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Library or owning?

Post by SparklingOne » 23 Jul 2014, 19:00

I always liked owning my books. It always seemed a hassle to only have a certain amount of time to enjoy a story. How about you?
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Post by ghostpixie » 23 Jul 2014, 19:15

I must own. I have a hooooorrid habit of not returning books to libraries and then I accrue massive fees :( It's horrible. But owning books is much nicer, anyway, I think.

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Post by pandatoco » 23 Jul 2014, 19:54

I like to own my books before reading..It's kinda weird. I think it's because I like to look back on what I've read. And also be able to easily refer someone. And most of the books I own are really pretty to look at.

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Post by mandap24 » 23 Jul 2014, 20:53

I also prefer to own my books or at least borrow from a close friend

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Post by BearMountainBooks » 23 Jul 2014, 21:00

I prefer owning, of course, but I will definitely try a new author at the library if the library has the book. I like to browse in the library more than a bookstore. I pay for the library anyway, so I may as well use it!
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Post by cbmatte07 » 24 Jul 2014, 09:25

Both. I love the library just for the feeling of being surrounded by millions of books, the peace and quiet (I am a wife and Mom of 2). I could spend hours and days reading & sifting through books at the library. I also like to own books. Just because I enjoy having my favorites in my possession, or a pile of books available when needed to enjoy in a cozy corner of my home. Especially on rainy days. I like to collect from my fave authors as well.

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Post by bekahh91 » 24 Jul 2014, 09:48

Own! If I want to read it or have and live it I have to have it in one of my bookshelves.

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Post by redmeg blog » 24 Jul 2014, 12:00

I love the idea of people sharing book and it not costing as much to read a book than it would to buy it from a store but I can never shake the idea of someones unclean hands or snot on the pages, maybe someone sneezed on it? Also the smell is not always great either. However me and my friends always share books with each other, especially if its amazingly good!

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Post by luigiymario2 » 24 Jul 2014, 12:50

I own some bolos, but I sometimes use the library of my school
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Post by Apogea » 24 Jul 2014, 12:51

Owning for sure, I don't use libraries too often, borrowing and returning is just too much of a hassle to me! haha

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Post by thenameisZelda » 24 Jul 2014, 16:05

I opt for both. I do own several books, but I also have a library card. It all comes down to the pass, borrow, buy system for me. There are some books that I feel just aren't worth reading. I skip those. There are books that are worth reading at least once, I use the library for these. If I can't get a book out of my head and I feel like I need to re-read it a million times, I buy it. Don't get me wrong, I love books. Someday I will have my own private library. But I don't want it to be filled with books I'll only read once.

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Post by jdheevee » 24 Jul 2014, 16:21

I prefer to own my books. It makes each one special, for some reason.

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Post by gali » 24 Jul 2014, 23:27

I prefer to own my books, but I only buy books that I feel worth owning or a second reading. I also borrow library books for books I know I won't read again.
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Post by ac9726 » 24 Jul 2014, 23:51

I like owning my books. I like to smell the books when they are new and rub the covers (weird I know) I enjoy looking at them and reading them muliple times.

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Post by pagenumber394 » 25 Jul 2014, 00:21

I own all my books. For sure.

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