Thursday, June 9, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Own or Borrow?

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Question June 9, 2011: All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?

My answer: OWN!!!! If I had all the money in the world (and the space too!!) I would absolutely want to own every book I read. For a number of reasons, they include:
1. I love looking at my bookshelf. I have my books organized by colour because it looks pretty and makes me feel good inside. 
2. I could then lend my books to other people-I do already, but I could lend them even more books!!
3. I would be supporting the author (and their teams) by purchasing their work
4. Ummmm that would just be super awesome.

What about you?


  1. Great answer.

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

    Here is my BTT: Own or Borrow post!

  3. Ooooh I wish I could have my books in colour order (or any order really) unfortunately I have too many and they are just stacked any which way.

  4. Wow, color order?! That must be gorgeous on the shelves! I have to admit that I have to keep mine alpha by author, but I love the color thing!

  5. Yes I have just gone for a visit to Saras'home and I actually noticed she organized her books according to colour. It looks fantastic! I have too many book shelves in my house full of wonderful books but I don't think I have the room to color coordinate them...alas that would be wonderful. I will never feel bad about buying books, and I'm sure I will keep doing just that!


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