Thursday, June 9, 2011

Booking through Thursday - New or Borrowed Books

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This week's question...

All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?

My answer...

This is an easy one for me. If I didn't have to worry about money or space, I definitely would rather own copies of the books I read. I love the "new book" smell and I always love being able to look back at some "oldies". It's especially helpful when I'm reading a later book in a series. Sometimes I need a refresher and it's helpful to have the previous books right there. However, things aren't equal and I can no longer afford to keep my books once they are read (especially because of lack of space).

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  1. I wish that I had the space to keep everything. I would love to have a library in my house!

    Here is my BTT.

  2. I am literally surrounded by my books...even though I do now have a Kindle. Even after giving away some books, I kept a few old favorites from the past, as well as newer ones; I like the feeling of books all around me, which I describe in MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

  3. I agree with you. There is nothing like a new book.

  4. I like having my own books, I do donate some to my local library, when things begin to get out of hand, but mostly I love having my own books.

  5. I mostly borrow books, but I buy those I really like.

    My BTT post.

    P.S.: Today's lolcats picture made me laugh my socks of:) Poor kitten, what an expression! Luckily, my cat didn't look like this as I had to bathe her earlier in the week:)

  6. I would rather own too. But yes space, in the end I would like it either way.

  7. I'm with you on this though I think I need more space to truly live the dream. ;O)

  8. I agree, it's nice to own the books that you love.

  9. I am all for selective hoarding. I already own more than 2500 books!

    Here is my BTT: Own or Borrow post!

  10. I’m a big re-reader so I like to own my books. But I'm running out of space even with my kindle so I am going to have to start getting rid of some soon.

  11. I guess we all have the same answer right - we love books and we want to own them :)

    Here's my Own or Borrow? (Booking Through Thursday) post!


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