Friday, January 27, 2012

TGIF -- Great time for Reading!

Oh, we are really in the winter doldrums now. Wet, cold...yuck....thanks goodness for BOOKS!!!

Ginger's question this week is:

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 am a LIBRARIAN, so I get a lot of what I read from the library. Even if we don't have the book, we have an excellent inter-library loan system, so I can pretty much get anything. It's AWESOME. Please, if you don't already, check out your local library if you have one. You can save SO much money. There are few books that I feel compelled to own. As a matter of fact, most of the books I buy for myself, I end up donating to my library. All of the ARCs I receive get put in the library. I really want books to be read. If they are sitting on my shelves at home (or in a box, like many of my books are) then no one is reading them. I love to share books with people. That's what my job is all about! That's my passion!

What do I keep? I keep all of my autographed books. :) I have some of my children's favorite books. I have a very old falling apart Gone With the Wind first edition. I have some books that I've read, but I want my husband or daughter to read, so I haven't  given them away. I can't really remember any more, since they are all packed away in boxes!!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by. I'll be looking forward to your answers to this one!

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  1. I like how you're quite selective with the books you keep! For years, I'd just keep on buying books and storing them. If I really think about it, I probably only reread or go back to about 50% of the books I do own. So my mission this spring (when I'm on vacation) is to sort out my books and donate the rest to my library :)

    1. 50% is really good! I hardly re-read ANY books...another reason I don't keep them!

  2. Yay Librarians!!! Yes, I'm a librarian too - at a public library - so almost everything I get I get from my library, or through interlibrary loan (love that!). I'm all about the try it before you buy it -- so if I really love it, I treat myself to a book (even then, I try to buy it used).

  3. I really need to get in the habit of being decisive about the books that I keep. I'm not sure where you're situated, but in general, what's the process for giving a donation of books to libraries? It's such a neat idea!

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    Have a lovely weekend!



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