Thursday, June 9, 2011
Booking Through Thursday (6): Own or Borrow?
This week Booking Through Thursday asks: All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?
I love owning books, I really do but I want to own books that I will read and not just books to impress people or to take up space (I know space is not supposed to be an object in this case but indulge me for a second). I love being surrounded by books but if I know when I read a book that I'm not going to want to ever read it again, I probably don't want to commit to owning it. Also, I really, really love my library. To me, going to a library is an experience. I love the sights, sounds and smells. I really love being surrounded by other bookish people (they're pretty much my favorite kind of people, hence book blogging and opening the door to meet other bookish people through the interwebz). It's like a mini-treasure hunt everytime I go. I wouldn't want to give that up!
What about you? Own or borrow?
Oh, and for anyone hopping through, I did want to bring to your attention that I have two giveaways going on here at A Bookish Affair right now. Don't be shy about entering! Check it out!