I wanted to demonstrate that even book bloggers who receive a nice number of free review books still buy books. I gave about half of these bought books away as gifts, and many of these gift books were books that I originally discovered through reading the review copies that were sent to me.
Number of books I bought new in 2009: 83
Number of books I bought used in 2009: 81
And, for reference, I read about 180 books this year.
Out of curiosity, have any of my readers ended up buying a book I reviewed? If so, which one(s)?
Other book bloggers, have you bought many books this year? How many of these books did you first discover through reviews you've seen on other book blogs? Did you give books as gifts? Which ones?