books are a good investment!
January 13, 2007 8:05am CST
i love reading and ever since i've been little, i was already a bookworm. i used to buy books instead of toys because i enjoyed reading than playing. lol. i even used to collect comics like superman, batman and archie. these things are at a high value now especially old editions. anyways, in english class which was my favorite subject, everytime there was a book report i would always finish first. we were made to read on charlotte's web and the velveteen rabbit. later on, we were made to pick our own books. I've read harry potter, narnia, a walk to remember (by nicholas sparks one of my favorite authors), chinese cinderella, 5 people you meet in heaven, purpose driven life, and the alchemist and veronika decides to die( i love paulo coelho's novels!) and i just can't get enogh of 'em. i think that books are investments because you learn alot from it and you get alot of knowledge from reading. besides, books or comics are priceless pieces-those especially written by well known authors!
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20 Jan 07
Yes, i agree that knowledge you gain from books is considered an investment. But buying a lot of books is actually a liability don't you think. Liabilities get money out of your pocket. Assets, put money into your pocket. Don't get it twisted. I think we should be aware where we put our money. Because sometimes liabilities are actually disguised as Investments. ;)
13 Jan 07
i think the same. books are good investment. they are friends for ever. when you study a lot you are having many friends. which lives with you every tiome. you may be coffying with robert langdon at the paris or thinking with the think tank of usa kingsley international........
22 Jan 07
I agree, I also like to collect books not just barrow them or read and get rid of them .. I have huge collection of books including vintage comics from my youth :) As in term of investment I consider myself the owner of a treasure :) maybe the monetary value of my collection is not as high as I think of it but the emotional value is much more and I would not sell my books for any price .
22 Jan 07
There has never been a greater investment in knowledge than books. I have found this to be true in my life. From a very tender age, I'd not have a meal but to save my pocket money so that I could buy a favourite book. From reading storybooks by my favourite author, Enid Blyton, to today, reading novels, I have benefitted tremendous knowledge. I still have the habit of buying books that I want to keep as references in the future. It is quite costly but definetely worthwhile.