Do you like to buy a book or just borrow it?
June 12, 2007 3:38am CST
Although it has an advantage to borrow a book. That is you will finish reading it as soon as possible so that you can return it. However, I still like buying a book. As it'll be clean and I can read whenever I like. I like to own something that belongs to me:)
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12 Jun 07
Hi, youless. I like reading books. However, I do not buy too much only if it's in need or I'm really interested in it. On most occasion, I just borrow them to read. By the way, more and more books are more expensive than before. :) Have a nice day!
12 Jun 07
hi youless! i love reading and i love to buy new books.. Because i love collecting books by some authors.. and hopefully have a library in my home one day. I don't mind buying secondhand books if it's too difficult to obtain.. like the old canvas-bound books by Leo Tolstoy.
12 Jun 07
Hello,youless,i do not like to read books honestly,i will not buy a book becasue i know i will not finish it,i will just waste my money,so it is better for me to borrow the book,in case i feel bored with the book,i can just return it without spending any money,but i have to remember to return the book or i will have late returning fees charged by the library.
15 Jun 07
I borrow books all the time from my friends, and I buy second-hand books from time to time and sell them right after I finished reading them... but I still think there are some books worth buying, and keeping. I don't know why, and I'm pretty sure I'll never read them again, but it's just nice to have them there in MY bookshelves. Besides, I enter a bookstore and can get lost in there for hours (my boyfriend teases me, he says I love books more than I love him, I should be banned 100 meters from a bookstore, ha ha ha)
14 Jun 07
i love shopping... :D so i like very much to go in a hypermarket and see all the books that they have and then to choose one and buy it but if i want to read a certain book and i know that one of my friends have it i will borrow it from him. i always say that i will give it back after i read it whenever will be, because i don;t like to be stressed by a date! and they are ok with that!
30 Mar 08
Whenever i borrow a book somehow it always ends up at the bottom of my reading list. I always feel so guilty becasue i usually borrow a book for so long that when i return it the person ofter forgets they lent it to me. I would much rather buy a book and take aslong as i need with it should i get busy or seomthing.
30 Mar 08
well youless i also have the hobie as you do however sometims i also just borrow books from the libary and read. you know the books devided into two parts: some kind of books you just want to read it once and never read again. so for this kind of book i just borrow and read. and another kind of books are defferent: they are worth reading for twice or even more times, for this kind of book i may buy and store them on my book shiefs. so it depends, especially for those tool-books as you need to check up frequently it is necessary for you to buy and own them of course.
• Hong Kong
30 Mar 08
I love buying books! I never borrow any books except a friend has something I want to read but I don't intend to buy. I just love the feeling of owning books and knowing that they are already there when I have time to read!
• United States
1 Nov 07
I prefer to buy my books ..I have hardly ever gotten a book out of the library or borrowed one. Since I like to underline, highlight and write in the margins, It is much better that I purchase my own books.
31 Oct 07
It really depends on the book I want to read. If its something that I want to have like Harry Potter then I'll buy it but if I just want to read during my spare time then I'll just borrow one. Our school library often had the book that I want to read and being one of the employees' daughter, I have the privilege to return it whenever I like as long as I named the book to my mom.