Thursday, 9 June 2011

BTT: Own or Borrow

This weeks Booking Through Thursday question is:

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

I do both. I borrow a book from the library to see if I like it, especially if its a new author that I'm trying, and if I have enjoyed the book I will then buy two copies - one for my kindle app and a physical book as well.  I mainly do this because I don't want to take my books out with me, plus I do a lot of reading at night so having the book on my kindle means I save money on my electricity bill. Not really a good thing as I spend the savings I make on more books. Doing this I have amassed over 300 books both on my kindle app and on my bookshelves.


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

    Here is my BTT: Own or Borrow post!

  2. good answer.

  3. Great answer! I'm the same way, in which I like to own books. All the better for re-reading them! :)

    Nice blog!

  4. I’m a big re-reader so I like to own my books but I have to start using the library more as I'm running out of room.

  5. stopping by to read your BTT answer. You are a man not just a picture. i have not come across many men that are not authors that is book blogging. Hello Paul.
    here is mine:

  6. I definitely agree with checking out new authors via the library. However, I am so guilty of buying books based on hype. I'm actually not allowed in bookstores unaccompanied anymore. :-) I'm also guilty of double-buying on Nook and physical copies so the physical copy stays nice-looking!

  7. @ Jessi

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I thought I was the only one who did that. Its so nice to see an untouched book sitting on my shelves, it makes me happy (strange I know)

    ~ Paul

  8. For me it definitely own. I LOVE re reading books so much that I like to have them in the convenience of my own bookshelves. But when I do go to the library I end up bringing back about 15 books but those books are usually books that I have never heard of before that sound really good, or checking out a new book that i think I might like, but don't think I would buy. And I just love the feeling of buying a new book or getting new books that I ordered in the mail!!!


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