I'm in the mood to answer a Booking Through Thursday question now even though it's Saturday! Yikes! But I have a perfectly good excuse...I had to study for my exam which was yesterday. Now I have only two more papers to go! Yay!!!
Anyway, this week's questions:
I’ve asked, in the past, about whether you more often buy your books, or get them from libraries. What I want to know today, is, WHY BUY?
I buy books so that I can own them? And if I buy, then I get to keep it for as long as I want. There's also no pressure to read them in a hurry. I can take my own sweet time reading it without worrying about library deadlines or renewals.
Besides that, I don't borrow much from the library because I don't often visit the library! Surprising, huh, seeing that I enjoy reading so much? Until now, I think there are two reasonable libraries near to where I live. One would be my uni's library and another one is a cosy little library. But I still prefer visiting bookstores. I just love new books!
Even if you are a die-hard fan of the public library system, I’m betting you have at least ONE permanent resident of your bookshelves in your house. I’m betting that no real book-lover can go through life without owning at least one book. So … why that one? What made you buy the books that you actually own, even though your usual preference is to borrow and return them?
Like what I mentioned above, I love new books. I rarely borrow nor lend them.
If you usually buy your books, tell me why. Why buy instead of borrow? Why shell out your hard-earned dollars for something you could get for free?
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