Participating in Booking through Thursday today:
All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?
This is one question that's impossible for me to answer just one way--even with "all things being equal."
There are some books I just have to own. Pride and Prejudice. Great Expectations. Jane Eyre. Little Women. The Chronicles of Narnia.
And, of course, many lesser known books that I simply love and want to read again and again.
Some of them I only have in paperback form now, and am slowly obtaining hardcover versions.
Other books I see no need to own. Reading them once is an enjoyable experience, but one I'm not likely to ever need to repeat. Those can stay in their library home, and I'm fine with that.
Yet other books will be given or loaned to my mother, who is an avid reader--ones that I think she'll particularly enjoy.
So, to own or to borrow? It just depends on the book. (By the way, I don't worry too much about space. I will FIND a place to put books.)
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