Ok, so I read this over at Sailboat and thought I’d answer them too.
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To be honest I don’t buy a lot of books, mainly because if I did I probably wouldn’t be able to move. I buy my favs, the ones I know I’m going to read again, but that’s it. The rest I borrow from the library and then return and get some new ones out. And you can get hold of pretty much anything from the library, so the only downfall is the deadline to get it read and back by, but that’s probably a good thing as then I get reading. The only other time I buy books is for other people as presents, I think everyone should read, but then that’s probably because I love books…
I haven’t ever done this, there are so many books new and old that I wanna read that there doesn’t seem any hurry to read them as soon as they come out.
Like I said pretty much none, except gifts, but I read about 1 a month.
Yes, yes and yes, I love the library, I have loved it from when we were little and my parents used to take us every three weeks to get new books, we would get out stacks of them at a time, way too many for us to actually read, but new books were such fun. I used to get out books on crafts, reading books and every thing else you can imagine. I used to love looking around and choosing which ones I was going to borrow (the only limit being how many I could carry and the 14 book limit set by the library!! I think we must have thought that that meant you had to get out 14 hmmm…)
But I still love it now, I don’t browse the shelves so often, but reserve books online and then pick them up. It must have saved me vast amounts of money too and meant there was no limits to how many books I could read.
Great, to be honest I like an old and tatty well loved, well used book. A new book can be nice too, but there is nothing like a book that has been read loads of times by lots of different people. And they are pretty good usually, not very often do I find a book that’s falling apart, only one of the Harry Potter ones once at the height of the Harry P madness!! But that was understandable.
Nothing wrong with that, get a book and give money to charity at the same time, can’t go wrong and I am often donating old books to charity shops, along with other things that are too nice to throw away.
Read books go unless they are a fav and will be re-read, so therefore the only things that stay are the unread and to be re-read. So only a few books stay for life, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Harry Potter, The God of Small Things and there’s a couple of others I might get to re-read, like The Notebook.
If I own them that’s surely the point, otherwise they would have already made it to the charity shop.
They start a new journey, off to the charity shop to be loved by someone else :)
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That’s all the time, it could be tempting to buy everything I want to read on Amazon and pile them up, but like I said before I might not be able to move. I have enough other things that I have to fit in, all that fabric for example, so I make myself go to the library and reserve things there.
I do love books and I think it’s important to have books around you, we always did when we were children and that’s part of where the love of books came from. I probably don’t own too many, only because I have to curb it, maybe one day when I have room for a library….