Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about books and reading. This week's question is: All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?
Hands down, I'd rather own. I'm a collector and I've read most of my books at least twice. There have been occasions when a random snippet of a conversation will remind me of a scene in a book and I'll dig it out just to reread that scene. I like borrowing books by authors I haven't read before to see if I like their work. If I do, I'll search out their books to buy.
As much as I enjoy the library, there's just no substitute for owning books.
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