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UK MNer with at least one child? Complete a survey about book buying - you could win a £50 voucher NOW CLOSED

(33 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Oct-15 21:21:11

Here at MNHQ, we'd love to know all about your book buying habits.
This survey is open to all UK Mumsnetters who have at least one child. Everyone who completes the survey will be put into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £50 voucher (for their store of choice).



Here's the link;

Justanotherday1 Fri 09-Oct-15 07:13:41

Tried to respond but the survey doesn't let you make selection on an iPad confused

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Oct-15 08:30:00

Might have been an ipad glitch - can you try again? thanks

Justanotherday1 Fri 09-Oct-15 08:59:48

Done and it worked this time smile

ToTheGups Fri 09-Oct-15 09:06:04


Pulledapart33 Fri 09-Oct-15 09:35:46


bigsnugglebunny Fri 09-Oct-15 14:46:36

Done - audiobooks are great if I'm sat doing some crocheting of an evening.

Orangeisthenewbanana Sat 10-Oct-15 07:54:45

Done - although now pennies are a bit tighter, I use the library as first port of call for all our books!

MillyMoo1113 Sat 10-Oct-15 12:48:52

Done, doesn't let me reflect how many books I borrow from the library Tho

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 10-Oct-15 14:22:47

Done. It doesn't differentiate between new and secondhand books, but maybe that's irrelevant for what they're after.

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 10-Oct-15 14:32:30

Done, like Millie I wasn't able to represent the library books though.

Fantasyland Sat 10-Oct-15 18:30:06

Done smile

RedButtonhole Sun 11-Oct-15 05:06:12

Done! As others have said though, there's no indication of what I borrow from the library or swap with friends. I so buy a tonne of books in charity shops, which isn't reflected here.

LovelyFriend Mon 12-Oct-15 20:53:38

Exactly what red said above

Teladi Wed 14-Oct-15 12:57:26

I am also a keen library user (as is my DD)

DuchessofMalfi Fri 16-Oct-15 20:00:27

Done. I also borrow loads from the library, buy second hand from charity shops and like to read books on different formats - sometimes audio books, sometimes ebooks and sometimes paper books.

SouthWesterlyWinds Sat 17-Oct-15 11:57:17

Done! Love books!

fuzzpig Sat 17-Oct-15 13:11:43

I agree it would've been useful to have a question somewhere with the option to say "I prefer to borrow books rather than buy" smile... I work in a library grin

BlackeyedSusan Sat 17-Oct-15 13:31:39

this is a crap survey in that there was no-where to explain my book buying habits. we buy books for birthdays and christmas in big batches from the book people or in batches from the library when they are selling off stock or from aldi when they are reduced to get rid of them quickly. . we can not afford to buy full price books

Hygge Sat 17-Oct-15 15:09:57


I would have liked an option to say I enjoy books both in print and on my kindle, as it seemed to be an either/or answer and mine most truthfully would be both.

And yes, we are keen library users as well. And there's a book exchange at work. And the charity shop.

AlpacaLypse Sat 17-Oct-15 16:13:23

Why wasn't I able to say that I don't buy e books, I borrow them from the Library? In fact, 75% of what I read is from the Library. And I don't really mind whether I read on my Kobo or from a printed book. And most of the books I do buy are from charity shops, except Christmas and birthdays. And DP and the twins and I all buy books, some of which we share around, others just for ourselves.

Badly thought out survey.

mizu Sat 17-Oct-15 18:12:55

Done, but agree about the library. We get lots of books from the library, reserve them frequently.

Hope I win grin

BackforGood Sat 17-Oct-15 19:30:47

Done, but doesnt account for borrowing from the library or 2nd hand book shops/ stalls.
Also, q5 lumps all dc together whereas my youngest loves audio books but the older 2 prefer to read traditional books.

BlueEyeshadow Sat 17-Oct-15 21:18:16

Agree about library/second hand books. Also the fact that a lot of books come as Christmas/birthday presents. And lots more sometimes/it depends type options rather than just yes/no.

RiverTam Sat 17-Oct-15 22:11:05

Done, though I thought it most odd that there's no question with regard to where you buy your books from (Amazon/bookshop/charity or secondhand) or if you use a library as well as it instead of buying books.

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