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Do you buy or borrow books


If I buy books they are used.
I borrow from the library.


Asked by horsesteelers at 10:39 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (15)
  • Yes. I work at an independent new/used bookstore, so if there's a used book that comes in that I want to read, there's not really much point in not buying it, what with my discount on top of the cheaper used price. Plus there are those books that I just have to own as soon as they come out. And if there's a new book I want to read but not badly enough to buy, the owner will let me borrow it.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:54 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Buy. My Husband, Son and I love re-reading them.

    Answer by -AJ at 12:15 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • both, i love smell of new books, but i make sure to borrow or buy used one too.

    Answer by ganna04 at 10:43 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I buy, borrow from friends or buy and download to my Nook. I do NOT borrow from the library because I tend to forget to return them.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:56 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Both

    We visit the library regularly.

    If I need a book on a certain subject I may buy it so I can highlight/underline, etc.

    I also buy books I know I would read and re-read.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I read a lot of stuff on my Kindle. When it's not available or I want something to listen to in the car, I use the library.

    The only books I buy tend to be puzzle ones that require writing in.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:57 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I buy books and borrow them. I usually buy them on sale or used, I borrow from a group of moms I know. We usually get together and exchange books it is a lot of fun.

    I don't usually go to the library because I forget to return the books.

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 11:01 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I'll borrow from family or friends if they have the book I want to read, or buy if they don't. And I'll buy used before I buy new.

    Answer by HaydensMama07 at 11:18 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I only buy books if they are for my kids or if they will fit nicely into my Stephen King collection.
    I do check out a lot of books from the library, though.

    Answer by SpaceToast at 11:27 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Both. I buy books and I borrow them from the library. The library always has books for sale, some discards but also books in new or nearly new condition that have been donated but which the library does not need , 25c for paperbacks and 50c for hardcovers .

    Answer by janet116 at 11:33 PM on Jan. 13, 2011