Q: Books, where do you get yours from?
Do you buy your own or work strictly off of review requests?
Do you ask for ARCs from publishers or just request
from Netgalley and such?
I think 80% of the books I read come from digital ARCs through Netgalley, Edelweiss, and from authors. I have become a big ebook junkie because I love being able to use the highlight feature and I love how easy it is to take notes. I do receive physical ARCs or review copies from my favorite publishers (Tor, Orbit & DAW), but I don't get quite as excited about them as I used to.
When I purchase physical books they come from my local bookstore, Reading Rock, that's just a few minutes away, a large used book store in Nashville called McKay, or Books-A-Million. I always make sure and purchase physical copies of any ARCs that I've read and given a 4 1/2 or 5 star rating to. This is to support my favorite authors, but it's also because being able to see them lined up on my book shelf makes me happy ;-)
I don't borrow books from my local library because the selection is poor and I'm not a fan of waiting lists and I very rarely win books or borrow them from friends. There just aren't that many people I know in RL that read the same genres that I do.
Oh, and I almost forgot about audio books! 4 or 5 of the books I purchase every month come from Audible or Audiobooks.com. Some are from my monthly credits and others are deals that I find.
So what about you? Where do your books come from?