This is today's discussion,
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?
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?
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?
'I'm betting that you have at least ONE permanent resident ...'
ONE, oh what a laugh! There are two bookcases crammed with bought books. They are not all mine , some belong to my husband. I do love books and I love to own them. It gives me a feeling of satisfaction when I realise how many I have actually read. There are some still waiting to get the first page turned, but I'll get there eventually.
However, I do enjoy a good look round the library and frequently borrow from them, but my branch is not very big and consequently the stock is limited . Even if I order from them some books are not available so buying is the only option.
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