Friday, January 27, 2012


Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?

I'm one of those people who just has to have my own copy of a book. Even if I borrow a book from the library or a friend, nine times out of ten I end up with my own copy eventually... My family says I have a problem... I personally think it's awesome... ;-)
I'm also the type of person who hates putting creases in the binding of a book or dog-earing a page. I've always been obsessed with my books. I even used to "check them out" to my younger sister when I was in 5th grade (and used to make her pay fines if they were turned in late). 
So, basically, I'm a book buying kind of gal. Yes, I spend a decent amount on them, but It allows me to destressify my life, offer up some great reccomendations to my eighth grade students, and I can re-read them anytime I like. :-)

What about you? Would you rather borrow or buy a book? 


  1. I love buying my books. It's always something I don't think twice about, simply because I love owning my own :)

    1. I completely agree!! I've even bought double copies before because my students want to read certain books of mine... They don't tend to take very good care of them so I buy "classroom" copies. I ended up buying The Hunger Games Trilogy twice. lol

  2. Sounds like a profitable little scam to run on a little sister.

    My parents made us share everything and shut up. Damn socialists.

    Shooting for the Moon

  3. Haha! It really was pretty nice.. that sucks that y'all had to share everything! We had to share a lot too, but I wasn't very good at sharing my books.. haha