Booking Through Thursday — Buy or Borrow?

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

I’m assuming I have a TARDIS-like home here where I can have infinite rooms and corridors full of books…LOL.

That said, I still prefer to borrow for the most part.  A lot of times, I’ll see a review or hear about a book and think, “That sounds interesting, I’d like to read that” and then I get it home and find it’s not quite my cup of tea.   In that case, I’m not as disappointed if I didn’t buy it but only lost the time I invested in reading it.   And I can then put the book back into circulation for someone else to read  and potentially enjoy.

I do have some authors and series that I want to have on my shelf.  Some favorites I enjoy owning and displaying after I’m done reading them.

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5 responses to “Booking Through Thursday — Buy or Borrow?

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

    Here is my BTT: Own or Borrow post!

  2. I’m much the same as you, there are some books I have to have and others that I’m fine just borrowing. As you say, not every book is worth investing more than a little time in.

    A Tardis-like home sounds just great, or maybe a home like the tents in the Harry Potter series. I’d think I’d like the Tardis more, time- and space travel sounds just great.

  3. I am a keeper until they get out of control… then I give some away but I don’t like to borrow books at all.

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