Booking through Thursday : Own or borrow
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme in which we answer a question about books or reading.
All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?
On a more serious note: That depends on my relationship with the book and the author. There are authors I want to own everything by. Then there are single books that I fall so much in love with when I read them that I have to have my own copy and books that I develop such a serious crush on in a bookstore that I just have to buy it, but mostly I’m fine with borrowing books.
I notice that I buy more books after getting a Kindle. Too quick and easy, and they don’t take up a lot of room. The result, of course, is that there are several books on my Kindle that I’d been fine with borrowing instead of buying. There are also some I would have bought anyway.
So, I guess the answer is still Both!