on your preference of the book’s physical condition.

Of the books I have purchased (so far) besides a little wear on the covers and barley any signs that someone else has read the book before me, I love the copies I’ve bought from the site. If you’re an avid reader and don’t mind a little wear on your books (kind of what you’d expect from a library book) then Thriftbooks is the place for you.

Moving on to eBooks:

Top Places to Get/Buy eBooks:

*Tip: If you request a book to read and know that you won’t have enough time to get through it, then send the ebook to your kindle. (As you are given a certain number of days to read each book in.) This is a preferable option, in my opinion, because I can’t read the “epub” aka acsm document on my tablet and when there isn’t a send to kindle option, I am forced to read the book on my laptop. Which got old really fast.

The great thing about Netgally is that the eBooks are free and if you like to talk about what you’ve read then you should never have an issue with getting more free books from Netgally. Not that those who do not review books are always rejected, but odds can be stacked against you. In fact, that is kind of where I am now; I was doing so many blog tours that I fell way, way, way behind on reading the books on my shelf.  :-/ But I am working my way back to it.

Now, on to Audiobooks; besides the occasional giveaway at Goodreads , Bookriot, or Audiobookreviewer, I get all of my audiobooks from one place: Audible. It has the largest collection of audiobooks to choose from even if Audible has not directly published said audiobook, they will have it in their library.

OH! Segway ^__^ Another place to pick up audiobooks is from the library, if they’re available to you, guys. Just an fyi.

Lastly, Here Is A Quick List Of Two Places To Get Free Physical Copies of Books & Audiobooks In Exchange For Reviews


Each site allows you to request types of review copies of material to have in exchange for an honest review. Nevertheless, please, please always be respectful of each site’s guidelines and reviewing/requesting rules.

Well, that’s it for me folks. I hope you enjoyed this post and found some great new ways to enjoy reading.  🙂

Until the next post,