TGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.
Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?
Buy Buy Buy! I really prefer to own my own books. I like to reread my books and you can’t do that if they aren’t yours. Plus they look so pretty on my bookshelf. Last year I got an ereader so now I own a lot of ebooks. The great thing about this is I can take them anywhere and every book is at my finger tips. The bad thing is that you can’t look at your bookshelf and see all the amazing books you’ve read.
Last year I bought a house which has drastically cut into my book budget. So now I go to the library a ton. One of the reasons I prefer to own is because I always keep my books real nice and it drives me crazy when I get a library book that looks like crap. Some of the library books make me sad because of the condition that they are in. I know they get passed around so I expect normal wear and tear but I have gotten books with pages missing, writing on it, food and drink spills, etc. Despite this I have discovered an upside to getting my books from the library… If I don’t like it I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my money and if I really like it I can still go out and buy the book.